Next ESDA Annual Gathering
Franciscan Retreat Center  |  Phoenix, AZ
  January 27 - January 30, 2023

We Invite You to Join Us!

Testimonials from 2020

"The ESDA Gathering provided a great opportunity to meet and share with other Spiritual Directors. I learned so much from the speakers and other Directors that will enhance my direction skills."
"This was to me a drink from a cold sweet well! To be able to take off my “cross cultural” hat and just speak freely and listen and understand was amazing."
"It’s always special to be with a group of like-minded people that you don’t need to explain yourself and your career to. Continuing education is definitely a perk of ESDA."
"The ESDA gathering was a great time to make friends and learn from other spiritual directors. I enjoyed every minute."
"What an impactful time gathering with other Spiritual Directors from across the nation who share the same heart and language. It was a beautiful time of fellowship, learning, and sharing that renewed my heart and soul."

We are excited to return to the beautiful Franciscan Renewal Center in Phoenix, Arizona for our 2023 ESDA Gathering. The Franciscan is located in the heart of Paradise Valley, has easy access to Phoenix Sky Airport, and is about 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix.

  • What: ESDA's 2023 Gathering 
  • When: January 27 - January 30, 2023
  • Topic: To Be Announced

Joining again in person this year (2022) was a long awaited blessing! We will take a bit to unpack and process before digging into the planning stages for 2023! Please consider joining us for an experience of personal development, networking, and a retreat-in-community.

(NOTE: Registration for the 2023 ESDA Gathering opens on Wednesday, June 22, 2022)