March 2018 marks 10 years since the first convening of the Spiritual Directors of Color Network, and December 2018 will mark 4 years of incorporation as the Spiritual Directors of Color Network, Ltd.!

In that time, we have formulated a powerful Vision and Mission Statement; grown from 10 to 126 members, and growing world-wide; published two ground-breaking anthologies, changing the narrative of contemplative spirituality and centering people of color; structured a Board of Directors; offered learning circles and a supervisory peer group to our membership; and developed a state-of-the-art website, among other lesser accomplishments.

Now, we a trying to build our treasury to pay administrative costs, as well as provide an in-person retreat for our Board and to begin planning our first Network-wide gathering.

To do that, we need your cooperation by 1) paying your dues, which are just $25 per member; 2) consider giving an additional donation to help us accomplish our goals and live more fully into our vision; 3) visit our new website and register your name and pertinent information for our new online search engine for spiritual directors of color; 4) submit a blog article for posting on our blog spot; and 5) let other spiritual directors of color know we are here and encourage them to join us!

If there is a hardship reason you cannot pay dues, please just let me know confidentially, and we will waive your dues payment until you are able to pay.  However, in order to do that successfully, we need every member who can to pay their dues now and to give an additional donation if you can.  There will come a time when we will purge our list of non-dues-paying members who have not asked for relief for a valid reason.

If you have paid your dues at any time, we’d like to include your information on our search engine, but we cannot do that without your permission by completing the online registration for the member search.

Though we sometimes face obstacles and opposition, we know this Network is a gift of the Spirit we serve in our hospitality to others.  So, please join us in peace and goodwill, and perhaps there will one day be a new generation of spiritual directors of color to carry the mantel!

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

With gratitude and in peace,

Therese Taylor-Stinson
Founding Managing Member
Spiritual Directors of Color Network, Ltd.