Whether it's a retreat, Spiritual Direction, or soul care that you are looking for...take some time to get to know us.  Feel free to contact us individually if you have specific questions.  We look forward to coming alongside you as you seek to slow down and make space to notice God's movement in your life.


Lori Ferrell

Spiritual Director

Originally from Oklahoma I have lived in Southeast Asia for over twelve years. My husband, two boys and I recently relocated from Chiang Mai, Thailand to our home in Vero Beach, Florida. I am a Spiritual Director, having completed a two year training program through Selah Leadership Transformations, Inc, in May 2018. For the last four years I have been practicing Spiritual Direction as a way of coming alongside those interested in seeking to make space to hear the still small voice and with a longing for engaging the deeper journey.  I have also led retreats using a contemplative approach.  If you have questions or are interested in spiritual direction or for facilitating a retreat (group or private), contact me at soulsalathai@gmail.com

I am able to meet in person or via Skype, Facetime, or Zoom.


Eric Sheeran

Spiritual Director

Through my own experience facing the pressures and challenges of overseas Christian service, I have come to have a deep desire to see ministers and cross-cultural workers experience and live in the deep love of God. Completing an MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care at Talbot School of Theology was a deeply transformative experience for me. It is a joy and a privilege for me to journey with others through the ministry of spiritual direction, by helping make space to hear God’s loving call amidst the realities of the ups and downs, hopes and disappointments, faith and fears, joys and doubts we often find ourselves in.

I am based in Chiang Mai and I am willing to meet face to face or remotely, in English or Chinese. Please feel free to contact me at ericsheeran@gmail.com

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Heidi Watters

Spiritual Director

I am originally from Sacramento, California. My husband and I and our 4 children are living in Chiang Mai, Thailand after 9 years in India. Part of my life mission statement is "walking with women to encourage them towards more freedom and healing to live out the plans God intends for them." As I have mentored women on the field I have loved to meld coaching with spiritual companionship. For the past year, I have loved companioning people through Spiritual Direction one on one and in groups, learning to slow down, learn to listen, and watch the gentle voice of God bring wholeness. I love to be outdoors, read & write, go out for coffee with friends and share deeply of our lives. I love growing in spiritual disciplines and talking about it with my kids as they practice and discover God's voice for themselves. I am currently finishing my certificate in Spiritual Direction through Selah Leadership Transformations Inc. I am available for one on one direction in person/ online, as well as providing personal group retreats in person or online. I can be contacted by email at Heidiwatters@protonmail.com for more information.


Ruthie Dutton

Spiritual Director

I have been a missionary in Southeast Asia for the past 30 years and became interested in soul care after working in remote areas for many years.  I wanted to learn how to feed my own soul, and to know how to walk alongside others and nurture them in soul care as well.  I also want to provide safe space for missionaries and clergy to express questions of faith without fear.   I received a Certificate of Spiritual Direction from North Park Theological Seminary in 2013.  Since then I have offered spiritual direction to individuals both face to face and remotely. I also offer weekend retreats which usually consist of an hour in the morning and evening with me, and the rest of the time given to the retreatant to journal, rest, read and explore on their own.  Currently I reside in Roi Et, Thailand at the Grace Center where we offer small private cabins for people to come stay.   There is a labyrinth on the property.  Grace Center is in a peaceful and quiet rural setting amidst rice fields which facilitates a slower, more contemplative atmosphere to commune with God.  

I lead group retreats for groups of up to eight, and I am willing to come to you.  I can be contacted via e-mail at ruthiedutton@yahoo.com  

I offer these services in English, Thai and Lao language.  

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Carolyn Foster

Spiritual Director

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Bethel College and a certificate in Spiritual Direction from North Park Seminary.  God often uses me to help others through spiritual direction, enneagram coaching, and mentoring.  I have served in ministry over 25 years in China and Thailand, and am passionate about self-care, soul care and prevention of burnout.

I love sitting with people and talking about their relationships with God.  I have hosted silent retreats and many journey groups.  

My husband and I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary this year.  We have four children ranging from ages 19-27.  I currently reside in Chiang Mai, Thailand with my husband.

If you have questions or are interested in spiritual direction or in booking a retreat, contact me at rfsummit@swissmail.org  

I am currently not taking new directees.