DASD Staff
Elizabeth Liebert, Ph.D.
is Professor of Spiritual Life at SFTS. She is the author of Changing Life Patterns: Adult Development in Spiritual Direction, co-author of A Retreat with the Psalms: Resources for Personal and Communal Prayer and The Spiritual Exercises Reclaimed: Uncovering Liberating Possibilities for Women. Her current work is in the area of discernment and women's spirituality. Elizabeth teaches the discernment courses in the January program.

Susan Phillips, Ph.D.
is a spiritual director and supervisor in Berkeley, California. She is the Executive Director of New College Berkeley, an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union. Susan also teaches about caring practices and spirituality at several seminaries in the U.S. and Canada, and has written on the subject of spiritual direction and supervision, including the book Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction. She is active in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Susan co-teaches the first year courses in the January intensive

Maria Tattu Bowen, PhD,
is a spiritual director, supervisor, retreat leader and writer. In partnership with Rebecca Langer, Maria coordinates the DASD supervision program. Maria and Rebecca are also co-founders and co-directors of Together in the Mystery, a training program for spiritual director supervisors.


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