The Emmaus Center for Spirituality offers experienced, trained supervisors who have agreed to abide by our Community Covenant and Code of Ethics.
Maria Tattu Bowen, Ph.D
James M. Bowler, SJ
Sr. Karen M. Doyle, SSJ, D. Min.
Rev. Rebecca Bradburn Langer, D. Min.
Maria Tattu Bowen, Ph.D., has offered spiritual direction for close to thirty years. She has offered spiritual direction for close to thirty years. She has formed and supervised spiritual directors in a cross-cultural context for more than 20 years. Co-founder of Together in the Mystery, Maria trains supervisors from around the world. She is a faculty member with Fairfield University’s Spiritual Direction Formation Program; San Francisco Theological Seminary’s Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction Program; and CenterQuest Spiritual Direction School. Maria has contributed essays to Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery (Morehouse, 2005); Sacred is the Call: Formation and Transformation in Spiritual Direction (Crossroad, 2005); Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry; and Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction . She complements her Ph.D. in Christian Spirituality and Masters in Applied Spirituality with body-centered spiritual direction modalities including Inner-Relationship Focusing and Intuition Medicine. Maria offers spiritual direction and supervision both long-distance and in-person in San Luis Obispo, CA. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
James M. Bowler, SJ for the past thirty years has incorporated a psychospiritual approach to Ignatian Spirituality through directing, supervising and training. He has served on the staff of Loyola House in Guelph, Ontario, and established a center for Ignatian Spirituality at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Ct. He is well grounded in the psychology of Carl Jung and integrates this into his ministry. He was trained in the ministry of supervision through working with Mary Ann Scofield, RSM, at the Mercy Center in Bakersfield, CA.
Eileen Crusan serves as a trained, experienced spiritual director and supervisor in Charlotte, NC. She completed a four year formation program in spiritual direction, and is a graduate of the Together in the Mystery Program, a supervisory training program affiliated with San Francisco Theological Seminary. Eileen serves as a faculty member with the Spiritual Direction Formation Program sponsored by Fairfield University and as an instructor in the Together in the Mystery supervisory program. She offers direction to individuals and in small group format. She offers supervision to directors and students in formation individually and in peer group format. She is trained in Ignatian spirituality, offering the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. She is also an experienced retreat director. Eileen is the founder of Holy Ground of the Carolinas, a spiritual direction and supervision ministry in Charlotte, NC. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International.
Sister Karen M. Doyle, SSJ, D. Min. is co-director of the Spiritual Direction Training Program for clergy and ministers in the diocese of Bridgeport at Fairfield University. She has been in the ministry of spiritual direction and supervision for over 25 years.
Rev. Dr. Rebecca Bradburn Langer is a trained, experienced spiritual director and supervisor, currently residing in Fernandina Beach, Florida. She earned her D. Min. at San Francisco Theological Seminary. She has served as a spiritual director and retreat leader for more than thirty years and as a supervisor and trainer of spiritual directors for more than twenty years. Rebecca has been in various positions of the Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction program at San Francisco Theological Seminary and co-founder, with Dr. Bowen, the supervisory component called Together in the Mystery. She co-edited, with Mary Rose Bumpus, a Spiritual Directors International book on supervision entitled Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery (Morehouse, 2005). She also is the author of "Harvest of Righteousness." Rebecca is retired as a Presbyterian minister.