Jan Gough has extensive experience as a Certified Spiritual Director, Supervisor and Retreat Leader. She currently serves as Spiritual Director for Ghost Ranch and as a faculty member for Stillpoint’s Spiritual Direction and Formation Training Program. In Boston, she founded the Interfaith Chaplaincy at Shriners Burns Hospital for Children and was a member of the Interfaith Chaplaincy at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she met Joan Drescher through the MOON BALLOON project. As a self-identified “Non-Artistic Word Person”, she deeply appreciated Joan’s welcoming approach and has subsequently introduced the practice of creating art into her various ministries. To her amazement, painting has now become one of her own most fruitful contemplative practices.
Pre-seminary, Jan raised a family while working as a bank efficiency analyst; an actor; a voice coach; and a writer for network television. Her broad background helps her discern with others how they might benefit from using images to communicate better in various aspects of their lives.