Jane Vennard is ordained to a special ministry of teaching and spiritual direction in the United Church of Christ, a Protestant denomination. She is an astute scholar of Christianity who has also practiced Buddhism. For many years, she was a Senior Adjunct Professor at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, teaching numerous courses on prayer, spirituality, and discernment.

Vennard is a spiritual director in private practice. She leads retreats across the country and teaches in a variety of ecumenical settings. She has a rare blend of being able to see clearly the similarities and differences in traditional perspectives, and adeptly leading people through an examination of a variety of spiritual perspectives.

She is a graduate of Wellesley College, Stanford University,a nd the San Francisco Theological Seminary.

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  • Keen insights into different types of prayer
  • Creative approaches to the devotional life
  • Helpful examples of meditations and prayers