Friday, September 15th, 2017
“Liminal Space: How Ordinary Transitions Become Extraordinary Transformation and a Pathway to Your Future”
Executive Director and Founder
Jon DeWaal is the Executive Director and Founder of Liminal Space, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people navigate through major life transition. He provides 1×1 transition guidance, leads transition groups called PIER groups and facilitates workshops at The PIER Learning Center at Liminal Space that teach transition skills.
Jon attended The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology receiving his Masters of Divinity in 2007. He has taught on calling and career at The Seattle School as an adjunct professor. Jon also served as a fellow at The Allender Center for Trauma & Abuse. Through his education, mentoring and the struggles and discoveries of his own transitions, Jon found a more natural fit for his career – creating Liminal Space, an organization that combines the often segregated disciplines of counseling, spiritual direction, life coaching and career counseling. Over the last 8 years, his research has shown that major transitions are places where people can find their desired path and become stronger, or where they can get stuck –sometimes for years. Having a plan, helpful guidance, and a clear focus can make all the difference in the world.
Jon has been married for 12 years to his wife Annie. They have three boys – Grant, Jude and Levi. He is a member at Bethany Community Church at the Shoreline campus, where they’ve been attending as a family for the last 6 years.
Few “bigger” questions get asked more often than, “What should I do with my life?” More often than not, the question gets asked during a season of change that holds plenty of ambiguity and uncertainty. By its very nature, the question implies that we exist for a reason and are uniquely created for a purpose. Our task is to discover this reason and purpose, live from it, and influence the world by it. This talk will explore how ordinary change – the kind we each go through in our personal and professional lives – brings with it both turbulence and opportunity. The “tool” we have to understand both is transition – a spiritual discipline intended to form us, but through which most of us want to simply endure and end. If we engage transition with curiosity, courage and community a desired future can be discovered and a plan made to get there. The “in-between” moments of life are where God does his best work, if we learn to wait and let it form us.
3017 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
Parking is free. Doors open at 7:15 am for coffee and connecting.
Phone: (253) 752-8899
$21 for breakfast registration on-line
$25 for breakfast registration at the door
Registration closes Thursday, September 14, 2017.
$16 refund provided for breakfast registration if cancellation is 1 week or more prior to the event. There will be no credits or refunds for cancellations within one week of an event.