Joan Smith

Joan_Smith_5Joan’s life has been about helping others navigate change. After teaching and raising a family, Joan established a private practice in career counseling and organizational training and consulting for thirteen years in Burlington, Vermont.

In the 1990’s, she became an administrator for organizations in transition, including the University of Vermont’s Service Learning program and Farm & Wilderness Foundation in Plymouth, Vt. Simultaneously, Joan served as a spiritual director and retreat leader, which in 1999 led her into interim ministry and ordination in the UCC, an inclusive Protestant denomination in the Congregational tradition. Between 1999-2006, Joan served two small churches in Pittsford and Saxtons River, Vermont, which included a year as a part-time Hospice Chaplain. In 2006, she became a counselor-administrator-cook for Greenfire Retreat in Tenants’s Harbor, Maine. Upon it’s closing, she followed a dream of many years, and opened The Guest House for a ministry of hospitality and spiritual counsel.

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42 Masonic Street
Rockland, Maine  04841
207.594.1232