Catherine C. Tran

Catherine Tran began exploring spiritual ideas in her childhood. As a young adult, contemplative practices shaped her experience and directed her thoughts about the mystery of God. Currently, she is a spiritual guide for individuals and groups in various Faith traditions. Catherine received her Master of Divinity in 1994 and MA in Theology in 1995. In 1998, she earned a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Shalem Institute. Catherine is co-pastor at Grace Church in Buena Vista, CO. She is an accomplished pianist, and enjoys gardening, sewing, furniture finishing, baking, providing hospitality, and making a comfortable home in the mountains west of Denver. She met her husband in high school and they have been married since 1979. They have two children.


Sandra Hughes Boyd

Sandy Boyd grew up in southwest Iowa and lived in many places before settling in Colorado twenty five years ago. Her varied occupations over a lengthy career range from professional librarian to Episcopal Priest to seminary/university teacher. Recently she came to see her calling to be working with groups and writing about that process. Thus her involvement with congregational groups in discerning ministries was a gift for her. In that endeavor she concluded that the Prayer Model and Spiritual Discovery Method deserved a wider audience. She hopes that readers will find this book as enriching as have so many who have already experienced the wisdom it hands along.