Ministry Team

Dr. Ted Wueste is the Director of the SFSAZ. He is a pastor in Arizona. For the last 25 years, he has served in various ministry capacities with the last 20 years being in pastoral ministry. After serving as an associate pastor, Ted planted a church that he pastored for 9 years. Ted now serves as a Pastor of Spiritual Formation and enjoys a ministry of spiritual direction and teaching in the broader community and around the country. Finally, he teaches as an adjunct professor in the area of spiritual formation at Phoenix Seminary. You can reach Ted at tedwueste@sfsaz.org and learn more about his spiritual formation ministry at www.desertdirection.com.

Joel Bidderman is a spiritual director, minister, and musician, who is passionate about mercy and justice. Having ministered cross-culturally on Navajo and Apache reservations for about a decade, as well as in various local church contexts in different regions of the U.S., he is now on pastoral staff at Vineyard Community Church in Gilbert, AZ. You can learn more about his personal ministry and creative works at joelbidderman.com.

Renee Clark serves as the Hospitality Coordinator for the SFSAZ. She enjoys creating warm and inviting spaces where others feel welcomed. She has a heart for nurturing others on their spiritual journey as a trained Spiritual Director and Enneagram coach with specialized training in body work, grief and trauma. Renee can be reached at 2reneejclark@gmail.com.

Dr. John DelHousaye joined the ministry team after teaching at Phoenix Seminary for twenty-one years. He serves as elder of spiritual formation at Redemption Church, Alhambra. He has authored several articles and books on spiritual disciplines and enjoys listening to God with soul friends and churches.

Brenda Dinell Brenda’s passion is to facilitate spiritual formation in others as a companion on their journey. She has a Masters of Divinity in Spiritual Formation from Phoenix Seminary where she is completing her Doctor of Ministry degree. Brenda is a trained Spiritual Director who graduated from Leadership Transformation Inc.’s  Selah Program. Brenda is a member of the Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association. She is available for in-person Spiritual Direction in the Phoenix area or online or by phone.

Michael Donnelly Michael is a lifelong learner. Michael has spent over 30 years providing mental health services in diverse settings. Michael has provided services in small community service organizations, Oregon/Arizona State Hospitals, Bethany Bible Church as the Pastor of Care and Counseling and currently providing pastoral counseling in the larger community. Michael is committed to increasing the mental health literacy in the community and specifically for faith-based communities. Michael will begin in May with Selah pursuing a certificate in Spiritual Direction. Michael is married to the love of his life, Toni. Toni is herself a spiritual director and ministry partner with Michael.

Gray Ewing is the Lead Pastor of New Valley Church in Downtown Phoenix. Although his roots are in rural Mississippi, he attended college at the University of Nebraska earning a BA in History, with minors in Communication Studies and Judaic Studies. After college, he attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, receiving a Masters of Divinity (MDiv). Before coming to DT PHX, Gray was a worship leader for 10 years in various churches, worked as a Church-Planting apprentice in St. Louis, and spent several years as an Assistant Pastor at New Valley Church (Chandler site).

Danny Mullins served in pastoral and worship ministry in Texas and Arizona for almost 40 years.  In 2013, he received his training in spiritual direction through Sustainable Faith’s School of Spiritual Direction.  Since completing that program, he has devoted his time to ministering in the areas of spiritual formation, spiritual direction and the healing of souls.  He joined the faculty of Sustainable Faith in 2015 and now spends the majority of his time training and supervising spiritual directors.

LuAnn Roberson is our Associate for Spiritual Formation with the SFSAZ. She volunteers her time with us as a gift from her home base, Discover Hope, an outreach to leaders and learners through MSW ministries. She has tended to bodies and souls for many years as a trained Spiritual Director and a nurse specializing in trauma and the crisis of newly diagnosed cancer. She is familiar with those life-altering moments and desires to offer hope, direction and companionship. You can reach her at luroberson@msw.org or luann@sfsaz.org.

Sheli Sloterbeek is passionate about justice and contemplative life. Her desire for each and every person is to live wholly – spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically – to be alive and live fully. She has extensive experience in working with non-profits and churches in both local and global settings. She is a trained spiritual director and is available to  meet in person in the East Valley of Phoenix and is available online via Zoom and Skype. She enjoys trying new things, writing and being outside. You can contact her at sheli@sfsaz.org.

Board of Directors

Ted Wueste, Chairman; Raychel Reed, Secretary and Treasurer;  Jody Humber; Tom Ashbrook; John DelHousaye (Info for Ted above).

Dr. Tom Ashbrook has served as the co-founder and team leader for Church Resource Ministries’ (CRM) international spiritual formation ministry, The Order of Imago Christi for the past 15 years.  As a missionary with Imago Christi, Tom develops spiritual formation resources and coaches Christian leaders and churches to live and lead with a spiritual authority grounded in loving intimacy with Jesus.  He provides spiritual direction and coaching for pastors, churches, and missionaries in various parts of the world and teaches in spiritual formation discovery seminars and other spiritual formation settings. Before Imago Christi, he served as a Lutheran pastor for 26 years. He lives with his wife Charlotte in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Jody Humber is an imperfect – follower of Jesus, husband & father. He is a business owner, investor, consultant and mentor to bring Christ into the marketplace. He has 35+ years as an investment adviser, and a decade running retail businesses. Most important he has 55 years of walking with Christ, and growing in experiencing the love, grace and presence of the Holy Trinity. He and Jeanie attend Bethany Bible Church and serve there in ministry.

Raychel Reed With a background in youth and camp ministry, Raychel now enjoys teaching adults in person and online. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Learning Literacy and Technology at Mary Lou Fulton Teacher College. Raychel is proud to be the third woman in her family (preceded by Grandma and Mom) to graduate from Arizona State University. Mom lives with Ryan and Raychel and their four awesome kids in Peoria, AZ. Joining The Society’s board in November 2016, she has witnessed the Holy Spirit do marvelous works through solitude, contemplation and spiritual direction. As a leadership scholar, Raychel is passionate about shepherds’ souls as they serve their flocks.