Bill Epperly, PhD, is a spiritual coach, biochemist and mystic. He has a certificate in Spiritual Direction, and teaches Centering Prayer, mindfulness meditation, and integral spirituality workshops. He is on the Board of Chicago Area Spiritual Directors and on the Circle of Service for Contemplative Outreach Chicago. His website is integralawakenings.com. We are lucky to have Bill work as a coach for Contemplative Light.
Rich Lewis has been a daily practitioner of Centering Prayer since June 1, 2014. Centering Prayer changed his life. He loves to write short quotes and small articles that explore silent prayer, as well as share the fruits he has experienced as a result of his practice. Learn more at www.silenceteaches.com. Rich writes weekly tips for us, and he he also works hard on content marketing.
Kelly Boyer Sagert is a fulltime freelance writer with 27 years of professional writing experience. She has traditionally published 14 books so far, including Everything to God in Prayer: A Writer’s Weekly Devotional, and been commissioned to write four full-length plays. One of these plays was used as the basis for the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story, with Kelly receiving the writing/researching credits. Another play, Freedom’s Light: A Stop Along the Underground Railroad, was nominated for the Ohio Governor’s award.
She has taught writing online with Writer’s Digest continually since February 2000 and speaks at writer’s conferences in the Midwest. She was a speaker at the American Society of Journalists and Authors in New York City in 2012; at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; and at the Cleveland Indians media room. She also appeared in the ESPN documentary about baseball’s Black Sox Scandal.
Kelly is a founder of the Northeast Ohio Christian Writer’s Conference, a conference held annually since 2013, and she has offered monthly spiritual writing workshops to her community, beginning in 2014. She will be offering a course at Contemplative Light soon, titled Writing as a Spiritual Practice.