Jeanette Banashak is Visiting Professor of Spiritual Direction. She is an educator, author, spiritual director, and retreat leader with an interfaith/interspiritual focus. She holds the Doctor of Philosophy and the Doctor of Education from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Dr. Banashak’s dissertation focused on the interrelationship between creativity and contemplation. A former professor of Ministry and Creativity, as well as Spanish, Jeanette is the co-founder and lead teacher of The Spiritual Guidance Training Institute, a forward thinking organization that provides education and certification in inter-religious and interspiritual direction (and PRIME partner of The Graduate Theological Foundation).