NACC Webinar 2023 Series
Diary Writing & Discernment (Angela meets Ignatius)
Presented by Angela R. Hooks
July 20, 2023 | 12:00 noon CT (1pm ET, 11am MT, 10am PT, 8am HI)
Overview and Objectives
With the growing need to tend to the grief, loss, and joys of others, we can diminish or neglect our own soul care, which affects our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Join us to learn how to sharpen our awareness about great expectations of what God wants to give us right now through diary writing.
As a result of this webinar, participants will:
- Discuss Discernment through Diary Writing
- Apply the teaching of Angela’s Diary Scribblers with Ignatius’s Spiritual Exercises to their chaplaincy ministry.
- Examine their chaplaincy minister in light of the diary writing
NACC Certification Competencies Addressed in this Webinar
PIC1, PIC220.127.116.11, ITP3
Angela R. Hooks is a 2023 graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, where she earned her MDiv. She also completed spiritual direction training at Oasis Spiritual Ministries. Angela is an ordained Baptist minister who loves talking, writing, preaching, teaching about Christ, and the ways of practicing spiritual formation that deepen one’s intimacy with God. Angela earned her doctoral degree in 2018 from St. John’s University in English literature and an MFA in Creative Writing from Manhattanville College. Angela has charted her own path as an interdisciplinarian, blending faith, theology, literature, and creative writing into her work.
As an author, she published an interactive journal, MAKE IT HAPPEN, with Peter Pauper Press, and essays and articles about teaching writing and diary writing. Dr. Hooks has taught writing and literature at Dutchess Community College, Culinary Institute of America, Ramapo College, and St. John University since 2006. As well as facilitated diary writing in churches, women’s retreats, community centers, and libraries.
Angela is the wife of Rev. Johnny Ray Simon, the pastor of Second Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie, where she serves as an associate minister, ordained deacon, and teaches Sunday School. She is also the mother of four adult children.
She lives and works in Manchester, Connecticut, where she has started her own spiritual direction practice, Heartbeat Formation.