Global Woman Highlight | Christi Byerly

Posted on: November 27, 2014 Written by
Global Woman Highlight | Christi Byerly
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I’m Christi Byerly, a life coach and spiritual director living as a “tent-making” global worker in Nairobi, Kenya. I offer spiritual direction and spiritual coaching to Kenyans and people internationally.

For people who live near me, I am building a prayer retreat center called “Namayiana” in the Masai wilderness, which includes a beautiful prayer labyrinth and some gorgeous hilltop views. My favorite day of the month is when I host a silent prayer day with spiritual direction. Once the buildings are complete, I’m really looking forward to having overnight retreats at Namayiana, the Masai word for blessing. All profits will go to serve vulnerable boys at risk in Kenya.

For working Christian moms around the world, who are overwhelmed and looking for more love and connection in their lives, I offer group coaching programs that really help women turn their lives around, from a deep, spiritual perspective. At the recent Thrive retreat, I committed to offering the Thrive volunteers and participants a free individual coaching session, and I’d love to extend that offer to you! Find out more at

I would love your prayers for those who will come and be blessed at Namayiana. And please pray for me, as I am a wife and mother of three school-aged kids. It takes a lot of humility to coach working Christian moms because I am walking the journey myself! We are definitely all in this together.


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About the author

Christi is a global worker serving in Nairobi, Kenya. She uses a business-as-mission approach, offering professional life coaching and spiritual direction particularly to working Christian moms who are overwhelmed and want to experience more love and connection. Christi operates a prayer retreat center about an hour from Nairobi. Christi was caught up for many years in a status-conscious way of living in the corporate world, and realized she needed to make some huge changes when she started experiencing panic attacks. Through many years of her own healing journey, she has become convinced that experiencing Christ's love and forgiveness can make being a blessing in the world a very light burden.

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