Rev. Dr. Duke Ison (he/him) is a retired United Methodist Elder who has had a 40-year serving appointment in the Western North Carolina Conference of the UMC. Duke has graduated from the Haden Institute’s Spiritual Direction Program and has served as a mentor. He has participated in Dream Conferences and in Group Spiritual Direction work with Haden. Duke says he loves the community at Haden and appreciates its diversity which he gives credit to pushing his spiritual boundaries. Presently, his enjoyment rests with his retired life.