We have known and worked with Mary for quite a number of years now. We recently have experienced tremendous change and a very painful situation that needed additional help in addressing. Mary was the first person we called. Her expertise as a spiritual mentor and guide has helped us weather the storm through the means of active listening, keen spiritual intuition and Spirit-led prayer. Simply put: Mary senses things in the Spirit that shed a light on areas you may not have thought of or sensed yourself. And even now safely back at harbor, Mary’s love, kindness and compassion continue to anchor us to our own growth as individuals and as husband and wife.
I worked with Mary as an executive coach when I was at a turning point in my career. I knew I was ready to make a change, but I wasn’t sure of the right next step. Through thoughtful questioning and exploration in coaching sessions, Mary helped me to identify an entrepreneurial path that led to me becoming the CEO of my own communications firm. I am so grateful for the coaching experience that brought me the success and fulfillment I have today.
Mary Yerkes is a wise spiritual companion and trusted leadership coach. Whether in personal spiritual direction and coaching, or in group training sessions, Mary’s discerning voice offers relatable insights. She speaks from her well-watered life and draws from a deep reservoir of training and personal experience. I highly recommend Mary to anyone who seeks wisdom and guidance in living for Jesus and is ready to go to another level.
After many years serving God in a much-loved foreign country, I was shocked, disappointed and angry when the Lord brought us back to live full-time in our home country of Canada. It was in this season of confusion, anger and grief that I reached out to Mary Yerkes for spiritual direction. Those three years of monthly times with Mary were some of the most intentional times I’ve experienced in my walk with Jesus. I became far more aware of Him in my everyday life. My eyes were opened to His love and presence in ways that returned so much life and joy (and healing) to my soul. It’s easy for me to recommend Mary to you if you are looking for wise and gracious help in your own journey.
I began working with Mary after my son was born. At that time, I was angry, depressed, and just plain stuck. Over time, she gave me tools to work through pain and disappointments. Mary introduced me to life rhythms, healthier perspectives, and skills to manage my inner dialogue. I am a more mature, balanced, and complete person because of Mary. My long season of working with her has forever impacted my life. I cannot fully put into words how much gratitude I have for who she is and the work she does.
Mary has accompanied me in my Spiritual journey for over 4 years. Mary’s love for Jesus has overflowed into my life through her presence, non-judgmental listening, compassion and encouragement. She is gifted in helping me discern where God is at work in the highs and lows of my unfolding story and has encouraged me in the courageous choice to say “YES” as Jesus invites me to go deeper with Him. The fruit of our work together is visible as I have drawn closer to God and am walking in greater freedom in my ability to love myself and others. I now have greater clarity of the calling of my life and I’m living it out purposefully. I am very thankful for Mary’s guidance on my journey.