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Sojourners Institute

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Enlivening Caring Professionals


Sojourners Institute is progressive education and soulful guidance that inspire people to journey to the next level in their life and work.


Sojourners Institute supports and enlivens people in the helping professions through individual and group development programs.

Offerings (click on titles for more information)

Sojourners Spiritual Direction Program

This is a unique training program in spiritual direction for people in the helping professions. This small, accelerated program recognizes the experience of professionals who are trained in relational work. The program brings together progressive currents in cosmology, theology and psychology as we explore how we most effectively live our lives and most deeply engage others in their spiritual sojourns.

Sojourners Circles

These monthly small groups are designed to nurture your heart, mind and soul through expansive learning, personal reflection, and  group exploration. This is a unique process for people in the helping professions who want to deepen their practice and their lives.

Sojourners Supervision Groups

A gathering of spiritual directors for monthly nurture, support and inspiration. Using centering practices, check-in, presentation, discussion and mutual feedback, this group assists you to take your clients and practice to the next level. 

Why the Name “Sojourners”?

Sojourners are travelers who stay a while in one place and then keep moving on. The spiritual life is never fixed; there’s always a new place to call home. Inspired by the life of emancipator Sojourner Truth, we believe the journey is about being emancipated from patterns that limit us, to a liberated way of feeling, thinking and living. Join us as we sojourn together in this vital work of freedom and new life.


Scott copyScott McRae has been a spiritual seeker since childhood. After being ordained in 1988, his professional journey has led him through pastoring a church and campus ministry, and training chaplains (in Clinical Pastoral Education) and spiritual directors (he was a co-leader of the Spiritual Guidance and Leadership Program for 8 years). Currently he is Director of Spiritual Care for a health care system, offers individual coaching and spiritual direction, and leads workshops and retreats. Scott is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and the Center for Spiritual Guidance, and he has completed training with Coach University.

Mel Head Shot2Melanie Alman McRae grew up South Carolina and explored a wide range of southern religious experience. Her spiritual journey led her out of the South and into more progressive perspectives and work. She was ordained in 1989, and her past ministry experience includes parish ministry and chaplaincy in nursing homes and hospitals. Currently she works as a spiritual director and group leader, and as a chaplain and bereavement counselor for a hospice program. She is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and the Center for Spiritual Guidance.

Scott and Melanie have a wonderful young-adult daughter, Ana, three delightful dogs, and they live in South Minneapolis.

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856