Eldon Fry, DMin
- D.Min. in Pastoral Counseling, Graduate Theological Foundation.
- M.A. in Human Development and Family Studies, Kansas State University.
- B.A. in Religion, Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
- Certificate in Spiritual Direction through the Kairos School of Spiritual Formation.
- Prepare/Enrich Certified – Relationship Inventory.
- Ordained through the Wesleyan Church.
- Spiritual Direction.
- Spiritual Formation.
- Spiritual Coaching.
- Pastoral Care and Counseling.
- Marriage and Family Issues.
Eldon has a passion to help others experience the practices of spiritual formation and grow in experiencing intimacy with God through the ministry of professional Christian coaching.
Eldon grew up in a very rural context of the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho. He is an ordained minister that has earned a Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling. Eldon served most of his life in interdenominational contexts. He has taught Spiritual Formation in the graduate counseling program at Messiah College and designed a Christian Spiritual Formation model for the college. Eldon retired from Messiah College June 1, 2014 and currently provides international spiritual direction and faith coaching for pastors and leaders of seven denominations through a ministry he founded in 2013 called Open Hands. He provides leadership for denominational leaders, pastors, church leadership teams, congregations and pastor retreats. He trained in spiritual formation and spiritual direction at the Kairos Center for Spiritual Formation and Shalem in the D.C. area and has led Sabbath Space for Kairos and serves as an adjunct at Fresno Pacific Seminary. He has pastored three growing congregations and has served as a year-long interim at two churches. He is a published author of the book, Growing Up Idaho and is currently working on a book entitled, Mountain Spirituality and blogs each week on insights from everyday life.
Eldon and Ginger have been married for over 50 years. They have two children and six grandchildren with whom they have great fun. They recently moved into a cabin on two acres of white oak trees near Mt. Holly Springs, PA.