Find a Spiritual Companion
Are you ready to take the steps to find a spiritual director? 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.
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 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.
How This Works
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.
Note to Members: If your profile is incomplete or missing from the Find a Spiritual Companion guide, you can update your information here.
Click on a heading below to view filter options to help narrow your search.
Results will appear in the “Search Results” section below.
I was born and raised in Southern California, worked in both banking and sales, ran my own business for twelve years, was a pastor’s wife for over thirty years, raised two children who are now adults, and have travelled to fourteen countries. I now am thankful to use those diverse experiences with all their ups and downs in my spiritual direction.
I became a Certified Spiritual Director in 2017, graduating from “The Art of Spiritual Direction” program in Orange, CA in conjunction with Loyola Marymount University. This program focused on a holistic curriculum involving theology, spirituality, psychology, and practicum.
I have a passion for serving others through spiritual direction, hospitality, listening, and resourcing. In spiritual direction, I am passionate about listening with a loving presence to the processes of spiritual development while listening to you and the Spirit.
While my personal spiritual journey is from a Christian background, I am open to meeting with anyone regardless of faith tradition or background.
My hobbies are learning about others through travel, hiking, going to the beach, reading, creating pilgrimages for others to go on, being a lifetime learner, and enjoying God in nature.
A few of my favorite quotes are:
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“The spiritual director is concerned with the whole person, for the spiritual life is not just the life of the mind, or of the affections, or of the ‘summit of the soul’ – it is the life of the whole person.”
“We are all spiritually hungry. We all need someone to walk with us. To journey with us. To give us the courage, to give us the incentive, to give us the inspiration… that’s what a spiritual director is. That’s what we do.”
Reverend Dr. Carol Vaccariello