WIVS Associate Spiritual Directors

The work of spiritual directors Cindy Neely and Eileen Chwalibog is highlighted in this issue of Thema, “Listening When Everything Turns to Dust”. Click here for a complete list of WVIS Associate Spiritual Directors.

Cynthia ​(Cindy) ​A Neely ​BSN,​ MS​. Spiritual Director

Cindy is a Christian laywoman, married, mother, grandmother, and retired nurse leader and healthcare administrator. Cindy received her BSN from WVU in 1972 and her MS in Child Development and Family Resources in 1978. She taught as an instructor for the WVU School of Nursing with a specialty in mental health. She then served as the Vice President of Women and Children’s Hospital and the Chief Quality Officer for Charleston Area Medical Center until her retirement.

Cindy now devotes herself to the ministry of spiritual direction. She defines her spiritual direction practice as accompanying those seeking healing and integration of body, mind, and spirit in order to live from their authentic self the full gospel of their life. Cindy is a cancer survivor. Cindy feels particularly called to accompany those who are survivors of trauma, suffering from physical and mental illness, and those seeking to maintain faithful relationships, including parents of LGBTQ+ children who are struggling with coming to terms with their children’s sexual identity/orientation.

Cindy offers individual and group spiritual direction (in person, FaceTime, Zoom), Ignatian silent-directed retreats, and the 19th Annotation Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life. Cindy also serves as faculty for WVIS and the North Carolina Institute for Spiritual Direction and Formation. Cindy lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband Ed.

Cindy is a certified supervisor for individuals offering group spiritual direction programs and a supervisor intern for individuals offering individual spiritual direction and/or the 19th Annotation in Daily Life.

Chapel Hill,North Carolina


Eileen Chwalibog, BA, Associate Spiritual Director

Eileen is a spiritual director with 20 years’ experience. Her ministry includes walking with women who are in the 2nd half of life who are looking for “something more,” or who are wondering about what’s next in their life. Eileen also works with individuals in recovery.

Eileen offers individual spiritual direction, (in person and via FaceTime), Ignatian silent directed retreats, and the 19th Annotation Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life.

Huntington,West Virginia