Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction at Milwaukie Lutheran


Debbie Kohler

Each season of life brings with it new challenges and abundant opportunities for personal growth, relationship enhancement, and deepening faith.  Since 1997, Debbie Kohler has offered interfaith pastoral counseling and spiritual direction to Portland area individuals and couples seeking emotional, psychological and spiritual healing and growth.  When you cannot hold onto hope for yourself, she holds that hope for you, trusting that God is present and working for transformation and healing in your life.  You can learn more about Debbie’s ministry at: debbiekohler.com.

Sheryl Ann Waage

Sheryl Ann Waage is a Stephen Minister, a certified Spiritual Director, certified Healing Touch practitioner and retreat facilitator.  Sheryl Ann received her spiritual direction certificate in 2002 from Namasté in Portland.  She has facilitated and co-facilitated women’s spirituality groups for many years.  While Sheryl Ann’s faith tradition is Christian and faith community is Lutheran, she acknowledges the Divine in all faith practices and would be honored to walk with anyone on their spiritual journey.  Sheryl Ann may be reached at 503.421.5230 for more information or to schedule an initial interview.

Scott Borison

Scott Borison studied under Marcus and Marianne Borg, Jack Kennedy and Khadim Chisti, earning his Spiritual Direction Certificate under Fr. James Galluzzo at Urban Spirituality Center in 2008. He currently facilitates men’s spitirual sessions at Franciscan Spiritual Center. His particular interests are spiritual formation, group spirituality and spiritual discernment. For more about Scott, see scottborison.com.

Melanie North

Melanie North received her certificate in spiritual direction in 2006 through Namaste’s Contemplative Listening and Spiritual Direction program in Portland.  Melanie honors the time spent listening to your story of God’s presence in your life and companions with you in deepening your  relationship with the Divine.  She has co-facilitated a womans’s spiritulity group with Sheryl Ann and co-faciliates a formational bible study group with Pr. Charles Mantey.  Melanie is open to the blessings of meeting with individuals in an informal yet intentional setting.  Melanie can be reached at her home number  503-659-0035.