Middle English: from Old French compaignon, literally ‘one who breaks bread with another.’
Based on Latin com- ‘together with’ + panis ‘bread.’
Traditionally this form of ministry is known as spiritual direction, but I prefer the term companioning. Like any good friend, I am here to listen and then reflect back what I hear so together we might discern how and where the Divine is calling you.
"We all search for meaning and a community to share it with. And the day I met Ian, I was desperately seeking both. His compassion and insight inspired me to set aside what I thought I knew about myself and the world around me, and step forward with an open mind and heart. With these new understandings, I continue to explore and grow. "