Rosie Potestio,CM


My decision to become a spiritual director is the natural outgrowth of my life's journey of consciously seeking intimacy with God. The Spiritual Director's role as a compassionate attendant, assisting others in their process of seeking spiritual growth, fulfills my life's intention.

Rosie Potestio

  • Sermons: Chico New Thought Center for Spiritual Living

  • How Spiritual Direction Works

    It is growth in the spiritual life that you are seeking. But what does that mean? By what signs might we recognize it? Personal transformation takes place very gradually if we choose to be led by God. So how can you tell if you are making spiritual progress? Are you becoming more hopeful, more serene? More accepting? Readier to forgive? Are you less anxious? This is the spiritual life. This is the practice of holy living, and it is profoundly challenging. It is a project of a lifetime of open-ended growth.

  • My Lifetime of Training and Learning

    • Commissioned Ministry (CM) is the way the United Church of Christ recognizes, authorizes, supports and blesses a lay person who has been called by Spirit to serve the church and community in a specific way, in this case, as an Interfaith Spiritual Director. I am a member and Minister-in-Covenant of New Vision Congregational United Church of Christ in Chico, California.
    • Graduate of the Chaplaincy Institute for Arts and Interfaith Ministries in Berkeley. Learned to companion individuals of every religious tradition, with wisdom drawn from the world's major faith traditions.
    • Affiliated with, and a member of Spiritual Directions International, a global learning community committed to spiritual care, contemplative practices, and compassionate listening.
    • One of the founders of the Hsien Taoist Monastery in Santa Cruz in the early 1980's.
    • Study of Taoism and Buddhism with Craig Andrews, Eastern Religions and Sanskrit scholar.
    • Studies with Age of Aquarius to more deeply develop intuitive skills.
    • Life-time member of the New Vision Center - Chico Congregational Church, UCC .
    • Over two years as an Ombudsman for seniors in long term care facilities, with Passages of Butte County. Work with death and dying.
    • Conducted workshops for OLLI, Osher Lifeflong Learning at CSU, Chico.
    • Have companioned family and friends during the transition time prior to their passing, assisting with care and prayer.

  • Contact Me

    Call or e-mail for additional information: 530-570-5838


    Office location: 9039 Esquon Road, Durham, CA 95938

Commissioned Minister for Spiritual Direction