Barbara Jimenez

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

—Matthew 11:28

how i work

Spiritual Direction

To meet as people wherever they are on their spiritual journey, I offer a variety of services to help people draw closer to God. From one-on-one spiritual direction to large group retreats, you can learn more about what I do here.


Individual Spiritual Direction

Learn how to recognize God's Presence and receive His Love. Spiritual direction fits easily into your life and enriches your daily relationship with God.



  • One-on-one

  • One hour in length, scheduled once a month

  • Conducted in person, over the phone, or online through video conferencing

  • $95 per session (sliding scale available for those in need, because no one should go without spiritual direction due to lack of funds)

  • Always confidential


Group Spiritual Direction

Enrich your relationship with God by seeking the Lord together with people like you, who desire to grow spiritually, and explore authentic life with Jesus:



  • Group of 3-4 participants

  • 2 hours in length, scheduled once a month

  • $50 per month, per person

  • Always confidential


Ignatian Spiritual Exercises

For nearly five hundred years, the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola have been a tool for spiritual formation. The Exercises emphasize the personhood of Jesus Christ. He is not just a historical character to study, but a person to dialogue with, learn from, and walk alongside. The Exercises’ diverse approaches to prayer enable us to come before God openly and honestly and to hear from God in ways many Christians haven’t experienced before .



  • 9-month commitment

  • Monthly one-on-one meetings

  • Regularly scheduled group meetings or retreats (if done as part of a group)

  • $1200 for 9 month program

  • Always confidential

How I work

Retreats and Workshops


To truly thrive as believers, I believe that we must learn to find peace and a close connection with God in the midst of urban challenges — not just in a manicured retreat center setting.

I facilitate contemplative retreats and workshops that help participants find God’s presence inside San Francisco and the surrounding area.

To best facilitate retreats, I partner with another spiritual advisor named Dale Gish. You can learn about his ministry here.


  • Contemplative, prayerful group retreats

  • Encounter God in Scripture through meditation or imaginative/centering prayer

  • Can accommodate a range of group sizes

  • Flexible location

  • Not a traditional speaker-led retreat

  • Contact me for more details