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Carol is a spiritual director, contemplative formation coach and workshop and retreat leader. As a spiritual director Carol has the privilege to hear sacred stories from her clients and accompany them as they navigate their pathways toward spiritual growth and wholeness.  Carol infuses creativity and contemplative spirituality into her sessions, offering her clients a unique space of sacred conversation along with spiritual practices.

Carol received two years of spiritual direction training from the Institute of Christian Spirituality at Lipscomb University with a second year focus on Ignatian Spirituality. She has been practicing spiritual direction consistently with a variety of clients since 2015 and offering spiritual formation since 2006.  She also has a degree in Art Therapy, thus the creative contemplative dimension of spirituality, as well as a life coaching certificate.

 Currently, Carol has also received further advanced training this year through Sustainable Faith to accompany those desiring to go through the Ignatian Exercises and Ignatian Discernment. She continues in advanced trainig and practice to best accompany her clients.

Her experience includes: spiritual direction, facilitating various contemplative workshops and retreats, spiritual formation groups, centering prayer groups, and mindfulness meditation groups. 

Carol is a member of both Spiritual Directors International and Grafted Life Spiritual Directors.


Even though her faith tradition is Christian, she is available to accompany any seeking to deepen their relationship and connection with the Divine and discern direction for their life. She specializes in accompanying those the spirit is drawing toward the contemplative path of experiencing God's presence and who need a spiritual director who has been on this journey to offer guidance and discernment. She also companions those going through spiritual direction training, transition and discernment, those seeking to discover their authentic path and purpose, and or those who feel burned out, disenfranchised, disillusioned, spiritually stuck, or who have been going through deconstruction in their faith.

She offers Spiritual Direction by zoom or if in the Knoxville, TN area in person.

It is her great joy to companion you along your path toward greater wholeness, discovery, and awareness of God's presence in your everyday life.


"Having been in spiritual direction for 20 + years and seeing Carol Mullen for the last 4 of those years,

I find Carol an excellent conduit for God's presence and love. Her focus is always on God and me.

She seems to know the exact sacred reflections, spiritual practices and scripture I need, and I 

feel as if God is very present in our sessions. My relationship with God has grown deeper. 

I highly recommend her."

Jane Mason, Deacon