SPEAKERS

Jump to Featured Speakers: Donna Eden & David Feinstein | Sheila and Marcus Gillette “THEO”

Jump to Workshop Presenters: Dondi Dahlin | Dr. Sheldon Deal | Rev. David Goldberg & Rick Finbow | Rev. Donald Graves | John Harold Moore | Kathy Rausch | Rev. Karen Tudor | Lauran Walker

Jump to Additional Speakers: Rev. Michael GottDr. Charles GeddesJohn Harold MooreRev. Kathy Young


FEATURED SPEAKERS – 2019

Donna Eden & David Feinstein

Donna EdenDONNA EDEN is among the world’s most sought, most joyous, and most authoritative spokespersons for Energy Medicine. She has been able to clairvoyantly “see” the body’s energies since childhood, and her abilities as a healer are legendary. Her best-selling book, Energy Medicine, is the textbook in hundreds of healing classes.  Available in 18 languages, it won golds in both the U.S.A. Book News and Nautilus competitions. To learn more: www.LearnEnergyMedicine.com.

David FeinsteinDAVID FEINSTEIN, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a pioneer in developing innovative therapeutic approaches, leading to nine national awards for his books on consciousness and healing. David has served on the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Antioch College. He was the recipient of the U.S. Book News Best Psychology/Mental Health Book Award of 2007. To learn more about his work with energy psychology, visit www.EnergyPsychEd.com.

TOGETHER Donna and David have built the world’s largest and most vibrant organization teaching the hands-on use of Energy Medicine. Their 1,400 certified practitioners are serving thousands of clients and teaching hundreds of classes in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  Their most recent book, The Energies of Love, achieved best-seller status on the NY Times Relationship List. The Infinity Foundation honored them as the first couple to receive its “Spirit Award” for their contribution to “the evolution of consciousness” and its “impact on society.”

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Sheila and Marcus GilletteSheila and Marcus Gillette

“THEO”

Following her near-death experience in 1969, Sheila became the direct voice channel for a collective of 12 archangels known as THEO. She and her husband Marcus are the co-hosts of the popular web series “AskTHEOTM Live”.

They share THEO’s messages of hope and inspiration through public THEO experiences, television and radio appearances worldwide, and host several live and online mentoring programs.

They are co-authors of The Soul Truth: A Guide to Inner Peace  (Tarcher/Penguin), and Sheila is also the author of her first groundbreaking book The Fifth Dimension: Channels to a New Reality (Simon and Schuster).

You may also recognize Sheila and THEO from the Abraham – Hicks publications as the mentors to Esther as she opened to channeling Abraham in 1984.

Please visit www.AskTheo.com for more information.

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WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

Dondi Dahlin

Dondi DahlinDondi Dahlin grew up in the world of Energy Medicine and show business. She wrote the international bestselling book The Five Elements based on the world’s oldest personality type system and she co-authored The Little Book of Energy Medicine with her mom Donna Eden.

Dondi has been teaching the Five Elements for over 18 years with her sister Titanya Dahlin and spreads Eden Energy Medicine and the Five Elements through international workshops.  She is a sought-after speaker and MC for conventions and conferences.

A member of the Screen Actors Guild, Dondi has also won the titles of both Belly Dancer of the Universe and Outstanding Speaker in the Nation. She has been seen in over 100 commercials and performed in over 30 countries.

Dondi’s home is California where she home-schools her son and lives in a 1904 house, historically designated by the city of San Diego.

www.LearnTheFiveElements.com

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Dr. Sheldon Deal

Sheldon Deal - Big Sky Retreat

Dr. Sheldon Deal is the owner-director of the Swan Clinic of Natural Healing in Tucson, Arizona, and has written several popular books on nutrition and natural methods of healing. His innovative views of healing are widely quoted. Sheldon always brings new and fresh ideas on the way we look at our bodies and how we learn to live in them. His knowledge of Applied Kinesiology and his ability to teach new techniques makes him world renowned. He has lectured throughout Europe, Russia, and Australia for twenty-three years. With his wife, Cindy, Sheldon has been a staunch supporter of the Retreat since 1981. He joined the Retreat Board in 1999.

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Rev. David Goldberg & Rick Finbow

David Goldberg and Rick FinbowRev. David Goldberg and Psychic Rick Finbow partner to bring you new soul-centered tools to help you manifest your dream life. David and Rick share the same exact day of birth and year. They are divinely united to offer unique personal and professional support. A renowned psychic and medium, Rick will identify and clear blocks that hold you back. An ordained minister, David will help you see the extraordinary opportunities that lie ahead. Together they offer a unique, highly personalized experience of wellness, peace and security that comes from knowing you are on the right path.

Visit their websites at PsychicRick.com and DrDavidSGoldberg.com.

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Rev. Donald Graves

Donald GravesRev. Donald Graves is loved and respected for the dynamic way he challenges people to step into their personal magnificence. His love of life is contagious, his humor infectious, his speaking and storytelling inspires, and his interactive facilitation compels those who are willing, to become infinitely greater than they previously thought possible. Rev Donald retired from pulpit ministry in February 2017, after serving over thirty years as an Ordained Minister with Centers for Spiritual Living. He and his wife Janet recently co-founded UltimaVitae, LLC, which provides online education and experiential practices to support spiritual awakening and life mastery.

 

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John Harold Moore

John Harold Moore

John Harold Moore (President) was guided to attend his first Big Sky Retreat in 2014. He thought he was going as an attendee, but due to unforeseen circumstances, some last minute schedule changes, and a few miracles, two weeks before the Retreat he was asked to facilitate a workshop. His decision to say yes turned out to be one of the biggest blessings in his life. After a warm welcome into the Big Sky family, and facilitating two more Family Constellations workshops the following year, John was honored to accept the invitation to join the Board in 2015. To say John brings a diverse background to this Board might be an understatement. He graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Acting and Advertising Design, worked in theater administration in Syracuse and Washington, DC, performed in parades and shows at the Walt Disney World Resort for seven years, and was a licensed massage therapist in South Florida for thirteen years.

John began attending church services at Unity on the Bay in Miami, Florida, in 2002 and has been a student of New Thought ever since. Life continued to unfold in miraculous ways for John, bringing him the perfect teachers and life experiences that led to the work he feels he was born to do today as a Life Coach, Minister, Family Constellations Facilitator, and A Course in Miracles Teacher. John teaches classes and facilitates workshops at home in Houston, Texas, as well as all over the United States.

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Kathy Rausch

Kathy RauschKathy has been an artist all her life. She studied fine arts at the Milwaukee School of Arts and The University of Wisconsin – Madison. Kathy learned mandala art from Paul Huessenstamm, the renowned international mandala artist and Merry Norris, who has been teaching spiritual art to women for over 20 years.

Kathy is a guest speaker and artist at retreats and conferences around the world bringing the magic of community art and mandalas to the attendees.

In 2014, Kathy was guided in the middle of the night by a voice telling her to “write Activate Divine Creativity” to help people become mindful and find joy in their everyday lives. She wrote the name of the book down and went back to sleep. That same night she woke up with a message, “Here are the 8 chapters.” and wrote those down as well. Kathy had been drawing, painting and creating mandalas of all kinds for over a decade and had been teaching people how to create them for over a year at that time, but never considered herself a writer. She had been a blogger for over 10 years, but a book?

As luck would have it, or rather as Divine Guidance would have it, Kathy told a good friend and colleague about it a few days later. Her reply was, “Great! I’ll have you as my keynote speaker next year and I’ll buy 100 books!” Kathy said, “Ummm, OK.” Kathy was guided, prodded, and directed (by God, Spirit, her Higher Power) as she wrote and completed her book.

Since the first keynote speech in 2015, Kathy has spoken at conferences around the US and Canada at retreats and conferences for spiritual and corporate folks. She has created Art Zones where people gather and create, most notably provides her signature 4 – 6 feet wide, custom “community” mandalas at each event. She has taught hundreds of people from around the world to create their own mandala.

Teaching others about mandalas, and how to create their own, brings Kathy great joy.

Kathy has been an active member of The Columbus Center for Spiritual Living since 2008. She has served on their CORE Council (board of directors) for 3 years, with 1 of those as the president. She has been active in the center’s choir, music team, ushering, hospitality, compassionate care, Sunday school, and technology.

Kathy is an avid entrepreneur and educational speaker, with over 25 years of experience in digital media. She has worked with companies, government agencies and non-profits of all sizes across the country achieve online marketing by maximizing the impact of their website, email marketing, and social media efforts.

Website: www.KathyRausch.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/divinedreativity
Instagram: www.instagram.com/kathy_rausch/

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Rev. Karen Tudor

Karen TudorReverend Karen Tudor had a 20 year background in healthcare before being ordained as a Unity minister in 1994. She served for 7 years in her home church at Unity of Houston as Associate Minister, then Senior Associate Minister, with Reverend Howard Caesar.

After leaving Unity of Houston, Karen served as a hospice chaplain and became a guest speaker and workshop leader for churches and business groups.

In 2004, Rev. Karen became the Senior Minister of Unity of New Braunfels, Texas for 13 years, ending her leadership there in June 2017.

During that time, she led the effort to establish a partnership of churches housing homeless families in their facilities as they work toward permanent homes.

Rev. Karen also founded the Interfaith Network of Comal County, bringing leaders of local faith traditions together to raise community awareness of the diversity of spiritual practice in New Braunfels.

Early in her career, Karen became active in Unity Worldwide Ministries serving as Chair of the Bylaws ministry team, in officer positions of the Unity South Central regional board and 5 years of UWM Board service, culminating as Chair of the Board, June 2016-2017.

Rev. Karen expanded into broadcast ministry as a founding co-host of the internet radio show “Biblical Power For Your Life” on Unity Online Radio for 7 years, and for 10 years had been heard on local radio in New Braunfels giving an inspirational, one minute message.

With her husband, William, Karen has raised two daughters, Rachel and Melissa and now has 5 grandchildren – Lily, Rose, Jordan, Violet and Brielle.

Reverend Karen Tudor believes that all of the teachings of Jesus come from his experience of Oneness and that Love flows from that understanding. Reverend Karen says, “I know myself as love and that love is really all there is; it is our inheritance, our destiny and our legacy. It is the answer to every question.”

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Lauren Walker

Lauren WalkerLauren Walker is the author of Energy Medicine Yoga: Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice (Sounds True, 2014) and The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription (Sounds True, 2017). She’s been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997 and created Energy Medicine Yoga while teaching at Norwich University. She teaches EMYoga across the US and internationally and has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra +, Yoga Digest, and The New York Times. She was recently named one of the top 100 most influential yoga teachers in America. For more of her work, see EMYoga.net.

 

 

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ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS

Rev. Michael Gott

Rev. Michael Gott joined the Board in 2013 and is the Music Director.  He is an accomplished musician – singer/songwriter/pianist – and has been a successful entertainer, performing all over the world, for over 25 years.  Michael is also an outstanding speaker and teacher, and the Senior Minister at Unity of Houston, Houston, Texas since 2017.  He has been the Special Guest Musician for the Retreat since 2009 and is always at the top of everyone’s “favorite singer” list.  Michael’s many skills and his long-time study of metaphysical principles makes him an invaluable member of the Retreat.

 

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Dr. Charles GeddesCharles Geddes

Dr. Charles Geddes (Treasurer) is a founding member of the Big Sky Retreat.  He has 47 years of ministry and served on the Board of Directors of International Centers for Spiritual Living.  He was awarded an honorary doctorate for his years of contributions and in 2004 voted Minister of the Year.  He resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,  and is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Bridges Spiritual Centers, Inc., a non-profit Center dedicated to celebrating “the innate divinity in everyone.   He is a member of the Affiliated New Thought Network and the Emerson Theological Institute.

 

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John Harold Moore

John Harold Moore (President) was guided to attend his first Big Sky Retreat in 2014. He thought he was going as an attendee, but due to unforeseen circumstances, some last minute schedule changes, and a few miracles, two weeks before the Retreat he was asked to facilitate a workshop. His decision to say yes turned out to be one of the biggest blessings in his life. After a warm welcome into the Big Sky family, and facilitating two more Family Constellations workshops the following year, John was honored to accept the invitation to join the Board in 2015. To say John brings a diverse background to this Board might be an understatement. He graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Acting and Advertising Design, worked in theater administration in Syracuse and Washington, DC, performed in parades and shows at the Walt Disney World Resort for seven years, and was a licensed massage therapist in South Florida for thirteen years.

John began attending church services at Unity on the Bay in Miami, Florida, in 2002 and has been a student of New Thought ever since. Life continued to unfold in miraculous ways for John, bringing him the perfect teachers and life experiences that led to the work he feels he was born to do today as a Life Coach, Minister, Family Constellations Facilitator, and A Course in Miracles Teacher. John teaches classes and facilitates workshops at home in Houston, Texas, as well as all over the United States.

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Rev. Kathy Young

Rev. Kathy Young is an engaging speaker, teacher, facilitator and executive coach, Rev. Kathy Young is passionate about the power of Awakened Leadership and Intentional Communication. She attended her first Big Sky Retreat in 2017, and began serving on our Board in 2019.

Kathy has a unique talent for creating meaningful growth experiences. Her depth of expertise in interpersonal relationships/interactions, shared- & servant-leadership development, communication- and conflict dynamics, and empowered community creation adds value to spiritual communities and business organizations nationally and internationally.

Based in Colorado, she’s the Founder and Spiritual Director of IntentionWise, a CSL Ministry focused on supporting the development of spiritual organizations and leaders. She also serves as President of Carlson / Young, a non-profit firm specializing in high- impact custom leadership- and executive team development, communications, and workplace community.

An ordained Centers for Spiritual Living minister, Kathy is licensed/certified in multiple assessments and coaching modalities; an award-winning video producer/ director; a songwriter/vocalist and Nana to 9 beloved grandchildren.

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