On Sacred Ground
Your Guides for the Journey
Sally Freed is a professional retreat and workshop facilitator, with a passion for cultivating environments where people can safely explore and discover new understandings about themselves. Participants love experiencing both playfulness and deep nurturing in Sally's retreats. Sally has several years of retreat leadership experience working with educational and spiritual communities, as well as corporate and non-profit organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Sally considers herself a ‘roving spiritualist’ with a deep love of travel, and great respect for the many ways in which people express their understanding of Sacred Mystery. Her Welsh family background might explain her affinity for long walks in rainy weather, dark beer, warm fires and Celtic Christian spirituality. Sally is delighted to be leading her first international retreat to Iona, Scotland.
Sally received her Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry in 2013. Sally is also a trained SoulCollage® facilitator. She and her husband Stuart make their home in Wenatchee, Washington.
Laurie Smith is a healer, artist, and lifelong learner with a keen interest in the relationship between art and the sacred. Through compassionate listening and creative exploration, she helps others experience their connection with the Divine. Her workshops have been described as “transformative.” In addition to a Master of Divinity degree from Marylhurst University, Laurie received her certificate in Interfaith Spiritual Direction from the Chaplaincy Institute for Arts and Interfaith Ministries in Berkeley, California. Laurie is also a SoulCollage® facilitator, trained by Seena Frost in 2008.
Laurie’s spiritual journey has been richly informed by interfaith exploration and experience, and her path is grounded in both Buddhist practice and Benedictine spirituality. A pilgrimage to Ireland in 2011 deepened her appreciation of Celtic Christianity, as well as earlier Celtic traditions.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Laurie loves to hike, make art, and "geek out" on wildflowers and native plants.