Todd Smiedendorf, MS, MDiv Life Coach / Spiritual Director

Todd brings a unique progressive Christian and spiritual director’s perspective to 4Gateways work and has even adapted this work into the CrossWork process to integrate images and stories from the Christ path to serve those who identify with it.

Todd says, “What I appreciate most about this process is its ability to encourage growth through a sabotage-proofing alignment of the various parts of ourselves and a shame-free understanding of our own stories.”

Todd works with men and women from any spiritual tradition (or none) on issues of relationship, personal direction, and spiritual growth. He has training in Shadow process and is a men’s retreat facilitator with the Men’s Leadership Alliance, a Boulder-based nonprofit organization ( that encourages soulful manhood in service of a more just, joyful, and sustainable world.

Todd earned a BA in Religious Studies from Albion College in his home state of Michigan, an MS from the University of Arizona in Exercise Science, and his Master of Divinity from The Iliff School of Theology. Ordained in the United Church of Christ (, he currently serves as Senior Minister of Washington Park United Church of Christ.