Natalie Hendrickson

Job Titles


Natalie is an Adjunct Faculty member who teaches internship and spiritual formation courses for the seminary. She formerly served as the Director of Supervised Ministry and Student Assessment at Bethel Seminary San Diego.

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel Seminary - D.Min., 2018
  • Bethel Seminary - M.Div., 1998
  • San Diego State University - B.A. Applied Arts & Sciences, 1988


Since the early 1990's Natalie's work in church and academic settings has focused on the area of Christian spiritual formation. She has done adjunct teaching for Hope College (Holland, MI), Bethel College (San Diego, CA), and Bethel Seminary San Diego. In 1998 she was commissioned to write the spiritual formation curriculum for the Bethel College P.A.C.E. Christian Ministries program. She taught the course from 1998-1999 in the P.A.C.E. program at the San Diego campus, and her curriculum was used for a number of years at the St. Paul campus as well. In 2000 she began adjunct teaching in the area of spiritual formation at Bethel Seminary San Diego. In 2004 she joined the Supervised Ministry Department and added teaching field education, professional internship, and mentored leadership development courses. Natalie served as the Director of Supervised Ministry and Student Assessment at Bethel Seminary San Diego until its closing in 2019. She is currently an Adjunct Faculty member teaching for the seminary in internship and spiritual formation courses.

Courses Taught

BETHEL COLLEGE P.A.C.E. (San Diego campus)

CHM350 Personal Spiritual Formation


ML551-553DE Mentored Leadership Development

ML561-563DE Mentored Leadership Development

ML571-573DE Mentored Leadership Development

PM/CE 213 Personal Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (elective)

SP220 Refreshing the Soul: Spiritual Vitality Through Retreats (elective, co-taught)

SP510 Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation

TL551 Field Education Practicum

TL565A-D Professional Internship


Bethel Seminary, D.Min. Dissertation with Distinction, 2018

Bethel Seminary, Work With Purpose Faculty Idea Grant, 2015-2016

Bethel Seminary, Work With Purpose Faculty Idea Grant, Spring 2015

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1998


"Attentiveness," "Foster, Richard J. (1942-)," "Labyrinth," and "Willard, Dallas Albert (1935-)" in Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, Glen G. Scorgie, General Editor. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.

"Dallas Willard (1935-)" in Encyclopedia of Christian Literature. Edited by George Thomas Kurian and James D. Smith. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010.

Contributed 10 devotionals for November's "Jesus an Amazing Person" in Words of Hope Daily Reflections 2001. Edited by Paul E. Hostetter. Grand Rapids, MI: Words of Hope, October-December 2001.

Hobbies and Interests

Art and interior/exterior/garden design, vegetarian cooking, gardening, camping, hiking, and fly fishing


"Our soul is like an inner stream of water, which gives strength, direction, and harmony to every other element of our life. When that stream is as it should be, we are constantly refreshed and exuberant in all we do, because our soul itself is profusely rooted in the vastness of God and his kingdom, including nature; and all else within us is enlivened and directed by that stream." — Dallas Willard, Renovation of the Heart