A Letter from the Founder

Dana Sue Walker, M.Div.
Founder and Director

I like to think of Sophia as a star in my heart, one whose light guides me and consoles me in my inner darkness, drawing me to a bondedness with a greater truth than I presently know or understand.” -Joyce Rupp, The Star In My Heart  Chapter  1, Page 2.

Dear Seekers:

Almost nine years ago, with the encouragement and support of many amazing women, I founded Spirit of Sophia.  Our work began with a series of four ‘day-retreats’ titled “Finding Your Voice” – with the trust and dream that women would sign up.  We soon found that women are thirsting for opportunities to learn and explore their spirituality and to share their wisdom with one another.  We continue to evolve – and after adapting to all virtual programming due to Covid – we are  now finding our way back to balancing in-person programs with our virtual programs that reach women from across the country  and beyond.  We continue to offer internationally and locally known women spirituality writers, artists and workshop/retreat leaders to facilitate meaningful programs for your spiritual growth.

We hope you will join us for a program and see if the sacred space and spiritual experiences we provide are something you are looking for in your life. Spirit of Sophia is inclusive of all who identify as a woman.  We believe the safe, sacred “sanctuary” of women in circle is key to spiritual growth – as we are heard and honored through our shared wisdom.

We have been described as a “movable feast”.  Our “sacred space” may be at a beautiful retreat center, a  welcoming lounge of a local faith community, or in a Zoom meeting room.  Wherever it is we gather, we gather as women seekers longing to look deep within our souls – to find our voices – to speak our voices.  We hope you consider joining us!

Dana Sue Walker, Executive Director

Biographical Statement