About Julie

Julie Neraas is an educator, writer, spiritual director, public speaker, and retreat leader. She is also skilled in group facilitation.

Her topics include:
  • Spiritual Practices for Busy People
  • Spiritual Renewal of Leaders
  • The Nature and Power of Hope
  • Hope and Chronic Illness
  • Threshold Crossings
  • Finding Prayer and Listening Ways in a Busy Life
An ordained Presbyterian minister and Spiritual Director for more than thirty-five years, Julie has a particular interest in helping busy people find regular spiritual practices. She was an Associate Professor in an interdisciplinary graduate program at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, from 1991–2008. Her course material is drawn from; theology, mythology, psychology, as well as from artists and writers. Some of her courses include: Birth and Death, The Great Stories, Enduring Questions, Weaving Together Life and Livelihood, Pilgrimage Stories, Spiritual Memoir, Prophets and Mystics, the Religious Imagination, Civility, Community and The Common Good.