The Reverend Elsa Anders Cook is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She is currently a student at the San Francisco Theological Seminary where she is being trained in the art of spiritual direction and is a member of the global professional association for spiritual directors, Spiritual Directors International.

She previously received a Masters of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York and has served churches in New York, Maine, Washington, Pennsylvania and Kansas.

img_2173Elsa loves the stories she hears on the radio and those she reads in books and online. Even more, she cherishes the stories that have been shared with her at bedsides, in coffee shops, at protests, in living rooms and in the hallways of the churches she’s served. It is this love of sacred stories that have caused God’s people to curse and celebrate that brings Elsa into the holy listening of spiritual direction.

Elsa has a particular interest in listening for those holy threads of change and transformation that emerge from moving, changes in career and family and the threads of grief that linger for years after loss.

Elsa is a military spouse, a mother of two toddlers and a reluctant dog owner who is always wondering where the next move will be. She loves to write, read and spend long afternoons in the kitchen.

It would be her joy to explore partnering in spiritual direction with you. If you are interested in beginning a conversation, please fill out the form below.