Janice L. Lundy, D.Min.
Janice L. Lundy is Visiting Professor of Spiritual Direction. She is an educator, author, retreat leader and spiritual director with an interfaith/interspiritual focus on private practice in Michigan. She holds a D.Min. in Spiritual Direction, a Master of Pastoral Counseling degree, and a Certificate in Pastoral Logotherapy from the Graduate Theological Foundation. She is the co-founder and lead teacher of the Spiritual Guidance Training Institute, a forward thinking organization that provides education and certification in interfaith and interspiritual direction (and PRIME partner of the Graduate Theological Foundation.)
Dr. Lundy holds a BA in “The Academic Study of Religion in Public Education” from Western Michigan University and taught World Religions in Grand Rapids Public Schools for many years. In 2003, she earned her certificate in Spiritual Direction from The Center for Spirituality at Dominican Center in Grand Rapids. From 2003-2017, she served as adjunct faculty at Dominican Center offering contemplative programming, retreats and spiritual direction. During this time, she also acted as mentor/supervisor to associate spiritual directors in the Center’s spiritual direction practicum.
Her interest in guiding and supporting others on their spiritual journeys is evident through authorship as well, having penned several books with over 900 published articles to her credit. She is an active member of Spiritual Directors International currently serving a 3-year term on its Coordinating Council (Board of Directors). She has been a professional speaker since 1994 and is regularly invited to lead retreats and speak at conferences nationwide on a variety of spiritual growth topics, including those in her books.
Her general interests are sourced in growing educational opportunities, experiences, and relationships that promote Perennial Wisdom, interspiritual understanding, and heart-centered living with people of all traditions.
Her current research is focused on the changing face of spiritual direction/guidance, and with the growing tide of “Spiritual Independents” worldwide, specifically, how we can best serve this population of discerning seekers in the most ethical and compassionate ways possible. She is the creator of the Pure Presence® method, a unique protocol for sacred listening that can enhance and deepen one’s ability to offer presence to clients and seekers of any tradition, with a book on the subject forthcoming.
- “Serving Spiritual Independents: Companionship without Bias”
Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, Sept. 2018 Issue
- “Long Distance Spiritual Direction: Benefits, Blessings, and Drawbacks”
Spiritual Directors International, Sept. 2021
Areas of Service:
- Online Courses
Online Course Offering
- LDS 504 How Can We Help? The Nature of Conscious Service
- PCC 505 Discernment
- SPI 506 Interspirituality: A Growing Movement in Today’s Spiritual Landscape
- SPI 511 Praying for the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: A Retreat on Inner Peace in Divine Love
- SPI 512 Pure Presence: An Interreligious Approach to Sacred Listening
- SPI 516 Beyond the Traditional: Ministry with Unaffiliated, Spiritually Independent People
- WOS 501 Feminist Perspectives on Spiritual Direction