Spiritual Direction

Whether seeking a spiritual director or interested in becoming a spiritual director, SMI is a leader in supporting the art of spiritual direction for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Opportunities and Support for Trained Spiritual Directors​.


SMI board member Marcia Hotchkiss has had two articles published in The Living Church on Spiritual Direction in the last year.  Click HERE to read both offerings.

Peer Supervision Groups

Supervision is provided to encourage the upholding of the SDI ethics for spiritual directors which include receiving regular supervision in our ministry of spiritual direction.  Peer groups of four to eight (4-8) participants will be led by a trained and experienced supervisor.

Currently offering facilitated peer supervision groups:

HeartPaths DFWhttps://heartpathsdfw.com/continuing-formation/

In February 2021, Together in the Mystery will be partnering with Perkins School of Theology to offer supervision training in the Dallas area.  If you have 3-5 years of experience as a spiritual director and discern you are called to this ministry, we encourage you to apply for this special opportunity. For questions, please contact Rev. Dr. Lil Smith lbsmith@smu.edu cell: 214-543-9833.

Networking Events

From time to time SMI hosts informal events intended most of all to bring DFW area, spiritual directors, together.  These events usually feature a speaker, but the format is designed to be relaxed, collegial, and interactive. Our objective is to provide nourishment for the ministry by sharing information while building community.  Such gatherings also support the development of a personal referral network.  Check our website from time to time for news of an upcoming networking event!

Spiritual Directors International