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Spiritual Director, Supervisor, MSW

Janine finds tremendous joy in creating contemplative, safe spaces for others to connect with God in a way that doesn’t often happen in ordinary life.  Spiritual direction has made a profound impact in her own work and ministry, and she feels honored to sit in this sacred space with others to witness the ways God is at work. 


Janine is a trained educator and social worker whose passions have converged with the practice of spiritual direction. Her work experience includes teaching middle school in South Side Chicago, working with YWAM in Taiwan, Nepal and Ukraine, and facilitating economic empowerment with survivors of homelessness, addiction, and sex trafficking in New York City. 


When Janine first started seeing a spiritual director, it felt like a lifeline in the midst of work where burnout is common.  The slow contemplative space created by spiritual direction has been transformative in her life and work. As she trained to become a spiritual director, she found her passion to walk with others as they seek to live and work out of a sustaining connection with God.  Janine’s heart as a spiritual director is to create spaces for people to honestly share their journey with God, both the good and difficult, and look for the graces that show how God is at work. 


Janine studied Nonprofit Management at Columbia School of Social Work and completed her certificate in spiritual direction and certification in supervising spiritual directors through Sustainable Faith’s School of Spiritual Direction. She also completed a certification in an Apprenticeship in the Exercises with The Oder of the Common Life. In addition, Janine served in leadership at The166, a Vineyard church plant in Midtown Manhattan where she led contemplative retreats in the city. Janine is currently working as a spiritual director, co-founder of The Stillness Collective, and creating a retreat center in Lancaster, PA called Magnolia Cottage where she envisions a space for rest and contemplation. 


In her free time, she enjoys caring for a vegetable plot in a community garden in Harlem, experimenting with recipes using the harvested produce, walking in Central Park, and off-the-beaten path travel.

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Spiritual Director, Writer, Ph.D.

Carrie is a longtime ministry leader, writer, and educator who came to spiritual direction through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. In spite of being a lifelong Christian, she found that the contemplative prayer practices in the Exercises completely transformed her prayer life and her experience of God. As a Spiritual Director, she finds joy and purpose in helping others experience similar transformation, moving ever more deeply into God's presence, leading, and love in all the circumstances and facets of their lives - bodies, emotions, minds, and spirits - including times of searching, stretching, and loss.


Carrie is trained in accompanying directees through the Ignatian Exercises and is currently the Interim Associate Director at Sustainable Faith, where she is now training in the supervision and teaching of spiritual directors. In Fall 2024, she will be leading a cohort of Year 1 Spiritual Direction students, with a focus on serving the Asian American community, and a 9-month Primer Course for those who want to immerse themselves in contemplative rhythms and practices while also considering a call to spiritual direction.

With a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University, Carrie has worked on the faculties of NYU, Barnard College, Hunter College, and City Seminary of New York and has certificates in Urban Ministry and Arts Ministry. She has published nonfiction books for children, poems, and articles and is a 2024 recipient of a Pastoral Studies Project grant from the Louisville Institute for her research on spiritual formation among Asian American Christians. You can learn more about her on her website,

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Carrie has been married to Ryan, a Vineyard pastor and ESOL instructor, for over 25 years. They have three children, two very fluffy bunnies, and a fish. Carrie is also a co-founder of the Stillness Collective and is ordained in the Vineyard Association of Churches.

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Spiritual Director, Composer

David is a composer, spiritual director, and co-founder of Keys To Success Music.  

In 2014 he was first introduced to contemplative christian practices through the School of Sustainable Faith while receiving his certificate in Spiritual Direction.  Since that time, David has met with many individuals who were looking to find spaces of rest and restoration while listening and discerning God's voice in their lives. Coming alongside others as they discover a God who loves them, partners with them,  and speaks  to them is one of David's great joys. 

David also enjoys composing an ambient style of music inspired by the contemplative spiritual practices he learned in the spiritual direction program. Since that time, he has released two EPs that have underscored contemplative and meditative narrations by Christian leaders and yoga instructors alike. His music can be found on all streaming services at

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