Contemplation Conference: Meet the Presenters

We know you’re gearing up for the October conference, Healing our World through Contemplative Practice.

Here are some highlights about the excellent teachers and presenters you’ll be hearing from:

CAROL ANN GOTCH: Carol Ann has a background in education and Religious Studies.  She is involved in pastoral team work and is a staff member of Prairie Jubilee, a program for training spiritual directors.  She holds a Masters in Spirituality from the University of California, Berkeley.

JUDITH BURCH: Judith Burch is a spiritual director, religious education curriculum writer, and has been employed, since 2013, as Manitoba’s Provincial Spiritual Health Care Coordinator. A graduate of the Prairie Jubilee Program, Judith’s journey has included degrees in sociology, religion and law. Judith felt called at mid-life, while living in beautiful North Vancouver, to live more contemplatively and to help people find more peace and meaning in their everyday lives.

ADEL COMPTON: (Rev.) Adel Compton, BScN, MDiv, Prairie Jubilee Associate, STM. Adel is a lifelong learner and mentor with nursing and ministry experience from rural, remote and urban prairie intercultural contexts. Her passion to empower all ages and all peoples to strengthen spiritual health is currently expressed in her role as Regional Director Spiritual Health Services for Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

DALE BIALLY: Dale Bially has been studying the enneagram under the guidance of mentors Carol Ann Gotch and David Walsh since 1993. He completed the Enntrain: Inspirited and Embodied Enneagram training program in 2012 and works as a workshop facilitator for Inscapes.   Dale’s business experience and understanding of human relations was refined over the last 25 years while leading a medium Canadian retail company. Dale is currently an intern in the Prairie Jubilee Program for spiritual directors.

KURT SCHWARTZ: Kurt has been in the field of spiritual care within healthcare for over 20 years.  His specialties are in mental health and addictions.  He has  taught several courses related to spiritual diversity and the contemplative arts at the Health Sciences Center for over 8 years.  He is a certified member of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care and has a Masters of Divinity from the University of Toronto.