Meet Luke

Catholic Life Transition Coach, Spiritual Director, and Retreat Director

Hello.  I’m Luke.  As a transition coach and spiritual director, I bring out the inherent brilliance of the people I serve, tapping into their ability to relate well, resolve conflicts, make decisions, manage their time, and live more abundantly. When the time is right, I also help them prepare to make confident career and vocational moves.

My transition coaching and spiritual direction are defined by my belief that true success comes from doing what is most aligned with your faith and values. I base my practice on the principles of faith, integrity, empathy, kindness, generosity, service and continuous learning.

For 15 years I was a mission executive with the largest Catholic health system in the nation. Now, in addition to life transition coaching, spiritual direction, and directing spiritual retreats, I am the Director of Spirituality at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Missoula, Montana.

I have lived in various parts of the country, yet my early upbringing and several returns to the Big Sky Country qualify me as a native Montanan. Together with my wife, Evie, I enjoy sunrise walks along the Clark Fork River, just a stone’s throw from our condo in Missoula.  We are fortunate to have our family, including four adorable grandchildren, all relatively close.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s in religious studies from Gonzaga University. As a Jesuit seminarian for eight years, I gained proficiency in the art of discernment, i.e. helping others in making significant decisions, which is now a cornerstone of my coaching and spiritual direction practice.

 

Three times Evie and I have walked the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a 560-mile pilgrimage route across northern Spain. Insights gained from our first trek were the impetus for my published book about the Camino.

We have also made volunteer medical mission trips to the West Indies, Belize, Haiti, and the Philippines.

Now imagine a middle-aged man in a blue 1948 Chevrolet pickup, his wife nestled beside him, listening to oldies while waiting for a romantic comedy to begin at a drive-in theater.  The guy is wearing a gray sweatshirt and jeans. There are a couple of spirituality and biographical books in the glovebox, beneath several travel brochures. That man is me.  (The 1948 pickup is just a figment of my imagination, however).

I’m eager to learn about you and how I can help you. Please schedule your FREE consultation today. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Luke and Evie Larson outside by a snow covered creek