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Wayne Anderson, a United Methodist pastor, retired, holds an MA in Counseling from Butler University, a Master of Divinity from Evangelical Seminary, Naperville, Illinois, a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Seminary, Chicago, Illinois and a certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Archdiocese of Louisville. He is endorsed by the National Association of Veterans Affairs Chaplains (NAVAC) and the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC).
Jay Bowling received his M.Div. from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the Baptist church. Jay served as an intern for The Merton Institute and is well versed in the spirituality of Thomas Merton.
Fr. Patrick W. Collins, Ph.D., is an outstanding author, preacher, musician and university professor. He senses that his principal vocation is to contemplative living—out of which his various ministries flow. In addition to numerous books and articles, Fr. Collins has produced forty-five TV programs, and a number of videos, among them Thomas Merton: Man, Monk, Myth with Music. Fr. Collins presents various kinds of retreats, missions, and workshops, including what he calls "spiritual concerts" which combine texts and tunes for spiritual insight and growth. This approach gives a feelingful dimension to the meaning of the words and connects head with heart, reason and imagination. He calls it "Music with a Message."
Fr. Daniel Coughlin
Read about Father Dan in last fall's issue of Contemplation and Action here.
Dr. Sharon Grant earned an STM in Sacred Theology and a doctorate in Ministry from Regis College in Toronto. She has most recently served as a hospital chaplain at a teaching hospital with a focus on ministry to cancer patients and as a coordinator of Spiritual Care at a community hospital with an emphasis on multi-faith spiritual care support.
David Hilton is a Kentucky native. His ministry experience includes missionary service in Malaysia and assignments in the United Methodist Church. Hospice chaplaincy and spiritual formation/direction are his current ministry focus. He presents spiritual care workshops. David describes himself as "an ecumenical Christian" with interest in interfaith spirituality and dialogue.
Rev. Mary Ann Koffenberger is an ordained Disciple of Christ clergy, Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor. She has degrees in Elementary Education, MA in Guidance & Counseling, and M.Div from Southern Baptist Seminary. Mary Ann is a certified Yoga instructor.
J. Patrick Mahon, Ph.D. is a member of Pax Christi USA, a teacher of non-violence and experienced retreat director.
Rusty C. Moe, graduate of United Theological Seminary, Butler University and the Gestalt Institutes of Indianapolis and Cleveland, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Indianapolis (www.rustymoe.com), and an instructor at Christian Theological Seminary and the Indianapolis Gestalt Institute. He has authored three books of poetry--Our Presence Together in Chaos, Where God Learns, and Way-Marks: New Poems--and a spiritual memoir, Bright Wild Stone: A Contemplative Journal of Roots That Shape a Life.
Theresa O'Bryan is a spiritual director and hospital chaplain. She was director of worship and music at Catholic parishes for over 25 years. Theresa has studied Celtic Spirituality and weaves it into her personal spirituality, and she shares it with those who come to her for direction. In March, 2013, she will complete a two-year intensive in the study & practice of the spirituality of dreams.
Kim Manley Ort has always loved taking photographs, but it wasn’t until she read about the life and work of photographer and activist Ansel Adams, that she started taking photography seriously. She studied at the Indianapolis Art Center and at workshops in New Mexico and New Brunswick where her instructor was Freeman Patterson. For Kim, photography is a spiritual practice. Her goals in presenting the retreat are twofold: to help others notice and appreciate the world as it is and to recover that sense of connection and interdependence with everyone and everything. You can see her work here.
Johnny Sears is an ordained Deacon at Midway Baptist Church in Midway, KY. His focus is in the areas of prayer and spiritual formation of young adults, ecumenical dialogue and institutional church renewal. Johnny is a graduate of the Academy for Spiritual Formation, married and father of two sons. Johnny is a student at the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky.
Terry Taylor is the Executive Director of Interfaith Paths to Peace, the leading organization in Louisville, Kentucky in hosting and sponsoring day-to-day inter-religious events. Each year his organization enjoys partnerships with more than one hundred schools, businesses, churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples. He is a working artist and committed social activist with graduate degrees in Journalism and Book Arts. His book, A Spirituality of Brokenness was published by Skylight Paths in April, 2009.
Phil Thomas lives in Louisville with his wife of 31 years, Harriet. They are members of St. Pius X Church in the Hikes Point neighborhood.
Deborah Wade brings a loving, open heart filled with welcome to her clients and retreat participants. As president of Healing of Self: Mind, Body, and Spirit, she is a healer and trained spiritual director. She knows that God is very present in her life and knows without a doubt that she rests in God's hands and heart and will never be let go.