Eldon E. Fry designed a Christian spiritual formation model for Messiah University, where he served as college pastor and an adjunct in family life studies and the graduate school for counseling. He served as manager of pastoral care for an international ministry and pastored three congregations. He is a certified spiritual director and has taught as an adjunct at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary; he currently mentors seminarians. He serves as faculty at Kairos School for Spiritual Formation and is the founder of Open Hands, a nonprofit providing spiritual direction. He is also the author of Growing Up Idaho and Spiritual Formation: Attention Along the Way. He lives with his wife, Ginger, near Mt. Holly Springs, Pennsylvania. They have two children and six grandchildren.