Class Members

Todd Barlow
Cheryl Kirchoff
Allison Kurpius
Bob Leitner
Sheri Loy
Cindy Mann
Kay Martin
Carolyn McDowell
Nancy McPherson
Ethlyn Mitchell
Ruth Owenby
Becky Poor
Terry Preis
Lisa Reese
Jill Rehn
Todd Rossnagel
Jen Rossnagel
Melissa Savario
Jon Seger
Pam Voelker
Russell Whitehead
Sue Wimberly
Liz Wyatt
Adrienne Zetty

Guest Speakers

Dr. Paul W. Chilcote
September 14-16, 2012
Paul W. Chilcote is Professor of Historical Theology and Wesleyan Studies and Director of the Center for Applied Wesleyan Studies at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. He has been involved in theological education on three Continents.

Dr. Chilcote previously served as Nippert Professor of Church History and Wesleyan Studies at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He has also taught as a visiting professor at Duke University Divinity School. He serves as a unit editor in The Works of John Wesley project, is President of The Charles Wesley Society, and enjoys a special relationship with Mt. Angel Abbey in Oregon as a Benedictine Oblate.

Chilcote is the author of fifteen books including: The Song Forever New, Praying in the Wesleyan Spirit, Recapturing the Wesleys’ Vision, Early Methodist Spirituality, and The Study of Evangelism.

Rev. Marjorie J. Thompson
January 18-20, 2013
Reverend Thompson has taught in The Upper Room’s Academy for Spiritual Formation and directed the foundational program for Stillpoint in Nashville, TN. In 1996, Marjorie took a full-time position with The Upper Room as Director of the Pathways Center for Spiritual Leadership, which is now called Pathways for Congregational Spirituality. She has served as chief architect of a major new resource in congregational spiritual formation called Companions in Christ. Marjorie has subsequently authored articles for other volumes in the Companions series. Marjorie has written many books including: Family, the Forming Center and Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life. Her writings have also appeared in Weavings Magazine, The Upper Room Disciplines, The Abingdon Preacher’s Annual, and A Reader’s Companion to Crossing the Threshold of Hope.

Dr. Dwight H. Judy
March 8-10, 2013
Dwight H. Judy, Ph.D., is Professor of Spiritual Formation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. He has guided retreats in spiritual formation practices since 1980 and was privileged to assist in developing the nationally recognized United Methodist Professional Certification in Spiritual Formation. He is a licensed psychologist and holds a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology.

Judy serves as an editor for Presence, the quarterly journal of Spiritual Directors International and has authored nine books including: Embracing God: Praying with Teresa of Avila, Christian Meditation and Inner Healing, Quest for the Mystical Christ: Awakening the Heart of Faith, Healing the Male Soul: Christianity and the Mythic Journey and Discerning Life Transitions.  Dr. Judy’s book: Transforming Congregational Life, was be the focus of the retreat.