Slide Author, Speaker, Retreat Leader,
Teacher of Prayer, Spirituality,
and Healing

International speaker and author Jan Alkire takes to heart Jesus’ words: “I have come to bring you life, life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10).

She has made it her mission to enable people to experience God with them wherever they are and whatever their need. Whether it’s loneliness, a physical illness, a broken relationship, or a spiritual wound, hurting people long for the healing touch of God. They want relief. They want more fullness of life.

Jan is the author of four books that offer hope and help for healing through the use of scripture, compelling stories, and the wisdom of many people. While writing from a Catholic perspective, her books are ecumenical and of interest to any Christian.

A long-time resident of Seattle, Jan leads retreats and speaks at faith communities locally, in the Pacific Northwest and throughout North America. Her experience in healing and wholeness includes a degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin.

Available Now

Free presentation available via Zoom: “Speaking Across the Divides

New! Check out Jan’s latest article: “New Life, New Hope.”

Women's Retreat 2022

You’re invited!

Jan will be a featured speaker at a women’s retreat in Federal Way, WA

February 18-20

Come rest; receive a renewal of hope; be enlightened by the Holy Spirit.
Offered in person and live streamed.

Register &/or learn more at wwwccr.org

Women's Retreat 2022 with Speakers
Seeking Christ Through Friendship

Seeking Christ Through Friendship

Jan Alkire. Paulist Press, 2019

Many people want to experience fullness of life and draw closer to God but aren’t sure how to do so. They belong to a faith community and want to share their journey with others, but with whom? Few have access to a spiritual director or mentor, and as a result, they feel alone.

Healing: Stories of Faith, Hope, and Love

Jan Alkire. Paulist Press, 2003

This book offers readers hope and shows them how to participate actively in their own healing: physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational.

Healing
Healing As A Parish Ministry

Healing as a Parish Ministry: Mending Body, Mind, and Spirit

Fr. Leo Thomas, O.P. and Jan Alkire

This sound and practical book shows how Jesus’ mandate to heal the sick, an essential but forgotten ministry, is rooted in Christian scriptural and sacramental tradition.

Healing Ministry: A Practical Guide

Fr. Leo Thomas, O.P. and Jan Alkire

Today thousands of lay and ordained people seek ways to bring the healing power of Christ back to the people they serve. This book grows out of Fr. Thomas‘ experience of more than thirty years of training both clergy and laity – Catholic and Protestant – to do pastoral ministry.

Healing Ministry
Quests - Travel Stories of Seeking and Finding

Quests: Travel Stories of Seeking and Finding

Jan Alkire, Byron Books, 2014

When you’re in the hands of unfriendly authorities in a foreign country, an American passport feels like a security blanket— a combined Declaration of Independence and American flag all rolled into one.

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

"Giving Tuesday" is today, but Advent gives us a better opportunity to support charities. Just as the magi brought gifts to Jesus, our gifts to these charities, whether our time, talent, or treasure, can build up our communities. Today, make a commitment to do one of these... and then do it. #advent2022 PC Better Homes and Gardens. ... See MoreSee Less

Giving Tuesday is today, but Advent gives us a better opportunity to support charities. Just as the magi brought gifts to Jesus, our gifts to these charities, whether our time, talent, or treasure, can build up our communities. Today, make a commitment to do one of these... and then do it. #advent2022 PC Better Homes and Gardens.

#advent activity for the day. It's Cyber Monday, but for many people, putting food on their table is more important than gifts. #today, donate your time, a small amount of money, or a gently used item to a charity that can be a gift to others. #advent2022 ... See MoreSee Less

#Advent activity for the day. Its Cyber Monday, but for many people, putting food on their table is more important than gifts. #Today, donate your time, a small amount of money, or a gently used item to a charity that can be a gift to others.  #advent2022

Comment on Facebook

Works of Mercy..

#Advent is a beautiful time of preparation for Christ's birth, and one we don't often celebrate to its fullest. This Advent, I'm going to give you some ideas to do each day for your Advent journey. My prayers are with you. #Today: Say this prayer as you light your first Advent candle: "Dear Jesus, you are the hope in our messy world. This Advent, help us slow down, listen to your voice, and focus on what’s really important. We place our hope in you as we prepare our hearts to celebrate your birth on Christmas. Amen." Credit: Dynamic Catholic ... See MoreSee Less

#Advent is a beautiful time of preparation for Christs birth, and one we dont often celebrate to its fullest. This Advent, Im going to give you some ideas to do each day for your Advent journey. My prayers are with you. #Today: Say this prayer as you light your first Advent candle: Dear Jesus, you are the hope in our messy world. This Advent, help us slow down, listen to your voice, and focus on what’s really important. We place our hope in you as we prepare our hearts to celebrate your birth on Christmas. Amen. Credit: Dynamic Catholic
Load more

Quote of the Week

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt