COUNSELING

Advent is partnering with Life Christian Counseling Network to provide counseling out of our office space in Mt. Pleasant. Currently, LCCN counselor Ashley Bauman offers counseling apointments at Advent's office on Wednesdays and Fridays. To schedule a session with Ashley, call Life directly at 301-292-2778 or fill out this form on Life's website.

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ASHLEY BAUMAN, LGPC, MA, NCC

Ashley Bauman is a graduate of Richmont Graduate University with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling.  She also has a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development from the University of Georgia. 

After she graduated from UGA, she worked at the UGA Wesley Foundation for two years mentoring college students when she felt led to get her master’s in counseling.  While in school she interned at the Kennesaw State University Counseling Office and at The Hope Center.  She’s provided individual and group counseling services to adults and adolescents.  Upon moving to                                                                    Washington, D.C. she has worked with The Wendt Center providing grief and trauma counseling.                                                              Ashley enjoys working with individuals and couples as they navigate through life’s transitions,                                                                      mood disorders, and spiritual concerns. 

                                                            Ashley and her husband have been married for four years and are currently serving on a                                                                                church-plant team in Washington, D.C.

                                                 Please note that LCCN counselors are not employed by Church of the Advent. 

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION 

Spiritual Direction is an ancient Christian tradition of religious mentorship first practiced in monasteries and religious orders. More recently, Protestant circles have recognized the distinctive benefits of this contemplative practice. Spiritual direction creates intentional space for conversation, prayer, and reflection; the goal is to discern the movement of God, to act on the discernment, and to walk closer to Jesus Christ. It is a safe place to bring the mess of life to light before our gracious God. 

Meriwether Zeager will offer spiritual direction for individuals (women only) or groups (co-ed) at Advent's office on Mondays. Email her at meriwetheranderson@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

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MERIWETHER ZEAGER

Meriwether graduated from Leadership Transformations in association with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a certificate in Spiritual Direction. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

She has worked in the emergency room specializing as a sexual assault nurse examiner, as a case manager at an HIV clinic, and for the past nine years as a nurse at the State Department.  During the past twenty years she has traveled extensively in the developing world working as a nurse. Her most formative overseas experience was a year in Thailand at a shelter for victims of human trafficking.

She has spent significant time in convents and abbeys over the past decade, wrestling with the Lord over the problem of suffering, and ultimately learning to rest with Him. It is from this space that she decided to pursue Spiritual Direction.
 
Meriwether and her husband Curt are parents to Annabelle and are members at Church of the Advent.

                                                             Please note that spiritual directors are not employed by Church of the Advent.