The ministry of spiritual direction can be understood as the meeting of two or more people whose desire is to prayerfully listen for the movements of the Holy Spirit in all areas of a person's life...  It is a three-way relationship:  among the true director who is the Holy Spirit..., and the human director..., and the directee.

-- Tilden Edwards
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion-p.2

American Baptist Spiritual Direction and Formation


Welcome to this website for American Baptists who express their call to ministry as spiritual directors as well as for those seeking to explore and deepen their practice. Spiritual direction is a growing vocation among American Baptists.

During this unprecedented time in which we live, the demand for spiritual direction is greater than ever.


Betty Wright-Riggins, Judy Fackenthal and Brad Berglund serve as our ABC spiritual direction team. All three persons are certified spiritual directors.


We hope that many of our ABC pastors and lay people will engage in spiritual direction as they navigate these turbulent times.


Please use this website to explore resources, deepen your spiritual practice, and connect with American Baptists who are serving vocationally as Spiritual Directors.


In the spirit of Christ,


Pat Hernandez, ABCUSA Liaison to the Spiritual Direction Team



Spiritual Direction Team


Betty Wright-Riggins

Judy Fackenthal

Brad Berglund