Spiritual Directors

Pastors are VALUABLE

MVP wants to make sure that our pastors are receiving the care they need to stay healthy as individuals, family members, citizens and spiritual leaders. If you, as a pastor, want to see a Spiritual Director, MVP will reimburse you for at least your first four sessions.

Vanessa Hawkins

Vanessa currently serves as an Associate Presbyter in Giddings Lovejoy.
She is a 2014 graduate of the spiritual direction program provided by San Francisco Theological Seminary. Over the years she has provided virtual and face-to-face spiritual direction for clients.

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Jen Kottler

Jen, is a professional, certified coach and spiritual director as well as ordained Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, with standing in the UCC and a corresponding member of NHP. In 2019 and 2020 she has led workshops and retreats for Missouri Union, Minnesota Valleys and Central Florida presbyteries. The bulk of her coaching clients are pastors.


Renewal Ministries Northwest

RNM has a team of directors who provide care by phone or Zoom. The Presbytery of the Northwest Coast utilizes their services.


Marcia Smith-Wood

Marcia is a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbytery of Wabash Valley. She is also a graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary’s Spiritual Director Program.

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