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Board of Directors

Nathan Allen, MBA, Chairperson of the Board: <ngallenmba@yahoo.com>

Nathan is an ecumenical theologian who serves as a guest preacher and teacher for various churches, ministries, and retreat centers.  He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology and Biblical Studies and is pursuing training as a Spiritual Director.  Having separately earned an MBA, Nathan is a bi-vocational business professional, husband, and father.

Nathan is an innate contemplative who has also focused his formal education in spiritual formation and traditions which have connected Christians throughout history.  He has incorporated many of these traditions in his personal spiritual journey.  He enjoys sharing such traditions and practices with others and encouraging people to see and respond to God acting in their lives.

Douglas H. Gregg, President of CFDM-Nevada: <dgregg@cfdm.org>

Douglas is a retired Presbyterian minister, author, spiritual director, and supervisor of spiritual directors.  He received his PhD in Social Ethics from the University of Southern California.  He co-founded CFDM, with his wife Catherine, in 2001 [see background] and has been the primary administrator for the growth and expansion of CFDM, currently into six independent Affiliates of CFDM [see Affiliates link].  He is a stained-glass artist and all the images of stained glass on this website are samples of his work [see the stained-glass page].

Ken Larson, Secretary of the Board: <khlarsonsd@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.


Jackie Sevier, Treasurer of the Board: <jackie.sevier@biola.edu>

Jackie is a spiritual director and supervisor of spiritual directors living in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Previously she supervised a staff of spiritual directors and graduate students in practicum at the Center for Spiritual Renewal at Biola University in Southern California, where she served at Talbot School of Theology as an Adjunct Faculty in spiritual formation and professor of spiritual direction practicum.  She received a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Talbot.

Jackie is inquisitive and tenacious about abundant living through the contemplative life, embracing simplicity amidst the often crazy and fast-paced world of mothering three beautiful girls and loving her husband of 23 years.  She enjoys the beauty of nature, art, laughter, film and the love found in spending quality time with friends and family.

Barbara & Doug Winston, Board Vice-Presidents: <drbjwinston@gmail.com>

Barbara is a spiritual director and supervisor of spiritual directors.  She has done post graduate studies in theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, has completed the Mercy Center Spiritual Direction Program in Burlingame, is a Certified Supervisor for Spiritual Direction, and holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Doug is an ordained Permanent Deacon in the Roman Catholic Tradition. He received a Master’s in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, did post graduate study in counseling and multi-cultural disciplines and received a Masters in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University of New Orleans.

Barbara and Doug live in Las Vegas. Over the years they have been involved in parish and diocesan ministry, served on parish and diocesan pastoral, planning and development councils, were responsible for Permanent Diaconate Community Life and Formation for the Diocese of Monterey, California, and were elected to the Executive Board of Retrouvaille International.