Transforming women’s sacred stories. Inviting yours.
About Ronna Detrick, M.Div.
“There are and will be those who think I have gone overboard. Let them rest assured that this assessment is correct,
probably beyond their wildest imaginations, and that I will continue to do so.” ~ Mary Daly
Confessions & Beliefs:
I confess that I am ravenous for smart, sophisticated conversations about and with women; deep, sacred, life-changing stuff.
I confess my oft’ frustration with, and sadness over, the ways in which women’s stories (particularly the ancient, sacred narratives I love) have too-often been misinterpreted and misaligned – thus causing us to feel the same.
I believe that when women’s stories change, everything changes – philosophies, beliefs, systems, structures, politics, leadership, homes, children, commerce, whole worlds.
I believe that the world is praying for a deeper, richer wisdom; that this prayer is answered through womens’ incarnate brilliance and beauty.
I confess and believe that the Sacred shows up when I write and speak about these things. And so I do…over and over again.
Speaker. Writer. Storyteller. SacredConversationalist.
You might think that because I have a Master of Divinity degree, work with clients as a Spiritual Director, and am the former wife of a pastor that I have answers about God, an unshakeable faith, and am a devout church-attendee. You’d be mistaken.
I talk about faith because I doubt. I talk about the Sacred and the Divine because I hope. And I talk about all this and then some with you because it matters; because it’s the rich and beautiful and messy stuff of a life that oozes authenticity, integrity, strength, and passion.
Expertise. Experience. Education. Lots of all three. But mostly, heart & hope.
I’m trained in both theology and therapy (the M.Div. degree), I’m certified as a Spiritual Director, and I’ve been doing some form of this “work” (though it feels more like gift and grace) for more than 20 years. Most of all, I’m compelled by the power of women’s stories – ancient, sacred ones, to be sure; and yours. Stories need and deserve to be told. They are what invite us into an experience of ourselves that is whole, gorgeous, and beyond-imagination. And through them, we recognize that we are not alone.
If you long to see and experience your own Sacred story transformed by the wisdom that already dwells within you, it would be my deepest privilege to walk alongside you on the way.