Spiritual Directors

Who 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 our spiritual companions listed below.

Spiritual growth

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 several spiritual directors that are here for you.  They are available to listen to your story and share your journey.
Our Spiritual Directors

Experience | Strength | Love

 

Terri Sersch

Terri Sersch

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

Terri has been a spiritual director/companion since 2010 following the completion of her training at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, WI. She has been privileged to companion people from various backgrounds. These include Protestants, Catholics, married, single, clergy, divorced, widowed and gay people in their desire to go deeper in their spiritual life.
Contact Terri at 715-424-5338 or tsersch@wctc.net
Location: Wisconsin Rapids
Rev. Tammy Barthels

Rev. Tammy Barthels

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

Rev. Tammy has been a spiritual director/companion since 2005 when she completed a 3 year certificate program at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in LaCrosse, WI. She also has been an affiliate with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA) since 1997. Rev. Tammy feels continually called by God to deepen her spirituality and ministry to others. In 2015, she received a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Wartburg Theological Seminary and was called as a Minister of Word and Sacrament to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA ). Her passion is to walk with others on their spiritual journey, companioning them as they seek a deeper spiritual awakening.  She is also a retreat director, offering retreats on creativity, spirituality, and self-care.
Contact Rev. Tammy at: 715-581-0468 or
prtammyimmanuelrhinelander@gmail.com
Location: Rhinelander
Joe Nowak

Joe Nowak

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

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 joe.nowak@charter.net
Location: Wausau

RaeAnn Thomas

RaeAnn Thomas

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

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 raeann.thomas.gust@gmail.com
Location: Marshfield

Kathy Walczyk

Kathy Walczyk

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

Kathy is a trained spiritual companion, facilitates workshops, and is an advocate. She completed a three-year Spiritual Direction Program, holds a Master of Theological Studies Degree, and is a lifelong student of vipassana meditation. Kathy is a spiritual companion to people of all walks of life. She uses a trauma-informed approach for those who have experienced trauma. Through writing and speaking she addresses spiritual trauma.
Contact Kathy at 920.609.2657 or wals4@aol.com
For more information see: kathrynwalczyk.weebly.com
Location: Green Bay
Sr. Roselyn Heil, FSPA

Sr. Roselyn Heil, FSPA

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

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 rheil@fspa.org
Location: Wausau

Sallie Bachar

Sallie Bachar

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

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 sallie112@frontier.com
Location: Merrill

Judith Ehrfurth-Wendt

Judith Ehrfurth-Wendt

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

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 judith.wendt1@charter.net
Location: Marshfield

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