Our Spiritual Directors Network
Introducing you to our growing network of well-trained, Christ-centered spiritual companions (directors) who will come alongside you, encouraging you as we, together, continue our shared journey with Jesus.
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.
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 completed her Masters of Education in Neuroscience and Trauma to help her work as a spiritual director for those who are exploring issues of faith in the wake of trauma. 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.
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 in Oxford, Ohio.
Nancy’s passion is to walk with you as you notice God at work in your life. Are you hoping to develop a closer intimacy with Him? She loves creating safe spaces for you during spiritual direction to explore what’s on your mind and heart. As a spiritual companion (director) trained by Sustainable Faith and a member of ESDA, she supports your desire for that deeper relationship with God, including exploring the hard questions. As a published author with a book on contemplative prayer practices, she also has training in the Enneagram. She looks forward to meeting with you in person, on FaceTime, or by Zoom. When not meeting with people, she loves reading, writing, and spending time with family, her husband of almost 50 years, grown children, and the four grands who bring much joy. She looks forward to walking with you in hearing and developing the intimacy you desire with God.
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.
Dr. Brown-Collins received her certificate in Spiritual Direction through Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction and has a passion for being a companion with anyone who wishes to grow in Christ, learning how to hear and follow the Holy Spirit. Alice’s background in ministry is extensive – serving people in a university setting and in a congregational setting; from college students to women and children. A person of prayer, Alice is particularly interested in coming alongside those who are interested in reconciliation and ethnicity. She is available to meet in person, via phone, Facetime, or Zoom.
North Newton, Kansas
Chandelle offers spiritual direction as a listening ministry where she protects and holds open space for people to explore interior movements and name feelings as they interact with God in a conversational relationship. She offers trauma responsive spiritual direction, having completed her M.Ed. in Neuroscience and Trauma from Tabor College. Her thesis research was on cancer trauma and the need for holistic treatment plans that address anxiety and soul care for the journey. She is also a certified life coach, working with individuals in the areas of leadership and soul care. Chandelle is available for supervision, retreats and speaking on spiritual formation and soul care rhythms. She received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction and additional supervision training from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, and is a trained director in The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius. Available to meet in person, online, or over the phone.
North Newton, Kansas
Russ has thirty years of experience working with youth and families in local churches, at youth camps and youth conferences. He offers spiritual direction and contemplative practices to youth, youth pastors and leaders, and other individuals interested in slowing down and going deeper in a passionate relationship with Jesus. Russ is an energetic speaker and a compassionate listener and offers true presence with those he accompanies along life’s path. He received his two-year certificate in spiritual direction training from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction. Available to meet in person, online, or over the phone.
Missouri City, Texas
Over the last 5 years Rachel has served The Sugar Land Vineyard as Executive Pastor while enjoying her great love of preaching and teaching. In 2012, she received her two-year certificate in Spiritual Direction from Sustainable Faith and upon completion has embarked on the journey of walking with others as they discern God’s movements in their lives. Rachel’s grandmother was a mid-wife so she had a personal mentor into what it means to “wait” with others for God to birth his desires in their innermost being. Rachel is a very natural encourager, so it is not uncommon to observe her loving others as they share their stories. As she has continued to train through the Ignatian Exercises, it seems like a natural progression to commit more of her time to sitting with others on the journey of spiritual formation. Rachel prefers Zoom or FaceTime but can also do in-person sessions with those in the Houston area.
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.
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.
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.
Jacqueline has served in ministry alongside her husband of 33 years, Tarrance C. Floyd-Pastor since 2002, while working in their family construction business for over 26 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 companionship and listening 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 deeper relationship with Jesus. 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. Currently she is engaged in a third-year cohort of post graduate work in spiritual direction with Sustainable Faith. She is available in person at Whispering Meadows Retreat in Wichita, Kansas, online via Zoom, or by phone. For more detailed information about our service offerings please visit us at our website or check out Amazon to purchase your copy of her “Be Still”
guided spiritual journal.
Holly is a follower of Jesus and is passionate about creating spaces for compassionate listening and connecting with God. Holly received her two-year certificate in Spiritual Direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction and is a member of ESDA. She has served in a variety of ministry positions over the past 30 years and currently her heart is drawn to Spiritual Direction, Spiritual Formation, Soul Care and Retreats. She is available for Spiritual Direction and retreat planning and speaking. In her free time Holly loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, walk and drink hot chocolate, and is available for direction via in-person, 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.
Jacky currently serves in pastoral ministry and knows it is a privilege to companion with others as their eyes become wide open to the mercies of God. She trusts God’s active presence to shape souls from within in order to live fully into God’s intentions and purposes. Her passion for spiritual direction comes from having received direction for more than ten years. She has a D. Min in Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders and received the two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith. Jacky is drawn to being with women in ministry and those in professional and personal transitions. The transformational work of grief is a highlight of her practice. She is available for direction in-person and on zoom and companions with both individuals and groups.Jacky is available via in-person or Zoom.
Mike met Jesus in 1972 as a high school senior during the Jesus Movement. Soon thereafter a call to ministry led to time at Princeton Seminary and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He has worked in youth ministry for 15 years in both Young Life and church ministries, then 15 years in adult ministries, and now for the last 10 years as a nursing home chaplain. Mike was ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in 1997, and currently leads a ministry of planting churches in the under-served nursing homes in Memphis, TN. Mike received his two-year certificate from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction in 2023. and loves helping men know Jesus more intimately. On-line or in-person.
A contemplative at heart, Patrice is a storyteller, speaker, and spiritual director (Ignatian tradition). She is focused on where God’s story meets our story, seeking to inspire humans to experience Christ’s love, grace, and mercy as bold, balanced, beautiful creations of God. Her folks may be broken but not bitter, bitter but getting better, better but hurting, hurting but not hopeless, hopeless but still hopeful, and want to meet God at the well. Patrice trained at the Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, and is available via Zoom, telephone, and in person. She also hosts group retreats throughout the year.
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, Microsoft Teams, and telephone.
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.
Nozi is a counselor in Harare, Zimbabwe, and decided to embark on training as a spiritual director, receiving her two-year certificate from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction in 2023. She loves to accompany people on the faith adventure that God has for them, whether on the hills or in the valleys, and endeavors to be both hospitable and a safe place for people as God writes their story. Nozi is available for direction via in-person, Face-Time or ZOOM.
Thomasville, North Carolina
Jen Kloss is a creative communicator, Spiritual Director, retreat leader and soul care provider. She received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, and is the founder of JourneyingTogether: Soul Care for Women, a collaborative group offering resources and opportunities for churches and individuals to s-l-o-w down and engage with God and one another. Based in Thomasville, NC, Jen offers Spiritual Direction in person at St. Francis Springs Prayer Center and remotely via Zoom, phone or FaceTime.
Pam is graduate of Sustainable Faith’s School of Spiritual Direction and a member of ESDA. She offers a welcoming space for connection with God and the transformation that occurs in that loving presence. Pamela is a certified naturalist and by request offers the observation of nature as one of many reflective tools in soul care through her spiritual direction. Similarly, as the founder of Presence Ministries, Pam leads contemplative nature retreats for those seeking the presence of God in his creation. “He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters.“ Psalm 23:2 is a favorite scripture for Pam and she sees it as an invitation from God into His presence. It is her sincere desire to help you step into the quiet waters of God’s love, and would be honored to be your soul care companion through spiritual direction. Pamela is available for direction via in-person, Zoom, or telephone.
Emily is a creative and social person who simultaneously celebrates simplicity and solitude. She has walked with Jesus her whole life but saw exponential growth in her ability to recognize God’s ways of communicating with her when she began seeing a spiritual director in 2019. She is passionate about supporting those who have experienced spiritual abuse and creating space for those who do not feel safe engaging their faith in traditional structures. Being present is one of her favorite things and she prioritizes clear moments to practice presentness to yourself and to God during her sessions. She received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, and is available via Google Meet, Zoom, phone or in person in Chicago.
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.
Wayne and Sabrina are seasoned trainers with the Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction as well as offering Supervision for Spiritual Directors. They are passionate in offering one-on-one spiritual direction with folks who are seeking Spiritual Growth in their lives. Wayne & Sabrina received their training in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction in 2009. All of their training cohorts are online via Zoom making it translocal and accessible to anyone. This is a rich and robust experience as this on-line format allows people from all over the globe to come together as a cohort to receive training in Spiritual Direction. To connect with Wayne or Sabrina, visit their website and they will begin to explore with you how they might serve you.
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 (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) 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 received a two-year certificate of Spiritual Direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, and 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, swimming, learning to play the piano, and getting lost in music. Mary Lynn meets with people in-person, Zoom, or telephone.
St. Charles, Missouri
Tiffany offers Christ-centered Spiritual Direction in a contemplative style. Her desire is to walk alongside directees as we listen and experience the Holy Spirit together and explore the spiritual pathways of life. She utilizes a variety of Spiritual Practices like Lectio Divina, Visio Divina, Examen and Imaginative Prayer using the Gospels to facilitate a deeper experience with God through His Word. She received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, and has been through the Spiritual Exercises, and is very familiar with the Enneagram. Tiffany offers direction in person, or remotely via Zoom, and phone.
Monroe, North Carolina
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.
Cathey’s great joy in life is being a wife, mom and grandma. She has been a Pastoral Counselor for over 25 years, walking with folks who are hurting. Recently, she received a two year certificate in Spiritual Direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction as well as a certification as an Enneagram practitioner from i@Enneagram Motions of the Soul. Drawing on her studies in Creative Design and Art journaling, Cathey offers Creative Lectio Divina using various art supplies. Her desire is to propose Spiritual Direction in a way that uniquely resonates with you and to hold space with you as you discern God’s presence. She is also available as a Soul Care retreat speaker. Cathey offers Spiritual Direction in-person or virtually using Zoom, FaceTime or telephone.
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. She is also a trained leader of Life With God which is a core discipleship program with Grafted Life. If you are interested in going deeper in your relationship with God, this 6 semester course is definitely worth looking into! 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. You may also contact her for information about Life With God on-line classes.
Carol loves companioning people in every stage of their journey with Jesus; helping them to find God in the events of their everyday lives. She is especially passionate about helping others to find God’s unforced rhythms of grace because of her own experience of burnout in full-time ministry. Also, with her background in nutrition (B.S.) and fitness (Certified Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor), she loves helping people in the care of their bodies as well as their souls. Carol has a certificate in Spiritual Direction through Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, is trained to journey with others through the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius, certified in typing and transformation through Enneagram Portland and the Enneagram Institute, and is an ©MOS iEnneagram Educator/Practitioner, and a Certified Mental Health Coach (Light University). She also is trained and certified to supervise spiritual directors both one-on-one and in small groups, and is available to meet in person, via phone, Skype, or Zoom.
Fairmont, West Virginia
Megan is passionate about listening to you and inviting you into a space where you can listen to yourself and listen to God in the presence of another. She holds a certificate in Spiritual Direction through Sustainable Faith and is a member of ESDA. As a Spiritual Director she offers a safe place for all to explore their relationship with God. While she operates from within a Christian perspective, she is eager to meet with any who are seeking God’s presence. She is available via In-person, Online, or Telephone.
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