M.T.S., C.S.D., C.S.D.S.
Maria first encountered spiritual direction when she emigrated to Malaysia from England. Later, upon immigrating to Canada in 2003, she answered God’s call to Tyndale Seminary to train as a spiritual director. Maria is both a certified spiritual director, as well as a certified spiritual director supervisor.
As a spiritual director, Maria considers it a great privilege to see how God touches, heals and restores through spiritual direction. Through this ministry, lives of Christians can be transformed from the inside out as they experience God’s love, Christ’s enablement and the Holy Spirit’s leading through attentive listening, leaning and lingering.
As a spiritual director supervisor primarily to Tyndale practicum postgraduates, Maria desires to continue providing encouragement, support and an ongoing understanding of spiritual direction that honors the integrity of this ministry.
2017 will be a milestone year when Maria and her husband of 25 years become empty nesters. As their three young adult children continue further education away from home, Maria is grateful for the opportunity to begin her Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation. When time allows, Maria can be found decorating cakes for birthdays or weddings, tagging alongside her globe trotting husband or simply deep in thought over a cup of English tea.
You can reach Maria at mariakoncsds [at] gmail [dot] com