Kelley describes herself as an artist and a teacher by profession, but in all things, a seeker. Someone who asks big questions. These questions have led her along her spiritual journey and brought her to my vocation as a spiritual director and mindfulness educator.
Growing up on the east coast, Kelley moved to the Midwest for college, where she studied philosophy in order to argue politics more effectively with her father. She always has been a theater artist, and after college went to school to get her MFA in Acting and Directing. She was one of the founding members of Mustard Seed Theatre, whose mission was to produce plays that explore our relationship with God and our ethical responsibility to the world. Kelley has been a teacher for over 20 years in the Clayton School system.
Kelley is a certified spiritual director through Aquinas Institute of Theology and a certified Mindfulness educator through Mindful Schools in California. She also is continuing her studies at The Living School at The Center of Action and Contemplation in New Mexico studying mystical Christianity and the Perennial tradition with Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault and Jim Finley. And finally, she is working towards International Enneagram Association Accreditation and is a student of Chris Heuertz, author of The Sacred Enneagram and The Enneagram of Belonging.
"My heart is with those who feel outside any traditional religious setting and yet long for a connectedness to a deep spiritual life. My faith tradition is rooted in the teachings of Jesus that inspire me towards a loving and just world where we take care of and make space for everyone in radically generous ways." – Kelley Weber
Areas of interest include:
- Helping people establish a contemplative practice
- Using the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual awakening
- Finding one's calling to embodied solidarity with those on the margins
- Processing Deconstruction and Reconstruction of faith journeys
- Healing wounds the church has left behind for LGBTQ+ people
- 12 Step Recovery as a spiritual formation template
- Connecting the inter-spiritual teachings of Eastern and Western religions
- Internalizing a healing vision of God that leads to a healthy positive sexuality
“The practice of Spiritual Direction inspires people to experience authenticity in their lives as they connect with and explore the ground of all being, that deepest of truths which is beyond life and death, and goes by many names, including God, and no name at all." (from sdiworld.org)
Read this article in the New York Times to learn more about spiritual direction
As Your Spiritual Director I Will . . .
- Support you on your spiritual journey
- Meet with you once a month for an hour
- Be present for you without judgement
- Allow space for silence and contemplation so that you grow in awareness of your own interiority
- Recognize your unique worldview in your own root faith tradition or no tradition at all
- Hold our conversations in strict confidence.
- Offer deep listening in order for you to find your own unique spiritual path
- Ask insightful, open-ended questions that will push your thinking and connect you with your own authenticity
- Help you strengthen your relationship to self, God and those around you.
- I will NOT . . . proselytize or seek to influence you in any way.
For those interested in beginning a contemplative practice and making Mindfulness part of your daily practice, you may be interested in Mindfulness Coaching. This can certainly be part of spiritual direction as well. Mindfulness coaching might be a helpful style if you are not comfortable with “god-language” or are more interested in neuroscience based mindful meditation.
I have worked with children as young as 5 years old as well as teenagers and college students with Mindfulness programs. I’d be very interested to work with parents and children together to create a shared language and family practice together. Also, I’m interested in creating a listening space for children to talk about their spiritual journey and gain tools for contemplative practice to learn resilience and a sense of peace amidst stormy feelings.
The Enneagram is a sacred map that helps to identify both your unconscious and subconscious motivations. Based on nine fundamental archetypes of human nature, your Enneagram type reveals your path of transformation as well as your path of disintegration.
While the Enneagram reveals your personality, it is different from other personality profiles in that it links to your childhood wound, illuminating your path of healing and wholeness. The Enneagram is a powerful resource for the contemplative path. It at once dismantles your illusions about the false self and reveals your True Essence, supporting you in your journey of spiritual growth.
Some topics that come up in Enneagram work:
- Facing fears
- Maintaining healthy relationships
- Tool for discernment in a life of purpose
- Using the enneagram to foster a productive work and life balance
- Understanding the enneagram as a tool for spiritual awakening
Before coming to the St. Louis Wellness Center, Kelley has prior experience working in:
• Education for the last 25 years
• Professional Development around mindfulness and wellness
• Mindfulness movement modalities and training
• Developing arts communities
• Podcast host and podcast interviewee on modern contemplative practices and contemplative activism
• Spiritual Direction
• Mindfulness Coaching
• Enneagram Consultations