Editorial Review Panel

Lauren Artress, PhD

Walnut Creek, California, USA

Wilkie Au, PhD

Redondo Beach, California, USA

Peter Ball

Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England

William Barry, SJ, PhD

Weston, Massachusetts, USA


Mary Ann Clifford Rodriguez, RSM

Burlingame, California, USA


Jill Hawk Clupper, MDiv

Edmond, Oklahoma, USA


Rebecca L. Damron, PhD

Stephenville, TX, USA


Joseph Driskill, PhD

London, Ontario, Canada


Suzanne Dunbar, MA

Belconnen, ACT, Australia


Tilden H. Edwards, PhD

Bethesda, Maryland, USA


Robert Gardenhire III, MDiv

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA


Douglas Gregg, PhD

Henderson, Nevada, USA


Douglas S. Hardy

Leawood, Kansas, USA


Dwight Judy, PhD

Syracuse, Indiana, USA


Valerie Lesniak, PhD

Seattle, Washington, USA


Sandra Lommasson, MA

Sacramento, California, USA


Carol Ludwig, MA

Vero Beach, Florida, USA


Jill Manton

Somers, Victoria, Australia

Diane M. Millis, PhD

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Cathy Murtha, DW

Bay Shore, New York, USA


Jung Eun Sophia Park, SNJM

Alameda, California, USA


Susan S. Phillips, PhD

Berkeley, California, USA

Michael Plattig, OCarm, PhD

Muenster, Germany


Susan Rakoczy, IHM, PhD

Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


Janet Ruffing, RSM, PhD

Hamden, Connecticut, USA


Joyce Rupp, OSM

Des Moines, Iowa, USA


Frederick W. Schmidt, PhD

Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA


Gordon Self, DMin

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Rabbi Jacob Staub, PhD

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, USA

John Stuart

Frankston, Victoria, Australia


Steven Sturm, DMin

Waialua, Hawaii, USA


Sally Taylor

Trail, British Columbia, Canada


Therese Taylor-Stinson

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA


Stephen Truscott, SM

Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia


Jane Vennard, MDiv

Denver, Colorado, USA

Wendy M. Wright, PhD

Santa Barbara, CA, USA


Marika Zelča-Čerāne, MBA, MA

Riga, Latvia



Publisher: Spiritual Directors International

Executive Director: Rev. Seifu Anil Singh-Molares, MTS

Editor: Nick Wagner

Media Review Editor:  Pegge Erkeneff

Art Editor and Graphic Designer: Tobias Becker

Founding Editor: Susan S. Jorgensen, MA

Poetry Editor: Jennifer (Jinks) Hoffmann

Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction is published in March, June, September, and December. Presence offers a forum among diverse people and spiritual traditions for the exploration of present and future trends in the art and ministry of spiritual direction. Presence is grounded in the belief that our deepest calling is to be present to one another as we share the gift of ourselves. Presence strives to articulate the essential elements of contemplative practices, formation, and training; to encourage accountability; and to develop clear ethical guidelines. Presence supports a global contemplative dialog of spiritual care and compassion for others, ourselves, and the whole cosmos. ISSN 1081-7662.

Opinions expressed in this journal are the opinions of the authors and advertisers and may not represent the opinions of Spiritual Directors International, the coordinating council, or the editors. All biblical quotations are from the NRSV unless otherwise noted.


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