We are a God-centered, spiritually inclusive, community dedicated to expanding our spiritual awareness in a joyful atmosphere of love, acceptance, fellowship, and service.
The center exists to help you take charge of your well-being and spirituality. No matter where you are on your journey to increased well-being and transformation, we encourage you to discover, learn, engage and be part of our community.
The Reverend Ann Gillespie
Ann is the Senior Associate Rector and Director of the Center for Wellness and Spirituality. Ann brings to parish ministry a 23-year career as an actress in television and theater and 18 years as a yoga teacher. Ann’s acting career included many guest-starring roles. Some may remember her recurring characters as “Kelly’s mom” on Beverly Hills, 90210 and the second iteration in the 2000’s called ‘90201’ and Nurse Jabara on Star Trek’s Deep Space 9.
She is passionate about the ways her work as priest combines the ritual and pageantry of theater with the healing and transformation of yoga. She designed her own brand of yoga called Finding God in Your Body that has been offered in multiple church and diocesan settings.
What we Offer
Sundays at Comforter
Bible Study: Please see Seasonal Offerings
Adult Forum: Occasionally the Ministry Center will be the venue for a program related to wellness and spirituality. Topics range from Addiction and Recovery, to Spiritual Discernment, to Environmental Wellness, to Navigating the Holidays. Come explore subjects that particularly interest you as well as topics you know nothing about.
During Lent we are offering 3 Special Adult Faith Formation Programs:
Book Discussion: “Wholehearted Faith” by Rachel Held Evans
Workshop: Being Present with Grief: A Journey of Awakening
Workshop: “Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community” (30th Anniversary Edition
ECW Women’s Retreat: Please join us the May 13–15 for our first in-person women’s retreat in two years! We’ll be back at glorious Shrine Mont where we will sing songs of praise and rejoicing; sing songs of gratitude and thanksgiving; sing to God because God has done great things for us, and we are glad indeed! Once again we will be able to experience in-person fellowship, laughter, and spirituality in God’s presence on the mountaintop.
Opening To Grace Retreat on Saturday, March 19: This retreat is a time to let go, rest, draw strength from the gathering, and allow others to pray for your healing.
Episcopal 101: Preparation for baptism, confirmation, and reaffirmation for adults.
Small Groups: Members meet together to study scripture, pray, and have a time of fellowship.
Wellness Services / Practitioners
Wellness Services and Practitioners: A variety of services for healing and revitalization are offered at or in affiliation with Holy Comforter. These include Spiritual Guidance, Gestalt Pastoral Care and Intuitive Reiki energy body healing.
Labyrinths are an ancient form of walking meditation that flowered in medieval times with the building of the great Gothic cathedrals in Europe. Labyrinths can be used to quiet the mind, recover balance in life, and to foster spiritual discernment. The practice of labyrinth walking integrates the body, mind, and spirit. Our labyrinth is located outside behind the church. Printed guides are located in the wooden stand by the Labyrinth entrance.