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Meet Carrie Stiles


Carrie is a Certified Spiritual Director with twenty eight years of congregational ministry experience to children, youth, and their families.

Carrie received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN in 1992 and her Master of Arts Degree in Children, Youth, and Family Ministries from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, in 1994. Carrie is scheduled to graduate with her M.Div. from Luther Seminary in May 2023, followed by ordination.

Carrie became certified as a Spiritual Director in May, 2020, by completing the Tending the Holy Spiritual Direction program at The Christos Center for Spiritual Formation in Lino, Lakes, MN.

Carrie's faith tradition is Christian (ELCA Lutheran), however she is open to spiritual companionship with a variety of spiritual traditions, including interfaith and spiritual/non-religious. She loves to engage in conversation and learning about different traditions and how others connect with and engage with their creator and their spiritual self. 

Carrie has been married twenty seven years to Dale, an ELCA pastor. Carrie and Dale have served and partnered together in ministry many of their years together.


Together also, they have three children - Caleb (24), Annica (21), Tobie (18), and a five year-old golden retriever named Oscar.

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