It would be rude not to introduce ourselves. We are Fran Francis and Kris Telfer. We found we shared a bit of a thing about contemplation, poetry, art, God and souls so after training as spiritual directors with sgm.org.nz a few years back we started Solace together. A reason to create more retreats and contemplative loveliness than you can poke a stick at!  We’ve been crafting workshops and retreats for the enjoyment of others since 2008. The best bit is meeting personally for spiritual direction conversations with people brave enough to explore what’s going on with them and God. Curious? To connect with us or book a session click here.


Meet Fran

Meet Fran

Fran Francis

Fran has a Masters in Ministry and  20+ years experience in local church pastoral ministry with her husband, Vic Francis. As a spiritual director she works in Leader Care for the Vineyard Movement internationally and here in New Zealand. With Vic, she is involved in international mission for the Vineyard (eating delicious ethnic food for Jesus). She has four adult children and can get boring talking about them. She trained as a spiritual director in 2008/09 and has also trained in Inter-active Drawing Therapy. She loves God, laughing, conversation, cake and she is ace at sitting and reading.

Meet Kris

Meet Kris

Kris Telfer

Kris has a nursing vocation and has been a nurse since they had to wear funny hats and white shoes. She works at Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. She is involved in The Walk to Emmaus spiritual renewal ministry in New Zealand and also Faith Community nurses. When she's not doing these things, she's taking photos, going for walks and thinking things up with Fran.