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Called to Be a Spiritual Director ~ Year 2 Spiritual Director Practicum 2022-2023 (Online)

Spiritual Formation

Friday 09/09/2022 - Friday 05/19/2023
9:00am - 3:00pm EST


A Spiritual Director holds sacred the many stories heard in a one-on-one relationship or in a trusted group.

The Spiritual Director Practicum Year 2 …

... is filled with contemplative spiritual practices, prayer study, and shared reflection
strengthens our ability to stay present
... attunes our listening to sense how the Holy Spirit is present in our lives and in the lives of others
... looks to Spiritual Giants to mentor participants during the formation process
...reminds that the ultimate healer holds up director and directee in all ways

Using an Ignatian spiritual framework, you are encouraged to find meaning in every moment. You are given space to deepen your relationship with God - the God who loves us into life. Through the process, move closer to uncovering your authentic self that guides the discernment of your calling.


The 2022-2023 Spiritual Director Practicum Year 2 program meets Fridays from 9:00 am - Noon and 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

  • September 9, 2022
  • September 23, 2022
  • October 7, 2022
  • October 21, 2022
  • November 4, 2022
  • November 18, 2022
  • December 2, 2022
  • December 16, 2022
  • January 6, 2023
  • January 20, 2023
  • February 3, 2023
  • February 17, 2023
  • March 3, 2023
  • March 17, 2023
  • March 31, 2023
  • April 14, 2023
  • May 5, 2023
  • May 19, 2023


Registration for our 2022-2023 Practicum Yr. 2 class is closed at this time.  Please check back early next year for the announcement of our 2023-2024 dates and times.

Spiritual Director Practicum Facilitators

Diane Zerfas, OP

Spirituality Program Coordinator

Diane Zerfas, OP, is Dominican Center’s spirituality program coordinator. She is deeply involved in the center’s spiritual formation programs through the planning and teaching of Foundations in Spirituality and the Spiritual Direction Practicum. She holds bachelor’s degrees in math, chemistry, theology, and education from Aquinas College; master’s degrees in Arts in Religious Studies and in Pastoral Studies; a Specialized Certificate in Parish Life and Administration; and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction. Sister Diane has ministered in many ways, including teaching high school as well as serving as formation director for Grand Rapids Dominicans, initiation and evangelization director at St. Mary Magdalen in Kentwood, Diocesan director of RCIA for the Diocese of Grand Rapids, co-director of Pastoral Life at Marywood, and leadership team member for the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids.

Andy Rebollar

Apprentice and Spiritual Director

Andy Rebollar is a Dominican Apprentice for the Spiritual Direction Practicum, a spiritual director, writer, and speaker. For more than 19 years, he has served the church in various roles ministering to youth, young adults, and adults, nationally and internationally. Andy loves the journey that God’s invitations have led him on, especially the people and places.


Tuition, Fees + Prerequisite

  • Tuition: $2,000
  • Application fee of $25 is required
  • Prerequisite: Foundations in Spirituality
  • Tuition includes instruction and facilitation by the Dominican Center Formation Team, individual mentoring sessions with a seasoned Spiritual Director, and materials provided before each session
  • Fees do not cover the cost of required textbook

Formation Intensive Held Via Zoom

More Information

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