Director

The Director of Contemplative Christianity Willunga is Tim Deslandes.
Tim is a Spiritual Director and a graduate of the Adelaide College of Divinity’s Spiritual Direction Formation Program. He is also a graduate of the Jesuit’s Arrupe program which formed him as a Giver of the Full Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola (According to the 19th Annotation). Tim is a member of the Ecumenical Spiritual Directors Association SA (ESDA).  He has more than 30 years of experience of Secondary Education, Youth Ministry, Family Therapy and Community Development.

In 2006 Tim founded Roy’s Retreat which is now an Incorporated Association with an independent Board of Management. Tim remains an ex-officio of the Roy’s Retreat Board. Contemplative Christianity Willunga is Tim’s own Spiritual Direction practice. Tim is a member of a monthly ESDA Peer Supervision Group and meets monthly with his own Spiritual Director.

Tim lives in Willunga with his wife of over 30 years and together they have 4 adult children. He loves being close to God’s creation and takes himself off to the wilderness of the Flinders Ranges at every opportunity.
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