This information as well as more detailed explanations can be found on our website at:

1. Participate in two 5-day intensive residencies and in at least 24 monthly sessions as a spiritual director with at least two directees.

  • Dates of residencies: May 24-28, 2022 and May 30-June 3, 2023.
  • Read from an extensive bibliography that focuses on contemplative presence and the ministry of spiritual direction.
  • Pre-residency list: SD reading list 1
  • Between residencies list: SD between residencies reading list

2. Monthly spiritual direction as a directee.

3. Monthly consultation with a mentor assigned at the first residency.

  • Send one recording of a spiritual direction session to your mentor for accountability, support, and suggestions.

4. A final reflective paper integrating your experience as a spiritual director, the readings, and the residencies.

Cost of program: $3999

  • Includes tuition and room and board during residencies. Participant covers cost of travel and books.
  • Can be paid in one sum at the beginning or in two parts–one half before each residency.
  • Discount if the fee is paid in full or half by April 15th.

Deadline for 2023 Cohort applications (beginning May 2022) is April 1st.

To fulfill the application process, complete the following:

  1. Answer the essay questions. SD Application Essay Questions
  2. Have three individuals complete the recommendation form. Recommendation Form
  3. Material will be reviewed by staff, and if accepted, you are welcome to enroll in the program by choosing one of the payment options below.

Select a pricing plan and sign up


Selah Spiritual Direction Certificate Program- Early Bird Special!

Full registration: One-time purchase to save $250. Expires April 15th


Selah Spiritual Direction Certificate Program- Early Bird Special!

Half registration: Two payments to save $150. Expires April 15th


Selah Spiritual Direction Certificate Program- Half Registration

Half registration: Pay now for Residency 1

Pay half now for residency 1 and half next year for residency 2


Selah Spiritual Direction Certificate Program- Full Registration

Full registration: One-time purchase paid in full

11 payments of $365/month

Selah Spiritual Direction Certificate Program- Payment Plan

11 Payments of $365 a month

Hi my name is Dr. Jackie Halstead

I am the CEO of Selah and hold two certificates from Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. The first is in Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats and the second is in Spiritual Guidance. I take an eight-day Ignatian retreat each year at Spring Hill College under the direction of Fr. Christopher Viscardi, SJ. I am co-director of the Spiritual Direction Certificate–Track One.