Guild Community

We tend not to draw distinctions among members with regard to our professional experience. In part, this may be due to the fact that, as a medieval contemplative said, “In this work, we are all beginners.” We come together, leaving behind our titles and professional identities, and taking up a piece of the journey together in order to, in Bruno Barnhart’s words, find wisdom in “participatory knowing.”

We do acknowledge two categories of membership within the Guild.  Friends of the Guild are those who financially support the Guild’s vision and work, with a basic membership gift of $25 or more annually. Guild Associates are those who – desiring to be part of a network of contemplatives for spiritual support, growth, collegiality, and accountability – have chosen to experience the Associate application and discernment process.

Board of Directors

Members of our Board of Directors are stewards of the Guild’s philosophy and vision. They oversee the programs, staffing, and legal and financial aspects of the Guild. Each member is commited to practicing the Guild Rule of Life, which involves participating in spiritual direction or guidance, abiding by the Guild Ethical Guidelines, following the Guidelines for Small and Large Group Conversations, and financially contributing to the life of the Guild.

Members of the Board are:

Nancy Collins –
Elaine Hewes –
Marty Resotko –
Dan Robinson –
Lyta Seddig –
Heather Spring –
Rick Wile –



Cynthia Bourgeault
Tony Burkart