Hi! I’m Angelie Ryah.

I believe that guiding spiritual leaders through the rough terrain of ministry will open up new paths and ways of being. I am convinced in every cell of my body that the inner person of a leader matters. Self-compassion directly feeds the reservoir of compassion he or she has for everyone else. I’ve lived that myself, and experienced it from others both for good and for bad.  So have you. My desire to walk with leaders in a way that invites them to inner wholeness is with the conviction that only whole-hearted leaders can restore our broken world. Healed people heal people.

And oh! Our world is crying out for healing.

In 53 years I have worked a slew of jobs, worn a bunch of hats, and learned a few things about path-finding. All of which have led me to this next chapter that I’ve launched into full-time ministry at the US-Mexico Border. My hope is that you will come with this spiritual trail guide (me!) to the borders of our countries and to our own selves. Let’s blaze this trail together one day at a time.


Spiritual Direction

As a trained spiritual director, I can guide you to listen for the voice of God (as you discern it) as well as your own. In these sacred conversations, you are helped to let your life speak, to go toward what fills you with gratitude, purpose and strength, and to gently shed what no longer fits who you are becoming.

When might spiritual direction be helpful?  Any time you want support to deepen your spirituality, and especially to bring a faith lens:

  • Before, during, and after transitions like career, family, relationship, or location shifts.
  • When needing to make important decisions.
  • When you feel burned out, a bit lost, wanting a change but unsure what that is.
  • Seasons of grief or loss.
  • When you wonder how God is moving in your life.
  • For greater self-understanding, compassion, and clarity.

Sessions are 60-90 minutes and usually monthly. Cost: $45-60/session.

Group Spiritual Direction

Another form of spiritual direction is in facilitated groups of 3-6 people. Typically one person shares a part of their journey while the others listen for the Sacred, then offer back a gentle question or observation. Turns are taken so that everyone both receives and offers direction. I was part of an ongoing group for over nine years–  and discovered it is quite different from individual direction. I enjoy facilitating group direction, which allows participants to be more present to themselves and others. I can also train a direction group to self-facilitate on their own.

Sessions are 2-4 hours, monthly or bi-monthly.

$15/session per person to facilitate.

Ready for an initial conversation? I’d love to chat.



Blog Posts

Here are some of my favorite posts that I have done so far.

More Empathy Bell!

What’s Your Empathy Wall? 

‘ing’ Spells Sanity



Hurt people hurt people, and healed people heal people.

Healing our broken world requires healed leaders. You make the vital work of renewing spiritual leaders possible by giving. Your generosity of prayer, encouragement, comments, likes, sharing, and money are all a gift!

Your tax-deductible contribution, no matter the amount, makes an impact on the lives of those I serve at the US-Mexico border, and beyond.

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