Leslie Mott, M. Div., RYT, CFP, is a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Most recently she served as Interim Head of Staff at the Presbyterian Church of Traverse City, and has also served as Interim minister at Palisades Presbyterian Church, North United Church of Christ, and Bridge Pastor at Mahopac Presbyterian Church, and was a solo pastor in Cold Spring, NY for 13 years. She served as Coordinator for Spirituality and Practice in Bedford, NY, and was the Coordinator of the Pastoral Sabbath at Holmes Camp and Stony Point Center from 2015-2019.
As a consultant and retreat leader, she has presented to and guided groups at The Garrison Institute, Holy Cross Monastery, Johnsonburg Camp, Mariondale, the NEXT Church Conference, and Maryknoll, among others.
Leslie is a yoga teacher, Spiritual Director, and Certified Focusing Professional. She received her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary; her Spiritual Direction certification through the Linwood Spiritual Center in Rhinecliff, NY, and is a member of Spiritual Directors International. She is also a member of the International Focusing Institute. Leslie’s ministry, teaching and practice all lead to joining with others to discern and live out lives of prayer, mindfulness and action.