Daphne Reiley is a member of Sandy Springs Christian Church, Sandy Springs, Georgia. She provides spiritual support to shut-ins and caregivers, including providing a monthly communion vespers service at Northlake Gardens Assisted Living Residence. Daphne’s heartfelt call is to continue to provide spiritual nurture to those living with dementia throughout the journey with the disease.
Daphne holds a Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Columbia Theological Seminary, awarded in September of 2010. While a member at First Christian Church of Decatur (Disciples of Christ) in Decatur, Georgia, Daphne envisioned and developed the congregation’s Caregiver Spiritual Support Ministry.
Her move to Sandy Springs Christian Church saw Daphne offer a series of adult focus group Sunday school classes including, lectio divina and centering prayer, lectio divina and journaling, and an exploration of one’s spiritual history: learning to write a spiritual autobiography.
She keynotes conferences, presents workshops and seminars on issues important to caregivers and non-caregivers alike at retreats and assemblies, and seeks to enrich others’ faith journeys through a ministry of presence and prayer.
Daphne is currently enrolled in the Certificate in Spiritual Direction program with Columbia Theological Seminary. Upon completion, she hopes to expand her ministry with older adults by providing a space for the elderly to continue exploring their relationship with the Holy.