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Hello Friend, 

This is Illuminated Soul.
Spiritual direction & practical tools for emotional, mental, and spiritual health and well-being. 

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what life would be like if we could simply see and perceive more clearly? Our journey of emotional, mental and spiritual health is one of illumination in Christ Jesus who walked with excellence of soul (mind, will and emotions) and lovingly empowers us to do the same. 



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Join me for bite sized teaching, encouragement, and practical tools to help you respond to the negative thoughts, emotions, and occasional darkness life circumstances can sometimes bring. Together we’re partnering with the Holy Spirit to live life with excellence of soul; to become aware…
to become whole!

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Weekends & Coaching

Is it possible to understand our emotional & mental pain differently?


Join Craig and the team for an Illuminated Soul Weekend, and experience two full days of practical tools, teaching and conversation about emotions, anxiety, depression, and growing in self-awareness. 


As a trained Spiritual Director and emotional, mental and spiritual health coach, Craig offers one-on-one coaching specific for your situation.

My Story

This is raw, but let's get it out there. You may have known me as part of the thriving KLOVE morning show Craig, Amy & Kankelfritz. But there's more to the story - and all glory goes to God in the way He uses us in spite of ourselves.

From 1998 to 2008, I struggled with clinical depression, crippling anxiety and fear, and OCD.  I was on 5 different kinds of medication over 6 of those years; abused alcohol for 3 of those years, self-harmed and dealt with severe suicidal ideation.  At the end of it all I had a profound healing encounter with Jesus.  But, that was only the beginning of my healing journey.  Unbeknownst to me, there was much I needed to learn about the roles that my body, soul (mind, will, emotions) and spirit played in my 10 year affliction.  


I eventually became aware that my core issue wasn’t even depression, but how I was completely mismanaging my thought-life, emotions/feelings and power of choice (will). Basically, I was letting them manage me!  Ever since then I’ve been on a learning journey about emotional, mental and spiritual health and well-being and enjoy sharing what I learn with others.  I share not out of mastery, but out of my own personal need.


In simplicity, I’m one guy who sat in a dark pit for 10 years.  I know what it’s like.  It sucks.  Most likely you and I have eaten the same dirt.  But… whether you deal with depression and anxiety or just want to learn how to better manage your mind, will and emotions, I want you to know that our God loves to illuminate our darkness.  


So, I bless your journey and will wrap this up by repeating the first 4 words our Heavenly Father spoke over the formless, dark chaos at the beginning of creation…LET THERE BE LIGHT!

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