Spiritual Directors

Spiritual Direction:  An Invitation to Grace

Spiritual direction is a ministry of contemplative presence, an ongoing process of self-discovery and deepening relationship with God. In confidential, one-on-one meetings between a qualified director and a directee, the relationship focuses on guidance in recognizing and responding to God’s moment-by-moment presence in the directee’s life. As unique as the individuals involved, each relationship honors the diversity of the human spirit and the many ways in which God offers grace and love.

Referrals for Spiritual Direction

As you seek a spiritual director, we desire to help you. In the Texas Annual Conference, our Gathered Community of Spiritual Directors refers spiritual directors living in covenant. Our covenant spiritual directors agree to live by a communal rule of life and to fully and completely follow the ethical guidelines of Spiritual Directors International.We recommend that you ask anyone you are considering as a spiritual director if they follow ethical guidelines.

See the SDI guidelines or see a list of suggested questions for potential spiritual directors. 

 If you are interested in

  • talking about how spiritual direction might assist you in your spiritual journey,
  • finding a covenant spiritual director in your geographical area or one who offers various technological options,
  • finding a presenter for a spiritual formation workshop or day of prayer
  • joining our community of trained spiritual directors so that you can be referred as a TAC Covenant Spiritual Director.  ALL trained spiritual directors in any program and of any faith tradition are invited to join us for continuing education, days of renewal, and online prayer without joining our covenant.  Sign up to be added to "The Gathered Community of Spiritual Directors" mailing list. 

If you have questions or want more information, please contact Rev. Cindy Serio, Gathered Community Coordinator,  via phone 832-330-3973 or email at cserio@m-sfm.org.

We’d love to hear from you!


The Gathered Community Covenant Spiritual Directors:

Fran Ayres                   Tyler Area                                    903-574-6884

Dan Barcus                  NW Houston Area                      281-387-7571

Glynden Bode              Houston, Tomball Area              281-222-4385                

Connie Bovier              Bay Area:                                    832-385-4726

             Clear Lake, League City

Barbara Dyar                NW Houston Area                      281-537-6770

Judith Ann Hunter        NW Houston Area                      713-882-6144    

Rev. Leah Wilson King East Rio Texas                           979-732-1395

                                         Conference (W TAC)

Karolyn Larimore (Episcopalian) Willis Area                  936-524-1760 

Lisa Mage                    NW Houston Area                     

Mary Ann Matthys, MA, CSD    Sealy Area                    281-797-0518

                                        Ruah Center@Villa de Matel in Houston

Betty Milburn                Austin, Cedar Park Area            979-777-6252

Jenny Misslin              Dallas/Highland Park Area             

Becky Oates                College Station Area                   713-562-8637    

                                        The Cenacle in Houston

Ann C- Paxton, MA      Conroe, Montgomery Area         281-705-0056

Cynthia Schoonover   W Houston, Katy Area                713-494-4909  

Rev. Cindy Serio, MA   Katy Area                                     832-330-3973

                                        Mission Bend UMC  http://m-sfm-org

Lynn Staggs                 RVer: SD by Technology            281-222-9677