School of Ignatian Spirituality



In 2021-22 we’re offering the opportunity for seasoned spiritual directors to pursue additional training/formation in leading others through the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius.

Locations and dates

Columbus, OH – ONLINE due to COVID.
Jul 23-24, 2021, Nov 5-6, 2021, Feb 4-5, 2022, Jun 17-18, 2022

Des Moines, IA – IN PERSON as COVID allows. 
Jul 18,19 , 2021, Oct 31, Nov 1, 2021, Jan 9,10, 2022, Jun 26-27, 2022

• Cohort A, ONLINE due to COVID.
Jun 25, 26, 2021, Nov 12, 13, 2021, Feb 18-19, 2022, Jun 24-25, 2022

• Cohort B, ONLINE due to COVID.
Jul 16, 17, 2021, Oct 22-23, 2021, Jan 28, 29, 2022, Jun 24-25, 2022

Ignatian Spirituality & Accompaniment Registration Process

  1. Fill out and submit an application
  2. Vicki Wehmeyer, the program facilitator, will contact you.
  3. Once accepted, you can secure your spot with a $400 deposit.


    • Choose a Location

    • Personal Information

      Please tell us about yourself.
    • Interest & Experience

      Please answer the following questions. They will provide us with an understanding of your desire, availability and readiness for participating in the Spiritual Exercises Accompaniment Training. After receiving the application and letter of recommendation, you will be contacted by Sherri Harder to schedule a phone interview.
    • Choose all that apply:
    • Financial Considerations

      ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE* Tuition: Tuition for SEA formation is $1500. After your application is approved, you can reserve your spot in the cohort with a $400 non-refundable deposit. The entire tuition may be paid at one time, or if you desire monthly payments, a $440 non-refundable deposit is paid followed by 8 equal automatic (electronic) payments of $137.50. (Monthly payments must be made electronically). The cost of books, transportation, lodging, and food are not included in your fees. PLEASE NOTE: Sustainable Faith asks that NO checks be sent for any of the tuition payment.
    • Letters of Reference

      Please submit 2 email addresses of individuals who you would like us to reach out to regarding a letter of recommendation. These people should be 2 of the following 3 categories: -The facilitator of the spiritual direction training you completed. -Your current supervisor for spiritual direction. -Your pastor or a ministry leader.
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