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Susan Snyder

Sr. Coach, Sr. Spiritual Director

Laguna Beach, CA

Susan serves with Soul Shepherding as a Spiritual Director and Enneagram Coach.

She has been a practicing physician for the last 30 years and has been serving in various ministries for the past 25 years. In the last 9 years Susan has been serving at Newsong Church in Santa Ana, California as a coach, teacher and inner healing minister with the Sola Dei Healing Prayer Ministry and Encouraging Word Prayer Ministry.

Susan was introduced to the Soul Shepherding Institute after meeting with Kristi Gaultiere for spiritual direction. The Institute has been a huge part of her own inner healing journey since then. Susan’s years of experience in inner healing ministry were enriched by her training at Soul Shepherding’s Spiritual Direction Training program. She enjoys incorporating inner healing prayer into spiritual direction and seeing how this helps her clients experience deep and lasting change.

Susan and her husband live in Orange Country, California and have 2 grown children.


  • MD. Doctor of Medicine
  • Certificate in Spiritual direction (SS)
  • Sola Dei Healing prayer
  • Basic and advanced SOZO healing prayer ministry
  • Dream interpretation
  • Enneagram coaching (SS)

Work Experience

  • 12 years as a coach and minister for Sola Dei healing prayer ministry
  • 10 years as a coach for Encouraging Prayer ministry
  • SS Spiritual direction group supervisor.


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