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.
"Ian is one of three people that changed my life forever. He’s kind of a secret weapon in the sense that his love for God is coupled with humor, warmth and self-deprecation. Some visionaries can’t make you belly laugh, nor do they openly share their own struggle with their faith. No one has brought me closer to God than Ian. He is truly irreplaceable."
"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. "