Spiritual Direction
Spiritual Directors
Spiritual Directors

Our Spiritual Directors are available to accompany you in a process of reflection and response rooted in the sharing of your own sacred stories and spiritual issues.

Through friendly and compassionate listening and gentle inquiry, spiritual direction helps awaken you to the Divine in all of life and helps you to notice God’s presence in the moments of daily life. If you are interested in spiritual direction, please contact any of the following Tau Center trained and Certified Spiritual Directors below.

Bob Burnham

Bob Burnham

In addition to being a certified spiritual director, Bob practices Ignatian spirituality and integrates the practice and philosophy of tai chi into his particular way of finding God in all things.

Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF

Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF

Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister with more than 25 years experience in group facilitation and retreat leadership, specializing in contemplative prayer and worship, scripture study, and creative spirituality.

Sharon Devo

Sharon Devo

Sharon's intention is to be fully present with you in the space and silence, to allow your inner wisdom and the still small voice of the divine to emerge and be heard.

Doris Dyer

Doris Dyer

Doris is a retired Marriage & Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor. Her focus is to listen for the voice of the Spirit as she meets with those she counters in her walk with God.

Sr. Pat Irr, OSF

Sr. Pat Irr, OSF

Sr. Pat Irr, OSF, is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister and core facilitator at Tau Center. Sr. Pat has a Master’s Degree in Sacred Science from St. Bonaventure University along with 20 years of experience in ministry at the Institute for Pastoral Leadership.

Kimberly Penrod Pelletier

Kimberly Penrod Pelletier

Kimberly believes our power to love the marginalized comes through learning to love the margins of our own soul. She speaks, writes, and is a spiritual director to this end: helping other connect to and experience the Love of God for themselves.

Sr. Diane Przyborowski, OSF

Sr. Diane Przyborowski, OSF

Diane Przyborowski, OSF, is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister with a Master’s in Pastoral Counseling. Sr. Diane has more than 30 years of experience in spiritual companioning and presentations in the areas of holistic spirituality and Franciscan spirituality.

Amber Shaner

Amber Shaner

Amber combines her art education background with energy work to support precious souls in the animal world. Her love for all living creatures inspires her daily. She helps people build stronger bonds with their pet family through energy healing.

We need someone who encourages us when we are tempted to give it all up, to forget it all, to just walk away in despair… We need someone who can suggest to us when to read and when to be silent, which words to reflect upon and what to do when silence creates much fear and little peace.
– Henri Nouwen

God is Leading

"A spiritual director is, then, one who helps another to recognize and to follow the inspirations of grace in his life, in order to arrive at the end to which God is leading him."
– Thomas Merton

Spiritual Direction

Looking for spiritual direction?

Many people long to find meaning in their lives, to discover their true selves, and to grow closer to God and others. But sometimes, it’s hard to know just where to start. 

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Contemplative Prayer

“Don’t judge centering prayer on the basis of how many thoughts come or how much peace you enjoy. The only way to judge this prayer is by its long-range fruits: whether in daily life you enjoy greater peace, humility and charity. Having come to deep interior silence, you begin to relate to others beyond the superficial aspects of social status, race, nationality, religion, and personal characteristics. (OM, 114).”
– Thomas Keating

Voice of the Divine

"If this inner and critical voice has kept you safe for many years as your inner voice of authority, you may end up not being able to hear the real voice of God.”
– Richard Rohr