Laurie Smith is a healer, artist, and lifelong learner with a keen interest in the relationship between art and the sacred. Through compassionate listening and creative exploration, she helps others experience their connection with the Divine. Laurie’s belief is that within each seeker there is a deep wisdom already present. Her workshops have been described as “transformative.” In addition to a Master of Divinity degree from Marylhurst University, Laurie received her certificate in Interfaith Spiritual Direction from the Chaplaincy Institute for Arts and Interfaith Ministries in Berkeley, California. Laurie is also a SoulCollage® facilitator, trained by Seena Frost in 2008.
Laurie’s spiritual journey has been richly informed by interfaith exploration and experience, and her path is grounded in both Buddhist practice and Benedictine spirituality. Pilgrimages to Ireland in 2011 and Scotland in 2017 deepened her appreciation of Celtic Christianity. A native of Portland, Laurie loves to hike, make art, and “geek out” on wildflowers and native plants.