Consortio Dei partners with individuals and teams who do sacred work to cultivate spiritual practices, soul care, and relational support. This podcast is a companion to the spiritual direction practice of John Chandler, and serves as public conversation with spiritual leaders for shared learning, growth and encouragement.
28: Matt Erickson
Matt Erickson is the Senior Pastor of Eastbrook Church, a multi-ethnic church on the north side of Milwaukee, where he has served since 2010. Matt has served as a worship pastor, pastor with university students, and a church planter. Matt helped found The Milwaukee Declaration, an organization convening pastors and churches around Milwaukee to work together across racial divides. Matt is married to Kelly, who is a spiritual director operating her own private practice, Hills and Valleys, and they are blessed with three amazing sons in college and beyond. Matt writes about life with God and pastoral ministry in various places, including Preaching Today, Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, Christianity Today, The Living Church, and Relevant, and is currently working on a full-length book with Eerdmans Publishers. You can find out more at Matt’s blog: mwerickson.com.
27: Marilyn Vancil
Marilyn Vancil has been passionate about the Enneagram personality model and its value in Christian spiritual transformation for over thirty years. She's now even more passionate about helping people listen to God, experience inner soul restoration, and enjoy a life of freedom and fullness as their true, God-gifted self.
She earned her certification as an Enneagram Professional in the Narrative Tradition through Enneagram Worldwide, and has also taken courses on the Enneagram at Loyola University and the Deep Coaching Institute.
She completed my spiritual director training through SoulStream and her coaching instruction through Coach Training Alliance. She is a member of ESDA, an organization that supports the work of spiritual direction with a Jesus-centered focus.
She enjoys life near Spokane, WA with her husband, Jeff and their beloved dog, Scout. Their four children, their spouses, and eleven precious grandchildren live nearby, and they continuously bring her unlimited delight!
26: Jared Boyd
Jared Patrick Boyd is a pastor (Vineyard USA), spiritual director, and founding director of the Order of the Common Life, a missional monastic order reimagining religious vocations for the 21st century. In local pastoral ministry he works to bring together the contemplative, charismatic, and sacramental streams of the church. Jared and his wife have four daughters and live in the west-side neighborhood of Franklinton in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of Imaginative Prayer and Finding Freedom in Constraint.
25: Cindy Lee
Cindy Lee is a spiritual director, aspiring mystic, and proudly Taiwanese-American. She is an adjunct professor and teaches in the areas of spirituality, mysticism, and spiritual direction. She also trains new spiritual directors with Liberated Together. She completed a PhD in the area of Christian spirituality from Claremont School of Theology and leads retreats on BIPOC centered spirituality. She is the author of Our Unforming: De-Westernizing Spiritual Formation (2022).
24: Doug Moister
Doug Moister is a Spiritual Director passionate about helping followers of Jesus no matter where they are on the journey pursue wholeheartedness and a robust life with God. His shepherding heart serves him well in this ancient practice. He has been trained as a Spiritual Director through Sustainable Faith and belongs to the ESDA community. He also founded and co-hosts a weekly podcast called the Monday Morning Pastor (MMP). Doug is the lead pastor of the Renew Community in Lansdale PA, which gathers in both House Churches and all together on an every-other-week rhythm.
Doug has his MDiv from Missio seminary and is pursuing his DMin from Portland seminary. (the dissertation has taken much longer than he expected…) Doug is a life-long learner, a church history nerd, an outdoor enthusiast, and a passionate fly fisherman that haunts local streams chasing rising fish in his spare time.
Doug and his wife, Mear are into their second decade of marriage and still have way too much fun. They enjoy spending time with their children Caleb and Kiley outside in the woods, mountains, rivers, and lakes.
23: Curtis Zackery
Curtis "CZ" Zackery is perhaps best known for his deep empathy and contagious passion for the gospel, which defies barriers of age, ethnicity, and religion. Whether teaching, speaking, or writing, CZ provides a perspective on the gospel that is raw, accessible, and relevant.
Curtis has served in various ministry and leadership roles over the last 15 years-including church planting, pastoring, and speaking on rest, the kingdom, and the beauty of the gospel. Curtis, his wife Monique, and two sons, Noah and Micah, currently live in Franklin, TN.
You can read more about his current ministry at FindRest.org.