About WholeHearted and Matthew Fox
WholeHearted, Inc. was founded in 2007 to provide support for mind, body and spiritual wellness.
Offerings of WholeHearted
Healthcare consulting: strategic planning, change management, facility design,
programming, expansion protocols and budgeting to support financial and community success.
Retreat planning and leadership
for groups and individuals
About Susan Coppage Evans, D.Min, MA - President of WholeHearted, Inc.
Coppage Evans was a psychotherapist for a decade and then served in roles
of Clinical Director, Administrator and Executive Director of psychiatric
facilities. She was a founding
partner of the Eating Recovery Center (www.eatingrecoverycenter.com)
in Denver, CO and currently serves on the Board of Lakeview Health (www.lakeviewhealth.com)
in Jacksonville, FL. She founded WholeHearted, Inc in 2007 as a way to offer a variety
of services directed toward creating opportunities for individual
transformation – through developing healthcare centers of excellence, creating transformative
employment experiences, and through supporting personal and spiritual growth through
retreats, spiritual education and pilgrimages.
her Doctor of Ministry Degree at the University of Creation Spirituality in
2006 under the leadership and guidance of Matthew Fox. In 2006 she worked
with Matthew Fox and
colleagues to create Creation Spirituality Communities, a non-profit
organization that serves to Create, Network and Support Creation Spirituality
Communities and individuals. You can
learn more about this at: www.creationspirituality.info
Dr. Evans has a passion for the blend of
spirituality, ecology and social justice.
She enjoys opportunities to co-create health and wellness, whether it be
via a retreat, a treatment center, a gathering of artists, through spiritual
community or through collaborative projects with colleagues and with her
husband, Leon, who recently retired from his medical practice of psychiatry.
To request more information on the retreats or WholeHearted services please contact Susan
About Matthew Fox
might well be the most creative, the most comprehensive, surely the most challenging religious-spiritual teacher in America.
He has the scholarship, the imagination, the courage, the writing skill to fulfill this role at a time when the more official
Christian theological traditions are having difficulty in establishing any vital contact with either the spiritual possibilities
of the present or with their own most creative spiritual traditions of the past….He has, it seems, created a new mythic
context for leading us out of our contemporary religious and spiritual confusion into a new clarity of mind and peace of soul,
by affirming rather than abandoning any of our traditional beliefs.” Thomas
Berry, author of The Great Work, The Dream of the Earth and The Universe Story.
Matthew Fox (b. 1940)
is an internationally acclaimed theologian who was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years. He holds a doctorate, summa
cum laude, in the History and Theology of Spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris.
Matthew Fox is author of 30 books that have been translated into 46 languages including Original Blessing; The Reinvention
of Work; Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet; One River, Many Wells:
Wisdom Springing from Global Faiths; A Spirituality Named Compassion; The Coming of the Cosmic Christ; Prayer: A Radical Response
to Life; A New Reformation; The A.W.E. Project: Reinventing Education, Reinventing the Human; A New Reformation; The Hidden
Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors for Awakening the Sacred Masculine, Christian
Mystics: 365 Meditations and The Pope’s War.
Matthew Fox has been
renewing the ancient tradition of Creation Spirituality that was named for him by his mentor, the late Father Marie Dominic
Chenu, o.p., in his studies in Paris. This tradition is feminist, welcoming of the arts and artists, wisdom centered, prophetic
and committed to eco-justice, social justice and gender justice. Fox’s effort to reawaken the West to its own mystical
tradition has included revivifying awareness of Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, the mysticism of Thomas Aquinas and
the Cosmic Christ tradition as well as interacting with contemporary scientists who are also mystics. He has authored two books with British biologist Rupert Sheldrake.
He has worked closely with Native American leaders such as Buck Ghosthorse and
is currently working on a DVD and book project on “Mysticism East and West” with Lama Tsomo, a Tibetan
Buddhist practitioner and teacher.
He is visiting scholar
at the Academy of the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico and lives in Oakland, California.
more information and to donate toward Rev. Matthew Fox’s work please visit: www.MatthewFox.org. For inquiries about lectures contact: email@example.com or call: 510-835-0655.
Raffelock will be co-coordinating the 2015 Beguine Retreat in Belgium. She has
a deep love for the Beguines and will be facilitating writing as a spiritual practice
to help participants engage their own voice and imagination for a personalized vision
of spiritual companionship and community.
Here is an introduction to Stephanie, in her own words:
“Earning a Bachelor
of Arts degree from Naropa University’s Writing and Poetics program, I embrace
writing as a daily discipline, a creative passion and my teacher in life.
Through various community outreach programs I’ve been blessed to share my
education by teaching creative writing in half-way houses and jails. The message
that I impart is that writing is not
only a doorway into our personal stories, it can usher us into our fanciful
imaginings as well as our intuition. For
me, writing is a practice of authenticity that expands perceptions and point of
view, deepening the understanding of the human condition.
For the past five
years I have created and produced retreats, bringing notable facilitators such
as Joan Borysenko , Reverend Cynthia James and James Finley into my community.
I have become a greater part of those retreats by teaching a writing component
for the participants.
I am an observer of
life and a collector of the stories that connect us all. I have been published
sporadically in magazines and newspapers and I write a blog at: www.somanyblogssolittletime.com
Ashland, Oregon is
home, where I share life with a gem of a husband, Dean, and a goofy Labrador retriever named Jeter.”