Caryl Hurtig Casbon

is an ordained interfaith minister, writer, and speaker who works through the Center for Courage & Renewal, creating circles of trust programs nationally and internationally. Caryl also serves as the Leadership / Curriculum Director with the Sacred Art of Living Center for the Anamcara Project and the Sacred Art of Dying programs, international and interfaith educational programs that address spiritual suffering and transformation at the end of life. She lives in the high desert of the Cascades range in Bend, Oregon.

Heidi Grogan

works with Servants Anonymous Society, an agency supporting sexually exploited women. She is an adjunct instructor at Ambrose University College and at Carey Theological College's MA in in Spiritual Formation program teaching on mystics and social justice. She and her family live in Calgary at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.

Jay M. Hanke

is a retired United Methodist pastor enjoying ministry settings from a different perspective, including local church teaching, mission work, consulting, spiritual direction, and hearing God's call to do occasional interim pastor work. The greater blessing of retirement is more time for marriage, family, travel, reading, and writing. Jay and his wife Harriett live in Winchester, VA.

Pamela Hawkins

is a pastor and writer living and serving in Nashville, Tennessee. She is currently Associate Pastor at Belmont United Methodist Church, and previously was Managing Editor for Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life. Pam is the published author of four books and several prayers and articles. She and her life-partner, Ray, are especially active together in ministries of spiritual formation, reconciliation, and prayer.

Philip Huber

lives with his wife and four children in Syracuse, New York. He enjoys a long walk in the woods, a strong cup of hot tea, the smell of a wood fire in the air, and a good book in his hands. By day he is a retail manager and by night a writer. Phil blogs at

Claire McKeever-Burgett

is Program Interpretation Manager for Upper Room Ministries in Nashville, TN, helping to tell The Upper Room's stories in compelling ways. She is an ordained Alliance of Baptist pastor and writes often at In addition to writing, Claire spends her free time dancing, singing, reading, and walking with her husband, Adam, and their beloved Dachshund/Jack Russell terrier mix, Roxy.

Robert Corin Morris

is the founder and former executive director of Interweave, an ecumenical and interfaith learning center in Summit, NJ and a co-founder of the Newark Interfaith Coalition for Hope and Peace, which facilitates interfaith dialogue and cooperation in facing social challenges. An Episcopal priest, trained spiritual director, and chaplain to clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, he is the author of three books, Wrestling with Grace, Suffering and the Courage of God, and Provocative Grace: The Challenge in Jesus' Words.

Rachel Srubas

is the author of three books on Christian spiritual life, most recently The Girl Got Up: A Cruciform Memoir. She serves as the solo pastor of Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona, where she also teaches on the faculty of the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction and provides spiritual direction for individuals.



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