Meet Luke

Catholic Life Transition Coach & Spiritual Director

For 14 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 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.

Luke and Evie Larson outside by a snow covered creek

I’m a certified 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 perfectly aligned with your faith and values. I base my practice on the principles of faith, integrity, empathy, kindness, generosity, service and continuous learning.

 

Being a native Montanan has instilled in me a strong work ethic, the importance of being a good neighbor, and a love for the great outdoors. My wife and I are grateful to call Missoula home and to have our family, including four adorable grandchildren, all relatively close.

Evie and I have made several volunteer medical mission trips abroad. I have also founded two successful international mission programs, one in the West Indies and the other in the Philippines.

Twice we have walked the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a 500-mile pilgrimage route across northern Spain. Insights gained from our first trek were the impetus for my published book about the Camino.

view of downtown Missoula, Montana on a sunny summer day