SheLoves Circles

SheLoves Circles are sacred spaces. They represent equality, wholeness and sisterhood. They can be expanded to infinity without changing shape. If you want to walk in deeper connection with your SheLoves Sisters, we would like to extend an invitation to join a SheLoves Circle.

Most groups are made up of four to seven womxn. They function best when all members make a commitment to show up for each other. In this spirit, we do ask that if you sign up, you are committing to try and attend the Circle for the entire duration or for at least six months (whichever comes first).

If you have questions or would like to join a a SheLoves Circles, send us an email at [email protected].


Biweekly Thursdays for seven weeks beginning October 14, 2021
noon – 1pm (Pacific Time)

Come join me on a discovery and practice-based journey on how to become an embodiment of diversity and inclusion, and build lasting cross-cultural relationships, locally and globally. We will be centering our discussions around the Scriptures and the book “Becoming All Things … “ by Michelle Ami Reyes.

To register for this Circle, please send an email to [email protected].

About Ivy: I am in love with Jesus and the practice of leaning in to the emerging of a new humanity. I am Ivy Clark, a Spiritual Director Apprentice with Anam Cara Ministries. I have been devoted to mentoring women of faith, life and leadership since 2017. I am also a co-facilitator for a practice-based workshop series (The Ninefold Path Lab) founded on Jesus’ sermon: The Beatitudes. Formerly I worked in media companies, co-hosted a live radio program and led marketing and community engagement projects for large non-profit organizations in Canada. Abba carried me through unspeakable hardship in my first marriage and a season of single-motherhood, which deepened my faith and widened my understanding of vulnerabilities, conflicts, disparity, stigmatism and injustice that constantly grieve this world. The rhythm of grace is unforceful and in it I journeyed to reclaim my identity, courage, resilience and beautiful calling. I remarried in 2016 and now live with my loving husband and son in North Vancouver, BC.

Monday Circle (Currently full)

Fourth Monday of each month, 9 a.m. (Eastern Time)

We are four women from four different decades, from up and down the East Coast, from Canada to Florida.  We’re all been “church going” since we were children BUT in the past few years have been working through some of the wreckage. We all love God but how we love Him has changed.  None of us are shy and we’re all opinionated and we say that to each other and laugh. But it’s so true.  No imposter syndrome needed. I usually email a topic or idea to the women a couple of days ahead to give us a chance to ponder. 

headshot of sueAbout Sandy: I love women and interacting with them, especially from different generations and cultures. I love learning and listening to others as we continue to “grow up” in this crazy God world. My church background runs the gamut of traditional main line, Pentecostal , evangelical and now episcopal.  I love travel and reading (there’s always a stack on my nightstand and there must be a mystery), and cooking and grandchildren and good coffee. I have a BS in education but I never liked the classroom. One-on-one, small group, interactive are my favorites.

Thursday Circle (Currently full)

First and Third Thursday of each month, 1-2 p.m. (Central Time)

Our Circle is a group of women who are curious about each other, our faith and our world. We center our discussions around books, reading a chapter or two per meeting, but we are open to the leading of the Spirit to talk about current events and topics that are on our heart. (Books we have read together include The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr, Defiant by Kelley Nikondeha and The Myth of the American Dream by DL Mayfield.) 

lisa smith headshotAbout Lisa: Hello, I’m Lisa Schickert Smith. I gain energy being in groups of people who discuss ideas and try to answer the big questions. I honor diversity, curiosity, and flexibility.  Lately, I have been trying to focus on following the little nudges by the Spirit. I am a designer, mom of two and wife who lives in rural Illinois. I grew up Catholic, now attend the UMC Church my husband pastors, but I consider myself “denominational promiscuous” letting the Spirit lead me to what is true.

Saturday Circle (currently full)

Second Saturday of each month, 10:15-11:15 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Our circle is a small, but mighty collection of women from Texas, California and British Columbia. We connect so that together, in sisterhood, we can grow into greater thriving as we explore what it means to live in step with Jesus, justice and greater wholeness. We seek to hold a safe and brave space, welcoming each other as we are and cheering each other on as we grow and become. 

lisa headshotAbout Lisa: Lisa Scandrette lives in the Mission District of San Francisco with her husband Mark, where they raised three children to adulthood. She loves a slow cup of coffee in the morning, a good story, spinning wool into yarn and knitting it up, and going on adventures with Mark. She is passionate about caring for individuals and creating a more peaceful and just world. She facilitates workshops and provides administrative support for ReIMAGINE: A Center for Integral Christian Practice and is coauthor of BELONGING and BECOMING: Creating A Thriving Family Culture, and FREE: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most.