Rev. Wendy Miller

Wendy Miller is a contemplative story-listener and a transformative instructor. She has a deep love for the narratives which form the biblical mega-story, narratives which offer a doorway for persons to engage with their own life and soul-story, and to encounter God within and behind their storied experience. She holds a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Iowa Wesleyan College, a Masters degree in Church Leadership with a concentration in pastoral care and counseling from Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) in Harrisonburg, VA, and an STM degree in Spiritual Theology and Spiritual Direction from General

Theological Seminary in New York City. Wendy was named Professor Emeritus in Spiritual  Formation at EMS after teaching spiritual direction, formation, and training supervisors of  spiritual directors for 19 years. She has also nurtured the spiritual formation, and trained spiritual directors within various United Methodist and Mennonite Conferences, for the  missional ministry of tending the soul of the persons within and beyond the Church.

Wendy and her husband Ed Miller – both ordained ministers within the Mennonite Church – live in intentional community at Spring Forest, Hillsborough, NC, along with Elaine Heath, Dean  of Duke Divinity School, and her husband, Randy Bell, a retired civil engineer who tends the  house and the grounds, also Sean Rice, a full-time M.Div student at Duke Divinity School, and  his wife Nicole, a community family therapist. She finds much joy in being the mother of five  grown children, grandmother of fourteen grandchildren, and great-grandmother of one great  grandson.

She enjoys walking local trails, and sandy beaches, flower gardening, calligraphy, reading, and  writing. Wendy is the author of four books, Learning to Listen: A Guide for Spiritual Friends,  Invitation to Presence: A guide to spiritual disciplines, Jesus Our Spiritual Director: A Pilgrimage  through the Gospels, and Come with Me: Daily Living with a New Monastic Rule of Life. She is  presently writing and editing a Guide for the Spring Forest house community’s life together,  also their rhythm of morning and evening prayer.