About Jessie Thompson

I am a PNW native who’s recently relocated to the desert, and I am discovering how landscape impacts our sense of identity and spirituality. I am a Spiritual Director/Spiritual Companion and an Episcopal priest in the Palm Springs area with a passion to gather folks to create space for the Holy. I have a BA in Religion and Christian Ministries and received a Master of Divinity and a Post-Masters in Transforming Spirituality with an emphasis in Spiritual Direction at Seattle University’s School of Theology & Ministry. I am a graduate of the Shalem Institute’s Contemplative Leadership program. I have over 25 years of ministry experience, faith formation facilitation, and student/adult leadership training.

Outside of my work as a priest, educator, adjunct religion professor, and spiritual director, I am a speaker, retreat facilitator, spiritual experience leader, and event planner in a variety of settings. My passions and areas of teaching/spiritual listening include creating space for people to encounter the Holy, Body Theology, Labyrinth work, MBTI, Enneagram, contemplative practices, LGBTQIA+ spirituality, discovering God’s deepest desires in our lives, work around transitions and ‘middle space,’ hospitality/intentional vulnerability, anger, forgiveness, grief, and loss.

My heart beats for the marginalized, and I seek to provide safe spaces for all to feel welcomed, known, loved, and celebrated. I am a sucker for watching God’s grace show up in unexpected places, and I love the idea of second-chances and transformation. I have enjoyed working with a variety of folks from different faith (and non-faith) traditions, as we listen together for how the Holy might be healing and moving in your life.

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