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AFFILIATES

The following individuals have completed their training through the Fall Creek Abbey
School of Spiritual Direction and agree to meet regularly with their own spiritual directors,
to be actively offering spiritual direction, and to be receiving supervision.
(THOSE AVAILABLE TO MEET VIRTUALLY ARE MARKED WITH AN *** )

For Karen Block, "Being invited into your faith journey is both a gift and privilege".  Karen has been offering Spiritual Direction since 2013 and has received additional training in accompanying people thru the Ignatian Exercises and the Enneagram. ***

Doug Haltom has found spiritual direction to be the best ministry fit of his career. Soon retiring from 36 years of cross-cultural ministry, Doug particularly enjoys seeing God use

many life lessons in his practice of direction. ***

For Dana Russo, “Creating a safe space is of utmost importance to me as I have experienced the unsafe all too often.” Serving four decades with a global ministry, Dana is known for her empathy, authenticity, and intimacy with Christ. ***

The word “conduit” has often been used to describe Bev Gallagher, and, as a spiritual director for the past ten years, she appreciates the opportunity to help connect people more intentionally and deeply to God. 

Daniel Fuller founded Sycamore Way in 2016, and takes joy in accompanying others in their spiritual journeys and developing their unique soul care practice. *** (practice full - not taking new directees at present)

Sara Hightower-Yoder is honored to share meaningful space with others in the context of spiritual direction. Sara loves journeying with those that find themselves asking honest questions, expressing doubts and exploring curiosities about one's faith. ***

Jen Friesen loves sitting with others to pay attention together to the activity of God in their lives. Jen has spent a great deal of her life living and serving internationally.  She now enjoys shepherding global Kingdom workers and companioning them in their journey with God through the ministry of Barnabas International. ***

As a certified Spiritual Director with Enneagram training and a master’s degree in Spiritual Formation and Leadership, Nicole McClurg is committed to helping others live freely and fully into the promise of God’s love and presence.

Amy Warner believes that wherever you are on your journey God is present and longing to connect. You’ll find a safe non-judgmental space to explore the questions of your heart and if you wish she can integrate her yoga training to help you find a place for your soul to breathe. ***

“The chief purpose of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever”. What does it look like to enjoy God? Kelli Messick is passionate about this discovery process! She accompanies those who are longing for a deeper experience of God’s love and to see growth in their lives as a whole. ***

Scott Shaum has been providing spiritual guidance to those in full time ministry for over 25 years. Experience as a church planter in Asia, a pastor, and presently as a leader and pastoral care provider with Barnabas International has equipped Him to accompany others in spiritual direction from myriad backgrounds. *** 

Having been in some form of pastoral ministry for 28 years, Glenn Johnson has a heart for those in ministry or leadership as well as those who wander or question. Glenn is also a health coach is establishing an hospitable and holistic retreat space on a 60 acre working farm. ***

Steve Ingram's career has been devoted to serving and supporting not-for-profit organizations in achieving their mission. .  Steve is a trained spiritual director through Fall Creek Abbey’s School of Spiritual Direction  and serves as volunteer advisor to the Board of Directors, Standards of Excellence in Short Term Mission. (SOE) ***

Alyssa Storrs is a white queer person of faith who sees the spiritual path as an exploration.  While still rooted in the Episcopal Christian tradition, they welcome truth from any faith practice.  They see spiritual direction as a relationship that cultivates brave space to practice authenticity, ask questions, be witnessed, and rest. ***

Bess Farrell enjoys being invited into the spiritual lives of others through deep listening within the spiritual direction relationship. Entering into the sacred space of Spiritual direction, both giving and receiving spiritual direction, is both a privilege and a holy moment for Bess. ***

Faye Chechowich has enjoyed accompanying people in their unique spiritual journeys for many years.  Her youth ministry experience here in the U.S. and abroad and additional years of experience teaching and mentoring college students and faculty have provided opportunities to sit with young people and colleagues in their times of joy, stress, sorrow and doubt.  ***

Laura Harmon receives and welcomes you in your journey of desiring more in your relationship and experience of God. Having spent years longing for more in her relationship with God, through Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Formation, Laura discovered how to become more aware and deepen her experience with God in her everyday life, exploring questions, longings and desires. ***