Kelly Chripczuk is a spiritual director, writer, and speaker who lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and four children. She is a licensed pastor in the Brethren in Christ denomination and frequently speaks at her home church. Having received her training in spiritual direction through Oasis Ministries, Chripczuk offers contemplative retreat days and classes at local churches and retreat centers. A graduate of Messiah College’s biblical studies program, Chripczuk received her M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and currently serves as adjunct faculty in the biblical and religious studies department at Messiah College. Most days she spends working from home, writing, reading, praying, and painting in the former summer-kitchen located on her family’s small farm. Chripczuk writes regularly online for 'thiscontemplativelife.' She also offers a monthly newsletter called Quiet Lights. Her deep passion and delight is to awaken others to the reality of God’s unwavering presence and love.