The Co-Director for Administration works side-by-side with the Co-Director for Spirituality at the Forest of Peace to provide outreach and hospitality to guests, and ensure a smooth running of the facility. The Co-Director for Administration, along with the Co-Director for Spirituality and full-time staff, resides at the Forest, taking part in a communal, interspiritual life style with daily contemplative prayer and meditation.
The Co-Director for Administration of the Forest of Peace is responsible for all non-ministerial activities, including the administration and supervision of personnel, facilities and grounds maintenance, facility and telecommunication / information technology (IT) usage, kitchen, dining and office management, and coordination of volunteer efforts. The Co-Director for Administration collaborates with the Co-Director of Spiritual Life and the Board of Directors to fulfill the Forest’s mission and vision with formal authority to make decisions regarding the temporal aspects of the Forest of Peace. The Co-Director for Administration reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Integrity and good character
Effective, well-rounded communication
Ability to work in a diverse spiritual community
Project / team / office management
IT (computer network) administration
Software proficiency (MS Excel, QuickBook, Access)
Strategic planning and financial forecasting
Fund-raising for non-profits
Building / grounds maintenance and repair
This is a stipend position that includes room and board. Please respond by email, attention Sr. Jane Comerford, with attached cover letter and resume, email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. A copy of the application form will be forwarded to you.
FOP Staff “Wish List”
These are things we need. A donation of all or part of the cost listed is most appreciated. Where brand, size, and other details are indicated, this is what we actually can use, substitutions can cause some problems. Check with us first before dropping anything off. Thank you for your generosity.
Your donations are tax deductible. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Run Silent, Run Deep is a 3-day contemplative runner’s retreat designed to cultivate physical and mental balance through the thoughtful application of mindfulness.
Our intent is to help provide context, techniques and opportunities for participants to develop their own contemplative running style and to deepen their personal internal awareness and understanding.
Context and techniques will be provided through a series of presentations and talks to discuss contemplative theory, practices and application.
Opportunities to put practice in action will be offered by the following:
1.) Mid-day distance run on a rolling 1/2 marathon-length road route
2.) Evening trail run adjacent to Keystone Lake State Park
3.) Onsite short (1.25 mile) trail loop
4.) Onsite labyrinth
5.) Onsite silent meditation and prayer
6.) Yoga and physical recovery manipulations
When: October 10th, 11th and 12th
Time: Starts October 10th, Friday evening 5:00pm
Closes October 12th, Sunday @ noon(ish)
Where: On the grounds of the Osage Forest of Peace
Cost: The 3-day retreat is $250. This price includes 2 nights lodging, meals, presentations, half marathon, night-time trail run and all ammenities of the Osage Forest of Peace.
Registration: Please send an email to our Registration Coordinator at email@example.com
For more information about reatreat and running events, please click here.
This very informative workshop of transforming conditioned attitudes of our life into opportunities for spiritual development will again be offered at Osage Forest of Peace. This time the material will be presented on two weekends, with half of the material covered in Part 1 and the other in Part 2.
Aging helps us realize that we are more than our body. It helps us realize who we really are. We will explore how the paradoxes of aging become our pathways to a vital spirituality.
Topics to be covered in Part 1 are: Love, Connectedness, Acceptance of Self, Forgiveness, Living in the NOW moment.
Part 2 topics are: Letting go of Anger, Giving of Self, Celebrating Faith, Discovering Deep Meaning in Life, Making Feelings Work for You, Achieving balance in Life.
Part 2 may be attended without having attended Part 1.
When: June 6 and 7, 2014 (Part 1) July 25 and 26, 2014 (Part 2)
Time: Friday evening 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Bede’s Conference Room
Cost: $65 for program
$50 for overnight cabin– includes Saturday breakfast and noon meal
$25 for commuter – includes Saturday noon meal
Deposit: $15 non-refundable deposit required. To use Paypal, click the link to the left or scroll to the bottom of the home page; mail a check; or call with your credit card.
Registration: Call 918-245-2734 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Presenter: Sr. Maryann Greenwald, SSND is a trained chaplain, spiritual and retreat director with experience in Independent, Assisted Living, Skilled Care, and Hospital facilities. Her experience also includes establishing and working with a Commission for the Elderly.
For directions to the Forest, click here.
“The Mystical Dimension of the 12 Steps for us All”
co-sponsored by the Osage Forest of Peace
The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are not just for addicts. We all struggle with hindrances that keep us from experiencing our own true nature and God’s oneness with us in all things.
Understanding and healing the grip of addiction in its many forms
How prayer and meditation can help us find freedom and peace in our own fragility and limitations
12 methods of meditation for entering into the interior dimensions of each step
James Finley, PhD, is a retreat leader and practioner of contemplative spirituality. A clinical psychologist and presenter on mystical sobriety at the Betty Ford Center, he was once a Trappist monk and spiritual directee of Thomas Merton. Author of several books on contemplative prayer and living.
Date/Time: August 16, 9am – 4pm
Place: Monte Cassino School, Deisenroth PAC, 2206 S Lewis, Tulsa, OK
Early Registration: by June 30:$45
Registration after June 30: $55
At the Door: $65
Cancellation Charge: Through July 15–$20; No refunds after July 15
Registration: www.JFCTULSA.COM or send check to JF Conference, 220 S Lewis, Tulsa, OK 74114
Scholarships: Limited scholarships available. Email MMARKWARDT@COX.NET