Meet Our Spiritual Directors: A Free Ministry of Vineyard Church

Becky Mecredy

Becky is a wife, mother, grandmother and practicing physician. She has a passion for walking alongside Christian brothers and sisters to help them discover and see the working of God in their lives. She has a master’s degree in Christian Ministry from Liberty University, a certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith’s School of Spiritual Direction, completed Renovaré Institute certificate program for Spiritual Formation in 2023, and is an active member of Spiritual Directors International and Vineyard Church of Augusta. 

Bob Garrett

Bob Garrett earned his certificate in spiritual direction from Sustainable Faith’s School of Spiritual Direction in 2020. But his spiritual journey began when he received the baptism of the Holy Spirit in 1973. In 1976 he and his wife, Sue, moved to Augusta, Georgia from San Antonio, Texas to become part of Alleluia Community. Bob and Sue have five children, six grandchildren and are members of the Vineyard Church of Augusta. He now serves as the Overall Coordinator of the Alleluia Community. He’s spent many years investing in the kingdom as Outreach Coordinator and Head of Music Outreach for Alleluia, has led worship for numerous national and regional Charismatic conferences, both Catholic and Protestant. He has also been involved in training, equipping and deploying young worship leaders. Bob serves as moderator for the South Augusta Pastors Alliance, is the moderator for the Augusta Community citywide prayer breakfast, serves as the Secretary/Treasurer the Charismatic Leaders Fellowship, and serves on the Committee Service Team for the North American Network of Charismatic Covenant Communities. He is also a regular participant in the “Gathering of the Holy Spirit” in Rome and serves on its leadership committee.

Cheryl Jones

Cheryl experiences spiritual direction as a privileged relationship of accompanying others on their journey toward deeper relationship with self, with others and with the Divine. Her personal journey with Christ includes marriage, motherhood, serving others as an educator and worshiper, and seeking God’s perfect plan for her life. In 2020 she completed a two-year certification with Sustainable Faith’s School of Spiritual Direction and in 2023 completed her Certification to be a Director for Sustainable Faith School of Ignatian Spirituality 19th Annotation. She has flexible scheduling on weekdays and evenings both in person and over Zoom. 

Craig Johnson

Craig is grateful for the changes that Spiritual Direction brought to all aspects of his own life and wants to share that opportunity with others. Craig is a husband, father of three, and grandfather of six. He graduated from Sustainable Faith’s School for Spiritual Direction in 2019 and Vineyard Institute in 2014. He is a chemical engineer working as a Risk Manager at SRS. He is an active member of Vineyard Church of Augusta serving as a spiritual director, trail guide, small group leader, and in the spiritual formation ministry.

Donna Johnson

As a Spiritual Director, Donna wants to accompany fellow Christian in seeking more of God and discovering more of God’s love for them personally. Donna is a wife, mother of three adult children and grandmother of six.  She graduated from Sustainable Faith’s School for Spiritual Direction in 2019.  She is a CPA working for a Certified Public Accounting firm in Evans.  She is an active member of Vineyard Church of Augusta serving as a Spiritual Director and Trail Guide for the Vineyard Church Growth Pathway.

Sue Garrett

Sue offers spiritual direction because she understands what it takes to maintain a continually deepening relationship with God through the many seasons of life and discipleship. She desires to assist others in the process of awareness of His love, involvement, and presence in their daily routines as well as their decisions and relationships. She is a wife, mother of five, and grandmother of six. She graduated from Sustainable Faith’s School for Spiritual Direction in 2020. She is a faithful member of Vineyard Church of Augusta and the Alleluia Community serving as a spiritual director, connect team
member, small group leader, and in the spiritual formation ministry. Though she wouldn’t admit it, she’s a mystic and a servant-leader for
those learning to live a more contemplative life.

Spiritual Directors with Private Practices

Michelle Bauer

Michelle has the privilege of accompanying ministry leaders, pastors and cross-cultural missionaries as they move past facts about God into relationship with God. She has been married to Chris for over 25 years and is mom to three sons. She has a Master’s degree in Spiritual Formation and Leadership from Spring Arbor University and a certificate in spiritual direction and supervision from Sustainable Faith’s School of Spiritual Direction.

Angela Otero

Angela is a wife, mother of two, and the pastor of Discipleship & Spiritual Formation at Vineyard Church of Augusta. She and her husband co-planted and co-pastored a Vineyard church for 13 years, and now enjoys a more contemplative pace, with time for gardening and full family life. She graduated from Sustainable Faith’s School for Spiritual Direction in 2020 and is a member of Spiritual Directors International and Flourishing Leaders practitioners group.