Boni Piper, MS. Spiritual Formation Director, Faculty, graduate of Seattle Pacific University’s Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy program, has been a psychotherapist for over 20 years. She attended the Reformed Presbyterian seminary in PA, and is a graduate of the CFDM Spiritual Direction program. Boni is a Bible study leader, spiritual director and retreat speaker.
Reverend Terry Tripp Spiritual Guidance Director, Faculty, is an ordained pastor in the PCUSA Church. She served as Associate Pastor at BelPres for 12 years in the area of pastoral care and spiritual formation. She also has been a spiritual director for 12 years, having received her training through the CFDM ministry. She brings a depth of intimacy with God and herself as she teaches spiritual formation and guidance ministry as well as retreat speaking.
Margie Van Duzer, DMIN in Leadership and Spiritual Formation. Margie is a spiritual director, retreat teacher and adjunct professor of Spiritual Formation at SPU. She has been in the spiritual direction ministry for over twenty years where she has provided guidance to individuals, supervised spiritual directors and led in spiritual formation for individuals, groups and churches.
David Hicks. M.Div. Pastor, Spiritual Director, CFDM Faculty. David has been a Free Methodist pastor in the Pacific Northwest for the past 36 years. He currently serves as the Interim Sr. Pastor at First Free Methodist Church in Seattle, the campus church for Seattle Pacific University. He has served as a retreat leader, spiritual director, and pastor to pastors. David first went through the CFDM formation program in 2009 and has since served as faculty for both the formation and the direction programs. He lives in Snohomish with his wife of 38 years.
Gwen Shipley Spiritual Director. A former worship minister and jazz musician, Gwen now focuses on her ministry as a spiritual director, having participated in all of CFDM’s programs and training. She holds a B.S. in Social Sciences and Psychology which comes in handy living with her husband and three pets, and is immersed in family life with several grandchildren nearby. She currently serves as co-pastor at Buena First Baptist Church and volunteers at the food pantry, a ministry of East Valley Reformed Church.