Presenters


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Benedictine Sisters

Benedictine Sisters- Contact Sister Lucy Wynkoop at lucywynkoop@gmail.com or call 360-438-2595

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bob Delastrada & Charlotte Thompson

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. Charlotte Thompson is commissioned to present Centering Prayer by Contemplative Outreach.

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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.

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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.

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Cecily Markham

Cecily Markham’s chapbook, Sisters in Rain, won the seventh annual Women’s Words Award, published by Still Waters Poetry Press. The editor writes, Cecily’s poems are…”a courageous lyrical journey…brilliant language…the arresting power of hope.”

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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.

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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 https://waterpaths.org/

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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.

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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.

Gordon C. and David M.

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

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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.

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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.

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Jane Fleming

Jane Fleming, MPM is a Spiritual Director and Hospice Grief Counselor. Jane has spent the past 20 years working in hospice and end of life care. She is an experienced retreat facilitator and utilizes the creative process for spiritual growth.

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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: singingdeerhealing.com

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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.

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Janice Ariza

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Julie A. Ferraro

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.

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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.

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Kathleen Kichline

Kathleen MacInnis Kichline, M.Div., created a full series of Sisters in Tradition, which she led over three years at St. Thomas More Parish, Lynnwood, Washington. A follow up to her bible study, Sisters in Scripture, this series brings to life the stories of the foremothers of faith, accessing their own words and works. After many years of active parish ministry, Kathleen now serves as adjunct faculty at Seattle University and leads retreats both in person and online.

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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.

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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 Whideby Island.

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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.

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Kenneth Peterson

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.

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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.

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Lucy Wynkoop, OSB

Lucy Wynkoop, OSB has taught Appreciative Living, adapting Jackie Kelm’s Appreciative Living teachings for many years. Her Benedictine community of St. Placid Priory in Lacey, WA practices appreciative living.

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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.

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Margaret D. McGee

Margaret D. McGee is author of the spiritual memoir Stumbling Toward God: A Prodigal’s Return, and is an experienced facilitator of prose and poetry writing workshops.

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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.

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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.

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Melissa Layer

Melissa Layer, M.A., serves as a psychospiritual therapist and interfaith spiritual director. In support of wise (s)ageing and meaning-making in grief, loss, illness and transition, she utilizes expressive arts, curiosity and discovery of the extraordinary in the ordinary.

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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.

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Novice Camille Wooden

Camille Wooden has decades of experience teaching in public schools and as adjunct faculty at City University. She is an experienced workshop facilitator, improvisational theater actor and storyteller. She is a novice at St. Placid Priory.

Oasis Presenters

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   Joann Terranova Masters in Adult Christian Community Development Masters in Pastoral Studies   Lucy Wynkoop, OSB Retreat and Spiritual Director Master in Theology, concentration in Scripture Masters in Theology, concentration in Monastic Studies  

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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 ®.

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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.

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Paul Rietmann

Paul Rietmann is a retired Episcopal priest and spiritual director. He serves as assistant for contemplative ministries at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood, WA. Dedicated to the contemplative path, Paul is active in interfaith meditation and dialogue.

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Paul W. Jacob (Jake)

Jake has studied the contemplative and mystical traditions of world religions for over twenty years. This calling has led him to 30 countries and 48 states, and he shares his inquiry as an author, retreat facilitator, and college professor. Learn more about Jake at www.nomadicdevotion.com

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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.

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Robin Landsong and John Utter

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.

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Roy DeLeon

Roy DeLeon is an Oblate of St Placid, a professional graphic artist, and a spiritual director. He teaches Blessed Movements regularly at the Priory and in the Seattle area. He wrote and illustrated Praying with the Body: Bringing the Psalms to Life.

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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.

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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 has co-authored with Christine Valters Paintner Lectio Divina: Contemplative Awakening and Awareness and is very experienced in doing lectio sessions.

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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

<a href=”https://www.stplacid.org/spirituality-center/spiritual-directors/” target=”_blank” style=”color:#3399FF;”>Read about our Spiritual Directors and contact the one you feel most drawn to to schedule your session here</a>

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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”).

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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Tricia Burns

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.