Meet Laura

I love stories and the people who live them.  I believe it is a special privilege to receive a person’s sacred story, and I intentionally create safe, quiet space to listen deeply to the lives of the people I encounter.  Laura Knowles CavanaughIn spiritual direction, I have the unique opportunity to accompany fellow pilgrims on their spiritual journeys.

I feel especially called to provide spiritual direction online using video, phone, or email correspondence to connect with people who do not have spiritual direction available in their areas or that fits their schedules or mobility needs.  I also find in-person direction sessions to be extremely valuable when possible to arrange.  In either the virtual or physical setting, I am honored to hear and hold these sacred stories of ordinary and radical life experience.

I’ve been a writer all my life.  After completing a B.A. in English with an emphasis in creative writing, I moved across the country to study theology and art at Fuller Theological Seminary, graduating in 2008.  In 2011 I began blogging at, and in 2013 I completed training in spiritual direction with the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction and began the Daily Lectio Divina podcast.  In 2017, I became the director for an online spiritual formation community called Common House in partnership with Sacred Ordinary Days, where I am privileged to practice the art of hearing and holding sacred story for community members and to contribute to guidance and training for other spiritual directors on the host team.

I am also a member of Spiritual Directors International.

My husband and I currently live in Prairie Village, KS.  I can usually be found at my DIY walking desk or walking our funny rescue puppies, Starbuck and Eleven.

Learn more about starting spiritual direction with me.

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2 thoughts on “Meet Laura

  • April 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Laura, I was reading some of the Holistic Body Theology and wondered if you’ve read this: Green, L. (2010). Lets do theology: Resources for contextual theology. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic.

    • April 24, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      No, I haven’t, Elizabeth. I looked it up, and it looks right up my alley! I’ll pick up a copy for sure. Thanks for the recommendation!


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