Kathy Holman is a retired Deacon in the Episcopal Church. She has a B.A. in Philosophy of Religion from the University of Georgia and a Certificate of Completion in the Graduate Program in Christian Spiritual Guidance at the Shalem Institute (1993-95). Kathy has taught and lead clergy and lay retreats and quiet days throughout the...

Beth Laury is a second-career minister after leaving physical therapy/quality management at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to serve full time for the Lord.  Instead of helping restore the body’s ability to function, the Lord asked her to help restore souls. Beth served as adult discipleship pastor for a metro-Atlanta Church for seven years. She cares deeply for...

Terrie Thamer was called to be a spiritual director after retiring from a career in public accounting and as a college professor.  She received her Certificate of Spiritual Direction from Spring Hill College.  After serving in her parish as a Stephen Minister and Stephen Leader, she finds that listening to God’s voice in the world...

After a health scare in 2018 that demanded a radical shift in her lifestyle, including doctor-prescribed meditation and yoga to calm the effects of chronic accumulated stress and reconnect her with an overworked, ignored mind and body, Kimi found herself diving back into the prayerful practice that once profoundly connected her to God. Within five...

Julia Maloney is a native of Georgia. She has been a Registered Nurse for 37 years and currently works with Impaired Professionals who are in recovery. Julia is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with her Nursing Degree and Spring Hill College with a certificate in Spiritual Direction. As a Lay Cistercian from The Monastery...

Margaret (Meg) Albertini is new to Georgia having recently moved from Long Island, N.Y. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother. Her personal spiritual journey has led her on many wonderful and life changing adventures throughout the years. She was awarded a Master of Theological Studies from Augustine Institute, a Bachelor of Arts in Family...

Sister Susan Arcaro, r.c. shares the Mission of the Cenacle Sisters with adults at Ignatius House and in parishes of the Archdiocese of Atlanta as a spiritual director, retreat director, educator and facilitator of faith enrichment programs. She serves as an adjunct lecturer in Spring Hill College’s Certificate in Spiritual Direction program, a two-year program for women...

Rizza Bella Hohenstern has a Certificate of Spiritual Direction and Masters of Pastoral Studies from Spring Hill College. Her family immigrated to Milledgeville, GA where she grew up in a traditional Filipino home. A "cradle Catholic," she first encountered spiritual direction through her own discernment journey in her mid-20s. Because of spiritual direction, Rizza Bella’s...

Paula Whatley Matabane is a spiritual director and ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME). She is minister of prayer and visitation, and coordinator of church archives at Turner Monumental AME in Atlanta. She researched and wrote an expansive history of that church. Paula’s experiences in ministry include teaching and preaching, evangelism...

Alison Umminger Mattison is a writer, professor, wife, mom, and ecumenical Catholic whose mid-life spiritual crisis led to her vocation as a spiritual director. She loves the arts, and works individually and in retreats to bring imaginative meditation, collage, photography, and other artistic media into the faith lives of her directees. God’s creative energy, shared...