About

Presenters:

Dick Y: Dick has been studying, practicing and teaching Centering Prayer and other forms of meditation for more than 25 years. He isa commissioned presenter of the Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop and a member of Al-Anon and ACA. 

Mary L: Mary L., M.Ed., is a commissioned Workshop presenter, and co-coordinator for Minnesota Contemplative Outreach. Shehas been in ACA recovery for 32 years,and began using Centering Prayer as an 11th Step practice in 1996. 

Julie G: Julie works her recovery program in AA, Al-Anon and OA, and has been shaped and guided by the 12 Steps since1992. She is a commissioned Workshop presenter. She continues to deepen her spiritual path through creativity and color, parenting and being a pastor. 

Glenn K: Glenn is a commissioned Workshop presenter. Having experienced the benefits of a daily practice in his own recovery, he is dedicated to helping those who wish to learn. 

Jon S.: A writer, editor and journalist, Jon has been in recovery since 1985, has written extensively about spirituality and has authored a book profiling spiritual seekers. He attends the Tuesday night Centering Prayer group at St. Thomas More church in Saint Paul.

Adam G.: In recovery since 1985, Adam is a facilitator for the St. Matthew’s Centering Prayer group. He maintains the website for Minnesota Contemplative Outreach. 

Mark R.: Mark is a commissioned Workshop presenter. Centering Prayer has been the cornerstone of his recovery program since 2009. 

Jay M: Jay, who makes audio recordings of our presenters’ talks, has been in recovery since 2005. He attends the Tuesday night group at St. Thomas More church. Jay reports having had his recovery “revolutionized by the transformative nature of Centering Prayer.”