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Our Team

Ron Ottenad

It is a privilege to walk alongside others, discovering what God is speaking to them and discerning together how they are responding to His voice. My greatest passion is seeing people discover the easy yoke and the abundant life that is available through Christ.

I received my training in Spiritual Direction and my MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Talbot School of Theology. I also have a MA in Organizational

Leadership.  Currently, I serve as an Adjunct Faculty member at Biola University and a Staff Spiritual Director at the Institute for Spiritual Formation.


I served for 21 years as an Executive Pastor at a large church in Long Beach, CA. This experience gives me a unique vantage point in listening to pastors and ministry leaders. I have had opportunity to teach extensively on the subjects of relational attachment, marriage, forgiveness, discernment and issues related to addiction and recovery.

I have been married to my beautiful wife for 35 years. We partnered in ministry for 17 years, and now work together in bereavement care. We have two children who bring us much joy.

Available for:


  • Pastors and Ministry Leaders

  • Missionaries

  • Church Planters

  • Ignation Exercises

  • Pilgrimage

  • Bereavement

  • Recovery

  • Minisry Transitions

  • Staff Development

Contact ron directly at:

Laura Rhodes

Being driven to being drawn is how I described my own need for spiritual direction years ago. Now, as a spiritual director, it is an honor to create space for others to quiet down, listen and grow in awareness of the gentle, loving presence of God.

It is life-giving to come alongside and care for others as they often find themselves running on empty. I have journeyed with the broken-hearted and feel at home in

grief and tears, knowing that God is near to those who hurt deeply. I also savor times of celebration -being with others as they catch glimpses of God’s goodness, amazing care and deep love.


After being on staff in both para-church and church settings for 25+ years, I sensed God intentionally leading me to grow in loving Him and loving others well. I immersed myself in a 3-year spiritual training, earning my MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care through Talbot Seminary.


My husband and I have been married for 39 years and we have three amazing adult children, one special son-in-law and two precious grandchildren.  I delight in strolling in nature with a friend, relaxing with a good book, and savoring time (and food!) with family and friends around the table.

Available for:


  • Pastors and Pastor's Wives

  • Ministry Leaders

  • Developing intimacy with God during difficult circumstances

  • Bereavement

  • Assimilation

  • Team Leadership

  • Women's Ministries

  • Mom's Groups

Contact Laura directly at:

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