Tending the Call ~ Ongoing Formation for Spiritual Directors - Fall Session (Online)

Spiritual Direction

Wednesday 09/20/2023 - Wednesday 11/29/2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm EST

"Don't ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~ Howard Thurman

Tending the Call invites you to join a community of Spiritual Directors who feel called to revisit the teachings of foundational companions and re-imagine ways they can support your present-day ministries.

This is a time for spiritual directors to delve back into a contemplative study space, deepening understanding about the wisdom of spiritual giants introduced to you in the Spiritual Direction Practicum.

We invite you to share, study, and pray with a sacred community of practicing Spiritual Directors from the Dominican Center for Spirituality, as we seek a deepening relationship with God and are reminded of the journey of transformation that first called us to the practice of spiritual direction.

Howard Thurman was an American minister, philosopher, theologian, mystic, educator, and key mentor to many in the nonviolent civil rights movement, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Join us this fall as we explore his classic, Jesus and the Disinherited, and ask how his insights into what he called the “fundamentally unchained life” might guide how we companion others, especially those communities whose “backs are against the walls.”

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We will meet on the third Wednesday of the month on the following dates:

  • September 20, 2023
  • October 4, 2023
  • October 18, 2023
  • November 1, 2023
  • November 15, 2023
  • November 29, 2023


Tending the Call is co-facilitated by Amanda Dobson and Andrea LeRoy. Learn more about Amanda and Andrea below.


All sessions will be held online via Zoom.


Amanda Dobson

Spiritual Director, Apprentice, Foundations in Spirituality Facilitator, Tending the Call Facilitator

Amanda Dobson is an associate coordinator for the Spirituality Programs at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College. She serves as a member of the Formation Team and is deeply involved in the center’s Spiritual Formation Programs through the facilitation and teaching of Foundations in Spirituality, Tending the Call, and Preparing for Advent. Amanda holds a B.A. in English, a certificate for Spiritual Direction from DCM, and is a 2019 graduate of The Living School, Albuquerque, NM. She is a wife and mother of three and lives in Ada, Michigan.

Andrea Leroy

Spiritual Director and Counselor

Andrea received her spiritual direction training through Dominican Center in Grand Rapids. While she worships in the Reformed tradition, she is comfortable meeting and discerning God’s spirit with all seekers. Andrea has a master’s degree in counseling and has worked for many years in social work.


Gatherings Held Via Zoom


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