MARGOT eYRING

Margot’s journey of faith is an ecumenical one rooted in a deep love for Jesus and his ways. She has been committed to a multi-denominational community of faith in DC, Washington Community Fellowship, for almost 23 years. For the last 9 years, she has been sent to Capitol Hill United Methodist Church and volunteers there most weekday mornings at Our Daily Bread breakfast for housed and unhoused neighbors. Her therapy dog, Prudence, joins her to provide comfort and “lovies” to all who come. Growing up in a family who moved multiple times and invited many wanderers into their home has given Margot a heart for people seeking a place to belong, hospitality, and the beauty of all of God’s creation. She finds joy in hosting friends, celebrations and personal retreats in her home and also meets Spiritual Direction and Supervision clients there (and online). Her Ph.D. in “preventive mental health,” M.A. in the area of Christian formation, B.F.A. in studio art, and post-graduate work in contemplative group practice, personal and professional coaching, and yoga provide a broad education and experience that shapes her approach to Spiritual Direction, Direction Supervision and retreat leadership. The overwhelming responsibilities and trauma incurred from the death of her parents in an overseas car accident over 17 years ago resulted in a shift in the focus of her calling from teaching college students to walking with people in everyday life—particularly those who are asking questions, are marginalized, or are just searching for something more. In her own contemplative practice, Margot is currently exploring Ignatian Spirituality and the use of the creative imagination to connect with God in the everyday. She is also becoming a fan of professional Rugby in DC! Because Margot believes we are all called to be active participants in God’s Shalom in the world, she helps people pay attention to God’s presence in the present moment, in order to become more fully the person they are created to be, to connect more deeply with God and others, and to be more thoughtful and intentional about their doings.