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Come on a journey to… connecting to our true self, to each other, and to God

Holy Paths is an ecumenical ministry for those who yearn for a deeper walk with God in the midst of a busy, complicated world. We know there is more to the abundant life than we are experiencing with endless demands on our time and energies at work, in the community, the home, and the church. Yet a deeper spirituality eludes us.

Christians of all denominations are beginning to rediscover the ancient spiritual disciplines which give order and balance to life through solitude and community, renewal and work, prayer and service. Joan Chittester describes spirituality as the way we express a living faith in a real world. It “does not set out to avoid life…. but to live the ordinary life extraordinarily well.”

Founded by Susanne Hassell in 2006, Holy Paths is dedicated to helping others develop spiritual disciplines, find renewal in their busy lives, and seek a more intimate relationship with God.  Susanne is a member of Spiritual Directors, Intl. and has years of experience walking alongside people in their faith journeys.

Susanne’s background prior to running Holy Paths full-time included teaching biblical principles to children and adults, leading small groups, hosting and leading retreats, and conducting training workshops.  She also founded and directed three preschool programs in Knoxville and Mobile, AL.



Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 2013

Art of Spiritual Direction at SFTS in 2009

Certificate of Spiritual Formation at Columbia Theological Seminary in 2003

M.S. in Child Development and Family Relationships from the University of Tennessee in 1974


Holy Paths is a non-profit, 501c3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible.


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