Tom Elliott is a certified spiritual director and the owner of DeepWardly Spiritual Direction Services. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Saint Meinrad College and a Masters of Divinity from Notre Dame in New Orleans. Tom completed a three-year training program in spiritual direction from the Institute of Priestly Formation at Creighton University. He also received supervision training in spiritual direction from the Sophia Spirituality Center. He is a member of Spiritual Directors International and has been offering spiritual direction and retreats for twenty years.

Throughout his life, Tom has been blessed with opportunities to teach, counsel, write, minister, lead retreats and provide spiritual direction. He also has experience in non-profit administration, public speaking, facilitating workshops, adult learning and training programs, and strategic planning and consulting. 

As part of his ministry at DeepWardly, Tom offers one-on-one spiritual direction to eighty men and women throughout the United States and other countries. Uniquely, half of his directees are ministers and trained spiritual directors. Ministering to those who minister is an important part of his mission.

In addition to spiritual direction, Tom offers retreats and presentations on various aspects of spirituality and prayer. He is also the author of the book, The Intimacy You Desire (click to purchase), and is currently writing a new book, Rekindle Your Life's Passion.

Tom and his wife live in a suburb of Little Rock, however, his ministry takes him around the country and the world. 

About Tom

As your spiritual director, I am committed to spending quantity and quality time in personal prayer each day, regularly meeting with my spiritual director, participating in ongoing supervision for my spiritual direction practice, and praying for all of my directees. I am also committed to ongoing education and formation in my field. I believe in being hospitable, kind, caring, empathetic, gentle and accepting to my directees and to everyone I meet. My desire is to be a good companion for you and God on your spiritual journey.

In addition to my passion for prayer and spirituality, I enjoy reading, photography, music, and bicycling.


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