• Kitchie Bakken
    Kitchie Bakken
    JCOC Intern

    Kitchie Ranillo Bakken was born and raised in Oakland, CA. She is a child of immigrants from the Philippines and grew up in a bi-cultrual home. She moved to Chicago, IL for college. Surprisingly, the skyline and the lake captivated her Californian heart enough to withstand the harsh winters, and she has been here since. She studied at North Park University and received her bachelor’s degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. After college, she began working in the non-profit world as an administrative coordinator and event manager. She has planned and executed countless events and enjoyed doing so. Her passion is to always create a space where people feel loved, cherished, and seen. Ultimately, this passion is what brought her into her work of spiritual direction. She desires to walk with people so that they can experience how much the Divine loves and cherishes their full authentic selves. She is especially passionate about the intersection of spirituality and culture.
    Kitchie is a life-long partner to Tommy Bakken and is a dog mama to a mini schnauzer named Todd. She describes herself as a serial hobbyist because ultimately her favorite hobby is trying new hobbies. However, of her many hobbies, her favorites are food-related. Whether it is cooking or going out to eat to new restaurants, there is no greater joy than sharing a meal together. Especially when it is a labor of love. 🙂

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Mar 30 2022


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Asian Women Listening Group

This group is for Asian, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, or mixed-race women. This space is an opportunity for you to share your story, care for one another, explore the sacred and holy within, and contemplate on the Divine’s image reflected in you. This group will be facilitated by Kitchie Ranillo Bakken (she/her), a Filipina-American and spiritual director. We will begin on March 30, 2022 with a contemplative practice and introductions.

When: Every other Wednesday, beginning on March 30 ending on June 8
Dates: 3/30, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25 and 6/8
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm, Central Time
Location: Online via Zoom

Contact us at: info@journeycenterofchicago.org if interested.

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