Soul Care in the Margins

Monthly on the 2nd Tuesday 11:00 AM to Wednesday, December 13, 2023 12:00 PM

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Are you desiring a deeper spiritual connection with God?   

Do you yearn to share deeper levels of heart aches as well as soul connections with others?
Would you like to find support and encouragement and inclusion in a small group on your journey of becoming all you are created to be?

Rolling Ridge invites you to join a new online SoulCare group focused on the nurture and care of LGBTQ+ persons. SoulCare Groups are regular gatherings of 8-12 people who share mutual connection, encouragement, and insight through personal stories, generous listening, and guided spiritual contemplative practices all in a safe and confidential environment.   This new SoulCare Group will meet once each month on the second Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 12 noon (eastern) .

This online group will be facilitated by Rolling Ridge Executive Director, Larry Jay, and Rolling Ridge Program Director, John Kiemele.

There is no cost to participate in this online experience, however you will need to register to receive the Zoom link.  To register or for more information, please contact Larry or John or visit the Rolling Ridge website.

About the leader(s)

Lawrence Jay

As the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge, Rev. Dr. Lawrence Jay works in partnership with the staff to ensure that the guest experience at the Ridge is top quality.  He also partners with retreat leaders to provide excellent programming at the Ridge, and is available to speak about the ongoing ministry and historic mission of Rolling Ridge as a place of rest, retreat, and transformation.  A trained spiritual director and ordained American Baptist pastor, Larry (as he is known by friends) is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, American Baptist Seminary of the West, and the Gateways to God Missional Spiritual Direction Program.  He is also Adjunct Faculty at Merrimack College in the Masters of Spirituality and Spiritual Direction programs.  Eco-spirituality is his passion (and was his doctoral dissertation), encouraging everyone to live into the fullness of our connection with nature, God, and all people.  

John Kiemele

John Kiemele is a wellbeing educator and spiritual director who currently companions individuals, teaches various seminars and lifestyle classes, leads contemplative retreats, and also serves as Program Director at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center.  With a focus on contemplative soul care, John gratefully walks alongside individuals, small groups, classrooms and congregations.  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, with post-doctoral emphases in Spiritual Direction, Mindful Self-Compassion, the Enneagram Spectrum, and Wellness Coaching.