Anxiety and Our Life with God

Saturday, September 15, 9:00-2:30

This Soul Care Day will focus on understanding anxiety and how spiritual practices can enable anxiety to be a connecting point with God. Looking at the physiology of anxiety and what Jesus says about anxiety will lead into personal reflection and crafting a rule of life for anxiety.

Presenters: Dr. Justin Smith, Dr. John DelHousaye, and Dr. Ted Wueste

Location: Franciscan Renewal Center

Cost: $60 (includes lunch, snacks, materials, and program costs

Registration: click here

Spiritual Formation Discovery

Choose Oct 8-10 or Oct 11-13

Two options (weekday or night/weekend) for this workshop to discover one’s longing for God, where one is in the process of spiritual formation, and how we can partner with what God is doing in our lives. This workshop utilized Theresa of Avila’s Interior Castle as the paradigm for discovery. Learn more by going to Click here for more information and to register!

Cost: $130

Pastors’ Gathering

Thursday, October 25, 8:30-10:00am

This Pastors’ Gathering will focus on what it means to a Wounded Healer. Taking some thoughts from Henri Nouwen’s classic work, Pastor Michael Donnelly will lead us through a reflection on how our own roundedness can be the very thing God uses as we seek to minister to others. A light breakfast (muffins, pastries, OJ, coffee) will be served.

Location: Pomelo Restaurant at Luci’s at the Orchard (7100 N. 12th Street)

Cost: a free event but registration is required. Click here to register.

Silent Prayer Retreat

November 2-3

Spend 24 hours in silence at the Desert House of Prayer in Tucson. We will travel together for a time of orientation on the way down and a time of debrief on the way home. Space is limited.

For more on the Desert House of Prayer, check out

Cost: $80 (includes three meals and lodging for one night)

Register here (once registered, you will receive instructions for payment to DHOP)


Spiritual Directors’ Workshop

Saturday, November 10, 9:00-1:00

Join Ted Wueste and Danny Mullins as we explore “Temptations in Spiritual Direction.” What are those things that can derail a session and move us away from listening well and attending to what the Spirit is doing in a directee? We’ll share experiences and have time for personal reflection. Don’t miss this opportunity to sharpen your skills as a director and make connections with other directors.

Location: Valley View Bible Church

Cost: $25

Registration: Click here.

Soul Care Day

Wednesday, November 14, 9:00am-12:30pm

Take half a day to slow down and stop. This day will feature an opportunity to simply be quiet with the Lord, listening to His voice and being replenished. Guided reflections and prayer will be offered alongside spacious opportunities for personal prayer and listening.

Location: Canaan in the Desert, 9849 N. 40th Street

Cost: $20

Registration: click here


2019 Annual Conference: February 22-23

Trusting God in the Wilderness: Suffering, Dark Nights, & Temptation

What does it mean to follow Christ and flourish in wilderness seasons? Keynote speakers: John Coe, Debbie Swindoll, and Ted Wueste. Two tracks will be available: Self-Care (what do I do in these seasons?) and Soul-Care (how do I help others?)

More info and Presenters Bios: click here.

Registration: click here.

Ongoing Opportunities for Connection/Growth:

Pastor’s Formation Group

Monthly, ongoing

We meet over lunch once a month for encouragement and nurturing of our souls through mutual sharing/listening. Please RSVP to Ted Wueste.

Mending the Soul Group for Leaders

weekly over a 12 week period

Are you interested in being a part of a Mending the Soul group? Mending the Soul is a curriculum centered around healing and doing deep soul work. Often, as leaders, we don’t slow down enough to attend to our own woundedness. Contact Ted Wueste if you are interested.

Spiritual Direction Peer Supervision

In the coming year, we desire begin to help facilitate peer supervision groups for spiritual directors. Let us know if you are interested.