I’m glad you found your way here. I am passionate about creating safe and brave spaces for transformation and healing in real life, online, and outside. I love cultivating connection with people, groups and organizations who care about practice, healthier systems, justice and equity, and changing ourselves to change the world.

- Kathy

Kathy Escobar co-pastors at The Refuge, a hub for healing community, social action, and creative collaboration in North Denver and is the author of Practicing: Changing Yourself to Change the WorldFaith Shift: Finding Your Way Forward When Everything You Believe is Coming Apart, Down We Go: Living into the Wild Ways of Jesus and several other books including her most recent Advent resource, A Weary World: Reflections for a Blue Christmas.

A trained spiritual director, speaker, writer, group facilitator, and advocate, her passion is for people on the margins of life and faith and creating brave, safe spaces for healing and transformation in community. A Pepperdine University graduate, she has a Master’s in Management with an emphasis in Organizational Development from JFK University and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Denver Seminary. She has blogged for many years in addition to writing for different platforms including Patheos Progressive Christian Channel and SheLoves Magazine as well as creating content for The Work of the People and Transform Network. She is also the Co-Executive Director of #communityheals: Making Spaces for Transformation Accessible for All, which includes #waterheals: Water Sports Empowerment for the Soul, #beautyheals: Rest & Renewal for Weary Souls, and #presenceheals: Soul Experiences that Heal.

Kathy's books are available at Amazon.

To book Kathy for an event, retreat, workshop, or team building experience, email here. Depending on the nature of the event, most bookings will be handled through Transform Network.

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