Associate University Chaplain for Spiritual Formation

Liz joined the Chaplain’s Office team in June of 2014, and now serves as the Associate University Chaplain for Spiritual Formation. In this role, Liz supports our university community in the form of one-to-one spiritual direction and pastoral care, facilitates Enneagram Typing Interviews and workshops, helps to inform and update crisis response and policy practices with our partners across the university, equips our Christian Campus Ministers and Religious Life professionals with university resources to support their important work with our students, and provides logistical and programmatic leadership for Office of the Chaplain signature events, such as Lovefeast and Summit Pre-Orientation.

Over the course of her time at Wake, Liz has found places on campus (and off!) to pursue all of the things that she is passionate about: working directly with the Leadership Team of the Wake Forest Catholic Community to support their development and growth to serve the Catholic Community at Wake, and the Catholic Church as they continue on their journey after Wake; Liz has participated in many Wake Alternative Break Spring Break trips, to New Orleans, Atlanta, and Washington DC, to learn about the intersections of justice and faith in these specific communities; Liz has accompanied Wake students to the US/Mexico border to participate in a conference on justice advocacy and work in the area of immigration; and Liz has completed training and practitioner certification programs in the Enneagram and in Spiritual Direction.

Most recently, Liz’s study of the Enneagram has intersected with her practice of spiritual direction, her deeply held belief in the necessity of self-love, and her equally deeply held belief in the necessity of a sense of humor about ourselves; this has all converged into Liz’s presenting style and practical application of the Enneagram that is unique, snarky, and yet at the same time, guided by the aim of encouraging and strengthening our wells of compassion within. Liz is the author of The Unfiltered Enneagram: A Witty and Wise Guide to Self-Compassion, a book about the Enneagram that illustrates how embracing the shadow side of our Type with humor can liberate us from it.

When she is not talking or writing about the Enneagram, Liz keeps busy with competitive axe throwing (she even built her own big axe!), brewery trivia, developing new recipes to cook, strength training, hunting down vintage pyrex, the occasional hot rod show, and scolding her dog Olive for attempting to chase after every squirrel that crosses their path on their walks.



Phone:  336.758.2507

Office:  Benson University Center, Room 318

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