Spiritual Direction

Mary McCracken, BA, MAGL, DrIS, IMH-E

Spiritual Director

I have a deep passion for bringing transformation, healing and renewal to people in their spiritual journey. In my four decades as a missional leader and mentor across a wide socio-economic and cultural frame, I have come to recognize that spiritual transformation is a uniquely personal and foundational human task. We all need companions who help us give voice to where we are struggling and to name where new life is beginning through the transformational work of the Holy Spirit. Spiritual direction is key to this process.

Professionally, I highly value quality education and training in the spiritual disciplines and practices that enhance connection with God in relationship to individuals and their communities. As such, I have been receiving spiritual direction for over a decade and have earned my Certificate of Spiritual Direction from Soul Formation, refining my gifts of discernment and deepening my relationship with God. I have been formally offering spiritual direction to clients since September, 2017. In addition, I have my Masters in Global Leadership and my Doctorate in Intercultural Studies, both from Fuller Theological Seminary. I have further training from Soul Formation in the Ignatian Exercises (19th Annotation). I enjoy speaking and teaching, leading Space for God retreats, and working with individuals, teams and organizations using the Enneagram as a guide. 

Personally, I delight in being a mom of kids in their 20s and 30s who encourage me to laugh often, adventure, travel and care well for myself and others. I am a writer, a researcher, an avid reader, and a life-long learner. I adore being by the water, in the sun, in solitude or with family and friends. 

Spiritual Direction Specialties: 

  • Non-profit leaders in cross-cultural, urban/poverty contexts
  • Women in leadership and/or supporting spouses in leadership positions
  • Individuals and teams in a transitional season
  • Individuals who have experienced trauma and suffering related to abuse, abandonment and/or divorce
  • Supporting LGBTQIA+ individuals and families and friends of LGBTQIA+ individuals
  • Individuals with higher education degrees who feel stale in their spiritual lives
  • Spirituality and Faith Integration
  • Life Transitions
  • Identity and Purpose
  • Grief and Loss
  • Executive and Professional Roles
  • Ministry teams and individuals 
  • Leadership
  • Team Building and Team Retreats 
  • Enneagram
  • Group Spiritual Direction
  • Enneagram
  • Consulting
  • Discernment for Individuals and Teams
  • Speaking and Seminars
  • Space for God Retreats


  • Individual Spiritual Direction – 90 minutes – $100
  • Group Spiritual Direction – 120 minutes – $50
  • Group Spiritual Direction – determined by group size
  • Retreats – determined by length and group size
  • Team Enneagram or Discernment – determined by group size and group focus
  • Full-day, half-day or weekend (Friday-Saturday) appointments, retreats and team meetings can be a viable alternative to weekday sessions for scheduling needs or when desiring to meet as a team or provide a retreat. I am sometimes able to travel within Washington State or out-of-state for retreats and team-building sessions. Please reach out to discuss rates and scheduling for these options. 


  • Fees are due at time of service unless arrangements have been made. 
  • I do not bill or accept insurance.