About Josh


For a number of years now, Josh has been a practicing Spiritual Director. He founded A Modern Monastery with the goal of fostering a network of Christians and believers centered in contemplative spirituality, as well as to contribute a resource to those who "don't feel at home in or outside of the church."

Josh, his wife Shawna, and their 2-year old son Ellis live in SE Portland, OR where he works as Program Director of Taborspace at Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church and is the Music Director at The Oregon Community.

If you're interested in setting up a session for Spiritual Direction, please email: josh@amodernmonastery.com.


Spiritual Direction can take place in-person, over the phone, or via Skype or FaceTime. An average session is between 45-60min, though the first appointment will likely run closer to 90min.

"While my focus is the more contemplative practice of Spiritual Direction, I am also a certified Life Coach through Lifeforming Leadership Coaching. If someone familiar with traditional Spiritual Direction were to schedule a session with me, a difference that might be noticed is my utilization of practical applications and follow-up steps, created and set by the spiritual directee."
– Josh