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a quiet place


Spiritual Direction with Pamela Ukrainetz

…he said to them, “Come with me to a quiet place [eremos] and get some rest.”~Jesus.

A quiet place.

I will confess these words make me smile.  In no small part due to the thriller movies with that same title released in 2018 & 2020.  [Brief synopsis – aliens invade planet earth and kill anything that makes noise.] 

But I just can’t get away from the fact that in our beeping, tweeting, raging world we need a quiet place to figure out:   

Is God speaking?

Are we even listening? 

This is where spiritual direction intersects the conversation.

We need honest space in our lives.  A time and a place that allows us to feel and reflect on what is truly happening in our lives, our souls.  The “just keep moving” motto often sells us short – mentally, emotionally, spiritually. 

My hope is this space will help you create a pause, a quiet place for honest reflection on your life with God or your longing for a life with God.  No matter what brings you here, there is a space for you.  I want to help you find it.

How do I find my Quiet Space?


You can start right here, right now.
Wherever you are in your journey, let’s talk about what spiritual direction could look like for you.

Meet Pamela.

Pamela is a prairie kid from Saskatchewan who to this day, loves the smell of fresh turned dirt in the spring and wheat dust on the wind in the fall.  A love of people propelled her toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  While studying at the University of Saskatchewan, she met her husband Owen and when he finished his medical degree, they packed up their toddler and moved to Indiana for a two-year adventure. 

In Indiana, Pam’s love of people was woven with a deep love of theology.  Commitment to the nursing profession faded and she embarked on a new season of serving in church ministry:  Sunday school teacher, chaplain to youth leaders, occasional preacher.  The discovery of God in Biblical text and the life of God in people has captured her attention ever since. 

Eventually a longing for home moved Pamela and her family back to Canada.  For the last 15 years they have lived in Lethbridge, Alberta, where they launched three kids into adulthood and fell in love with the Rockies. Since returning to Canada, Pamela has held a variety of ministry positions in a local church and most recently completed a two-year program to become a spiritual director. 

These days, Pamela would tell you she wants to be at the “back door of the church” with those whose life experience or faith moments have left them with more questions than answers about the goodness of God or his work in this world. She doesn’t claim to have answers, but firmly believes that when space is made for those questions, authentic relationship with God thrives.  She hopes that her own spiritual direction practice creates space for those conversations. 

Pam loves to be outside, in all seasons.  She loves to write, to read, adventure in the back country and cook beautiful food for a table surrounded by family and friends.  She enjoys a challenge and the reward that comes in trying something new.