Central USA

Lower Mid-Michigan

Karen has a considerable amount of experience with leading and attending silent retreats.  She welcomes and embraces listening to people talk about their journey with Jesus offering Christ-centered Spiritual Direction.  She gives space for others to share, leaning into their stories, comforting them in the places that they find themselves in. She enjoys doing a multitude of things not limited to but including studying the Word of God and teaching, family time, connecting with friends, reading, nature, camping, gardening, hiking, laughing, learning, arts and crafts of all kinds, coffee, being active, and practicing thankfulness with contentment. Karen received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction and is available in person, online via Zoom, Google Duo or by telephone. You can reach Karen at karengleasonsd@gmail.com.

Wichita, KS

Tarrance has served in Pastoral Ministry for 24 years, 20 as a Senior Pastor of a Church Plant. He and his wife Jacqueline, also a Sustainable Faith-trained spiritual director, have been married for 32 years and have two grown children Justine and Tarrance II, and two grandchildren, Roman and Eliana. Tarrance has led Marriage Groups and Men’s Ministry Groups and has served as a Conference speaker. He is excited to offer direction to those who are seeking a closer relationship with the LORD. He received his two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction and is available in person, online via Zoom, or FaceTime. You can reach Tarrance at floydtarrance@gmail.com or by phone: 316-648-4529.

Olathe, Kansas

Karol first became interested in spiritual direction on a Walk to Emmaus weekend for the development of Christian leaders in 1985. Being blessed for many years to be on the receiving end of spiritual direction, Karol began to sense God’s invitation to become a spiritual director herself. She completed the 2-year certificate program for spiritual direction with Sustainable Faith. While serving in pastoral ministry for over 20 years, Karol’s emphasis was helping the church to be a house of prayer and helping individuals to develop a more intimate relationship with the Lord. As a re-fired retired pastor, Karol is enjoying the opportunity to journey with others who want to go deeper in their faith. She is available to meet in person, on Zoom or FaceTime. Contact Karol through email at: karolbrecheisen@gmail.com.

Overland Park, Kansas

Barb’s desire is to hear your story as you share it, to help you identify the obvious and not so obvious workings of God in your life, to hold a space open where you can spend unhurried time in His presence; to stand with you in celebration, to sit with you in loss, to journey with you as you find your way to the heart of God’s love for you. Barb received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from the Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, has completed training to journey with you through the Ignatian Exercises and is a member of the Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association. Twice/year she offers spiritual retreats for women in an intimate cabin setting in Stockton, MO. These Friday evening to Sunday noon retreats offer an extended time to pull away from the noise of life and spend uninterrupted time with Jesus. Barb loves to connect with God through nature especially hearing God’s voice in the songs of the birds that are native to Missouri. She is available to meet with you in person or online.

St. Paul, Minnesota

After nearly 30 years as a congregational pastor, Judith’s calling now is to come alongside pastors and ministry leaders to help them thrive in ministry. Too often in ministry we care for everyone else’s soul and neglect our own. Judith has been a spiritual director with certification for 20 years. As a member of ESDA, she also has training in Ignatian spirituality, Enneagram, MBTI, and prayer. She loves helping ministry folks hear again Jesus’ words, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” Judith meets with people in-person, Zoom, FaceTime or Skype.

Peoria, Illinois

With over 30 years of pastoral ministry, Tim finds deep joy in soul companioning people to experience and trust in the slow work of God in their lives.  To pay attention to the ways in which they are experiencing being God’s beloved.  He loves creating space for people to pay attention to the whispers and work of the Spirit.  Tim loves leading retreats, working with teams as well as helping people find and live in their truest selves.  Tim is a trained Spiritual Director, Certified Enneagram Trainer through Jerry Wagner and IMOS-integrating Ignatian practice with the Enneagram through Claire Loughridge and certified Enneagram Coach. Tim received his two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction.  He currently trains new Spiritual Directors through SF and also has led the School of Contemplative Life. He loves and delights in his wife Christy, and his daughters Briana and Alyssa. He specializes in Soul Care and formation, Spiritual Rhythms, Spiritual Direction, Discernment, Enneagram Coaching, and Encouraging younger pastors and leaders.

Jackson, Wisconsin

Mary Lynn’s life has been enriched by receiving Spiritual Direction and being a spiritual companion (director) to others on their personal journey. This simple practice of making space for God to be present in our everyday lives, to listen and co-discern where He is moving or inviting us to grow is truly sacred ground.  Mary Lynn has a 2- year certificate of Spiritual Direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction. Her passion is to see others experience God in practical ways in daily circumstances and all seasons of life.  She also enjoys a simpler lifestyle, friends and family (especially as mom and nana), reading, kayaking, and getting lost in music.

West Chicago, Illinois

Jim worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators as a translator and administrator for 33 years before focusing his time on spiritual direction. After seeing a spiritual director regularly, he began experiencing a deepening sense of God’s loving presence in times of sitting alone with God in silence. In time began getting feedback from those around him that this experience of Love was beginning to impact his relationships, especially those nearest to him. Jim is especially interested in listening to the stories of those who are beginning to get in touch with their desire to know God’s Love.  He believes that the Spirit is working in all of us to experience this “knowing beyond knowledge” and that spiritual direction can facilitate this awakening. Jim received his two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, and is available for direction in-person or online.[Check out some of Jim’s art created from handmade cattail leaf paper.]

Des Moines, Iowa

Leslie is a practicing nurse, and visual artist. She believes there is both an art of healing and healing in art.  She offers a listening ear, an engaged spirit and an opportunity to explore together the rhythms and patterns of God’s working in the directee’s life. Leslie received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, is a trained director in The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius, and has a certificate in Mentor/Coaching through Grandview University.

Ames, Iowa

Laurie’s life’s passion…Christian spiritual growth in a context of a down-to-earth conversation and listening which is grounded in the Bible and in the realities of life as it is. She loves to listen, accompanying others as they explore the possibility of God’s present work in their lives. Laurie has a certificate in Spiritual Formation with Ruth Haley Barton and received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction. A trained director in The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius, Laurie is available for direction via in-person or Skype.