Because living contemplatively is no easy journey in our current society, we all need support and encouragement to find and sustain our way. Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a Rolling Ridge online group: "SoulCare," a designated time to connect with others interested in nurturing a contemplative life and to experience life-giving contemplative practices together. All are welcome.
About the leader(s)
From the Upper Great Plains to the urban shores of the Pacific Northwest to the New England Seacoast John Kiemele has assisted individuals, small groups, classrooms and congregations with intentional soul care. John is a wellbeing educator and spiritual director who currently companions individuals, teaches various lifestyle classes, leads contemplative retreats, and also serves as Program Director at Rolling Ridge. Prior to his recent move to the Northeast, John founded and served as executive director of Selah Center, a dispersed community of contemplative companions in the greater Seattle area. Recognizing how intentional pausing and listening unlocks life, John strives to engage the whole person – body, mind, soul – in the lifelong process of living well. John received his PhD in education/spirituality from Talbot School of Theology, and holds post-doctoral certificates in Spiritual Direction, the Enneagram Spectrum, Wellness Coaching, and Mindful Self-Compassion. He is also an ordained pastor who has served congregations across the US and Canada. John enjoys spending time with his wife, Marissa, baking, walking, traveling, visiting cathedrals and monasteries, attending live theater, and rummaging through antique shops.