Moving through Fear to Freedom

Friday, February 26, 2021 7:00 PM to Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:30 PM

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We live during times when fear and confusion continue to weigh heavy on our hearts, souls, minds, and bodies.  When we recognize how pervasive and corrosive fear can be, we are able to journey toward life’s fullness when we create unique experiences that blend voices and resources to help us move through risk to meaning as we are released into Love’s invitations to receive deeper places of freedom.

This two-part virtual experience creates a coast-to-coast contemplative community of practice partnering Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center in North Andover, MA, and Selah Center in the Pacific Northwest.

As a result of participating in this shared mini-retreat, we will

  • Understand the limitations and detriments of fear and the possibilities beyond fear
  • Feel inspired and expectant of a way forward, through fear to freedom, as invited by the Divine
  • Employ contagious attitudes and courageous practices of Love’s freedom in our circles of influence.

Join us for this two-part ONLINE retreat (please note the time for the zones listed):
  • Friday, February 26 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (PST) / 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (EST) and
  • Saturday, February 27 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PST) / 12 noon - 3:30 p.m. (EST). 

Facilitated by John Kiemele, PhD, program director at Rolling Ridge, and Mary Pandiani, DMin, executive director of Selah Center.

Registration = $80

Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration.

Registration deadline is Friday February 19.
For more information, email Rolling Ridge, John Kiemele or Mary Pandiani.

About the leader(s)

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.

Mary Pandiani

Mary Pandiani, D.Min., MA, C.S.D., from the Pacific Northwest, is a spiritual director, personal/professional development coach, and an instructor for adult basic education. As a wife, mother, grandmother and friend, she seeks to offer hospitality by way of the heart. Completing her doctorate on research in graceful aging, she also provides leadership to the Selah Center, an organization that intentionally pauses and nurtures the contemplative life. Over the years, she has led a number of Selah Seminars ranging from Discernment to Contemplative-in-Action, along with the year-long course, “Living From The Heart.” She values the fresh expressions of God’s presence that help her integrate a heart-soul-mind for greater freedom in relationship with others, herself, and God.