As a millennial faith leader, Rev. Jen brings particular wisdom and insight into our conversations around justice work and self-care. She finds inspiration from her deep connection with past generations of resilient women and shares her radical hope for the future.
Unpack the simple practice of centering prayer, which transformed Rich’s life when he started in 2014. Through sitting in stillness, he’s learned how to better connect with his true self. And rest in the pure presence of God without any obstacles. Rich shares what he’s learned to support others in creating a sustainable practice.
In 2014, Mary was ordained a Roman Catholic Womenpriest. She founded the Holy Family Inclusive Catholic Community in Springfield, IL for folks who love their Catholic faith, but not the man-made institution. All are welcome, and Mary guides them in new ways to pray to God that are nourishing and life-giving.
Intimately connecting with the natural world can rewire our souls and bodies, teach us about the nature of God, and show a new path to liberation for all. Eileen brings her life experiences as a gay woman, a justice advocate, and an ordained UCC pastor to her new ministry of accompanying others to listen, learn, and heal in the wild.
Being regenerative is putting life at the center of every action and decision. Kelly changed her life by connecting deeply with her body’s innate ability to regenerate. She discovered the more subtle aspects of healing, particularly around food, emotions, and the nervous system. Then she began leaning into new ways to connect and live more harmoniously with the natural world.
With more than 35 years of nursing experience, Gregory has a pretty good sense of what healthcare looks like. But he’s engaged in an initiative to move healthcare outside the walls of the system. He shares a passion for working with individuals across the community to identify strategies to live the healthiest life possible.
The Mindful Gratitude author explains how to cultivate a thankfulness mindset. She encourages us to express gratitude every day, not just to ourselves but also to our loved ones. Even when life is not going so great, she stresses how important it is to pause and look for the good things all around us.