Is an Anglican priest and experienced counsellor and spiritual director. She offers supervision to spiritual directors and has written and delivered training courses and workshops for adults in different contexts throughout her working life.
Is an active retired URC Minister living in Wiltshire who is a trained and experienced spiritual director and supervisor. She has been involved in leading workshops for spiritual directors and is also involved in leading Quiet Days, Retreats, and 19th Annotation.
Is an experienced spiritual director and counsellor, and has been involved with leading spiritual direction courses and workshops over many years. She is also a trained supervisor in the area of spiritual direction and counselling. Sue is also a Lay Prebendary of Wells Cathedral.
Prior to entering ministry in the church, Shirley worked as a midwife and health visitor. She was ordained in 1993. Her ministry has involved leading churches is both suburban and rural settings as well as working ecumenically in hospital chaplaincy. She trained in spiritual direction in 2007 and supervision in 2009. In retirement, she has more time for these as well as supporting those in ministry lay and ordained. She lives in rural Somerset with her husband and two dogs. She enjoys gardening, poetry and learning the guitar.
CONSULTANT TO THE COURSE:
John Rackley has over 40 years experience in pastoral ministry. He trained as a spiritual director on the course in the 1990s and became one of the tutors. He has practiced a ministry of spiritual direction ever since and is now with the Leicester and Peterborough Dioceses as a director and supervisor. He writes for the BRF Guidelines and Reflection series and also Wild Goose and is an Associate Minister with a Leicestershire LEP and Methodist circuit. He is at present studying how Narrative Theory can be used in spiritual direction.