Spiritual guidance is at the heart of the mission of Siena Retreat Center, and our Affiliate Spiritual Guides are an essential component of making this ministry available to all those who walk through our doors seeking it. Thank you for your interest in sharing your vocation and gifts as a spiritual guide with our community!

Affiliate Spiritual Guides are able to reserve the Spiritual Guidance Room at Siena Retreat Center for use with any of their seekers. They also will be featured as spiritual guides on our website and contacted with requests for spiritual guidance sessions with retreatants as well as referrals with folks who are seeking ongoing spiritual guidance. To become an Affiliate Spiritual Guide:

  1. Review the Policies and Expectations of Affiliate Spiritual Guides, the Guidelines for Ethical Conduct put forth by Spiritual Directors International, and the Covenant for Affiliate Spiritual Guides to learn more and determine whether this might be a good fit for you.
  2. Fill out and submit the application form below.
  3. Siena Retreat Center will reach out within 2 weeks of the submission of your application form to set up a time for additional discernment, conversation, and the signing of the covenant. PLEASE NOTE: Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance as an Affiliate Spiritual Guide.

Please fill out the fields below to provide us with more information about who you are as a guide. We will use this information to create a profile for our website and as a resource to connect you to potential seekers. Only fields marked with * will be made public on our website.

For more information, contact Vicky Curtiss at [email protected].

Affiliate Spiritual Guide Application Form

Please indicate the areas of interest you consider yourself competent in due to life experience or additional training: (check all that apply)
Are you open to meeting with a seeker who has a different faith background, tradition, or identity than you?
As it relates to their spiritual journey, are you open and sensitive to receiving a seeker who is exploring their sexual orientation or identifies as LGTBQIA+?
What is your general availability for sessions during the week? (check all that apply)
How do you prefer to be contacted by SRC to inquire about referrals and potential seekers?(Required)
By which method(s) are your currently receiving supervision for your spiritual guidance ministry? (check all that apply)
What interests, skills, or callings do you have that you may be willing to share with Siena Retreat Center? (check all that apply)
Every year, Siena Retreat Center offers formation and enrichment programs for seekers and for spiritual guides. Our needs and timing will vary, but if you have any desire to offer your skills and gifts to Siena Retreat Center, please let us know below.


Please provide two references that can speak to your personal spiritual maturity, your call to serve as a spiritual guide, and your skill within this role. This may include your own spiritual guide, supervisor, staff of the training program you completed, etc.