“The desert, like Kanuga, is a place of incubation.
In these special places… and other thin places, dreams and contact with the collective
unconscious are incubated.” 
 — Bob Haden


Mark RitchiePresident

Mark Ritchie is a spiritual director, life coach, non-profit advisor, owner of StillPoint Retreat, and cultural traveler. After much soul searching and a healing dream, he left his CEO career to pursue a call to lay ministry centered on finding purpose and meaning.
He is a graduate of the Haden Institute in both the Spiritual Direction Training and Dream Work Training courses and has served as a Mentor in Spiritual Direction since 2010.

Pat BarnettVice President 

Pat Barnett has served as a healthcare provider and a nurse-attorney with over 30 years working in direct patient care as a psychiatric nurse, in nonprofit associations, and in the Biotech/ Pharmaceutical industry impacting health policy through advocating for organizations, nurses and patients. She works with cross-functional teams within for-profit and not-for-profit organizations as well as across public, private and nonprofit organization teams to meet the needs of the organizations and those they serve. She has initiated and led legislative and regulatory initiatives in for profit and not-for profit settings to improve patient care and access to needed therapies. Currently Pat is growing her practice in Spiritual Direction and Reiki practices using the skills she has learned in various settings to enhance the spiritual and physical well being of individuals and organizations.

Lee-Ann Jaykus —Secretary 

Lee-Ann Jaykus, Ph.D. is a William Neal Reynolds Distiguished Professor in the Dept. of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Services at NC State University . Her research is in food microbiology, with specific interest in microbial food safety.She graduated from the Haden Institute Spiritual Direction Program in 2018 and the Dream Work Training Program in 2020.  

John Rowe—Treasurer 

Dr. John B. Rowe is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, since 1978. He has practiced pastoral counseling and psychotherapy since 1989. A Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Dr. Rowe is also licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Professional Counselor (LPC). In 1990, Dr. Rowe received his Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Wake Forest University, and in 2006, he received his doctorate in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. An Approved Supervisor in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Dr. Rowe enjoys mentoring graduate students and others seeking to become counselors and psychotherapists.  

The Haden Institute, founded in 1994, offers Spiritual Direction and Dream Worker training and certification for professionals and non-professionals. Haden Institute courses are unique in that they are grounded in the dynamic interrelationship between Jungian psychology and the historical traditions of spiritual direction.


The Institute has grown since its inception, and there are now over 300 graduates representing many states, provinces, and even overseas countries. Graduates incorporate this training into their personal lives and in their ministries and professions with many choosing to establish a private practice.


Even with this steady growth, the Haden Foundation believes that a greater diversity in the make-up of the student body would greatly enhance the learning experience currently being provided by the Institute. 

The academic curriculum already draws from a wide variety of belief systems, both Eastern and Western. By broadening the ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity of the student body, we see a golden opportunity to enrich and deepen the quality of this unique learning community.


The vision of the Haden Foundation is to create a scholarship fund that will enable us to fulfill our mission of providing financial support to spiritual direction and dream worker students in need, regardless of their ethnic origin, gender, religion, race, age, or professional vocation. By cultivating a more diverse learning community, we will also be able to extend and deepen the reach of the Haden Institute into a greater variety of local communities in this country and throughout the world.

Enhancing growth and Diversity  
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Haden Foundation, Inc. is qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal ID EIN # 82-1000469.
Contributions to Haden Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Financial information about this organization and a copy
of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.