Archdiocese of Regina Spiritual Directors

Here are the spiritual directors currently serving in the Archdiocese of Regina. If you desire to talk to someone about your search, please feel welcome to call Karen Ziegler 306-789-0238 or Marlene Miller 306-541-7750

Susan Askin

I am a Christian belonging to the Roman Catholic faith tradition. I have been trained by the Archdiocese of Regina to provide Spiritual Direction and to guide directees through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. I am open to journeying with those of other religious affiliations and am also familiar with 12 Step Spirituality. If you have questions or would like to meet to explore this ministry further, I can be reached by phone at (306) 541-8086.


Elizabeth Courchene

I live in Regina.I am a Roman Catholic lay person. I was commissioned in the Lay Formation Program in 1996. I am a graduate of the Spiritual Formation program of the Archdiocese of Regina and was commissioned as a Spiritual Director in 2009. I participated in the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius under the supervision of my own Spiritual Director. I have guided three people through these exercises. Being a Spiritual Director has helped me in my own spiritual journey. I prefer to meet with people during the day rather than evenings. My phone number is (306) 949 3865. Email

Carlene Douglas

Hello, my name is Carlene Douglas. My husband, Deacon Darin and I make our home on a family farm near SK/MB border in Binscarth, MB., about 30 miles from Esterhazy, SK. We currently are establishing a non-profit Christian place of prayer, rest & retreat centre called, Holy Trinity House on the farm. We have 2 adult children. We are Roman Catholics, and belong to St. Joseph RC Church in Russell MB.

On June 6, 2020 I completed the 2-yr Ignatian Spirituality, Ministry of Spiritual Direction Program, offered by the Archdiocese of Regina, and was commissioned by Archbishop Donald Bolen. I believe spiritual accompaniment deepens our awareness of God’s love and presence in our lives.

I may meet with others either in person, or using technical means. I am open to journeying with those of other religious affiliations, and am familiar with 12 Step Spirituality.

Please call with any questions at 204-532-2157, or e-mail douglasdarinathotmail [dot] com.  


Cara Driscoll

Cara Driscoll

I am a professional artist /spiritual director, graduating from the Prairie Jubilee Program for Spiritual Formation in 2010. Hand- coiled clay vessels is the area of art making I am best known for. Several women from the bible have been made into clay vessels. I am also a retreat facilitator presenting on themes of creativity and women of the bible. I currently work out of my studio in Regina, Sask. Creativity and spirituality are integrally united and help me towards deepening my relationship with God and with others. It is my hope to share the skills I have learned in creativity to guide others on their spiritual journey. Spiritual Direction takes place in the artist’s studio. Denomination: protestant with an ecumenical spirit. Contact: caragayatcaradriscoll [dot] ca (306) 352-7931


Deacon Eric Gurash

Regina, SK. Spiritual Affiliation: Catholic (Roman). A graduate of Newman Theological College and 10-year veteran of parish ministry. I have been practicing as a Spiritual Director for the Archdiocese of Regina since 2009 having successfully completed our 2-year 'Contemplative Listening - Ministry of Spiritual Direction' program. My practice of spiritual direction is definitely, though not exclusively, Ignatian in character.

I have experience in a variety of prayer traditions and practices; the Spiritual Exercises, Ignatian Discernment, the Spirituality of Dreams and working with individuals who are involved in professional counseling, and/or 12-step programs such as AA. I firmly believe that my role as a Spiritual Director is primarily that of humble and compassionate listener. At all times, the direction of our visits, and all goals are left entirely in your hands and God's.

Deacon Eric Gurash is not currently accepting new directees.

Melissa Gurash

I am a lay Catholic woman from Regina, SK, I am married to Deacon Eric Gurash and I have 2 children and 2 dogs. When I'm not at work, you will usually find me knitting (I knit prayer shawls) or experimenting with baking bread (and recently bagels) or walking our two dogs. I was commissioned as a Spiritual Director for the Archdiocese of Regina on June 6, 2020. I journeyed with my husband Eric for four years in diaconate formation. Spiritual direction has been a part of my life for over ten years and during the past two years of formation, I have grown even more aware of the Holy Spirit in my life. It is a great privilege to journey with people as they begin to see how God is active in their lives. If you are longing to see where God is in your life, I'd love to journey with you. I provide spiritual direction in person (once covid-19 is over) and via online platforms. I can be reached at tmouse69atgmail [dot] com or by phone at 306-527-3709.

Terry Harty

I believe we are all on a journey in this life to find and grow our relationship with God. Everyone’s journey takes a different path, and each path is as unique as the person seeking it.  

My journey of faith began 19 years ago with the birth of my son, when I felt called to the Roman Catholic faith.   I was accepted into the church through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. My journey has included numerous bible studies over the years to learn and grow my faith, and I have accompanied my husband through 4 years of diaconate formation to his ordination.   The Archdiocese of Regina commissioned me as a Spiritual Director in June of 2020 after completing their two-year formation program. I am also looking forward to continuing my formation, with the opportunity to lead others through Annotation 19 of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.   I provide spiritual direction in my home in Regina, or by telephone or other technologies that are available to us.

I can be contacted at 306-540-7442, or by email at tlhartyataccesscomm [dot] ca.



Claire Himbeault, RNDM

I am a Roman Catholic Sister. After some years of teaching and of leadership in my Religious Community, I became certified as a Spiritual Director through a two-year course, Shekinah, given at St. Benedict’s Monastery, Winnipeg. I have been in the ministry of Spiritual Direction since 2001, working in Winnipeg, Brandon and the Philippines. The setting where I give Spiritual Direction is a special room in the apartment where I live. I have experience in accompanying persons on an 8-day retreat and the 30-day Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. I am affiliated to Contemplative Outreach and am qualified to present the Introductory Workshop in Centering Prayer. I speak French fluently. My e-mail address is himboclaireatgmail [dot] com and my telephone number is (306) 352 6981. 

Jennifer Hotslander

 Jennifer Holtslander

Hello! My name is Jennifer Holtslander. I have had the privilege of journeying with people in the midst of life. In the process I have come to value deep community connections, shared tears and laughter, and the telling of our stories. I am ecumenical and value the strengths that different streams of faith bring to spiritual growth. Who are you? Who is your God? How is God leading you? What is God growing in your life right now? I welcome the to opportunity to get to know you and to journey with you as you begin or deepen your relationship with the Divine. If you would like more information or would like to be in touch please go to

Fr. Krofchek

Fr. Rick Krofchek

Resurrection Parish, Regina SK. (306) 352-0800
Email: officeatresurrectionparish [dot] ca

officeatresurrectionparish [dot] ca (Beverly Makar)

Beverly Makar

My Name is Beverly Makar and I am a Disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ. My passion is to encourage and inspire people in their identity in Christ by journeying with them towards God and wholeness. I was commissioned through the Archdiocese of Regina in 2015 as a Spiritual Director, and have completed the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius. I am presently working through being commissioned as a Stephen Minister and certification as a Heart Physics Coach. Contact Information: %20bmakaratsasktel [dot] net phone number (306) 536-1437

Pat Laturnas

Pat Laturnas

I have been offering spiritual direction in my home since completing the training program in 2015. I am also able to lead others through the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Although I am a Roman Catholic, I grew up in the Greek Catholic tradition. I am open to journeying with others from various faith backgrounds. I feel blessed to be able to share and deepen another's walk with God. 

I live on an acreage that is a 10 minute drive east of Regina. I can be reached at (306) 781-4261 or platurnasathotmail [dot] com.

Karen McBride

Karen McBride

I am a Roman Catholic layperson. I graduated from the Spiritual Direction Formation Program, Queen’s House, Saskatoon in July 2017, and I am a member of Spiritual Directors International. I am currently enrolled in Lay Formation through the Archdiocese of Regina.

As a spiritual director, I am keenly aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit and I feel blessed by each opportunity to be a companion listener to those with whom I journey. I am available to journey with directees from all faith backgrounds and cultures.

My husband is an Anglican priest; he and I served two lengthy volunteer missions in Malawi, Africa, as well as shorter volunteer missions to Ghana and Burundi. I consider my volunteer experiences in developing countries to be among the most grace-filled moments of my life.

I can be reached at kerriemargatgmail [dot] com or (306) 522-9088.

Marlene Miller

Marlene Miller

I am a Roman Catholic wife, mother, grandmother who was commissioned in 1994 to the ministry of Spiritual Direction in the Archdiocese of Regina after completing a two-year training program. The program was led by Jesuits and based on Ignatian Spirituality. Since then I have journeyed with numerous people as they prayed with the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Other education that has been of value in spiritual direction is BA Honours in Religious Studies, Pastoral Studies Certificate, seminars on topics such as Dreams, Sexuality, Healing of Hurts, Addictions and others. I am familiar with the 12-Step Program and have listened to 5th step sharing. I believe that contemplative listening in the spiritual direction process assists others to grow in their relationship with God. I live in Regina, Saskatchewan. Phone 306-541-7750 email: emilyjaxsonataccesscomm [dot] ca

Stephane Molloy

Stephanie Molloy, B.A., M.Div., M.Th.

I have been providing spiritual accompaniment for several years, beginning with ten years in professional parish ministry, and continuing in university chaplaincy until my retirement in December 2017. I currently offer spiritual direction out of my home to people of all (or no particular) spiritual traditions. My ministry also includes teaching and leading retreats and workshops in a variety of areas.

Trained in Ignatian spirituality, spiritual direction, and theology, I believe that each person has been created in wholeness to be loved and to love, and that God is in all things. My greatest desire is to help people see the boundless love our Creator has for each of us, particularly those on the margins.

I can be contacted at s [dot] molloyatsasktel [dot] net, and we let the Holy Spirit take it from there.

Lorraine Nichol

I have just completed the 2-year Ignatian Spirituality, Ministry of Spiritual Direction Program, offered by the Archdiocese of Regina. I was commissioned virtually on June 6th, 2020 by Archbishop Donald Bolen. 

I was commissioned from The Lay Ministry Program in 2003 and I have many years of experience journeying with adults with special cognitive needs and the staff at Harvest Community. I have journeyed with people through the Alpha Program. I was a Roman Catholic Chaplain at the Pasqua Hospital and am now retired. 

I am a divorced (annulled) woman. I have four adult daughters, six living grandchildren and one stillborn granddaughter. It is my deep desire to journey with anyone who wants to deepen their faith, who may be struggling with their faith, and with those of no particular belief but are searching, as I believe we are all created for love and it is my calling to journey with anyone who needs to be listened to and heard. I have a special interest in journeying with those who are divorced, we too belong.

I currently will be able to provide Spiritual Direction in the Lemberg area or Virtually. My contact information is (306)537-7012 or by email nichollorraine2atgmail [dot] com


Judith Pellerin

My name is Judith Pellerin and I am a Roman Catholic lay woman. I took part in a two-year training program from 1996-1998, at the end of which I was commissioned as a spiritual director for the Archdiocese of Regina. In addition, I have a B.A. in religious studies, and have taken part in additional seminars and workshops with a focus on how they relate to spiritual direction. These include addictions, healing of hurts, dreams, and sexuality. I am also comfortable directing persons of other faiths.

In addition to monthly sessions with my directees, I have accompanied persons through the Ignatian Exercises, as well as facilitated retreats for various groups. I can be contacted at (306) 924-0577 or kenjuatsasktel [dot] net.

Bert Pitzel

I grew up in paradise on a poor farm, later married, became father of four children, and completed a 30-year teaching career. I attended the 3-year Lay Ministries Formation Program, remaining with them by making presentations for the next 35 years. I served in the Social Justice Office of the Archdiocese for 22 years, and am proud of my work in conferencing, sponsorship of refugees, Reverence-for-Life Commission, as well as my associations with D&P, Kairos, CoSA, FOTO.

One precious daughter died from Multiple Myeloma, and with the annulment of my first marriage, I have remarried. I am the grandfather of four amazing grandchildren.  

From out of the vastness of my own faith-life story I am able to offer myself as an effective listener, hoping to assist you as you examine your faith-journey, both past and present, and in your hope for the future. We take full advantage of the gift of time we are given as we pray and listen to the Spirit who, by reminding us of Jesus’ Words, encourages and emboldens us to follow the path that runs through the heart of our ache for meaning and our thirst for eternal life. I can be contacted at bertpitzel1944atgmail [dot] com or (306) 570-1143

Ingrid Prost

I am a Roman Catholic laywoman commissioned as a Spiritual Director in 2015 after taking the two year training program offered by the Archdiocese of Regina.

Being involved in several parish ministries had strengthen my desire to learn more about my own faith. In 2008 I started the Lay Ministry Formation Program which I finished in 2011. During this time I was exposed to Spiritual Direction. Afterwards I felt called to explore this ministry more deeply. I love this journey God has put me on through scripture and music and I am open to see where it might lead me. It is truly a privilege to journey with another person in faith.

Providing the Spiritual Direction to both men and women in the safe setting of my home in Yorkton, SK.

 I can be contacted at Ingridatyorktondigital [dot] ca  or (306) 783-7499.


Carol Sheldon

Associate with the School Sisters of Notre Dame

I was commissioned as a Spiritual Director for the Archdiocese of Regina in 1998. Through helping with retreats, journeying with directees to consciously begin or deepen their spiritual lives, and walking with several through the exercises of St Ignatius, I have seen how each human being is called in a unique way to experience God's love and presence in their lives to reach their fullest potential. I can be reached at carol [dot] sheldonatsasktel [dot] net or (306) 545-3185.


Dennis Ziegler

I have been journeying with people looking to begin a relationship with or deepen their relationship with God since 2001 through the Alpha program. In 2009 I was commissioned by the Archdiocese of Regina as a Spiritual Director after completing a 2-year Spiritual Director training program. I completed extra training to be able to guide people through the spiritual exercises of St Ignatius. I have journeyed with several through the exercises since then. I have experience in directing retreats as well. I am humbled to be able to journey with someone in his or her faith life. It is an awesome privilege and a gift from God. I am a Roman Catholic layman married to Karen. I work as a professional in a large corporate enterprise. I can be contacted at (306) 539-7134 or d [dot] ziegleratsasktel [dot] net.

Karen Ziegler, BTh

I have been blessed as a hospital chaplain to accompany disabled, ill, suffering, dying and grieving people on their spiritual journey until my retirement in 2018. I enjoy leading people through the Ignatian spiritual exercises and directed retreats. I believe that each companioning experience opens us to a deeper awareness of God’s presence and love in every aspect of life. I am married to Dennis. We have five grown children. I am a gramma! My home is Regina and I can be reached at (306) 527-2738 or k [dot] ziegleratsasktel [dot] net


Teresa Whelan-Lux

I am a married Roman Catholic lay woman, commissioned by the Archdiocese of Regina as a Spiritual Director in 1998 after completing the two-year training program. Over the years, I have worked in a variety of ministries in the Archdiocese including religious education, sacramental preparation and parish pastoral ministry. In addition to meeting monthly with directees, I have been privileged to journey with folks through Annotation 19 of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. I have a special interest in journeying with mothers who are seeking to deepen their experience of God’s presence through their vocation as parent. I currently provide Spiritual Direction in Regina, and can be contacted at (306) 789-3669 or by emailing 3tsatsasktel [dot] net.

Sheila Wood

Sheila Wood

My name is Sheila Wood. I am a Roman Catholic lay woman, wife and mother. I was commissioned as a Spiritual Director in 2015 after completing the two-year Contemplative Listening - Ministry of Spiritual Direction Program offered by the Archdiocese of Regina. As a continuation of my training I am learning to journey with others through Annotation 19 of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius. I had the great opportunity to journey with my husband, Barry, as he studied to be a Deacon. He was ordained in Toronto in 2008, and as a result of this journey I received my Diploma in Theological Studies. I have experience journeying with others through the RCIA program as well as other women of faith. My greatest joy is to listen to others as they discover God in their lives.

Call me - we can talk. My cell: (306) 551-6498 Or my email: shelwoodatsasktel [dot] net

Susan Askin

Barb Wright

I am an Anglican lay person, wife and mother. In 2015, I completed the Archdiocese of Regina two- year Contemplative Listening Spiritual Direction Formation program. I live in Estevan and provide direction within my local church building. Contact: Barb [dot] wrightatsasktel [dot] net (306) 634–3809

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