Pat Boehm

PAT BOEHM

Spiritual Director

Pat Boehm is a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer through Contemplative Outreach International and currently facilitates two prayer groups in Lethbridge.  Through Centering Prayer, Pat is passionate about bringing people closer to an intimate relationship with Christ. She is also a trained spiritual director having graduated from the Haden Institute, N.C., U.S.A.  Music and Pastoral Care are her other areas of interest. Pat is a retired teacher and is married with three adult children and two grandchildren. 

 

Programs:

Oasis Days

Centering Prayer

Book Study: The Universal Christ

A Deepening, Intensive Retreat in Centering Prayer 

Bob Campbell

BOB CAMPBELL

Adult Educator

Bob Campbell holds a Masters Degree in Adult Education and has led workshops and retreats focusing on healthy spiritual growth for many years. Bob is retired but remains actively involved with many groups promoting positive change within our community.  He is married and enjoys spending time with his eleven grandchildren.

Programs:

Book Study: Befriending Death - Henri Nouwen and a Spirituality of Dying by Michelle O’Rourke

Contemplation on the Lord’s Prayer Retreat

Loving-Kindness Retreat

Beyond Loving Kindness: Meditation on Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity

CHERYL DICK

APR, MBA

Cheryl has been working with awareness and mindfulness practice for more than 25 years.  Her career has taken her through a variety of high-profile, demanding positions in multi-national corporations, post-secondary education and public service as CEO of an economic development organization.  From that context, her spiritual work has been a progression towards freedom from fear, disillusionment and anxiety.  Using mindfulness and meditation techniques learned through dedicated study, silent retreats and personal practice, Cheryl offers practical teachings that build awareness and calm our unruly minds.  She is an avid student of Eckhart Tolle’s teachings and has a distinct interest in helping others find inner peace and rest while living in this world at this particular moment in time.

Programs:

The Wisdom and Practice of Mindfulness

Come Away and Rest Awhile – How well do you sleep?

Desiderata – A Silent Reflection

Moment by Moment

Book Study:  Buddha’s Brain – The practical neuroscience of happiness, love & wisdom

MRC Tree

SHARON HAGEL

Knitter

Sharon Hagel is well known for her ability to help others clarify the many intricacies they meet in knitting. She has enjoyed knitting for the past thirty years. She believes the experience of knitting prayer shawls for those recently experiencing loss, as well as those celebrating life, has blessed her with many hours of peaceful reflection and relaxation.

Programs: Knitting into the Mystery of Healing

TERESA HANLON, D MIN & VINCENT HANLON, MD

Spiritual Directors

Teresa is a spiritual director with expertise in adult education, catechesis and healing prayer.  She completed her Doctor of Ministry at St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton in 2019. Vincent is a spiritual director and retired physician interested in mindfulness, life transitions, and the spirituality of baking bread.

Programs:

Spirituality for a Winter's Night

Seeing Mary Magdalene with New Eyes
 

ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS SYLVAIN LAVOIE

Missionary Oblate

Archbishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie, of the Archdiocese of Keewatin-The Pas, is a missionary Oblate who has spent over 40 years ministering among the Indigenous peoples of north-central Canada.  His ministry includes conducting workshops and retreats on Indigenous ministry, spirituality, addictions awareness, faith renewal, healing and presenting Advent/Lenten missions.  Past chair of committees on Indigenous ministry for both the Oblates and the Western Canadian bishops, he presently serves as chaplain and spiritual director at the Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert, Alberta. He has authored four books: Drumming From Within, Together We Heal, Walk A New Path and Still Green and Growing.

Programs: Still Green and Growing

VICKIE MACARTHUR

Spiritual Director

Vickie is passionate about integrating embodied movement, breath and stillness into spiritual practices that bring a sense of healing and wholeness to life.  As a minister, long-time yoga and meditation teacher, and more recently as a Spiritual Director, she invites and teaches the “art of slowing down and listening deeply” to ourselves, to each other, to our planet, and to the Great Mystery that holds us all.  Rooted in the Christian tradition, Vickie has an inter-spiritual heart that embraces the oneness of all spiritual traditions and works to build bridges of understanding through classes, workshops, retreats, and private spiritual accompaniment.  

Programs:

Nurture Your Roots: “Rooted, Connected, Growing”

Living Buddha, Living Christ

KATHY MACFARLANE

MA, CFRE

Kathy has a Master of Arts degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University, is a certified Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) coach and is a CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive). Kathy has spent 30 years in fundraising and senior leadership roles in children’s services, health care, college and university settings. She now offers leadership and organizational development consulting for individuals, organizations and businesses with a philosophy that when we are all allowed to bring our soul to the workplace we generate thriving relationships and results. She and her husband love to travel in their RV and take their rambunctious dog Sage on many miles of walks.

Programs:

Enhancing Your Spiritual Intelligence – Introduction

MARK NIXON

B.Ed, D.Min.

Mark has retired from teaching and Chaplain ministry after 28 years at Catholic Central High School.  He is married and has two children, one son-in-law and one daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. Currently, he owns and operates Living Your Mission Consulting which specializes in Spiritual Direction, Attentive Listening through the Medicine Wheel and Mission Statement Based Bargaining – Getting to Us.

Programs:

Advent Twilight Retreat

Lenten Twilight Retreat

We Are All Treaty People

Spiritual Literacy through the Lens of the Medicine Wheel

HAILEY PINKSEN

Certified Meditation Teacher

Hailey is a certified meditation teacher through the McLean Meditation Institute.  She started learning about meditation in 2015 when she was struggling with balance in her life. Her career and family life were very busy and at times very stressful. She was not handling the lack of balance very well. Her mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing was neglected and something needed to change. That began her practice towards peace and stillness through meditation. She once heard Brene Brown say "teach what you are meant to learn" and she feels like she was meant to learn meditation. Hailey spent most of her life in what she would describe as "negative mental chatter brain" (AKA monkey mind or AKA brain on a stick). It was only with meditation and mindfulness that this chatter began to settle.  Hailey enjoys engaging with others in the practice of meditation and mindfulness.

 

Programs:

Six Degrees of Meditation

Exploring Forgiveness

MRC Tree

ELLEN WAGNER

Spiritual Director

Ellen Wagner is a spiritual guide for youth and young adults.  She did her training in spiritual direction through the FCJ Centre in Calgary and spent over three years in deaconate formation with her husband, Ray, in the Calgary Roman Catholic Diocese.  She frequently helps as a spiritual director at the Centre.  

Programs:

Oasis Days

Advent Twilight Retreat

Lenten Twilight Retreat

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Come Work With Us

If you facilitate or are interest in facilitating a program or retreat aligned with the Mission and Purpose of the Martha Retreat Centre, please submit this form.

 

​© 2020 Martha Retreat Centre Society

1130 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, CA, T1K 7J1

Tel: 403-328-3422

Email: admin@martharetreatcentre.ca

Join our mailing list!