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Paul Rhoads


Executive Director

Paul pastored on the staff of a large church in Long Beach, CA for eighteen years. His ministry experience includes children, college and adult ministry, evangelism and discipleship, and finally chief of staff. For the past almost eighteen years Paul served with CRM (Church Resource Ministries), an interdenominational mission agency focused on leadership development for the Church worldwide. Once again he served in a variety of roles, most recently as Executive Vice-President in charge of ...

Morris Dirks


Founding Director

Morris founded SoulFormation in 2006.  Leading up to that Morris spent the first decade of his ministry in youth work. He then pastored two churches over 18 years. One was filled with the joy of significant growth in attendance and influence in the community. The other flourished as well but, along side of the growth, there were challenges that brought deep disappointment and emotional pain. Through it all, Morris truly understands the highs and lows of ministry.   As a result, Morris felt led ...

Rita Nussli


Associate Staff

Rita served as the Executive Director of New Horizons Ministries in Seattle WA for 22 years before joining the SoulFormation team. Under her leadership New Horizons became recognized as a model of what multicultural ministry to homeless and street involved youth can become. Over the years Rita’s calling was to lead the development of an effective organization that grew to 24 paid staff and 200 volunteers with a subsequent passion for the spiritual development of those leaders. God called her ...

Bill Zuelke


Associate Staff

Bill is a Spiritual Director, life coach, and an associate staff member of SoulFormation. He provides spiritual direction, adult education, retreats, workshops, supervision, and consultations for churches, social agencies, and individuals through his private practice.

Bill has a degree in philosophy from Gonzaga University (1976) an M.Div. from Boston College (1981) and an M.S. in pastoral counseling from Loyola University, Baltimore (1985). He was a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) ...

David Wilkinson


Associate Staff


Dave Wilkinson lives in Spokane, Washington with Kristy and their three mostly adult children. Along with being a spiritual director he is the founding pastor of a church called The Porch where he has served since 2005. Before that he was a youth pastor in Albany, Oregon and then in Spokane. He holds a Masters in Education in Counseling from Whitworth University. Dave enjoys providing spiritual direction and creating retreats where people can experience God in community and quiet. He ...

Denise Jubber


Associate Staff

Denise has been involved in Christian ministry for over 30 years.  In the 1990’s she pastored on the staff of a rural church and has since served as ministry director in several churches. She has worked with people across the lifespan and from all socio-economic class, but always with a focus on spiritual formation and inner wholeness.

Denise’s bi-vocational career includes working in the financial services sector for 20+ years, most recently from 2012-2015 at Hawes Financial Group as the ...

Denise Johnson


Executive Assistant

Denise has been serving administratively with SoulFormation since 2010.  She brings 30 years of administrative experience in the corporate world as well as the local church.  She finds this role beautifully combines her administrative skills and love of people.  (She’d do this job for free, but don’t tell Paul!)

Denise lives in Vancouver, WA with her husband, Rich, and two nearly-grown sons.   She and Rich transplanted from the Midwest as newlyweds and enjoy traveling to visit family who are ...

SoulFormation Board of Directors


Dave Zollner, Board Chairperson / Retired Vice President, US Bank / Portland, OR
Tim Barton / Lead Pastor, Canby Alliance Church / Canby, OR
Adrianna Carr / Dir. of Dev., Sisters of the Holy Names & Mary’s Woods / Marylhurst, OR
Don Rhodes / Sr. Mgr. Business Development, Rohm Semiconductor / Portland, OR