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

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

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Br. John Michael Longworth, OEF
Rutland
VT
English
Christianity
Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Formation/Training School
802-391-9516
Addiction, Alcoholism, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Homeless/Low Income, Immigrants/Displaced, Incarceration/Justice/Legal, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Physical or Sexual Abuse
I am a life professed Ecumenical Franciscan with connections to Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, and Episcopal spirituality. I have been an ordained Christian clergy-person since 2007 and I have been in intentional community since 2010. I have been trained in the art of Spiritual Direction by the Daughters of Wisdom and through a Spiritual Accompaniment Practicum at Still Harbor in Boston, MA. I was a chaplain for college students at a university in Massachusetts, and I was the lead street chaplain in my community offering care in neighborhoods, encampments, and public social spaces for 6 years.

I currently serve as a housing advocate and grant writer for Vermont's largest organization accompanying people through homelessness. I served as the Coordinator of Formation Ministry for the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans from 2016-2022, and I continue to accompany individuals through formation for community life. As a Franciscan, I feel most called to accompany and serve alongside people living at the margins, celebrating their inherent dignity and worth.

I am a Queer, Non-binary, and Aro/Ace Christian and theologian. My spiritual care is rooted in the joyful self discovery of others and I enjoy working with individuals who are coming to deeper understandings of themselves, their relationships, and the family and community structures they are creating in response to those new understandings. Queer spirituality and a celebration of the non-binary complexity of the Holy and the Divine are key parts of my practice.

The core of my direction work is centered in four areas:
1. Vocational Discernment & Spiritual Formation
2. Healing & Grief work related to Spiritual Trauma & Abuse, especially for LGBTQIA+ individuals and families
3. Discernment around healthy relationships, boundaries, and spiritual self care.
4. Grief & Loss

I'd love to meet you and have a chance to hear your story and to bear witness to what is unfolding in your life. Please reach out to schedule an initial consultation and we can see if Spirit intends for us to be companions on the journey for a season.
Tree of Life Interfaith Temple
Amherst
NH
English
Interfaith
Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual Independent
Formation/Training School

The Tree of Life Interfaith Temple offers worship services weekly on Sundays and on certain holidays. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Our Seminary Program and programs in the form of classes, workshops, and retreats, offer an interspiritual approach to bringing the Divine into everyday life.

We are a community of ordinary people forging the extra-ordinary mission to create a place where we may practice truly seeing the Divine within all peoples of all religions.


Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program

Registration for the Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program is NOW OPEN for the 2022-23 season. Please visit our website to request more information or to apply: https://www.tolinterfaithtemple.org/spiritual-mentoring-certificate-program.html

Spiritual Mentoring offers the opportunity to hold another in a space of love, compassion, and acceptance as they seek to align with their own inner Divinity. A spiritual mentor creates a space in which a mentee will be seen, heard, and guided on their spiritual journey. This profound opportunity to guide another makes the mentoring process a sacred opportunity to sit with another and experience the Divine Beloved within the mentee.

​The Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program is especially designed for those wanting to cultivate the inner presence and skills necessary for offering mentoring to those in need. This program is open to ordained clergy, seminarians in training, as well as to mental health counselors and other helping professionals who may desire to incorporate a spiritual focus into their practice. If you are interested in this program but do not find yourself in one of the above categories, please contact us to discuss your particular situation and, together, we can assess the appropriateness of this program for you.

The Goals of Spiritual Mentoring are to . . .

  • Create a safe container where the client can feel seen, heard, and honored.
  • Deepen and strengthen the client’s experience of and relationship to the Divine in a way that is authentic and meaningful to them.
  • Help the client to name, understand and work with the problems, blocks, and patterns in their life by using spiritual perspectives and practices.
  • Guide the client to assume self-responsibility, not for all that happens to them, but for how they choose to be with what happens.
  • Assist the client in remembering their Wholeness, integrating all aspects of the self - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
  • Support the client in the cultivation of compassion (heart), discernment (mind), and courage (action).

Sample Topics Covered in the Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program

  • Developing the mentor/client relationship - establishing trust
  • Deep listening - qualities of presence - skills of attunement
  • Basic skills: reflecting feelings, restating information, questioning, offering reflections
  • Identifying the core issue(s) - going beyond the “story”
  • The use of spiritual practices in the mentoring process, e.g. prayer, meditation, journaling
  • Cultural and identity awareness
  • Working with trauma, grief and loss
  • Understanding the spectrum of anxiety, depression, and addictions
  • Seeing the client as a mirror - ongoing self-awareness and growth
  • Scope of practice - knowing our limits - when and how to refer out
  • Ethical issues - confidentiality and boundaries
  • Self-care - exploring our personal practices
  • Envisioning your Spiritual Mentoring practice - professional and practical issues
  • Ongoing support for the mentor

Dates and Times
The class will meet one full Saturday and one Wednesday evening per month from September 2022 until June 2023. Specific dates will be forthcoming.

Format
The class will be structured to be available in dual-mode, allowing participants to be either in-person or online via Zoom.

Cost
The cost for the program is $1800. Payment plans are available. If you have taken the program in the past, a discount will be available.

Facilitators
Beth Cohen is a psycho-spiritual counselor and bodymind therapist in private practice. She was ordained by the Tree of Life Temple in 2013 and certified as a Spiritual Mentor in 2018. She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy from Antioch New England Graduate School.

She worked for many years in the mental health field as a counselor and expressive arts therapist, and in the holistic health field as a bodymind practitioner, yoga and meditation teacher, and massage therapist.

Her greatest passion is exploring human potential and the evolution of humanity. She loves dance, yoga, music, creative writing, and all creatures great and small. She can often be found walking in the woods with her dogs, or lying in a hammock with a good book.

Carrie A. Ives is an interfaith spiritual director and ordained minister with personal and professional experience working with cancer and other chronic illnesses. Her program ‘Spiritual Resiliency: 5 Facets to a Complementary Treatment Program’ and her book ‘Chronically Inspired: Living a Divine Calling through Chronic Illness’ (working title, under contract with PageMill Press) both explore the intersection of spirituality and chronic illness. She is trained in trauma and trauma-informed care. Carrie serves on the Leadership Council of Tree of Life Interfaith Temple in Amherst, NH. She leads worship services 4-5 times per year.

Carrie is a longtime member of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Chelmsford, MA and is currently studying for a Masters of Spirituality at Merrimack College, Andover, MA. She lives in Chelmsford with her two partners and their three fur-babies.


Feel free to contact us with any questions, or visit https://www.tolinterfaithtemple.org/spiritual-mentoring-certificate-program.html
We look forward to hearing from you!

Pilar Gateman
Okotoks
Alberta
English, Spanish
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available, Chaplain
Alcoholism, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Education, European Cultures, Latin American Cultures, Mindfulness/Meditation
Sometimes life reminds me of the old Beatles tune “long and winding road”. It’s good to have someone to share in the twists and turns. It would be my privilege to walk alongside you. My road includes being married for 26 years and having 3 children. I was born to an immigrant family and speak Spanish and English. I love to kayak, walk and read. I was a teacher for 14 years and am now an ordained Anglican priest, RCMP chaplain and Spiritual Director. I enjoy teaching classes, leading workshops and speaking about Spiritual Formation. That experience as well as personal times of winding roads, has shown me the value of sharing the journey with another in the light of Christ. I’m currently available Mondays and Fridays regularly for direction. Other times may be available upon request. I am happy to meet online or in person if you are close by. I’m in Alberta time zone, (MST) Bookings can be made at https://calendly.com/revpilar
Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development
Camp Hill
PA
English
Christianity
Christianity
Formation/Training School, Offers Graduate School Credit, Has Internet Courses Available
717-737-8222
Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development offers ecumenical online training programs in spiritual direction and contemplative prayer practices: deepening growth through spiritual companioning, day workshops, and retreat leadership.
Franklin Achionye
Nairobi
Nairobi
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Director, Formation/Training School
+254728429939
Dying/Sick/Hospice, Education, Health Care, Mental Health/Depression, Young Adults
I am catholic priest belonging to the Missionary Society of St Paul ordained in June, 2014. I am a Nigerian but currently working as a Missionary in Kenya. I worked for about two years in a parish in the Archdiocese of Lagos, Nigeria before coming into Formation. Apart from my priestly training, I have also been trained in Formation and Clinical Pastoral Education and currently running a Masters program in Christian Spirituality at Creighton University, USA. I am currently working in the training of future Missionary priest for the Catholic Church. This I have been doing for the past five years. My present place of work is at St Patrick's Theology House of Formation, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya. My major work is accompanying students in their discernment joining to the priesthood. I also give our students spiritual conferences and classes. I also work as a Spiritual Director to students training for Formation at the AOSK Chemchemi Centre, Karen, Nairobi. I give retreats, recollection and do Spiritual direction. I am happy to help others in the best way I can.
Brian Beall
Boise
ID
English
Christianity
Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based
Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
2088662934
Antonio Labayen, OCDS, MM
Ham Lake
MN
English, Spanish, Tagalog
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Life Coach, Formation/Training School
Asian Cultures, Children/Teens, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dreamworker, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Education, Elderly/Mature, European Cultures, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Immigrants/Displaced, Incarceration/Justice/Legal, Latin American Cultures, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Native/Indigenous Cultures, Non-Traditional Healing, People with Disabilities, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Psychic Phenomena, Young Adults
I am available for you anywhere in the world in any time zone, as I am at any time somewhere in the world in some time zone. Globally certified with honors from the Carmelite Mystic University in Ávila, Spain, I accompany you into the depths of your being. The final frontier is not outer space. The final frontier is our deepest self and our relationship with God. This is such a personal journey and adventure as you discover your own self in your own experience. My spiritual companionship experience combined with my own experience has brought me into the depths of my various practice areas, especially deep-seated trauma, not only on the psychological, but most especially on the spiritual level, drawing from the teachings of the mystic saints Teresa of Jesus, John of the Cross, and Edith Stein. I guide you through learning pathways that work for you to be more introspective in understanding yourself in relation to God. Estoy disponible para Ud en cualquier parte del mundo en cualquier zona horaria, como estoy en cualquier momento en algún lugar del mundo en alguna zona horaria. Certificado global con la nota sobresaliente desde la Universidad de la Mística Carmelita en Ávila, España, le acompaño a la profundidad de su ser. La última frontera no es el espacio exterior. La frontera final es nuestro yo más profundo y nuestra relación con Dios. Este es un viaje y una aventura tan personal a medida que se descubre a sí mismo en su propia experiencia. Mi experiencia de acompañamiento espiritual conjunto con mi propia experiencia me ha llevado a las profundidades de mis diversas áreas de práctica, especialmente al trauma profundamente arraigado, no solo en el nivel psicológico, sino más especialmente en el nivel espiritual, extrayendo de las enseñanzas de los santos místicas Teresa de Jesús, Juan de la Cruz y Edith Stein. Le guío a través de caminos de aprendizaje que le ayudarán a ser más introspectivo para comprenderse a sí mismo en relación con Dios.
Pami Parker
Amsterdam
North Holland
English
Interspiritual
Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center, Life Coach, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
0613610620
Creative Arts, Dreamworker, Education, Energy Work, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, Women's Issues
International known as a dynamic and enthusiastic Spiritual Companion, Coach, Counselor, and Wisdom Teacher, Pami masterfully guides and supports those she serves to live their authentic self. Her practice implements a holistic integrative approach to conscious (mindful) living.
Cherry Hill Seminary
Columbia
SC
English
Wicca/Neopaganism
Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Unitarian Universalist, Wicca/Neopaganism
Formation/Training School, Offers Graduate School Credit, Has Internet Courses Available
8034224565
Education in Pagan and Nature Spiritualities to transform the world. Cherry Hill Seminary is the leading provider of education and practical training in leadership, ministry, and personal growth in Pagan and Nature-Based spiritualities. We offer the Master of Divinity degree along with a Community Ministry Certificate (CMC) and Spiritual Direction Certificate (SpiDir), fully online with video class meetings. Our 24-month spiritual direction certificate program is cohort-based, with new communities forming in April of each year. This 24-month, fully virtual program is the first of its kind, as currently there are no programs grounded in earth-relating/deities-honoring spiritualities. More information may be found at https://www.cherryhillseminary.org/academics/spiritual-direction-certificate/
Eda Castillo
English, Tagalog
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center, Formation/Training School
Education, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Homeless/Low Income, Young Adults
My joy is in responding to the invitation of the Lord to accompany others in their quest for spiritual growth and relationship with God as they are, where they are. Spiritual Direction is one of the ministries that I am privileged to take on for the greater glory of God. I belong to the Order of Virgins and have been dedicating my life to the ministry of accompaniment through spiritual direction or spiritual companioning, retreat giving, conducting prayer workshops, and human formation sessions in diocesan seminaries in the Philippines since 2000. My formation includes that from Loyola School of Theology for my MA in Spirituality and Retreat giving and MA in Theological Studies (course work), Center for Ignatian Spirituality and CenterQuest, Ignatius Centre, Guelph Canada, Ontario, Canada, and Manresa, Spain. At this point in my life, what I want to do is to shepherd and accompany people in their desire to grow in their relationship with God. It is grounded in the firm belief that God can be found because God is always present as He has promised. Definitely, He wants to be found. We only need to search HIm with all our heart, soul, and strength.
Irina Dubinski
Toronto
Ontario
English, Russian
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Life Coach, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
Children/Teens, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Education, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Sports, Women's Issues, Young Adults
I am an ordained priest in the Anglican Church (Diocese of Toronto). My education includes a Masters of Divinity from Wycliffe College, and Spiritual Direction Diploma from Regis College, University of Toronto. My prior career was in the academic and research spheres, and I have a PhD in the field of child language development, as well as a Bachelor's degree in linguistics. My personal spirituality has been shaped by a combination of growing up in the country influenced by its Eastern Orthodox heritage (albeit suppressed at the time), my early faith experiences in the Evangelical church, subsequent transition to the Anglican church for both theological and liturgical reasons, and finally, my formal training in Anglican theology and Jesuit spiritual direction. The practices I borrowed from each tradition comprise my own unique way of cultivating the awareness of God and connecting with Him/Her in prayer, and these include silent meditation, praying with scriptures, and contemplating the Orthodox icons. I am an amateur artist, and creating, viewing, and reflecting on visual art has always been another important context for my spiritual growth. My spiritual direction practice is steeped in the experiences I outline above; yet, I am happy to work with your inter-denominational and interfaith perspectives, as long as we share the values of deep listening, holy silence, awareness of the Transcendent, and respect for every human as created by God in the Divine Image. I offer in-person sessions, outdoor walks, and virtual experiences over the platform of your choice. I work with individuals, groups, couples, and families. My sessions are tailored to your unique needs, and include (but are not limited to): – Open-ended practice of spiritual guidance, companionship, and discernment – Instruction on various types of prayer – Guided meditation sessions and Lectio Divina (meditation on scripture) – Exercises from the Ignatian (Jesuit) tradition – Prayer through art – Spiritual direction for theological students, postulants, and new clergy I also offer special packages for prominent liturgical seasons, as well as courses in methods of prayer, and prayer through art.
MaryLou Gonzalez
chicago
IL
English, Spanish
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Formation/Training School
7736714459
Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Grief and Loss, Immigrants/Displaced, Latin American Cultures
I am Mexican woman in mid 60"s with a master is pastoral studies and certified as a spiritual director with the Clarets in Chicago. I center most of my companionship around La Virgen de Guadalupe as she has been my guide in all my ministry. As a lay women I am well aware of the many obstacles we can face and the importance of listening to the stories as they are told. If you are interested in participating in spiritual direction in English or Spanish please feel free to contact me. Estoy Aqui para Eschuchar!
Dr. Rick Diamond
Santa Fe
NM
English
Spiritual Independent
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
Codependency, Couples/Families, Divorced/Widowed, Education, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Young Adults
I'm Rick Diamond. I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico but I teach and lead online classes and groups from all over the country. I am a former college instructor and then pastor; I worked both in mainline Christendom and in independent, Emerging faith communities. I have been involved in men's work for 16 years, I lead men's retreats, I teach about cultural and social trends, and I lead classes and workshops in claiming authentic spirituality by examining the stories we've been told, and choosing the stories we want to live. I speak "Christian" but I embrace many spiritual traditions and practices, including meditation, Native American ritual, lectio divina, and more. I am also a sober person who has participated in recovery through Al-Anon for a number of years. The heart of my practice as a Spiritual Director is the conviction that we all have everything we need – it's just a matter of looking, and discovering, and embracing, our deep sense of Self and Love and Acceptance. My approach to Spiritual Direction is that I do a lot of listening, and offer what insights and wisdom I can. I am collaborative and curious, and I trust that your inner work is yours – I'm simply here to reflect and support you. I would be honored to walk alongside you. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me by email and we can talk on the phone or by Zoom.
Caterina Lucke
Burnt Hills
NY
Not Yet Selected
Formation/Training School
5182804420
Tina FireWolf
Hendersonville
NC
English
Spiritual but Not Religious
Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Companion, Life Coach, Formation/Training School
828-329-9589
Creative Arts, Dreamworker, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Energy Work, Group Spiritual Direction, Mindfulness/Meditation, Women's Issues

Sometimes you just need someone to deeply listen. But not just listen - empower you to hear your own wisdom. I work with men and women of all faiths and traditions to help them embrace their current state of reality while gaining a skill set to become even more. There is nothing to fix! You are perfect and I want you to learn to embrace this too!

Hello, I am Tina. As an Interfaith Minister I am trained to hold an all inclusive and highly confidential loving space for you to witness and experience your true nature. I meet you where you are at and walk with you however far you welcome. It is always my goal to empower you to know what steps to take next so you can make forward movement after our calls. I work long distance over the phone / zoom with people from around the world.

HOW DOES TINA WORK – After spending many years in utter chaos and inner turmoil which included divorce, career burnout, illness and financial loss – I was gifted the ability to create powerful frequencies through singing to help myself heal on all levels. I created the Self as Sanctuary method that gives a simple and powerful framework to guide oneself through the inner world and various questions of daily life. It is a combination of meditation, sound healing, breath-work, inner visualization, and deep intuitive listening.

RESULTS OF WORKING WITH TINA – The results are felt on all levels – mind, body, emotions, and spirit / energy. Just depends where you are at in life and what you are working on as to what you experience. Everyone has their process and pace – that is honored.

SOME RESULTS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE:

Noticeably increased confidence – you aren’t hiding anymore and feel a balance of pride and confidence – you live inspired action!

Money is LOVE to you and it flows to you with ease. You are building a life of Trust and LOVE and your expanding your faith is a breeze.

You are opening up to receive the abundance and limitless mental state you crave! You are the co-creator you desire to be.

A strong conviction to care for yourself and set inspiring boundaries rather than saying Yes when you mean No…

You feel whole and complete within yourself and radiate light just by living day to day life! You aren’t seeking someone or something to fill up your time or space – you are more than enough.

Your voice feels free and open – you express yourself with ease and experience a relaxed sensation of receptivity in the present moment rather than being on guard.

You embrace yourself no matter your mood and can allow yourself to feel all the feelings you experience in a day. You can even cry if you are alone.

MY BACKGROUND – I am an Interfaith Minister, past Science Researcher in Aquaculture, Science Educator, Public Speaker, Author, Sound Healer and Energy Worker - a lover of nature, dancing and anything outdoors!

CHECK OUT MY TEDX TALK ON YOUTUBE

Communicating from Chaos to LOVE (youtube it)

GET TO KNOW ME – I offer a complimentary call for you to get to know my work and see if we are a good fit to build a powerful healing team. Feel free to reach out. I offer the utmost confidentiality and care. My cost for you is kept low so I can serve the people who are truly in need of a highly skilled mentor. If you find me through SDI your fee is only $35 / hour. Please mention this when you reach out to me.

My heart goes out to you if you are struggling in anyway. I spent 20 years digging inward to heal. I would never have made it without my Spiritual Mentor. Most often though the healing support I needed was out of my financial reach. That is the main reason I offer my services at such a low cost to you.

Much Love to You,

Tina

Julianne Gilchrist
Edmonton
Alberta
English
Christianity
Christianity, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
Education, Enneagram, Group Spiritual Direction, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual and Pastoral Formation
Malvern
Victoria
English, Korean
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Native/Indigenous, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center, Supervisor, Formation/Training School, Offers Graduate School Credit, Has Internet Courses Available
0398901101
Asian Cultures, Corporate/Workplace, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dreamworker, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Elderly/Mature, Enneagram, European Cultures, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Immigrants/Displaced, Latin American Cultures, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Middle Eastern Cultures, Mindfulness/Meditation, Native/Indigenous Cultures, People with Disabilities, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Heart of Life is a centre for spiritual and pastoral formation offering: Siloam Program – full-time and part-time programs for the formation of spiritual directors Emmaus Supervision Program – part-time program for the formation of supervisors Spiritual Leaders Program – part-time program for the formation of spiritual leaders Let the Heart Listen – part-time formation program for people involved in listening to and supporting others in life’s journey Heart to Practice (H2P) – for our Alumni, a program for Heart of Life graduates to gather, support each other and receive professional development Spiritual direction Individual or group supervision Many faith-based reflection events, seminars and workshops throughout the year on different themes, ranging from a couple of hours to one day or multiple weeks Professional and personal development for spiritual directors Retreats, either in-house or as outreach, and sabbaticals A spirituality centre located beside St Joseph’s parish in the heart of Malvern
Jerome Daley
Boone
NC
English
Christianity
Interfaith, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director, Retreat Center, Life Coach, Formation/Training School
3364021604
Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Enneagram, Group Spiritual Direction, Men's Issues, Mindfulness/Meditation
Jerome has been serving Christian leaders as an executive coach and spiritual director since 2005. Prior to that, he served on pastoral staff in Chapel Hill, NC for 10 years. Trained at Columbia International University, The Institute for Life Coach Training, The Center for Coaching Excellence, The Second Breath Center, The Transforming Center, and The Phoenix Center for Spiritual Direction, Jerome is an avid book writer and Professional Certified Coach, offering formational teaching, leadership coaching, spiritual direction, retreat & sabbatical coaching, pre-marital coaching, and Enneagram typing. He loves reading, writing, good wine, and all things outdoors. You can see his books at https://www.amazon.com/Jerome-Daley/e/B001K8AU3S. “I love to help men and women come to know themselves, deepen their intimacy with God, and become the truest version of themselves so they can extend a healing influence in the world. I have a particular passion to support leaders on sabbatical, those seeking the transformative perspectives of Enneagram typing, and those working through faith deconstruction & reconstruction.”
Michael O'Halloran
Newcastle Upon Tyne
English
Christianity
Christianity, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Formation/Training School
+447815314518
Addiction, Alcoholism, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Enneagram, European Cultures, Health Care, Incarceration/Justice/Legal, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation
My training in spiritual accompaniment is within the Ignatian tradition and the spiritual exercises. I offer ongoing spiritual accompaniment meeting 4-6 weekly either in person or via zoom (or another video meeting tool). I have offered individually guided retreats, and regularly accompany people undergoing the Spiritual Exercises in daily life, or a 30-day retreat. I have a longstanding interest in the spirituality of 12 step programmes and I am interested in the similarities between the 12 Steps and the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. My formation is within the Christian tradition and I am open to people of all faiths and none. I work as a Programme Coordinator at St Antony's Priory, Durham, where I share responsibility for the current training, supervision and networking of Spiritual Directors. I am Irish, currently living in a semi rural village in the North East of England, UK.
Angela Freeman-Riley
Lakewood
OH
English, German
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Judaism, Quaker, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Unitarian Universalist
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center, Formation/Training School, Chaplain
7815342546
Alcoholism, Children/Teens, Codependency, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Homeless/Low Income, LGBTQIA+, Non-Traditional Healing, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Angela currently serves as lead pastor of Bethesda on the Bay Lutheran Church in Bay Village, Ohio. She completed her formal training in Missional Spiritual Formation n 2020. Previously, she served as intentional interim pastor at guiding congregations and leaders through times of transition and change. From 2012-2015, she was co-pastor at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Before moving to Hawaii, she served seven years as pastor of First Lutheran Church in Malden, Massachusetts. She has a passion for formation of individuals and communities as well as a focus on cross cultural and intergenerational ministry. Pastor Angela received her master of divinity degree in parish ministry at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkley, CA.. She studied theology and German language at the University of Leipzig in Germany. She received bachelor of arts degrees in theology and German from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has expertise accompanying those who are in worship leadership roles, youth and family ministry, and those focused on evangelism, mission, multicultural ministry. It is her passion to accompany those who are spiritually hungry and seek companionship in their personal formation. She is available for one on one spiritual direction, small group formation, retreat leadership, and other ventures.

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