QBloggers

Marie Morgan

I am a former Congregational minister (United Church of Christ) now serving in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a member of the Roman Catholic Church. I am a co-founder of Casa San Benito, a house church and newly-forming Intentional Christian Community. We welcome Catholics, “recovering Catholics,” Protestants, and other spiritual searchers. Our Sunday liturgy includes a 45-minute “dialogue homily” in which each who attends responds regarding how the morning’s readings are touching them. In our weekly format, the Quadratos lens provides an invaluable means for people to hear the Word today in their lives…so much more than a historical study alone could do. I am a painter and also serve as a spiritual director. In 1984 I earned a D.Min. degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.

  Marie Morgan

Dave Mullen

I am a retired ELCA bishop, and reside with my wife, Susan, near Sacramento, California, where we have lived since 1994. I got involved with Quadratos the summer of 2007 when I was invited into a Northern California Quadratos Immersion process. Through a series of retreats over a couple of years, I discovered the vibrancy, wisdom, and maturity of faith that Quadratos brings to a person and can bring to the church. I am committed to continued work with Quadratos in my retirement, and have presented the Quadratos vision in a variety of contexts. Sue and I are members of St. John’s Lutheran church in downtown Sacramento, a large, vibrant, urban congregation, where we serve as mentors in a program for parents of small children. We are blessed with five grandchildren, all three years old or younger, and all live close by, doubling the joy.

  Dave Mullen

Megan Stewart-Sicking

I am an Episcopal priest living with my family near Baltimore, Maryland. I discovered my passion for adult formation at Washington National Cathedral working with the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage and have experience in congregational development, small-group and individual spiritual formation, teaching prayer practices, and conference planning. I first learned about Quadratos in 2008 and have felt called to explore it and to work for is mission ever since. I have served churches in Columbus OH and Alexandria VA, and currently serve as the Rector of Immanuel Church and as Program and Scheduling Director for Quadratos. My husband, Joseph, is a professor of Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University Maryland, and I have an active, inquisitive, five-year-old son. For more information about Quadratos or about events with Dr. Alexander Shaia, please be in touch anytime at revmegan@quadratos.com.

  Megan Stewart-Sicking

Sandra Lommasson

I live and work in Sacramento CA with Bread of Life where I pursue my life’s calling to tend the ‘sacred fire’ in individuals and groups through spiritual direction and creative arts. This calling led me to purchase a home last year as a gathering place for depth Christian community in the highly challenged neighborhood where we serve. Bread of Life has worked alongside Dr. Shaia for many years. In our two-year pilot for ordained and lay leaders from 6 denominations we found the four-fold path so powerful that we now use it as the understructure for everything we do. Our mission statement – inviting all to explore and deepen their spiritual and creative lives for engaging life with courage, contribution, and grace – is embodied within the Quadratos paradigm. It’s about nothing less than becoming a fully alive human being in the world as it is. I am Mom to two delightful adult children, grandma to 2 (soon to be 5) precious ones, a living partner in Christian community, and a grateful participant in the family called ‘human.’

  Sandra Lommasson

Linda Taylor

I am an Episcopal priest and serve as rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Santa Clara, California. My experience with Quadratos began in early 2010, with Alexander’s presentation at St. Andrew’s, Saratoga, and expanded through the opportunity to live into the four chapters of the Gospel during our midsummer Journey of Quadratos retreat. As a relative newcomer to the Quadratos lens, I’m grateful for its power to deepen my understanding of the Gospel and the cycles of our lives, and I’m excited about the onward journey of learning, experiencing and sharing the concepts with others.

  Linda Taylor

Anne Ritchings

I am an Episcopal priest with extensive experience in congregational development, Christian education and liturgy theory and design. After serving parishes in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, I retired from parish ministry and moved to New Mexico. Four years ago, I heard Alexander’s presentation of Quadratos at the Awakening Museum in Santa Fe. Since then I have been studying the ideas of Quadratos and applying them in my work and life. Currently, I am working as a spiritual director, editor of the Quadratos e-newsletter and teacher of Quadratos.

  Anne Ritchings