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Rev. Don Chatfield

Rev. Don, an ordained interfaith minister, has many years of experience as a counselor, speaker, retreat facilitator, and spiritual director. Before coming to the Forest of Peace he was the co-founder of the La Cholla Center for Integrative Spirituality and served as a therapist at Desert Star Addiction Recovery Center in Tucson, Arizona. Rev. Don has served as chief operating officer and executive director of nonprofit organizations and presently serves on the board of directors of Sanctuary Cove, an interfaith retreat center in Tucson. With a Master of Divinity degree, a master’s degree in counseling, and a Ph.D. in human…

Rachel Jones

Rachel is a freelance writer who has spent the past two years traveling the U.S. with her Venezuelan cat, Maria Lionza. She has worked in a wide range of environments, from customer service and farm labor to international reporting. Rachel loves animals of all kinds, and enjoys hiking, reading, painting, gardening, and spending time in silence. Rachel holds a BA in Sociology from Lewis and Clark College and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University, where she received a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship. “I was drawn to Osage Forest of Peace because of its focus on silence, nature, and interfaith community.”

Gina Marie Mammano

Gina Marie Mammano is an award-winning poet and the author of Camino Divina- Walking the Divine Way: A Book of Moving Meditations with Likely and Unlikely Saints. Her training as a spiritual director, work as a retreat leader, Waldorf educator, Reiki practitioner, and work with the Opening the Book of Nature program have allowed her the ability to create interactive, artful, deep and intuitive events that work within both the interior and exterior landscapes. She lives on Whidbey Island, Washington.