Jim Leonard 

West Chicago, Illinois

Jim worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators as a translator and administrator for 33 years before focusing his time on spiritual direction. After seeing a spiritual director regularly, he began experiencing a deepening sense of God’s loving presence in times of sitting alone with God in silence. In time began getting feedback from those around him that this experience of Love was beginning to impact his relationships, especially those nearest to him. Jim is especially interested in listening to the stories of those who are beginning to get in touch with their desire to know God’s Love. He believes that the Spirit is working in all of us to experience this “knowing beyond knowledge” and that spiritual direction can facilitate this awakening. Jim received his two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, and is available for direction in-person or online.