Spiritual Direction Network

Looking for Spiritual Direction


Many of our alumni are trained spiritual directors, some with many years of experience. We have created an informal network of alumni spiritual directors who are available for contact and may offer a reduced rate to alumni.


The purpose of this network is to facilitate connections between alumni. While spiritual directors listed here have been asked to affirm that they meet minimum standards, Regent College does not review or monitor compliance with those standards, and Regent College does not regulate or guarantee the credentials of any person participating in this network. It is your responsibility to evaluate and monitor the character and credentials of your spiritual director both before and during your relationship with them. All aspects of the spiritual direction relationship are strictly between the director and directee, who are solely responsible for the parameters of that relationship.

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is a full-time Whole Life Coach and Spiritual Director. With a background in engineering, he completed a MDiv at Regent in 1998 and was the pastoral team leader at Marineview Chapel in Vancouver for 17 years, allowing him to continue serving the Regent community.

Mark has been offering spiritual direction since 2005 and currently works with 80+ leaders in ministry and the marketplace sprinkled around the world. 

He is passionate about helping thoughtful believers perceive God’s Loving Presence with them. 

Josh Banner

Josh Banner is a spiritual director, teacher, and artist. He completed his formation in direction with the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids in 2014 and is now completing a DMin in direction from Fuller Theological Seminary. From 2006-2013 Josh served as the Minister of Music and Art and an adjunct professor at Hope College. 

Dan Heavenor

Dan Heavenor has been married to Andrea since 1989 and they have 4 grown children. Dan has been offering spiritual direction for 20 years. He completed the Art of Spiritual Direction diploma through SoulStream in the ealry 2000s. 

Dan graduated from Regent in 1994 with a MDiv, and subsequently studied Ignatian spirituality, focussing on imaginative prayer and Ignatian contemplation at Carey Theological College in a DMin program, completed in 2015. Dan currently works part time as a spiritual director and full time as a Transit Operator for Coast Mountain Bus Company.

Dan believes deeply in walking together as we seek the reality of God in our lives. Spiritual Direction is a ministry that helps focus this heart intention. 

John Lunn

John Lunn loves creating spaces for people to pause, reflect, and pay attention, so they might experience the love of God, be transformed, and grow.

He is privileged to do this work as a spiritual director and retreat facilitator, and as a transitional pastor/leader with churches and organizations. John has practiced as a spiritual director since 2011.

Originally form northern California, he holds a BA in Psychology, a MDiv from Regent College, and received his spiritual direction training through SoulStream. John is still involved at Regent as the volunteer coordinator of, and participant in, the college’s Spiritual Direction Service, and as one of the workshop facilitators for the annual preaching course.

When he isn’t practicing his vocation, you can find John: in a garden, at the beach, or on a mountain / in, on, and under the water / or making time for good food, good film, and good friends.

laurel Pritchard

Laurel lives into spiritual direction both as a practice and a vocation as she explores what it means to open to Love. 

Laurel became a teacher almost 30 years ago and in the course of that career, she completed a Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Regent, the Centre for Spiritual Formation at Carey, and SoulStream’s Art of Spiritual Direction Program in 2012. Since that time, she has been meeting with directees on a consistent basis. 

Laurel came to spiritual direction with a longing for depth. For her, spiritual direction has been a place of connecting the dots, telling the truth, deep listening, and an astonishing awareness that God’s boundless love seeps into all of life. 

She divides her time between working with budding artists where she teaches in Northern Alberta and the rugged shores of Bowen Island, BC, where she is privileged to soak up sabbath rhythms.