ANSD AGM: 18 September 2021


To be held via Zoom during the ANSD Symposium 2021

To register email and Zoom ID will be sent to you.
5:00 pm (AEST) 4.30pm  SA Time, 3.00pm WA Time

ANSD AGM September  18, 2021

Ordinary business:
  1. Welcome
  2. Present
  3. Apologies
  4. Confirmation of Minutes of last AGM (2020)
  5. Receipt and consideration of Executive Report  (President’s Report)
  6. Receipt and consideration of Financial Report  (Treasurer’s Report)
  7. Other Reports
  • Brief Regional Reports (written and emailed to secretary)
  • Statutory Secretary (acknowledgment of Adrian Jones’ death)
8 Elections
  • Regional Representatives (at least 5) including new region, Riverina.
  • Statutory Secretary
  • Membership Committee (3 members not on Exec)
Nominations will be accepted from the floor of the meeting, however, prior consent must have been obtained from anyone nominated but not present at the AGM.
9. ANSD Conference 2022 -September 23-25, 2022
Perth, WA. Topic TBA

ANSD Symposium

September 17-19, 2021

Online registrations are open now.  Simply click on the link below to register.

There will be nine members presenting who will share their experience of their spiritual direction practice and what is rising for them.


Looking in the Mirror: Reflecting on an Australian Practice of Spiritual Direction Pamela Richardson and Denise Stephenson

Supervision and Ethical Integrity – Di Shearer, PhD, DMin.

God within as co-storyteller – Lucy Tierney, rsj

Untitled – Barry Donaghue

Queering Spiritual Direction – Trajectories for Spiritual Direction with and by LGBTIAQ+ people – Rev. Penny Jones

‘And yet…’ Two words that change the world – Cath Connelly, DMin

Transformative Trauma and Spiritual Direction – Lisa Coles

Accompanying the Lost Sheep: Spiritual Formation for Non-Conformists – Cathie Lambert

Exploring spirituality and dual processing of grief within key life transitions: listening for death and resurrection – Rachael Litchfield, DMin

There will be more details on the program following soon.

Rejuvenating Deep Talk Retreat – Carolyn Handley  @ St Josephs

Rejuvenating Deep Talk Retreat

Facilitated by Carolyn Handley  

5 June 2021

As a spiritual director, you generously offer a caring presence to those who come to you. Here is an opportunity to refill your own well.

Come and take time to slow down and listen for that “still, small voice” of the Holy Spirit as we reflect on Scripture, supported by being in community with others.

Come open to receiving the insights or inspiration you need to refill your well.  


More detail HERE


Looking Deeply: A contemplative approach to reconciliation – Dr Heather Thomson @ Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

Melbourne – 20 May 2021 – Conversations between cultures

Rev Glenn Loughrey: ”Conversations between cultures”

Rev Glenn Loughrey is a Wiradjuri man from NSW and a priest at St Oswald’s Anglican Church. He is an artist who
fuses Indigenous art styles with Western forms of storytelling. He often uses his art to reflect on the diversity of
Indigenous identity and it’s disconnect from the dominant culture. He explores his own journey of discovery to
reclaim the sense of country on a personal and community level.

Format:  Face to face  (10:00 – 2:00pm)

Thursday 20 May

Email Pamela for further information