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Living deeply in a
distracted world.

Writer. Spiritual Director. Leadership Coach.

Mary J. Yerkes is a writer, spiritual director, leadership coach, and speaker based in Washington, DC.

As a writer, Mary specializes in writing for the general and inspirational markets. After spending more than 10 years working as a writer and editor in the financial services industry, she left the corporate world to pursue her passions. Mary’s inspirational writing appears in such popular print and online magazines as Christianity Today’s Women Leaders, Focus on the Family,, and AG News, to name a few. She writes on diverse topics but has a special interest in spiritual formation, church and marketplace leadership, and life challenges.

In her work as a spiritual director and mentor, Mary has partnered with pastors, missionaries, church staff, and business leaders in the U.S., South Africa, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and Siberia. Her certification as a spiritual director is through Sustainable Faith, a collective of spiritual directors and pastors working to create a spiritually healthy culture among leaders and their communities.

Mary is also a Certified Christian Life Coach, a Certified Brain-Based Success Coach, and a soon-to-be Certified Executive and Leadership Coach.

If you’re looking for an experienced writer, spiritual director, coach, or speaker, she would love to talk with you. Contact Mary today.