Central USA

Wichita, Kansas

Jenny has developed an appreciation for a person’s spiritual journey through experiencing many highs and lows in her own life.  With over 30 years’ experience as a church lay leader and staff member, she felt called to gain tools for supporting others who are looking for a safe place to explore their questions about God in the midst of their life’s experiences. Jenny obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Christian Ministries and Spiritual Formation from Friends University, Wichita, Kansas in 2014 after studying at the Larry Crabb School of Spiritual Direction in 2010. She is a member of the Evangelical Spiritual Director’s Association (ESDA) and considers it an honor to be available for direction in person or through technology such as Skype.

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.

Wichita, Kansas

Lesa loves to support others who desire a more intimate relationship with God in the context of their everyday lives. It is a great privilege for her to listen attentively to individuals who are looking for the way forward on their spiritual path, and to help them become more aware of Christ’s loving invitations, especially as grounded in scripture. Lesa worked on the staff of a church for twenty years and understands the need of church staff and other caregivers to have a safe person with which to process their own lives without judgment. She received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, is a member of ESDA, and is available for direction via in-person, Face-Time, ZOOM or phone.

Wichita, Kansas

Jacqueline has served in ministry alongside her husband of 31 years, Tarrance C. Floyd-Pastor since 2002, while working in their family construction business for 25 years.  Jacqueline’s personal experience with a dark night of the soul sent her on a journey seeking more. She awakened to her need for a deeper relationship with Jesus through spiritual direction.  Helping others to become more aware of God’s presence and action within through the ministry of spiritual direction- companionship is her joy and delight. She is welcoming, compassionate and accountable. She offers a safe, quiet space, time, and active listening to those who need to be heard and are seeking answers on this journey called life. Jacqueline is a teacher, retreat leader, conference speaker and trained spiritual director. She received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction Ohio, and is available in person at Whispering Meadows Retreat, online via Zoom, or Facetime.