Drew was trained in the art of spiritual direction at the Jesuit Center for Spiritual growth in rural Pennsylvania. He is a member of both the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and the Catholic Church. He was the founding director of Daybreak, an ecumenical house of prayer in Bendigo which ministered to many pilgrims over a decade. He has led numerous retreats, practiced spiritual direction for a quarter of a century and facilitated a number of one- and two-year spiritual formation programmes. Drew lives in a small intentional community in the Whipstick Forest north of Bendigo.