ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR
Jan Richardson is an artist, writer, and United Methodist minister who serves as director of The Wellspring Studio, LLC. Her work has attracted an international audience drawn to the spaces of welcome, imagination, and solace that she creates in both word and image. Jan’s books include The Cure for Sorrow, In the Sanctuary of Women, and Sparrow: A Book of Life and Death and Life. She is especially known as a crafter of blessings that enter deeply into our human experience. Jan makes her home in Florida. She often collaborated with her husband, the singer/songwriter Garrison Doles, until his sudden death in December 2013.
Rev. Dr. Mona West
Director of Adult Christian Formation at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Dr. Mona West served on the international staff of Metropolitan Community Churches for 11 years as the director of formation and leadership development. She is retired clergy in Metropolitan Community Churches. Mona earned a doctorate in Hebrew Bible from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY, and completed a Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, which included study at the International Center for St. Teresa and John of the Cross in Avila, Spain. She served on the Eremos Board of Directors from 2019-2021.