WESTINA MATTHEWS, PHD
Westina Matthews is a theologian, author, speaker, retreat leader and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Christian Spirituality, General Theological Seminary. A St. Peter's parishioner, she has led several adult forums and quiet days for the church community.
NANCY KELLY, PHD
Exploring Spirit Through Meditation
The Rev. Nancy Kelly, PhD is a spiritual teacher who has taught various meditation techniques for over thirty years, primarily through her spiritual center in Annapolis, MD. She also worked as a chaplain and Therapeutic Musician for nearly 20 years before moving to Savannah with her husband in 2017.
DR. TIM MCKEE
Exploring Spirit Through Music
Timothy McKee earned the Doctor of Music Degree from The Juilliard School where his studies explored why the understanding of music is essential to the human experience and how to teach music more effectively. Throughout his career McKee has endeavored to put those ideas into practice. He currently serves as Director of Music Ministries at St. Peter's.
KAREN COTE, M.T.S.
Exploring Spirit Through Sacred Reading & Art
Karen Cote is a certified spiritual director and workshop leader. She received certification as a spiritual director from Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology. Karen has a Master of Theological Studies from Lexington Theological Seminary, and is a graduate of the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Living School, Albuquerque, New Mexico, under the leadership of Richard Rohr. Karen has a heart for contemplative practice, spiritual development, and strives to live out Jesus’ command to love God and neighbor.
REV. MARY BEENE
Exploring Spirit Through Writing
Rev. Mary Beene is a spiritual director and retreat leader with Openings: Let the Spirit In. She hosts a monthly eco-spirituality book group and preaches at churches around Georgia. Prior to entering ministry, she worked in leadership development and strategic planning for nonprofit organizations. In addition to a Master of Divinity degree from Boston University School of Theology, Rev. Beene has a Master in Public Administration degree in Organizational Development from American University in Washington, DC. Her special interests include the connection between God's creation and spirituality, creative prayer practices, and spiritual writing and memoir.
LYNNE KEMP, M.D.
Exploring Spirit Through Connection
Lynne Kemp, MD, a native of Gloucester Virginia, has spent the past twenty years raising her children here in Savannah and working in the community as a volunteer. She graduated from Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation’s Living School in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2016 and currently seeks to bring people into greater connection with themselves and the “Other”.
TRICIA RICHARDSON, RN
Exploring Spirit Through Movement
Patricia (Tricia) Sutlive Richardson began working in health care in Savannah in the late 80’s as a Registered Nurse in behavioral medicine. In the mid 90s, she began the study and practice of Qigong, initially with a Chinese master visiting Savannah. This led to further studies in complementary/Eastern medicine practices, including training in 2007 with Jon Kabat-Zinn MD, the founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the UMass. In 2009, Patricia graduated from the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy with a new focus in integrative medicine. In 2015, she was certified as teacher of Medical Qigong (C.M.Q.) through the Lotus Health Institute in Blacksburg, VA. Patricia currently works with the community building non-profit Mixed Greens, and offers wellness services through her private practice, the Art of Self-Care.
THE REV. HUNT PRIEST
Exploring Spirit Through Ritual
Hunt Priest began his ministry as St. Peter’s Rector in September 2016, having previously served churches in Mercer Island, Washington, Newnan, Georgia and Austin, Texas. A Kentucky native, Hunt has a B.A. in English from Hanover College and graduated with a Masters of Divinity from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Hunt’s professional and spiritual interests beyond preaching, teaching, congregational development and pastoral care include contemplative spirituality, peace and justice work in the Holy Land and our own country and working with congregations to be committed stewards of God’s gift of creation.