Tom has offered retreats, courses, and presentations all over the world to churches, organizations and businesses. Equipping you with practical and spiritual tools is at the heart of every DeepWardly retreat. Tom will customize the retreat or presentation to specifically fit the needs of your community.
Tom Elliott is a certified spiritual director and the owner of DeepWardly, LLC. 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 business, startups, non-profit administration, public speaking, facilitating workshops, adult learning and training programs, and strategic planning and coaching. He is also the author of The Intimacy You Desire (click to see) and is currently finishing a second book, Becoming Wholehearted.
While his ministry takes him all over the world, Tom and his wife, Carmel, and their daughter, Brianna, call Sherwood, AR their home.
You don't have to serve as a spiritual director for long to realize that supervision is imperative! It helps you to remain completely free and conscious in your companionship with your directees. Tom will not only help you to process your spiritual direction experiences in supervision, but, as an expert in spiritual direction and the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola, he will also offer you insights into becoming a more effective director.
As a successful entrepreneur, Tom is sought out by business owners and entrepreneurs who desire to process through a new inspiration using Tom's innovative Interior Launch approach. He also helps business owners who want to provide their employees with practical tools for more meaningful work.
There are many different styles of spiritual direction. Tom is trained in the "evocative-contemplative" method, which means that you, as the directee, will do most of the talking during sessions. Tom's role will be to help evoke your experience of prayer and of God so that you can hear God's Spirit speaking through you about your relationship with God. It is very casual, peaceful, and contemplative (and often involves a cup of hot coffee or tea!).
Setting up a meeting with Tom or scheduling a retreat is very easy! Just email him at Tom@DeepWardly.com or call him at 501-478-5060.