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Jennie loves to help create a grace-filled window of time for women to experience the Holy Spirit and connect the dots of God’s working in their lives in ways they may not otherwise see. She received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction. A trained director in The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius, Jennie is a member of ESDA and is available for direction via in-person, Zoom, FaceTime, or Skype.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
My passion is to create safe environments and opportunities for people to experience God, to know who God created them to be and live into their truest self in Christ. I earned the Master’s specialization in Spiritual Transformation through the partnership between Northern Seminary and Transforming Center. In addition to my training in spiritual direction, I am a trained companion for the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and a Certified iEnneagram Motions of the Soul practitioner. I served in full-time ministry at a megachurch for 11 years–an experience that heightened my sense of the value and necessity of spiritual direction for pastors and Christian leaders. I am a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, helping people to connect to the God of Creation in nature, and received my two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction. Available for direction via in-person and/or remote.
Dick is a retired Presbyterian Minister (PCUSA), who has moved out of pastoral ministry so he could devote more time and energy to the current passions in his life: spiritual formation, spiritual direction, and supervision of spiritual directors. To prepare for this phase in his life and ministry Dick completed a two-year certificate program in Spiritual Formation and Direction from CFDM in 2014 and in 2016, a certificate in the Supervision of Spiritual Directors. Dick is a member of SDI. Dick’s mission is to support others in finding the next step on their spiritual path by being a generous listening companion. He also accompanies people through The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius using Larry Warner’s book, Journey with Jesus or other guidebooks suited to the person’s background and interests. You can find out more about Dick and his ministry by emailing him or calling (208) 608-2634.
Adam is honored to be able to create safe and sacred spaces for others to grow in their awareness of God’s presence and activity in their lives. He currently serves on the pastoral staff at the Vineyard Church in Grafton, WI. He received his M.A. in Theology from Marquette University, his two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, and is available for direction via in-person, Zoom, or Google Meet.
Through her years of ministry, Karen recognized a need to create space for people to hear God’s voice as they expressed doubts, concerns, or a longing for a deeper spiritual life. Her Master’s degree in social work and Master’s certificate in theology helps her understand spiritual formation and personal development as part of a holistic approach to faith and life. Karen received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction and is a trained director in The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius. Read her excellent article: Letting God Guide: Spiritual Direction Helped Me Get “Unstuck.”
Iowa City, Iowa
Marty has been actively involved in pastoral ministry for 30+ years and now serves the larger body of Christ through our popular blog and website: The Contemplative Activist. Here, pastors and church leaders are encouraged to slow down, re-evaluate their work in ministry, and become, what we call, Christ-centered 3-C contemplative activists for the greater glory of God. Marty’s passion is to come alongside pastors and church leaders, companioning them in the care of their soul as they juggle the heavy demands of ministry. Marty, and his wife Sandy, have served as co-trainers/teachers of spiritual direction with the Sustainable Faith Schools of Spiritual Direction since 2015.
Iowa City, Iowa
Sandy has over 20 years of experience in pastoral ministry, and she loves to help women find God in the middle of their everyday lives. She carries a deep passion for encouraging people to discover creative ways in being present to the One who is always present to us, finding their unique voice along the way. Sandy, and her husband Marty, have served as co-trainers/teachers of spiritual direction for Sustainable Faith Schools of Spiritual Direction since 2015.
Nancy’s passion is to help you hear and respond to God in your life. She loves creating safe spaces for you to hear and notice where God is at work. As a spiritual companion (director) trained by Sustainable Faith and a member of ESDA, she supports you in your quest for a deeper relationship with God. She is a published author and has training in the Enneagram and contemplative prayer practices She looks forward to meeting with you in person, on facetime, or by zoom. When not meeting with people, she loves reading, writing, and especially spending time with family, her husband of over 45 years, grown children, and the four littles, who keep her bubbling with laughter over their antics. She looks forward to walking forward with you in hearing and responding to God.
North Newton, Kansas
Chandelle offers spiritual direction as a listening ministry where she protects and holds open space for people to explore interior movements or feelings as they interact with God in a conversational relationship. She is also a certified life coach, working with individuals in the areas of leadership and soul care. Chandelle is available for retreats and speaking on spiritual formation and soul care rhythms. She received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction and a trained director in The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius.
Kansas City, Kansas
Sarah is passionate about coming alongside others as they journey with Jesus, and making space for them to see God’s presence in their own lives, whether on the mountaintop or in the valley. Her desire is to create a safe atmosphere where others can slow down from the busy pace of life and have protected time to be present to the Lord. Sarah is a graduate of Vineyard Leadership Institute and has a B.A. in Art History. She received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction. A trained director in The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius, Sarah is a member of ESDA and is available for direction via Skype, Zoom, or Face-Time.
Carrie has a passion to help people live a life that is better than busy! She is passionate about coming alongside you as a listening companion, and to help you notice God’s presence and activity in your life. She is a certified life coach, speaker, and published author and is available for women’s retreats. She received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction. She is a member of ESDA and is available for direction via in-person, Zoom or Facetime.
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Maggie is a pastor and church planter who is learning to walk out trusting Jesus in all things. Her heart and desire is to help hold space for people so that they can experience the powerful presence of God and notice His movement in their life. Maggie received her two year certificate from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction and is available to meet in-person, Zoom or Facetime.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sheri has accompanied people on the journey in life in the capacity of professional ministry for over forty years. Through her ministry and her own personal call and walk in life, she has come to “know” that it is in the “practicing” of God’s presence that transformation happens. Sheri’s offering of Spiritual Direction comes from a deep place of peace and inviting others into a safe space to discover for themselves their inner resources and the unique and unconditional love of God that will help them be free to fulfill a sense of meaning and purpose in their ordinary and everyday life. Sheri comes from a deep sense of valuing Celtic Spirituality and its’ invitation into the ordinary and sacred. She has completed the 2-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation, the 3-year Spiritual Direction Program at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in LaCrosse, WI. She is a trained director in the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius and values the work of persons through the Enneagram and the Rhythm and Motions of the Soul. Sheri is available via in person, Face Time, and Zoom.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Bill, a veteran of 42 years of pastoral ministry, has embraced his passion for ministry working alongside persons who seek through spiritual practices to open up to the God who has always been present in their lives. Bill integrates practices from his Native American and Celtic spiritual heritages to help seekers to slow down and attend to the slow work of God within them. Bill received his two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction and is a trained director in The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius.
Rod desires to encourage people in their spiritual journey. To come alongside helping them hear and see God’s work in their life. Spiritual companion have helped him hear and see more clearly and he desires to do the same for others. While his heart is for all believers to grow in their relationship with the creator, he is particular drawn to creatives, worship leaders, musicians, poets, and other artists. He has also worked with mechanics, teachers, and pastors. He will hold space for anyone desiring a helping hand. Rod received his two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, and has training in the Enneagram.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.]
Being contemplative by nature, as well as gifted and experienced in pastoral leadership, Rick was drawn to the idea of spiritual direction. After 20 years serving as a full time senior pastor as well as a church planter and the regional church planting coordinator for the NW Vineyard church movement, Rick was compelled to shift from large group leadership to one on one companioning through spiritual direction.
As he planned for retirement, he enrolled in a 2 year certified training cohort through The School of Sustainable Faith, and opened his own private practice, Calm Waters Spiritual Direction. Rick believes that spiritual direction is one of the most effective ways to move through the transitions of life from where we are to where we want to be in our spiritual growth and connection with the Trinity. Widowed in 2020 after 50 years of marriage, Rick has recently had the opportunity to put in place some of the treasured practices of spiritual direction and contemplation in his own life.
Currently, Rick is ready to dive into a major transition of his own, and will soon be moving to Indiana and getting married. Rick has 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren which continually give him great measures of joy. In Rick’s leisure time, he enjoys photography and continues to practice his lifelong love of sailing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a spiritual director, Kathleen seeks to create a safe space for believers to explore and deepen their relationship with the Living God. Contemplative prayer and Lectio Divina are her well-worn pathways to God, and she sprinkles these spiritual disciplines, as well as music and poetry, throughout her sessions. Kathy has a master’s degree in Religious Studies, and a certificate in Spiritual Direction through Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction. Her journey with her adult son’s autism has been the inspiration behind her writing and speaking ministry, and walking with other parents on the special needs journey gives her great joy. She is also well-versed in Christian Meditation, The Enneagram, and family systems. She is available to meet in person, via phone, Skype, or Zoom. She and her husband are the owners of a retreat center, Cloudland (Oxford, Ohio), where guided retreats may be scheduled.
Dan is a former pastor and retired military officer and believes the depth of one’s inner life and relationship with God determines the quality of their life and ministry with others. He counts it a privilege to work with pastors, leaders, and other followers of Jesus who desire to “go deeper.” Dan received his two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, and is available for spiritual direction in-person or through video conferencing.
Wayne and Sabrina are trainers with Sustainable Faith and also offer one-on-one spiritual direction. They love to work with churches to introduce Spiritual Practices to their congregations and to offer 24 hour leadership retreats on the contemplative life. It is their passion to help ministry leaders remain and come into health…to come alongside men and women who are ministering in today’s hurried, frenetic church cultures. Wayne & Sabrina received their training in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction in 2009. Their training cohorts are on online via Zoom making it translocal and accessible to anyone.
Meet Marty & Sandy Boller
Recovering 3-B pastors on our way to becoming Christ-centered 3-C contemplative activists.