Peter Bentley

Lecturer In Spirituality and Spiritual Direction


Peter is the Spiritual Formation Coordinator at the WellSpring Spirituality Centre in Ashburton, and lecturer in Spirituality with Whitley College and through the University of Divinity. He is passionate about cultivating our inner spiritual life, the ministry of spiritual direction and the academic formation journey of spiritual directors and people in ministry.

After ministering for 11 years as an ordained Baptist minister in various parishes, Peter pursued his passion of Spirituality and Spiritual Direction. It started with a Grad Dip, which led to a Masters and resulted in a PHD examining spiritual direction formation and its particular approach to learning has led to a growing number of academic formation subjects.

Peter has vocationally worked with spirituality as the Director of WellSpring, lecturing on Spiritual Direction and Spirituality and coordinating the WellSpring team that supports those in spiritual direction formation. Peter also runs retreats and workshops with a particular interest in the Arts and the Enneagram. Peter is married with three adult daughters and one grandson.





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