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Heather Makowicz, CSD, LCSW

November 19, 2018

Being in Spiritual Direction for over 15 years has been one of the most transformative experiences in my life, both with my relationship with God as well as others. In 2011, together with my Spiritual Director and others close to me, I was lead to discern a vocation as a Spiritual Director myself. In 2017, I completed by graduate Certification in Spiritual Direction through Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania. In 2021, I completed an additional Certificate from the Lanteri Center for Ignatian Spirirtuality.

It has been a privilege to offer Spiritual Direction and Contemplative Retreats within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and extending to the Mid-North Atlantic Regions.

I was blessed to have founded Peak Encounter Ministries, a non-profit, Catholic- Christian organization under the approval of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Beginning with radical hospitality, we offer outdoor adventure and contemplative retreats integrating Scripture, prayer, and fellowship through the wisdom of the saints. Since we began, the Lord has led amazingly talented and generous leaders to answer the call to serve on our team!

I have been joyfully married for 30 years and am blessed to be a mother of three young adults, the oldest of which has multiple special needs. Through the years, I have witnessed great physical and emotional healing within my family, community, and within myself. Both from the formation as a Clinical Social Worker and a Christian Spiritual Director, I tend to bring both the spiritual and psycho-social lenses to the individuals/small groups I serve.

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