2022 New Contemplatives
The New Contemplatives Initiative seeks to encourage, understand and engage with spiritual directors and companions in the first half of their lives (aged 40-ish or under) by offering a container for vocational support and development.
With our conference theme of “Engage,” these New Contemplatives will play a key role in helping SDI create a truly inter-generational community.
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Rev. Dr. Felicia Black is an ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual minister and professor of education. Her work focuses on the identity development of women from BIPOC communities.
Enrique Cintrón is a spiritual director, digital minister, and writer based in Denver. They work primarily with queer and trans folks, helping them to reconnect with spirituality.
Eric Evans is a spiritual director and composer whose passion is accompanying people in the unfurling sacredness of their respective Realities.
Justin Ferko is a gay interspiritual Spiritual Pathfinder, inviting folks into the sacred spaces of thresholds and their relationship with their Higher Power and the natural world.
Joseph Gabrielson is a Life Coach and Spiritual Teacher, and is the founder of Divine Heart Ministry. He also has a focus on special needs children, and lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
David Brick dances, plays, loves trees and climbing them, works as a Personal Care Attendant, and is in his final year of the Aleph Ordination Program’s training for Jewish Spiritual Directors.
Jodi Lammiman is an eco-spiritual director whose work explores the intersections between personal change and systems change, and is informed by the rhythms of the natural world.
Wanjiku J. Mwangi is a Teacher and a Spiritual Companion from Kenya. She is the Founder and Lead Teacher at Integrated Living.