Your companion on the Journey
B. Eric Rieger, founder of Sacred Quest, LLC is a United Methodist GBHEM endorsed Spiritual Director, a Certified Spiritual Director through the Metagem Institute, and a Certified Life & Health Coach through HCI. Eric’s passion is to accompany others as they experience God’s great love for them and live into their unique wholeness, their True Selves.
Eric has a particular interest in working with Spiritual Leaders and those deconstructing religion, ex-vangelicals, religious “nones and dones”, and those with “sacred wounds and church hurts.”
Eric’s passion for Life and Health Coaching comes from first-hand knowledge of the effect of stressors in his life, failures, set-backs, two heart surgeries, and his own quest for whole-hearted living and a healthy lifestyle.
“As someone who is on their own Sacred Quest, who has spent many years deconstructing and reconstructing my religious formation, and who is continuing to heal from spiritual trauma; I have a passion for walking alongside others as they deconstruct their faith and find spiritual healing. I do not discriminate based on religion (or lack thereof), creed, ethnicity, status, gender identity, orientation, and ability. Rather, I welcome and celebrate clients from all walks of life.”
The Rev. Dr. B. Eric Rieger, an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, became a United Methodist Pastor in 1996. He received a M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Eric later earned a D.Min. from Northern Seminary in Spiritual Transformation with Dr. Ruth Haley Barton as his major professor. He received a Certificate in Spiritual Transformation upon completing the Transforming Center of Chicago’s two-year experience in Transforming Community #6. Prior to going into pastoral ministry, Eric received a M.S. from the University of Tennessee in Educational Psychology. He co-created and ran a court-ordered Men’s Domestic Violence Program and worked as a Family Coordinator at DRI, the Detoxification Rehabilitation Institute in Knoxville, TN. Eric also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Walter’s State Community College in Sevierville, TN. He continues with his own spiritual direction and living by a Rule of Life. Eric is a life-long learner and explorer who enjoys traveling, backpacking, canoeing, snorkeling, and camping with his family. Eric is married to Rev. Evelyn Harris, a United Methodist pastor, the father of two adult sons, Matt and Philip, and step-father to Avi.