DR. SUSAN CURRIE
Susan directs Leadership Transformations’ Selah Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction, offering spiritual direction training here in Arizona, on the east coast, and in Europe. She also offers retreat leadership and formation ministry to various church and parachurch bodies, including having served for 13 years with the Pierce Center for Disciple Building at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College (B.A. English Literature, 1982), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MA in Theological Studies, 1984; and Doctor of Ministry, 2011), and the spiritual direction certificate program of Christian Formation and Direction Ministries-Northwest (2005). Susan and her husband Dave are affiliated clergy in the Anglican Diocese in New England, and they love making their home in a place where the seasons of nature and the rhythms of the church year shape season and rhythms in the soul. Their lives are graced with three grown children and their beloved spouses, and dear extended family, some with whom they share daily life in their not-so-empty nest.
DR. R. NEAL SILER
Dr. R. Neal Siler, Senior Pastor of First Shiloh Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia, is a clinician, spiritual director, and founder of The Healing Place Center for Counseling and Spiritual Formation. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH and at Tyndale University Seminary and College in Toronto, Ontario, and as the Director of HCM International’s Spiritual Formation and the Art of Spiritual Direction Program in Ashland, Ohio. Neal has a special interest in spiritual formation and soul care and the spiritual, psychological and systemic issues that create pain and brokenness for African Americans and marginalized people. Neal’s wife Dr. Sharon E. Siler serves alongside him in many of these contexts, and they delight in sharing life with two grown children, their spouses, and three grandchildren.
D.Min. Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio
Ph.D. Southwestern University, Tucson, AZ
MA Theology/Counseling, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH
DR. TED WUESTE
Ted serves as the Director of the Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona. After having served as a Senior Pastor and in other Pastoral staff roles for 22 years, Ted now devotes his time to the formation and soul care of leaders. He practices spiritual direction and also teaches as adjunct faculty in the Spiritual Formation Program at Phoenix Seminary where he serves as the Associate Director for SF. Ted has written several formation resources: a Study Guide for Mansions of the Heart, a Study Guide for Brother Lawrence’s The Practice of the Presence of God, and an advent daily devotional. He lives in the Phoenix area with his wife, Jenifer, and they have two children, a son and a daughter in both in college.
D.Min. in Leadership, Phoenix Seminary, AZ
Master of Sacred Theology, Dallas Seminary, TX
Master of Divinity, Western Seminary, OR
Certificate in Spiritual Direction: Selah, Leadership Transformations, MA
Certificate in Spiritual Direction, New Way Ministries, CO