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.

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