Ron Klok has served as a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church since 1995, and is a trained spiritual director. He is the founder and director of InterMission, a weekend, silent, directed retreat (since 2005). Ron is currently pursuing a degree in pastoral psychology and counseling, and wants to see the contemporary church recover the ancient practice of the “therapy of God.” Ron owns and operates a finishing carpentry company, is happily married to Pauline (since 1984), and grows a pretty mean vegetable garden that includes authentic, super-sweet Taber corn!
Heather Cowie is a Pastor at The Road Church (CRCNA) and a Spiritual Director in Calgary. Her formal education has been in the areas of Bible and Theology and she did her Spiritual Direction training through Providence Renewal Centre in Edmonton. She recently completed a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation at Tyndale Seminary. Heather loves to sew, read and rock climb.
Shelly King coordinates the Spiritual Directors' Network for the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton. Her spiritual direction training includes the two-year program with the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) at the Christian Life Centre in Calgary and a residential on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius at St. Beuno's Jesuit Spirituality Centre in Wales. Shelly was a tutor with the Encounter program at the London Centre for Spiritual Direction while living in the UK. Her career in journalism included 14 years as an instructor at SAIT Polytechnic. Shelly loves action movies, camping, and is meeting with mixed success in learning to garden.
Julianne Gilchrist is a mom to three, a spiritual director, and a blogger. She’s an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and spent years in campus ministry. Julianne earned her MDiv at Regent College in Vancouver, BC and trained to be a spiritual director through The Studion. She loves dark chocolate, reading, and being outdoors (when it’s not too cold).