Spiritual Direction Training Program

Spiritual Direction Training

Spiritual Direction Training Program

Each person has a need to be heard and to share about one’s life because our stories matter. We believe to listen to another is sacred. And so we practice radical hospitality, listening deeply and valuing each person we sit across from. People who desire to  deepen their awareness of God’s presence and work in their life can meet with a spiritual director where they will experience this deep hospitable listening through the practice of spiritual direction.

Those who feel called to become spiritual directors and to listen in this deep hospitable way are welcome to apply to our training program. 

Contact us at info@journeycenterofchicago.org to learn more.

New cohort begins September 2025. Application enrollment begins August 1, 2024.

Teaching Team

The teaching team incorporates a few key experienced teachers and rotates others in and out. All who teach with us are trained and gifted spiritual directors  and/or  teachers who offer their experience and expertise in different areas.

Rev. Eva Sullivan-Knoff

Coordinator and Teacher


Kitchie Ranillo Bakken

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Rev. Juliet Liu Waite


Jennifer Andersson

Matt Nightingale
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Jean Kim-Snyder

Ken Lund
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Mel Ryley
Rev. Jolene Bergstrom Carlson