Jean Wise is a freelance writer, speaker, retreat leader and spiritual director. She is a contributing author of devotions for six compilations published by Barbour, plus the solo author for Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room, an Advent devotion (Barbour Books, 2014). She has published numerous magazine articles in magazines such as the Lutheran, Christian Communicator and public health journals. A former reporter for her local daily newspaper, she is also a graduate of CLASS and CLASS Career Coaching.
Jean is a Deacon at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church facilitating adult spiritual formation. She has an active spiritual direction practice including leading group spiritual direction.
Her ministry alsoincludes an ecumenical group called the Carpenter’s House that creates opportunities for spiritual growth in her rural northwest Ohio community. She is a frequent speaker for gatherings and retreats in northwest Ohio