I was born and raised in Finland. I studied Education in Wales and lived and worked in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for nearly a decade after that. I have spent most of my life in cross-cultural missions, and more specifically, in pastoral ministry to children, youth and families. I pioneered a missional youth ministry with YWAM Amsterdam, and served on a pastoral staff of an international church, Amsterdam Vineyard. In my role as a Children's and Family Pastor, I had the privilege to accompany people of all ages and cultures in their life and faith transitions (marriage, parenthood, baptism, cross-cultural move, becoming a follower of Jesus, entering vocational life and ministry, etc.).
Over the years, I have had the joy not only to further my education with theological and biblical leadership studies, but most importantly to work with people from diverse backgrounds and circumstances. Among others, children have been the greatest teachers of grace, love, and vulnerability to me.
‘The gift’ of Spiritual Direction came to me just like that: as a gift when I was invited to follow the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for a year, accompanied by a Spiritual Director. After participating in a Silent Retreat, which was also led by a Spiritual Director, I knew I had landed into a new, but familiar home of spiritual riches and depth. This led me to dream of ways to accompany and invite others into this contemplative path, which had become so transformative and enriching to my personal relationship with God the Father. After a few years, I had a chance to attend a School of Spiritual Direction by Sustainable Faith, and completed their two-year training program in the summer of 2017. In 2018 I took a course that focused on equipping Spiritual Directors to more effectively host space of holy listening for children and adolescents.
After having tasted the sweetness of receiving, and the joy of offering Spiritual Direction, I recently moved from Amsterdam to Denver, Colorado. I am thrilled to see how God continues to call me to serve others by offering spaces of spiritual accompaniment and holy listening.
I am a member of the Evangelical Spiritual Director's Association. This means that I fulfill their training standards for Spiritual Directors, agree with their doctrinal statement and follow their code of ethics in my work as a Spiritual Director.
Together with my husband, I am part of a local church community here in Denver.
I enjoy walking in nature, drinking tea, reading, trying new Korean cooking recipes, biking, felting, sewing or whatever other craft my hands have landed on at the time.
Many blessings as you do the sacred work of attending to your soul.
Warmly, Kaisa Stenberg-Lee