Spiritual Companion Resource List

Melanie Wilkinson, Gently Tending

Available to meet in person in Winston-Salem or via FaceTime, Google Hangout or Zoom.
Suggests a rhythm of meeting once a month.
Fee: $60, with a sliding scale fee on a case by case basis.

Melanie holds a certificate in Spiritual Direction from Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction in Tucson, Arizona. She has done extensive training in the Enneagram including studying with Suzanne Stabile in Dallas, Texas and Helen Palmer in Menlo Park, CA where she completed the Core Program of the Narrative Enneagram. She volunteered for 7 years with the Victim Services Unit of the Waco Police Department and received training in mass incident assistance.

Melanie’s calling as a Spiritual Companion is to walk alongside persons on their spiritual journey offering spiritual companionship, nurture and guidance while holding space for the Holy.

Sara Beth Terrell

Available to meet in person in Greensboro, NC or via phone or online.
Suggests a rhythm of meeting every 3-4 weeks, but is willing to accommodate.
Fee: $60-80, with the invitation for folks to ask God what is right and appropriate for them to give at that time, knowing circumstances change.

Sara Beth is a recorded Friends minister (Quaker) in Greensboro, NC where she offers spiritual direction as well as other spiritual formation ministries. She holds a certificate from the Shalem Institute for leading contemplative spiritual formation groups and has many years experience with using the Enneagram as a formation tool. Areas of interest include women in non-traditional ministries, clergy, “spiritual, not religious” and recovery.

You can see some of her work at www.imagingtheword.com

Rev. Rebecca Husband Maynard, Stacking Stones: Marking God’s Moments of Grace

Available to meet in person at her home in Elkin, NC, or at an office in Yadkinville (near Winston-Salem). Also available to meet via phone, FaceTime and Skype.
Suggests a rhythm of once a month.
Fee: $60, willing to adjust as needed. The first session is free and is a time of discerning to move forward as spiritual companions.

Rebecca is an ordained minister with over seven years experience as a Spiritual Companion. She has been a chaplain as well as an Associate Pastor. She has a Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Columbia Theological Seminary. She is a Certified Labyrinth Facilitator with Veriditas, receiving her training from the Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress. Through her ministry, Stacking Stones, she leads retreats, labyrinth and spiritual formation events.
She has a calling and a gift of deep listening for God’s Spirit moving in another’s life. Her desire and greatest pleasure is to walk with someone as they seek to find, or deepen, their relationship with the Divine/God and/or discern the movement of the Holy Spirit in their life.
Her focus is within the ecumenical Christian community where she companions laypersons and clergy. In addition, she offers group spiritual direction for clergy.

Marjorie Donnelly

Available to meet Tuesday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Meet in person at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 607 North Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 or by telephone, FaceTime or Zoom. Typically meet once per month for 1 hour.
Fee: the first session is a time of exploration and there is no fee. Thereafter, $60-$85/session at the client’s discretion.

Marjorie guides the inward journey of self-discovery, spirituality, and creativity leading to the outward journey of service. Her primary focus is people in ministry, both lay and ordained. During spiritual direction, you can choose from a variety of traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices such as: Labyrinth, Enneagram, Retreats, Prayer, Meditation, Journaling and Dream Work. Marjorie is a graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Spiritual Guidance; a member of Spiritual Directors International; received her B.A. from Salem College and her M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Virginia. Marjorie has 14 years of teaching and counseling experience in public education and is a certified Enneagram teacher in the Narrative Enneagram and certified Veriditas labyrinth facilitator. She has provided spiritual direction and led retreats and workshops since 2000. Marjorie presently serves as Director of Christian Formation at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. She is also wife to Gerald; mom to six grown children and stepchildren; and Nana to six grandchildren.

Monica Citty Hix

Available to meet in person in Greensboro, NC or via virtual format. Suggests a rhythm of once a month for one hour.
Fee: $60, with a willingness to adjust as needed.

Monica is an ordained minister with a MDiv with Sacred Music degree from SEBTS Seminary and a Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Columbia Theological Seminary. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Meredith College and has completed training in using the arts in Spiritual Direction through the Abbey of the Arts program, Awakening the Creative Spirit. In addition, she has completed work with Christine Stevens in using rhythm and drumming as a source for expression and healing, and coursework through Spiritual Directors International in using dreams as a source for spiritual guidance.
In addition to the arts, Monica has a deep interest and passion for the sacred feminine. She companions both clergy, laypersons and seekers. Rooted in Christian wisdom, she embraces a deep respect for the wisdom from other faith traditions.
She currently serves as Minister of Music at First Friends Meeting and is Founding Director of Inner Ground, Inc.