Joy Celeste Crawford is a long time Spiritual Guide living in intimate relationship with Earth and the Divine Feminine. She is founder of the Spiritual Life Center of Virginia, LLC, co-founder of Church of the Wild River, and of Kindred Project - a weekly international contemplative prayer gathering. As a beekeeper and forager of wild medicinal plants, Joy is a keen observer of the cyclical consciousness that flows through all Sacred Earth Community. She holds Masters degrees in Theology and Christian Education, an Eco-Ministry Certificate from Seminary of the Wild, and a Certificate in Spiritual Guidance from the Shalem Institute where she also serves on staff. She serves on the Wisdom Council of the Order of Hildegard and directs the Spiritual Guidance component of their chaplaincy program. Joy also provides individual and group spiritual guidance, retreats, courses, and women's groups online and from her home. She lives in rural Virginia with her husband and dog on the banks of the James River, known before European colonization as the Powhatan River and ancestral home to the dispossessed Native American Monacan people. She is mother of two fierce and compassionate adult daughters.