Pictured from left to right: Kathryn McLean, Marion Patterson, Paul Campbell, Linda Mikell, Karen Kelley, Tina Christensen, Chris Farrow-Noble, Twylla Alexander, Mary Ann Wamhoff, Laura Esculcas, Christine Favreau, Calen Rayne, Barrie Gibby
Sioux City, IA
Christine is a human resources professional with over twenty years experience spanning varied industries. She is a Veriditas Advanced Certified Labyrinth Facilitator who loves to share time, space and experiences through wellness workshops, yoga classes and other engaging community events.
Consistent with her passion for HR and wellness practices, Christine has a long-held interest in helping others move their lives, careers, and organizations forward. She voluntarily serves as President for One Child At A Time, a non-profit organization working for the welfare and development of vulnerable and needy children, their families and communities.
Christine is curious and creative with a propensity to cognitively explore the world and all it has to offer.
Conway, Arkansas and Portland, Maine
Twylla Alexander is a Veriditas-certified 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, is scheduled for publication in January, 2020. 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.
Bar Hills, Maine
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mary Ann Wamhoff
Santa Fe, New Mexico
After training with Lauren in Chartres, Mary Ann became a Certified Veriditas Facilitator in 2016. She has walked labyrinths since at least 1995, has studied with Caroline Myss, and is a Reiki Master. Using her original poetry, she regularly facilitates public walks sponsored by the Labyrinth Resource Group of Santa Fe. Mary Ann recently spearheaded and helped build a 48-foot Chartres-style labyrinth. As a Council member, she hopes to support facilitators in listening to what people need, as well as allow her labyrinth work to bloom. Coming from a tradition that believes in the unseen, she has both felt and seen the labyrinth's amazing power!
member in perpetuity
The focus of the Council’s work is to support the Facilitator community. We are committed to developing ways for facilitators to more easily connect with each other. One way this is being done is through a series of “Facilitator Renewal” events being planned across the country. Another is to be actively working to strengthen local and regional labyrinth groups, by establishing connections between veteran and newly trained facilitators, and supporting the need for topical interest groups. We would love to help facilitate the formation of Regional Councils. Further, we are working on event guidelines that could help local groups produce labyrinth events in their communities.
Members of the Council have also been developing new programs within Veriditas, such as The School of the Sacred Feminine and the Global Healing Response Network, as well as taking responsibility for organizing the Veriditas yearly on-line Auction. We are working to build connections with other labyrinth groups around the country, and taking (and building) the labyrinth into places it hasn’t been. We are planning the creation of the Melissa Postnikoff Memorial Scholarship Fund, named for a beloved founding member, which could help bring greater financial access to programs. And so much more…We continually ask, "What does the labyrinth want of us now?"
Called together by Lauren, we formed in the spring of 2004 with the purpose of helping to vision the birthing of the second generation of Veriditas as it moved toward a focus centered on the transformative experience of the labyrinth. It was also a time when Lauren was beginning to think about shifting the tenor of her role as Mother of Veriditas to that of Grandmother. We took inspiration from the image of the spider plant, where the mother plant is continually bringing forth baby plants, each having the potential to thrive and grow. It continues to be a beautiful metaphor for the expanding and deepening of our work.
From the beginning, we have seen ourselves as a spiritual task force. As we come together, we create a sacred space from which to work. We are inspired and guided by Christina Baldwin’s circle model, found in her book Calling the Circle. Our meetings are structured to give time to meditation, labyrinth walking and sharing of personal process, interwoven with the business of the meetings. We honor the wisdom of each member’s voice; deeply listening to each other.
The Council meets twice a year in retreat, talks by conference calls and works by committee between meetings. Our membership has always been somewhat fluid and organic, with a limit of 15 people. Interest in working in a spiritual circle and sharing a commitment to our mission are essential, as are attending meetings and willingness to take on tasks.
If you are interested in being a member of the Council, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. There are openings from time to time and we welcome people to begin the application process.
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