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Richard’s Story

Richard is a retired Presbyterian Minister (PCUSA) now living in Eagle, Idaho.  For 40 years he served as a pastor in 4 different churches.  Several years ago he moved out of pastoral ministry, so he could devote more time and energy to the current passions in his life:  spiritual formation and spiritual direction ministry.   To prepare for this phase in his life and ministry Richard completed a two-year certificate program in Spiritual Formation and Direction from CFDM (www.cfdm.org) and more recently a certificate in the Supervision of Spiritual Directors also from CFDM.   As a trained spiritual director, I support others in finding the next step on their spiritual path.  I accomplish this by being a companion who listens generously to another person with God or with the Holy One. My ministry is strongly rooted in the Judeo-Christian Tradition, but I honor all traditions and practices.

As a part of his own spiritual journey, Richard meets with his own spiritual director monthly and participates in peer group supervision for spiritual directors which also meets monthly.  He is committed to following the “Guidelines for Ethical Conduct for Spiritual Directors” from Spiritual Directors International (http://www.sdiworld.org/publications/guidelines-ethical-conduct).

Richard and his wife Dena have been married for 47 years and have two grown children who live in southern California.

Background:

Certificate in The Supervision of Spiritual Directors, CFDM  (2016)

Certificate in Spiritual Direction, CFDM  http://cfdm.org/ (2014)

Member of Spiritual Directors International since 2014  http://www.sdiworld.org/

Member of Evangelical Spiritual Directors since 2014 https://www.graftedlife.org/

Doctor of Ministry, San Francisco Theological Seminary (1984)

Ordination as a Minister of Word and Sacraments by the Presbyterian Church (USA), (1975)

Master of Divinity, Fuller Theological Seminary (1975)

Bachelor of Arts, Zoology, UCLA (1970)

Contact…
Phone:  208 608-2634
richard@highdesertdirection.com

Other graduates of CFDM, including Spiritual Directors Rick Irish,  Bruce Swanson, and James Lang plus several CFDM trained Supervisors of spiritual directors, are available to share their experiences.  Contact Richard Green for names and contact information.

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