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Wes Johnson

Sr. Spiritual Director

Everett, WA

Dr. Wes Johnson serves as a Sr. Spiritual Director with Soul Shepherding and as a supervisor in the Spiritual Direction Training program. Wes served as a pastor in the Pacific Northwest for 38 years. He is the founder of the Awakenings Prayer Institute, which is dedicated to renewing the spiritual life through contemplative practice. He is the author of He Wakens Me, How To Pray When You Don’t Know What To Pray. He has taught at Bakke Graduate University, Seattle Bible College and in other churches and ministry organizations.

Wes and his wife Kathryn were drawn to Soul Shepherding when they received sabbatical coaching from Bill and Kristi Gaultiere in 2016. Wes became a certified Spiritual Director in 2020 after completing his training with Soul Shepherding and enjoys offering a listening heart to those he serves.

Wes holds a BA in English from Seattle Pacific University, a Master of Theology in Old Testament from Dallas Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership from Bakke Graduate University.

He and Kathryn live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where they enjoy walking and sharing life with close family and friends.

You can contact Wes at drwesjohnson@gmail.com.


  • Doctor of Ministry in Leadership Formation
  • Master’s of Theology
  • Certificate in Spiritual Direction, SS

Work Experience

  • Lead Pastor 38 years
  • Instructor:
    • Seattle Bible’s College
    • Bakke Graduate University
  • Facilitator and Coach Focusing Leaders Network
  • Founder and Executive Director Awakenings Prayer Institute

Types of Care

Soul Shepherding