Meet Our Service Leadership Team

Susan Kehoe

Coordinator
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Susan worked for many years in palliative care chaplaincy with the frail elderly. She has been engaged in retreat design and facilitation for over 20 years.  A trained spiritual director with an abiding interest in all things contemplative whether it is Centering Prayer, Mindfulness meditation, yoga or organic gardening.

Married and mother to three young adults, Susan tends a walking meditation path in her garden labyrinth, writes and is active in exploring how to live a more sustainable life.

In the last four years, an active member of the Leadership team of COEO, currently serving in the role of Coordinator  and the host of a weekly CP group at St. Luke’s. Susan is a trained presenter for Contemplative Outreach and Contemplative Outreach Eastern Ontario.

What we gather in contemplation we give out in love – Meister Eckhart

 

Deacon Christine Jannasch

Treasurer
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Christine’s passion is spirituality and religion, and their relationship to healthy human development and to creativity. Her spiritual practices include: Centering Prayer, Anglican worship and prayer, pilgrimage and walking, spiritual listening and silent retreats.

Christine is currently the Chaplain at The Well, deacon in charge of Pastoral Services at Christ Church Cathedral, counsellor/psychotherapist/spiritual guide in private practice, and on the service team of Contemplative Outreach Eastern Ontario.

Hélène Goulet

Registrar / Representative for Western Quebec
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Since retiring from the federal government as a senior public servant, Hélène has dedicated her time to her spiritual practices and volunteer work,  including coaching, mentoring, facilitating a Centering Prayer group, teaching and offering workshops in the Contemplative Outreach movement.
In addition to her integral development coaching designation, Hélène holds degrees in Literature, Education, Law and a graduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.  She recently completed a graduate level diploma in Contemplative Theology and Spiritual Mentoring at St. Paul’s University.  She loves music, movies, dancing, exercising, reading spiritual books and good novels, the company of close friends and of her adult sons.

Susan Lewis

Communications Coordinator

Susan’s passion is spirituality and discipleship. Susan combined a career in communications with earning  a Masters of Divinity from St. Paul University in Ottawa. She is a long time practitioner of centering prayer and is a Lay Reader at Christ Church (Aylmer) and St-Bernard-De-Clairvaux  in Gatineau.

Susan enjoys reading books on spirituality, discipleship and mysticism. Susan is also an avid gardener. Susan serves the community in the role of Communications Advisor and leads the English centering prayer group at Christ Church, Aylmer/Gatineau.

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Mary Ellen Berry

Associate

We recently welcomed The Reverend Canon Mary Ellen Berry to our Leadership Team. Mary Ellen brings with her a strong background in contemplative spirituality, which she first encountered upon reading Thomas Keating’s Open Mind, Open Heart. In addition to a long-time interest in contemporary progressive expressions of the faith, Mary Ellen has been a practitioner of Centering Prayer for many years, and is delighted to be part of a team dedicated to bringing the riches of contemplative spirituality to today’s pilgrims on the way.

Mary Ellen is a trained presenter for Contemplative Outreach and Contemplative Outreach Eastern Ontario.

The Reverend Gregor Sneddon

Advisor

The Reverend Gregor Sneddon grew up in Ottawa and is blessed with a wonderful wife, Amanda, and two wee monsters: William and Eliza. In his former life, he lived as a musician in New Orleans, Louisiana, and as an Entrepreneur in British Columbia. Gregor was ordained in 2008 and serves as Advisor for Contemplative Outreach of Eastern Ontario. If not in the parish he can be found in the woods with his family, at St Paul University working on his MA in Eastern Christian Studies, cooking, or playing a little guitar.

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John Zegers

Associate