Spiritual Director and Retreat Facilitator
Rachel A. Parsons, MA, is a certified spiritual director and the founder of Fratres Dei Spiritual Direction and Ministries. Steeped in the theology of Romans 8:14-17, the ministries of Fratres Dei were designed to provide a platform upon which individuals and communities may pursue truth and seek intimacy with God in indoor, outdoor, and online locations. In Latin “Fratres Dei” means “siblings of God,” and Rachel’s mission is to partner with others to explore what it means to be the adopted brothers and sisters of Christ through spiritual direction. Always looking for new ways to explore the physical aspects of Christian life, she also offers guided, free-form devotional dance and hosts church groups and other communities in body-centric, theological workshops.
Rachel serves as the Spiritual Care Coordinator at Advanced Health Care and Hospice in Aurora, CO, and as a minister at People House Denver. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International, the Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association, Spiritual Direction Colorado, and the North Denver Soul Care Network. She received her Master of Arts in Christian Formation and Soul Care from Denver Seminary, where she conducted graduate research centered on the inherently physical nature of Christian spirituality. She has received formal training in Bethel Sozo, the Immanuel Approach, and HeartSync, an imagination-based prayer practice for addressing issues of self-disintegration.
Rachel is passionate about creating spaces within which others may interact with God by becoming and embracing their essential selves. She takes particular care to maintain an aesthetically hospitable space to encourage authentic reflection, and she is happy to host outdoor sessions which involve short countryside walks upon request. Video chat and telephone sessions are also available. Please reach out via email to schedule a FREE initial appointment or to inquire about devotional dance sessions or embodied theology workshops.
Rachel loves hiking and biking the mountains of Colorado and enjoying the live music scene in Denver. She can most likely be found playing her guitar or banjo, reading on her balcony, or dancing with her Creator.
Location: Golden, Colorado
- M.A. Christian Formation and Soul Care