Barbara Gulick

Spiritual Director

Spiritual Direction brings together a director and a directee on a regular basis, usually once a month, for an hour in person, on-line, or by phone, for the purpose of exploring and bringing to clarity the directee’s inner life journey.

A potential directee might seek out a spiritual director

  • To find a spiritual practice that nourishes and sustains

  • To explore a closer relationship with God

  • To develop a more conscious experience of the Holy in one’s daily life

  • To identify and trust one’s own experience of God

  • To share one’s hopes, struggles, and losses

  • To integrate spirituality into one’s daily life

  • To discern and make difficult choices

  • To develop a sensitivity for justice and concern for the marginalized

  • To live the essence of one’s spiritual affiliation with integrity

There is also group spiritual direction. Typically, a group of 6 -8 meets monthly with a spiritual director who facilitates the process. Peer discernment is a specialized form of group spiritual direction which focuses on one person and a small group of their peers, is facilitated by a spiritual director, and is usually completed in one day.

Barbara Gulick received a Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction from San Francisco Theological Seminary and was commissioned as a Minister of Spiritual Direction-at-Large in the United Church of Christ, both in 2008. In 2010 she was commissioned as Spiritual Director-in-Residence at Billings First Congregational United Church of Christ. She is now a member of First Church staff as Spiritual Director and a Member-in-Discernment (MID) for ordination to authorized ministry in the United Church of Christ. 

Barbara’s office hours at the church are Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon, and she is available for Spiritual Direction either in her church or home office by appointment. Contact her at or 406-661-4831 to schedule an appointment to see if spiritual direction is right for you. Suggested donation for spiritual direction is $30 - $50 per hour to Billings First Church, but any amount is appreciated.