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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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.

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Naomi Pryde
New South Wales
English
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Hinduism, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center
Asian Cultures, Codependency, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, LGBTQIA+, Mindfulness/Meditation, Women's Issues, Young Adults
I long to meet with you, sit you down in a comfy chair in a place of beauty, and pour you a cup of tea – we are together, but Spirit is here too – the great comforter is holding us in this sacred space. As a Spiritual Director, my role is to assist you in paying attention to the invitation of God’s Spirit that is already present within you and to offer support and prayer so that you are able to hear and feel in a very embodied way from the Divine, and respond to God’s leading. I am a Graduate of the Global Benedictine Spiritual Direction Program. I am a textbook Enneagram 9, Social subtype. As my enneagram number would indicate, I love quiet, calm, and places of peace, and yet I love to be amongst gatherings of beauty and creativity. Hobbies I love are acro, yoga, live music and festivals. I am a student of Hindustani Classical music in the Nirguni Bhajan tradition along with bhajans from the Yeshu Bhaktas of India. I have spent the past 11 years living in Asia with my husband, and our two beautiful kids. We moved to India and Thailand to be amongst the communities we love; spiritual seekers, rainbow family, the wanderers and, the heart sore – those who would never fit or feel comfortable in religious institutions. I have a particular passion for traveling with those deconstructing their faith from evangelicalism and fundamentalism and helping them walk out into the Freedom and spaciousness of Christ. I believe in a boundless Jesus. A Jesus who welcomes our questions, our vulnerability and loves us right where we are. God meets us in the valleys just as much as the mountain tops. I welcome all people to direction with a soul friend, regardless of background, sexuality, gender, belief or lack thereof. I am a 500hr RYT Trauma informed Yoga teacher and truly believe that God meets us not just through the mind but through our bodies and breath and emotions. I love using movement and embodiment as a way to help people move through areas of their life in which they have felts stuck. I am fully affirming of the LGBTQIA+ community. You are welcome here, fully loved. I long to provide a safe space in which you feel confident to bring your whole self before God and to listen to the quiet whispers and leadings of Spirit. My hope is that your relationship with God will be nurtured and you will grow on your journey towards living into the wholehearted, beloved person you were meant to be. I will be transitioning from Thailand to Australia (Bellingen, Mid North Coast NSW) late 2022, and so will be taking only online clients via Zoom (unless you are in Northern Thailand!) until them. In 2023, I would love to take in-person appointments. I run Directed Spiritual Retreats featuring yoga, silence and embodiment practices regularly in beautiful, and unique places around the world. I'd love to see you there. www.pathofthebeloved.com
Kathleen Donnelly
English
Christianity
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center, Supervisor
Rohan Cordy - Spiritual Counselor
Corvallis
OR
Interspiritual
Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Islam, Judaism, Quaker, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Taoism
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center
971-772-4014
Asian Cultures, Creative Arts, Education, Energy Work, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Incarceration/Justice/Legal, Men's Issues, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, Young Adults
Rohan began his journey with a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies, but his spiritual journey has led him much farther. Through many hardships, and firsthand experience with the marginalized, Rohan has really begun to shape and cultivate his spirituality through lived experience. Rohan has a Masters in Education, and is a certified spiritual director through the Urban Spiritual Center, in Portland, Oregon. Rohan is now a Co-Founder of a nonprofit Retreat and Spiritual Center for Healing at Northwest Wisdom in Central Oregon. He specializes in embodied Spiritual Counseling, and helps many people with grounding themselves. Though growing up in a Christian background, Rohan has grounded himself in a way to relate to all religious backgrounds. He earned his bachelor's degree in Religious Studies from the University of Oregon, which taught him a lot of how the world works on a global scale. Coupled with his MA in Education, and his spiritual certification, Rohan has found a unique way to connect body and spirit. How we heal on the inside directly effects how we heal our world, and others around us. Rohan is currently becoming a certified Master in Reiki, and has completed Level II Reiki.
Kairos Spiritual Center
Saratoga Springs
NY
English
Interspiritual
Bahai, Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Hinduism, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Judaism, Native/Indigenous, Quaker, Spiritual but Not Religious, Taoism
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center, Life Coach, Has Internet Courses Available
African Cultures, Asian Cultures, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Divorced/Widowed, Dreamworker, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Education, Elderly/Mature, Energy Work, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, LGBTQIA+, Mindfulness/Meditation, Native/Indigenous Cultures
Dr. Rachel Magnell founded Kairos Center for Change in 2013. She is a Spiritual Director, Kairos coach, and teacher for women seeking witness as they respond to the inner call, an inner longing, inviting them more deeply into experiencing their spiritual lives and following the summons of their higher Self. She offers meditative prayer retreats, labyrinth walks, dream tending, virtual study and recitation of wisdom texts.
Nancy Asciak
Tecumseh
Ontario
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center, Supervisor, Life Coach
519-984-9457
Addiction, Alcoholism, Children/Teens, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Homeless/Low Income, LGBTQIA+, Mindfulness/Meditation, Women's Issues, Young Adults
Throughout my life as a lover of God, I have learned just how precious our spiritual journey is. Although I worked for a church for most of my life, I must say, the many years of intense prayer, life’s trials, spiritual reading, education in church world as well as Spiritual Direction has taken me to an appreciation for the Mystical path of understanding God; WE ARE ONE. One with God, one with each other; no one excluded, non-denominational, interreligious. My spiritual journey started very young. I spent my early years as an Anglican. In my teens I was introduced to the Catholic faith. I started working for the church, first as a Music Minister and then as an Ecclesial Minister. (Music Ministry 42 years, Youth Ministry 25 years, then Adult Ministry; giving retreats as the Outreach Coordinator and doing Social Justice work) I studied Scripture with Dr. Murray Watson (Scripture Scholar) for a few years to better understand the Old Testament. My 41 years of experience in the church work has given me a keen understanding of the complex feelings and emotions my directees have around faith. Organized religion can be beautiful, confusing and hurtful for some. As a young mom I experienced personal tragedy that resulted in deferred trauma. Only those who have experienced life changing grief can understand the necessity for the Spirit’s presence in the healing processes. With therapy, private and shared prayer and community, my healing was miraculous to say the least! I am ever grateful for what I’ve learned and how it has transformed my life. My prayer practice is extremely important to me. I carve out time daily and throughout the day to pray and meditate. I am the founder of ‘All Creation, Mission of Love, Mystical Community.’ This is a prayer community with outreach to the marginalized needy. The group is interdenominational, interreligious and inclusive. We have in person as well as online prayer meetings and incorporate praise and worship with teaching, contemplative meditation and small group discussion. Spiritual Direction/Companionship is a beautiful relationship, one that is life giving and fosters trust and deep connection while exploring the movement of God in our lives.. Our walk with God is extremely personal, no two journeys are the same. For more information you can reach me anytime through email; [email protected] or by text or phone: 519-984-9457. I offer Spiritual Direction on Zoom, Skype, phone or in person. God bless you on your journey within. I look forward to meeting you!
Nancy Woodworth-Hill
Wheeling
WV
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center
812 786-3762
Creative Arts, Dreamworker, Enneagram, Group Spiritual Direction, Women's Issues
Alison Umminger Mattison
Carrollton
GA
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Islam, Judaism, Quaker, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center
917 678 8593
Addiction, Alcoholism, BIPOC, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Creative Arts, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Elderly/Mature, European Cultures, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Mental Health/Depression, Women's Issues
I am a certified spiritual director trained at Loyola University Chicago's Institute for Pastoral Studies. I am also a professor of English, published novelist and creative writer in all genres, and retreat leader affiliated with the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, a Cistercian monastery in Conyers, GA. At the University of West Georgia, I have co-taught classes on interfaith dialogue and contemplative learning for an interfaith/secular audience, and I have lead faculty groups on midlife transitions, working through creative blocks, and the spirituality of silence. I enjoy meeting pilgrims on their journeys and learning each human being's unique language for Faith. My own advanced training is in SoulCollage™, Group Spiritual Direction, and accompanying individuals in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. I have advanced training with Fr. Bill Creed, a Jesuit priest and founder of the Ignatian Spirituality Project, in the Exercises and enjoy accompanying pilgrims on this unique journey. My own interests include writing, photography, imaginative prayer, centering prayer, and baking, and I am comfortable working with those whom I accompany using creative avenues of spiritual exploration/expression. I meet with seekers both in-person and on zoom, and am equally comfortable with both. My favorite spiritual writers are Martin Laird, Shusaku Endo, Joyce Rupp, Margaret Silf, and Mark Thibodeaux. I believe in ongoing training as a director/companion, and I am presently taking a class on Theologies of Suffering. While my own home-base is Christian/Catholic, I am comfortable accompanying seekers of all faiths and walks of life. If you'd like to know more, please don't hesitate to reach out.
West Sacramento
CA
English
Spiritual but Not Religious
Buddhism, Christianity, Native/Indigenous, Quaker, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Retreat Center
Elderly/Mature
79 year-old retiree
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.
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, Mindfulness/Meditation, 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 and retreat giving since November 1999, facilitation of prayer workshops since July 2009 and human formation sessions since September 2010. 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 Cova Saint Ignasi, Manresa, Spain. At this point in my life, I want to imitate the Good Shepherd and accompany people in their desire to grow in their relationship with God. I ground this desire in His faithfulness to His promise always to be present. We can find and experience His nearness because He first looks for us. We only need to search HIm with all our heart, soul, and strength.
Katherine Hayes-Wallenburg
SPRINGFIELD
MO
English
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center
18437097994
Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Mindfulness/Meditation, Physical or Sexual Abuse
About Spiritual Direction: Often the word, "Spiritual" or "Spirituality" is met with confusion and anxiety. The Holy Spirit is the true Spiritual Director. What I do is help others see and hear the Spirit so they may receive, reflect and respond to the Divine Mystery in their own lives. About me: I was raised Catholic and became Lutheran (ELCA) as a young adult, eventually I attended Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS), graduated and become an ordained Pastor in 2011, and served a congregation from August, 2011, until February, 2021. My Spiritual Direction Certification was also achieved through LTSS. I have experienced trauma, some of which revolved around loved ones struggling with addiction and abuse, my own divorce and the death of a child. I've also experienced redemption: a life-walk filled with faith, the opportunity to raise my granddaughter, and the love and companionship of a supportive husband. About Life: We will always have challenges and joys in our life journey, but One who is much greater than ourselves is constantly with us. Sometimes we need a little help, someone to walk along with us as we enter into the Presence, develop the Relationship and understand the Guidance that is with us. About you: Again, in all things, the Holy Spirit is the true Spiritual Director. What I do is help others see and hear the Spirit so they may deepen the Divine Mystery in their own life. I help create and hold hospitable space for discerning what God is doing within and around them. Whether they are curious about Spiritual Direction, have specific goals in mind for growing their relationship with the Lover of our souls, or are anywhere in between, I invite interested persons to contact me for a complimentary time together during which we can explore and discern if the Spirit is calling us to work together. In all things, shalom, dear sisters and brothers. Katherine
Robin Dibble
IN
English
Interspiritual
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center, Life Coach
502.873.8869
Alcoholism, Children/Teens, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Elderly/Mature, Energy Work, European Cultures, Grief and Loss, Health Care, Homeless/Low Income, Immigrants/Displaced, Incarceration/Justice/Legal, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, People with Disabilities, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Sports, Women's Issues, Young Adults
After several years of working and sharing all sorts of life’s journeys with others, Robin decided to get her certificate in Spiritual Direction. What a great decision and wonderful teachers. Over the last 20 years, she has spent memorable moments with youth and young adults through Catholic and non denominational Christian ministries. The last 12 years she has spent in her medical career as an Assistive Technology Professional with people who have disabilities. Learning and connecting with various groups of people has allowed her to grow and learn in her faith and spirituality. Opening up herself even more to the Spirit, seeing and feeling it's presence in what we sometimes see as "both positive and negative". Robin felt Spirit calling her to walk with others through Direction. Her hope is by holding a trusting space for others and aid in shining love and light on what can be noticed. Robin's educational background consists of a BA in Psychology. Professionally in Graphic Art. Teams Course facilitator for adults and youth at Mt.Saint Francis, Indiana. Youth and Young Adult Ministry Director for the Catholic Archdiocese of Ky and Indiana. A RESNA certified ATP with Rehab Medical Equipment. People have always felt a sense of speaking with her in all sorts of situations. She has yet to meet a stranger. After a person experiences challenges in their childhood as well as people with disease and disabilities, you are open to see so much more possibilities for love and compassion for others. These experiences have allowed her to take feelings and emotions in a negative way and receive them as a pathway to express empathy and sympathy for others through the Divine. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi Robin has always had a passion for ART. To her, ART is similar to Spiritual Direction. It's twists and turns of sizes, shapes, colors and perspectives allow us to see the beauty and mystery in the human experience. We all have a need for peace in our lives as we journey through this physical time and space. By tapping into our inner peace and calm, everyday, we have an invitation to share our light with the light in others. Robin looks forward to meeting with you. Please visit Peaceneed.com or email [email protected]
Judy Walsh-Mellett (she/her/hers)
Mount Rainier
MD
English
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center
3019272015
Children/Teens, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Immigrants/Displaced, Latin American Cultures, LGBTQIA+, People with Disabilities
The description of contemplation that I most love is: “A long, loving look at the real.” My own spiritual life contains a yearning to know the Holy in the real and ordinary moments, people, and experiences before me each day. I believe that spiritual guidance is a companionship whose intention is the deepening of this kind of daily living. God is the true guide and we pray together for openness to God’s direction and presence. Joan Chittister writes:“The purpose of spirituality is to gather equally committed adults for a journey through earthen darkness to the dazzling light that already flames in each of us, but in a hidden place left for each of us to find.” These words could also easily describe spiritual guidance. I experience spiritual guidance as a space set aside to be open to what God has to reveal to us with comfort and consolation, with challenge and growth. I have felt graced by remarkable companions as well as experiences that have marked and shaped the course of my life and spirituality. I continue to live with the creative tension of an activism which wants to do good in the world, to dwell in proximity to those pushed to the margins, to encounter God in the people who come into my life and to tend an interior life that experiences God in more hidden ways; in the beauty of nature, in silence, centering prayer and solitude. Retreat and contemplative prayer leadership as well as spiritual guidance have been part of my life for many years. I remain grateful for The Shalem Institute's "Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats" as well as Richmond Hill's RUAH School of Spiritual Guidance trainings. These experiences encouraged me to create Still Place: An Urban Retreat in 2019 to welcome individuals and small groups into our home and garden for rest, reflection, quiet and prayer. I am the mother of three now-adult children and a delighted grandmother. I have long tended an urban organic vegetable and pollinator garden around our home. I enjoy making meals from that homegrown produce, singing, writing poetry and prose, practicing yoga and painting with watercolors.
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.”
Paula Gamble-Grant
La Center
WA
English
Christianity
Christianity, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director, Retreat Center, Supervisor, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
Codependency, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Education, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction
You are not a problem to be solved… You are a sacred story. And you do not have to get more organized, fit, “together” or “on top of it” in order to be seen, heard, valued and welcomed by God, by those of us here at reFresh, and hopefully, by your very own self. So, if you’re tired of… * going through the motions and just skimming your life rather than actually living it; * religious words and practices that leave you feeling not-enough, * repetitive reactionary stress and a sense of feeling burdened in your heart, soul, mind and strength; * Being afraid to share your struggles and your joys on the faith journey then you are welcome here – just as you are, not as you think you should be. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Paula has been companioning weary and disoriented, spiritually hungry souls for more than 30 years. She is an experienced Spiritual Director and Supervisor of SDs, and is also Certified Focusing Professional who incorporates Inner Relationship Focusing (IRF) into her practice. IRF fosters a space of gently turning toward the parts of ourselves that we’ve orphaned, exiled, shunned, and fretted with the same Love and Compassion of Jesus. In this loving, caring presence, we aren’t trying to fix what is broken, but being with what is valuable – YOU and all the parts of you that have been set aside and pushed down for too long. It is this paying attention and being with that allows our souls to live! Paula also teaches Inner Relationship Focusing to Spiritual Directors and other heart/soul centered practitioners. You can find out more about her "Doorways to the Soul" courses at https://mysoulrefresh.podia.com * If you want a companion to help you find your way home to your real self, * If you want a safe place to say and feel and think things about God and your faith journey that you’ve never been allowed to say/feel/think, * If you’d like to grow in the heart of art of SD – and perhaps learn to incorporate Focusing into your craft, then I’d be delighted if you’d contact me for a free 15 minute consult. Paula also facilitates an annual pilgrimage retreat in Assisi, Italy and has a personal retreat space in her home. Reach out if you'd like more info on any of these things.
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.
Karen Young, MRE, D.Min.
Mason City
IA
English
Christianity
Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Judaism, Mormonism, Quaker, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Unitarian Universalist, Wicca/Neopaganism
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center, Chaplain
1-(515)-408-5336
Dying/Sick/Hospice, Elderly/Mature, Energy Work, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Health Care, Homeless/Low Income, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, People with Disabilities, Women's Issues
Spiritual Direction /Companionship offers a safe, grace-filled sanctuary in which to hear and give voice to the inner stirrings of wisdom, or self and the Holy. Wherever you are on the spiritual journey I would be honored to accompany you. I have been in ministry for over 30 years serving in the areas of spiritual formation, teaching world religions, chaplaincy and pastoral ministry. I received my spiritual direction certificate from the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, Prairie Fire program in July 2021.
Lawrence Jay
North Andover
MA
English
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center
978-451-4677
Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Enneagram, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Mindfulness/Meditation
As an ordained American Baptist pastor, who graduated from the Franciscan School of Theology and now serves at a United Methodist retreat center, I have a wide range of theological understanding and spiritual experience in the Christian contemplative tradition. From an evangelical background to now a Richard Rohr proclivity, I hold a more inclusive embrace of the Divine as I recognize the presence of God in everyone and everything. With doctoral studies in Franciscan ecological spirituality, I find Christ especially close in nature as I help others discover their True Self. Although I may be a "Rev. Dr.", I am just a seeker who enjoys companioning people on the journey. I am a trained spiritual director through the Gateways to God program at Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center (www.rollingridge.org), and have been in direction myself for nearly 20 years. A native Californian and American-born Asian, I've been in Massachusetts since 2017 with my partner and two cats. And on a personal note, I run so I can enjoy chocolate cake and not feel guilty.
John F. Doherty
Dublin
Leinster
English
Interspiritual
Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Native/Indigenous, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Taoism, Wicca/Neopaganism
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center, Supervisor, Formation/Training School, Offers Graduate School Credit, Has Internet Courses Available
(00353) 866040988
Addiction, Children/Teens, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Elderly/Mature, Energy Work, European Cultures, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Homeless/Low Income, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Psychic Phenomena
I am an ordained OneSpirit Minister based in Dublin, Ireland, Alicante, Spain and available Internationally online. In my role as a minister, I offer ceremonies, Weddings, Funerals, Baby Blessings, Young men's Rites of Passage, and 1-1- spiritual counselling. I have been working in personal and spiritual development for 25 years. I am a full member of The OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation (https://www.onespiritinterfaithministers.com/john-doherty) I am trained supervisor offering professional and work support to clients, ministers, and professionals for many years. My supervision work is cross-professional and offers a deeply reflective, reflexive and spiritual space to help clients explore, de-stress and grow in a professional capacity. I am a full member of The Supervisory Association of Ireland (https://saivision.ie/members-directory/) I am the Director of The Beehive School that offers Mindfulness & Spiritual Wellbeing Teacher Training programs, Mindfulness retreats in Ireland and Spain and online courses and workshops. My wife and I have a Holistic centre near Alicante, Spain and offer 1-1 recovery retreats for people who need care, healing and recovery from illness or to recharge their energy.
Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Center of the Heart, Audre: Spiritual Care for Women with Cancer
English
Buddhism
Buddhism, Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Retreat Center, Chaplain
678-390-5266
BIPOC, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Education, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Health Care, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Women's Issues
Greetings! Here's a bit of history about me. I began working as a spiritual companion when I was a volunteer with Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. Thereafter, I sought education from Sati Center for Buddhist Studies, a certificate in spiritual direction from Mercy Center, a M.A. in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University, then a Th.D. in Pastoral Counseling from Columbia Theological Seminary, all between 2003 and 2016. My post-doctoral work was completed at Harvard Divinity School. Sounds heady, right? Believe me when I say, this all comes in handy when I'm teaching! But I'm not always teaching. While in the act of companioning, I find that the supervised training in chaplaincy, spiritual direction, and pastoral counseling — about five years of presenting cases and receiving feedback — have been greatly beneficial. In addition to study and supervision, I've done some research on pastoral care. My research has resulted in some articles and books. One book is "Object Relations, Buddhism, and Relationality in Womanist Practical Theology" and the other book is "Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, U.S. Law, and Womanist Theology for Transgender Spiritual Care." My research and writing has practical implications, including the research I did on Women, Spirituality, and Cancer. Taking education, supervised training, research and writing all together, I am now co-founder of Center of the Heart and founder of Audre: Spiritual Care for Women with Cancer. I'm delighted to count Diane Millis and John Lee as my spiritual direction colleagues, and proud to serve with several chaplains, an artist, tai chi teacher, and yoga teacher in Audre.

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