About Ronna Detrick, M.Div.

“There are and will be those who think I have gone overboard.
Let them rest assured that this assessment is correct,
probably beyond their wildest imaginations,

and that I will continue to do so.”
Mary Daly

My Confessions & Beliefs:

  • I confess that I am ravenous for smart, sophisticated conversations about and with women; deep, sacred, life-changing stuff.   

  • I confess my oft’ frustration with, and sadness over, the ways in which women’s stories (particularly the ancient, sacred narratives I love) have too-often been misinterpreted and misaligned – thus causing us to feel the same.

  • I believe that when women’s stories change, everything changes – philosophies, beliefs, systems, structures, politics, leadership, homes, children, commerce, whole worlds.  

  • I believe that the world is praying for a deeper, richer wisdom; that this prayer is answered through womens’ incarnate brilliance and beauty.

  • I confess and believe that the Sacred shows up when I write and speak about these things. And so I do…over and over again.
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When Ronna Detrick speaks, you can see her pulling down wisdom from St. Theresa to Simone de Beauvoir…to give you a gem of grace – or grit. And, she can write – like a poet on a practical mission. Like a feminist with faith. ~ Danielle LaPorte

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About me, Ronna Detrick, M.Div.
Speaker. Writer. Storyteller. Sacred Conversationalist. 

You might think that because I have a Master of Divinity degree, work with clients as a “spiritual director” (though I don’t call myself such), and am the former wife of a pastor that I have answers about God, an unshakeable faith, and am a devout church-attendee. You’d be mistaken.

I talk about faith because I doubt. I talk about the Sacred and the Divine because I hope. And I offer safe and beautiful spaces for these kind of conversations because I believe that women are ready and waiting to experience a life that is whole, holy even; “spiritual” in a way that oozes authenticity, integrity, strength, and passion. 

I am privileged to have rich, winsome, honest conversations about life, about relationships, about work, about you – and about the ways in which every single one of these is Sacred. Listening to your stories and offering you new ones; looking for (and expecting) signs and symbols to show up, to guide, to encourage; wondering together about a way of believing, hoping, and seeing/experiencing your life in deeply spiritual-and-sacred, whole-and-holy ways.
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Ronna is my go-to source for taking my exploration of trust and faith into action. She has incited in me an activation of values to the tune of identity shifts, truth telling and a deepening of my own self-understanding, Ronna’s work is a deep gift to you.
Dyana Valentine

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Expertise. Experience. Education. Lots of all three. But mostly, heart & hope.

I’m trained in both theology and therapy (the M.Div. degree), I’m certified (as a Spiritual Director Evocator), and I’m experienced (more than 20 years of it). Most of all, I’m compelled by this: when you can safely voice your doubts, your longings, your fears, and your hopes – you step into a life that is expansive, generous, and powerful. You step into an experience of yourself that is whole, gorgeous, and beyond-imagination. And you recognize that you are not alone.
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Ronna writes like a woman on fire with faith and love. I learn something about myself
every time I read her work.
Jennifer Louden

Join my congregation.

  • If, as you read, you are aware of your ongoing questions about what it means to live a whole and sacred life, welcome.

  • If you know a growing longing for belief, practice, understanding, and especially a place to explore all of these and then some, welcome.

  • If you long to feel connected to a Sacred world of women’s stories that still speak, still inspire, still encourage, and endlessly guide and support, welcome.

  • If you long to see and experience your own Sacred story transformed by the wisdom that already dwells within you, welcome. 

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