Rev. Dr. Jody Seymour
our senior advisor, graduated from Duke Divinity School and completed his doctoral work in Spiritual Formation through the Graduate Theological Foundation. He is the author of six books, the most recent being The Christian Skeptic: Caught between Belief and Doubt. Jody is also a certified Enneagram instructor. The Enneagram is a personality system that is often used in spiritual direction. Jody has served seven churches in the Western North Carolina conference, retiring after thirteen years as senior pastor for Davidson United Methodist Church. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
is a member of Davidson United Methodist Church. Don also attends the Davidson Friends Meeting (Quaker) in Davidson and has experience in the Clearness Committee. A graduate of Sursum Corda School of Spiritual Direction, Don provides individual spiritual direction and assists in the spiritual formation program at Davidson UMC. He is a certified executive life coach and the former Director of the North Carolina Lawyer Assistanc Program, which provides assistance to lawyers suffering from mental health, addiction, or other issues which may impair their professional well-being.
Don is the author of the Consciousness Trilogy, King Arthur and the Consciousness Gene, the interactive CONNECT meditation journal and other writings to help on the spiritual journey. Details at www.doncarroll.com. Contact him at email@example.com.
helps individuals and entrepreneurs of small businesses, ministries, and corporations achieve greater success by learning to define and fulfill their mission, work better in teams, understand personality types, provide motivation, chart their direction, and exemplify excellent leadership. She offers individual and group coaching, utilizing four strategic building blocks for success:
FOCUS–defining what is most important; BALANCE–understanding how to be stable in an unstable world; PRODUCTIVITY–taking action that will expand the possibilities; and FULFILLMENT–finding absolute joy in one’s work. Contact her at Nicole@TheVibrantCoach.com.
was trained at Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, Pfeiffer University and Renovare’ Spiritual Formation Institute. She leads retreats through The Lydia Group, LLC retreat ministry she founded in 1998. As the Director of Spiritual Formation at Davidson United Methodist Church, spiritual director, teacher, and retreat leader, Ann views her role as quietly planting inner seeds of freedom, growth, and change that, through grace, lead to inner transformation. Contact Ann at Starrette@mindspring.com.
is a founding member and elder at Warehouse 242 (a Presbyterian congregation) where she leads contemplative spiritual formation classes. She has a God-given artistic bent that delights in fostering creativity, and helping others discover and live out sacred rhythms in their lives. She has served as a facilitator for the Trust Circle for Discernment ministry at Davidson United Methodist Church and also serves with the Lydia Group for Into the Desert retreats.
Trust Circle facilitators:
Don Carroll, Nicole Greer, Roxanne Morgan and Ann Starrette
The purpose of a Trust Circle is to be companions and co-listeners for the voice of God in the story of each individual life. We help each other recognize and be more responsive to God’s movement and invitations. Trust Circles use the Group Spiritual Direction model (used internationally) created by Rose Mary Dougherty, S.S.N.D. through her work at Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.
In her book, Group Spiritual Direction: Community for Discernment, she writes of how her awareness for a “group” spiritual direction experience heightened through her reflection on John Wesley’s “class meetings,” the Society of Friends’ Clearness Committee, and Wesleyan scholar David Watson’s model of the Covenant Discipleship groups.