About Libby Chapman
God won my heart over 25 years ago during a particularly difficult time in my life. Ever since, I have been drawn to conversations about where God intersects with the joys and challenges of real life. In 2016, I began having these conversations as a spiritual director.
My joy is to provide a safe environment to engage with God right where you are. No performing, no pat answers. Just making holy space for you and God.
I am a Seattle native who graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Psychology and Speech Communications. I received my spiritual direction certificate from SoulFormation’s School of Spiritual Direction and am a member of their community of spiritual directors. I live near the University of Washington with my husband, Brian, and our three kids.
Areas of focus:
Discovering your belovedness to God
Connecting with God in a way that fits you
Inner healing prayer
Populations of focus:
Moms of young children
Christians wrestling with their faith
People and organizations working with the poor and vulnerable
LGBTQ followers of Jesus and people who love them
If you are interested in spiritual direction or have questions, please contact me. I am happy to schedule a complimentary call to help you discern if spiritual direction with me sounds like a good fit.
“I am a mom of three young kids. Because I have so little time to myself, it’s a challenge to continue to nurture myself spiritually. Meeting with Libby each month is helping me hold invaluable space to stay connected to God.”
"Working with Libby has been such a gift. [Because of my non-traditional faith journey,] I was worried she might not be a safe place to voice my thoughts and doubts and experiences. But I didn’t need to worry. Libby is gifted at guiding me through my journey—lovingly, and without judgment. She insightfully helps me zero in on a nugget, a thread to focus on, a challenge to my thinking. At our last session, she graciously nudged me to find a new way to engage with God. I’m so grateful for her voice and guidance in my life."
"Libby was a fantastic leader for our women's prayer retreat this winter. She was thoroughly prepared and yet open to the Spirit's leading, and on the first night, many of us (me included) were already deeply moved in response to Libby's study on Receiving from God. By the end of the retreat, I can confidently say every one of us felt a new sense of freedom in our relationship with God, and a new vision for what a thriving devotional life might look like."
- Jenny Gebhardt, Associate Pastor, Bethany Community Church
Libby was the main speaker at a women’s retreat I recently attended. The content and delivery were spot-on. Each session built upon the last leaving us with a clearer understanding of how ones' faith is shaped over time and unique from others around us. I left the retreat encouraged to explore what aspects of my relationship with Christ bring me joy and how to change the aspects that seem like a chore. There is no right or wrong way to be in relationship with others. The same is true about our relationship with Christ our creator.
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