Dan Miller, Ph.D.
Dan grew up in Seattle, WA amidst the wet grace of Puget Sound and the green
lusciousness of the Pacific Northwest. He enjoyed the natural revelry of a
large family who shared a predisposition, passion, and a modicum of talent for
story, humor, athletics, and the arts.
Dan has been involved in pastoral ministry and spiritual formation
work for four decades. He describes himself as “an apprentice of Jesus with an
ecumenical spirit and an appreciation and reverence for any serious spiritual
seeker or practitioner.” His “accidental gift” is that he had twelve years of
Catholic schooling (four at a Jesuit high school), attended a Lutheran
University, Presbyterian Seminary (Princeton, M.Div., Th. M.), Methodist
Graduate Program (Claremont School of Theology, Ph.D.) and wrote his
dissertation on the Jewish philosopher and theologian Abraham Heschel. Dan has
been offering spiritual guidance to people from as many as a dozen different
Christian denominations for over thirty years. He received his training in the late 1980’s
at The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, D.C.
Dan’s work included ten years at the Center for Spiritual Development in Orange, CA
where he was one of the lead teachers in
their three-year spiritual direction training program, offered spiritual
direction and supervision, and classes on Christian spirituality. While there
he founded and led The Human & the Holy spiritual formation community which gathered for sixteen years until Covid hit in 2020.
Presently, Dan lives on Whidbey Island north of Seattle and spends his time offering spiritual direction online and in-person, writing, teaching for a school of spiritual direction, offering talks,
days of spiritual renewal, and retreats.
Dan’s commitment and passion are to help persons and communities cultivate lives of spiritual depth. His work has always revolved around the relationship between the mystical and prophetic dimensions of faith, the cultivation and embodiment of an authentic Christian spirituality, one that is
mature, holistic, enlivening, responsible, communal, dialogical, liberating, and in service to love.
Of all his roles, responsibilities, privileges, and blessings, the one Dan
cherishes most is being the father of three young adult children.
Find Dan’s website here: www.thesacredbraid.com