The Rev. Sue Sinnamon
Sue has 38 years of experience and learning in Spiritual Direction. She is a Psychosynthesis trainer; trained and worked in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology and Education; and served on the board of the Jung Institute of Chicago. She studied theology at Wesley Theological Seminary and with The Graduate Theological Foundation in Rome and Oxford. She served as Minister of Religious Education at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan and The Unitarian Church of Evanston, Illinois. She completed RUAH X, a 2 year training in Spiritual Direction at Richmond Hill, Virginia. Sue is a trained facilitator for the Immunity-to-Change™ Process and a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®). In addition to serving as an assistant minister at the First Unitarian Universalist, Richmond, Sue is also adjunct staff at Richmond Hill as a Spiritual Director. Before choosing the Ministry of Spiritual Direction as her full-time ministry, Sue served six years as the Director of Faith Development for The Southeast District of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
The Rev. Phillip Lund
Phillip Lund has over 20 years experience serving congregations in the areas of faith formation and spiritual growth, first as a religious educator in Bloomington, Indiana, New York City, and Chicago, Illinois, and most recently as a congregational life consultant working for the MidAmerica Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and a certificate in InterSpiritual Counseling from One Spirit Learning Alliance in New York. Phil has received additional training in The Art of Hosting Conversations That Matter and Discerning Your Call: Dependable Strengths® for Congregations at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota; he has completed the Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders sponsored by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center. Phil has been approved as a Conscious Aging Facilitator by the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and is a Certified Practitioner of The MBTI® Step I™ and Step II™ Instruments. In 2013 Phil was named the Fahs Fellow for Innovation in Technology by the Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard.
Elnora Allen is the president of Presence Place, where she serves as a Spiritual Director and facilitator of workshops and retreats, and also works to help in the healing of individuals and groups that have experienced significant trauma and distrust. She has B.S. & M.S. Degrees from MCV-VCU, School of Physical Therapy; is a graduate of Simmons College, Boston, Mass., Pre-Physical Therapy Program; and studied at the Ruah School of Spiritual Direction, Richmond Hill, Richmond, VA, where she serves on the executive council. She is a retired licensed Physical Therapist, and since her retirement, she has been a facilitator and presenter at the Spiritual Reconciliation Conference for Ministers serving South Sudan, Kigali, Rwanda; a coordinator at Senior Center of Greater Richmond– East at Peter Paul Development Center; the project manager for multiple non-profit organizations, a national and international speaker, and the Dean of the Ruah School of Spiritual Guidance at Richmond Hill.