About John Chandler

Consortio Dei is the spiritual direction practice of John Chandler. I offer spiritual direction from a Christian perspective with an emphasis on working with spiritual leaders in churches and faith based orgs.

My work with spiritual leaders is rooted in my own ministry and non-profit experience. Over 25 years, I served in diverse roles and settings...

...from intern to lead pastor...

...from leading teams in a large church to working bi-vocationally in a new church plant...

...both as a board member and a full-time employee in a non-profit...

My heart is to walk alongside spiritual leaders in their journey, offering direction through my experience and understanding of the unique pressures they face.

The Consortio Dei podcast is a companion to my practice. With my heart to walk alongside other leaders as they partner with God, the podcast serves as a public conversation for shared learning and formation.

I live on the desert edge of the Phoenix area with my wife, our three teenage/young adult children, and our rambunctious puppy.

Please contact me for a free discovery session if you would like to explore working together.


Certificate in Spiritual Direction -- Sustainable Faith
MA, Christian Studies -- The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
BA, Christian Leadership -- Hope International University

Additional Training

Companioning Others with the Enneagram - Enneagram coaching training through SFSAZ and Mosaic Formation
Pastoral Intelligence Cohort - through Shepherd’s Staff ministries


ESDA - Christ-Centered Spiritual Directors
Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona

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“Thank you for your thoughtfulness, your insight, and your good questions. I’ve consistently appreciated your perspectives and experiences; you engage with ideas, situations, and stories with great care and intention, showing how much you care. You bring a spaciousness to our conversations - one which God uses to bring about beautiful things.”

— JK