Way of the Heart

Weekly on Thursday 6:30 PM to Thursday, March 21, 2024 9:00 PM

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Take a transformational journey through Lent 2024 with Way of the Heart, an online 8-week experiential learning cohort that inspires and equips us to make the counter-cultural shift to “centered living” from the heart.  By cultivating our capacities for pausing, listening, and being with Love in our present moments, Way of the Heart draws us toward life’s fullness.  As a result of participating in this cohort, you will re-member your connections with God, yourself and all created beings, gain practical skills for living into wholeness, expand your spiritual practices, and discern what leads you toward Life.

"Way of the Heart" sessions meet online on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. (eastern). ​

2024 "Way of the Heart" dates:

February 1, 8, 15, 23, 29 and March 7, 14, 21

This experience includes six ONLINE large group sessions (Feb 1, 8, 23, 29 and March 14, 21) and two ONLINE small group sessions (February 15 and March 7)

​Cohort Space is limited. To guarantee a spot, please submit a $25 non-refundable registration fee which applies to the total cost of this course. No part-time rates.

We strongly suggest taking this training if you are interested to register for our “Gateways to God: training in missional spiritual direction” in the future.

Registration: $300
Registration deadline is January 15, 2024

About the leader(s)

Janet Kessenich

Janet Kessenich, M.M. leads thoughtful, interactive, experiential workshops and retreats that connect participants with what brings meaning, purpose, satisfaction and empowerment into their lives. A holistic sound and energy healer, Janet uses the essence of music – calibrated vibration – with clients and workshop participants to in a sense, tune them to their most aligned way of being. Her Tune Up Your Spirit workshops are based on her book, Music Lessons for the Spirit, a collection of essays drawn from the spiritual/life lessons she learned as a pianist. www.spiralenergies.com

John Kiemele

Facilitator: John Kiemele, PhD, is a wellbeing educator and spiritual director who companions individuals, teaches various seminars and lifestyle classes, leads contemplative retreats, and also serves as Program Director at Rolling Ridge. With a focus on contemplative soul care, John walks alongside individuals and groups assisting them with life-giving connections and wellbeing practices. Recognizing how intentional pausing and deep listening unlocks life, John strives to engage the whole person – body, mind, soul – in the lifelong process of living well. He is Director Emeritus of a dispersed community of contemplative companions in the greater Seattle area called Selah Center, former Executive Director of SoulStream Initiatives in western Canada, and is an ordained clergy having served congregations across the US and Canada. John received his PhD in education/spirituality with post-doctoral emphases in Spiritual Direction, Mindful Self-Compassion, the Enneagram Spectrum, and Wellness Coaching.

Henry Schoenfield

Henry Schoenfield is a trained Spiritual Director and ICF Professional Certified Coach.  He is passionate about working with faith leaders and institutions in times of change, transition, and transformation. Drawing on the spiritual wisdom of the Contemplative Christian tradition as well as other spiritual traditions, he helps people cultivate a space of deep listening for how God is calling them to meet the present moment with an open heart. He is an ordained United Church of Christ pastor and is currently serving in interim ministry in the Southern New England Conference.