Veriditas Council Members: JoAnn Mast, Grace Amirault, Laura Esculcas, Judith Tripp, Chris Farrow-Noble, Linda Mikell, Ellen Bintz Meuch, Kathryn McLean, Paul Campbell, Kay Mutert, and Marge McCarthy.
Chris is a certified Veriditas facilitator with her primary labyrinth community in Maine centered around her 8-year-old field-mown classic labyrinth. She considers her participation in the 2011 building of the labyrinth in Chartres France as life-changing, and she has given presentations on this experience. Chris looks forward to integrating labyrinth work, writing, and photography, yet remains open to where the labyrinth leads her.
Santa Fe, NM
Jo Ann Mast is the first Veriditas Master Teacher certified to teach the organization’s exclusive education programs. She is a founding member of the Veriditas Council and former Veriditas board member. Jo Ann consults and teaches in faith communities, universities, seminaries, and for community organizations of all kinds. As a businesswoman, spiritual mentor, mother and grandmother, she encourages all to embrace life fully and invites everyone to experience the intensely personal journey of the labyrinth.
Sioux City, IA
Paul completed facilitator training in 2005 and advanced facilitator class 2008. Passion in creativity for building labyrinth’s, from Robert Ferré’s master builder class. Using labyrinths from business MBA background to current faith based leadership, for discernment and wandering journeys of spiritual growth. Exploring labyrinth use with addiction recovery groups. Living in Sioux City, Iowa.
Linda has been a Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator since 2003. Her Labyrinth Journeys Ministry is at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Stony Brook, New York. She has facilitated a labyrinth walk there once a week since taking her training. She also heads the Meditative Arts Ministry, which includes Tai Chi, Kripalu Yoga and a Buddhist Sangha. She is the originator and collector of the “Little Miracles on the Path” stories which are available to facilitators each month.
Judith is a psychotherapist (MA, MFT), musician and workshop leader. She is a Veriditas certified labyrinth facilitator, leader of the Women's Dream Quest, and a tour leader of sacred sites tours to England. She is author of Circleway, the Story of the Women's Dream Quest. Judith has two CDs, Homage, meditative flute music, and Return Again, songs from the Dream Quest.
Ellen Bintz Meuch
Ellen did her facilitator training at Grace Cathedral in 2001, and is a founding member of the Veriditas Council. Her passion is bringing the labyrinth, and helping others to get the labyrinth, into secured facilities. She lives in Wheaton, Illinois, works with her father in their family business, and is the mother of four children.
Kay is a Veriditas Master Teacher who lives in the Southeast, working with labyrinths as part of her work in DaySpring, source of creative expression and renewal of spirit. She uses her experience as musician, minister and facilitator in working with groups and individuals from all arenas of life in discovering the possibilities of the labyrinth.
Kathryn serves in various communities; as a Veriditas trained advanced labyrinth facilitator, a Board Certified Chaplain, a minister (PCUSA) and Spiritual Director. She is active in social justice and peacemaking work in the world, and is doing research on the labyrinth and community. Kathryn has previously served in non-profit organizations focused on community outreach and early intervention; and is grateful for the growing labyrinth community in Jacksonville, Florida where she lives.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Gracie was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, and has a fascination in the folklore of the French Acadians of Nova Scotia (of which she is a descendent). She has studied Secretarial Science and Recreation Leadership at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Canada, and is a Veriditas certified labyrinth facilitator. Learning is a dedicated leisure pursuit, as well as being able to educate, and Gracie is a co-developer and presenter of a Labyrinth Retreat Day Workshop and Art Journaling Workshop. Gracie loves to travel and enjoys discovering new labyrinths along the way. “Music is a way of life for me, and I love the sounds of the Native American Flute, Piano, Harp and Violin.”
Laura is a leadership and spiritual development coach, Labyrinth Practitioner at the Penha Longa Spa, a Signature Retreat Collaborator at The Sanctuary Portugal, and a guide to sacred sites in Portugal. A self-proclaimed “life adventurer”, Laura believes in bringing a sense of the sacred to everyday living. She is an Advanced Certified Labyrinth Facilitator and holds both an M.A. in Wisdom Studies and a B.A. in Chemical Engineering. Originally from the US and having worked in Silicon Valley for over 10 years in high tech operations and management, Laura moved to Portugal to pursue her dream of an integrated life lived as a sacred journey shared with others.