Kathryn E. Booth

"Rooted in the Christian tradition, I have sought out people, teachings and communities with integrity and a practical approach to spiritual life. The Findhorn Foundation, Waldorf education, the work of Rudolf Steiner, the Twelve Steps, parish ministry, and the spiritual farming community in which I lived have formed my passion for practicing and teaching the inner way of transformation."

After nine years in an intentional farming and spiritual community in southern France, Kathryn attended Bangor Theological Seminary (M.Div. 1997). While parish assistant at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill she helped develop a pilot project in "spiritual practice and community outreach" and facilitated workshops on spiritual life for area churches and the Maine Conference. While serving as pastor of the Mont Vernon, NH, Congregational Church, UCC, she trained with the Shalem Institute's Clergy Life and Leadership Program. During this program the call to meet the spiritual hunger of our times in new ways was clear, and the seeds of The Alcyon Center and the Northeast Guild for Spiritual Formation (Our Associations) were planted. Kathryn is an adjunct professor at Bangor Theological Seminary and teaches short and full-length courses in Spiritual Life and Formation.