Rev. Dr. David E. MacDonald
Chaplain, Writer, Sometimes Monk

I am:

+a child of God
+a husband
+a father
+a monk (in the St. Brigid of Kildare Monastery)
+a chaplain
+a mentor
+a spiritual director

What I do:

+Spiritual Direction
+Consult in Youth Ministry and Church Visioning
+Preach, lead retreats, and help people reach their goals and potential

My Core Values:

+Hospitality: Everyone belongs, and everyone has a gift to share.
+Intuition: The inner voice of wisdom can be trusted as a wise guide for discernment, if we are willing to listen with an open spirit.
+Community: Growth happens when we live, work, and practice in community with others.
+Authenticity: Being who I am, believing what I believe, and living from my center.

My Training:

+Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Direction (Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2014)
+Master of Divinity (Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 2002)
+Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies (Mount Union College, 1999)
+I am also currently pursuing training in coaching, with the goal of becoming an IFC-certified coach.

Contact me at:

I also have a blog! The Grumpy Contemplative

My LinkedIn Profile

St. Brigid of Kildare Monastery