Throughout history, Christian spirituality has had many shapes and forms. At its core essential, it describes how we live out what we most profoundly believe.


Richard Parrish and LuAnn Roberson attend to the spiritual care of others in various ways.


A trained spiritual director and supervisor, Richard listens attentively and cares deeply for those who are discovering – and living out – their faith.

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Richard is a seasoned pastor/leader and works with other pastors, churches, and Christian leaders as an encourager and mentor.


Attending to the care of our soul is crucial. Richard helps others (pastors, ministry teams, and church members) discover refreshment and to become attentive to God’s presence through teaching and retreat settings.




LuAnn Roberson

Associate Minister of Spiritual Care


As Associate Minister of Spiritual Care, LuAnn assists in the development of spiritual care through Discover Hope and offers Spiritual Direction.


“I am grateful for the combination of Catholic and Evangelical influence in my spiritual life; for the reverence and respect for the holiness of God, and for the in-depth Bible teaching I have received,” she says. “Yet the most amazing thing to me is that the God who made the universe – the world and everything in it – loves me and His desire is to be with me as I walk this life’s journey. To experience for myself and then share the love of God with others by accompanying them along the road is a lifelong privilege.  And to give God honor through the gift of music that serves His Word is the icing on the cake!”


LuAnn draws from her vast experience and credentials to support her focus on the care of both body and soul. Her years of service in the church and community settings include retreat worship leading, discipleship, mentoring, counseling, and lay chaplaincy. After receiving her degree in Nursing from Arizona State University, she has spent many years caring for the critically ill, the elderly, and those with breast cancer. She holds multiple certifications in Christian Counseling, Hope Coaching, Crisis Care, Critical and Neurological Nursing, and Breast Care Navigation.


LuAnn is a Flagstaff native, now living in Scottsdale with her husband, Mike. They have two daughters and three formerly homeless dogs. She enjoys coffee with a friend, exploring epitaphs in old cemeteries, and cooking without recipes.