This information as well as more detailed explanations can be found on our website at:

1. Participate in two 5-day intensive residencies and in at least 24 monthly sessions as a spiritual director with at least two directees.

2. Monthly spiritual direction as a directee.

3. Monthly consultation with a mentor assigned at the first residency.

  • Send one recording of a spiritual direction session to your mentor for accountability, support, and suggestions.

4. A final reflective paper integrating your experience as a spiritual director, the readings, and the residencies.

Cost of program: $3999

  • Includes tuition and room and board during residencies. Participant covers cost of travel and books.
  • Can be paid in one sum at the beginning or in two parts–one half before each residency.
  • Discount if the fee is paid in full or half by April 15th.

Deadline for 2023 Cohort applications (beginning May 2022) is April 1st.

To fulfill the application process, complete the following:

  1. Answer the essay questions. SD Application Essay Questions
  2. Have three individuals complete the recommendation form. Recommendation Form
  3. Material will be reviewed by staff, and if accepted, you are welcome to enroll in the program by choosing one of the payment options below.

Select a pricing plan and sign up

Hi my name is Dr. Jackie Halstead

I am the founder and CEO of Selah.

I have been a therapist for thirty-five years, specializing in clergy and their families and a spiritual director for twenty years. I have two certificates from Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats and in Spiritual Guidance.

I have been speaking, teaching, and leading retreats on spiritual formation, contemplative prayer, relational and mental health issues for the past twenty years at the national and international levels. I am the author of Leaning into God’s embrace: A Guidebook for contemplative prayer published by Leafwood Press.