Meet the Committee...
Vickie earned her certificate in Spiritual Direction in 2001. She was a stay at home mom until her two children were in high school.She earned her Master's Degree and worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Now retired and a widow she is blessed to continue to learn and grow and serve her church as a worship leader and in pastoral care. She serves the senior community as a board member of Senior Reach. Working to maintain good physical and spiritual health allows her to enjoy grandchildren, children and to be a blessing to those she meets.
Jesse is a 2012 graduate of the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program, an Oblate of Benet Hill Monastery, and retired from a 30-year career as a CPA. Linda, my wife of 44 years, is ordained as a Deacon in the Episcopal Church in Colorado. Together we enjoy hiking, fly-fishing, and travel. He has served in several leadership roles in two parishes including treasurer (an occupational hazard), ministry leader and warden and as a member of the Commission on Ministry for the Diocese. He is also a long-time volunteer at the 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center and St. Clare’s Ministries. Jesse seeks to engage in ministries and volunteer opportunities that support and deepen his spiritual journey and engagement with community. He also practiced Zen Buddhism for over a decade. The stories, practices and experiences of Zen continue to inform and transform his spiritual journey.
Gail is currently the Year One classroom facilitator in the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program at Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs. She is a graduate of the Benet Hill program in 2011. Her passion is hearing another's story and how God is intersecting their lives. Gail is a self-declared recovering extrovert who wants to help others appreciate the interior life. Gail has many years experience in her church in Colorado Springs as an employee, volunteer, Elder and Trustee. She has served as a church administrator and program assistant in Women’s Ministries. She brings diverse project management and team leadership experience from her career at CU in Colorado Springs and the facilities planning arenas. Her deep faith and trust in God and the Holy Spirit nurtures her desire to encourage others in spiritual growth. She and her husband, Jim, have been married 32 years and their adult children have blessed them with five grandchildren.
Mickey Cox is a certified Spiritual Director in Denver, Colorado. He is also a member of St. Dunstan’s Benedictine Community in the Denver area and is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene. His work in Youth Ministry has expanded over the course of 48 years, mainly expressed through writing two books to guide youth in spiritual formation: No Limits Discipleship Journal and Sacred Life. With a Master’s in Spiritual Formation, he is currently writing two new books centered on the theme of Soul Restoration.
Reverend Anthony Curtis Hill (“Tony”) is an ordained Elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME). He currently serves as pastor of the St. Luke CME Church, Denver, Colorado and is employed as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor for the Addiction Research Treatment Services (Anschutz Medical Center, University of Colorado). Tony is also an adjunct Instructor at Iliff School of Theology.
Reverend Hill is a retired U.S. Army veteran and a graduate of the Masters of Divinity program at Iliff School of Theology. He is married and resides with his wife and children in Aurora, Colorado.
Pat is a retired vocational deacon in the Episcopal Church, having served at St. John’s in Boulder for 14 years. She has been engaged in the practice of Centering Prayer over the past 23 years and has worked with Contemplative Outreach as a commissioned Presenter for C.P. workshops and Facilitator for C.P. groups. She graduated from the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program in 2011 and is currently offering Spiritual Direction, co-facilitating a C.P. group and working with The Contemplative Beehive in providing resources for interfaith conversation and exploration of the contemplative path. She and her husband, Antonio, have worked together in the restaurant business and, more recently, catering with their mobile, wood fired pizza ovens.
One of Connie's passions is the idea of God’s justice being about reconciliation rather than the cultural idea of justice being retribution and she became co-founder and Executive Director of the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program of Central Arizona. Due to her husband’s failing health, they moved to Fort Collins, CO and after his death she completed a 14 month Spiritual Formation Program with the Vincentian Center for Spirituality and Work in Denver, CO. Since 2008 she has been the coordinator of the spiritual direction program and a spiritual director in the Denver Women’s Correctional facility under the umbrella of the Center for Spirituality at Work.
In November 1997 Charlotte was ordained as a vocational deacon in the Episcopal Church and she has served several Episcopal Churches in the Denver metro area. From 1997 through 2004 she worked as the Administrator to the Holy Orders Process, working with people in the ordination process. After she realized she was offering spiritual direction/companionship to those in the process she applied to the Sursum Corda Spiritual Direction Program in South Carolina finishing the program in 2006.
At present she is taking an extended sabbatical from parish ministry and pursuing a certification in the Expanded Enneagram Professional Training Program so she will be able to more fully use the enneagram with those she sees in spiritual direction as well as becoming a teacher of the enneagram.
She and her husband of 34 years are enjoying spending more time together as well as enjoying a more adult relationship with their son. Her passions include learning, care of the environment, camping, biking, reading, and knitting.
Kyle Turner, MA, STM, is a pastoral minister, liturgist, and spiritual director who was born and raised in the spiritually enchanted land of New Mexico. He has over 15 years of experience working in parish and campus ministry. He serves as Associate University Minister for Liturgy at Regis University in Denver. Kyle is the Founding Director of Spirit & Hope Ministries, offering spiritual direction, retreats, and consultation to parishes in liturgy and faith formation. In addition to this work, Kyle is a contract author with Liturgy Training Publications. Dominican formed and Jesuit & Methodist-educated, his passion for ministry stems from journeying with others in heeding God’s call in their lives. He lives with his wife Kristin and daughters Abigail Hope and Siena Grace in Lakewood, CO.
In 2016, Kyle's role with SDCO transitioned from being a voting member of the Leadership Committee to an Ex Officio member and Website & Communications Administrator, handling the administrative and communication needs of the organization.