Directory of Spiritual Directors

Brender, Jean

Brender, Jean
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United States

Are you seeking a spiritual companion to notice with you how God might be showing up in your life and to relish God's love as you discern God's speaking and will in your circumstances? Jean would love to sit with you and listen to your story as together we sense those connections with God through scripture, prayer, silence, and holy conversation. Through her own life experiences, Jean welcomes the opportunity to serve as a spiritual companion to persons ranging in age from early adulthood to older adults. Her background includes experience in healthcare, public health, education, and lay leadership.

(512) 751-5022
In Person, Phone, Zoom, Facetime
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Mitzi Mak

Selah-West Faculty

Mitzi started her professional life as a high school social studies teacher. She and her husband Jerry then served cross-culturally for ten+ years, living abroad first in India and then Kurdistan, N. Iraq. In addition to being a Spiritual Director, she now serves as a Formation and Care pastor in her local church in Houston, TX. She has graduated from LTI’s Selah Spiritual Direction training as well as LTI’s Emmaus Formational Leadership Program.

Mitzi enjoys engaging conversation, reading fiction, doing jigsaw/crossword puzzles, ocean gazing and exploring the world with Jerry through food and travel.

God has two main callings in Mitzi’s life: to care for those who care for others and to be a guide in helping others have a healthy relationship with the Trinity – recognizing God’s loving presence and activity in their lives and how to faithfully respond.

Selah was a transformative experience for me – allowing the contemplative within to emerge and to beautifully co-exist with my extraverted personality.