About

Meet JoAnna

JoAnna Dias is a trained spiritual director and soon-to-be psychologist, who has a passion for inviting others to know how God’s heart beats uniquely for them. Believing that engaging with others can provide a reflection of the gracious and loving presence of God, she seeks to create spaces for these encounters.

JoAnna has also led several pilgrimages to Israel, where she invites travelers to open and immerse themselves in God’s presence. She believes Israel is a sacred place where people are forever changed by having encountered where God has revealed himself for millenia, from Abraham to King David, to Jesus’ life and ministry to His disciples’ work to spread the Gospel. On what is typically a busy and information-packed tour in Israel, she invites pilgrims to slow down in order to connect with God’s Word, His presence, and fellow travelers for a trip that not only engages the mind and body, but the soul.

Values

  • Intimacy with Christ: We believe God is active in everyone’s lives and that as we seek Christ with our whole hearts, we will find Him.
  • Companionship: We aren’t meant to live the spiritual life alone. Whether in a group or one-on-one, we need each other in order to live life by the Holy Spirit.
  • Freedom: We believe that God made us to be the truest version of ourselves. This includes adventure and exploration as embodied human beings seeking God in the ordinary.
  • Safety: We seek to provide a judgment-free space for people believing that true freedom and intimacy cannot be found unless people feel safe.
  • Double Knowledge: We believe that in knowing ourselves, we learn more about God. Therefore, we encourage increased self-awareness, as we seek to draw closer to Jesus.

Doctrinal Statements

  • The Trinity: We believe that there is one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • Jesus: We believe that Jesus Christ, both God and man, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for the sins of humankind, and rose again conquering sin and death.
  • The Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is the counselor promised by Jesus in order to guide, comfort, heal, and lead Christ-followers until He returns.
  • God’s Word: We believe that the Bible is one of God’s clearest revelations of Himself, and therefore, provides an anchor for our spiritual lives.