Kansas/Missouri

SDNetwork

Once you’ve decided to look for a spiritual director, we suggest you begin your search here with our Spiritual Directors Network. It’s our vision, as a network of trained spiritual directors, to offer high quality, Christ-centered spiritual direction to any individual, group of individuals, or any church, ministry or non-profit organization that is looking to benefit from the absolute joys of receiving on-going spiritual direction. We personally know each of these directors listed here and highly recommend any of these wonderful men or women listed below.

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KANSAS/MISSOURI

jenniealtstadt Jennie Altstadt(Fairway) Jennie loves to help create a grace-filled window of time for women to experience the Holy Spirit and connect the dots of God’s working in their lives in ways they may not otherwise see. She received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual DirectionA trained director in The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius, Jennie is a member of ESDA and is available for direction via in-person or Skype.

karenbartlett (1) Karen Bartlett(Wichita) Through her years of ministry, Karen recognized a need to create space for people to hear God’s voice as they expressed doubts, concerns, or a longing for a deeper spiritual life. Her Masters degree in social work and Masters certificate in theology helps her understand spiritual formation and personal development as part of a holistic approach to faith and life. Karen received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction and is a trained director in The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius. Read her excellent article: Letting God Guide: Spiritual Direction Helped Me Get “Unstuck.”

ChandelleClaassenM400 Chandelle Claassen(North Newton) Chandelle offers spiritual direction as a listening ministry where she protects and holds open space for people to explore interior movements or feelings as they interact with God in a conversational relationship. She is also a certified life coach, working with individuals in the areas of leadership and soul care. Chandelle is available for retreats and speaking on spiritual formation and soul care rhythms. She received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction and is a trained director in The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius.

sarahcook Sarah Cook(Kansas City) Sarah is passionate about coming alongside others as they journey with Jesus, and making space for them to see God’s presence in their own lives, whether on the mountaintop or in the valley.  Her desire is to create a safe atmosphere where others can slow down from the busy pace of life and have protected time to be present to the Lord.  Sarah is a graduate of Vineyard Leadership Institute and has a B.A. in Art History.  She received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual DirectionA trained director in The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius, Sarah is a member of ESDA and is available for direction via in-person, Skype, Zoom, or Face-Time.

barbtoft (1) Barb Toft – (Overland Park) Barb’s desire as a director is to hold a space for women where they can rest in the love of their heavenly Father as they grow in their relationship with Him. She also offers bi-annual spiritual weekend retreats where women can unplug from the busyness of their lives and connect with the one who calls them, “Beloved Daughter.” Barb received her two-year certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction and is a member of ESDA. A trained director in The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius, Barb is available for direction in person and via Facetime and Skype.