David Nybakke

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About me

Gender Male
Occupation family retail/service business/Spiritual Director/Office Manager of Faith In Action of Bloomington-Normal
Location Midwest, United States
Introduction Commissioned as a Spiritual Director, I am a member of the Order of Secular Franciscans and student of René Girard reflecting on how we desire according to the desires of the other. I have spent much of my life with a small family business and more recently helping a local Faith In Action ministry, connecting volunteers with seniors. My patron saint is Saint Bernadine of Siena. With my wife Ann Charback, we attend St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington, IL.
Interests St. Francis, Mimetic Theory, Spiritual Direction, Religion, marketing, icons
Favorite Movies Amazing Grace, Lincoln, the movie Clare and Francis, 3 Days of the Condor, Mary Poppins, The Music Man, Leap of Faith, Phenomenon, The Matrix
Favorite Music Amazing Grace - all versions, Marco Frisina music scores especially the soundtrack from the movie Clare and Francis, Taize - Laudate, John Michael Talbot - Pathways, Michael W. Smith - Freedom
Favorite Books Gospel According to John, Violence Unveiled, Girard Reader, The Sun and Moon Over Assisi, Franciscan Prayer, Hope Against Darkness, Beneath the Veil of the Strange Verses - Reading Scandalous Texts