*Certified Spiritual Directors/Companions attend programs at Seminaries or Training Centers to receive certificates in Spiritual Direction/Companionship. These programs can last one to three years. Not all of these companions and supervisors have been trained by CFDM but all are certified unless marked as a student. You should interview several companions before making a decision at which time after two or three meetings, either one of you can change your mind if you find you are not a good fit.
joan.peyser1435 at gmail.com
Joan is the administrative director of CFDM Nevada. She was certified as a Spiritual Director in 2003 after completing a 2-year program through Oasis Ministries in Camp Hill, PA. Her training was modeled after the spiritual formation/direction program offered through Shalem Institute in Washington D.C. She considers it a privilege to accompany people on their spiritual path. Her heart’s desire is that folks know and are in touch with the Divine that lives within, to help foster their deeper awareness of God as a relational one, and that they experience God’s unconditional love through their own stories.
mlglanzmann at charter.net
Over the years, Maria’s faith journey has led her to explore traditions and practices from different streams. She is a faith companion who comes alongside another person to help them discover the leading of the Holy Spirit in the midst of doubts, confusion, and challenges. She was trained in spiritual direction through Christian Formation and Direction Ministry (CDFM) and continues her learning through contemplative spiritual readings and practices. Maria is a mother of three who loves long walks and reading books while drinking too many cups of tea.
sisternomo at hotmail.com
Monique is a graduate of the Spiritual Direction Institute at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, California. She has been in active practice since certification in June 2005. Monique is also a member of Spiritual Directors International and participates in a monthly supervision process for accountability and growth. Steeped in the practice of her Catholic faith and a ministry leader for over 40 years, her spirituality and depth of experience have allowed her to companion individuals from many faith practices. She believes The Divine crosses all human boundaries and is revealed to those who openly seek. She gratefully serves those whom she accompanies. Teleconferencing via Zoom, telephone and in-person sessions available.
jacciturnerauthor at gmail.com
Jacci is the program director of CFDM for Northern Nevada. She was trained as a spiritual director at Northpark Seminary in Chicago and as a supervisor of directors through CFDM. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has over thirty years of ministry experience. She loves teaching and training on a variety of spiritual formation topics and is a published author of over ten books.
nwpfaff at gbis.com
Nancy is familiar with the dark night of the soul and knows from experience how spiritual direction can make that journey fulfilling. She has a Master’s in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University, certification in spiritual direction, supervision and the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Nancy has been both a Protestant and a Catholic, valuing both traditions. She taught Religious Studies at UNR for three years and values the faith expressions of the great world religions. She has been giving spiritual direction since 1996.
gabbertcarol at yahoo.com
amylreasbeck at gmail.com
angelkiss817 at gmail.com
bethschneir at yahoo.com
Carson City, Nevada
galasr at msn.com
Veronica Galas completed spiritual director training through the Christian Formation & Direction Ministry Program (CFDM). She has over 28 years of experience as a nurse, specializing in cardiology and public health. She translates her professional experiences into the spiritual journey of the heart and our relationship with all that surrounds us. All are welcome; those of any faith, LGBTQ and others who desire to enter into an exploration of life questions, self-discovery, transition, grief, experiences in faith communities, discernment, spirituality, and spiritual practices. In this relationship, the focal point will be your life’s journey and that which centers your life. Along with this journey of the soul, you are invited to venture as deeply as you choose into the reservoir of relationship with Mystery.
luckyme2 at sbcglobal.net
Julie is a graduate of the program in Clinical Pastoral Education at the University of California, Davis. She has been a hospice chaplain and grief counselor since 2005. Julie is certified as a Spiritual Director through Christian Formation & Direction Ministries and is also a member of Spiritual Directors International. Raised in the Roman Catholic Church, Julie is now part of the faith community at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Carson City, but she knows that the Divine Presence does not limit itself to any one faith affiliation, but resides in the hearts and souls of all believers.
sharoncrogers at yahoo.com
Sharon is a retired early childhood, elementary, and special educator and consultant, who has spent the second half of her life focusing on loving, intimate relationships with God, herself, and others. She completed a two-year certification course with Christian Formation and Direction Ministries (CFDM). She is a member of Spiritual Directors International. She meets monthly with a supervisory group facilitated by CFDM. Sharon, a widow, is a member, liturgist, and musician at Carson City First United Methodist Church and a spiritual leader in the Dias con Cristo ecumenical ministry sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada.
Rev. Dixie Jennings-Teats
jenningsteats1 at icloud.com
I specialize in being a spiritual companion/Soul Friend with adults traveling through life’s transitions. As you reflect deeply on the experiences of your daily life, you may recognize a deeper connection, presence and grace in your life. We will journey together, encouraging a safe container for the true self to emerge. You will be free to speak about spirituality using language that is significant to you or to express your spirituality through various art forms.
I welcome body wisdom and creative practice as aspects of Spirituality.
Teleconferencing via Zoom or FaceTime, telephone and in-person sessions available.
“Journeying: SoulCare” Minister, Mover, Minding the Soul Member: Spiritual Directors International www.sdi.org
caroleena37 at yahoo.com
brooksp17 at gmail.com
victoria.warren at charter.net
bcfleur624 at gmail.com
Rhonda at sincitychurch.com
ellysiabanks at gmail. com
barbaragrubaugh at gmail.com
sharinlv at aol.com
judibug at aol.com
cgregg at episcopalnevada.org
gjonespa at gmail.com
khlarsonsd at gmail.com
Ken, a Lutheran, is married with two adult children & two grandchildren. A retired Civil Engineer, Ken is a Certified Spiritual Director, Life Coach, & Stephen Minister and has a long-standing interest in interfaith dialogue and leads the Going Deeper group in Las Vegas
chellemiller821 at hotmail.com
randy4912 at icloud.com
frmaxolivas at yahoo.com
teampagehomes at gmail.com
juliapizzicob at gmail.com
dana @ gracepcly.org
randazzodonna at yahoo.com
sophie1210 at aol.com
theruuds at yahoo.om
delise398 at gmail.com
allie3600 at gmail.com
I am a graduate of the Heartpaths DFW training program in spiritual leadership and spiritual direction in
Dallas, Texas. Additionally, I have a bachelors degree in philosophy and religion from Mount Holyoke
College, and a masters degree in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I recently retired
after a 25-year career in non-profit management, followed by a 10-year career helping run a small family
business. I am actively engaged in spiritual direction as a directee and working to discern God’s call and
direction for the next phase of my life. I have a passion for learning more about, and engaging in,
contemplative spirituality in the African-American community. I am currently enjoying the works of
Howard Thurman, particularly in areas of meditation and social justice. I welcome opportunities to
engage with fellow sojourners.
jackie.sevier at biola.edu
petedstein at gmail.com
steiner.lv at gmail.com
turnerlinda at aol.com
connie at thecrossinglv.com
ezagalo at cox.net
Ed Zagalo is a retired Financial Analyst. He has completed a three-year Spiritual Formation and
Direction program at the Renewing Life Center in Las Vegas, NV and is a certified Spiritual
Director. He also earned a Master’s degree in Christian Spiritual Formation and Leadership from
Friends University, a private nondenominational Christian university in Wichita, Kansas. He has
been married for 40 years and has one child, a 25-year-old young man with Down Syndrome.
His passion is working with others as they either pursue God and/or are going through a
particular struggle or hard time. He is available to provide Spiritual Direction and/or work with
others as they develop the character of Christ via zoom or in person at the Renewing Life Center.
paulettejmc at aol.com
ginniejed at gmail.com
Ginnie brings her creativity as an artist into spiritual direction along with her joy in discovering the myriad ways God is working in each life.
In addition to one-on-one companioning, Ginnie facilitates group direction in “Healing of Grief & Loss” and Centering Prayer retreats
Trained and certified as a Spiritual Director by Christian Formation & Direction Ministries (CFDM), Ginnie has also been deeply influenced by the Anonymous program’s 12 Steps as a participant and as a ministry leader. She knows grief and loss and provides a sacred confidential space to others who find themselves on that journey.
mary.duquaine at gmail.com
lizryder217 at gmail.com
Chaplain Ellysia (Ell) Waters
ellysiawaters at gmail.com
I am a hospital and hospice chaplain who believes God is with us and loves us without exception. I desire to journey with others who are longing for open space to be with God in quiet or new ways. I live near the ocean in Oregon—and sometimes have availability to offer hospitality to those who may want to have personal rest or retreat in a safe place with a compassionate listener.