The Transforming Center is pleased to offer a listing of spiritual directors* who have completed one or more of our two-year Transforming Community® experiences and have also completed a recognized training program in spiritual direction. Each listing indicates if the spiritual director offers in-person and/or remote (online or by phone) spiritual direction. Scheduling and fees for spiritual direction are determined entirely between the director and the directee.

Spiritual directors included in this directory will:

  • Have completed a Transforming Community (TC);
  • Have completed a recognized spiritual direction training program;
  • Be faithful to spiritual direction and/or peer supervision in his/her own life; and
  • Abide by ethical guidelines, such as those of Spiritual Directors International.

*This listing is not an indication of the Transforming Center’s endorsement or recommendation of individual spiritual directors. What we are able to indicate is that each person listed has been on a significant spiritual journey with us and has completed training and formation in this important ministry of spiritual direction. The Transforming Center is not a certifying body but rather a spiritual community that affirms the ministry of spiritual direction in the lives of leaders and seeks to help leaders explore options with spiritual directors in their areas.

Spiritual Directors

Arizona

Sue Drake

Sue Drake (Tucson, AZ)

Remote and/or In-Person

| susandrake0915@gmail.com  | (847) 751-0655

Training: Center Quest School of Spiritual Direction

Although grateful for my upbringing in a traditional church setting, it wasn't until I was underwater emotionally and spiritually that I realized I didn't have the deep roots of faith I needed to manage through life's challenges. The Transforming Center set me on a path of spiritual transformation, healing and growth that has helped me become a healthier Enneagram #2. Since the TC, I have also been trained as a spiritual director. With those formal learning experiences as well as life experiences as a mother, grandmother, professional adult learning professional, 25-year business owner, one who has served the Church and other paraministries for all of my adult life as a lay volunteer, I have personally experienced and leaned on God through life's greatest decisions and difficulties. I'm so thankful for His love and guidance throughout my life so that I can now help and serve those God leads to me.

Areas of interest or specialty: I have a heart for mothers, grandmothers, women in the workplace, those caring for ill parents, lay people who serve regularly in their churches and with other paraministries, people in career and/or physical location transitions, those with physical challenges or disabilities.

British Columbia, Canada

Gerard Booy

Gerard Booy (Delta, BC)

Remote and/or In-Person

| gerardbooy@outlook.com (778) 868-1548

Training: CenterQuest School of Spiritual Direction

I am a former Presbyterian pastor. I grew up in South Africa and moved with my family to Canada in 2000. Having been a pastor since 1990—serving in three churches on two continents—I now offer spiritual direction for individuals and groups. I lead retreats and work with CenterQuest School of Spiritual Direction as a small group mentor. Reading Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership and subsequently joining a Transforming Community (TC10) has been a turning point in my life. My formation as a spiritual director has taken a lifetime (really!). It is the gathering of many years of lived experiences with God and with others—personal and pastoral, painful and joyful, informal and formal. And it continues… The means of grace abound—loved ones, soul friends, intentional communities of transformation, contemplative practices, books, Scripture, formal training, spiritual direction, and more.

Areas of interest or specialty: Personal spiritual transformation and wholeness (embracing who God has made us to be); companioning pastors and ministry leaders; liminal spaces and transitional experiences in life (grief etc.); retreats; group spiritual direction; vocational discernment

Colorado

Kathy Koy

Kathy Koy (Colorado)

Remote and/or In-Person

| | (970) 946-2958

Training: Selah Program through Leadership Transformations

My Transforming Community experience truly transformed my life. I was a busy and driven registered nurse and director of a non-profit organization for many years when one day, I awakened enough to realize my soul was crying out for something more. After my first retreat at TC, I turned in my 6-month resignation from the non-profit and began to attend to my soul. As I began to experience transformation, others noticed and asked what had happened. I began a spiritual direction group using Sacred Rhythms. It was life-changing for all of us, and we've been together for nine years. Since completing my spiritual direction training at Selah, I have hosted numerous day retreats in my home, provided group spiritual direction and one-to-one spiritual direction.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Contemplative spiritual direction, the Enneagram, inner-healing prayer.

Kim Nielsen

Kim Nielsen (Breckenridge, CO)

Remote and/or In-Person

| kim@transformingexperiences.org | (573) 808-4848

Training: Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction

My passion is to create safe environments and opportunities for people to experience God, to know who God created them to be and live into their truest self in Christ. I have completed multiple Transforming Communities since 2006 (TCs 3-8, 11 & 15) both as a participant and as a ministry team member. I earned the Masters specialization in Spiritual Transformation through the partnership between Northern Seminary and Transforming Center. In addition to my training in spiritual direction, I am a trained companion for the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and a certified iEnneagram Motions of the Soul practitioner. I served in full-time ministry at a megachurch for 11 years--an experience that heightened my sense of the value and necessity of spiritual direction for pastors and Christian leaders.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Church leaders; 19th Annotation of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises; the Enneagram; life-mapping; Twelve Steps

Florida

Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy (Sarasota, FL)

Remote and/or In-Person

| | (847) 372-4661

Training: Institute of Spiritual Companionship

I am a retired pastor who spent the bulk of my career in Chicago, serving as an Area Director of Young Life, as the Director of Spiritual Transformation for an inner city ministry, and as a teaching pastor at a large suburban church. I am married to Anita who is also a spiritual director. Both of us had been married previously and worked through the pain that accompanies that journey. We’re the better for doing that work. My Transforming Community experience shaped me in very profound ways, reminding me that a very Good God loves me like crazy. I now live in Sarasota, FL where I’m active in a racial reconciliation ministry, teaching a bit at our church and offering spiritual direction. I love working with people who are undergoing a “faith shift” of some kind--often that’s when the ‘faith’ that they’ve held on to for so long appears a bit inadequate for the challenges they are facing today.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Pastors; those in transition or discerning a new call; discovering new practices when the old ones are no longer working; finding God in the ups and downs of life

Illinois

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Ruth Haley Barton (Wheaton, IL)

Training: Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation

I have been engaged in the art and practice of spiritual direction for over 20 years. I gratefully acknowledge and incorporate the wisdom of my teachers/mentors Gerald May, Tilden Edwards, and Rosemary Dougherty, having been profoundly shaped by the ecumenical training environment they provided. "How do people change—really?" has been my question from the time I was being raised as a pastor’s kid in a conservative religious environment. This question emerged partly from my awareness of my own need to change and partly because of my observation that spiritual transformation is one of the most over-promised and under-delivered aspects of Christianity in its current expression. Encountering the richness of the broader Christian tradition in the midst of my own desire and disillusionment led me on a journey of reclaiming practices that spiritual seekers down through the ages have used to open themselves to God’s transforming work. It is my joy to guide others into spiritual practices that open us to the mystery of God’s transforming presence in the most intimate places of our lives.

I currently limit my ministry of one-to-one spiritual direction, feeling deeply called to serve as a spiritual director and guide for leadership groups seeking to learn and practice corporate leadership discernment.

Areas of specialty or interest: Transforming leadership; group spiritual direction/corporate leadership discernment; Ignatian spirituality; integration of psychology and spirituality

Melanie Hammond Clark

Melanie Hammond Clark (Libertyville, IL)

Remote and/or In-Person

| mhammondclark@gmail.com | (262) 206-0822

Training: Christos Center for Spiritual Formation: "Tending the Holy" program

I served for over 30 years in pastoral ministry in the PC(USA), my last 14 years as a co-pastor with a focus on centering our life in being emotionally and spiritually healthy as a people, grounded in a discernment style of leadership. My favorite thing as a pastor was to spend time with people who were hungry, questioning, and wondering what God was up to in their lives. I began receiving spiritual direction in 1998 and knew this could be the next right thing for me after leaving the parish. And it is! Nothing brings me more joy than helping others experience God as available and accessible in fresh and unexpected ways, whether in the midst of change or growth or unwelcome darkness. It is a process as life-giving as breath...the breath of God at work in, among, and through us.

Areas of specialty or interest: No specialty. At present, I like to have a free consultation for the first meeting to discern together if this is a fit, and, if not, to help a person discern who/what might be.

Lana Gentile

Lana Gentile (Vernon Hills, IL)

Remote and/or In-Person

| chrysalisministry@gmail.com | (847) 951-1583

Training: Tending the Holy – Christos Center for Spiritual Formation

I draw inspiration from the imagery of a caterpillar which, over time, emerges from a chrysalis a beautiful butterfly. I seek to create a chrysalis-like environment in which individuals can discover their intrinsic value in God and emerge as the transformed persons they are created to be. I love living in the light of Psalm 139, which promises that we are wonderfully made. I offers calm insight into challenging situations, enabling spiritual discernment to unfolding those who meet with remark that the peaceful presence safely supports the growth of their relationship with God. My experience includes 35 years in the corporate world and leading small groups and coaching small group leaders in the church. I also served as a reflection paper reader and a spiritual director for several Transforming Communities. I am an alum of TC4. I am married to Arnie and have two adult children and two grandchildren.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Enneagram work; life-mapping; honoring the body - health & wellness

Vicki Howard

Vicki Howard (Wheaton, IL)

Remote and/or In-Person

| | (630) 240-1009

Training: Tending the Holy – Christos Center for Spiritual Formation

I grew up in a farm community where church was the hub of my spiritual and community life. The church was conservative Christian in its teaching, with lots of "do's and don'ts," so I learned early to try to be very good so that God would be pleased with me. Though I stayed connected to church as I grew older, I so longed to experience more of God. God in His goodness, through a series of people and life experiences, led me to discover contemplative spirituality and practices that were part of the early church, which I did not know existed. As I experienced solitude, silence, lectio divina, centering prayer, and so much more, I came face-to-face with a God who loves me unconditionally just as I am—a God of grace, mercy, and compassion. I now journey in God's love as God shows the way! Vicki is an alum of TC5.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: I do not specialize. I find the greatest joy in journeying with those who are serious about going deeper with God.

Sam

Samuel Ogles (Glen Ellyn, IL)

Remote and/or In-Person

| samuel@samuelogles.com | (336) 269-4119

Training: Sacred Journey Spiritual Companioning

I say my faith was likely saved through spiritual direction. Now, as a spiritual director, I get to help others connect their stories to God’s story and provide a safe space for deeper insights and growth in their individual spiritual journeys. My goal is for spiritual directees to feel heard and accepted. In addition to being a certified spiritual director, I hold a certificate in contemplative spirituality from the The Living School for Action and Contemplation and care deeply about spiritual transformation. I have received direct in-person training in the Enneagram of Personality from Fr. Richard Rohr, Russ Hudson, and Christopher Heurtz, among others, as well as certification in the iEnneagram, an International Enneagram Association accredited training program by Clare and Scott Loughrige. I co-host the "Ask a Spiritual Director" podcast and write the "Enneathing You Need" newsletter. I was a member of TC16. My spiritual direction style is marked by my ecumenical, inquisitive, and nonjudgemental nature. With a wide range of experiences and training, I especially love walking with people in places and seasons where they feel alone, uncertain, stuck, or misunderstood.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Contemplative practices; spiritual growth, the Enneagram, levels of consciousness; ecumenism; meditation; connecting with God; sexuality; doubt; and changing religious beliefs/identity.

David Sandel

David Sandel (Urbana, IL)

Remote and/or In-Person

| dave@christiancounselingservice.com | (217) 377-2298

Training: Chiara Center Spiritual Direction Training Program

I have been a counselor and campus minister in Urbana, Illinois, since 1989 and a spiritual director since 2013, seeking God with students, professors, pastors, believers, and non-believers. Growing up Lutheran on a central Illinois dairy farm, I left for college and a decade of other adventures, then returned to my roots. I and my mother both graduated with degrees in counseling on Mother's Day, 1980. My wife, Margaret, and I attended courses with Equipping Ministries International in Cincinnati, Ohio, which continue to shape my work. After two years in the Unification Church and 20 years in the Vineyard, I am ordained in the Church of Christ. I am an alum of Transforming Community #6. I write devotions, play guitar, raise chickens, and love to work with men and women who want to seek God in all things.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: The Ignatian Exercises; the Enneagram; Myers-Briggs assessments and spirituality; exploring imagination and creativity as ways of approaching God; listening and dialoguing with God; rest-Sabbath-prayer; communication and appreciation between generations; "giving your life away," aging, and "giving your death away" (Ronald Rolheiser's words); and experimenting with life, with ways of seeking and avoiding God

Charles Webber

Charles Webber (Oak Brook, IL)

Remote and/or In-Person

|  | (708) 638-7497

Training: Chiara Center Spiritual Direction Training Program

I spent my entire career as a professional physiologist on the faculty of Loyola University Chicago Medical Center (1975-2013). I taught and mentored medical students, graduate students, and advanced high school students. I also conducted scientific research on living systems using improvised mathematical tools in nonlinear dynamics. Concurrently I taught Bible classes in local churches, which I still do to this day, fulfilling my distinct divine calling to teach science and Scripture. In 2006, I was enveloped by "the dark night of the senses" for a full six months. Confused, I was led to the Transforming Center experience (TC4) which was life-transforming to my very "dark" soul. Since learning about spiritual direction in 2010, I have been a spiritual directee for nine consecutive years. My journey led me to be trained as a spiritual director in the Franciscan tradition after retiring.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Integration of science and Christian faith

Indiana

Randy Gooder

Randy Gooder (Indianapolis, IN)

Remote and/or In-Person

| randy_g@indyvineyard.org | (317) 985-1720

Training: Fall Creek Abbey

I have been a missionary, business owner and pastor through the years. I’ve been at the Indy Vineyard Church for the last 18 years - Senior Pastor since 2007. My M.Div. is from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and D.Min from Northern Seminary in partnership with the Transforming Community (TC6) in Spiritual Transformation. I love the local church and have a passion for unity in the Body of Christ and to help pastors and leaders walk in humility and grace. My wife, Jane, and I also take small groups on transformational journeys in the mountains of Northern Italy through our LLC, StandLookAskWalk. In my spare time, I LOVE to read, to walk, play Squash and be with my grown children.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Open to all, but particular interest in pastors / men

Greg Kraft

Greg Krafft (Auburn, IN)

Remote and/or In-Person

| greg@cedarcreekchurch.com | (260) 615-5241

Training: Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction

I came to Christ later in life at 30 years old and have been involved in the local church for over 27 years. I am currently the lead minister of Cedar Creek Church, a mid-size church in the Fort Wayne, Indiana, area. About 10 years ago, I started to feel something was missing; my soul was tired and bored. I was drawn to the Transforming Center, and through the Transforming Community (TC6, TC13) experience my soul was able to come back to life and drink deeply of the things of God. Doing the inner work that was prompted during the Transforming Community experience I was introduced to spiritual direction. For me, and I would say for many, spiritual direction has been the "missing link" to my transforming journey. When I do not receive direction on a regular basis, I can tell. My wife, Shelly, and I have three children and three grandchildren.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Walking with ministers and pastors, especially those who have a ministry as a second career; working with those in recovery

Sibyl Towner

Sibyl Towner (Oldenburg, IN)

Remote and/or In-Person

|  | (847) 322-5151

Training: Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction

I have had over 50 years of experience with extended household and pastoral leadership in a Presbyterian Church and at Willow Creek and had 30 years of leadership in Christian Camping. I have participated in TC2–TC6 and TC8–TC14 and have served as spiritual director for Transforming Communities for 14 years. I have also co-authored Listen To My Life. I teach Sustainable Faith's School of Spiritual Direction, am co-director of the Springs Retreat Center, and have a passion to help leaders identify the voice of God within them and to encourage a responsiveness to that voice. I am also knowledgeable in the Enneagram.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Men and women; those in ministry leadership; young leaders; people of color and ethnicity; people who serve on the margins

Maryland

Jeanie Duncan

Jeanie Duncan (Easton, MD)

Remote and/or In-Person

| jeanduncan05@gmail.com | (410) 820-8846

Training: Cristos

I have walked with Christ since I was a young teenager. I attended DePauw University and Wheaton College and have had a professional career in Education. I’ve been involved in various church ministries and Bible teaching. I made a shift from an “evangelical church “ to an Episcopañ Church 10 years ago and have been moved and excited by a community that desires to know God and experience more. I attended several communities at the Transforming Center and worked as a Retreat Coordinator. I began spiritual direction while at the TC and have continued with the same director for 10 years. Because of my experience in education, the Transforming Center and spiritual direction, I felt an interest and a call to pursue being a director. I attended Cristos, an experience in which I grew in my faith and desire to be involved in hearing God and walking with others....

Michigan

Clare Loughrige

Clare Loughrige (Marshall, MI)

Remote and/or In-Person

| | (269) 317-0283

Training: Tending the Holy – Christos Center for Spiritual Formation

I am the founding co-lead pastor of Crossroads Church (Marshall, MI) since 1991. Author of three Enneagram books, I am a trainer with The International Enneagram Association and have developed a credentialed program that trains/certifies Enneagram instructors in the Christian Tradition. I am cited as a recommended Enneagram instructor with First Analysis Institute of Integrative Studies. In addition to my work with spiritual communities, I serve on boards in the arena of social justice, including board chair for Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force, a collaboration of over 130 agencies ranging from governmental to faith-based. I found myself at TC1 after a devastating diagnosis and discovered “strengthening the soul of my leadership” as healing grace. Now, 17 years later, in the Transforming Center community, I continue to practice my faith, believing action and contemplation are inextricably bound. I am gratefully married 38 years, an undaunted mom of four, and a grandma of five! I am an alum of the first Transforming Community and have also participated in TC3, TC4, and TC6 through TC14. I am passionate about helping people discover true-self patterns to establish and maintain spiritual rhythms so that they can do the work of justice with joy for the long-haul.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: The Enneagram; Ignatian spirituality; listening and discerning God's grace with clergy, helping professionals, and social justice activists

Minnesota

Vicki Degner

Vicki Degner (Minneapolis, MN)

Remote and/or In-Person

| vdegner7@yahoo.com 

Training: Tending the Holy – Christos Center for Spiritual Formation

I have served as the spiritual development pastor at a church in Maple Grove, Minnesota, until recently. I am trained and certified through Christos Center for Spiritual Formation as a spiritual director, and have been practicing for 18 years. Sitting with others for the purpose of listening to their life in God in spiritual direction is one of the greatest joys of my life. My first experience of the Transforming Community was TC6. I have been serving the Transforming Center as the Coordinator of Spiritual Direction Ministries since that time. I also serve on the TC board and is a trained peer supervisor for spiritual directors. I am married to Gerry, have two adult children, and two grandchildren that are the light of my life.

Areas of interest or specialty: Companioning pastors and ministry leaders; the Enneagram; discernment of vocation, calling, and life transitions

Kristin Evenson

Kristin Evenson (Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN)

Remote and/or In-Person

| | (612) 327-7858

Training: Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction

I have a BA in Religion and Psychology and have long devoted myself to both business and ministry. My career journey has included stints as a stockbroker, advertising executive, marketing/strategy director and consultant to companies, nonprofits and ministries in the areas of strategy, culture and board governance. I also served in ministry leadership roles and have developed content and curriculum for a variety of faith-related initiatives—including curriculum around business leadership and also Christ-centered generosity, both in partnership with the National Christian Foundation – Twin Cities. I have a deep desire to help strengthen and sustain the souls of leaders in fresh, new ways and have credentials at the intersection of neuroscience, Christ-centered mindfulness and creative prayer practices, having completed:

  • The NeuroLeadership Institute’s Brain-Based Coaching Program
  • Transforming Center 2-yr “Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership” program
  • The Spiritual Direction training program through Sustainable Faith

Areas of interest or specialty: Business people desiring to integrate their faith with their work; career transitions - discernment; the intersection of neuroscience and contemplative practice

North Carolina

Joani Hughes

Joani Hughes (Winston-Salem, NC)

Remote and/or In-Person

| | (336) 577-8303

Training: Sustainable Faith program, Oldenburg, IN.

I taught elementary school for twenty four years. Following my first TC Community experience, I sensed a call to the ministry of listening. This led me to Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction. That time of training solidified in me a desire to actively pursue the role of director. I have facilitated Listen to my Life groups, have led retreats and serve as a Deacon in my local church. I continue to read and study Spiritual Formation and seek to remain faithful in my own formation and practices. My own spiritual direction is a necessary and on-going part of my walk with God and I am grateful to be a part of this type of ministry.

Areas of interest or specialty: I have found myself working primarily with women who are questioning long held spiritual beliefs which are no longer clear or relevant to them. Seeking God in difficult life situations including family changes, periods of dryness and loneliness and loss seems to be a frequent focus of direction. I am willing to meet with men or women.

Pennsylvania

Daniele Evans

Daniele Evans (Lancaster, PA)

Remote and/or In-Person

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Training: Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction

I feel drawn to practicing spiritual direction with those in places of transition or struggle. My own experiences with trauma and loss support my desire to be a safe space for others. I am trained through Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction, am a certified Enneagram coach, and completed training in strategies for trauma awareness and resiliency. My pastoral work for over 15 years includes writing and teaching Bible studies, speaking, and mentoring others in their faith journey. I support those desiring to explore and deepen their spiritual experience and open their story to transformation. I am an alum of TC13.

Areas of interest or specialty: The Enneagram; companioning ministry leaders and pastors; trauma-sensitive soul care; journaling/writing as a spiritual practice

B.J. Woodworth

B.J. Woodworth (Pittsburgh, PA)

Remote and/or In-Person

|  | (412) 215-6398

Training: Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction

I am the lead and founding pastor of the Open Door, an urban Presbyterian (USA) missional church community. It is a church committed to living in the way of Jesus through embodied spiritual practices. I love to create space for people to attend to their interior lives, helping them discover their true self so they may more fully make their unique mark in the world. I have a particular interest in accompanying people in professional and church ministry so they can withdraw from the crowds and establish sacred patterns of rest, renewal, and reflection. I am married to Katrina and have 4 children in their late teens and early 20s. I am a church planting coach, have completed the Ignatian Exercises, teach at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in the Spiritual Formation Certificate Program, and currently serve on the Transforming Center board and as community pastor in TC15. I am an alum of TC5.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Working with leaders in professional and pastoral ministry, especially church planters; university students and young adults; discerning vocation and calling; developing spiritual practices and rhythms

South Carolina

Cynthia Fore

Cynthia Fore (Travelers Rest, SC)

Remote and/or In-Person

| ragamuffintea1@gmail.com | (828) 423-5876

Training: Tending the Holy – Christos Center for Spiritual Formation

I am a spiritual director, facilitator of contemplative retreats, and centering prayer workshop presenter for Contemplative Outreach. I am also trained in iEnneagram Motions of the Soul. I incorporate Ignatian spirituality in my individual direction sessions, as well as in retreat settings. While I continues my own spiritual transforming journey, I consider it an honor to accompany others toward wholeness, harmony, and balance—in relationship with God, self, and others. Perhaps diving into the transforming waters opens ways for us to swim around in the wonderings and mysteries of our Belovedness in Christ - so we wonder together! I am married to John and have three amazing children and two adorable grandsons. The little ones keep me in touch with my own childlike innocence. I am an alum of TC8.

Areas of interest or specialty: Walking with any person seeking spiritual transformation; Ignatian Spiritual Practices; the Enneagram; guided, contemplative retreats, either one-on-one or in community settings

Texas

Kelly Burnett

Kelly Burnett (Houston, TX)

Remote and/or In-Person

| kelly@soulwellministries.com | (281) 222-6769

Training: Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction

I lead workshops and retreats of all types with the Enneagram in marriage, parenting, and relationships. I love to share about pursuing freedom and SOULWELLness. I am the co-founder and president of SOULWELL Ministries. My passion is to help people break free from strongholds and defeated living. This passion was born out of a very painful and dysfunctional childhood. I am driven to see the reality of the peace and power of Christ empowering every Christian. Personally, I have witnessed this possibility in my own life, after being set free from a legacy of lies, pain, and worry and a lack of trust. I am a certified spiritual director and Enneagram life coach. I graduated with Honors from Texas A&M in speech communications and psychology. For over 20 years, I have been leading youth and women’s Bible studies and retreats and serving in the United Methodist Church as a Stephen Minister. Married to Rick, I have two college age children. I am an alum of TC10.

Areas of interest or specialty:  The Enneagram; healing prayer

Daniel Harris (1)

Daniel Harris (Midland, TX)

Remote and/or In-Person

| | (432) 528-5704

Training: CenterQuest School of Spiritual Direction

I am a former United Methodist pastor. I currently splits my time between ministry (especially spiritual direction, writing, and teaching) and running a family ranch business in West Texas. I enjoy accompanying others––particularly those involved in a Transforming Community experience. Most of my spiritual direction conversations are done by distance via Zoom and/or by written exchanges. I am an alum of TC4 and TC13.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Clergy/Pastors; the Enneagram; incorporating written reflections into the spiritual direction process

Jan Sampeck

Jan Sampeck (Plano, TX)

In-Person

| jsampeck@chaseoaks.org | (214) 287-1083

Training: Perkins School of Theology – Southern Methodist University

I currently serve as a pastor on staff at Chase Oaks Church in Plano, TX. I am married with four children, six grandchildren and two dogs, which bring my great love, laughter, and joy. A milestone moment in my spiritual formation journey was Transforming Community 5 in 2010. Though a rich experience, the years following the completion of that Community raised a desire for a more intentional spiritual journey as a married couple. We both entered TC12 and engaged that community as individuals and as a couple. While I was in TC12, I also enrolled in certification for Spiritual Direction at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. I completed my coursework and practicum in 2017. Accompanying others in their spiritual journeys is a gift of God's grace in my life.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Creatives in ministry; visio divina; honoring the body

Washington

Diane Steward (1)

Diane Steward (Lynnwood, WA)

Remote and/or In-Person

|  | (425) 737-3426

Training: Anglican Church of North America (The Anglican Diocese in New England)

For thirteen years, I served as executive director of Puget Sound Christian Clinic, helping to provide free health care to low-income individuals and families. In that role I learned the necessity of silence and solitude with God to sustain me in the work at the clinic. I left the clinic in 2016 in response to God’s call to ordination (in progress) in the Anglican Church of North America. I also completed spiritual direction training in 2017 through the ACNA plus training to facilitate the Ignatian 19th Annotation retreat in 2018. One of the great joys in my life is walking alongside others in their journey to intimacy with God; a second is welcoming “strangers” (immigrants and refugees) to my community. I have been married to George for 38 years and love being the mom to four grown children and grandma to Lucy. I am an alum of TC6.

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Group spiritual direction; the Ignatian Exercises