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Ethel Hornbeck

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Ethel Hornbeck is a spiritual director with an abiding interest in how the Spirit is experienced, and practiced, in everyday human life. A deeply rooted Presbyterian, she has been influenced by the wisdom, practices, and the mystics of all the deep wisdom traditions. This grounds all of her work–in parish ministry, spiritual formation, education programming, campus ministry and social justice advocacy. The struggle for racial and gender justice has been at the heart of her ministry and ongoing faith journey. Ethel holds a Masters of Theological Studies in Spirituality Studies from the Washington Theological Union, and is a graduate of the Shalem Institute’s Spiritual Guidance Program, where she has also served on staff.