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Finding a Feminist Spiritual Director

Spiritual direction is a covenant relationship between fellow travelers on a journey of faith, mindfully and humbly conducted in the presence of the Spirit. RCWMS has been encouraging women and men in their spiritual development for over three decades.

RCWMS provides the following list of Feminist Spiritual Directors whom we know and with whom we have some relationship.

Kaudie McLean, Ph.D., is a certified spiritual director, writer, editor, and artist who splits her time between Colorado and North Carolina. To explore spiritual direction with her: kaudiemc@earthlink.net. Click here for a printable page about Kaudie and Feminist Spiritual Direction.

April Allison is a Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) and a spiritual director who lives near Lansing, MI. She was on the staff of The Leaven Center for ten years.. She travels as an elder and companion through the Friends General Conference Traveling Ministries Program. She can be reached at april.l.allison@gmail.com.

Christopher Copeland is an ordained minister, teacher, and spiritual director living in Durhasm, NC. With a Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction from San Francisco Theological Seminary, Chris has been practicing spiritual direction for 8 years with adolescents, students, adults, women, men, and LGBTQ persons. To explore spiritual direction, contact him at chris@illuminatingpaths.com or 888.253.3393.

Liz Dowling-Sendor, M.Div. is an Episcopal priest, writer, editor, and spiritual director in Chapel Hill, NC. To explore spiritual direction, contact her at lizds@bellsouth.net.

Sallie Gentry is a spiritual director, bodywork therapist, and artist. She received a Master of Arts in Christian Studies at Duke Divinity School and training in the Art of Spiritual Direction at the Hesychia School. Sallie sees the inextricable connection between all living beings and between body, spirit, and mind. This deeply shapes her holistic approach to spiritual direction. She lives in Durham and welcomes all people and all experiences in her practice. Contact her at salliegentry@me.com or salliegentry.com.

Diann L. Neu, D.Min., is cofounder and codirector of WATER, the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual, www.waterwomensalliance.org. She is a feminist spiritual director and psychotherapist licensed in Washington, DC and Maryland. Diann specializes in spiritual direction and individual counseling, as well as liturgical and ritual planning. You can reach her at dneu@hers.com or 301.589.2509.

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