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, firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com. 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.
The Forest of Peace will not be open for retreats or overnight guests during the month of August. In the meantime, please see the new retreats coming this fall.
We look forward to seeing you in September!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information about the retreat and running events, please click here.
Articles from our Educational Lead:
“God’s first language is silence. Everything else is translation.” Thomas Keating
This retreat is designed for those with experience in Centering Prayer and interested in deepening their spiritual practice in an atmosphere of silence, solitude and community.
The retreat will consist of periods of centering prayer, daily Communion Service and Lectio Divina, private meetings with spiritual directors and ample free time for reflection and walking the meditative grounds of Osage Forest of Peace.
Sandy Guancial will facilitate this retreat. She is a long time practitioner of Centering Prayer, has led many workshops and is area coordinator for the Dallas / Ft. Worth chapter of Contemplative Outreach.
Sr. Jane Comerford, CSJ, will assist in this workshop. She has many years experience as a spiritual director, retreat facilitator and presenter, nationally and internationally. She is Co-Director for Spiritual Life at Osage Forest of Peace.
Date: October 23-26
Time: Thursday evening beginning at 4:30pm (includes supper), through Sunday 1pm (includes brunch)
Cost: Total cost for retreat, cabin, and meals: Single occupancy cabin $325, Double, $275 each