Meet Our Team Of Spiritual Directors


Gail Pitt Dovehouse

Gail Worsham Pitt - Founder, Spiritual Director

Gail Worsham Pitt has been a follower of Jesus since 1972, and has a great desire to work with those who long to know Jesus and grow in relationship with Him. She has been a spiritual director since 2003 and a therapist in private practice over the last 27 years. She has a Masters in counseling from the University of Pennsylvania at Shippensburg and a Masters in Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University. She holds a certificate in Spiritual Direction from The Jesuit Center in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. Gail works with individuals, small groups, and church staffs in spiritual direction, spiritual direction groups and directed silent retreats. She has led many people over the last 8 years through the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life, and began a three year training program for those who are called to the ministry of Ignatian Spiritual Direction in 2015. She lives in Nashville, TN and is the mother of four adult children, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law and has five grandsons and one granddaughter, and twin grandchildren due in October.


Kathy Koellein Dovehouse

Kathy Koellein - Spiritual Director

Kathy is a lover of Jesus, a wife and a mom of three lively boys. She loves long walks, good conversation, time on the porch, a cozy fire and homemade ice cream. Her interests include health and wellness, good food and all kinds of people. Kathy holds a Certificate of Spiritual Direction through Dovehouse Ministries in Nashville, TN. Over the past ten years Kathy has lead Quiet Days for her church and spiritual direction groups, silent retreats and individual spiritual direction for Dovehouse Ministries. It is Kathy’s joy and passion to journey with women in their spiritual walk and to witness people becoming alive to themselves and to Jesus, and all the ways He is loving them.


Anne Dobbs Dovehouse

Anne Dobbs - Spiritual Director

Anne Dobbs is a Spiritual Director, an Ordained Minister of Pastoral Care and a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor. She was trained in Ignatian Spiritual Direction by Gail Pitt with Dovehouse Ministries. She was trained and licensed as a Christian Counselor with the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling and the National Christian Counselors Association. She received her M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University and her B.A. in Psychology from Southern Methodist University.
Anne is the founder and director of Living Mosaic Ministries, a ministry which offers counseling and spiritual direction to individuals and groups of all kinds. She also works for Dovehouse Ministries where she helps lead directed silent retreats, spiritual direction groups as well as individuals.
In addition, Anne uses her knowledge of the enneagram, the discernment of spirits, and 12-Step Recovery Programs in working with others. She regularly attends spiritual direction groups, directed silent retreats and works with her own spiritual director and counselor in order to continue to attend to her own healing and spiritual growth.
Anne lives in Nashville, TN; is married and has 4 children. She is passionate about creating safe spaces for people who are seeking to grow deeper in their relationship with God.
“I believe God created me to enter fully into relationship with Him and to come to know Him so intimately that I see myself as he sees me. In turn, as I build relationships with others, I can point them toward their Creator who longs to love, heal, and transform them in personal ways.”


Jerome Regan Dovehouse

Jerome D. Regan - Spiritual Director

Jerome, ‘Jerry’ Regan has been involved in promoting life changes for those in his sphere of influence since his late teens. He and his family spent twenty years working cross culturally in the Philippine Islands, primarily among two indigenous people groups. The primary focus of his work consisted of training leaders from within the people groups with whom he and his family lived. He assisted with the facilitation of a translation revision of the New Testament in a local dialect as well as providing daily medical care and introducing a new agricultural technique for farming on upland sloping farm lands.

While living in Manila, Jerry assisted in introducing and facilitating a ‘Marriage and Family Counseling’ course in a local Seminary. Both Jerry and his wife, Frances, enjoyed growing a thriving and helpful counseling practice during their years in Manila.

In addition to Marriage and Family counseling, Jerry was trained as a Certified Hope Alive Counselor at Mt. Joy College in Victoria, BC, Canada. He is on the Board of Humanility, a 501c3 which focuses on bringing love, value, and individual potential to those disenfranchised by poverty, slavery, and injustice.

He received his undergraduate degree from Union Theological Seminary, Manila and his MTS from St. Meinrad School of Theology, and he earned his certificate of Ignation Spiritual Direction through Dovehouse Ministries.

Jerry leads people through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in Daily Life, is an instructor for Dovehouse, with Frances leads a group of people who are living a rule of life together from Advent to Advent, and offers individual spiritual direction and directed silent retreat. He owns and operates his own business, Regan Decorating in Nashville, TN. Jerry and Frances have three daughters, two sons-in-law and 6 grandchildren all living in the Nashville area.


Frances Regan Dovehouse

Frances Regan - Spiritual Director

Frances grew up in a Christian home and at the age of 19 met two women who changed the direction and focus of her life forever. It was at this time, through the influence of these women, that she came to know a personal relationship with the Lord. Her passion and desires from that day forward have been to help others come to know the Lord and to help them grow in their faith.

She and her husband have spent 20 years working cross-culturally in the Philippines, as church planters, primarily with two indigenous people groups. While there, she assisted her husband in the work and homeschooled two of their daughters while living in the tribe. Later their third daughter was born in Manila during the throes of the Revolution. In the latter years of their work in the Philippines, she along with her husband assisted and interned in a Marriage and Family Counseling program at Alliance Biblical Seminary in Manila.

Since returning home from the Philippines, she has been involved in 12 Step Recovery Programs, Stephen Ministry, Women’s Prison Ministry, and RCIA. Frances holds two certificates in Spiritual Direction from David Lipscomb University and Dovehouse Ministries.

She and her husband live in Nashville. They have three lovely daughters and six grandchildren. Frances works full time at a Law Firm in Franklin, TN and has been a Spiritual Director since 2012.