School of Ignatian Spirituality



Spiritual Directors for the Ignatian Exercises are seasoned spiritual directors who have been trained to accompany others through 18th Annotation Groups. The Group Experience is limited to 3 participants.

The seasoned Spiritual Directors listed below have all completed a 2-year spiritual director training, and an additional year of training to accompany groups in the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius.

Please note that each of these directors are able to meet via Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime. Each Director has their own availability, please check by selecting their Schedule tab, included with their bio.

Application Process/Choices

  1. Individual or Group Experience
  2. 19th or 18th Annotation
  3. Contact preferred Director
  4. Submit an Application

    Becky pastors the student ministry at Vineyard Church of Des Moines. She is passionate about helping people of all ages experience and deepen a relationship with their Heavenly Father so they can live in the fullness and freedom of life He generously gives us. Becky completed her Spiritual Direction training through Sustainable Faith in 2017 and continues her education through additional courses as made available.

    She has experienced the sufferings of this age as well as the hope of Christ in her own life and in times of walking with others. She was widowed at a young age and has walked with her teenage daughter through cancer. As a Spiritual Director she listens with compassion and faith for the unfolding of His amazing grace. “You direct me on the path that leads to a beautiful life.” Psalm 16:1

    Becky enjoys reading, writing, playing piano and all things outdoors. or 515.669.0144 (cell)


    Fridays at 10:30 AM CST. Sept. 8-Nov. 17


    A worship and discipleship pastor based in Green Bay, WI, Curtis became inquisitive about spiritual direction when questions about caring for the soul began to surface. Surprised by the gift of soul care, the profound value of silence, the usefulness of imagination, and the transformative effect of companioning with individuals and groups, he is delighted to notice God’s love for every soul and story. He completed both his spiritual direction and Ignatian Exercises training with Sustainable Faith.

    Thursdays, September 7th through November 9th.


    Marilyn finds life and passion in practicing and leading others in spiritual practices that connect them in a deep way to God’s love. She does this one on one and also through leading small groups. 

    She finds it a privilege to be a companion to others, she comes with an attitude of noticing and openness to the presence of God, observing how the Spirit of God gives wisdom, encouragement, and discernment.

    A recent quote in which she appreciates the simplicity and complexity of Spiritual Direction. “Spiritual direction is, in reality, nothing more than a way of leading us to see and obey the real Director — the Holy Spirit hidden in the depths of our soul.” Thomas Merton, Trappist Monk

    Marilyn received her training and certification for Spiritual Direction through Sustainable Faith. She has been practicing Spiritual Direction for many years with others as well as receiving direction with her own treasured director. She is a widow, mother of two adult children, grandmother of four and recently retired.  or 515-778-0216


    1/22-3/25 10:30-11:30
    1/23-3/26 1:00-2:00