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Patricia Carlisle Herbst


Pat finds great joy in the spiritual journey and has been tending her own as well as journeying with others for a very long time.  She has studied spirituality/spiritual direction and earned degrees from DeSales University, Chestnut Hill College and the University of Scranton.  Pat retired from her position as Pastoral Associate at Church of the Assumption BVM, Bethlehem, after 20 years of ministry, but still maintains an office in the Rectory there.  She serves on the board of the Parish Nurse Coalition of Greater Lehigh Valley, taught the Integrated Spirituality course in the Institute of Lay Ministry (ILM), Diocese of Allentown, and presently is adjunct professor in the Spiritual Formation Program at Moravian Seminary, Bethlehem.  Pat enjoys her family:  husband, Dick, five grown children, their spouses, l4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and two more on the way!


Pat has been a pioneer in the contemporary development of spiritual direction in the Greater Lehigh Valley.  She is a founding member of SDGLV and has had a leadership role for the past ten years.  Pat continues to find joy in exploring and discovering the art of spiritual growth and spiritual direction.

Rita Pursel

Linda Klopp

Linda has a bachelor of arts degree from Moravian College.  Her inter-spiritual ecumenical spiritual direction training  was with Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development.  


Linda experiences and encounters Spirit in her practice of Holy Listening as a director, as a retreat leader and 12 step member.  She continues to be amazed at where Spirit has lead her and finds enrichment as an artist, cancer thriver, tai chi and yoga practitioner, biker and birder on all the beautiful nature trails in the valley, and as a swing dancer with her husband! 


 Linda's experience on the planning committee with SDGLV has brought many new friends and colleagues and challenges and she is  grateful for all!


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