Spiritual DirectorsWho We Are
Spiritual directors are men and women specially trained to be spiritual companions who will walk with you on your spiritual path. They will listen to you deeply and non-judgmentally and will help you discern the presence of God in all the circumstances of your life. For more information please call our office or contact one of the spiritual companions listed below.
We are here to help
These are challenging times for all of us. Much has changed in our world in a very short time and it can be difficult to navigate the uncertainties of day to day living. Perhaps now, more than ever, you need someone to talk to, someone who will listen to your deepest fears, questions and concerns. St. Anthony’s has information on several spiritual directors who live and work in the area. They are not employees of St. Anthony’s but we have confidence in their training and commitment to this ministry. They are available to listen to your story and share your journey. If you have concerns about meeting in person at this time, many spiritual directors offer telephone or virtual options.
Learn more about Spiritual Direction here
Our Spiritual Directors
Experience | Strength | Love
Contact Terri at 715-424-5338 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Wisconsin Rapids
Rev. Tammy Barthels
Contact Rev. Tammy at: 715-581-0468 or
Fr. Dennis Lynch
Father Dennis Lynch is a senior priest of the Diocese of La Crosse with over fifty years of experience in parish ministry and hospital chaplaincy. He received his training and certification from the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, enabling him to provide personal and group spiritual direction. He also has provided parish renewal programs and made presentations on various spiritual and ecclesial topics. He resides at St. Casimir Parish Rectory in Stevens Point.
Contact: Father Dennis at 715-630-9120 or email@example.com
Location: Stevens Point
Sandy Setterlund has received certification as a spiritual director and retreat director through a three year Spiritual Direction Program at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, WI. She received a BA degree in Theology from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI and a MA degree in Theology from St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN. Sandy has many years of experience in spiritual leadership and pastoral ministry which have included being a hospital chaplain, the author of spiritual wellness programs and a presenter of various topics in spirituality for days/evenings of prayer and reflection. As a spiritual director/companion, she feels it is important to listen deeply and remain faithfully present to others on their spiritual journey. She is privileged to be a companion with others of all ages and backgrounds, including those in the LGBTQ community, women religious, and those in recovery.
Contact: Sandy at 715-323-0234 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Stevens Point
RaeAnn is a Spiritual Companion who completed her training at the three year Spiritual DIrection Preparation Program at Franciscan Spirituality Center in LaCrosse WI. She is a Counselor and Healthcare Administrator professionally and an Affiliate of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. RaeAnn is Catholic, but enjoys providing spiritual companionship to people of all faiths and backgrounds. She is a storyteller by nature, and enjoys using metaphor to help people find their deeper relationship with the divine.
Contact RaeAnn at email@example.com
Contact Kathy at 920.609.2657 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information see: kathrynwalczyk.weebly.com
Location: Green Bay
Joe lives in Wausau, and he has taught middle school students in the Diocese of LaCrosse for thirty-four years. He was a member of the extended preaching staff at St. Anthony’s for seventeen years before entering the spiritual direction program at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in LaCrosse in 2014.
Contact Joe at 715-298-9735 or email@example.com
Sallie is a trained spiritual director who considers it a privilege and blessing to companion others on their spiritual journeys as she listens to their stories and struggles and witnesses the presence of what is sacred and holy in their lives. She received her training and certification from the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse WI and is currently a supervisor in that program, training and mentoring others who are on the path to becoming spiritual directors. She was on the team of presenters for the theme retreats at St. Anthony’s for seven years and has offered other programs and workshops of her own. She lives in Merrill, WI with her husband.
Contact Sallie at 715-409-1468 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Judith obtained a certificate from the Spiritual Direction Preparation Program at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, WI in 2019. Professionally she has been blessed with a career in nursing. For 25 years she was privileged to accompany those seeking healing from depression, anxiety, grief, and loss. For ten years she led small groups for the Divorced and Separated ministry at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Marshfield, WI. She invites you to allow her to accompany you as your companion on your spiritual journey as and reflect together on your sacred story together, recognizing God’s love and light in your life.
Contact Judith at 715-305-2022 or email@example.com
Sr. Roselyn Heil, FSPA
Sr. Roselyn is well-versed in the art of revealing unexpected beauty, joy, and insight in the world around us, drawing upon her Franciscan charism, her work as a chaplain, and her experience as a park ranger and naturalist to see the world from a different perspective and to share her vision with others.
Contact Sr. Rose at 715-937-3124 or firstname.lastname@example.org