Board 2021

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Chair: Kathe Rhinesmith

Florida & Vermont

Kathe is a former association executive, teacher, trainer and conference presenter. Her interest in the labyrinth was inspired by a visit to Grace Cathedral in 2006. She took the Facilitator Training in Chartres, France with Lauren Artress in 2011 and in 2016 at Chartres, became a Veriditas Certified Advanced Facilitator. In addition to facilitating workshops and labyrinth walks regularly in her community in both Florida and Vermont, Kathe’s joy continues to reside in facilitating the building of labyrinths. She is currently working on a community labyrinth for Stowe, Vermont and has facilitated the building of Chartres style labyrinths in Chatham, MA, Naples, FL and on the campus of her Alma Mater, Ohio Wesleyan University. A member of the Board of Directors of Veriditas since 2015, Kathe currently serves as Board Chair.

Brighid Fitzgibbon


Brighid has been a teacher for over 20 years working with students of all ages in a wide variety of instructional settings.  She currently teaches English and History at Credo High, a public Waldorf high school in Sonoma County, where she lives with her family.    She has shared her knowledge of and appreciation for the labyrinth as a tool for contemplation and connection with high school and university students, as well as helping to develop a community labyrinth initiative in Sonoma County.

During the summer of 2018, Brighid worked in the Veriditas office as an intern as part of her graduate studies in Humanities at Dominican University of California. She has served as a small-group leader in Chartres and at the Women’s Dream Quest.  She recently completed Advanced Facilitator Training.

Council Liaison:
Twylla Alexander

Conway, Arkansas and Portland, Maine

Twylla Alexander is a Veriditas-certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator and author of the book, Labyrinth Journeys ~ 50 States, 51 Stories. As part of her own personal journey, Twylla walked an outdoor labyrinth in every state in the U. S. and interviewed its creator – all women. She facilitates labyrinth walks and leads labyrinth retreats, providing the space and time for women to explore their own personal journeys. Her children’s book, The Power of Bread, was published in  January, 2021. A retired speech-language pathologist and elementary school teacher, Twylla and her husband, Drew, have lived and worked on four continents. They currently divide their time between homes in Conway, Arkansas and Portland, Maine.

Nancy Van Fleet


Nancy is a Veriditas Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator and works with people of all ages in classes, retreats and programs to present the labyrinth and walks with them in the mystery (including her volunteer work at Avow Hospice).  Her work was recently featured in Lucy Tobias’ book, Circle the Center – Labyrinths in Florida.    

Nancy currently works in family ministry and spiritual practice at First Presbyterian Church in Naples, Florida.  She recently completed the Living School for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM (founded by Father Richard Rohr) and continues to pursue her professional growth with her graduate studies at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary focusing on adaptive and innovative ministry by utilizing contemplative practices. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Everyday Hero in St. Petersburg, FL and is a volunteer for the Blue Zones as a Purpose Workshop Facilitator.  

Originally from Willow Springs, IL, Nancy moved to Florida over 20 years ago.  She has one daughter, Julia, pursuing her master’s degree in mindfulness.  Nancy creates, walks, and photographs labyrinths as a spiritual practice and truly is a “labyrinth lover”.  Whenever she travels, she uses the Worldwide Labyrinth Locator to guide her to new labyrinth experiences.  She is grateful to be a part of the Veriditas Board which allows her to become further engaged in this work.

Vice Chair: Stephanie Reib

California & Hawaii

Stephanie spent her career in marketing, including twenty years with her own writing and consultancy business. Her job…and joy…was to find creative, effective solutions to her business and pro bono clients’ diverse marketing and outreach challenges.

In 2010, Stephanie met Lauren Artress and the labyrinth. It was love at first walk. She found the labyrinth to be a perfect tool for reflection, insight and creative problem-solving. Following her pilgrimage to Chartres with Veriditas in 2014, Stephanie completed facilitator training in 2016 and joined the Board in 2018. While working to support Veriditas and our facilitators, she also hopes to help increase the creation and use of labyrinths for mindfulness and health, particularly in medical, therapeutic and community settings.

Anne Bonney

Massachusetts and Florida

Rev. Anne Bonney is one of the Founders of Pilgrim’s Landing, an Inter-Spiritual Life Center of Cape Cod: a non-profit organization working at the intersection of spirituality, education and social justice. ( 

Anne’s Spiritual journey led her to Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Master of Divinity Degree. In1986, she was ordained into Christian Ministry and was one of the few women at the time to serve the church as solo or senior Pastor. After a trip to India and a Christian encounter with Hinduism, Anne returned to Seminary for a Master of Theology Degree in Interfaith Spirituality and also a Certificate in Spiritual Direction.

It was during a Sabbatical in 1999 that she first discovered the Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral. She was immediately drawn to its beautiful circular, universal design and the centering and healing energy she experienced there. However, It was not until 10 years later, after having retired to the Cape, that she rediscovered the labyrinth. The Chatham Clergy Association won approval for building a labyrinth as a gift to the town for its 300th anniversary.  Anne went with two others to Chartres to receive  the Labyrinth Facilitator Training and in July of 2012, the Chatham Labyrinth was dedicated by Dr. Lauren Artress! Pilgrim’s Landing is now “the landing” for the Chatham Labyrinth and Anne and a dedicated team of Facilitators and Volunteers run an active Labyrinth program.  Anne completed her Advanced Training and Train the Trainer and has been a member  the Veriditas Faculty. She is  honored and delighted to now be a member of the Veriditas Board.  

Judith Tripp


Judith Tripp has a Masters in Counseling and is a licensed Marriage/Family Therapist. She is a transpersonal psychotherapist, a Veriditas trained facilitator, as well as a musician with several CDs in circulation. She has been leading Veriditas sponsored Dream Quests at Grace Cathedral and around the country for almost 20 years. She is member of the Veriditas Council and works for Veriditas to coordinate, develop and lead programs specifically focused on women.

Irene Plunkett


Irene L. Plunkett, Ph.D., is retired from a 30 year career teaching English, English as a Second Language, Women’s

 Studies, and Religious Studies at Chabot College in Hayward, CA. She works on the higher education project at Veriditas helping to create webinars promoting the use of labyrinths in colleges and universities. She has also been trained by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress as a labyrinth facilitator. Currently, she is a student at The Chaplaincy Institute, studying spiritual direction and interfaith chaplaincy. She completed her doctorate in the Women’s Spirituality program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. 

The Board is responsible for the oversight of the non-profit, Veriditas with a focus on 
fiscal management, fundraising and policy issues.

If you are interested in the Veriditas Board of Directors, contact or for more information. 

When there are vacancies on the Board, the process of applying begins with a conversation with the Executive Director followed by the submission of an application and resume.The Board Development Committee will review your application and if you are selected,you may then be invited to a phone interview.  The Committee would then make a recommendation to the Board.  Three year Board terms are subject to approval by a vote of the Board. 

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We accomplish our mission by training and supporting labyrinth facilitators around the world, and offering meaningful events that promote further understanding of the labyrinth as a tool for personal and community transformation. Our Vision is that the labyrinth experience guides us in developing the higher level of human awareness we need to thrive in the 21st century.

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