Adina Meyer is in recovery from alcoholism as well as from an eating disorder. She is a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer which she has been practicing since the 1990s. She is the coordinator of the 12 Step outreach team for CONW.
Amelia Carroll works and studies in the healing arts professions as a counselor, chaplain, death educator, spiritual director, and interfaith celebrant. She creates celebrations and rituals honoring your stories and bringing meaning to your joys and sorrows.
Anatha Attar, M.A.C., is a certified Washington State Counselor specializing in creative and spiritual growth. She is a speaker, educator, artist and author of two books, as well as an avid traveler.
Angie Wolle, an ordained United Methodist pastor, serves as the Vice President for Mission Integration for Providence Health and Services. Angie has an M.Div, an M.A. in Organizational Psychology, and is certified in Spiritual Direction.
Ann Garrido is Associate Professor of Homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO and the author of several books forpastoral ministers including Redeeming Administration (2013), Redeeming Conflict (2016), and her most recent publication, Let’s Talk About Truth (2020). You can learn more about Ann at anngarrido.com
Bee Jay Mar has been using visual cues in personal devotions for many years. Her grab-n-go worship focus is simple and elegant. She takes delight in creating worship focus centers for group meetings as well.
Benedictine Sisters- Contact Sister Lucy Wynkoop at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-438-2595
Beth Amsbary and Tamara Roberts are a teaching team. Tamara is a spiritual director, therapist and minister in the United Church of Christ. Beth is a storyteller, song leader, and weaver of community experiences. Together they explore spirit through creative pathways.
Beth Prevo holds two degrees from Seattle University: a Master’s in Education and a Master’s in Pastoral Studies. She considers herself to be a lifelong learner and seeker of God.
Betsey Beckman, MM is the founder of The Dancing Word, a ministry of dance, storytelling, spiritual direction, retreats and video artistry. She directs the Movement Ministry at her home parish, St. Patrick in Seattle, and works closely with Abbey of the Arts to create contemplative embodiment resources.
Bob Delastrada is commissioned to present Centering Prayer by Contemplative Outreach. He graduated from the Christos Center for Spiritual Direction and Formation, and recieved the Master’s degree in Theology and Spirituality from St. Catherine’s College.
Bob Delastrada is commissioned to present Centering Prayer by Contemplative Outreach. He graduated from the Christos Center for Spiritual Direction and Formation, and received the Master’s degree in Theology and Spirituality from St. Catherine’s College.
C. Susan Davis is a licensed mental health counselor, a certified sage-ing leader in Sage-ingR International, has a Gerontology certificate from Worcester State College in Massachusetts, an MA in Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University in Washington, is a minister in the Seminary of Spiritual Peacemaking, a graduate of the school Terrain of Essence and currently studying to be a practitioner in this school. Susan facilitates lively discussions and uses exercises designed to encourage inner exploration and movement toward Wholeness.
Cathy Raymond is an artist and a spiritual director. She uses art in its many wonderful forms to explore the depth of the heart through individual and group spiritual direction and through faith-based retreats.
Cecily Markham is a national award-winning poet, painter, art installation and performance artist, and integrated arts educator. Cecily has presented poetry programs and arts presentations across Washington State and bi-coastally with other venues in California and Virginia. In May of 2020, Cecily had her art installation, Bride In The Wilderness, and painting, Playing with Light, published with https://avant-garde-art.com/art-under-quarantine and publication of her poem Mist, with the WA State Poet Laureate project, Poems to Lean On-https://wapoetlaureate.org/poetry-to-lean-on/. *A previous participant of one of Cecily’s poetry programs writes, “… it was magical. Deeply moving and transformative, so creative!”
Christine Eberle is a Philadelphia-based retreat facilitator and public speaker, and the author of Finding God in Ordinary Time: Daily Meditations. A campus minister in higher education for 26 years, Christine’s passion is connecting Scripture, spirituality, and everyday life. https://christine-marie-eberle.com/
Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, REACE is the founder and director of AbbeyoftheArts.com, a virtual monastery and global community exploring contemplative practice, creative expression, and ways to nourish an earth-cherishing consciousness. She is a poet, spiritual director, teacher, pilgrimage guide, and author of 16 books on spirituality and the arts including two collections of poetry. Christine has lived on the west coast of Ireland since 2012 with her husband John. She is a Benedictine oblate with the St. Placid Priory community.
Chuck Ramey is a lay priest in the Soto Zen tradition of Buddhism. He is the primary teacher at the South Sound Zen Center based in Tacoma. Chuck is affiliated with the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center in Northern California.
Darcie A. Richardson, Ph. D. is a Personal Life Coach with an expertise in Depth Psychological Practices. She conducts workshops, speaking engagements and maintains a private practice in Olympia, WA.
David Robinson is a pastor in Cannon Beach, Oregon, and a Benedictine Oblate of Mount Angel Abbey. He is the author of seven books on Christian spirituality, including Cloud Devotion: Through the Year with The Cloud of Unknowing (Paraclete Press, 2020). To learn more about David, please visit his website https://waterpaths.org/
Dmitri Andreyev was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and came to the United States in 1991 to study traditional iconography under his father, Vladislav Andrejev, master iconographer and founder of the Prosopon School of Iconology. While living in New York City, Dmitri established the Prosopon School New York City Studio. As an instructor of the school, he regularly leads iconography workshops around the country.
Dr Mary Pandiani and Sister Lucy Wynkoop are facilitators of Listening with the Spirit: A Formation Preparation to be a Spiritual Director.
A cantor, chant specialist, and Director of Music Ministries and the “Explore Celtic Spirituality”series at Church of the Holy Spirit (Episcopal) on Vashon Island, Erin brings her love and knowledge of mythic Ireland, sacred and poetic text, and music to this workshop. Visit Jane and Erin at chantsandplants.com
Evan Clendenin is a priest in the Episcopal church, currently offering ministry on supply and interim bases, and through teaching, land-stewardship and craft work. He has served in urban, small town and rural settings. Prayer and scripture study are among his favorite things to teach.
Evelyn Wemhoff is a presenter of retreats and workshops at Shalom at the Monastery in Mt. Angel, Oregon that offers personal and spiritual growth programs. She is a spiritual director, retired licensed counselor, and was formerly director of WomanSpirit Center in the Seattle area that offered programs for women seeking to develop their lives. She has led Intensive Journal Programs for more than 30 years.
Fr. Damian of Holy Transfiguration Monastery has been painting icons for his own monastery and for churches and homes around the world for the last 27 years. He began teaching the process at the request of those who felt drawn to the depth and beauty of an art form and wanted to understand more about the spirituality and theology.
Gloria Kempton is an online and Seattle writing coach, the author of eleven books and hundreds of stories and essays, and a former book and magazine editor. She’s currently the Catholic Chaplain at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, WA and a writing instructor teaching The Hero’s Journey to incarcerated veterans at the Regional Justice Center in Kent, WA.
Gordon Coffey is a recovered alcoholic and drug addict with over 40 years of sobriety. He has been practicing Centering Prayer for 35 years; he is a founding member of Contemplative Outreach Northwest and a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer.
Jamie Deering is a long-time leader of contemplation groups and retreats inspiring times of quiet that lead to deep reflection and contemplative action in the world. She particularly values curiosity in sitting in life’s questions. Through spiritual coaching and service in the community, she seeks with others to create a wiser kinder world. She brings her 30+ years of contemplative practice to our time together.
Jan Alkire has led retreats in parishes and at spirituality centers including The Priory Spirituality Center. She is the author of five books including her newest one: Seeking Christ Through Friendship.
After pursuing my studies in psychology, I taught and did research in several universities across the country. My experiences in and out of the classroom with children, adolescents, creative adults, and wise elders led me to appreciate the many parallels in our creative, psychological, and spiritual development. In recent years, I’ve been pursuing my own forms of creative expression through writing and art. My workshops are intended to help others see how their spiritual longings and creative expression often come from the same wellspring.
Jane Fleming, MPM, is a Spiritual Director/Grief and Loss Counselor. Jane has served in hospice and end-of-life care for the past 26 years, and is a spiritual director in Seattle. She is an experienced retreat facilitator and utilizes art and the creative process to promote spiritual growth and awareness.
Jane Valencia is a herbalist, nature instructor, and harper-storyteller. Jane loves helping others discover the wisdom, beauty, and practical knowledge for health and wellness found within medieval and folk healing traditions.Visit Jane and Erin at chantsandplants.com
Janet Rhodes, an inspiring teacher, has been studying and teaching non-violent communication (NVC) and Bible for many years. She has presented other classes at the Priory such as Finding Yourself in Transition.
Janice Ariza is a Saint Martin’s graduate and was a participating member of The Washington Museum Association for 10 years. She also served as Board President of The Karshner Museum in Puyallup. She has a lifelong interest in the spirituality of art.
Janice Lawry is a developmental psychologist whose workshops use writing and other means of creative expression as tools for personal exploration and transformation. Her work brings to light the parallels in our psychological, creative, and spiritual growth throughout our lives.
Jeff King is an Enneagram coach and trainer. He operates Transmuto, Inc., a nonprofit whose mission is to promote personal development and spiritual formation, utilizing the wisdom of the Enneagram. He also hosts the podcast, Nine Lives with Jeff King. Jeff has years of pastoral ministry experience and is nearing completion of his teaching certification with the Narrative Enneagram organization.
Jerry DeVore is a licensed psychologist, a graduate of Robert Moss’s dream master training, an approved consultant in clinical hypnotherapy and a board certified biofeedback therapist. He has a regular meditation practice and facilitates dream work for personal growth.
Joann Terranova is an experienced Catechist and adult Formation Leader for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. The exploration of the power of stories and how they shape our lives is a theme that resonates in her life. Joann has a Masters in Adult Christian Community Development as well as a Masters in Pastoral Studies.
The facilitators for the day have life experience from each corner of the adoption triangle. JT Batsone placed a child for adoption, Sister Raphaela was placed for adoption as an infant, and Joann Terranova received 2 sons into her family through adoption. In addition each has a connection with Benedictine spirituality and the value of hospitality
Jodi Kilcup, Ph.D., Director of Development for Mount Angel Abbey, has been a Benedictine oblate since 2004. A trained facilitator and mediator, she offers retreats for monasteries, nonprofits, church groups, universities and boards.
Joseli Alves-Dunkerson is a psychotherapist and a spiritual director who works with personal and spiritual development. In her personal life, she has struggled with living the road of forgiveness, a journey similar to that of many of us.
Sr Julian Cleary is a Benedictine Sister of St Placid Priory in Lacey, Washington. Along with Sr Lucy Wynkoop, she shares the position of Vocation Director. Sr Julian has served on the Seattle Archdiocesan Religious Vocation Committee for several years. In addition, she serves as a Member Area Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest region in the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC). Sr Julian’s background as an attorney, nurse practitioner, and teacher broadens her vision of what Vocation can look like.
Julie A. Ferraro is a writer and journalist, currently serving as a volunteer at the Priory Spirituality Center after spending a number of years as a full-time volunteer with various religious communities across the U.S.
Karissa Thompson discovered the power of conflict management and the value it brought to others through her career as a corporate manager. Her goal is to help others understand and appreciate the unique differences God has created in each of us.
Kathleen Kichline, M.Div., is a scripture scholar, author, teacher and retreat leader, a pastoral associate of many years who has also served as adjunct faculty at Seattle University. Much of her ministry is now available online through Sisters in Scripture. She is a frequent and popular presenter at St. Placid Priory.
Kathleen P. Perkins, PhD is an author, teacher, and therapist. During her tenure in academe she incorporated spirit/spiritually in the body/mind paradigm of social work and psychology. She now utilizes spiritually-based writing to help others find peace in life’s wounds.
Inspired by the challenging depths of biblical spirituality in both the Old Testament and New Testament, Kathryn is a teacher, musician, liturgist, cook, theological artist, grandmother, and lover of Creation. She lives on Whidbey Island.
Kathy Androes-Downes, OblSB is a Benedictine oblate with St. Placid community, retired collaborative mechanical engineer now keeping company with Icons as a prayerful gazer and iconography practice-ioner.
Kayce Stevens Hughlett, , MA LMHC, is an author, tender, and artist of being alive. Her 2019 memoir, SoulStroller: experiencing the weight, whispers & wings of the world, won the prestigious Nautilus Book award for personal growth. Co-creator of SoulStrolling – a movement for mindfulness in motion – and creator of the SoulStrolling Inspiration Deck, Kayce is a member of Abbey of the Arts Wisdom Council and co-leader of Awakening the Creative Spirit.
Kenneth Peterson is an Oblate of St. Placid Priory. He has a Master’s Degree in Music History, and has sung for more than fifty years with the Compline Choir at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle. His book Prayer as Night Falls: Experiencing Compline was published in 2015. He presented “A Musical Journey in Faith with Julian of Norwich” at the Priory in 2019.
Kimberly Crispeno serves as a spiritual director and retreat leader through Renewal Ministries Northwest. She delights in helping others become more intentional about and present to the particularities of their own lives.
Sr. Laura Swan, OSB, is a writer and spiritual director, who also serves her community as Formation Director. She is the author of numerous books, including The Forgotten Desert Mothers and The Wisdom of the Beguines.
Laura Tenisci is an Oblate with St. Placid Priory. She has a bachelor degree in nursing and master’s degree in Pastoral Studies from Seattle University. She has facilitated several retreats and classes on spiritual topics. Simplicity is her current focus.
Lucy Wynkoop, OSB is a Benedictine who daily practices living from the heart. She has an MA in Theology with a concentration in Monastic Studies.
Lucy Wynkoop, OSB is a retreat and spiritual director, and has received formal art education. Renata Siegl pursues her hobbies of ceramics, watercolors and paper cutting (Scherenschnitte) after having retired from teaching kindergarten and having raised four children with her husband Walter. She studied in Vienna, Austria and San Antonio College in Walnut, California. Walter Siegl is a retired architect and teacher who enjoys the endless possibilities of creating ceramics in the serene setting of his and Renata’s home studio.
Author of “Haiku – The Sacred Art: A Spiritual Practice in 3 lines”, Margaret D. McGee writes books about being alive in the cosmos, paying attention, and making connections. She is an experienced presenter and teacher, and a lay preacher and liturgist at her home parish, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Townsend, Washington.
Marilyn Freeman is a media artist, writer and spiritual director. Inspired by lectio divina, Marilyn combines her creative and spiritual practices in CinemaDivina® — her growing body of short films made through and for contemplative practice. Her films and video essays are shared in spirituality centers and galleries, on literary sites and at film festivals. Marilyn is a Benedictine Oblate at St. Placid Priory in Lacey, Washington, a community with which she has been involved for more than a dozen years. https://marilynfreeman.com/
Marilyn Vancil is the author of Self to Lose – Self to Find: A Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types. She is a trained spiritual director, life coach, and Certified Enneagram Professional in the Narrative Tradition. She facilitates introductory and advanced workshops on the Enneagram for individuals and couples.
Mary Franklin is in formation as Benedictine monastic with St. Placid Priory. While exploring the wisdom of mystics from many paths on her own journey, she has experience facilitating and supporting individuals and groups in discovering their connection to the Holy Spirit through encouragement of values that honor care for our Creator’s creation; empowerment as co-creators in building a more just and equitable society; and ways to expand healing and forgiveness in our world.
Mary Solberg is a commissioned Centering Prayer teacher and a 2016 sendee of the Living School, studying with Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault and James Finley.
Listening deeply with the ear of her heart, Melissa Layer, MA, LMHC serves as a psychospiritual therapist and interspiritual companion. She encourages exploration of how Sacred Mystery breathes in our lives, often utilizing expressive arts, cultivating curiosity, and beholding the extraordinary in everyday ordinary life.
Nickie Lynn is a Spiritual Director who looks for ways to help others find and define the story of their journey back to the One Great Love from which their journey began. She uses everyday tools to help seekers gain a deeper understanding of their spiritual journey.
Monika Ellis, OSB Retreat and Spiritual Director Masters in Education Therese Gonneville, OSB Retreat and Spiritual Director Masters in Pastoral Theology Mary Giles Mailhot, OSB Retreat and Spiritual Director Masters in Religious Studies Laura Swan, OSB Retreat and Spiritual Director Masters in Theological Studies Masters in Church Ministry & Renewal Lucy Wynkoop, OSB Retreat and Spiritual Director Master in Theology, concentration in Scripture Masters in Theology, concentration in Monastic Studies Julian Cleary. OSB Retreat and Spiritual Director Intern Attorney at Law, Master of Science in Nursing Anna-Camille Wooden, OSB Retreat Leader, Master of Education…
Pamela Bradburn brings years of joyfully practicing SoulCollage ®. She has a MA in Transforming Spirituality and a Spiritual Director certificate. She looks forward to introducing you to SoulCollage ®.
Pamela Hunter is a Lutheran pastor from Forks, WA, calligrapher and book artist. She has been journaling for over a decade, and makes her journals by the process that she will share with you.
Patricia O’Connell Killen, professor of religion, emerita, and Humanities Division faculty fellow at Pacific Lutheran University, has led workshops on theological reflection in the U.S., Ireland, and Canada. Currently she is exploring how people identify and draw on wisdom traditions in coming to understand their lives and events in our time.
Paul Rietmann is a retired Episcopal priest, spiritual director, retreat leader and commissioned Centering Prayer presenter. Dedicated to the contemplative path, Paul is active in interfaith meditation and dialogue.
Paul W. Jacob (Jake) – www.nomadicdevotion.com – is an author, college professor, scholar of world religions, and a contemplative guide. His intensive study of the contemplative and mystical traditions of world religions has led him to 30 countries and 48 states. He facilitates contemplative retreats and leads spiritual formation groups at centers throughout the United States. *100% of the facilitator’s share of the proceeds from this retreat will go to “Feed The Way”, an organization co-founded by Jake and his wife that provides Care Bags, sandwiches, warm clothes, and companionship to our homeless brothers and sisters. Thus, by your presence at this retreat, you are…
Paz Vital tiene una Maestría en Teología con concentración en Ministerio Hispano. Ella ha dirigido retiros en parroquias y centros de retiro. Paz Vital has a Masters in Theology with a concentration in Hispanic Ministry. She has led retreats in parishes and retreat centers.
Sr. Raphaela Cady is a member of the Oblate team who engages the twelve steps of humility as found in Chapter 7 of the Rule of Benedict as a way of journeying into greater personal wholeness and consciously offering of self to her community and beyond as a by-product of living the Benedictine Rule.
is a spiritual director, ordained clergy member, and credentialed Religious Educator in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. While Tandi comes from the UU tradition, this circle will work out of the Priory’s ecumenical tradition.
Robin Harwood is interested in the intersection of spirituality, psychology, and the arts. She completed an MDiv before going on for her PhD in developmental psychology. She is a lifelong lover of music, poetry, and other art forms.
Robin Aisha Landsong had two Near-Death Experiences at age eight during the Rhodesian War in 1977. This experience opened her into being a visual artist, writer, Health Intuitive, Craniosacral Therapist, and Medicine Singer. www.RobinLandsong.com John Utter is a Certified Life Coach, has trained as an Enlightenment Intensive Master. He is a former recording artist with BMG, and offers Medicine Singing with his wife Robin. His personal involvement and research into mystical experience spans over 25 years.
Roy DeLeon, OblSB is Benedictine oblate with St Placid, a trained spiritual director, a visual artist, author and illustrator of Praying with the Body, and illustrator for The Pope’s Cat series.
Ruth Hoenick is a Spiritual Companion facilitating retreats throughout the United States. She journeys with many working through life’s challenges and issues in workshops, retreats and one-on-one guidance. Ruth received her Spiritual Guidance Certification at the Siena Retreat Center in Racine WI, and holds a Masters Degree in Education. She is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh and retreat coordinator. Her gifts of respectful listening and honest presence to individuals who desire courageous exploration of their sacred stories are beautifully represented throughout the presentations.
Sherry Corsiglia is a Professional Life Work Synergy Coach Sherry who has worked for a Fortune 500 company and taught wellness classes for over 20 years. She holds a Project Management Masters of Science and an International Relations Bachelors of Science. Sherry is a published contributor to several Project Management textbooks and enjoys mountaineering, sailing, yoga, meditation, and partnering with clients to achieve healthy life energy management.
Silvia Behrend, D.Min, M. Div., is a Certified Archetypal Pattern Analyst in private practice in Olympia, WA. Her interest has focused on using the transformational power of art in secular and religious institutions, based on subject-centered pedagogy, depth psychology and a theology of relationship and creativity.
Sister Lucy Wynkoop, OSB, prepared for being a spiritual director and supervisor at Mercy Center. Previously, she received two MAs with concentrations in Scripture and Monastic Studies. As a Benedictine she has been shaped and formed in prayer and community. She strives to help others become a community of listening, loving, receptive, contemplative participants as they do their inner formation to become spiritual directors. Since 1992 she has provided spirituality formation programs and has invited others to do so at The Priory Spirituality Center. Mary Pandiani, D.Min., MA, C.S.D. is a spiritual director, personal/professional development coach, and an instructor for…
Sister Monika, a member of St. Placid Priory since 1971, is a spiritual director, musician and artist. She is an enthusiastic teacher who loves to pass on what she knows about craft.
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Sister Anna-Camille Wooden left the school system to enter the monastery after 40 years of public-school teaching. As a member of the St. Placid Community, she is the Oblate Director, a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer through Contemplative Outreach. works in the priory archives and makes sure the bird feeders are full.
Sister Lucy Wynkoop co-authored Lectio Divina: Contemplative Awakening and Awareness with Christine Valters Paintner.
Sr. Raphaela Cady is a member of the Oblate team who engages the twelve steps of humility as found in Chapter 7 of the Rule of Benedict as a way of journeying into greater personal wholeness and consciously offering of self to her community and beyond as a by-product of living the Benedictine Rule. She enjoys creating through the use of different forms of media to help people encounter the Rule and the Divine Spirit through the many ways that God has given the human form to receive knowing. She is a gifted Zoom technician and in creating encounters through…
Steve Reiland is a Chaplain, a Spiritual Director, and a Tai Chi Instructor. He teaches tai chi for holistic wellness and as a spiritual practice (e.g., “Dancing with the Divine”).
Susan Bosse, BFA, MA is a Plein Air artist who paints oil landscapes during warm weather. She paints with ink in her home studio during cold weather. She is a member of several local art organizations and actively participating in art exhibits.
Suzy Petty is the founder of Good Grief, a program designed to provide emotional and spiritual encouragement to widows and wives of husbands on their final journey. She has a heart for addressing the needs around her including accompanying hospice patients, feeding the homeless, visiting the sick, and leading prayer groups.
Terry Jones D.Min. is the author of The Elder Within (2001) and Elder: A spiritual alternative to being elderly. Jones is eighty one, has six children and eleven grandchildren. Jones is past Elder Chairman of the ManKind Project and past board member of Sageing International.
Therese Gonneville, OSB, is a spiritual director and leads retreats at St. Placid Priory. “I journey with others with a listening heart, especially with loss and grief, healing of the inner child, and the desire for reconciliation to God, others, and self.”
Tricia Burns has worked in parish ministry throughout her life. She has facilitated scripture and faith sharing groups for over 20 years. Tricia has a Masters in Pastoral Ministry from Seattle University and is in Formation at St. Placid Priory.