Workshops & Retreats

Instructors


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



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