careDirector, CFDM-Southern California 

Care Crawford

Care Crawford, Director of our CFDM Affiliate in Southern California, has served as Pastor of Congregational Life at Bel Air Presbyterian Church for 25+ years.  She is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, where she holds both Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees.

At Bel Air Pres, Care oversees the Women’s Ministries, all the church-wide special events including church retreats and camps, and shepherds inquirers and candidates under care as they move toward ordained ministry.  In addition, Care is currently Moderator of the Presbytery of the Pacific and is active in the wider ministries of her denomination.

Care is a frequent speaker at retreats and events and leads training & equipping seminars with churches, Presbyteries, and other organizations in areas of pastoral care, grief and loss, and spiritual formation.

She is a trained Spiritual Director through CFDM and has a passion for people to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ.In her involvement through CFDM, and in her passion for Christian formation & spiritual direction, Care feels she has “come home” to that place in ministry where she is most effective and where she most belongs.  She continues in spiritual direction and supervision for her own growth and accountability.  She is married to Stephen Madaris and they live on the Westside of Los Angeles

Spiritual Direction

The Los Angeles  Regional Network of CFDM is composed of men and women who want to be part of the Network and who are already Directors or are in training to be Directors.

CFDM-Los Angeles is working with graduates of the Certificate Program in Christian Formation & Spiritual Direction offered by CFDM, as well as graduates of other training programs, to provide ongoing supervision, evaluation, referral, and continuing partnership for spiritual directors.

For information regarding training, joining the network, or referral to a qualified Director, contact the Regional Coordinator.

Local Events

Various events are planned and resources made available by the Network in response to requests and needs in the region. For additional information regarding quiet days, spiritual formation events and weekend retreats, contact the Regional Coordinator.

Current Training

Dates for our next training, beginning in January 2018, are now set.  Download the information packet, and/or the Application Packet below.

Info sheet [Word]  Info sheet APPLICATION [pdf]