About the GTS Spiritual Directors and How to Schedule an Appointment

Spiritual Direction is for Everyone at GTS!General Seminary is delighted to welcome, in the Easter 2012 term, five spiritual directors whose ministry is to companion you in the spiritual life. A spiritual director is someone with whom you can speak confidentially and honestly about your experiences of God. Your spiritual director will listen as you share your interior life, notice how God is present for you, teach and encourage you to try new ways of praying, and help you discern God’s good purposes for you. Any member of the GTS community—student, professor, staff member, or family member—is welcome to meet occasionally or regularly (usually once a month) with a spiritual director.

Upcoming Dates for Spiritual Direction Barbara Crafton: Most Tuesdays Louise Litke: February 7, 8, 13, 16 Nigel Massey: February 23,  March 15, 22 Westina Matthews: February 17, 18, 20 James Warnke: February 17, March 2, 16

New Online Scheduling This semester, the seminary is introducing Google online appointment-making for spiritual direction. To schedule time with a spiritual director, visit the Spiritual Direction Appointments Calendar, click on an available appointment, and reserve your time.

Notes about Making Appointments 1. Barbara Crafton prefers to run her own schedule. To request an appointment with her, please email her directly. 2. Once you have made an appointment, it will appear on your own Google calendar. If you wish to cancel the appointment, you may simply delete it from your own calendar, and the time slot will reopen on the appointments calendar. 3. If you are unable to use the online system, please contact the Rev. K. Jeanne Person, 212-243-5150, ext. 271, who will be glad to schedule your appointment for you.

Please keep your appointments! Let Google remind you! Write your appointment in every calendar, and pray for the Spirit to guide you there! If you need to cancel, and made the appointment online, you can cancel simply by deleting the appointment from your own Google calendar. Otherwise, you may contact Jeanne, who will be glad to tell your director for you and help you reschedule.

Biographies of the Spiritual Directors are available in the Information Section of the Rookery. To learn more, you may also visit Jeanne in Seabury 302.