Spiritual Directors

Mennonite Spiritual Directors List is a directory of Mennonites in the United States (including two internationals) who are qualified and available to offer the ministry of spiritual direction. Fundamentally a ministry of prayer, spiritual direction is a one-with-one relationship in which directors accompany others on their journey to mature faith in Christ.

Compiled by Mennonite Church USA Executive Leadership, the directory includes names of persons who have been recommended by area conference, district and denominational leaders. Each individual has provided information regarding training and availability. In addition, a letter of reference has been supplied by their congregation or area conference indicating they are in good standing with their congregation. These persons have also committed themselves to the ethical standards of Spiritual Directors International. Guidelines for Ethical Conduct can be purchased for $2.75 from SDI, PO Box 3584, Bellevue, WA 98009. [Source: Nancy Kauffman, MC USA, Leadership Department]

The complete list of Mennonite Spiritual Directors may be found at this link:

http://mennoniteusa.org/resource/spiritual-director-list/

Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference is blessed to have five Mennonite Spiritual Directors who live within our Conference.  Their names and contact information are provided below for your convenience.

MOELJONO, REBEKA
Address: 777 S. Citrus Ave, Azusa, CA  91702
Telephone: 626-257- 8560
E-mail: rkmoeljono@gmail.com
Experience: 2008-
Training: M.A. in Christian Formation (AMBS), Spiritual Guidance Practicum (AMBS)
Retreats: Prayer, scripture meditation, seasons of the Christian year
Availability: Individual and group spiritual direction

RUTH-HEFFELBOWER, CLARE ANN
Address: 3198 E. Menlo Ave., Fresno, CA 93710
Telephone: 559-281-5664
E-mail: clareannrh@gmail.com
Congregation: Mennonite Community Church, Fresno, CA
Experience: 1987-
Training: Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation; D.Min. with spirituality focus (San Francisco Theological Seminary)

SCHLABACH, TINA STOLTZFUS
Address: 3010 E. Loretta Drive, Tucson, AZ 85716
Telephone: 574-903-9153
E-mail: tina.schlabach1960@gmail.com
Congregation: Shalom Mennonite Fellowship. Tucson, AZ
Experience: 2000-
Training: M.Div. in Pastoral Care and Counseling (AMBS); Supervised Spiritual Guidance Practicums (foundational, advanced, group direction); Foundational and Practicum Level Training in Gestalt Pastoral Care (a synthesis of gestalt growth work, healing prayer, and spiritual companioning)
Retreats: Prayer, scripture meditation, spiritual formation of leaders, baptismal preparation, spiritual growth during transitions, healing, seasons of the Christian year; praying through movement; personal guided retreats
Availability: Individual and group spiritual direction; retreat leadership

YODER, SHEILA K.
Address: 2125 W. Cambridge Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009
Telephone: 602 254-0890.  Cell: 602 478-0466
Email: sheilakyoder@gmail.com
Congregation: Trinity Mennonite Church, Phoenix, AZ
Experience: 2006-
Training: Spiritual Direction training (Arizona Ecumenical Institute for Spiritual Direction); MSW
Retreats: Prayer, scripture meditation, spiritual formation of leaders, spiritual growth during transitions, seasons of the Christian year

If you desire to expand your search go to the “Seek and Find” section of the Spiritual Directors International website, http://www.sdiworld.org/