Workshops & Retreats


Joe Bova

Joe Bova has taught workshops around the globe, including Ghost Ranch. Others are the NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred, University of Georgia’s Cortona Italy Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Penland School of

Julie Wildman

Julie Wildman graduated in 1987 with a BA in graphic design from Columbia College in Chicago, and began her career with a small design firm until going on her own as a freelance designer in

Anita Amstutz

Reverend Anita Amstutz is an ordained Mennonite minister who has led congregations in the Rio Grande watershed and Rocky Mountain region for over 16 years. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she works ecumenically with the

Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson is author of “The Creative Photographer” which won a 2012 Nautilus award in the Creative Process category. Nautilus Awards recognize books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change, while at

Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson is the Coordinator for Racial and Intercultural Justice at the Presbyterian Mission Agency. A writer and pastor who has served multiracial and intercultural churches in the Washington area, Denise is also known as one of the

Colleen Anderson

Colleen Anderson is a graphic designer, writer, and singer/songwriter who lives in West Virginia. Her interest in paper art and craft dates back to childhood, but she became a dedicated origami enthusiast about 15 years

Jim Antal

Jim Antal is a denominational leader, climate activist, author and public theologian. He serves as Special Advisor on Climate Change to the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ. Antal’s book, CLIMATE

Laura Apol

Dr. Laura Apol is an associate professor at Michigan State University, where she teaches poetry, writing, and literature in face-to-face, international, and online environments. In addition to numerous professional publications, she is the author of

Edwin David Aponte

Edwin David Aponte is Executive Director of the Louisville Institute. Funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Louisville Institute seeks to enrich the religious life of North American Christians and to encourage the strengthening of

Diane Arenberg

Diane Arenberg is a fine artist who enjoys the rewards of working in many mediums: Pastel, Oil, Printmaking, Encaustic, and Metalsmithing. She is an artist member of the Palette and Chisel in Chicago, Illinois and a signature

Liz Arenberg

"Liz Arenberg is a photographer and educator living in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA in Photographer at Parsons School of Design in 2007, where she received honorable mention for the DataColor Scholarship for

Alka Arora

Alka Arora, PhD is an Associate Professor of Women’s Spirituality at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. She holds a PhD in Women Studies from the University of Washington. Her research

Ronnie Ashford

Rogene E. Ashford “Ronnie” from Tulsa, OK, has created “Art” since early childhood. At about eight years old, she got into trouble for creating a very large mural in charcoal on the side of the

Gerry Aylward

Gerry Aylward has an M.Div and M.A. in Spirituality from Loyola University, Chicago and an M.S. in Orthodontia from Northwestern University. He has trained in nature based retreat work with the Animas Valley Institute and

Lisa Baker

It has been a love affair with God/Spirit from the beginning. Lisa’s journey to Spiritual Direction began early. As a companion and teacher, she ministered to church groups and individuals interested in exploring their spirituality

Laurelyn Baker

Laurelyn Baker is a pioneer in the field of Feng Shui, with over 1000 consultations given since 1991.  As a student of Feng Shui Grandmaster Lin Yun, and an enrolled member of the Little Shell

Michael Bancroft

Michael Bancroft was born in Cortez, Colorado to Kenneth and Veronica Bancroft. Michael’s father was Ute Mountain Ute from Towaco, Colorado. His mother is Tewa from Ohkay Owingeh, (formerly San Juan Pueblo) New Mexico. Michael

Stede Barber

Born in the mountains of North Carolina and raised in coastal New England, Stede Barber grew up surrounded by great influences of nature and fine art. Drawings filled her mother’s letters, friends’ pockets and classroom

Julie Barnes

Julie Barnes is a woman of faith whose relationship with the Divine is at the core of how she relates to the world. She has found much healing by opening to God’s presence in the

Kate Barrere

Kate Barrere is an award-winning professional artist living in Ojo Caliente, NM who has experience in the creative process for nearly 15 years. She has run her own gallery in Truchas, New Mexico, sold her

Valerie Bashaw

Valerie Doran Bashaw, of Grandview, Missouri, is a fiber/mixed media artist and fine arts educator. She received her Bachelors Degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and her Masters Degree from the University of Michigan.

Karen Basquez

Karen Basquez is a retired special education teacher and spiritual director. She serves on both the California and Ghost Ranch faculty of Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality. She is a facilitator and trainer for

Mindahi Bastida Muñoz

Mindahi Bastida Muñoz (Otomi) is General Coordinator of the Otomi-Hñahñu Regional Council in Mexico and a researcher and guardian of the ancestral sacred Otomi knowledge and original peoples of Mesoamerica. Mindahi is in charge of carrying

Jeanette Baust

Dr. Jeanette Baust continues her journey through evangelical, mainline, new thought and interfaith circles and has participated in church circles “forever.” She is one of many today who is exploring possible future paths for the

Alta Begay-Piechowski

Dr. Alta Begay-Piechowski, Diné, lives in Utah and Arizona. She grew up in a traditional home where Navajo culture and language were taught. Her extended family members are rooted in Navajo traditional healing practices and

Keven Bellows

Keven Bellows has been writing poems since childhood. She has two published collections-- Taking Your Own True Name and The Blue Darter, about her late husband's battle with Alzheimer's. She teaches poetry writing at UCLA's

OroLynn  (Goldie) Benson

OroLynn “Goldie” Benson has been a nurse in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico for 20 years. A hospice nurse for 8 years, she leads workshops on creating living wills and on end of life preparation.

Maggie Beyeler

Maggie Beyeler has been making ceramic art since 1987 when she chose to focus her life’s work on making beautiful objects for everyday use. From 1990-1993, she studied ceramics formally at the University of Colorado,

Judy Bierbaum

Judy Bierbaum, is a lover of life - in all of its many forms and flavors.  Through her many life experiences, she has come to see and believe in the presence and love of a

Gemma Black

Gemma Black is an Australian calligrapher and lettering artist. In 1991 she received a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study in Europe that allowed her to research, observe and learn the practice of calligraphy. She is an Honoured

Andrew Black

Andrew Black, currently serves as staff to US Senator Martin Heinrich, and parish associate at First Presbyterian Church, Santa Fe, and is former Director of Constitutional Services for the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Annie Bloom

Annie Bloom is a naturalist for humanity ~ seeking and tending that which is essentially wild and untamed in all of our hearts. A gifted wilderness guide, she has taken people into places of extraordinary

Bob Hazeltine

Bob Hazeltine is an award-winning jeweler who has worked in the field for nearly 45 years with nearly every metal associated with jewelry design and manufacture. He taught at the Gemological Institute of America and

Dona Bolding

Dona Bolding is an ardent traveler and writer who has been leading hikes at Ghost Ranch since 2001. She is a former lawyer, Bible teacher and Ghost Ranch garbage worker.

Adam Booth

Adam Booth was born and raised in the hills of West Virginia, so he tells stories that blend and share generations of Appalachian and Jewish heritage with life lessons and a little bit of mischief. He is

Sharie Bowman

Sharie Bowman, MA is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Seattle Regional InterPlay Director. She has been leading InterPlay since 2004 and regularly leads the InterPlay Life Practice Program, The Secrets of InterPlay workshop, as

Catherine Bowman

Catherine Bowman was born in El Paso, Texas. She is the author of five collections of poems: 1-800-HOT-RIBS, Rock Farm, Notarikon, The Plath Cabinet and Can I Finish, Please?. She is the editor of Word

Kent Bowser

Kent Bowser lives in Santa Fe, NM and holds a BA in history of art; BS and MA, photography from Ohio State University; and has 26 years of experience in landscape photography. Humility, passion and

Clay Boykin

Clay Boykin is the Founder of the Men’s Fellowship Network; a rapidly growing global network welcoming spiritually minded men from all religious and non-religious traditions. Clay has over 38 years experience as a servant leader

Anita Bradshaw

Anita Bradshaw is a consultant, ordained pastor and theological educator in the United Church of Christ. Her doctoral work focused on a theological approach to congregation life and leadership, including a dissertation on conflict resolution

Linda Breitag

Linda Breitag is a songwriter and performer of peace, justice and creation songs.

Cynthia Brix

Rev. Cynthia Brix, M.Div, PhD (hon) is co-director of Satyana Institute and co-founder of the Gender Equity and Reconciliation International project, which has organized more than 100 workshops and trainings in nine countries for healing

Beth A. Broadway

Beth A. Broadway is currently the President/CEO of InterFaith Works, a 39-year old non-profit organization founded and operating in Central New York that affirms the dignity of each person and every faith community. Through its

Rita Nakashima Brock

Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock is Director of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School. Rita is the first Asian American woman ever to earn a doctorate in Theology (Claremont Graduate University, 1988) and

Susan Brown

Susan L. Brown has been an artist since her childhood, winning awards as a student in Ohio and in Chicago, at Northwestern University. Moving to CA in 1978, she continued studying drawing and painting at

William Brown

Dr. William Brown is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. Brown has abiding interests in the use of Scripture in the life of the church and in contemporary theological discourse. Some

Joanne Brown

Joanne Brown is a poet, writer, and writing teacher working with the Amherst Writers & Artists method. She turned her passion for writing into an award-winning career in corporate communications, helping large and small businesses

Valerie Brown

Valerie Brown is a leadership coach, leadership educator, and retreat leader and the Principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC.  She trained at the national Center for Transformational Leadership, Center for Courage & Renewal, and the

Joan Brown

Sister Joan Brown, osf, is a Catholic Franciscan sister from the Rochester, Minnesota community who serves as the Executive Director of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light. Her farm background, passion or the Sacred Earth Community and

Joelle Rae Brummett

Rev. Joelle Brummett is a Fuller Theological Seminary graduate and a PC(USA) minister. She has served in various capacities as a pastor since 2000. Having grown up in Colorado and lived in Montana and California,

Elizabeth Buckley

Elizabeth J. Buckley is a second-generation weaver of over 40 years and a lifelong artist who teaches and works in several media: drawing, watercolor, and hand woven French tapestry. For over 30 years, Elizabeth has

Connie Burkhart

Connie Burkhart is a true Renaissance woman who has sculpted her life to include all the passions of her heart and soul. She is a metal design artist, singer-songwriter, musician, southwest wilderness guide, worship leader, Airbnb

Jeri Burzin

Jeri Burzin says, “Sailing in the Caribbean first sparked my interest in photography. A desire to bring back beautiful images from these trips was my motivation as they were in stark contrast from my NY

Diana Butler Bass

Diana Butler Bass is an award-winning author and internationally known public speaker and thought leader on issues of spirituality, religion, culture, and politics. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, CBS, and FOX, has been interviewed

Karen Butts

Karen Butts is the Tours and Education Manager at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico where she develops curriculum for our tours, train guides and leads interpretive tours and walks. She became interested in Georgia O’Keeffe

Helen Byers

Helen Byers is an award-winning artist and educator who was born in Brazil and grew up in Mexico and the California Bay Area. She earned graduate degrees in English at UC Santa Barbara and later

Kim Caird

Kim Caird  is a native New Mexican and honors graduate of UNM. Kim has a passion for nature, learning, and retreat work that facilitates human growth and spiritual transformation. Her encounters with the Dominican Sisters’

Simone Campbell

Simone Campbell, SSS, is Executive Director of NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience is public policy and advocacy for systemic change. She lobbies

Barbara Campbell

Barbara Campbell is an experienced potter whose beautiful work can be seen in galleries throughout the area and on the El Rito Studio Tour. She teaches regularly and has been selling her work at the

Nancy Candea

An activist in the global health revolution, Nancy is committed to practicing the best version of herself every day, and to using her talents to contribute to the upliftment of humankind. Nancy’s ongoing journey is

David Canfield

David Canfield has practiced a lifetime of creative living, and has extensive experience with ceramic sculpture, drawing, painting and writing. He and his wife Kate, who wrote the curriculum for this course, operated an art

Peg Carlson-hoffman

Peg Carlson-Hoffman's passion for art and faith includes designing worship spaces and experiential environments for others to engage the Holy. By creating cloths and banners for worship, she presents ancient symbols of the Christian church as

Bill Carter

The Rev. William Carter is pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit, PA, and a well-known jazz musician. He serves as the pastor and head of staff of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks

Claudio Carvalhaes

Claudio Carvalhaes, a theologian and artist, was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he also earned his degree from the Independent Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He was ordained by the Independent Presbyterian Church of

Joseph Cavalieri

Joseph Cavalieri's aim is to merge contemporary imagery with the time-honored processes of painted, stained glass, a material with a powerful spiritual history. Cavalieri is an award winning native New York artist and educator. His

Natalie Cediel

Natalie Cediel  is a veterinarian, lecturer, and researcher at the Universidad Antonio Nariño and a consultant for GRI in Bogotá, Colombia.

Becky Chamberlain

Becky Chamberlain is a Presbyterian Church (USA) pastor now serving as Faith Community Liaison at Ghost Ranch.  She has led pilgrimages to Ireland and to Iona.

Sheryl Chard

Sheryl Chard is the founding director of the Sofia Center for Professional Development at Bosque School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Sofia Center is the manifestation of many of Sheryl’s passions – her love of

Diane Chase

A practitioner of Eastern philosophy and the Oriental healing arts since 1977, Diane Chase has practiced as a licensed Massage and Shiatsu therapist (NM. LMT #1067)  in  private practice and clinical settings for over 20 

Margo Chavez

Margo Chavez was born in Las Cruces and now lives in Santa Fe. She teaches interdisciplinary classes in the Honors College at UNM in Albuquerque. She has taught Spanish and French at the Santa Fe

Robert Chesnut

When Robert Chesnut became pastor in 1988, East Liberty was a church with an impressive building (built by the Mellon family). Over the next ten years Chesnut sparked a remarkable turnaround in membership, ministry, and

Richard Choe

Richard Chung-sik Choe is minister at Kingston Road United Church and has been photographing professionally for over 20 years. He shares his sense of beauty in and through worship celebrations, workshops, public speaking, and teaching

Michelle Chrisman

 Michelle Chrisman is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts in New York City and she studied painting at the Art Student’s Leagues of New York City and Denver, CO. Michelle has been an

Tom Christian

Tom Christian is a scholar of religion, spirituality, and depth psychology. He holds a Ph.D. in the field of Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. Tom’s dissertation research focused upon the cultural and

Annie Cicale

The world of books has captivated Annie Cicale since she was a child. Fascinated by writing, her first Osmiroid fountain pen led her to the world of calligraphy. After a short stint as a chemical

Mireya Cirici

Artist Mireya Cirici, MA, explores creative language through a combination of writing, drawing, painting and telling stories. She studied at the Univ. of Barcelona, Spain, California, San Diego, Paris and the Art Institute in San

Lucy Clark

Lucy Clark is an award winning, hand build ceramic artist who utilizes the coil method. She studied with a master potter in St. Augustine, Florida, beginning in 2009. After almost 20 years as a Massage

Barbara Close

Barbara Close is an internationally known calligrapher and designer of many years. Her home studio is located in southern California. Looking at her work you can tell that she thoroughly enjoys her creative passion with

Tracy Coan

If I could share only one thing with you, it would be my favorite quote by Joseph Campbell - “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” I believe that with my whole

Mitch Coggin

Mitch Coggin is the Transitional Pastor at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Victoria, British Columbia. Celebrating the 40th year of his ordination, he has been a hospital chaplain, installed pastor, and transitional pastor. Mitch is a

Kate Coleman

Kate Coleman fell in love with Ghost Ranch during her visit in 1964. After raising three "little women" and a career in government service, she is living the dream as a tour guide at Ghost

Constance Congdon

Constance Congdon has been called “one of the best playwrights our country and our language has ever produced” by Tony Kushner in his introduction her collection Tales of the Lost Formicans and Other Plays. In

Kelly Conkling

Kelly Schneider Conkling, an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church and an artist, has an ongoing passion for the relationship between creativity and spirituality as being essential to one’s knowledge of self and God. She

Doug Conwell

Douglas Conwell co-founded Earth Walks® in 1989 and has been director since 1991. He holds a Masters Degree in Urban Affairs from the University of Colorado, a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education from the University

Jennifer Cook

A former university professor and winner of the Adamian Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dr. Jennifer Carol Cook is a teacher, writer, speaker and avid world traveler. She has explored dozens of countries and hundreds

Cordelia Coronado

Cordelia Coronado's life is rooted in tradition and the land. All her activities, including her personal life, her community service, and her art, harmoniously function to preserve the way of life she loves.One of Santa

Steve Cox

Steve Cox makes his living as a Biologist, studying birds for over 25 years. He not only studies birds' professional, he is also an avid birder. Steve has taught bird identification classes for the University of

Teresa L Crosier, D.O.M.

Teresa L Crosier To escape the abuse in her childhood home, Dr. Teresa L Crosier, D.O.M. found solace in her grandmother’s backyard herb garden. Using knowledge passed down through a lineage of medicine women, and instilled

Juliana Crownover

Juliana Crownover is an award-winning pastelist who has been painting in pastels for over 20 years and teaching for 10 years. She has a BA from Austin College in biology, art, and environmental studies. A

Clarence Cruz

Clarence Cruz is Tewa from Ohkay Owingeh pueblo. A graduate of the University of New Mexico, he has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Allan Houser Legacy Award, honoring pueblo potters. He has traveled in

Nancy Culmone

Nancy Culmone's childhood love of lettering and drawing was refined at The Cooper Union School of Art where she studied painting, printmaking and calligraphy. She teaches these disciplines as a language of creative expression in

Gregg Daigle

Gregg Daigle has been teaching and performing professionally since he moved to New Mexico in 1995.  Previous to that time, he had earned a music degree at the University of Lowell in Massachusetts.  He also

Eddee Daniel

Eddee Daniel is a fine art photographer, writer, arts educator, and nature lover. He has over 30 years of experience teaching photography and has an extensive exhibition record. He is the author of Urban Wilderness: Exploring

Susan Daugherty

Susan Daugherty, a native of Texas now living in New Mexico, has been fascinated by color and light for as long as she can remember.  After many years of painting with oils and watercolor, Susan

Gianne de Genevraye

Gianne de Genevraye, international painter, paints gardens in Europe and the United States. She exhibits widely and her work is seen in collections in France, Italy, Sweden and the United States. Born in California, she

Jeffrey Dean

Jeffrey S. Dean is Emeritus Professor of Dendrochronology in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring at the University of Arizona, Tucson. His long-term research interests include dendroarchaeology, archaeological chronometry, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, human-environment interaction, and the archaeology of

John Dear

John Dear is a priest and passionate champion of the gospel of nonviolence for over thirty years. He is a peace activist, organizer, lecturer, retreat leader and author/editor of more than 20 books on peace and

Jeff DeBelliss

Jeff DeBellis has led close to 1,000 trips and courses in remote and challenging environments. He has trekked with high school students to significant natural and cultural sites across the American Southwest, taught stream ecology

Guillermo Delgado

Guillermo Delgado is an interdisciplinary artist with a history of art creation and teaching since 1994. He shares his passion for art, literacy, and writing with children, college students, adults, incarcerated youth and adults, and educators

Doug DeLind

Doug has been a professional artist for the past 35 years, selling his work at art fairs and galleries throughout the United States and Canada. He has a BFA in sculpture from Michigan State University

Laura DeLind

Laura B. DeLind has been cutting and hand-printing linocuts for over 30 years. She enjoys the challenge of black and white design and the interactions of positive and negative space. She is also fascinated by

George DeLoache

George DeLoache is a master portrait artist, a legend of portraiture who has been commissioned by discriminating clients for over 40 years. The awards, accolades and honors that George has received are too many to list

LuAnne DeMeo

LuAnne DeMeo has worked in the photography industry for over 15 years. Her love is black and white film photography. LuAnne holds an AA in photography from Santa Fe Community College and a BFA in

Bill Derrevere

Bill Derrevere is a metalsmith, jeweler and Associate Professor of Art at Tulsa Community College who works primarily in metal – pewter sculptural works as well as silver jewelry. Of pewter, he states, “To work

Stella Devenuta

Stella Devenuta is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University (BA) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (MS Ed) She has earned certificates in Spiritual Guidance, Mandala Interpretation, Campus Ministry and Capacitar Training. A freelance artist, Stella creates in the

Michael Deyoung

A former longtime Alaskan, Michael DeYoung has photographed extensively for the Alaska tourism industry and spent months on adventures of his own, including long distance river and backpacking trips through Alaska and the Yukon. He

Elizabeth Dillon

Professor of English at Northeastern University where she teaches classes on early American and Atlantic world literature, including African American literature and gender studies. Her most recent book, New World Drama: The Performative Commons in

Lisa Doctor

Lisa Lieberman Doctor was born and raised in Queens, New York,  graduated from Stony Brook University and went on to enjoy a sixteen-year career as a development and production executive in Los Angeles. Her first Industry

Patty Donaldson

Patty Donaldson started practicing yoga in 1999 and earned her certification in 2000. She has continued to study and practice yoga and meditation under masters from all over the country. Her unique slow, breath focused

Beverly Donofrio

Beverly Donofrio’s memoir, the New York Times bestseller, Riding in Cars with Boys, was made into a popular movie. Looking for Mary and Astonished are much praised, as are her three children’s books; the latest,

Kristen Doty

Kristen Doty has a passion for calligraphy, drawing and painting. Her works have been in juried exhibitions. Her paintings, illustrations and lettering have been published in a variety of ways. She enjoys sharing her passion

Mark Doty

Mark Doty has published nine books of poems, including FIRE TO FIRE: New and Selected Poems, which won the National Book Award for Poetry, and MY ALEXANDRIA, the first book by an American poet to

Michael Dowd

The Reverend Michael Dowd is a former pastor and bestselling eco-theologian and deep sustainability evangelist whose book, Thank God for Evolution, was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum. Michael and his science

Cheryl Downey

Cheryl Downey, M.Div., Minister of Sacred Arts, has been guiding and supporting those with grieving hearts for 35 years as a former hospital and hospice chaplain (ordained UCC). Since 2000 she has also trained, practiced

Alex Downs

Alex Downs is in his 17th year as Curator of Paleontology for the Museums at Ghost Ranch. Alex engages learners of all ages in the fascinating interplay of bones, rocks and stars. He was trained

Joan Drescher

Joan Drescher has explored how art heals the body, mind and spirit for more than two decades. She believes that creating with images and symbols can be a window to the soul. She wrote and

Jeanne Drewes

Jeanne Drewes has been the Chief of Binding and Collections Care in the Preservation Directorate at the United States Library of Congress since June 2006, as well as Manager of the Mass Deacidification Program. Previously,

Ryan Drickey

Ryan Drickey recently spent a year with a Fulbright in Sweden studying traditional Swedish fiddle styles. Rooted in bluegrass and old-time, he won the Rockygrass fiddle competition in 2007, and played and taught across the

Caitlin Dundon

Caitlin Dundon is a mixed media artist, calligrapher and teacher with over 20 years of experience. She creates custom paintings through private and corporate commissions with colorful layers of acrylic painting techniques combined with her

Nicole Dunn

Nicole Dunn is an award winning fiber artist with quilts published in “Quilt” magazine, “Patchwork Tsushin” and most recently in the " Australian Patchwork and Quilting" magazine. She began quilting with the birth of her

Beth Dunwody

Beth Dunwody is formally trained as a Spiritual Director and is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. She is a storyteller and story-catcher, skilled at recognizing the threshold moments in our lives and providing the tools

Marla Durden

Marla Durden is an artist, healer, teacher and entrepreneur. She has facilitated circles and transformational life experiences for individuals and groups for 20 years as a wisdom-centered coach + healer in private practice. An InterPlay

Susan Dwyer

Susan Dwyer holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy (with a graduate minor) in Linguistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher. Currently on the faculty at the University of Maryland,

Rev. Harry Eberts

Rev. Dr. Harry Eberts III is a graduate of College of Wooster in Ohio (BA), Yale Divinity School in Connecticut (MDiv) and McCormick Seminary in Illinois (DMin). He served a congregation in Cleveland, Ohio, for

Sharon Edwards

Sharon H. Edwards is a spiritual director, pastor, retreat leader, yoga instructor, musician and offers opportunities for growth and healing through BodySoulSpace. She is a graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Stillpoint Center for Christian

Ann Ehringhaus

Ann Ehringhaus completed the New England School of Photography program in Boston, MA, in 1978 and has been a fine art and commercial photographer ever since. She is the author of two books, both with

David Eicher

David Eicher is Staff Assistant in the Department of Music at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN and accompanist for the college choirs. He also serves as organist at Grace Methodist Church in South Bend

Marvin M Ellison

Marvin M. Ellison is Willard S. Bass Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics at Bangor Theological Seminary and currently Director of Alumni/ae Relations at Union Theological Seminary in New York. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he is

Alice Evans

Prof. Alice Evans is a Presbyterian elder in an inner city congregation in Hartford and an adjunct faculty at Hartford Seminary. She served as a Senior Trainer for Empowering for Reconciliation and Peace, Indonesia and

Bob Evans

The Rev. Prof. Dr. Robert A. Evans, Executive Director of Plowshares Institute, studied at the Universities of Yale, Edinburgh, Berlin, and Basel, and received his doctorate from Union Seminary and Columbia University in New York.

Judith Favor

Rev. Judith Favor is a seasoned spiritual director, ordained in the United Church of Christ, and teaches at Stillpoint and the Claremont School of Theology. She worships with Quakers, is a grandmother, and lives with

Judith Fein

Judith Fein has an extensive media background and has appeared on stage, screen, TV and radio. Her highly-acclaimed “immersion travel performances” are uniquely entertaining. She was a regular on “The Savvy Traveler” on national public

Mike Finders

Mike Finders a singer, songwriter, guitar-picker and professional educator transplanted to Colorado from Iowa, where he was born and raised. He has played guitar since he was 7 yrs. old, growing up in the middle

James Findlay

Rev. Dr. James D. Findlay has his doctoral training in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, but his skills and interests are wide ranging. He has taught college and graduate level courses in the History of Christianity, both Testaments

Kelly O. Finnerty

Kelly O. Finnerty, LMFT is an artist, educator and psychotherapist with a deep appreciation for the inspiring power of the northern New Mexico landscape that she has enjoyed exploring for many years. Dedicated to the healing

Elizabeth Fishel

Elizabeth Fishel is a writer, instructor and experienced workshop leader who has taught writing at the University of California/ Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and the University of California/ Berkeley and Santa Cruz Extension programs.

Tully M Fletcher

Rev. Tully M. Fletcher IV grew up a Presbyterian in Durham, North Carolina. He attended UNC-Greensboro for undergraduate and Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA for his M.Div. graduating in 2009. Later that year he moved

Matt Flinner

Matt Flinner has made a career out of playing acoustic music in new ways. Starting out as a banjo prodigy who was playing bluegrass festivals before he entered his teens, Flinner later took up the

Trent Foltz

Trent Foltz received his Bachelor of Arts in Photography and his Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He worked for the National Park Service and National Forest Service before opening

Sharon Franco

Sharon Franco has lived in the Southwest for over 30 years.  She was born in Chicago and also lived in Mexico for five years working as a translator of films and articles. She currently teaches at

Sabina Fritzsche

Sabina Fritzsche is a painter, art instructor and art therapist with over 30 years experience of teaching art in Europe having had many single and group exhibitions in Europe. In teaching art, she wants to

Marvin Gabaldon

Marvin Gabaldon is a bead work artist from the pueblos of Acoma, Taos and Ohkay Owingeh–where he grew up. He was introduced to the art of bead work from his mother when he was 10

Kimberley Gabaldon

Kimberley Gabaldon (née Horan) is a member of Wasauksing First Nation, an island community located just outside of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. She is Anishinaabekwe (an Ojibway Woman) through her mother’s lineage and part of

David Garcia

David F. García, Ph.D., is from northern New Mexican community of El Guache. An anthropologist and musical artist, he studies music, agriculture and foodways in northern New Mexico as they relate to sustainability and the

Peggy Garcia-Marquez

Peggy Garcia-Marquez is a gifted storyteller and engaging public speaker. Peggy ignites power and passion with her spoken word.  After completing a career in community college administration inspired by her own struggles in navigating the higher

Elizabeth Gibbs-Zehnder

Elizabeth Gibbs-Zehnder serves as Presbyterian Chaplain at Los Angeles County USC Hospital, in the heart of Los Angeles. Prior to chaplaincy, Elizabeth spent over twenty years in parish ministry, most recently as Pastor/Head of Staff

Tim Gibbs-Zehnder

Relentlessly optimistic, Tim brings his down-home folk-singing upbringing from the hills of West L.A. to a sincere interest in progressive thought, sound and visuals. Most of the time he’s plucking bass or cracking doumbek, but

Liz Gipson

Liz Gipson is passionate about yarn—growing it, spinning it, and making it do tricks. With a background in wool science and community development, yarncraft has occupied most of Liz's professional life. She is the author

Rafaat Girgis

Raafat Girgis has been on the National Staff of the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) since 2001, directing the office of Multicultural Ministries. For the last 12 years, this office has pioneered

Shell Goldman

Shell Goldman is a psychotherapist specializing in psychospiritual integration and cultivating mindfulness and men’s work for over twenty years.

Annie O'Brien Gonzales

Annie O'Brien Gonzales studied painting and art history at Oregon State University. Proficient in oil, acrylic, and mixed media, she is a colorist who creates expressive images inspired by nature. She has appeared in numerous

Andres Gonzalez

Andres Gonzalez is a trained and certified yoga instructor. He has been the Co-Founder and Marketing Manager for the Holistic Life Foundation, Inc. in Baltimore, MD since 2001. He is also Co-Founder and Co-CEO of

Jenny Gorman

Jenny Gorman is a free-lance photographer based in New York City with strong ties to the East End of Long Island. She specializes in photographing portraits, interiors, and gardens.   Gorman’s photographs of Wyoming ranch

Jan Gough

Jan Gough has extensive experience as a Certified Spiritual Director, Supervisor and Retreat Leader. She currently serves as Spiritual Director for Ghost Ranch and as a faculty member for Stillpoint’s Spiritual Direction and Formation Training

Stephen Graham

Steve Graham serves as the director of leadership for Missional Congregations. In that capacity, he focuses on Peer Learning Groups and in development of leadership events for ministers and lay leaders. Steve is a native of Oklahoma

Coni Grant

Coni Grant, Contemporary Plein Air Painter Coni combines a design background and innovative color ideas to express a distinctive and contemporary view of the landscape. She works out of her ‘PleinView’ Studio in Alamosa, Colorado

Brenda Grauer

Brenda Grauer, founder and artist/educator at In Stitches: Center for Liturgical Art for twenty-three years, is widely traveled nationally as a teacher and workshop leader in faith communities interested in faithful, artful living. Her teaching

Jaime Grechika

Jaime Grechika is a writer and mother of two who lives in Santa Fe, NM. She is a graduate student at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe working on an MFA

Stephanie Gretchen

Stephanie Gretchen is a certified spiritual director, life coach, and retreat leader working with clients around the country. She is the owner of Stephanie Gretchen Coaching and Retreats. She is a graduate of the Hesychia

John Grim

John Grim is a specialist in Native American religions and has written a book called The Shaman. John and his wife, Mary Evelyn Tucker, directed a ten part conference and book series at Harvard on “World Religions and

David Groenfeldt

David Groenfeldt is Director of the Water-Culture Institute in Santa Fe, NM. An anthropologist (PhD from the University of Arizona, 1984), his career has focused on international water issues, including five years with the

Louise Grunewald

Louise Grunewald is a visual artist living and working in Durango, Colorado where she maintains her studio, Western Hands.She graduated from college in 1974 with a BA in Fine Arts/Art Education and her first job

Margaret Guelker

Margaret Guelker lives in Andover, MN and is the executive pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Blaine, MN. Her interest in the healing aspects of the desert have led her to Ghost Ranch. She is

Susan Guevara

Susan Guevara is a visual storyteller. Though she has been a book illustrator for nearly 30 years, now her storytelling is a more direct exploration of life. "We are limitless. By extension, creativity is limitless.

Andrew Gulliford

Andrew Gulliford, Ph.D. is a writer and historian with deep ties to the American West. He writes and edits non-fiction and personal essays about all aspects of the West with particular emphasis on the Southwest

Al Gury

Al Gury chairs thew painting department at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. His work is exhibited at the F.A.N. Gallery in Philadelphia, where he lives.

Karl Gustafson

Karl Gustafson, member at large in the Presbytery of Santa Fe, co-founder of the Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA, former Minister in Residence in Theology and the Arts, Andover Newton Theological School, and long time

Lama Gyurme

Lama Gyurme was born in Tibet. At the age of 15 he entered Mindroling monastery for spiritual training and to study sacred painting and traditional arts. Gyurme was then sent to Eastern Tibet for three

Kelsea Habecker

Kelsea Habecker is a poet, writer, and teacher. In 2007, her book of poetry, Hollow Out, was selected by U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic for publication. For five years, she was a teacher in an

Stephen B Hager

Stephen B. Hager, Ph.D., is a biology professor at Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, where he has been teaching and doing research in biology for nearly 20 years. In his classes, he explores with students

Kim Haines-Eitzen

Kim Haines-Eitzen is currently Professor of Early Christianity and Early Judaism in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University. Her publications include a book on the scribes who copied early Christian texts and

Scott Haldeman

Professor Scott Haldeman is currently a Professor of Worship at Chicago Theological Seminary and focuses on the study of Protestant worship traditions in the United States. He is particularly interested in the interpretation of contemporary

Christine Simoneau Hales

Christine Simoneau Hales, after earning a BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and painting in NYC for twenty plus years, now has an Icon studio in the Hudson Valley. She teaches Icon

Karen Hall

Karen Hall was born in Kentucky and educated in Texas at the University of Houston, where she graduated with Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in vocal performance. Additional study in operetta was completed at

Pomona Hallenbeck

Pomona Hallenbeck is active in illustration, textile design, paper-making, hand book binding, Pomona established the atelier Alleyworks in Austin, Texas. This award-winning, internationally-known artist resides at Ghost Ranch. For more information about her, see

Jamie Halpern

Jamie Halpern is an accomplished silversmith, lapidary artist and metalsmith instructor. His work reflects southwestern art and jewelry-making styles and is influenced by travels throughout the United States, the South Pacific and Europe. Working with

Suzanne Halvorson

Suzanne Halvorson has been a weaver since the early 1970's, and has her BSFA from Valparaiso University. She is well known for her innovative double weave scarves and stoles, as well as for her hand-woven liturgical

Trey Hammond

Trey Hammond has served as the pastor of the La Mesa Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico, for thirteen years. He previously served for three years as the coordinator for the Urban Ministry Office of the

Melissa Harris

Fulbright Scholar, internationally published artist, and author, Melissa offers a combination of technique with an ability to tune into each student to help them find their own individual expressive style. Her book, "99 Keys to

Steve Harris

Steve Harris describes his career as that of a "River Worker", centered on the Rio Grande as it courses through the desert Southwest. He is a river outfitter and guide, a river and flood rescue

Melanie Harris

Dr. Melanie L. Harris is Associate Professor of Religion and Ethics at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas where she teaches in the areas of Christian Social Ethics, Womanist Religious Thought, African American Literature

Jennifer Harvey

Dr. Jennifer Harvey, Professor of Religion, Drake University, is the author, most recently, of Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation (Eerdmans, 2014).

Frances Hatfield

Frances Hatfield is a Jungian analyst in private practice and a poet. Her work has appeared in Parabola, Jung Journal, Psychological Perspectives, Numinous, Monterey Bay Anthology of Poetry, The Book of Now,  Her Texas: Poem, Image,

Geneen Marie Haugen

Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD, grew up as a free-range wildish kid with a run amok magination. The wild Earth has been her mysterious, magical, and mossy-rooted companion and teacher. She is a guide to the

Sherri Hausser

Reverend Sherri Hausser launched the Center for Innovation at San Francisco Theological Seminary in 2013. Prior to that, she served for twelve years as an Associate Pastor at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, in Pennsylvania where

Mona Haydar

Mona Haydar practices a life of spiritual activism, poetry, and advocacy for living gently upon the Earth. She teaches introductory classes on Islamic spirituality, leads workshops on creative writing, performs her poetry, and lectures regularly on Islam.

John Hayden

John Hayden, Tijeras, NM, is a retired forest ranger who knows the natural and human history of Northern New Mexico like few others. He shares his love for God through appreciation of His creation and

Jim Heaney

Within the flow of family, business, or daily life responsibilities, Jim Heaney attempts to ground his life in the present moment. Through his work in the boardroom, prison ministry, homeless shelters, men’s work – he

Joe Heithaus

Instructor: Joe Heithaus, Professor of English Literature and Writing at DePauw University, is the author of Poison Sonnets (David Robert Books 2012), which grew out of his group of sonnets about poison plants that are

Kim Henkel

Kim Henkel is the featured artist at KHStudio. She holds an MFA in sculpture and currently teaches Fine Art at UNM Taos Branch. Her passion for the outdoors and creative object making go hand in

Shawn Henry

Shawn is an English teacher with a master’s degree in education from Harvard, having taught at university, high school and middle school levels.  She helps lead a writing group and has won short story and

Peter Henry

Peter, a Ph.D. graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, is currently the pastor of Grosse Pointe Memorial Church outside of Detroit. He and his wife Shawn are a teacher-pastor duo who share a love of literature and

Debra Hepler

Debra Hepler is the former Executive Director of Ghost Ranch. Her education and experience in healthcare administration, retreat centers, mission fields, education and fitness create the foundation for her Ghost Ranch workshop. She holds bachelors

Mimi Herman

Mimi Herman is the 2017 North Carolina Piedmont Laureate and a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist. Since 1990, she has engaged over 25,000 students with her warm and insightful teaching. Her writing has appeared in Michigan

Brian Heron

Brian Heron is an author, blogger, pastor, overly-ambitious cyclist,  and spiritual  pilgrim. He lives between the two worlds of traditional religion and emerging forms of spirituality. His search for the Sacred has taken him into

Keith Herron

Keith Herron is a pastor in St. Louis who practices pastoral ministry through raising thoughtful questions and allowing people room to explore the options on their own terms. With a background in ministry and psychology, Keith

KateLynn Hibbard

KateLynn Hibbard’s books of poems are Sleeping Upside Down and Sweet Weight, and she is editor of When We Become Weavers: Queer Female Poets on the Midwest.  Currently, she is working on a manuscript of historical poetry about

Catherine Hillis

Catherine Hillis primarily paints in watermedia, including busy street scenes, intricate florals, and her favorite, the historic sites near her home on the Blue Ridge in northern Virginia. The hallmarks of her work are rich

Tom Hirt

Tom Hirt has been making hats for thirty-plus years, starting out as apprentice under Art Henderson at the Wether Hat Shop in Colorado Springs. Known as the hatmaker for the movies, he designed and created

Chuck Hoffman

Chuck Hoffman has passion for the spiritual in art. He finds inspiration in the transcending connection of art, prayer and faith regardless of a person’s cultural background or religious tradition. Time spent living on the

Rev. Betty Whitted Holley

Rev. Betty Whitted Holley, Ph.D., holds degrees in Mathematics, Education, Environmental Ethics, African American Religious Studies and a Master of Divinity degree. She is the Professor of Environmental Ethics & African American Religious Studies at Payne

Eliza Holliday

Eliza Holliday began her lettering life as a calligrapher, using handlettering for wedding invitations, filling in certificates and creating retirement resolutions, but her interest in design drew her back to commercial art school to train

Lincoln Hollister

Professor Lincoln Hollister has brought college students to one-week field trips in northern New Mexico for 30 years, often using Ghost Ranch as a base. Newly retired from Princeton University, he is eager to share

Vivianne Holmes, Ph.D.

  Vivianne Holmes, Ph.D. is a Mainer whose love of metal and stone is fed by learning and working with other women in the beauty of the Southwest. Vivianne has learned and taught silversmithing at Ghost Ranch

Dan Howe

Dan Howe is a Ph.D. journeyman geologist from Buena Vista, Colorado. He has worked extensively in the oil and mineral industries and taught a wide array of college level eclectic subjects, including paleontology and a

Christopher Howell

Christopher is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Registered Yoga Therapist-200. He takes pride in providing clients with the opportunity to activate the deep self-healing properties which are available when clients are afforded optimal conditions, using

Rosie Huart

Rosie Huart graduated with degrees in Mental Health, Art and Psychology. As a mixed media artist, she teaches workshops and retreats, is self-published  and included in numerous art books. Rosie believes the making of art is a transformative

Marc Hudson

Marc Hudson says, "I am in awe of clay's ability to be malleable and supple, yet in the presence of local metamorphism (the heat of fire or an electric kiln), clay takes on some of

Ina Hughs

Ina Hughs is a newspaper columnist, having spent over 30 years writing personal narratives. She is the author of three books and her work has appeared in anthologies, magazines, journals, genre publications and public radio

Axel Hungerbehuler

Axel Hungerbeuhler, Ph.D., is a professor of natural science and the museum curator at Mesalands Community College, Tucumcari, New Mexico. He teaches college and high school students through STEM outreach. In 2014, a group of

Cindy Hunter

Cindy Hunter Morgan teaches in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University and is the author of a full-length poetry collection and two chapbooks. Harborless (Wayne State University Press) is

Carrie Imai

Carrie Imai has been teaching calligraphy and related subjects for over 30 years. Following completion of a certificate program in graphic art and design, she started a free-lance calligraphy and graphic arts business and has

Carol Ingells

Carol Ingells is a trained spiritual director based in Michigan and a Companion of Casa del Sol. She has come to Ghost Ranch repeatedly and is an experienced facilitator, teacher, worship leader and counselor. Her

Rose Irelan

Rose Irelan, Contemporary Impressionist Artist residing in Poway, CA. Rose attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Illustration and minoring in Fine Art.    For more than a

Basia Irland

Basia Irland is an author, poet, sculptor, installation artist and activist who creates international water projects, many of which are featured in her book, “Water Library”, published in 2007 by University of New Mexico Press. Through her work, Irland offers a creative understanding

Colter Jackson

Colter Jackson is a freelance writer and illustrator in New York City. She has written scripts for Tina Fey and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, only one of whom remarked, “This girl is funny.” You can

Dr. Sue Jackson

Dr. Sue Jackson is a principle research fellow with the Australian Rivers Institute.  Her research expertise includes integrated natural resource planning and management, environmental planning with community engagement, and Aboriginal customary resource management and ecological knowledge.

Paul W. Jacob

Paul W. Jacob is the author of the spiritual memoir, The Mystical Mixologist: Distilling the Essence of Life. Jacob is also the former Publishing and Editorial Director of Modern Nomad magazine.  He currently teaches creative writing

Elizabeth Jacobson

Elizabeth Jacobson is the author of a chapbook, A Brown Stone (Dancing Girl Press), and a full-length collection, Her Knees Pulled In (Tres Chicas Books). She is the founding director of the WingSpan Poetry Project

Katrina Jameson

Katrina has always loved art. As a child, she learned to draw and paint from her parents and grandparents. In college she studied pottery and airbrush painting. She worked for six summers as a camp

Ruben Jaramillo

Ruben Jaramillo was born in Mexico City where he developed, at the same time, the education in Architecture and Latin Languages. He has been a Personal Spanish Tutor in Santa Fe for more than 6 years;

Judith Jenkins

Judith Jenkins was a Director of Christian Education in the Presbyterian Church, before she became an Episcopalian  in 1980. Judith was ordained in the Episcopal Church as a Permanent Deacon in 2008 and in that

Robin Jensen

Robin Jensen is the Luce Chancellor’s Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship at Vanderbilt University, where she teaches courses in both the Department of the History of Art and the Divinity School.

Juanito Jimenez

Juanito is a celebrated retablo teacher from Santa Fe, where he has had many exhibitions and taught many students. He received the Spanish Colonial Arts Society Masters Award for lifetime acheivement in 2004. For more

Alonzo Johnson

Rev. Dr. Alonzo Johnson is the Coordinator for the Self-Development of People Program (SDOP) of the Presbyterian Church (USA). SDOP partners in the development and empowerment of economically poor, oppressed and disadvantaged community groups seeking to

Serene Jones

The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones will focus on religion in America today from her perspective as President of Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She  is the sixteenth and first woman president of Union

Alisha Lola Jones

Alisha Lola Jones is as an assistant professor in ethnomusicology in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. She is presently working on a manuscript entitled "We Are A Peculiar People: Meaning, Masculinity,

Christopher Jordan

Christopher Jordan is a Professor of Art and Photography at the University of Alabama. He is a certified instructor of Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan. As an artist, he is most interested in

Cynthia Jurs

Cynthia Jurs is a Tibetan Buddhist lama and a Dharmacharya in the Order of Interbeing of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh whose source of refuge and spiritual inspiration is Mother Earth; Gaia. In 1990, she made

David Kadlec

David Kadlec is a career artist and fabricator, who discovered his love of how things work at the elbow of his dad, Jack, a mechanical engineer and passionate builder. From the early days of determining

Layne Kalbfleisch

Layne Kalbfleisch, educational psychologist and neuroscientist, studies the relationship between talent and disability and how the human brain supports ingenuity and problem solving across life. She has been featured on CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta,

Bob Kanegis

Storyteller and Story Coach Bob Kanegis lives by Vine DeLoria’s admonition,”to be related somehow to everyone you meet.” For the past 25+ years he has led a life immersed in story- teaching,telling and coaching. Bob

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

Rabbi Min Kantrowitz is the Director of the Jewish Community Chaplaincy Program of Jewish Family Service of New Mexico, which provides spiritual support and pastoral care services to thousands of unaffiliated Jews.  Rabbi Kantrowitz also directs

Lily Myers Kaplan

Lily Myers Kaplan is the author of Two Rare Birds: A Legacy of Love, a story about one family’s spiritual awakening brought on by illness and death. Losing three people in one year brought Lily

Sandra Kaplan

Sandra Kaplan is a professional photographer whose work has developed over 40 years. Her work reflects light, shade and color that dazzles, excites, provokes and inspires her students and collectors alike. Her knowledge and love

Robin Keck

Robin Keck learned stone carving at Ghost Ranch almost 20 years ago, and has been teaching here since 2005. She is delving into the southwest traditions of stone carving (the meanings of animals, colors, directions

William Keepin

William Keepin, PhD is a mathematical physicist and practitioner on the path of divine love for 35 years. Author of 40 research articles and four books, he is co-founder of Satyana Institute and Gender Equity

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp has been a student of the lettering arts for over 40 years. After achieving a Certificate of Proficiency from his mentor, he wishes to share his skills with others. "I started my journey

Kirt Kempter

Kirt Kempter, Ph.D,  geologist (UT Austin) and Fulbright Fellow, has conducted fieldwork on plate tectonics and volcanism around the world, leads educational tours for the Smithsonian Institution, and is an instructor in the NASA astronaut-training

Anne Kertz Kernion

Anne Kertz Kernion (BS in Environmental Engineering, Penn State; MA in Theology, Duquesne University) is the owner/artist of Cards by Anne, an international greeting card company specializing in inspirational messages. Her cards are sold online

Nancy Kilgore

Nancy Kilgore, MDiv, DMin, is a writer and pastoral counselor in Vermont and New Hampshire. Her first novel, Sea Level (RCWMS, 2011,) received several awards including Book of the Year through ForeWord Reviews. Her most recent

Kathryn Kirby

Kathryn believes strongly in the healing power of the arts, and works with people of all ages and stages of life, using art as a means of self-expression and understanding. She received her undergraduate degree from

Chuck Kirchner

Chuck Kirchner is a Fine Art Photographer and workshop leader based on Bainbridge Island, Washington. His subjects include cityscapes, landscapes, and world cultures. The range of photographs represents the spirit of the places Chuck has

JC Knighthawke

JC Knighthawke is a former director of the Jicarilla Apache Nation Game & Fish division. JC knows how to spot the detail and nuances of the landscape and has spent time capturing the uniqueness of nature

Jacqueline Kocer

Jacqueline Kocer is a native New Mexican with interests both in the American Southwest and the Great Plains. Working under the direction of Dr. Patricia Crown she received her Master’s from the University of New

Bill & Linda Koch

Bill & Linda Koch both have a long history with Ghost Ranch. Bill has been coming to Ghost Ranch ever since he was on the college staff in 1968 and Linda has made many journeys to

Karena Koeberle-Wells

Karena Koeberle-Wells is a fiber artist who has been sewing for as long as she can remember. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Karena has enhanced her knowledge of fiber arts while traveling the

Anna Koster

Anna Koster had the opportunity to serve as Georgia O’Keeffe’s weekend companion in 1976. Since then, Anna has enjoyed a life and career focused on art. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree at

Jennifer Hope Kottler

Rev. Jennifer Hope Kottler is a transitional ministry specialist, certified life and leadership coach, writer, retreat leader, yoga teacher and preacher who is passionate about assisting others to deepen their walk of faith and discover what

Laurie Ann Kraus

The Rev. Dr. Laurie Ann Kraus directs Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the national and international response agency for the Presbyterian Church (USA), and an associate director for the ministries of Compassion, Peace and Justice in the

Philip Krejcarek

Philip Krejcarek is a professor of art at Carroll University where he has taught the past 38 years. He is the author of the book, An Introduction to Digital Imaging. His work has been displayed

Karen Kudebeh

Karen Kudebeh is the founder of TimeTrace Inc., and the designer of "timespirals." Her programs bridge the worlds of science and art, time and place, past and future. For more than 20 years, Karen worked

Lucy Kurien

Sister Lucy Kurien is the founder of Maher, an interfaith and caste-free organization that provides shelter and care to destitute and battered women and children, in Maharashtra, India. Currently, Maher has 24 homes in central and

Dr. Chung Hyun Kyung

Associate Professor Chung Hyun Kyung, graduated from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul with the B.A. (1979) and the M.A. (1981). She holds the M.Div. from the School of Theology at Claremont (1984), a diploma from

Patricia Lane

Patricia Lane is a quilter, spiritual director, and retired high school teacher. She’s been sewing all of her life, having explored Amish quilts in Pennsylvania, Celtic patterns in Ireland, island designs in Hawaii and Aboriginal

Belden Lane

Belden Lane is a Presbyterian minister and Professor Emeritus of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. His books include Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice, The Solace of Fierce Landscapes: Exploring Desert and Mountain Spirituality, and

Steve Wikviya LaRance

Steve Wikviya LaRance is an acclaimed artist of Hopi descent. He has studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe NM. He has exhibited his work and won numerous awards at some of

Linda Larkin

Linda Larkin maintains an active harp studio in Santa Fe, where she composes, performs and teaches harp. As founding director of High Desert Harps, she produced a CD with that group and has published numerous works

Randee Lawrence

Randee Lipson Lawrence Ed.D. is a professor of adult education at National Louis University in Chicago and an avid nature photographer. Her work is deeply inspired by the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe and the spirit

Melanie LeGendre

Melanie Thomson LeGendre is an acrylic artist and muralist with 22 years of professional painting experience. She earned her undergraduate degree in design and illustration at ENMU. Her paintings hang in many prominent homes and

Marianne Ryer Lewis

Marianne Lewis is a seasoned student of desert spirituality and has lived in Northern New Mexico almost 30 years, where she is active in ecumenical and interfaith work. She was instrumental in opening Casa del

Thaddeus Liebert

Thaddeus Liebert received his Master’s in Public Archaeology in 2016 with Dr. Bruce Huckell at the University of New Mexico. He has worked on numerous projects throughout the west, with a specific interest in hunter-gatherer

John Lilly

John Lilly is an award-winning songwriter and performer from Charleston, West Virginia. Formerly a tour guide at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, a former Green Grass Clogger, former member of the

Leng L. Lim

Rev. Leng L. Lim has 20 years' experience in leadership development, executive coaching, and workshop facilitation. He has coached senior executives in the US, Europe, and Asia at leading companies such as Prudential Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, CIMB,

Kay Lindahl

Kay Lindahl has been described as an inspired presence with passionate energy. For the past twenty years the daily practice of Centering Prayer has been transforming her life. She founded The Listening Center with the

Sara Pottschmidt Lisherness

Sara Pottschmidt Lisherness is the Director of the Compassion, Peace and Justice Ministry area of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) This ministry area includes poverty and hunger alleviation, disaster response, development, peacemaking, faith-based investing and corporate

Joan Logghe

Joan Logghe, La Puebla, NM Joan works at poetry in community, off the academic grid in La Puebla, NM, where she and her husband, Michael, raised three children and built three houses. Awards include a

Victoria Loorz

Victoria Loorz, MDiv, Pastor and certified Spiritual Director, Victoria has been leading spiritual formation for over 25 years, inviting people deeper into their true identities and there discover a more intimate experience of God. Director

John Lorenzen

John Lorenzen has loved astronomy for many years. He has taught in a variety of settings --  in the mountains above Los Angeles, in an oak forest in Wisconsin, along the shores of an island

Sherrie Lovler

Sherrie Lovler learned calligraphy in high school and continued studies with Hermann Zapf and Dick Beasley influenced her work. She has been teaching for over 30 years, including accredited classes at Northern Arizona University, International

Mary Ann Lundy

Mary Ann Lundy is retired from positions in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and in the World Council of Churches. She was an originator of the Re-imagining Conference held in Minneapolis in 1993, which stirred wide

Hope Lyda

Hope Lyda is a writer, spiritual director, and editor. Her prayer books and devotionals have sold more than a million copies—her upcoming release is Life as a Prayer. Through writing and conversation, she loves to

Crea Lynn

Crea Lynn moved to Santa Fe in 1990 from Cape Cod, MA. She graduated from the School of Fashion Design in Boston with an Associates Degree in Fashion Design and has taken various art classes at

Laurie Lyter Bright

Laurie is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and is a social activist, feminist theologian, perpetual student, published author, wife to Jesse, and mom to Matilda Jane. She can usually be found taking or

Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy Ph. D., is a scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking and deep ecology. A respected voice in movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with learning from five decades of activism.

Teresa Maestas

Teresa Maestas is a 7th generation master weaver in the nationally-known Coronado family of weavers in Medanales, NM.

Maria Dolores Maestas

Maria Dolores Maestas has been a tin worker for more than 15 years specializing in tin mirror work, sconces, crosses and fine designs for retablo frames. A resident of Abiquiu, NM, she has lived in northern

Laurie Magoon

Join Laurie as she shares a powerful and playful approach to reuniting the soul with the natural world. An inspirational life coach whose wisdom, charm and joyous way of teaching have led countless students, clients and

Cal Mahin

Cal Mahin is an art educator and artist who has been teaching and making art the past forty years. Collage and assemblage are the media of choice for this artist. The unique use of hand-formed

Ray Makeever

Ray Makeever is a songwriter and performer of peace, justice and creation songs.

Jacqueline Mallegni

I came to making washi through my fascination and appreciation of Japanese aesthetics, philosophies of wabi sabi, and yûgen, and my passion for organic materials. Many years spent collecting dye plant materials for loom weaving

Larry Malone

Larry Malone has been a psychotherapist for over forty years, working in diverse settings including juvenile corrections, chemical dependency, conscious masculinity, and marriage and family therapy. He has an acute interest in experiential teaching in

Gina Marie Mammano

Gina Marie Mammano is an award-winning poet. She is also the author of Camino Divina- Walking the Divine Way: A Book of Moving Meditations with Likely and Unlikely Saints published by SkyLight Paths Publishing. She

Liz Mangual

Liz Mangual listens for stories, tells stories, teaches storytelling and lives a storied life. With Tales & Trails Storytelling partner Bob Kanegis, she performs in schools, and libraries across the country and offers long term

Shelley Mann-Lev

Shelley Mann-Lev holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health and has served Northern New Mexico youth and families as the Prevention Coordinator with the Santa Fe Public Schools. In 2008, she co-founded the Santa Fe

Carol Marshall

Carol Marshall is an artist, who having never sewn before and continuing to grow her art from mural painting, began to create scenes with fabric – transforming her visions into art quilts. Using scraps of

Gary Martinez

Gary Martinez attended his first yoga class around 2012 and thanks to that wonderful teacher, and every teacher since, haṭha yoga asana has been an integral, growing aspect of hhis life.  He was so inspired by his

Jessica Maxwell

Jessica Maxwell is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism, and the author of books on flyfishing, adventure travel, and natural medicine. Roll Around Heaven is her unbidden debut into the spiritual genre and the foundation

Patricia McCabe

Woman Stands Shining (Patricia McCabe) - Co-Founder/Co-Director, with Spirit, of Stand in the Light Studio, and Joy House: The School for UnLearning. Diné Nation artist, writer, activist, living in Taos, New Mexico, USA, she carries

Christopher McCauley

Christopher McCauley is the Executive Director, Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality, in Pasadena, California. He is also a spiritual director, worships in the Episcopal Church, and leads interfaith pilgrimages. Christopher is the former chair of

Rob McClellan

Rev. Rob McClellan was born and raised in the Midwest. Rob grew up in the Presbyterian church and also had formative spiritual experiences at a large YMCA camp. Prior to coming to Westminster, he served as

Rourke McDermott

Rourke McDermott is founder of the Nonprofit, Earth Living Skills School (ELSS) and Lead Program Manager and Instructor at ELSS. At an early age Rourke understood the spiritual gifts of Nature and the Earth, he

Dorian Mcglannan

Pastor Dorian McGlannan has been an Episcopal priest for more than 25 years. Her ministry has included many retreats for women of all ages. Early in 2010, she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. Following almost

Lynda Reeves Mcintyre

Lynda Reeves McIntyre was trained as a painter and a dancer at the University of Massachusetts, Hunter College and Yale University. She holds a Doctorate in Aesthetics. She weaves her training in painting, dance, Buddhist

Elizabeth McKee

Elizabeth McKee is an award-winning book artist. Her nomad’s life has carried her from New Guinea to Australia, Iowa, Japan, Zambia, Canada, Malaysia, Florida, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Maryland, Russia and Albuquerque. Not exactly in that

Brian McLaren

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity, ” just, generous, and working with

Tim McLaughlin

Timothy P. McLaughlin is a poet, spoken word artist, and teacher. He founded the Spoken Word Program at the Santa Fe Indian School and he and his students received numerous awards and were featured in

Marty Meade

Marty Meade has been a glass artist since 1973, studying traditional stained glass with Judy Raffael, (now known as Judy North). In 1981, she traveled to Chartres France to study with Roger Darricarrere. In 2008, she

Carol Mell

Carol Mell is a fine art photographer and digital artist who received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance from The Juilliard School in New York City, New York and currently lives and works in

Wayne Mell

Rev. Wayne Mell served 25 years as a Presbyterian minister until his retirement in 2014. He pastored churches on the Navajo reservation and the Mexican border in Arizona. From 2001 to 2014 Wayne served as

Carol Merrill

C.S. Merrill met Georgia O’Keeffe in August, 1973. For the following seven years she served O’Keeffe as librarian, secretary, cook, nurse, companion, confidante, reader, and caregiver. During the experience Merrill kept detailed accounts in her

Carolyn Metzler

The Rev. Carolyn Metzler is Spiritual Director for the Living School, a major program of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM, and also maintains a practice in spiritual direction out of her

TraceyJoy Miller

TraceyJoy is a certified InterPlay leader with 20 years of InterPlay experience. Her leadership is grounded in mindful presence, curious awareness and connection to the Divine. She is committed to co-creating affirming environments which support

Sylvia Miller-Mutia

Sylvia Miller-Mutia is a priest in the Episcopal Church and recently accepted a call to serve as assisting clergy at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Albuquerque, NM with a focus on outreach, evangelism, and family

Louise Minks

Louise Minks is a professional artist, author and historian who is in love with the New Mexico landscape. She teaches workshops specializing in acrylics in New England and New Mexico. She is represented in galleries

Robert Mirabal

Registration in these workshops also includes the Robert Mirabal concert. Celebrate Spring Equinox with Music Under the Stars packages - dinner/concert, concert only, or weekend package  Online booking coming soon. Composer, songwriter and musician. Robert Mirabal has won many

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish is a poet, writer and literary scholar; in 2009, she earned her Ph. D. in American Studies from the University of Oklahoma. She has published critical essays in Stunned into Being: Essays

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda

Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Professor of Christian Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, has lectured or consulted in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and many parts of North America in theology, ethics and matters

Suzanne Moore

Suzanne Moore is a lettering artist and designer who combines contemporary vision with traditional scribal techniques. Born into a family of gifted inventor-engineers, raised in post-Sputnik middle America, with aptitudes in math and science, she

Robin Moore

Born in New York City to parents that were both accomplished classical musicians, Robin was initially grounded in the arts. She thought that creative expression was as vital as food. Her family soon moved upstate,

Judith Moore

Judy Moore shares the philosopy and lifestyle, 'Do what you love, love what you do— and do it playfully'. Since retiring from teaching (Kindergarten –Grade 12 and Special Education) in 2001, Judy has become a

Stephanie Moran

Stephanie Moran has lived in the West on and off since 1975, and Durango, Colorado called her back home forever, where she and her husband Dr. Andy Gulliford hike with their dog Finn. When she

Joseph Moreno

Joseph Moreno is Professor Emeritus of Music Therapy at Maryville University and Director of the Moreno Institute for the Creative Arts Therapies in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. He has long maintained an interdisciplinary approach

Maisie Morris

After retiring from the business world, Maisie became interested in Archaeology. From 1986 to 1991, Maisie worked in various field excavations, including work in California, New Mexico and Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California. Maisie found

Cheryl Muceus

Cheryl Muceus, Director of Museums at Ghost Ranch, retired. I have a BA in Anthropology from California State University, Chico (1976) and MA in Anthropology from the University of Northern Colorado (1980). I excavated at

Wayne Muller

Wayne Muller is an executive leadership mentor, therapist, minister, community advocate, consultant, public speaker, and bestselling author of several books. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, he has spent the last thirty-five years working with

Sean Murphy

Sean lives in Taos, New Mexico, with his wife Tania Casselle, a freelance journalist, travel author and fiction writer. His third novel for Bantam/ Dell, The Time of New Weather, was released in Mass Market paperback in

Jan Myers

Jan Myers has been painting since the 1970's. Known for her love of the southwest, especially Ghost Ranch, she has had many One-Woman shows at Gallery A in Taos, plus other galleries in Arizona and Colorado. She

Becky Myers

Rebecca Myers received her BFA and MA in studio art and Native American art history. For many years, she has taught the techniques and styles of painting, sculpture, architecture and craft arts from all historical

Ched Myers

Ched Myers is an activist theologian who has worked in social change movements for 40 years. With a degree in New Testament Studies from the Graduate Theological Union, he is a popular educator who animates

Marian Naranjo

Marian Naranjo is the founder and director of Honor Our Pueblo Existence (HOPE), a community-based organization located at Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. She is the mother of four and grandmother of eight, and a

Tessie Naranjo

Tessie Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo, lives in northern New Mexico. She is a fluent Tewa speaker, a nationally recognized community advocate, and a language and culture teacher in her home Pueblo. An independent consultant, she is

Joe Newberry

Joe Newberry is a Missouri native and North Carolina transplant who has played music most of his life. His powerful and innovative banjo playing, as well as his songwriting, guitar skills, fiddling, and singing has

Ali Newell

Ali Newell is a Church of Scotland minister and serves as Associate Chaplain at the University of Edinburgh. She and her husband John Philip Newell are parents of four children and live in Edinburgh.

John Philip Newell

The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell, the celebrated author of Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality, is one of the most prominent Christian teachers of spirituality in the Western world. Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey

Christine Ng

Rev. Christine Ng is senior minister at Central Congregational Church in Dallas TX.  She has a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Stillpoint Center for Christian Spirituality. She has also studied and taught Taoist Tai Chi

Home H.C. Nguyen

Home Nguyen has over 20 years' experience in personal leadership, mind-body practices, career development, executive coaching, and facilitating organizational effectiveness. His mission is to develop mindful, influential, and compassionate leaders, and to help them master their

Wallace J Nichols

Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols, called “Keeper of the Sea” by GQ Magazine and “a visionary” by Outside Magazine is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild

Tom Nichols

Tom Nichols, holder of an MA from Texas Tech University, worked in the recycling industry for over 30 years. Designing and building art structures using recycled materials are his favorite projects. His studio is in

Erik Nicholson

Erik Nicholson, Vice President of the United Farm Workers (UFW), advises the organization on foreign guestworker issues and international affairs. He is working on creating a certification process for food around farm labor, food safety,

Sarah Noggle

Sarah Noggle was born and raised in the deep forests and hills of southern Indiana. She has been teaching spinning and weaving, natural dyes and the art of felt making throughout Indiana since the early

Stephanie Noll

Stephanie Noll began teaching creative writing to children through Houston’s Writers In the Schools program.  While completing her MFA in fiction from Texas State University-San Marcos, she helped launched the educational programming for Badgerdog Literary

Michael Noll

Michael Noll is a writer and teacher living with his family in Austin, TX. He teaches composition, magazine writing, creative writing, and literature at Texas State University, plus independent writing workshops and craft seminars in

Jacqueline Norheim

Jacqueline Norheim is an artist, designer and illustrator, based in Oakland, California. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, studied painting at the Scuola Lorenzo di Medici in

Naomi Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1952. Her father was a Palestinian refugee and her mother an American of German and Swiss descent, and Nye spent her adolescence in both Jerusalem

Ned O'Malia

Ned O'Malia, Doctor of Philosophy in Asian Religions from Temple University, is a Professor at the University of New Mexico and a noted speaker and lecturer on the cultures of northern New Mexico and the

Todd O'Neal

Pastor Todd O'Neal and his wife Linda share responsibilities at the House of Joy Christian Ministry in Cincinnati. Pastor Todd received his Master of Divinity from Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio and a Bachelor of Art and Music from Kentucky State University.

Linda O'Neal

Linda O'Neal graduated from Lincoln High, East, St. Louis, Illinois, and Kentucky State University with a BS in Music Education. She is married to The Rev. Todd Emerson O'Neal. They have four children. Together they

Ron Olowin

Ron Olowin is a professor at St. Mary's College, Department of Physics and Astronomy, specializing in courses in Observational Cosmology and High Energy Astrophysics as well as in Archaeoastronomy and Themes in Science and Religion.

Kirsten Olson

Kirsten Olson is the author of the bestselling Wounded By School and is Chief Listening Officer of Old Sow Consulting, in Brookline MA, which focuses on mindful, compassionate and creative leadership training for educators and

Ofelia Ortega

Ofelia Ortega, a pioneering woman theologian and ecumenist, is Professor of Theology in the Union Theological Seminary in Matanzas, Cuba, focusing on gender studies and community development. She is also an elected member of the

Dorothea Osborn

Dorothea Osborn is an acclaimed visual artist based in New York. Her work is based on spirituality and the Southwest. Dorothea’s work consists of drawing and painting with an intense interest in oils and mixed

Michelle Otero

Michelle Otero lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she works with fellow artists and local farmers to implement the Community Table project, which combines art, local agriculture, and economic development as a platform for neighborhood

Jane O’Reilly

Jane O’Reilly is the author of two acclaimed middle-grade novels, The Secret of Goldenrod, a fantasy about an old house and a small porcelain doll, and The Notations of Cooper Cameron, which was inspired by

Ann Painter

Ann Painter has taught drawing and painting at Ghost Ranch for the past 7 years. She is a professional artist, living and working in Santa Fe. Ann's knowledge of Ghost Ranch, Georgia O'Keeffe's life and

Janet Palin

Janet has been a painter and pastel artist for over 45 yrs. She has a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design with additional studies at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Worcester Craft Center

Rhoda Parker

Rhoda Parker has been offering Spiritual Direction since she received her training at Mt. St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, CA 14 years ago. In 1998 she received a certificate in Biblical Studies from Loyola

Janet Parker

Janet Parker is an ordained United Church of Christ minister as well as a Christian ethicist. She currently serves as Senior Pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Salem, Oregon. She served for seven

Geraldine Patrick Encina

Geraldine Patrick Encina (Mapuche) is a member of the Otomi-Hñahñu Regional Council in Mexico and an in-depth researcher of the ancestral ways of conceiving and measuring cycles in Mesoamerica. She understands why the Otomi and Maya

Patricia Pearce

Patricia Pearce received her BFA from the University Of Cincinnati in the School Of Design, Art & Architecture. She has received masters’ credits from the University of New Mexico and Amherst College. Originally from north

Jason Pfeifer

Jason Pfeifer was living in northern New Mexico when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2007. His life shifted after that experience to one of living every day to its fullest and helping others

Willie Picaro

Willie Picaro, hike leader and story teller extraordinaire, was a fixture at Ghost Ranch for almost 35 years. Originally from New Jersey, he initially came to the ranch for a January term in 1977. It

Stephen Picha

Stephen Picha is a leader and teacher with more than twenty-five years of experience in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations as well as in the public school system.  He currently serves as Education Director here

Terrell Piechowski

Terrell Piechowski has lived and worked on the Navajo Nation as a school counselor and school psychologist for the past thirty years. Terrell utilizes Native American Pathways for his own personal inner peace and for

Courtney Pinkerton

Courtney Pinkerton, M.Div & M.PP, is a holistic life and leadership coach and the founder of Bird in Hand Coaching. She holds dual masters degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, is the

David Pitner

David Pitner, PhD has been an educator, counselor and counseling professor. He has immersed himself in experiences that provide professional and personal growth. He has taught group process, community building strategies, led groups and is

Daren Pitts Redman

Daren Pitts Redman uses the quilt as her art medium. She represents abstract landscapes with the endless colors of the leaves, grasses, tree trunks, and moss. The Indiana landscape, the Grand Canyon and her travels in the

Winona Poole

Winona Poole is the new Education Manager at Ghost Ranch. To this newly defined position, Winona brings a rich history with the Presbyterian denomination and Ghost Ranch, a Masters in Theological Studies, a background in Celtic

David Poole

David Poole is a writer and composer, a teacher of singing, and the founder and director of the men's choral ensemble de Profundis. He also served for 27 years as Director of Music at La

Antonia Porter

Antonia Porter  is a conflict resolution practitioner with experience in South Africa, Nepal, Mozambique, USA and UK.

Inga Poslitur

Inga Poslitur was born in Sochi, Russia. There she went through rigorous fine art academic training and continued her art studies in Moscow. After coming to the United States, she enrolled at The Fashion Institute

Sandra Postel

Sandra Postel directs the independent Global Water Policy Project, and lectures, writes and consults on global water issues. In 2010, she was appointed Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society, where she serves as the

Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic Church’s newly vigorous opposition to state executions. She travels around the world giving talks about

Caroline Rackley

Caroline Rackley is a professional weaver.  For 45 years she has explored numerous textile avenues, trained apprentices, taught historic textile techniques and has conducted Creative Art Workshops with children. Her textile work is found in many private

Joseph Rael

Joseph Rael is widely regarded as one of the great Native American holy men of our time. In 1983 Joseph had the vision to build a Sound Peace chamber, a kiva-like structure where people of

Nina Rao

Nina Rao learned traditional chants (bhajans) from her grandfather in a village in south India when she nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New

Larry Rasmussen

Larry Rasmussen is Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary and author of the award-winning volume Earth-Honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key. He is the organizer of Ghost Ranch’s decade project on Earth-honoring Faith. 

Meredith Rawls

Meredith Rawls is an astronomer from the Pacific Northwest who is completing her Astronomy PhD at New Mexico State University in 2016. She believes everyone deserves the opportunity to reconnect with the night sky. Meredith also holds bachelor's

Jim Reale

Jim Reale has been teaching contemplative practices since 1995. He first traveled to India in 1996 and has returned there on numerous occasions to continue his studies integrating eastern wisdom practices into western spirituality. Within

Elizabeth I. Rechter

The Rev. Elizabeth I. Rechter has been an Episcopal priest serving in parish ministry since 1991.  She is an experienced teacher and retreat leader, and currently serves as the Executive Director of Stillpoint: the Center

Lucille Reilly

Lucille Reilly is a performer, improviser, instructor, church-resource musician and award-winning hammered dulcimer player and autoharpist, with hundreds of hymns and fiddle tunes within her being, alongside many hymnals and tune books in her personal

Camille Rendal

Camille Rendal has an MFA from New Mexico State University. She has been teaching art to high school and adult college students for thirty years. Currently she is head of the art department at Front

Rebecca Reyes

Rebecca Reyes grew up in Texas and currently lives in Durham, North Carolina. She received an M.Div. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and in 1979 was ordained as the first Hispanic woman in the Presbyterian

Bonnie Rich

Bonnie Rich received her Spiritual Director training and certificate in 2005 from Mercy Center, Colorado Springs, CO.  She is currently a Spiritual Director at St. Michaels' and All Angels Episcopal Church in Albuquerque; was involved

Dr. Jose Rivera

José Rivera is a research scholar at the Center for Regional Studies, University of New Mexico, and professor of planning at the School of Architecture and Planning.  His research interests include common property resources, the culture

Estavan Roache

Estavan Roache

Steve Roache

Estaban Roache has been a ceramic artist and teacher for 38 years, graduating in 1982 with an MFA from the University of Washington. In 1983, he established ARUBA Pottery & Tileworks to promote the use

Alison Robbenhaar

Alison Robbenhaar is a plein air painter. She works in the impressionist style, drawing information from the beauty of the New Mexican landscape. In recent years she has been doing small watercolor sketches, bringing them

Wendy Robertson Fyfe

Wendy, is an Artisan of Cultural Renaissance. Stemming from her own wild experiences she is passionate about inviting humans to enter larger imaginings of ourselves towards moving into deeper places and senses of ourselves and

Katherine Robertson-Pilling

Katherine Robertson-Pilling is passionate about the creative process as a way of life. Through decades of research and personal life experience, she has mapped 12 stages of the creative process in a framework she calls

Jay Rock

Jay T. Rock grew up in a secular home within a multi-religious extended family. His first intentional foray into interreligious relations came when helping to organize a hunger walk in Stockton, CA, in 1976, while

Billie Rogers

Billie Rogers is a former educator from Southern California. Billie, who also enjoys singing and writing, was a high school counselor. She has been coming to Ghost Ranch for 20-plus years.

Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr OFM is an American author, spiritual writer, and Franciscan friar based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church in 1970. He has been called "one

Carl Rohrs

Carl Rohrs has been a lettering artist and sign painter in Santa Cruz, CA since 1977. He is a teacher of Lettering and Typography and Graphic Design at Cabrillo College since 1984. He has led

Martha Romero

Martha Romero, Kwahtenbay (Rainbow), is from the Pueblo of Nambe. Her mother Rose Alice Garcia-Baca was a creative force in her life and she learned many art forms from her including; jewelry making, pottery making

Adonna Rometo

Dr. Adonna Rometo, a scientist by training and a seeker by nature,  has long been in love with the wild world. After receiving from the University of Arizona, her PhD in Physiological Sciences, with minors in

Charlie Romney-Brown

Cheryl "Charlie" Romney-Brown was born in Salt Lake City, Utah of a founding Mormon Pioneer heritage. In 1976, she returned to school and obtained her B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley.

Rose Vigil

Little did she know that her marriage to Eugene would lead to a love of Spanish traditional textiles. She began her study in 1989 with a course taught by Kristina Wilson and Rachel Brown at

Paul Ross

Paul Ross lives to leave. He has garnered multiple awards for their travel articles and has contributed stories and photos to more than 105 magazines, newspapers, blogs and websites.

Nina Ross

Nina Ross has a PhD in the Psychology of Art from Union Institute. Nina has studied with James Hillman and others in the field of Archetypal Psychology. She is a licensed and registered Art Therapist

Deborah Rubin

"Why do I love to teach at Ghost Ranch? Fab students, fab staff, fab food, and FABULOUS scenery!" Deborah Rubin paints in watercolor and occasionally acrylic and gouache. She has been pushing the boundaries of photo-realism

Karen Ruckman

Karen Ruckman is a photographer and educator. She has photographed extensively on Capitol Hill, and worked for a variety of editorial and corporate clients photographing politicians, celebrities, and Nobel laureates for numerous publications. Karen lives

Rumelia Collective

Rumelia Collective is a Santa Fe based core group of three women who play traditional and contemporary music of the Balkans and Eastern Europe. All of the members of the group have studied the traditions

Mita Saldana

Mita Saldana is the owner of Against the Grain Bookbindery located in the mountains outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She holds a BA from Columbia College Chicago and has been teaching the craft of hand

Nicole Salimbene

Nicole Salimbene is a visual artist, working with unconventional materials to explore themes of sustainability, spirituality and archetypal poetics.Her work has been exhibited in juried shows and galleries nationally and internationally, as well as reproduced for publications

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the

Kathy Sanchez

Kathy Sanchez (Wan Povi) is a community activist from San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico. Kathy has worked women’s issues related to culture, the environment, and social change for most of her life. She was the

Ruth Sandoval

Ruth Sandoval is a Professional Life Coach, Artist and Entrepreneur. Her strong intuition and creative spirit guide her work. Weaving is one of her favorite forms of artistic expression and she weaves in the Rio Grande

Madi Sato McLaughlin

Madi Sato McLaughlin is a Japanese-American singer/songwriter, sound healer, and choir director. She has performed and recorded music in many styles and genres, ranging from blues and jazz to sacred world music, and created three

Dorothy Natonabah Saucedo

Dorothy Natonabah Saucedo (Navajo) is a Deacon in the Episcopal Church, has done intertribal work and is comfortable with both her traditional Navajo ways and her Christianity. Dorothy comes from a large family that includes both

Susie Sawin

Susie Sawin is an artist, dentist, and mom.  She started her study of silversmithing and lapidary arts under the wonderful instruction of Dale Smith and Judith Foster here at Ghost Ranch. Over the past 8

Kathe Schaaf

Kathe Schaaf has been guiding and nurturing a transformative conversation at the intersection of women’s leadership and feminine spirituality for more than a decade. She has been involved in birthing and collaboratively leading several women's

Cynthia Scharf

Cynthia Scharf is the current senior strategy director for the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative. She also serves as a fellow with the Children's Investment Fund Foundation. From 2009-2016, Scharf served as the head of strategic communications and

Lindsey Schneider

Lindsey Schneider is a two spirit, mixed race descendant of the Pembina band of Turtle Mountain Chippewa (Anishinaabe) Indians and of Scandanavian settlers. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest instilled in her a fierce love of the

Janet M. Schreiber

Janet M. Schreiber, Ph.D. was a Professor of Public Health, Director of the Elizabeth Kubler Ross Hospice Training Program and is currently the creator and Director of the Grief, Loss and Trauma certificate program at

Sandra Schroeder

Sandra Schroeder’s vibrant paintings are expressionistic renderings of the land and nature forms, inspired by the high desert of NM, especially Ghost Ranch, where she has painted for 25 years and where she now teaches watercolor.

Linda Schulz

Linda Schultz has been a spiritual director for over 25 years and a supervisor for 10 years. She maintains a private practice of spiritual direction in Playa del Rey, CA, where she works with ecumenical

Mark Schumann

Mark first picked up a camera as a ninth-grader in 1972 photographing sports and other events for the local newspaper. After college, he pursued a career in journalism working for several newspapers around Florida. He

Hope Shand

Hope Shand grew up in San Antonio, Texas where she learned Spanish as a child. She graduated from Duke University and holds a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in City

Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award winning author of over thirty books on religion and spirituality. Rami received rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion and holds a Ph.D. from Union Graduate

Jim Sharon

Jim Sharon, Ed.D. is a licensed psychologist and certified life coach. Jim and his wife, Ruth, are in private practice together through Energy for Life in Centennial, CO (SE Denver). Jim has 40 years of professional

Ruth Sharon

Ruth is a licensed, professional counselor, wellness coach and registered yoga teacher. She and her husband, Jim, are in private practice together through Energy for Life in Centennial, CO (SE Denver). Ruth has 40 years

Jim and Ruth Sharon

Jim Sharon, Ed.D. is a licensed psychologist; Ruth Sharon, M.S. is a licensed professional counselor. They are in private practice as Energy for Life in Centennial, CO (SE Denver). During 40 years of professional experience, the Sharons have served thousands

Eileen Shaughnessy

Eileen Shaughnessy is a Lecturer at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in the Sustainability Studies Program, teaching courses in environmental justice, nuclearism, and racial justice. She has a certificate in Spiritual Guidance and

Carol Shellenberger

Carol Shellenberger graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary and was ordained to a counseling ministry before becoming an intentional interim pastor. She served as interim pastor for eight congregations in Northern California and joined the

Christine Sherwood

Christine Sherwood has lived in northern New Mexico for over 30 years. She has been in the healing arts since 1991 and has taught healing workshops nationwide since 1995. In 2006, her life trajectory was

Amy Shutt

Amy Shutt has over a decade of formal photography experience. She currently specializes in nature, animal, and commercial photography in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A published photographer, she also teaches various photography classes and workshops throughout

Simon Silva

“In the world today, there is renewed interest in the term, “creativity.” It is no longer a word reserved exclusively for artists, musicians, or scientists. Ushering in a new era in education, the word "creativity"

Amy Simpson

Amy Simpson holds a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from Carnegie Mellon University and has been teaching, performing and serving as professional church musician for over 20 years. Currently, she serves Sewickley Presbyterian Church just outside

Jennifer Sinor

Jennifer Sinor is the author of three books of literary nonfiction, most recently Letters Like the Day: On Reading Georgia O’Keeffe (New Mexico 2017) and Ordinary Trauma: A Memoir (Utah 2017). Her essays have appeared

Allyson Siwik

Allyson Siwik is the director of the Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP), a non-profit environmental organization that promotes community health by protecting the environment and natural resources in southwestern New Mexico. She also serves as the

Anita Skeen

Anita Skeen is currently Professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University where she is the Director of The Center for Poetry. She has been a Fellow at the

Timothy Slemmons

Timothy Matthew Slemmons is Associate Professor of Homiletics and Worship at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. A past recipient of the David H. C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award (1994), he has served Presbyterian congregations in

Heather Sloan

Heather Sloan holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Throughout her career, she has focused on intersections between Avant-garde, Popular and World musics.

Dennis Smith

Dennis Smith is a former educators from Southern California. Dennis was a secondary choral music teacher and is working on his second novel.

Becky Smith

Becky Smith is a spiritual director and small group leader. She currently serves as a facilitator for Stillpoint's Art of Spiritual Direction program in Southern California and in New Mexico. She seeks to live authentically

Ali Smith

Ali Smith co-founded the Holistic Life Foundation in 2001, where he currently serves as Executive Director. He is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and graduate of the Friends School of Baltimore. He attended college at

Atman Smith

Atman Smith is a Co-founder of the Holistic Life Foundation, where after 10 years of serving as Director of Youth Programming, he currently serves as the Director of Fundraising. He is also Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Bryan Smith

Rev. Bryan Smith is a pastor in the PC (USA) denomination, an ICF certified life coach and an Animas Valley Institute certified nature-based human development guide. Bryan’s passion is to help people discover, develop and

Olive Smith

Olive Smith has been a stained glass artist since 1974. She is a member of the International Guild of Glass Artists, Stained Glass Association of America, and New Mexico Glass Artists Association. She is also

Dale Smith

Dale Smith is a retired federal executive. He has been an active silversmith instructor at Ghost Ranch since 1986 and is a past president and current member of the National Ghost Ranch Foundation. For more

Melissa Smith-Wilkinson

Melissa Smith-Wilkinson, Yoga Alliance ERYT® 500 in Yoga Therapeutics, Restorative and Sustainable Yoga Teacher Trainer, International Retreat Leader, Alzheimers and other Dementias caregiver advocate, and Mindfulness in Schools Educator. Native Texan, Melissa currently lives in

Katie Snapp

When Katie Snapp first entered the workforce as an electrical engineer, she quickly strived to make herself “one of the boys” and replicated her leadership skills after the men in the business. Years later, loads

Kate Snodgrass

Kate Snodgrass is the Artistic Director of Boston Playwrights' Theatre and co-founder of the award-winning Boston Theater Marathon. A former actor, Kate studied at LAMDA in NYC; she runs the Graduate Program in Playwriting at

Erik Speyer

Born in Argentina in 1940, educated in Denmark and the United States, Erik Speyer has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to his art.   As a Navy pilot and director first of Planet Ocean and then

Constance Squires

Constance Squires is the author of the novel Along the Watchtower, which was published by Riverhead/Penguin in 2011, and won the 2012 Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction. She has been nominated three times for the Pushcart

Suzanne Stabile

Suzanne Stabile is an Enneagram Master Teacher. Known as a “priceless source of wisdom” and a “grace-filled truth teller,” Suzanne has been a student of the Enneagram for more than 30 years. Her winsome, narrative

Joseph Stabile

The Reverend Joseph Stabile is pastor of Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church, as well as Co-Founder and Animator of Life in the Trinity Ministry, in Dallas, Texas. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member

Brian Stafford

Brian Stafford, MD, MPH is mentor, guide, writer, speaker, and cultural change agent. Brian trained as a psychiatrist in academic medicine as an endowed chair in psychiatry. Then, he left medicine and academia in service to the

Carol Stalcup

Dr. Carol Stalcup is a lover of words, dreams and journeys, a storyteller who creates safe spaces for others to narrate the stories of their lives. She has practiced the art and science of psychology for over

Mirabai Starr

Mirabai Starr writes creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and

Barbara Stavola

Barbara J. Stavola is a Certified Core Synchronism Practitioner and Instructor as well as a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Clinic Supervisor and Teacher. She also is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Natural Therapeutic Specialist. Barbara’s personal

Carola Stearns

Carola Stearns, Ph.D, from Santa Fe NM, is a field geologist whose research and experience includes teaching at the University of Michigan, working as a seismic interpreter in the petroleum industry, two seasons as a

Howard F Stein

Howard F. Stein, Ph.D., an organizational, applied, psychoanalytic, and medical anthropologist, as well as poet, is professor emeritus in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, where

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. She travels in this and other countries as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. She is particularly

Silvia Stenitzer

Silvia Stenitzer, MA, LPCC, LMT, has been exploring the body-mind-soul connection for the past twenty years in her private practice “Interactive Bodytherapy.” Silvia is a dedicated psychotherapist, bodyworker, and yogini. She holds a certificate in

David Stephens

David Stephens is a life-long church musician with passions for many different genres of music and liturgical forms. A graduate of Webster University, David is trained in both classical and jazz voice and performs regularly

David Stone

David Stone began his career as an actor in New York, where his credits included Julian in Toys in the Attic and Luke in Tobacco Road at the Hudson Guild, as the narrator in Heritage at Lincoln Center, and the title

John Strubberg

John Strubberg has a master’s degree in Counseling Education and has over 38 years’ experience in public education working with students & parents in coaching sports, personal growth, parent training and stress management. He has

Susan Gilbertson

Susan Gilbertson is a Clinical Social Worker living and working in Durham, NC. In the early 1980s, she had a life-changing experience when she lived on the Mexico/US border for four years. After graduate school

Deborah Sussex

Deborah's interest in painting and photography began over thirty years ago when she purchased her first camera with a high school art scholarship. At that time, she felt torn between art school and a life

Gladys Swan

Though Gladys Swan has spent most of her career as a writer, having published two novels and seven collections of short fiction, as well as poetry and essays, she has devoted much of the last

Lori Swick

Lori Joan Swick is an adjunct professor of religion, mythology and philosophy at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. She holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from the University of Notre Dame and is

Rina Swentzell

Dr. Rina Swentzell earned her B. A. in Education from New Mexico Highlands University, as well as her M. A. in Architecture in 1976 and her Ph. D. in American Studies in 1982 at the University

Terry Symens-Bucher

Terry Symens-Bucher has been trained in Council practice through the Center for Council, in Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg and BayNVC and has studied extensively with Joanna Macy and Bill Plotkin. He has a Master

Anne Symens-Bucher

Anne Symens-Bucher was first introduced to the work of Joanna Macy in 1984 and has served as her executive assistant since 2006. She is deeply immersed in Macy's work and has been facilitating Work That Reconnects

Matt Syrdal

Rev. Matt Syrdal is a pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Denver, CO where he founded Wilder- Soul, and launched Church of Lost Walls in the Front Range area of Colorado. Matt’s passion is guiding

Janet Takahashi

Janet Takahashi is a free-lance artist with a “love of letters” specializing in calligraphy, illustration and gilding. As a biologist, with a deep appreciation for nature and science, she paints in the field, working “en

Claudia Tammen

Claudia Tammen is an outdoor and event photographer and a former Ghost Ranch staffer. She has published two books now sold at the Ghost Ranch Trading Post: "Ghost Ranch Vistas & Visions," a book of

Bill Tammeus

Bill Tammeus, former award-winning Faith columnist for "The Kansas City Star," is a long-time Ghost Ranch instructor. Among his latestest books are Woodstock: A Story of Middle Americans  and They Were Just People: Stories of Rescue

Merrick Tate

Merrick Tate is Red House Clan, born for Red Running into the Water Clan. Originally from Ts'ah Bii'kin (Inscription House), AZ, Merrick has lived in Albuquerque, NM since 2003. Merrick is a silversmith apprentice, feather fan

Jim Taylor

Jim Taylor is a Weaver with Men As Learners and Elders (M.A.L.E.s), a program of Illuman, where he conducts Men's Rites of Passage and other events to strengthen the masculine spiritual journey. Jim also serves

Jane Taylor

Jane Taylor is a poet with a special interest in creative collaboration. Her first book was a duet with poet, Judith Tate O’Brien, By the Grace of Ghosts. In 2007, Jane partnered with poet, Anita

Adam Taylor

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor is a social activist ordained in the American Baptist Church and the Chair of the Board at Sojourners, an organization dedicated to putting faith into action in the passionate pursuit of

Chandra Taylor-smith

Chandra Taylor-Smith, the former Vice President for Research at the Council for Opportunity in Education and Director of The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, is the National Audubon's Vice President

Kathy Thaden

Kathy Thaden links her art to her faith -- expressing awe at creation and the Creator -- whether abstract pieces, liturgical commissions or mosaic sculpture. The possibilities are infinite -- working with thousands of bits

Marsha Thole

Marsha Thole, a graduate of the Specialty Tea Institute (STI, a division of the TeaUSA Association), is a certified tea specialist. Originally from Minnesota and now living in New Mexico, she is a retired Air

Charlie Thompson

Charlie Thompson holds a Ph.D. in religion and culture from UNC-Chapel Hill, with concentrations in cultural studies and Latin American studies. He also holds an M.S. degree in Agricultural Education from NC A&T State University.

Michael Thornton

Michael Ray Thornton is a master potter and art teacher whose work expresses his affinity with Oriental pottery traditions and aesthetics. He has studied his art for over 30 years in America and Japan with

Sylvia Thorson-Smith

Sylvia Thorson-Smith was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She attended Pacific Lutheran University and graduated from the University of Dubuque with a BA in psychology in 1966. She received an MS in sociology and

Robert Thurman

Dr. Robert Thurman is recognized worldwide as an authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist science, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of

Lauren Tietz

Lauren Tietz is a dancer, teacher, sound maker and filmmaker based in Austin TX. As an artist and healing arts practitioner who loves to uncover the intelligence of the body - its nuance, poetry and wise

Susan Page Tillett

Susan Page Tillett is the Executive Director of The Mesa Refuge in Point Reyes Station, California, and before she led Ragdale, the artists’ community in Chicago. She has decades of experience in museum interpretation at

Joseph Brophy Toledo

Joseph Brophy Toledo, Medicine-man, Healer, Spiritual leader, Storyteller, Herbalist and a member of the Pueblo of Jemez. He has served in the capacity as a healer and spiritual leader to the pueblo and non-native communities

Robert Torrez

Robert J. Torrez, former New Mexico State Historian has contributed significantly to the preservation of New Mexico's historical documents and cultural properties. Mr. Torrez is a recognized expert on one of New Mexico's most challenging issues that touches on

Peter Traben Haas

Peter Traben Haas is founder and editor of and is a certified Centering Prayer instructor and retreat leader. He is the author of numerous books on contemplative prayer, including Centering Prayers: A One Year

Lisa Trujillo

Lisa Trujillo, an award-winning weaver from Chimayo, NM, is known for her work in the Rio Grande weaving tradition, her spinning and dyeing, and for her stunningly unique designs. She and her husband, Irvin Trujillo, a

Camilla Trujillo

Camilla Trujillo has been studying traditional regional pottery techniques for over 25 years and instructing for 18 years. A native New Mexican, her love for micaceous clay and traditional firing techniques has infused her own

Beata Tsosie-peña

Beata Tsosie-Peña, B.A. from Española, NM, is an active community organizer, advocate and educator, as well as a local dancer, poet and artist. Beata currently facilitates Environmental Health and Justice Focus groups for Tewa Women United and instructs poetry and writing workshops for teen groups in the Española

John Tsungme Guy

John Tsungme Guy is a psychotherapist with over ten years experience working with groups and individuals on addiction recovery, mindfulness meditation, and issues of race and class.

Mary Evelyn Tucker

Mary Evelyn Tucker is co-author of Journey of the Universe and together with John Grim is the executive producer of The Journey film. Mary Evelyn is also the director of the Forum on Religion and

Sharyn Richey Turner

Restoring the ancient connections of art, spirituality and nature motivates the Reverend Doctor Sharyn Richey Turner as she leads Art and Spirituality retreats at Ghost Ranch and in doing her own creative work as a

Cami Twilling

Cami Twilling is the Director of Contemplative Spirituality at Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Denver, Colo. She has studied meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Shambhala and received Spiritual Direction certification at the

Pam Uschuk

Political activist and wilderness advocate Pam Uschuk has howled out six books of poems, including "Crazy Love," winner of a 2010 American Book Award, "Finding Peaches In The Desert" (Tucson/Pima Literaature Award), "Blood Flower, Wings

Melodie Usher

Melodie Usher became a weaver when she inherited her Grandmother-In-Law’s loom, a four shaft Bexell Cranbrook loom that was built in the late 1930’s. After graduating from high school having taken every art class offered

Ellen Vanarsdale

Ellen VanArsdale comes with nearly 45 years of experience at a Community Health Nurse and university faculty member.  Most recently she has spent nearly 8 years as a Parish Nurse in the Sun Cities area.

David Vanarsdale

Dave Van Arsdale has been a pastor for 41 years serving churches in five states including the last 8 years as the Pastor at Faith Presbyterian Church in Sun City, Arizona. The Reverend David L.

Marie Vandaveer

Marie Vandaveer loves the colors and the jewelry of the southwest. She enjoys teaching at Ghost Ranch where she learned silversmithing from Judith Foster, Dale Smith and Roger Wilbur. Marie lives in Bend, Oregon and

Paul Vasile

Paul Vasile is a freelance church musician, consultant, and composer based in New York City. A multitalented musician and dynamic worship leader, he is committed to building, renewing, and re-shaping faith communities through music and liturgy. Paul brings

Ravi Verma

Ravi Verma is a spiritual director and has worked professionally with churches and lay leaders for over twenty-five years. Ravi’s passion is to work with individuals and groups to build bridges between parts of ourselves, with

Phil Vivirito

Phil Vivirito is a lead facilitator for Mankind Project (MKP) primary integration training program and has been a staff member of MKP's New Warrior Training Adventures since 2005. He is a group facilitator for the Witnessing Whiteness program that invites

Adam Waite

Adam Waite, conductor, composer and pianist, is the Minister of Music at Denver Colorado’s historic Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church. In addition to overseeing the church’s broad musical and artistic programming, Adam also conducts Montview’s Westminster Choir: an

Leena Waite

Leena Waite enjoys a career in both nonprofit work and music, seeking different ways of making a difference. She is the Member & Program Coordinator of The Nonprofit Centers Network (NCN), which helps nonprofits improve

Peter Walker

Peter Walker is a filmmaker, teacher, and martial artist. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Oregon and a Directors Certificate from the Asian Academy of Film and Television in India. His five

Alice Walker

Alice Walker is an internationally celebrated author, poet and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She’s best known for The Color

Cindy Walton

Cindy Walton, a committed artist from childhood, and a native of St. Petersburg, Florida, moved to Asheville in 1988. She earned a BA in art from Salem College, and returned to UNCA for her BFA.

Nahum Ward-Lev

Nahum Ward-Lev is a rabbi who has taught scripture at synagogues, churches, and retreat centers across the country, including Ghost Ranch. He is also the Scholar-In-Residence at Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Fe, NM.

Julianne Lutz Warren

Julianne Lutz Warren is an ecological thinker, scholarly and creative writer, and engaged community member. Her book Aldo Leopold’s Odyssey (Island Press/Shearwater Books) is an intellectual biography of the twentieth-century cultural critic, conservationist, and author of

Catherine Watson

Catherine Watson is an award-winning travel writer, editor, photographer and writing coach who teaches university-level workshops in the U.S. and abroad. Her national awards include the top two in travel writing, the Lowell Thomas Travel

Jace Weaver

Dr. Jace Weaver is the Franklin Professor of Religion and Native American Studies and the Director of the Institute of Native American Studies at the University of Georgia.

Brett Webb-Mitchell

Brett is a speaker, writer, teacher, pastor, dad, partner, pilgrim, and pet lover. In 1999, Brett went on his first pilgrimage with members of the Pilgrimage of Vocation of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa

Susan Weber

Susan Weber  BA, Lic. MT, is a popular yoga teacher at Ghost Ranch, and also teaches aboard National Geographic Lindblad Expedition cruise ships. She is also a licensed massage therapist, practicing here at the Ranch, privately

Ky Weekly

Ky Weekly is a retired Presbyterian Pastor who has been coming to the ranch a long time. Eight years ago he decided to do somethingthat "exercised the right side of his brain," and signed up

Debra Weir

Debra Weir, MA, DASD is the Associate Director for Spirituality and Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary. She is a spiritual director, supervisor for spiritual directors, and retreat leader. Informing her sensibilities are her avocations

Lisa Wells

Lisa Wells, PhD, ERYT500, teaches yoga, meditation, dance, trauma-release and 'Making Peace with Your Body' in addition to co-managing/owning Live Well Studio and offering Ayurvedic consulting. Her 25+ years of yoga practice have taught her

Kelly Wendorf

Kelly Wendorf is an entrepreneur, life coach, motivational speaker and a uniquely skilled systems-change and leadership mentor. Her early experiences were vitally shaped by the natural and ancient world around her where she learned a way of

Brandon Wert

Brandon Wert has served as the associate pastor at Southside Presbyterian Church and is the Site Coordinator for the Tucson/Borderlands site of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Young Adult Volunteer Program. An avid outdoorsman, he is

Jodi Wert

Jodie has a degree in Hispanic Literature and is an educator. The Wert Family lives in Tucson, Arizona where her husband Brandon, an ordained Presbyterian minister, has served as the associate pastor at Southside Presbyterian

Matalie Wham

Matalie Wham is director of music at New Life Presbyterian Church and accompanies the New Mexico Women’s Choir in Albuquerque. She maintains a private studio, teaching (and playing) a variety of styles, including classical and jazz. Her

Matalie Wham

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Mary White

Mary B. White is a California Bay Area sculptor/art educator, active with the Board of WEAD (Women Eco Artists Dialogue). Her current focus is to link art making and environmental issues. Mary started working in glass

Teresa J. Wilber

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Teresa J. Wilber is a freelance artist, having taught calligraphy, paperarts and bookarts workshops and classes at Tulsa Community College, Philbrook Museum School, Waterworks Art Studio, and throughout the U.S. Several

Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams author of Refuge, Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert, and When Women Were Birds, is the Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. Tempest Williams has been

Lewis Williams

Iconographer and artist, 4-year protégé of world-renowned master iconographer Br. Robert Lentz, Lewis Williams has been creating art for over 30 years. (“How could that be, he’s so young?” you’ll ask). He earned his BFA

Catherine Williamson

Catherine Williamson has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 2001. Certified in Integrative Yoga Therapy, Ayur-yoga, and the Himalayan Tradition , she studied Vinyasa and Yantra Yoga as well as meditation in different settings. “My interest

Paula Woerner Watson

Paula Woerner Watson lives and works in Colorado. She is the owner and Director of WolfWood Refuge, a state and federally licensed rescue for wolves and wolf/dogs. She has been rescuing animals for over twenty years.

Thomas V. Wolfe

The Rev. Dr. Thomas V. Wolfe has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Iliff School of Theology since August 1, 2013. Wolfe previously served as Senior Vice President and Dean of the

Marisa Wolfe

With a shared sense of wanderlust and craving for adventure, Marisa Wolfe co-founded Santosha Yoga & Meditation Retreats in 2008 with Halli Bourne to draw students into a direct experience of the wonder and discovery

Margaret Wood

Margaret Wood worked as a companion to Georgia O’Keeffe from 1977 to 1982 when the painter was in her nineties.  Ms. Wood later wrote “A Painter’s Kitchen: Recipes from the Kitchen of Georgia O’Keeffe,” and

Randy Woodley

Randy Woodley (Keetoowah Cherokee) is Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture and Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies at George Fox Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is a founding board member of NAIITS (the North

Edith Woodley

Edith Woodley (Eastern Shoshone) is co-founder of Eagle's Wings Ministry and has been involved in mentoring Indigenous leaders for almost three decades. Edith was raised on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. She has an Associate of Science degree from

Rebeka Wrye

Rebekah Wrye is an artist, storyteller, educator and naturalist. Living in the South, she first encountered gourds as birdhouses, but soon discovered their deep cultural history with roots that reach back to early civilizations across

Bill Wylie

Bill Wylie is the Land and Facilities Manager for Ghost Ranch. Bill has fished in northern New Mexico since 1992 when he and his family first started coming to the Ranch as summer program participants.

Todd Wynward

Todd Wynward is a wilderness educator and author of Rewilding the Way: Break Free to Follow an Untamed God. Todd lives with his family in Taos, NM. When he is not re-imagining Christianity, Wynward is re-imagining public

Martha Yates

Martha Yates, Ph.D. lives in Vallecitos, NM. Martha is a professional archaeologist working as an interpretive guide and teacher. She is a published poet, leader of writing groups, photographer and scholar, and teaches classes for colleges, universities and public schools. She can

Laura Young

Laura Young is an abstract painter whose work can be seen in many corporate and private collections. She shows nationally and internationally and is retired from teaching in the School of Art and Art History

David Young

David Young was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, where he spent long southern summers wading in neighborhood creeks. He attended Duke University and the University of Vermont, where he was enrolled in the Environmental Studies

Erin Youngberg

Erin Youngberg, Fort Collins, CO, has been playing upright bass since age 9 with her banjo pickin’ daddy growing up in Wyoming.  She has toured, recorded, instructed and performed all over the country with various

Aaron Youngberg

Aaron Youngberg is a banjo and pedal steel performer, bluegrass coach, and a professional recording engineer. He has been teaching private banjo lessons for over 10 years, has coached & produced many up-and-coming bluegrass bands

Sarah Zale

Sarah Zale teaches poetry and writing, social justice, and intercultural competence in Seattle. A certified facilitator of Compassionate Listening ® and facilitator of Theatre of the Oppressed and Playback, she brings the skills of deep

Rene Zamora

René Zamora was born in Santa Fe on August 22nd, 1955, with a family lineage on his mother’s side tracing back to Don Diego de Vargas. Zamora traces his artistic heritage back to his grandfather,

Tom Zehnder

Tom Zehnder plays guitar and djembe. Tom Zehnder holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition summa cum laude from UCLA.  With his twin, Tim Gibbs-Zehnder, he forms a duo based in Los Angeles. For more

Sharon Zeugin

Sharon Zeugin works as a free-lance artist and teacher. She holds a BA in history from the University of Southern California, and an MSSW from the University of Texas at Austin. Sharon is the coordinator

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