Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is a ministry of listening, where both you and the spiritual director seek the voice and presence of God.

Group Sessions

Come together with others to be still before God and acknowledge Him with the guidance of one of our spiritual directors.


Get away from schedules, demands, and pressures by taking a personalized spiritual retreat.

from founder Susan Johnson

Welcome to South Bay Soul Care!

As Jesus said, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

South Bay Soul Care exists to help you process life’s changing tides and how these changes can impact your relationship with God. Our seminary-trained, experienced spiritual directors create a safe place for you to consider, question, ponder, protest – all without judgment. 

Having someone “hold space” for you and be a companion in seasons of spiritual confusion, unknowing, or transition can create a welcoming environment for the Holy Spirit,our perfect counselor and guide, to bring clarity, wholeness, love and peace.

Regardless of what church you attend (or don’t attend), spiritual direction and other forms of soul care can be helpful ways to reconnect with your spiritual life.  They support any discipleship program, sermon series, or  Bible study.

When you have been heard, attended to and cared for – when you open yourself to the work of the Holy Spirit and are filled with His love – you will experience the refreshment of God’s living water  (John 7:37-39). 

Our Team

Meet our team of experienced spiritual directors, each trained at Talbot Theological Seminary.

To see God work in peoples' lives as they open to His grace and truth is my greatest joy. Exploring His unconditional love with others never gets old.

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Founder, Spiritual Director

As a spiritual director, I strive to care for the entire individual, focusing on how all aspects of life influence the ways we experience and relate with God.

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Spiritual Director

Being a spiritual director is a gift! I am grateful for the privilege of walking with people who are finding freedom in Christ through His love, presence and acceptance.

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Spiritual Director

He Said

Kevin was my spiritual director during my first two years of seminary and he was immensely helpful...I really appreciate spiritual direction for allowing a space to process and form an atmosphere of continual faithfulness to God, His Word and His calls for life.

Irwin N. Talbot seminary student, Youth Pastor at Renew Church OC

She Said

“The Lord has used Carol to reveal parts of my heart I couldn’t see clearly and to place in me a deeper desire for a life yielded to Christ. During our sessions, she consistently and beautifully exemplifies tuning into the Holy Spirit’s gentle voice, as she invites me to tune in as well."

Abigail Client

She Said

I've been meeting with Susan for 3 years now and it has truly become a place of refuge and renewal for me. She is uniquely gifted for this work and brings with her a deep well of wisdom and discernment.

Brittany Park Associate Pastor, Remembrance Church, Lomita, CA

She Said

So many theological concepts I thought I understood really came to life in my heart through my meetings with Nicole, and I continue to be amazed by how much I am still learning. I am so thankful and happy for this journey and for Nicole's wisdom, generosity and kindness in guiding me through it


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