Sue Palmer

Sue Palmer

Sue is a Spiritual Companion/Director, trained and certified through John Carroll University’s Ignatian Spirituality Institute, where she also received training in leading Silent Retreats.

She has an MS in Mental Health & Wellness with an emphasis in Grief & Bereavement and has a heart for those experiencing the many griefs and losses that a life well-lived brings. Sue has experience as a Stephen Minister, a hospital Spiritual Care Aid, a divorce support group leader, and a hospice volunteer.

Her passions are to help people go deeper in their walk with God and discover their creative potential.

As well as offering Spiritual Direction, Sue is available to lead retreats and workshops on a variety of topics as well as working with you to create one that meets your group’s needs. Topics include:

  • Silent Retreats
  • “Grieving a Loss: Faith-Based Tools and Spiritual Practices for the Journey of Loss”
  • Ignatian Spirituality
  • Women’s Retreats – Renewal, Spiritual Self-Care, a Call to Life, Recovering from Loss, and others
  • Creativity and Faith
  • Spiritual Practices
  • The Spiritual Exercises
  • Prayer
  • The Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice/Pilgrimage
  • Art as a Spiritual Practice
  • Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice.
  • Memoir Writing

Sue grew up in England and came to the U.S. in her 20’s with her husband. Sue has a Degree in Geological Sciences which accompanies a deep love of Nature and landscape. A former social worker, library assistant, and teacher, Sue is also an award-winning non-fiction writer.

Head Chef
Karl Schwirian
Retreat Leader
Jim Hanson