Spiritual Director Listing

Below you will find a listing of spiritual directors who are recommended by a member of the Great Plains United Methodist Conference and who have completed a recognized training program. Each listing indicates if the spiritual director offers in-person and/or remote (online or by phone) spiritual direction. Scheduling and fees for spiritual direction are determined in conversation between the director and the directee.

Are you a Spiritual Director who would like to be listed in our directory? Spiritual directors included in this directory will:

  • Be recommended by a member of the Great Plains Conference
  • Have completed a recognized spiritual direction training program
  • Abide by ethical guidelines, such as those of Spiritual Directors International.

If you meet this criteria, complete the following inquiry:
https://gp-reg.brtapp.com/SpiritualDirectorListing.

*This listing is not an indication of the Great Plains Conference’s endorsement or recommendation of individual spiritual directors.

Do you have a testimony of how meeting with a spiritual director has nourished your spiritual life? Drop Ashlee a note and share! We’d love to feature your story here.


Angela DeVore
Hutchinson, KS
Remote | Telephone | In-person

“I strive to support the unique spiritual journey of every individual, being welcoming and present, to be a generous listener and respond without judgment. I focus on meeting you where you are in your spiritual journey and together drawing forth what is in you to connect more deeply and more authentically to your source of strength.”

Specialty: Transitions, Crisis, Health Concerns, Grief and Loss

Training: Heartland Center for Spirituality

Patty Forsberg
Lincoln, NE
Remote | In-person

"Spiritual direction is a safe space where the director listens and encourages and explores your relationship with God and your place in the world. Everything that touches your spiritual life and growth is appropriate to bring to spiritual direction."

Speciality: Bio-Spiritual Focusing, Enneagram, centering prayer, dream work, compassion, trauma

Training: Seeking the Spirit Within - certification program

Marisa Gilbert
Omaha, NE
402-312-8862
Remote | Telephone | In-person

"Together with the Divine Spirit of God, we explore life's journey. In a nurturing, yet growth-filled manner, we discuss the joys and challenges of life and how your relationship with prayer and the spiritual impact your life.

Training: Loyola University Masters in Pastoral Counseling and Creighton University Spiritual Direction and Retreat Ministry

Stephen Griffith
Lincoln, NE
Remote | Telephone | In-person

"I invite you to notice God's presence and leading in your life, to become more awakened to the Divine in every day. I listen to your story, asking questions to prompt you as you explore your relationship with the Holy."

Specialty: Christianity, Interfaith

Training: Interfaith Spiritual Direction, The Chaplaincy Institute, Berkeley, CA

Matthew Johnson
Wichita, KS
316-218-1020
Remote | Telephone | In-person

“I consider it a profound honor to walk alongside others on their spiritual journey, listening for the Holy Spirit's leading.”

Training: Souljourners, Atchison, KS

Susan Mercer
Lawrence, KS
785-760-2642
Remote | Telephone | In-person

"I am a Spiritual Director in the contemplative Christian tradition. My role as a spiritual companion is to hold prayerful space, be aware and present to the movement of the Spirit, and to 'journey with.'"

Specialty: Areas of interest and specialization include include discernment, discernment of call, LGBTQ+ affirming, young adults, women, life transitions, contemplative prayer practices, group spiritual direction, and contemplative retreats and group leadership.

Training: Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Guidance Program

Jamie Norwich McLennan
McLouth, KS
308-529-5004
Remote | Telephone | In-person

"My approach is to companion someone along their spiritual journey, particularly using stories and creative approaches to spiritual practices."

Training: Center for Spirituality and Work, Denver Colorado (St. Vincent de Paul based)

Margaretta Smith Narcisse
Missouri
480-773-3796
Remote | Telephone | In-person

"'Listening with the ear of the heart,' I engage an evocative listening approach to spiritual direction."

Speciality: Spiritual direction with women of color. 

Training: Spiritual Director Certification from Mount St. Scholastica’s  Souljourners program in Atchison KS

Nancy Pauls
Kansas City District
913-634-1234
Remote | Telephone

"I walk along side fellow pilgrims, listening  deeply and bearing sacred witness to their suffering. I help individuals with discernment and guide them toward greater inner spaciousness and peace."

Speciality: "I am also a certified Enneagram teacher and use the Enneagram in spiritual direction when applicable."

Training: Certification in Spiritual Direction from Perkins School of Theology

Terri Storer
Lincoln, NE
Remote | In-person

“As a spiritual director, I create and hold a safe, sacred space for the directee to slow and soften into their own truth in their own life experience to attune to the divine. Restlessness, life transitions, gentle nudges, or a longing for a deeper relationship with God may lead one to explore spiritual direction.”

Training: Seeking the Spirit Within

Marta Wheeler
Remote | Telephone | In-person

"Centering in the Divine Light and engaging in listening to the heart of the directee, knowing that God meets us in the space of the present while guiding into a interior freedom and a transformed life."

Specialty: Contemplative prayer, enneagram, poetry, creation centered mystics

Training: Spiritual Direction Ministry Formation Tutorial Residency, Certified at the Benediction Peace Center in Yankton, S.D.

Connie Wilson
Kansas City District
816-589-4954
Remote | Telephone | In-person

”The working metaphor is that of a midwife — helping persons discover in deeper ways how to live in the presence of the Holy daily to bring forth their wisdom and witness to the outer world for the common good.”

Specialty: Integrating spirituality with daily life and ministry, individually or communally

Training: Souljourners (Benedictine College) Atchison, KS; Colorado Christian College (Dir/Supervision); Academy for Spiritual Formation; UMC Spiritual Formation Certification