Soul Story Ministries
Telling our stories around the kitchen table at dinner time is an ancient practice that has gone by the wayside. With our living apart from our families it is hard to find the space and time to share our life story with another. In our modern world we may blog or tweet our story but to sit and speak face to face – heart to heart with a real person makes the story come alive. In the richness of that time you can see God in all you do and ponder what God wants you to do as you live out your life story. As a pastor and spiritual director I can help you make that connection between your day to day living and the presence of the Holy One. Soul Story Ministries was created to help individuals find a safe place to share the story of their lives and through that make a deeper and more intentional connection with the Divine.
I offer individual and group spiritual direction, labyrinth walks, workshops, and retreats.
As a retreat and workshop leader and labyrinth facilitator I can help your group study and explore any aspect of your faith and spiritual life. Spiritual direction: I am available via Skype, Zoom, email, phone, and in person. I live in Lorton, Virginia and have offices in Springfield and Fredericksburg, VA. I will listen and pray with you. I can guide you in developing new prayer and/or deeper prayer practices. Retreats and workshops: Some of the retreats/workshops she has done include: spiritual gifts, fruits of the spirit, blessings (Genesis 12:1-3), grief, anything with worship or prayer, faith development, family spirituality and parenting, Lectio divina, Celtic Christianity, Joyce Rupp’s books – Praying our Goodbyes and Cup of our Life, St Brigid, Christian clowning, vision/discernment, Bible themes and studies, compassion, monasticism, mystics, 4 Teresa’s, Hildegard of Bingen, and Julian of Norwich and many more. Rev. Barker-Brugman loves to research and create and will be glad to create the perfect workshop/retreat for you and your group. Labyrinth workshops/retreat: I have a 24 foot canvas labyrinth of Chartre design Drama sketches: Esther, Mrs. Isaiah, the Bent over Woman, Woman at the well, and Susanna Wesley just to name a few.
Rev. Kimberly Barker-Brugman
Although I am a Christian, I am available to people of all faiths. I am an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church (UMC) and am a member of the Virginia Annual Conference. I have a love for all things ecumenical and the spiritual life. I have served rural and suburban churches in up-state New York and in the Virginia Conference.
I graduated from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio with a Master of Divinity and a Master in Christian Education (1993).
I completed a two year spiritual direction school through the RUAH VI, at Richmond Hill Retreat Center in Richmond, VA. I am also a Stephen Ministry Leader. As clergy I know about the lives and spiritual needs of clergy as well as their congregations. I have a heart for those who have been hurt by the church or lost their faith. In my undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University I did a BA in Botany and a minor in Zoology. When asked about this change in vocation it seems like a natural step for me to move from studying the Creation to the Creator. Both have always been a part of my life. I love nature and often find I am closer to God in quiet time walking through the woods or fields or simply gazing at a garden of flowers or a bird in flight. “I love that Jesus was a healer. I believe God can heal the world, human beings, humanity, the Church, and people in many different ways. I believe in Jesus’ message of hope and peace for individuals, churches and the world.” I have been married to Kevin Brugman for 24 years and we have two young adult sons: Jonathon and Jason. We have a great black lab mix named Kaliyah. In my spare time I enjoy: knitting, crocheting, reading, photography, hiking, biking, traveling, scrap booking, and hanging out with the family.