Find a Spiritual Director/Companion Guide

Find a spiritual companion, spiritual director, or life coach to help you on your journey.

Are you ready to take the steps to find a spiritual director/companion? 

Locating and interviewing a spiritual director or spiritual companion is an important step in your spiritual journey. SDI’s desire is to provide an easy, inviting way for seekers to find a spiritual director or spiritual companion, to find a training program, and/or a retreat center. We also help existing spiritual directors and companions find supervisors and additional training resources.

About the FASC Guide

To aid your process in finding a spiritual director or spiritual companion, SDI offers this resource to help you locate and reach out to one of the more than 6000 spiritual directors and companions listed in our free searchable database below.

Find a Spiritual Director/Companion uses database software to provide a list of spiritual directors  and spiritual companions, retreat centers, and formation and training programs that are displayed according to your specific search criteria. It is updated constantly and available to you around the clock.

Instructions

Just click all the attributes you are looking for in a spiritual companion. Results will appear below in real-time as you define your search. But remember to wait until you have selected all your choices before you evaluate the results. Please be patient as it can take several seconds for the results to display.

Important: If you don’t get results that are useful to you, try selecting fewer search criteria to see how widening your search might produce promising alternatives.

New to this? Read this resource for practical tips and questions about beginning to work with a spiritual director or companion.

Note to Members: If your profile is incomplete or missing from the Find a Spiritual Companion guide, you can update your information here.

Search Parameters

Click on a heading below to view filter options to help narrow your search.
Results will appear in the “Search Results” section below.

Search Results

Michael Scudiero
Trophy Club
TX
English
Christianity
Christianity, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
Addiction, Alcoholism, Corporate/Workplace, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Education, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Homeless/Low Income, Incarceration/Justice/Legal, Men's Issues
In a world where so many want to be known by their distinctives, I still hear Jesus saying that his disciples will be known by their love for one another (Jn 13:35). My life and ministry have moved across several Christian traditions and faith streams—I am here to serve anyone who calls on the name of Jesus. He prayed that his disciples might be one in his name (Jn 17:11), so I do my best to set aside any bias that might linger from any particular denomination or movement. ||~+~|| There have also been periods in my life when I described myself as “spiritual but not religious,” and I understand the feeling of being wounded by a local church. Still, I recognize that we are created for life together in fellowship and community. Along the way, I have experienced the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit and I recognize that as I have drawn near to God, he has drawn near to me (Jas 4:8). ||~+~|| Regarding spiritual practices, I am entering a third decade of recognizing the true power of what might best be called “stillness”—that combination of solitude and silence that provides a wonderful atmosphere for meeting and knowing God (Ps 46:10). Prayer in its many forms is essentially an on-going conversation with the Lord, one that I have found increasingly fruitful as I do more listening than speaking. ||~+~|| Listening—to one another and to the Holy Spirit—is at the center of my practice of spiritual direction. The areas of focus listed above are not specialties but are rather aspects of life that I have walked through myself or alongside with others close to me. Our conversation will be a safe place without judgment regardless of your circumstances, one that I will approach with compassion and respect. ||~+~|| My education includes a Master of Practical Theology from The King’s University, and I am entering the final semester of the Spiritual Direction Training Program at Truett Seminary. I look forward to helping you discern God’s presence and activity in your life.
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Mary Ellen McGuigan
Salisbury
MA
English
Christianity
Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Judaism, Native/Indigenous, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Unitarian Universalist
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
Addiction, Alcoholism, Codependency, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Elderly/Mature, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Mindfulness/Meditation, People with Disabilities, Women's Issues, Young Adults
I am a Spiritual Director offering individual or group sessions, in person or remotely. I have a 30 yr background in healthcare as an occupational therapist working with people with disabilities, serious illness/end of life, addictions, co-dependency and have an ability to integrate body mind and spirit using a wholistic view during spiritual direction. I have experience combining the 12 step recovery process with spiritual disciplines to assist you in delving deeper into your conscious contact with the God of your understanding. I have also worked extensively with cancer patients/survivors and their families to better see how God is showing up in the upheaval and to find peace amidst uncertainty. In all instances, my goal is to facilitate your ability to listen to the God within and be guided in life's choices from that Source.
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Ft Mitchell
KY
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
Kathy is a Spiritual Director who completed the Spiritual Guidance Training Program at the Siena Center in Racine, Wisconsin. Kathy brings the gifts of non-judgement, deep compassionate listening through a loving presence and connectedness to individuals who desire to share their sacred stories for the purpose of exploring and engaging in a soul journey. Kathy enjoys meeting with all faith traditions. To ensure safe space for conversation, Kathy is bound by ethical principles to preserve the confidentiality and anonymity of directees (seekers). "The path is too deeply hidden to be traveled without company: finding our way involves clues that are subtle and sometimes misleading, requiring a kind of discernment that can only happen in dialogue." —Parker Palmer
Liz Ryder
Boise
ID
English
Christianity
Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Mormonism, Native/Indigenous, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Chaplain
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Alcoholism, BIPOC, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Elderly/Mature, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Native/Indigenous Cultures, People with Disabilities, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues
I have served as a healthcare chaplain since 2010, specializing in areas of trauma, hospice, grief/loss, cancer and chronic illness. I am grateful and humbled to connect with people of any (or no) spiritual affiliation or faith background who desire a greater awareness of their life, relationships and belonging to something greater than themself. My ancestry is Irish and Iroquois, so I place a high value on connection with nature and wisdom found in flowing with the natural rhythm. My spiritual direction training was in the contemplative Christian method, and I seek to incorporate yoga and creativity in my practice.
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The information in Find a Spiritual Companion is supplied solely by the providers themselves and is not checked, verified or warranted by SDI. Members that join SDI pay specified annual membership dues. They are listed in this guide as part of their membership benefits. Any and all SDI members who request to be listed are included. As a general rule, no one is excluded. SDI does not provide training, certification, or credentials for spiritual directors, chaplains or life coaches. SDI does not pre-screen or evaluate members before they are put on the list. SDI DOES NOT RECOMMEND OR ENDORSE ANY OF THE LISTED MEMBERS. By accessing and using this list, I accept responsibility for interviewing and selecting a suitable spiritual companion.

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