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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.
Secretary: Kathleen PilusNew York & South Carolina
Kathleen comes to the Veriditas board with a diverse background and a great passion for labyrinth work. After discovering the labyrinth in 2009 on her first pilgrimage to Chartres, France, her life’s trajectory has changed dramatically. Kathleen was the Managing Partner and co-owner of Sign Language Resources (a firm that coordinates and provides sign language interpreting services throughout the US) for almost 25 years, before retiring in the fall of 2013. She is also a nationally certified Sign Language Interpreter, with more than 35 years of experience, and continues to work as an interpreter in private practice, concentrating her work in both the educational and medical settings. Kathleen is a Certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator and has recently started a new business, “Mindful Journeys,” where she will be integrating labyrinth work to help families, both Hearing and Deaf, to fine-tune their lives in order that they may walk “a path of wisdom.” Kathleen is an Army Brat who spent the first 18 years of her life moving many times and experiencing all of that this amazing country has to offer. When she and her husband, Keith, married, they settled down in the Hudson Valley region of New York State and have lived there for 33 years. They are the parents to 4 grown sons, whom they lovingly call their “four only children,” and are “grandparents” to two sweet Rottweilers (Dilla and Tioga) who live with their oldest son and his wife.
Treasurer: Pamela Riggs
Pam has recently retired from IT training, teaching HR, Payroll, Benefits and Financials software. She has over 21 years business experience including: Training project management, Training, Development and delivery, Performance Management implementation, Learning Management Systems, and Change Management.
Vice Chair: Stephanie ReibCalifornia & Hawaii
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.
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.
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.
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. (www.pilgrimslandingcapecod.org).
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.
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