Community of Christ

Guest Ministry

Spiritual Formation Ministries - Guest Ministry

The Spiritual Formation Specialist and members of the Spiritual Formation Team are available for the following:

  • Spirituality Retreats (women, men, adults, young adults, youth)
  • Teaching on the essential link between spirit and mission (contemplation and action), wholeness, spiritual formation, holistic peacemaking, etc.
  • Support for congregational and jurisdictional gatherings
  • Reunions and camps 
  • Temple gatherings and headquarters events
  • Denominational formation at events such as World and National Conferences, IYF/SPEC, Peace Colloquy, Meetings and Gatherings, etc. 
  • Resource development and consultation 
  • Staff for Community of Christ Spiritual Formation Center in Kirtland, OH, USA which is available for personal or group retreats

Spiritual Formation Team members also serve to connect individuals, congregations, jurisdictions with:

  • Spiritual formation resources and information
  • Spiritual formation study programs
  • Spiritual retreat centers and leaders
  • Spiritual directors

Team Members

Spiritual Formation Ministries members are available to provide ministry at your next event. 

Katie Harmon-McLaughlin (Team Lead)
Interests/Expertise: Spiritual Formation and Mission, Ecological and Feminist Theologies, Peace and Justice, Wholeness and Spiritual Growth, Preaching/Teaching

Jane Gardner (Presiding Evangelist)
Interests/Expertise: Worship, Sacraments, Music, Fine Arts, Spiritual Formation, Temple Ministries, Teaching/Learning

David R. Brock
Interests/Expertise: Intercultural relationships, Word and Language studies, Facilitation of retreats, Spiritual Direction, Preaching, Teaching/Learning

Carolyn Brock
Interests/Expertise: Spiritual Direction, Spiritual Formation, Evangelist Blessing, Covenant Discipleship Group Facilitator and Trainer, Spiritual and Depth Psychology, Wholeness and Healing Ministries, World Spiritual Traditions

Charmaine Chvala-Smith
Interests/Expertise: Spiritual Direction, Young Adult Ministry, Spiritual Formation, Scripture and Theology, Pastoral Ministries

Dustin Davis
Interests/Expertise: Spiritual Formation for Youth, Spiritual Formation for Congregations, Ecological Justice, Worship Planning, Preaching, Camp/Retreat Facilitating

Laurie Gordon
Interests/Expertise: Spiritual Formation Retreats and Workshops,
Science and Spirituality Exploration Workshops,
Covenant Discipleship Group facilitator and trainer,
Spiritual Direction

Kris Judd
Interests/Expertise: Social Justice, Urban Ministries, Ministry with marginalized populations 

Dave Schaal
Interests/Expertise: Spirituality and Nature in Metropolitan Life; Leadership Development; Spirituality and Contemporary Culture; Personal Spiritual Practices

Mary Jacks Whipple
Interests/Expertise: Spiritual Formation Retreats and Workshops, Spiritual Direction, Dream Group Leader, Dream Retreats and Workshops, Dream Direction