Carol Waters was raised in Dallas, Texas but has lived in Oklahoma for over 20 years. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and received a B. A. in English. In 1988, she left her native Texas to attend Union Theological Seminary in New York where she received an M.Div. She is a lifelong Presbyterian and has been a minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.) for over 25 years. She has served as pastor of small churches in Channelview, Texas; Clinton, Oklahoma; and currently serves as temporary supply pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Elk City, Oklahoma. Her ministry experience includes five years as a hospice chaplain and a year as a campus minister. After feeling a divine nudge to an expanded and more open spirituality through spiritual direction, she explored ways in which that call could be responded to. In 2016, she completed a two-year training course as a spiritual director through Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality and is excited about entering into this practice in an intentional and holistic way.
Carol is married to Mark Wesner. Between them, they have four children and five grandchildren. She enjoys reading and writing poetry; learning about the breadth of spiritual and human experience; gardening; spending time in nature and trips to a Colorado cabin; learning; being with friends and family; cooking; and thoroughly spoiling the family dogs, Oakley and Mookie.
For a spiritual direction appointment, you can contact Carol by email. Her hourly rate is $100.00 for each in-person session. Zoom sessions are available, if needed.