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Affiliates

CFDM is broadly ecumenical in its Christian principles. Affiliates of CFDM (5) do not represent any particular church or Christian denomination. Their combined contemplative spiritual direction and supervision programs provide resources, support, and training for those called to the ministry of spiritual direction. The following are the affiliates we support and cooperate within our efforts to bring spiritual depth to individuals, groups, and faith communities within the Western Region of the United States.

 CFDM-Pacific Northwest:  Terry Tripp <cfdmnorthwest.org>

Terry is the program director of CFDM- Pacific Northwest. “Our mission is to encourage spiritual formation focusing on practices, disciplines, and ways of being that enable us to hear, see, and respond to God’s invitation to deepen our relationship with Him. CFDM-Pacific Northwest is working with graduates of the Certificate Program in Christian Formation and Spiritual Direction offered by CFDM, as well as graduates of other training programs, to provide on-going supervision, evaluation, referral, and continuing partnership for spiritual directors.”

Gwen Shipley Spiritual Formation Director, Faculty. After many years as a musician and worship minister, Gwen completed CFDM’s Formation Programs and Spiritual Direction Training. She holds a B.S. in Social Sciences and Psychology. She and her husband attend East Valley Reformed Church and enjoy life in rural Yakima Washington, immersed in the hubbub of their active family, with several grandchildren nearby. She loves to help people make space to notice and encounter God.

CFDM– Nevada:  Jacci Turner <https://www.cfdmnv.com/>

Jacci is the director of CFDM-Nevada which is working with graduates of the Certificate Program in Christian Formation and Spiritual Direction offered by CFDM, as well as graduates of other training programs, to provide on-going supervision, evaluation, referral, and continuing partnership and training for new spiritual directors. We also have a nine-month Spiritual Formation program.

Joan Peyser is the administrative director for 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 and Jacci co-lead the formation and direction programs in Nevada.

CFDM-Southern California:  Care Crawford <https://www.cfdmsoutherncalifornia.org>

Care is the program director for the Southern California Regional Network of CFDM which is composed of men and women who want to be part of the Network and who are already directors or who are in training to be directors. CFDM-Southern California is working with graduates of the Certificate Program in Christian Formation and Spiritual Direction offered by CFDM, as well as graduates of other training programs, to provide on-going supervision, evaluation, referral, and continuing partnership for spiritual directors.

CFDM-Arizona:  Joyce Vidal-Thornburg <http://cfdmarizona.org>

Joyce is the Program Director for CFDM-Arizona which is working with graduates of the Certificate Program in Christian Formation and Spiritual Direction offered by CFDM, as well as graduates of other training programs, to provide on-going supervision, evaluation, referral, and continuing partnership for spiritual directors.

Todd is the program director for CFDM-Central Californian. “Our mission is to cultivate spiritual formation, fostering our response to the invitation for a deepening relationship with God.  This involves focusing on practices, disciplines, and ways of being that enable us to hear, see, and experience God more fully. CFDM-Central California is working with graduates of the Certificate Program in Christian Formation and Spiritual Direction offered by CFDM, as well as graduates of other training programs, to provide on-going supervision, evaluation, referral, and continuing partnership for spiritual directors.”