Application and Nominations for the Position of Executive Director

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center (SITD) is inviting applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director. Rev. Richard Anderson leaves behind a rich legacy of growth and innovation at Spirit in the Desert. Under his leadership the retreat center built relationships with people from many walks of life: veterans, multi faith communities, and individuals seeking renewal and healing. Spirit in the Desert has a thriving and vital ministry.  As we define the leadership we need to take us into our future, we are eager to listen to stakeholders and friends as we listen to the Spirit’s voice.

A profile of the position can be accessed HERE.

An application form can be accessed HERE.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the completed application to Melissa Maxwell-Doherty at

Are there people who come to your mind who you believe might be called to this leadership position? If you would like to confidentially nominate a candidate for consideration, please contact Melissa Maxwell-Doherty at or by phone at 805-493-3330 with the candidate’s name and contact information.

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