Adina Meyer

Adina Meyer is a longtime practitioner of Centering Prayer. She has been a member of several 12 Step programs and in a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer as an 11th Step practice. She is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity with a focus on spiritual direction at Portland Seminary.

Amelia Carroll

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

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

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

Ann Garrido is an Associate Professor of Homiletics at Aquinas Institute in St. Louis.  A popular speaker and author, Ann’s book Let’s Talk About Truth took a second place award from the Catholic Media Association in 2021.  For more about Ann, see her website:

Bee Jay Mar

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

Benedictine Sisters- Contact Sister Lucy Wynkoop at or call 360-438-2595

Beth Amsbary and Tamara Roberts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 and publication of her poem Mist, with the WA State Poet Laureate project, Poems 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

Christine Eberle is a retreat facilitator, public speaker, and author of Finding God in Ordinary Time.  A campus minister in higher education for 26 years, Christine’s passion is connecting spirituality, Scripture, and everyday life. Her next book, Finding God Abiding, will be published in June.  You can follow her at

Christine Valters Paintner

Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, REACE is the founder and director of, 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 17 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

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 Richardson

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

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

Debbie Carmody

Debbie Carmody has retired after 28 years in pastoral ministry at Good Shepherd Parish in Shawnee, KS. She has a Masters in Religious Education from Loyola-New Orleans. She and her husband just celebrated 50 years of marriage and they dream of one day staying in a treehouse.

Dmitri Andreyev

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

Dr Mary Pandiani and Sister Lucy Wynkoop are facilitators of Listening with the Spirit: A Formation Preparation to be a Spiritual Director.

Erin Durrett

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

Evan Clendenin

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

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 Higgins

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

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 C. and David M.

are longtime practitioners of Centering Prayer as an 11th Step Practice.

Gordon Coffey

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

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

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.

Jan Lawry

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

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

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  

Janet Rhodes

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

Janice Ariza is a Saint Martin’s graduate with an Interdisciplinary degree in history and religious studies. Currently, Janice works as the Spirituality Center Coordinator for St. Placid. As a participating member of The Washington Museum Association for 10 years, she observed the depth of creativity in humanity. She served as Board President of The Karshner Museum in Puyallup supporting the Arts through educational events.  Her interest is in the spirituality of the arts and how they replenish the soul through viewing, listening and experiencing is ongoing and an everyday part of her life.  

Janice Lawry

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.

Jeffrey King

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

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

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.

Joann Terranova, Sister Raphaela & JT Batsone

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

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

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.

Julian Cleary OSB

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

Julie A. Ferraro is a Benedictine Oblate of the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, Idaho, and serves as social media manager for the Benedictine Sisters, Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas. She also serves as secretary/treasurer of the American Benedictine Academy.

Karissa Thompson

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 MacInnis Kichline

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

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.

Kathryn Rickert

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

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

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

Kenneth Peterson is an Oblate of St. Placid Priory. A singer of chant, he wrote Prayer as Night Falls: Experiencing Compline in 2013.  He presented “Julian of Norwich and Christ’s Passion” in 2021, and has given programs previously at the Priory on Julian, compline, and the Liturgy of the Hours.  

Kimberly Crispeno

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.

Laura Swan, OSB

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

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; Renata and Walter Siegl

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.

Margaret D. McGee

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

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.

Marilyn Vancil

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

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 Kay Whitacre

Mary Kay Whitacre is the Associate Director of Sophia Spirituality Center – a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison KS. She also helps direct Sophia Center’s Souljourners’ Spiritual Direction Formation Program. She has over 45 years of experience in ministry, spiritual direction, and retreat work. She received her Doctor of Ministry from Seattle University in 2017, but her greatest teachers of awe and wonder are her two energetic and inquisitive grandsons.

Mary Solberg

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. 

Melissa Layer

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.

Monika Ellis, OSB

Sister Monika has used the Zentangle® method of drawing images for three years. Her images are used in greeting card designs, liturgical art and many other applications. She recently became a Certified Zentangle Teacher,(CZT), and is eager to share this with you.

Nickie Lynn

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.

Oasis Presenters

Monika Ellis, OSB Retreat and Spiritual Director Masters in Education   Raphaela Cady, OSB Retreat Leader Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies   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 Attorney at Law, Master of Science in Nursing   Anna-Camille Wooden, OSB Retreat Leader, Master of Education Commissioned…

Pamela Bradburn

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

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 Killen

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

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)

Paul W. Jacob (Jake) – – 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

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.

Raphaela Cady, OSB

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.

Reverend Tandi Rogers

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

Robin Harwood is interested in the intersection of spirituality, psychology, and the arts. She completed M.Div. and S.T.M. degrees from Yale Divinity School, and a PhD in developmental psychology from Yale University.  She is a lifelong lover of music, poetry, and other art forms.

Roy DeLeon, OblSB

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

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. 

Shemaiah Gonzalez

Shemaiah Gonzalez is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in America Magazine and U.S. Catholic, among other publications. Her latest book, “Brian Doyle: Finding God in the Ordinary, will be published by Liturgical Press in 2023. Shemaiah also writes a column for Northwest Catholic, ”God in the Ordinary,” which has been honored with the Catholic Press Award. She holds degrees in English Literature, Intercultural Ministry and Creative Nonfiction Writing. She thrives in moments where storytelling, art, literature, and faith collide.

Sherry Corsiglia

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

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 and Mary Pandiani

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 Lucy Wynkoop, OSB

Sister Lucy Wynkoop co-authored Lectio Divina: Contemplative Awakening and Awareness with Christine Valters Paintner.

Sister Monika Ellis

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.

Spiritual Directors

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Sr. Anna-Camille Wooden, OSB

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.

Sr. Lucy Wynkoop, OSB

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.

Sr. Raphaela Cady

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…

St. Placid Oblates and Sisters

Presenters: Oblates: Kathy Androes-Downes, Roy DeLeon, Marilyn Freeman, Susan Johnson,  Anna and Brian Peterson, Ken Peterson,  Kathryn Rickert Sisters:  Raphaela Cady, Julian Cleary, Monika Ellis, Anna-Camille Wooden, Lucy Wynkoop

Steve Reed, PhD

Steven Reed, PhD, has been a clinical psychologist in private practice in Bellevue, Washington for 35 years specializing in attachment disorders, trauma, and spirituality. Dr. Reed has also been a spiritual director working with SEEL of Puget Sound for 20 years. He is a senior faculty member with Masterson Institute in which he has taught international workshops and classes. He is published and has taught at the graduate level as well. His professional interests include: early attachment development, neurobiology, dissociative disorders, spirituality and dream work. Dr. Reed is married and has three adult children and two grandsons. His personal interests…

Steve Reiland

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

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

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

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

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.”