Meet Lacy Finn Borgo
Over the years when I've been asked to provide a bio for this book or that class and I always stumble.
What do I want you to know about me?
I am an eternal being in whom God dwells and delights. (A phrase I have often heard from James Bryan Smith.) I am still learning to live into those words.
I was raised between the oil fields of West Texas and mountains of Colorado and Utah. My greatest teachers have been children. From Texas, to Kazakhstan, to New York, to Colorado every child who sat in my class has taught me something. Thank you for the grace.
Somewhere along the way I earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Teaching Certificate from University of Texas, Permian Basin, a Masters of Science in Education from State University, New York and graduated from the Renovaré Institute for Spiritual Formation. I have a Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from Portland Seminary formerly known as George Fox Evangelical Seminary. I also received my spiritual direction training from Portland Seminary. I have been trained as a supervisor of spiritual directors through the Mercy Center.
I teach and provide spiritual direction for the Renovaré Institute as well as the Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Direction at Fuller Theological Seminary. I teach classes on spiritual direction and spiritual formation at Portland Seminary and serve as a faculty advisor for the DMin. in Leadership and Spiritual Formation.
I'm meeting Jesus these days in the faces and stories of folks who live at Haven House which is a transitional housing facility for homeless families. In addition to providing spiritual direction and supervision of spiritual directors, I provide spiritual direction for children at Haven House.
I am a part of a family that includes two teenaged daughters, one husband, two parents, three dogs, four cats, two goats, three horses, and numerous chickens all within a quarter mile radius. The rhythms of life and death, place and community have formed me—for these I give thanks.
My first experience of God was in a grove of Aspen trees when I was about five years old. I became wonderfully aware of the Spirit's presence and pursuit of me. Later, when I was a teenager I fell in love with Jesus. Over the years my relationship with God has grown and changed, deepened and transformed. Everyday of my nearly fifty years of life has been a gift of coming to know and experience a richer love of God, of others and maybe most miraculously even myself. Good Dirt Ministries is an overflow of that love.
My greatest joy and honor is to walk with others as they seek to walk with God. Sometimes that looks like teaching or leading retreats, other times it looks like spiritual direction or supervision but mostly it looks like friendship.