Dr. Wes Johnson serves as a Sr. Spiritual Director with Soul Shepherding and as a supervisor in the Spiritual Direction Training program. Wes has served as pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Everett, WA since 1993. 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.