Therese Taylor-Stinson

Therese Taylor-Stinson (she/her/hers) is the founding managing member of the Spiritual Directors of Color Network, LTD, an international, ecumenical/interfaith association of persons of color with a ministry of spiritual accompaniment. She is an ordained deacon and ruling elder in the PCUSA, having served a term as Moderator for National Capital Presbytery (NCP) from 2015-2018, extended due to a change in terms. Therese just ended a term as Liaison for Race and Reconciliation on NCP’s Mission Coordinating Committee following her extended term as moderator. In 2018, Therese won Indie Author Legacy Award “Author of the Year” in the area of social awareness for her solo-edited work Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Stories of Contemplation and Justice, and she was recognized by Grace and Race Inc., as a Collaborative Bridge Builder for her varied organizing roles around racial justice. She is foundationally a spiritual director in private practice for 16 years and a graduate of the Shalem Institute, where she is a member of the Shalem Society for Contemplative Leadership. Additionally, Therese is a certified pastoral caregiver, a Federal Equal Employment Opportunity mediator, and a certified Emotional Emancipation Facilitator through the Community Healing Network and the Association of Black Psychologists. Her next book, Walking the Way of Harriet Tubman: Public Mystic and Freedom Fighter is coming Spring 2022 from Broadleaf Books. Therese lives her life as a contemplative, and enjoys the natural world and the people and projects that are drawn to her as gifts. She and her husband live in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Sat 2:00pm - 3:30pm Internal Liberation Relating Arts
Sat 12:00pm - 1:00pm Noonday Centering Prayer Arcadia
Fri 12:00pm - 1:00pm Noonday Centering Prayer Arcadia
Spiritual Direction Spiritual Direction
Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm Wisdom Camp (Pre-Festival) Landing