Offering spiritual companionship in the Shalem tradition. Together, we desire to be present in the moment, seeing and honoring the sacred mystery of the soul. As spiritual guides, we witness this mystery and reflect it back in word, prayer, thought, presence, and action.
Suzi's group and retreat programs blend wisdom teachings of spiritual elders, with music, the arts, and meditative prayer practices that can be adapted for daily living. Interest areas include: centering prayer; Christian women mystics; nature and spirituality; life transitions; and the labyrinth as spiritual practice. Overall, the focus is Gods invitation to live from our spiritual hearts enlightened.
Steeped in Shalem approach to contemplative living, personal spiritual deepening, prayer of simple presence and reflective interaction. Engaged in Spiritual Direction and leading small group retreats. Experienced in grief, loss and end of life care, I love "holding the space" for the Holy..
As a spiritual companion/retreat leader I offer a gentle, listening presence for one to embrace wholeness and be surprised by grace; a deep respect for the uniqueness of one's path to God; and a belief that our souls are a place fertile with sacred possibilities, creativity and wonder.
The Reverend Nancy W. Strickland, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, is a graduate of the Shalem Institute program for Spiritual Direction as well as Andover Newton Theological School. She has served churches in Massachusetts and Connecticut both as a settled pastor and as an interim pastor. She is available for spiritual direction and retreat leadership.
Allow me to introduce myself to you by phone, so that we may know each other just a bit as we prayerfully discern God's will for our relationship together in spiritual direction. I would love to know you.
Retreats and gatherings: prayer, spiritual formation, ministry development.
Unique option (because we find God in all creation): horse companions are available for sessions in Austin.
I am a spiritual director and Co-Founder of CCHAMPS [CoCreating Harmony And Mobilizing PeacemakerS]. CCHAMPS facilitates customized spiritual growth retreats, Circle Of Trusts, and Group Spiritual Direction.
We offer retreats throughout the year. And provide individual and group spiritual direction to those who are interested in growing their faith. Please check out our website to learn more about us.
Located in Northern Virginia, Janet offers spiritual retreats that explore the meditative power of images through the practice of SoulCollage. Using the creative process of collaging collected images and journaling and poetry, one discovers a path to finding peace within.
Local church ministry and spiritual guidance come together for me in important ways. I am both a local church pastor and spiritual director - seeking to walk with others as, together, we listen for the Spirit and journey toward holiness.
The Rev. Lynn J. Perkins provides one-on-one spiritual companionship to anyone seeking to deepen her/his relationship with God.
In my ministry as a spiritual director and retreat leader, I have companioned individuals,and lead parish and vestries in discerning God's movement in our lives. My ministry includes working with adolescents and young adults. And some of the themes in my ministry include transformation, and radical acceptance. I welcome members of the LBGT community in exploring their faith and spiritual journeys in full acceptance.
Spiritual direction in American Sign Language and English. Experience companioning those who experience mental illness, addiction, trauma, religious abuse, church trauma, LGBTQ etc. Identify deeply with ancient Celtic Christian practices, approach faith from a mystical stance, view spiritual direction as a holy work of companioning fellow pilgrims on life's journey.
I am a Jungian Analyst and spiritual director in the Sacramento area. Areas of interest include Christian spirituality, contemplative practice, Ignatian spirituality and dreamwork.
Offering a ministry of holy listening for lay and ordained women and men of the Christian faith. A companion for discerning God's ongoing invitations for transformation in Christ.
I serve as Campus Pastor at Texas Lutheran University. I lead contemplative prayer groups and retreats, and am passionate about helping others discover the Presence of the Holy by honoring and trusting their bodies. I am a trained musician and enjoy incorporating singing in my leadership of groups and retreats.
My mission in everything that I do is to help others move into a deeper, closer relationship with God. I meet everyone just where they are on this journey towards God and try to guide them to their next step.
This principle guides all my work as pastor and as Spiritual Director.
It was out of my illness with breast cancer that God called me to slow down my life, begin to listen to His still, quiet voice and invite others to do the same. Spiritual Direction has become God's vocation and call for my life. He molded my heart and spirit for deep listening and discernment. Through my experience, I clearly see this vocation being the closest to hearing God's spoken message directly to you. I feel blessed to be part of such a healing ministry.
A foundation in the ancient practice of spiritual direction, the Christian story of sacrificial love and the endless revelation of that love in creation, helps me to see the presence of God in all. I honor this powerful truth with you in a safe, strong holy space.
In my ministry of spiritual direction, I serve individuals, groups and faith communities. I also facilitate retreats and workshops. My spiritual perspective is of gratitude, from a foundation of reverence for all faiths. I am licensed in marriage and family therapy and member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin.
Spiritual direction is the gift of having someone companion you as you grow deeper in your relationship with God. Debra Griest enjoys nothing more than to support others as they seeks to grow spiritually through the power of the Holy Spirit. She facilitates quiet prayer retreats for women that are focused on a variety of Biblical topics and faith challenges. She is also skilled as a one-on-one or group spiritual director.
I lead small group retreats, 5 to 15 people and one on one or group Spiritual Direction sessions. My ministry goal is to be present and assist the Holy as people open their hearts to God.
Retreats offered in The Christian tradition.. Contemplative prayer series offered for churches and other groups. Spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition.
My ministry and background has been working with people who live in the margins, particularly women. I am comfortable companioning those who have experienced abuse/neglect/trauma. I am also open to those without a faith tradition.
I am a graduate from Shalem's Spiritual Guidance Program. Companioning others on their spiritual journey is one of the largest blessings in my life! I also am a trained retreat leader for the Centering Prayer Retreats we have every month at St. Benedict's Monastery Retreat House in Snowmass, CO.
I specialize in one time "mini-retreats" of 1 to 6 hours and in weekly retreats lasting approximately 2 hours at each gathering and continuing for 6-12 weeks. My background is Lutheran Christian, however, I am also conversant in the faith languages of Higher Power, "God," The Holy One, Hashem, God in Christ Jesus with the Holy Spirit and Jesus. I am open to exploring the languages of other faith tradition.
I work with all adults and with children as young as 3 years old.
Sandy Smith adopted the label bubbly contemplative spiritual director as she completed the Shalem Institutes Spiritual Guidance program. Sandy founded Still Waters of Nashville, which offers online and in person retreats as well as spiritual direction. Her Disciples of Christ background helps her walk with people of many faith traditions.
Rev. Dr. Legerstee offers worship, ritual, art, InterPlay
(expressive forms of improvization, sound and movement that help to discover or uncover what is most real in the moment), and other creative modalities to open the heart, mind, and body to God. Will collaborate to design a .retreat to meet your needs.
Graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary and Shalem Institute. Ordained minister of the United Church of Christ currently working in ministry as a local church pastor and spiritual director.
Graduate of the Shalem Retreat and Prayer Group Leadership Program. Veriditas-trained labyrinth facilitator with portable canvas labyrinth. Stephen Ministry Leader. Diverse background in addictions and foster care support which also enables me to be present with and to encourage those seeking to experience God's Presence and Peace..
I am open to accompanying on the spiritual journey people of any faith or no particular faith. I strive to maintain a stance of curiosity, exploration, and wonder in the presence of the Holy. Questions have always been more compelling to me than answers.
Willing to work with your group to plan a contemplative workshop or retreat to suit your needs. Training: Shalem Leading Small Groups and Retreats 2012, Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training 2013. Special Interests: Contemplative Evangelism and EcoSpirituality. Church history includes United Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran and Mennonite.
I do ecumenical Contemplative style, but will do other styles.
Underlining goal is Awakening to God's presence and healing power of grace, light as depicted in Jesus' life and teachings. Will do one day, weekend, five-six week retreats .
It is my privilege to walk with another on their journey. Although I am Roman Catholic I am open to any religious tradition. My role is to listen for God on behalf of the other. Steeped in the contemplative tradition we will listen deeply together.
I am a graduate of Shalem's Spiritual Guidance: Nurturing the Call and enrolled in Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats: Transforming Community. I am available to do retreats or spiritual guidance in Rockland and Westchester County, NY.
Are you a seeker sensing your deeper self calling you to something more? No matter what you name that inner energy or power; no matter what your background, experience, beliefs and age, you may want to trust that spark that led you to this website. All are welcome!
Member of Board of Directors for Hearts on Fire, the Fellowship of United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders. Design and conduct Clergy Spirit Care retreat programs. Most of my ministry is done with clergy.
As leader of Contemplative Fire I offer a variety of retreat, study and worship times. Words describing our offerings -- Experiential, interactive, contemplative, eclectic Christian worship; spaciousness, stillness, storytelling, and sacraments; finding a Rhythm of Life in a chaotic culture; discovering many ways to pray; learning to be open to Spirit; learning to be present;
Graduate of Shalem Institute "Nurturing the Call", Spiritual Direction Program 2012. RN with a Master's degree in Culture and Spirituality.
It is a gift and a privilege to companion alongside another towards a deeper knowing, a heart space that can call us towards an inner awareness,meeting the challenges and the comforts within, from a place of unconditional presence and coming to know the spirit self.
References available upon request.
I've done retreats based on specific scripture passages and liturgical seasons; a retreat for knitters and crocheters; a weekend exploring women mystics; another on discovering the holy in the ordinary; and I am willing to work with groups to create a retreat on a theme of their choosing.
I meet with individuals for private spiritual direction at two locations in Columbus. I am available for private spiritual direction in my office.
My 20 years of ministry within the church brought me to understand my gift and call as primarily spiritual deepening with men and women. The design of Spiritual Companion/ Spiritual Friend taught by Shalem is the most appropriate model of my gifting, hearts desire and how I am living out my best self.
While I'm a lifelong Episcopalian, I am also a master's-degree student at The New Seminary, preparing for ordination as an Interfaith Minister. My interest in all wisdom traditions is broad and deep, and I am comfortable with any and all faith backgrounds you might bring with you (including none at all!).
I offer individual and group spiritual direction at no fee, based in my home. Please call or email me for more information.
As a retreat leader, I specialize in retreats for women but have also lead church retreats that included people of all ages. I enjoy retreats that incorporate silence, as well as, many other areas of spiritual enhancements. I like to include art, music, journaling, walking and body prayer to mention a few.
In addition to providing spiritual direction and serving as a retreat leader, Sharon is committed to sharing with others personal deepening prayer practices, especially the use of mandalas and labyrinths, as tools for deeper spiritual exploration. She serves as the course administrator for two Shalem e-courses, and is seeking oblation at Emmanuel Benedictine Monastery in Lutherville, Maryland.
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Patrice is a body-centered spiritual director integrating Healing from the Core and contemplative practices in her work with individuals and groups. Patrice is also an ordained UCC minister and hospice chaplain. She specializes in guiding people through life transitions and changes _ supporting their journey toward greater authenticity, wholeness, joy and freedom.
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My ministry is to offer guidance to anyone who desires to deepen their relationship with God and discover how to move from beginning prayer to being in holy presence with the Spirit within us.
Audrey McLaughlin, MA, Certified Catholic Chaplain
Participates in conducting retreats, prayer services, and group/individual spiritual direction
I am a Lutheran Pastor who serves as an Intentional Interim, working with congregations who are in crisis. Prayer, Reflection, Meditation are ways to connect with our Triune God. Spiritual Direction, listening for God, caring for another person and walking with another person in spirit are holy encounters. Rev. Dr. Lois D. Martin
Retired Unitarian Universalist Minister, now worshipping with United Church of Christ. Enjoy serving with people from varied faiths, especially seekers who are unsure. I consider myself a Universalist Theist, finding wisdom and guidance in all the world's religious traditions.
Serving two churches part time after 45 years in pastoral ministry: have lead retreats around contemplation and spiritual disciplines both for local congregations and for district gatherings and also spiritual guidance for covenant groups and individuals.
I've have been a Spiritual Director for 10 years after attending the Benedict Inn Internship in Indianapolis. I'm a member of SDI and a peer group. I have been a leader or member for many Upper Room Academies for Spiritual Formation - Five Day & 2 Year. Also I have arranged & participated in several UMC and St. Luke's UMC Retreats. I have my Master in SF from Garrett-Evangelical Thelogical Seminary and Certified in Spiritual Formation by UMC
Ministry: Spiritual Direction
Companioning in Holy listening and intentional prayer with an individual whose desire is to grow in their relationship with God and their openness to His desires.
I provide individual spiritual direction to those who are seeking a deeper relationship with God. Prayer and listening for God is the cornerstone of my practice.Finding God in the midst of everyday circumstances leads to discovery of opportunities to trust God more. Within a deeper trust peace results in the lives of my directees.Even in difficult times pinpoints of God's light seeps in. Holding my directees before God in prayer is my privilege.
I offer spiritual direction and retreats for those who want to walk more deeply with the Spirit. The foundation of my work is the continuing realization of God's deep love that is beyond the depths of our imagination. My training has been through Shalem, Progoff's "Intensive Journal Workshops," Parker Palmer's "Courage and Renewal" programs, and over thirty years of teaching English at Belmont University.
Wellness programs for the workplace, conferences, retreats and the community. Offerings include meditation for beginners, mindful eating, and indoor labyrinth walk programs with a beautiful 24-foot canvas labyrinth. Joy is the author of Meditation Illuminated: Simple Ways to Manage Your Busy Mind.
Shalem graduate Spiritual Guidance Program 2009. Certified Pastoral Minister Diocese of Cleveland Ohio 1991.Graduate of Notre Dame College, Ohio. Spiritual direction is a sacred time in which we pray, share and listen to discover God's grace in thee ordinary as well as extra ordinary moments.
I am an associate in ministry serving as a spiritual director within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
I write and lead retreats for women exploring prayer, spiritual growth, and deepening personal spiritual understanding. Retreat format is fairly traditional with contemplative experiences included. Retreats can be tailored to focus on areas desired by the group.
My focus is to meet people where they are and walk with them to deepen their relationship with God. I also have experience with Cancer, Alzheimer's, and health care ministry.
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Lance is a Minister of Spiritual Formation in Tyler, TX and a program mentor with the Spiritual Direction Program at Scarritt-Bennett in Nashville, TN. He holds a Master's degree in Ministry and certifications in Spiritual Direction (Institute for Christian Spirituality) and Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats (Shalem Institute).
Offering individual spiritual direction; also available to lead groups on these topics: meditation/centering prayer; art, images & prayer; chant; and body prayer.
I pastor a Congregational church and lead guided spiritual retreats and appreciative inquiry retreats for clergy or laity.
I offer spiritual direction from my office at Pilgrim Congregational Church (UCC) , Chattanooga, TN 37404, where I serve as Pastoral Associate for Spiritual Enrichment. I completed the Spiritual Guidance Program at Shalem in 2008. Currently I am completing Pathways, an online program through the UCC to train for ministry.
The work of spiritual direction has been a major part of my life from both sides of the candle for 40 years. I particularly appreciate sitting with people who are in transition,and creating rituals to help them along their journey. We use writing, art, and movement as means of discernment and opening.
I have a degenerative eye disease and legally blind so I do not drive but have transportation available. My former call was as a Associate in Ministry for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America but I am now retired from that call and available to be present with those who are searching to examine where God is active in their lives.
Ten years of experience as spiritual director. Was lawyer for 30 years.
I love to meet with those who feel God's invitation into deeper relationship and who seek to live evermore faithfully. I welcome seekers from all faith traditions and am accessible to those in northeastern New York State and western Vermont. We can also meet by phone and video chat.
I am no stranger to suffering. I bring this as gift to my leadership through supporting depth, insight, encouragement and compassion in those who seek God in all aspects of their lives. The contemplative path is a profound path to healing. I completed the program "Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups And Retreats"
I pastor two small congregations with growing openness to and practice of the contemplative way in worship and ministry. I do classes, presentations and retreats in spiritual formation. I also serve persons in one-to-one spiritual direction. I am available to persons and groups seeking spiritual deepening and direction.
I am a 1988 graduate of the Shalem program for Spiritual Directors.
Since then I have served as a spiritual director, even as I have also served as a congregational pastor (almost 20 years) and pastoral counselor in private practice (10+ years). I welcome the opportunity to speak with you about the ministry of spiritual direction and discern whether I am the one to accompany you during this phase of your spiritual journey.
A graduate of Shalem's program in Spiritual Guidance, I joyfully explore the sacred with others through discussions, prayer and the arts, as you desire. My background as a teacher, artist, and writer, along with my training as an Artbundance Coach, allow me to bring a unique perspective to my role as a spiritual director.
Qigong leader and contemplative prayer leader
I am especially interested in working with groups who are called to explore contemplative prayer.
Experiencing a variety of forms for contemplative prayer and reflection, using traditional practices as well as contemporary ones, is important to me - all intended to support the primary goal of being in the presence of the Holy One. Participants in retreats are encouraged to reflect, journal and share with others how these practices help or hinder them on their spiritual journey.
I am a seeker who provides spiritual companionship to others seeking a closer relationship with the Divine. May we be a blessing to each other on the way.
Creating sacred space, where attention to the Holy Three in One, can be fostered. Safe, quiet, listening love. Prayerful presence. The simplicity of being a midwife to the soul's growth.
A graduate of Shalem's Spiritual Direction Program, I have been formally and informally companioning people on their spiritual journey for many years. As a clinical social worker, I journey with folks through times of loss and sorrow as they seek to make meaning of their lives, which have been forever changed. It was within this context that the call came to become trained in spiritual direction. I sit in spiritual companionship as individuals explore who God is in the world and for themselves, holding sacred space, listening, reflecting, as they seek to be in relationship with God.
Nae Pearson combines his love of music and exercise with his career as a licensed bodywork therapist. Nae works with groups and individuals who are seeking to make a change in their health and overall well-being. Retreats and one-on-one counseling to pursue and nurture healthy practices in nutrition, exercise, care for the physical body, and development of emotional habits to support these practices in daily living.
I am a parish pastor and include spiritual direction as part of my ministry.
Presently, my focus is on facilitating 12 exploration and recovery with a spiritual lens. I am available for individuals, groups, and ritual services as I am called (weddings, memorials, blessings).
I've been facilitating Ignatian group silent retreats. I'm a Spiritual/prayer companion with a desire to find God in everything.
Christ-centered Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Formation retreats
A spiritual guide (formally) since 2007, I have a desire to journey with others as we listen to Mystery call and guide us, on a daily basis, into deeper relationship. I lead programs and retreats, helping people connect in this deeper way. I am a writer, photographer, and woodworker.
I offer spiritual direction to interested individuals following an initial exploratory conversation..I am open to considering retreat leadership.
I am ordained clergy in the United Church of Christ, providing community-based ministry. Grounded in the contemplative tradition, I have an active spiritual direction ministry, and offer retreats and programs for spiritual deepening in the greater Boston area.
What are you being called to now? Playful, contemplative Spirit-led content designed to strengthen individual or group discernment for a more effective connection between the individual and community/world. Retreats, Workshops, Quiet days, Taize services, Group facilitation, Community service, Special focus: Diversity and international populations
I am a graduate of the Shalem Spiritual Guidance Program & since August 2004 have been 'companioning' those on a faith journey. In this Ministry I have remained faithful to the essence of Shalem's emphasis on Ecumenism, Discernment and Contemplation. I desire to 'awaken' each person to the reality of a Living God in our midst.
I attended the Shalem Spiritual Direction Program in 2004 and have been sitting in direction with others since that time. The experience of being
with another in this relationship continues to be a rich and rewarding blessing.
I am grateful.
Suzanne Dale Wilcox welcomes seekers of all denominations and none. I am a Benedictine oblate of New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur California, drawn to a contemplative way of life. I have given retreats drawing on: Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Benedictine hospitality and rule, and the liturgical seasons. I like to blend scholarly presentation with small group sharing and personal prayer time.
As a Lutheran pastor, I have served for the past ten years as a spiritual director with people of all faiths including those who refer to themselves seekers or spiritual.
Group and individual spiritual direction for all faiths.
I would enjoy journeying with others as they deepen in their spiritual life.
I offer one-to-one spiritual direction in the Myrtle Beach, SC area as well as the Knoxville, TN area. Please visit the website www.movedbythespiritministries.com for credentials/training and areas of spiritual interest.
In addition, please visit www.taketwelvetoday.com for information regarding retreat offerings.
I am available to meet one-to-one or group for Spiritual Guidance in my local Tidewater area. First meeting to discover the seekers expectations regarding our meetings, how often to meet and to listen to their journey as a child of God and the Divine Spirit's guidance in their life and to inquire of their questions.
Each meeting thereafter, to inquire of the Divine Spirit's interaction in their life and to give them time to speak of their experiences, questions and frustrations on their journey.
Shalem Society for Contemplative Leadership, Convener/Organizer, Spiritual, Directors of Color Network, Member, Spiritual Directors International
Ordained Deaon & Elder, PCUSA, Certified Lay Pastoral, Caregiver, Certified Mediator
I offer 6 week contemplative prayer groups, retreat leadership and contemplative worship services (e.g. Maundy Thursday). The 2-hour weekly prayer groups are comprised of varied pray types, discussion and weekly "homework. Examples of group foci include "Praying with Paul," "Praying the Images of John" or "Praying for the Kingdom."
Areas of interest: contemplative meditation, Christian mystics, Hosting Father William Meninger in the mid Atlantic area. http://www.contemplativeprayer.net/ .also centering prayer and lectio divina.
I am available to meet daytime and evenings.
I've received spiritual guidance since 1989, offered spiritual guidance since 1996; was nurtured by Shalem Spiritual Guidance Program, and have peer accountability. The true Spiritual Guide is the Holy Spirit. Discernment rests with the seeker. Will listen with God for the sake of individuals, a couple, or spiritual guidance groups.
One on one companionship, healing touch energy work and mind body medicine tailored to your needs.
I look forward to working with seekers who desire to find more balance in their life, or who face decisions that raise life and faith questions. I am a long-time member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, a leader in Christian Education, graduate of "Education for Ministry" developed by the University of the South, and Shalem's Spiritual Guidance Program.
Feel free to call me to schedule a get acquainted conversation.
I have retreat and direction experience using holistic and contemplative practices. I am also trained as a licensed professional counselor integrating spiritual and psychological principles for seeking God, presence, and love.
Specializes in spiritual direction for ordained and lay ministers, people in transition, and those seeking deeper purpose in their lives. Marjorie has a M.Ed in counseling from the University of Virginia, is a Shalem graduate in spiritual guidance, and is a certified Enneagram teacher. The Enneagram personality system is a tool to better understand yourself in relationship to God and other people. Marjorie is the Director of Christian Formation at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Greensboro.
Coordinate a small retreat center with organized retreats, spiritual enrichment programs on prayer and scripture, individual and group spiritual direction.
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Spiritual companion for those who are seeking a deeper awareness and relationship with God. Or who seek guidance in discerning God's call in the midst of the journey.
I am a graduate of Shalem's spiritual guidance program and have been associated with Shalem since 1981. I am also a psychologist.
I am a retired minister in the Reformed Church in America. I have trained with Shalem and the Guild for Spiritual Guidance. I have also been a spiritual director on many Tres Dias weekends.
Professionally a college career counselor, I serve as a spiritual director both for college students and adults, and lead a contemplative prayer group.
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I graduated from the Guild for Spiritual Guidance in N.Y. and Shalem's Spiritual Guidance program and have been a spiritual director for fourteen years. Using a contemplative approach, I companion directees from diverse religious traditions, helping directees uncover the sacred waiting to be lived into their daily life.
Experienced spiritual director, retreat leader, and teacher of prayer for groups and individuals.
Ecumenical religious community. Ph.D. in Christian Mystical Theology earned in 2011 from Graduate Theological Foundation of Oxford University. Teach classes on Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross to laity and spiritual directors. Have a variety of Protestant and Catholic directees. Making"Interior Castle" applicable to today's directees, using real life stories with permission. Finding this work very exciting. Sister Joyce
A rabbi, I have offered spiritual direction and taught spiritual retreats for nearly 20 years. I also offer spiritually-based conflict coaching, based on my recently published book, "From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace,"
A graduate of the Shalem Spiritual Guidance program, I have been offering spiritual direction for more than a decade and receiving it for even longer. I also teach classes on contemplative prayer practices, help lead retreats, and write about the spiritual journey (e.g., my book "Lessons in Simply Being" ).
I am located in NW Indiana about 45 minutes south of Chicago.
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Encouraging the Nurture of a Listening Heart is a contemplative retreat which invites participants to step outside the busyness of their normal lives and to listen for the still, small voice of God. There will be space during the retreat for silence (including some of the meals). Spiritual practices will be offered during morning and evening prayers along with other resources to support and deepen an awareness of God. Rest will be honored...Renewal encouraged.
Spiritual direction is an opportunity to reflect on your relationship with God. The spiritual director assists you by asking reflective questions, pointing out God's movements in your life, encouraging new directions, and perhaps suggesting resources and spiritual exercises that can nurture your intimacy with God, or just prayerfully listening.
I have served as a Lutheran pastor for over 30 years and a spiritual director for more than 10. I have a daily meditation practice. I enjoy being outdoors, music, and reading. My intention is to live and serve in a way that enhances the life that God has given to all of us.
That profound dialogue of the heart: What is God saying to us in our hearts and in our lives, and what are we saying in response (in our hearts and lives) to God? Entering with others the sacred space of their lives with God, encouraging them to open their hearts in trust, and helping them quiet the interior noise so they can listen and respond to that dialogue of the heart, are central to the co-listening I do in spiritual direction.
Peacemaking and learning to walk gently in the world are my passion. I have had privilege to work as nurse, counselor and Lutheran pastor and I love to learn through travel and lively relationships.
I have been doing spiritual guidance for about 20 years. I studies at Shalem and it was truly a gift. Shalem was my choice because I wanted a broad view that would include many or no tradition.
I am a member of a contemplative/monastic religious community whose primary ministry is prayer. I consider it a special grace to accompany others on the spiritual journey although the number of "directees" I can accept is necessarily limited.
Although grounded in the Christian tradition, I respectfully welcome those of other faiths as, together, we listen for the direction of the One who would guide us all into the heart of Love.
Retired ELCA Diaconal Minister with experience leading congregational leader retreats, women's retreats as well as other groups - including groups with mixed faith backgrounds and traditions. My professional experience includes serving on both national and regional (synodical) staffs as well as parish based ministry and private spiritual direction.
Spiritual direction is the act of companioning with others as they find their way, a privilege I take very seriously.
contemplatively oriented spiritual companionship and retreats
Offer Spiritual Direction honoring the paths of various traditions. Also lead contemplative-style and directed retreats.
spiritual direction for any age and any faith tradition.
I enjoy walking with women and men whose desire is to draw closer to the Holy One, especially as the Sacred is made manifest in their life and teh world around them. Celtic Christian spirituality is a path that draws me along in my own life. Joy: accompanying seekers on their faith journeys. I am especially drawn to Celtic spirituality's love of the Bible and nature.
I am a retired pastor, married with grown children, several grandchildren, and a large yellow lab therapy dog. Activities: reading, walking outdoors, friends and family.
Have lived, studied, and/or worked in Lebanon where my friends were Muslim, in India where the major religion is Hindu, and in Long Island where the major religion is Judaism. As a result I have grown in appreciation of the positive contributions of other religions in addition to my own.
My great passion is facilitating retreats based on deep sharing and contemplation. Many are based on the gifts of nature, creativity, Celtic spirituality, or female mystics. In the ministry of spiritual direction, I focus on creative listening, to the Spirit and to the person before me.
Our relationship with the great mystery at the heart of life/God is the basis for my spiritual direction--however you experience that relationship. I hope through direction it may expand and deepen for you. I feel blessed to accompany people in this work.
My retreats range in topic: silence, aging, forgiveness, prayer/meditation, spiritual seasons,the natural world.
Offering spiritual direction has been a privilege for me for over 10 years. I see spiritual direction as holy listening and recognizing God's activity in your life. The other side of my ministry is retreat leadership, especially around contemplative practices and the labyrinth.
Member (for over twenty years) of the A. A. program
MBA degree from PITT.
Contemplative; prayerful; joyful; non-judgmental.
I have had 14 years of experience as a Spiritual Director and 10 years of experience working with Hospice patients and bereavement clients.
Retreats and classes create a quiet space to find our Creative selves in our work, our lives and our aging by weaving meditative prayer practice, nature experiences, poetry and music, shared silence, journaling, and small group sharing. Our Creative selves help us lean into the sacred grace of our lives.
Graduate of Shalem's Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats program (2000). Have co-facilitated Group Spiritual Direction workshops and ongoing groups. Have led retreat sessions on topics including de Caussade's 'Sacrament of the Present Moment,' and 6-week courses introducing contemplative prayer practices (Centering Prayer, walking meditation, chant, etc.) in local churches.
Gail leads a group called 'Journey of the Spirit' which explores how the contemplative expression of a variety of faith traditions can enrich one's spiritual deepening at Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center where she is a Counselor. Her Retreats include art, music, poetry and children's books as openings to the soul.
I have served as a spiritual director of small groups for New College Berkeley since 2009. I have been a co-ordinator of two women's spiritual journey groups since 1996 at my home church and am also currently a facilitator for the Companions spiritual direction groups there.
Graduating from the San Francisco Theological Seminary in 2004 with a Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction, I have strived to live a contemplative life and share the mystery of quiet listening for God's Spirit.
Ann Starrette is the Director of Spiritual Formation at Davidson United Methodist Church, Davidson, NC. www.DavidsonUMC.org/SpiritualFormation and the founder of The Lydia Group, LLC retreat ministry www.TheLydiaGroup.com. The common desire for divine transformation unites the ecumenical network. As a spiritual director, teacher and retreat leader, Ann views her role as quietly planting inner seeds of freedom, growth and change. Contact her at Starrette@mindspring.com
My background and training: certification as a spiritual director is with Shalem Institute of Spiritual Formation; Marriage and Family Counselor for 40 years; Grief and Loss facilitator weekly for 20 yrs.; certified as teacher with Enneagram Professional Training Program. Am retired, married with family and grandchildren, and was Benedictan nun for 9 yrs.
I have led many retreats on franciscan spirituality, community, inner-transformation, the life cycle, and various biblical themes on healing, forgiveness, wholeness and holiness. Spiritual Companionship is a wonderful ministry of listening that fosters BEING with a person. It is a dynamic and transformative process where both the 'director' and the 'directee' are gently held together in the wisdom and diffusive love of the Spirit dwelling in all creation!
The motto of our denomination is "Whoever you are, wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here." The same can be said for my approach to Spiritual Direction. Though grounded in a Protestant expression of Christianity, I welcome those from other faith traditions as well for spiritual companionship.
completed Shalem's programs in Spiritual Guidance (2000) and Contemplative Group Leadership (1998)
works as psychiatric hospital Chaplain in Northern Virginia
DMIn Candidate in Christian Spirituality (WTU/VTS 2015) with dissertation project on prayer & church leaders
draws from Celtic, Anglican, Franciscan, and Carmelite spirituality
not available until summer 2015
A member and Past President of The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis Sr. Jane served as a missionary in Lima, Peru for 20 years. Fluent in both Spanish and English she has shared the spiritual journey with people from many countries and is available to travel.
A Christian spiritual director for 20 years, I have been leading retreats on various topics since the early 1990s. I provide spiritual guidance through Skype, telephone, and in person. I am a photographer, liturgical dancer, and Embodied Prayer group leader. Learn more about me through my blog (shirinmcarthur.wordpress.com).
I trained for Spiritual Direction at Shalem about ten years ago. I believe the Spirit is the ultimate Director and rely on the promptings of the Spirit. I prefer the word Companion to Director. We are all on the path together and welcome the opportunity of being with others.
I am a retired Episcopal priest whose directees have been both Episcopal lay and clergy women and Roman Catholic nuns. I have led retreats for women and men and served on the teaching staff of Sursum Corda, a program to prepare others to serve as spiritual directors.
As a priest in the Celtic Christian Church, I minister as a spiritual director and in a small independent faith community.
I lead contemplative retreats for churches and other groups. Retreat time usually includes presentation of the theme, individual time, small group sharing, art, time in nature. A list of possible themes is available or I can tailor a retreat to meet your needs. A topic of current interest to me is Letting God's Light Shine Through the Cracks in our Lives.
Spiritual companion for individuals and small groups since 1997. Graduate of Shalem's Spiritual Guidance Program and former presenter in Shalem's Personal Spiritual Deepening Program. I often lead workshops in Writing Spiritual Autobiography and serve as co-leader of Baltimore Yearly Meeting's Spiritual Formation Program, serving 52 mid-Atlantic Quaker Meetings.
I have been offering spiritual direction over the past fifteen years and I enjoy stretching through and beyond different faith traditions as I meet with and listen to directees from various backgrounds.
Experienced in leading retreats, Group Spiritual Direction, Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, and many forms of spiritual formation in group settings.
I am a semi-retired Lutheran pastor. In addition to offering spiritual direction, I am available to lead retreats. The most popular ones are "A Million Ways to Pray"; "Discerning God's Will--Listening to Your Heart's Desires"; and "Spiritual Practices for Aging".
A graduate of the Shalem Spiritual Director's program, I am author of "Decision Making and Spiritual Discernment" and a core teacher with Oasis Ministries' spiritual direction and contemplation programs. Besides having an ecumenical spiritual direction practice, I have led spiritual retreats for many years.
Mary Rose O'Reilley's workshops and retreats combine writing and contemplative practice. Her ministry of spiritual direction is group-oriented and egalitarian, Poetry, music, art and silence are her means of gathering the spirit.
I am an ordained UCC pastor with a ministry that includes both parish and spiritual direction (especially with clergy).
My ministry revolves around the question, "Where is God in your life?" And , further, "How do you see God?" "How are you responding?" "What is going on?" "How are you praying?" We are all called to care and pray. Our lives are all so complex and I listen with a prayerful heart.
I am a retired pastor with significant parish and chaplaincy experience. I have led quiet days, retreats, classes and conferences on the spiritual life for individuals and faith communities. I look forward to hearing from you!
I am a graduate of the Spiritual Guidance Program and a Carmelite Nun. I am particularly interested in walking alongside people exploring Carmelite Sprituality and contemplative living. I offer spiritual direction on a donation basis.
I am a 1995 graduate of Shalem and a member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church where I also mentor Education for Ministry.
As an ecumenical spiritual companion, I attempt to be sensitive, present and supportive to the spiritual journey of another while being attentive to the promptings of the Divine Spirit.
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Listening together for the direction of the Spirit is what spiritual direction is about. A person coming for spiritual direction may talk about any aspect of his/her life; the underlying focus is the person's relationship with the Holy. The direction emerges through our mutual listening, talking and silence.
I own and run an Retreat Center called Windrise,in Metamora Michigan , where I teach Spirituality and Art my classes teaching Sculpture include spiritual formation and guidance.
I companion directees through sacred conversation, reflecting on all aspects of life from a spiritual perspective. I listen deeply for the radiant heart of mystery in each individual, responding to their particular needs, assisting them in transitioning through stages of their unique spiritual journeys, and navigating new thresholds of transformation.
Episcopal priest, Shalem Group Leader program '05 and Wesley Seminary D.Min., Spirituality emphasis. Also trained as church consultant and clergy coach with Appreciative Inquiry.
Available for Contemplative Eucharists, Quiet Days, Prayer centered Vestry Retreats, and individual clergy prayer, life and ministry reflection.
Protestant, Catholic,laity and clergy, seekers and available to interfaith experience.
I am willing to provide retreat leadership and one on one or group direction on the basis of my availability.
I am available to meet with people for Spiritual Direction at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 1850 Kirby Road, McLean, VA, 22101.
I graduated from Shalem's Spiritual Guidance Program on 2002 and have been actively offering Spiritual Direction for the past 12 years. I am a member of the Shalem Society and meet regularly with a Peer Group as well as my own Spiritual Director. I honor all Faith traditions and consider offering Spiritual Direction a Sacred, Prayerful Experience.
Director of Shalem's long-term program for Leading Contemplative Groups and Retreats: Transforming Community. 25 years' experience leading silent retreats and offering spiritual direction. Former pastor in the Church of the Saviour, member of Dayspring Silent Retreat mission group.
I offer Spiritual Direction as well as retreats at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality in DePere, WI
Rev. Dr. Carolyn Pettigrew M.Div.,D.Min ,a Retreat leader,Spiritual Director, and Educator is trained in Transformational Leadership and Contemplative Prayer.She leads people into the Presence of God through Guided Meditation & Contemplative Prayer Disciplines in workshops,
retreats & personal Spiritual Direction.She is the author of many retreat resources-Remembering Our Call,Sabbath Keeping Journal,Sp.Deepening in Small Groups,Children Learn What..:Seeing God's Presence in Storybooks.......
My ministry is to support and facilitate the realization of the fullness of what it means to be human in light of our relationship to the Divine. The spiritual life informs every aspect of our existence, both through formal practices and through mindfulness of the Holy all around us. My calling is to accompany others in their spiritual formation either through individual spiritual direction or through presentations or retreats for groups. I incorporate Scripture, spiritual life classics, poetry, music, art and nature. I draw on the wisdom of all the earth's faith traditions.
I am the Director of John XXIII Retreat Center,. I do individual and group direction, Individual Directed Retreats & 30 Day Ignatian Retreats.
I lead theme retreats: Contemplative Retreats, Merton Retreats, Women's Spirituality, Nouwen Retreats.and more.
At our Center we also do Spiritual Companion Training.
I consider myself an active contemplative.
Presently I am overseeing the Churches of the Nazarene in the Metro area of New York City as District Superintendent. Before that I served as the senior pastor of one church on Long Island NY for thirty three years.
1993 graduate of Shalem's Spiritual Guidance Program. Secular Franciscan. Spiritual direction available to all faiths. Retreat and day of reflection topics offered include Writing as Prayer, Listening with the Heart, AA and the Gospel, Hungering for God, Simplicity.
Ministry has been grounded in the contemplative tradition in charism and practice. I have been steeped in this form of life and the programs grounded in Shalem's contemplative tradition of an all-encompassing compassion for the world and it's people. Our common life and our individual wholeness ask a profound openness to the Spirit and it is here I pray- in the spacious presence asked by the Spirit's movement in hearts of Love.
I have been a spiritual director since 1992 and companion a small group of individuals from wide faith backgrounds. I also have a long history of directed retreats, retreats for busy people, contemplative retreats and day-long retreat sessions. I often enjoy co-leading a retreat if it is a longer timeframe.
I was an early 1990's graduate of Shalem's Spiritual Guidance Program and have enjoyed having directees from a variety of denominations since then..
I have been offering spiritual direction in the greater San Francisco area for many years now. Because of having an office in the Graduate Theological Union complex in Berkeley, many of my directees over the year have been/are ordained persons in various traditions.
I am a bi-vocational minister serving as the Minister of Spiritual Nurture for the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ, and I have a Gestalt Pastoral Care practice. Since my ordiination (1988), my miinistry focus has been on spiritual formation, prayer, healing and worship, retreat and workshop leadership. I am an ordained minister and lead spiritual formation retreats on a variety of themes, including discernment, healing prayer, prayer avenues, such as lectio divina, and persons such as Mother Theresa, St. Francis, and Henri Nouwen. I have been a spiritual director for over 20 years.
Don MacDougall is a spiritual educator offering leadership in spiritual guidance and, retreat leadership, with a particular interest in the spiritual journeys of men.. He is a graduate of Shalem programs Spiritual Guidance, Leadership of Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats, and Group Spiritual Direction.He is a founder of the Atlantic Jubilee Program in Spiritual Deepening and Guidance, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada.
I am a local pastor. I trained with Shalem 20 years ago and have practiced the art since.
Spiritual director and teacher of spirituality with over 20 years of experience. Mary Ann offers spiritual guidance from Christian, Jewish, Quaker, Celtic and Jungian traditions with particular experience in spiritual issues attendant to retirement and aging, of professionals in academia, law and business; of clergy and clergy families.
I have for many years enjoyed the privilege of both offering and receiving spiritual direction. My retreat ministry focuses in the areas of "Nurturing Community," "Prayer and the Active Life," "Prayerful Discernment," "Living with Integrity," and "Exploring Sacred Stories - Others and Our Own."
Let me know if I'm not too late to be included and I will send a 'refined paragraph. Enjoy doing spiritual direction via phone and/or Skype. I have a hermitage set on the waters edge for those seeking a silent retreat in Alaska
A graduate of both the Shalem Spiritual Guidance and Contemplative Leadership programs, my ministry has included ongoing individual spiritual direction and occasional retreat leadership for a variety of groups, ranging from men's and women's retreats to those for retirement communities.
I am open to do spiritual direction. I am now in my 80,s and particularly enjoy working with older persons.
Ordained Presbyterian minister; Director, The Sanctuary Foundation for Prayer; 33 years retreat/ spiritual guidance experience. Led over 130 retreats/workshops, works with up to 35 clients a month. Author, "Letters from the Holy Ground - Seeing God Where You Are," Sheed & Ward; "Holy Ground - Reflection on Contemplative Life;" other publications.
Background in Protestant traditions. Personal spiritual directors were Catholic. Have experience as Church Music Director and University Professor. Open to all persons of any or no faith tradition.
Spiritual director since 1979; participant in Shalem spiritual guidance extension class of 1985; connected to Apple Farm Community and it's interest in the inner life and dreams
I welcome individuals of any faith tradition in one-to-one spiritual direction. In addition, I am available for leading spiritual formation retreats and workshops on a variety of topics and spiritual practices.
I served in the parish ministry for 38 years. In addition I did three stints as an interim pastor after retiring. Have done spiritual counseling with several individuals and groups. Currently I am a caregiver for my wife. We live in a retirement community in Cornwall. As part of my devotional life, I am doing centering prayer as taught by John Main. Also I would be interested in having a spiritual friend - perhaps taking turns in giving spiritual counseling.
As a Faith Community Nurse and a hospice spiritual counselor I am able to provide a wholistic and inter-faith perspective to spiritual guidance. I feel most drawn to persons who are new to spiritual direction.
Retired clergy from United Methodist Church. 40 years of service. 20 years of Spiritual Direction in Washington/Baltimore area. Presently worship at John Wesley AME Zion church in Chambersburg, Pa.
I am an Episcopal priest, Chaplain for the YMCA of the Greater Brandywine, candidate for the DMin in Spirituality for Transforming Community. I am available for residential retreats, quiet days, and adult Christian Formation in the parish. Areas of focus include Benedictine- and Celtic Spirituality, Pilgrimage, and Spiritual Disciplines.
Experience and interest in half, full, or overnight retreats as well as a five week introduction to contemplative prayer having led the latter for thirty-five years and engaging over a thousand people. Engage individuals in Spiritual Direction and as a supervisor in the Columbus, Ohio Wellsprings program (Spirituality Network) for the formation of spiritual directors.
My style of spiritual guidance comes from an eclectic and broadly inclusive religious/spiritual foundation. Contemplative prayer is my
way of life. Listening, silence, a safe environment, a sense of humor are marks of my ministry.
Decisions for ongoing relationship are made mutually and are not dependent on a particular religious practice.
I charge a modest fee and am willing to negotiate if it is beyond someone's means.
Marianne,a graduate of Shalem Spiritual Formation Program, has a retreat and spiritual direction ministry, emphasizing creativity and wellness.
The author of "Inner Journeying through Art-Journaling", she often incorporates Art-Journaling, the prayer of Visio Divina and contemplative gazing. Some workshops also focus on works by Thomas Merton.
I am the Founding Director of HeartPaths, a training program for Spiritual Directors. We have been training spiritual directors since 1982 in Oklahoma City, Ok and since 2006 in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Willing to assist with anything needed in my area of the country which is quite rural.
Retired clergy, Professor Emeritus of Religion and Philosophy at Shenandoah University. Ecumenically inclined, I am willing to accompany clergy or laity of any denomination as they discern their spiritual journey and ministry.
Spiritual Companion in the Franciscan Tradition, who leads retreats, days of renewal. I have experience in companioning others from several faith traditions and those who practice in Buddhist meditation traditions. Contemplative presence, deep listening, and ever seeking to be our true selves are all part of my ministry.
spiritual direction for those on a spiritual journey
I am a retired minister, once dean at a retreat center. I work with only a limited number of people but would consider working with someone since there are not many trained spiritual directors in this area.
I am a retired Presbyterian minister who has engaged in spiritual direction for over ten years. I have experience with people from different faith traditions, ages, and gender expression.
As Missioner for Creation Care in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, my ministry focuses on helping people of faith to discover the spiritual resources that give us courage, guidance, and hope as we struggle to tackle climate change and to build a just and sustainable future. I have led retreats for a wide range of groups for over 25 years. For more information, visit my Website, RevivingCreation.org.
It is a gift to walk with directees as they desire to pay attention to the interweaving of God's loving presence in the midst of all :-)I facilitate short guided quiet retreats with spaces for silence and solitude.. 2 hours, a 1/2 day, and occasionally a 9am-2 pm day.
You are invited to join a Sunday morning at 9 am, and a Thursday at 1 pm contemplative prayer group. We meet at the Church of the Good Shepherd UMC in Vienna, VA. These ongoing groups are drop in groups -- all are welcome. We follow the Shalem format. I have been practicing contemplative prayer since the mid-1980s.
Spiritual companionship for seekers and ministers, especially those exploring beyond traditional paths. I am a seminary graduate as well as graduate of Shalem's Spiritual Guidance Program.
a Retreat Leader, a Spiritual Director
My retreat ministry includes both individual silent (directed or non-directed) retreats from one to 7days and days of contemplative prayer and reflection for groups (or overnight retreats for small groups.) I also offer ongoing spiritual direction, especially for those who serve the poor or are preparing for ministry.
In our spiritual direction sessions, the longings of your heart provide the compass. We sit together inviting the holy, attending to the inner voice that is so often drowned out in everyday life. One way to think of it is as developing the skill of recognizing and living into new truth. I am your companion as you discern the next steps on your journey. Monthly spiritual direction is a practice that keeps you in touch with the deeper dimensions of living
It is with deep gratitude that spiritually companioning individuals of diverse paths has been my calling for thirty years. Settings include one-on-one experiences, as well as day or weekend workshops and retreats. Supported by prayer, these gatherings also may include the gifts of BioSpiritual Focusing, dreamwork, or enneagram support if appropriate.
I have been practicing spiritual guidance for 30 years with both religious and lay, beginners and experienced seekers.
Shirley has served Christ United Church of Christ as their Christian Education Coordinator for twenty years. She has extensive experience as a retreat leader for all ages and in a variety of settings. She is a graduate of the Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreat program.
spiritual direction is done in english and german in person through skype and email.
day or weekend retreat leader also in german and english.
Trish Stefanik is an experienced retreat leader and artist who delights in opening a way for creativity and contemplation. She is a Shalem graduate and a program coordinator on staff. Trish leads retreats for diverse communities, drawing from a passion for the natural world, social justice, simplicity and silence.
I treasure the privilege of offering spiritual companionship to those of all faiths who seek contemplative, prayerful space to notice and turn toward the sacred Presence in their lives. I enjoy the serenity and beauty of the North Carolina mountains, write poetry and personal essays, weave, knit and lead workshops such as Writing Your Spiritual Journey.
Since 1997 I have provided individual spiritual companionship and since 1998 have facilitated spiritual direction groups, including clergy groups, using the Shalem model. My three booklets on cultivating spiritual discernment are available from the Shalem store or via my email address. "Prayerful Listening" gives guidance for spiritual direction groups.
Broad areas of interest based on the Christian contemplative tradition.
I offer drumming for wellness, prayerfulness and celebration. Drumming is a powerful spiritual tool that allows people to connect to the heart beat of God. I am a certified drum circle facilitator, and a participant of Shalem's Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats Program. I am rooted in the Christian faith, the Mindfulness tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn and earth spirituality.
Nancy completed Shalem's Spiritual Guidance Program and training to lead seminars on Listening and Transformation, Discernment, Spiritual Community, Earth Awareness and Sacred Activism. This Personal Spiritual Deepening Program encourages individuals to sense where they are called to act in the world. It nurtures prayerful living, compassion for others, and is grounded in God and a praying community. Nancy has led retreats in ecumenical settings and with the Spirituality Network.
a Retreat Leader, a Spiritual Director
As a retired Episcopal priest, I seek to help persons discover a deeper spirituality that informs and vitalizes their whole life through spiritual direction, teaching, and leading retreats that invite participants into the fertile ground of silence, reclaiming the Christian tradition of contemplative prayer. I especially value working with clergy in spiritual direction.
Retreats are designed to fill specific needs. The focus is always on deepening one's relationship with God and on contemplative living - how do we live an active life with a contemplative orientation? Special interests are contemplative parenting (meshing with my training as a Developmental Pediatrician), spiritual health of clergy, discernment in community, and group spiritual direction.
Spiritual direction is a way to lovingly companion you on your journey to connect more with that which is holy in your life. I lead a variety of retreats, including silent ones, and am happy to work with you on a topic. I especially love incorporating nature and creativity. LGBTQ-friendly. Interfaith.
a Spiritual Director
Experienced in offering individual and group spiritual direction. The retreats I have offered in the past have been for those involved in domestic or international mission service.
I am an associate of the Order of the Holy Cross, an Anglican Benedictine religious order. After graduating from Shalem's Spiritual Guidance Program in 2006, I joined the program staff and continue to serve in this capacity. I am also a spiritual guide and retreat facilitator. My passions are cross-cultural studies and inter-spirituality.
I help facilitate unique interpretations of ancient practices in contemplative spirituality. The Arts: music, visual arts, creative writing, and story telling are just a few central creative tools I use to help participants reflect, resonate and respond to God. I facilitate retreats, group spiritual direction and individual spiritual direction.
I have been a spiritual director for many years. I meet people in person as well as by phone. Please see my website for more information about me.
Carol is a member of the Audire Spiritual Direction Formation program teaching team (Winter Park), and offers Shalem's Personal Spiritual Deepening Program in various Florida cities. She is Executive Director of the Center for Spiritual Care in Vero Beach, FL, where she offers meditation groups, prayer programs and extended retreat experiences.
I have been offering spiritual guidance at Virginia Theological Seminary and since 1994 and have been serving as the Director of the Shalem Spiritual Guidance Program since 2009. I love this ministry of prayerful listening.
I completed the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation Spiritual guidance Program in 1990 and have been providing Spiritual Direction since that time.
Deeply nourished by the wisdom and contemplative practices of many traditions and the Twelve Steps, journeying with another as a Soul Friend / Spiritual Director means supporting your deep listening and awareness about your relationship with Spirit, Love, Life, The Divine, God of many names, Mystery. May blessings abound!
A member of Shalem's adjunct faculty since 2006, Nan Weir is a retreat leader, spiritual director, group facilitator, and an architect dedicated to creating sacred space and building community. She facilitates strategic planning, personal development, and spiritual retreats (group spiritual direction, contemplative prayer, spiritual deepening...) for churches and community groups.
A contemplatively grounded spiritual director and retreat leader located in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York.
I completed the SGP in 1987 and am a member of a Peer Group. I have been accompanying people on their spiritual journeys for 30 years. I have retired from full time ministry and still do spiritual guidance.