Spiritual Directors Peer Group

Margot Gyorgy

Margot Gyorgy studied theology at Boston College and went on to study spiritual direction at Wellstreams Ecumenical Program of Spiritual Formation in Columbus. Margot first sought out a spiritual director 13 years ago as a mother of young children. Having a safe and sacred space set aside each month to share her inner journey was life-giving. She wishes to offer others the same opportunity to take time out of their busy schedules to reflect on how God/The Beloved is moving in their own lives. Margot and her husband, photographer Dean Gyorgy, moved home to Maine with their three children and their cat Moxie after living away for 25 years. The beauty of Maine wooed Margot as a child and continues to do so today. She enjoys putting a frame around what she sees through the lens of her camera on her morning walks. To reach Margot call #207-897-8355 or email: margot@thegyorgys.com

Mary McGrath

Mary McGrath, a registered nurse with a B.S. in Education, received training in Spiritual Direction from the Mercy Center in Colorado. She pursued graduate work at the University of Maine, Bangor Theological Seminary and St. Joseph’s College. Mary offers spiritual direction in a small cottage on her property called “Little Portion Peace Place” in honor of St. Francis and St. Clare. Mary’s own background is in the Catholic tradition but she welcomes seekers of all traditions. She is married with five grown children and thirteen grandchildren. She can be reached at (207)563-2150 or by emailing her at mmcgrath44@hotmail.com.

Ken Parker

Ken Parker has received and given spiritual direction since the mid-1970s. Ken is open to consider direction with all persons but specializes in work with males in the second half of life and with clergy at any stage of their journey. A profile and guide-lines are available upon request. Ken lives in Brunswick, Maine, and may be reached at pawpark@yahoo.com or 207.333.9335.

Emily Rotch

Emily Rotch, Spiritual Director. Gardner, knitter, sailor and backyard birder. Mother of three, grandmother of two. Episcopal lay minister. Trained at Shalem Institute. Ten years experience. Mentor for christian formation. Occasional workshop leader. Dreamwork is a regular part of my spiritual practice as well as art related to the dreamwork. “I love the recklessness of faith. First you leap, and then you grow wings.” William Sloan Coffin. 207-845-2250 emilyr@fairpoint.net

Beury Simons

Beury Simons, Spiritual Director. Offers individual spiritual direction in Waldoboro, Maine for those seeking a companion on their spiritual journey. Beury sees this as an exciting process of listening, reflecting back, and offering suggestions while encouraging and affirming the directee on their path. Beury may be reached at 207-832-4743 or cbeurys@yahoo.com.

Sr. Elizabeth Wagner

Sr. Elizabeth Wagner has been offering spiritual direction since the mid-eighties. A Benedicitine hermit and founding member of Transfiguration Hermitage, she has served as spiritual director, retreat leader and speaker, and has extensive background in the Christian contemplative and monastic tradition. She is currently finishing an M.A. in Theology, with a concentration in monastic studies, at St. John’s University School of Theology in Collegeville, MN, and is working on a book of essays on spirituality. She can be reached at (207)445-8031, benedicite@fairpoint.net.

Rev. Mary Lee Wile

The Rev. Mary Lee Wile, a deacon in the Episcopal Church, has been offering spiritual direction in Brunswick, Maine since 2002. She received her training at the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction in Tuscon, Arizona, where the focus was on contemplative listening to the Spirit’s movement within the sacred story of each directee’s life. Mary Lee served for eight years as a pediatric hospice chaplain for The Jason Program, has been engaged in prison ministry since 2009, and continues to facilitate quiet days, retreats, and workshops, which she’s done since the early 1990’s. She is the author of the theological novel Ancient Rage, two children’s books: Star of Wonder and Season of Angels, and three program books for Living the Good News, Inc.: This Bread and This Cup, Christ’s Own Forever, and I will, with God’s help. Her spiritual direction practice is contemplative, interfaith, and inclusive of age and gender. Mary Lee can be reached by phone: (207)-756-0146 or by email: maryleewile@gmail.com

The Rev. Bill Blaine-Wallace

Bill is an Episcopal priest, pastoral counselor and spiritual director. Bill has served as a spiritual director at the Society of St. John the Evangelist and the Episcopal Divinity School, both in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Bethany House of Prayer in East Arlington, Massachusetts. Bill moved to Maine in 2006 and continues a ministry of spiritual direction. Bill is author of Water in the Wastelands: The Sacrament of Shared Suffering, and continues to publish in the areas of grief and bereavement, pastoral psychology, and spirituality. Bill loves sharing farm life with his spouse and their care of rescued donkeys, many chickens, two cats and a dog. Bill can be reached at 207.491.9645 and wblainew@bates.edu.