Retreat Leaders

The leaders of Shalom Mountain retreats bring to their work a high degree of expertise from the fields of psychology, theology, education, medicine and business. They are process leaders, skilled in following and facilitating process rather than providing answers for others. They believe in the power of individual and global transformation.


  Adael Bullock is an advocate, practitioner and leader of transformational, embodied processes which are rooted in the conscious evolution of loving.   Weaving her many years of training in Shalom Process with 10 years as a group therapist, she is passionately committed to helping people explore, embrace, and live from their full unique essence.  Certified as a Unique Self Coach™ in 2015,  her shamanic training,  and lifelong connection to Spirit and Nature inform her coaching, leading, and loving.
  Alex York is a retreat leader who has been shaped by growing up in the Shalom community. He has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Hampshire College with a concentration in Spirituality, Community and Mythology as it pertains to aspects of modern life. He has previously lived at Shalom as an intern. He is dedicated to fostering programs for young adults and teens at Shalom Mountain.
  Beth Lewis (Burleigh) has her BA in Kinesiology and has been involved in process work at Shalom Mountain Retreat Center for many years. Beth is completing the final year of training to become a Certified Core Energetics Practitioner (CCEP). She has completed the Introduction to Shalom Process Training, SRLT and advanced Shalom Process trainings. Beth facilitates process work in Canada and the United States and is deeply committed to sharing the beauty of this work with the world.
  Carrie Jameson is a retreat leader and licensed counselor with a practice in Chicago, IL. She has a Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a trauma concentration. She has extensively trained in the Shalom Process including completing a residential internship in 2009. Carrie is passionate about the power of healing old wounds to allow people to create new, more fulfilling lives and relationships.
  Cristian Graca is a retreat leader, coach, Tantra teacher and body-worker and brings many other skills. Having lived in many countries, he understands how culture influences us but that home is where we find our soul. He has found no profession or passion more important than our personal evolution.  Having completed numerous trainings, Cristian believes that the tools he has gathered are there for each of us to find our own answers.
  Gerry Rumold is a working man, certified Core Energetics therapist and a Shalomer since 1991. He currently leads Shalom Couples’ Retreats with his wife Sandie. Gerry is a believer in the principles and skills of loving and how practice can change your life. He is passionate about his own journey, about being fully alive in a committed relationship, and is a grandfather learning deeply about love from his grandchild.
  Jezebel James holds a B.A. in Psychology and went on to graduate from One Spirit Interfaith Seminary. She is an ordained Interfaith Minister and enjoys being able to pull from a variety of spiritual beliefs and traditions. She has completed several Shalom training programs including Introduction to Process Training and Shalom Retreat Leadership Training. She thrives on helping others to use the wisdom of their bodies to fi nd their unique gifts and live an authentic life..
  Jeff Hilliard is a retreat leader and licensed mental health counselor with a practice in Boston. A teacher, artist and synthesizer by both wiring and training, he is honored to work within the unique, expansive, inclusive brilliance of Shalom Process. Part of the Shalom community since 1987, Jeff has a particular passion for helping people awaken and integrate their psychological and spiritual lives.
  John Bottone is a NYS licensed mental health counselor with a privatepractice on Long Island and in New York City. He is certified in Gestalt psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems therapy. He attended his first Shalom Retreat™ in 1988 and has been leading Shalom Retreats™ for over 15 years. He is fascinated by the nature and evolution of consciousness and committed to the awakening process in his own life.
  Jon Terrell is a gifted intuitive, psychotherapist, energy healer, meditation teacher and retreat leader. He is an ordained minister, certified somatic therapist, mental health counselor and licensed massage therapist. Jon was president and training director of the School of Actualism where he started one of the first integral health centers in the US. He is a core faculty member of the Omega Institute and has led Shalom Retreats™ in California, Massachusetts and New York since 2001.  www.awakenment-wellness.com
  Joy Davey is a psychologist, Jungian analyst and retreat leader. Since leaving the leadership of Shalom Mountain, she has focused her curious mind and loving heart on the celebration of aging. Her passion for life and spiritual journey now moves in a profound YES, a deep stillness at her core, and an inner smile of recognition and generosity at the perfection of life unfolding. She lives on the edge of a northern lake with her life partner, Lawrence.
  Judi Johnston is a counselor for high school aged adolescents (retired), a trainer in mediation and active listening skills and an advocate for the marginalized. She is presently serving as both Administrator and Youth Advocate at Shalom Mountain. Living proof of the transformative power of the Shalom Process, Judi has been steeping in the gifts of Shalom while exercising her own unique set of skills. She has interest and experience working with trauma and the body’s capacity to heal and the shifts that gratitude and forgiveness bring the heart.
  Kai Carol Jud is a Core Energetics therapist who founded the Institute of Process Therapy in 1988. She had a private psychotherapy practice and facilitated Shalom Retreats for almost 20 years before spending 7 years on the road with her husband Chris, connecting with sacred sites, spiritual leaders and lightworkers. Chris died in 2012, bringing her into deeper experience of the death and grieving process. She now engages in her therapy practice and her spiritual path in Western Massachusetts.
  Lawrence Stibbards after many years of living life out loud as a minister, therapist and retreat leader, is exploring inner silence, through meditation and reading, opening to new friends, and the simple pleasures of life with his beloved partner, Joy.   He is finding stillness in the present moment, viewed from the perspective of whimsical curiosity about this thing called aging.
  LJ Wooden, CCEP is a process leader who is deeply committed to the Principles and Skills of Loving. They have trained extensively at Shalom Mountain Retreat and Study Center, the Body Electric School, and as a massage therapist. LJ’s passion is with the Sacred Sexual connection and the journey to God. In addition to leading retreats on Shalom Mountain, LJ leads retreats across Canada and the USA.
  Nance McGee, serving as Shalom’s Director, is a body-centered, process oriented therapist in private practice and has lead retreats and workshops at Shalom Mountain and in communities in the U.S. and abroad. Nance has experience working with addictions recovery, family systems and has specialized training in the healing of complex trauma (Somatic Experiencing). She is passionate about the power of loving community, the joy of being a woman and in deepening the journey to God.
  Nina Swift is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister and a process leader. She has extensive training in process therapy, core energetics and energetic healing. Living as a queer woman of color has taught Nina that our differences create a vibrant tapestry that weaves us all together. She honors each person’s path to wholeness and is fiercely committed to promoting kindness and justice in a world that sorely needs more of both.
  Robert Szczepanski is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a private practice in West Hartford, CT. He found his way to Shalom during his own journey of personal growth and as he received the gifts of Shalom process work, he felt deeply inspired to share it with others. Robert has a special interest in somatic and expressive therapies and has received training in various body-centered modalities.
  Sana Lynn is a process facilitator who believes deeply in the power of embodiment. She has completed the Introduction to Process training and Shalom Retreat Leadership Training at Shalom Mountain and is currently completing her undergraduate degree at Goddard College, exploring the intertwining of Tantric principles, psychology, and memoir as a medium for healing and wholeness. She is passionate about developing exquisite consciousness in joy-full incarnation.
  Sandie Rumold is a certified Core Energetics therapist and seasoned educator. She has trained in the Shalom process, EFT and Reiki. Sandie is deeply invested in the path of healing that comes from the body, mind, energy connection. Sandie has a private practice, leads Women’s work, Shalom Retreats™ and Couples’ process work along with her husband Gerry. She is committed to living fully and consciously.
  Shelly Reichenbach believes that each one of us holds an essential intricate piece of the infinite truth in this Divine unfolding. She is passionate about blowing on the flame of each Being, reflecting and honoring their gifts while promoting Self Love, not narcissism. She offers her generous heart and synergistic skills informed by multiple realms of study including Transpersonal Psychology, Yoga, Shalom Process, Sacred Sexuality, and Mind Body Spirit Integration.
  Tom Goddard holds a PhD in psychology, a degree in law, and is CEO of The Integral Company, a management consulting firm. A member of the Shalom community since 1997, and former chairman of the Shalom Mountain Board of Directors, Tom also serves on the board of the Center for Integral Wisdom. He lives with his wife and fellow Shalom leader, Adael, in Tucson, AZ, where he writes regularly on spiritual practice, intimacy and loving.
  Vyana Bergen is an ordained UCC minister and experienced therapist. She leads retreats and trainings at Shalom Mountain, including Shalom Retreats™, training in Tantric principles and Sacred Sexuality retreats. She has a private practice in individual counseling and spiritual development. She is passionate about releasing life energy for the healing of both the individual and the earth.

Guest Leaders



  Christian de la Huerta has been a writer, speaker, retreat and group facilitator for over 25 years. Christian is creator and teacher of several self-development programs focusing on awareness, advanced spiritual practices and growth, understanding sex and relationships, mechanisms of ego and projection, life purpose, and reclaiming personal spiritual power. His teaching is innately connected to the essence of world spiritual traditions. Author of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed “Coming out Spiritually,” he is currently working on a new book, “Soulful Power.” More about his work may be found at SoulfulPower.com.