Spiritual Directors

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

​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.

Visit the HeartPaths DFW web site and click on Continuing Formation for more details and registration information.  

Visit the Retreat House Spirituality Center  web site for more details and registration information.  New groups are currently being formed for January 2019.

Supervision Training with Maria Tattu Bowen, Ph.D. – Applications appreciated by December 1, 2018

Are you feeling called to supervise spiritual directors?
With the growing interest in spiritual direction, we are aware of the need for local supervisors for spiritual directors.

Together in the Mystery is 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.
TIM I – February 15-17, 2019
TIM II – February,  2020
Classes will be held at Retreat House Spirituality Center in Richardson
Cost is $850 per weekend
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