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Meet Our Directors

Walking with you as you walk with God

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Affiliate directors are contacted directly for scheduling, fee structure, and payment arrangements,
and are open to negotiation based on financial need. To help in your discernment process we encourage you to schedule a free online or in-person introductory session with one of our directors.  

* Kindly visit our legal disclosure and agreement page before choosing a director to work with.


Grace Cooper

In-Person: Sonora, CA
Online: Zoom


Grace was introduced to spiritual direction during a particularly difficult season of life.

Through the gentle and consistent companionship of her first director, she was able to discover and name a longing for more of God that was simmering just below the surface. As a director, Grace’s favorite thing is to create a safe and generous space for people to reflect and process their own journey with God while helping them discover and name their own deep longings for more. 

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Betsy Slate

In-Person: Oakland, CA
East San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Online: Zoom

Betsy Slate is a spiritual director and ordinary contemplative living in Oakland, CA. She compassionately companions people as they discover the loving God who forms them and embrace who they are lovingly created to be. Betsy holds masters degrees in social work and theological studies and trained as a spiritual director and supervisor with Sustainable Faith, where she now teaches cohorts of spiritual directors. She loves to witness and nurture the practice of finding God in all things.   


Teddi Pettee

In-Person: Roseville, CA
Online: Zoom

Teddi Pettee is a Spiritual Director, Ministry Leader, wife, and empty-nest mom. She is also a trained accompanist in Ignatian Prayer Exercises; guiding others through both the 18th and 19th Ignatian Annotations. Teddi has served

in para-church ministry with Youth for Christ for 28 years. Her experience includes training and supervising ministry leaders, creating content for relational ministries, speaking at youth camps and women’s retreats and facilitating reflective retreats.

Teddi lives in the Sacramento area of California with her husband Chris. She offers Spiritual Direction

both virtually and in person.

Are you a Spiritual Director?

If you are a trained and certified Spiritual Director interested in joining the community of Companions For Your Journey, we’d love to talk with you and explore the possibilities! 


Jayne Price

In-Person: Mount Hermon, CA
Online: Zoom


Jayne has spent most of her adult life walking alongside others in Spiritual Friendship and providing Spiritual Direction.  In 1995, she started the Reflective Retreat ministry at Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center.  The retreats are focused on providing time, resources and sacred space for women to listen to God. Jayne is a certificated Spiritual Director and Spiritual Direction Supervisor.  She and her husband Rich minister to the community of Santa Cruz through their non-profit 

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Kira McFatridge

In-Person: Corona, CA
Online: Zoom and Others


As God is present to us, I as a Spiritual Director, endeavor to create still and sacred space into which both Director and Directee bring our authentic presence. Together, we practice the presence of God, co-listening, paying attention and acknowledging the mystery of "God with us", as we seek to discern God's leading, surrender to His will and rest in His love.

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Kate Kim   

In-Perso: Tustin, CA
Online: Zoom


Kate will always say that spiritual direction saved her faith! During a dark season of loss, she began meeting with a director and God opened her eyes to see how much He was with her and has been all along. The wholeness and freedom she gained led her to become a trained Spiritual Director and now she loves companioning with others, creating a safe space for them to wrestle, wonder, and process aloud, prayerfully looking for and seeking God together.


Jessica Lee  

In-Person: Tustin, CA
Online: Zoom


Jessica loves to walk with others on their journey with God and help them discern God's voice above all others. She first felt an invitation to spiritual direction during a time of feeling stuck and weary. Through the weekly sessions, Jessica was reassured of God's unconditional love and acceptance and found greater clarity and purpose in life. She considers it a joy and privilege to create that space for others. 

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Kate Lee

In-Person: Charleston, SC
Online: Zoom


Hello sweet friend! I'm Kate, a certified Spiritual Director, Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator, and a companion for your "wilderness season." I feel called to these roles because I know the wilderness well (trauma, spiritual deconstruction, burnout, chronic illness- oh, honey, yes), but I also know the ooey-gooey goodness of God’s grace. I’m not afraid of mystery, big emotions, doubt-fiiled questions or traveling off the well-worn path for I know that Jesus loves to camp in these places and that his Grace will guide us home.


Vanessa Coburn

In-Person: Sacramento, CA
Online: Zoom


Vanessa works in full-time local church ministry as an Ordained Minister and as a trained Spiritual Director. She is passionate about creating a safe, contemplative, Spirit-directed space for those at all points of their faith journey. Whether you have been walking with Jesus for a long time,

you are in a leadership role within ministry, new to faith, or wrestling with doubt; all experiences are sacred and hold value. Her commitment to those she sits with is to actively listen, pose helpful questions, and help to discern the voice of God in their lives through various practices of Contemplative Christian spirituality. Vanessa is also a Wife, Mother of 3, Sister, Friend,

and Artist.

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Crystal Roseborough 

In-Person: Lancaster, CA
Online: Zoom


From an early age, Crystal found incredible value in engaging in

meaningful conversation:

the space where hospitality meets the authentic, sacred work

of God in our lives.

She knows firsthand the freedom, transformation, and healing power

that comes when 'three are gathered'.
There's nothing better than two friends sharing God's presence

in a place of warmth and safety.
Crystal first experienced the beautiful gift of spiritual direction as she entered into a new season of life and was invited to train with Sustainable Faith School of Direction. It proved to be
a divine appointment

filled with grace as she pondered all that 45 years of vocational ministry had held.
She now serves at her local church as Director of Spiritual Care and Formation.

It is with a deep sense of honor that she offers companionship for your journey

into the sacred places that are your story.

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