Jo Ann Kunz
Program Director for the Master of Arts in Leadership Formation
Professor of Spiritual Formation and Leadership
B.A., University of Connecticut; M.A., Chestnut Hill College
This is what the Lord says: Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. – Jeremiah 6:16
Jo Ann’s life, calling, teaching, and ministry is a response to this biblical invitation
- to intentionally inhabit the intersections of life
- to develop clarity of spiritual sight and discernment, and the courage to act on that clear discernment
- to recover ancient ways of knowing and following God with one’s whole mind, heart, soul, and strength
- and to experience the fullness of God’s shalom, personally and interpersonally, as a result.
Jo Ann has attempted to walk in these ancient paths in many ways: by serving for eighteen years as senior pastor of a vibrant, innovative nondenominational church? as a spiritual director in private practice who also teaches, trains, and mentors other spiritual directors in a nationally-recognized spiritual direction training program? as a seminary and university instructor who seeks to integrate the heads and hearts, bodies and souls, of her students? and as a retreat facilitator and academic and special event presenter in varied church, parachurch, and educational learning environments.
Additional information: Senior Pastor, Hosanna! A Fellowship of Christians, Lititz, PA; Adjunct instructor, School of Leadership and Development, Campolo College, Eastern University; Dean/Faculty (Deepening Year for Direction Ministries) and Staff Member (Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Guides), Oasis Ministries; Spiritual director; retreat facilitator, special event presenter. Published, Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion: Prophets, Priests, and Kings: Re-Imagining Ancient Metaphors of Diffused Leadership for the Twenty-first Century Organization. Member of Spiritual Directors International.