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2019 Retreat Presenters

Weeklong Morning Workshops:
Rev. Normandi Ellis
- Weeklong Morning Workshop #1
& Thursday Morning Lecture

Mary Lemons - Weeklong Morning Workshop #2 & Tuesday Evening Lecture

Weeklong Afternoon Workshops:
Amy Auset Rohn - Weeklong Afternoon Workshop #3
& Wednesday Morning Lecture

Ken Bede - Weeklong Afternoon Workshop #4

Single Session AM & PM Workshops:
Heather Barrett - Afternoon Single Session #'s 16,18

Rev. Elizabeth Brown - Morning Single Session # 7, Afternoon Single Session # 23

Ruth Geary - Morning Single Session # 11

Frank Graham - Morning Single Session # 8, Afternoon Single Session # 20 & Tuesday Morning Lecture

Minnie Kansman - Afternoon Single Session # 24

Jim Puskala - Morning Single Session # 12

Adrianna Rochelle - Afternoon Single Session # 22

Katheryn Rutherford - Morning Single Session # 9

Dr. Antonio Sieira - Morning Single Session # 5, Afternoon Single Session #19 & Monday Morning Lecture

David Schroeder - Morning Single Session # 6, Afternoon Single Session # 17 & Monday Evening Lecture

Deb Swingholm - Morning Single Session # 13, Afternoon Single Session # 21 & Sunday Evening Lecture

Niki VanderWilp - Morning Single Session #'s 10, 14

Rev. Jama Young - Afternoon Single Session # 15


2019 Spiritual Counselors


  • Ken Bede
  • Jeanna Billings
  • Rev. Elizabeth Brown
  • Rev. Normandi Ellis
  • Frank Graham
  • Barb Huttinga
  • Mary Lemons
  • Jim Puskala
  • Adrianna Rochelle
  • Amy Auset Rohn
  • Katherny Rutherford
  • David Schroeder
  • Deb Swingholm
  • Niki VanderWilp

CONSULTATION appointments will be available at the Retreat during Free Time. Information on consultants will be mailed/ emailed to you along with your registration confirmation. Once you have received your registration confirmation, you can pre-register for appointments. It is advised to pre-register for appointments if there is a certain counselor that you would like to meet with. This will give you first choice and also eliminate the long lines often experienced when signing up at the Retreat. Fees are $50 for a 25-minute session and $90 for a 55-minute session, except as otherwise noted. Please note that some consultations will require your birth date, accurate birth time, and birth place. Consultations are provided for entertainment purposes.


Meet Your 2019 Retreat Presenters

Normandi Ellis is back by popular demand for her third summer with us. She is is the author of many books of fiction and non-fiction. She has translated the spiritual classic, Awakening Osiris, from the hieroglyphs in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Normandi is an ordained priestess in the Fellowship of Isis and leads trips to Egypt with She is a Spiritualist Medium, Past President of the National Association of the Poetry Therapy Foundation, and a Board Member of the Association of the Study of Women and Mythology. Normandi presents workshops around the country and lives in Camp Chesterfield, IN. The information contained in this year's workshop is drawn from Normandi’s latest book The Union of Isis and Thoth: Initiatory Practices of Ancient Egypt (Bear & Co., 2015). Normandi lives and works in Camp Chesterfield, Indiana. You can visit Normandi's website

Normandi will have books for sale in the gift store, The Enlightenment Emporium. Normandi will also be available for private consultation appointments during the free time each day.

Mary Lemons teaches workshops, gives lectures, facilitates healing services. She has done intuitive readings and body work at Southeastern Spiritual Conference in Greensboro, NC. She has also taught at Life Spectrums in Pennsylvania, and at the International Expressive Arts Therapists Association Conference in North Carolina. For numerous years she has done Spirit Circles at Catherine Anderson Art Studio in Charlotte, North Carolina and at A.R.E. Retreat in Wildacres, North Carolina. Her various workshops have different focuses, but they all create the sacred space in which we understand the oneness of all creation, and the different ways through which Spirit works in our lives.

Mary Lemons,, is the founder of Inner Awakenings, a holistic healing practice for all species. A Spiritual Intuitive and Animal Communicator, Mary has helped innumerable people and animals deal with both emotional and physical concerns. She is the author of My Best Friend is Dying: What Do I Do, which is a spiritual and practical journey through your animal’s transition. Mary is a Healing Touch Practitioner, SoulCollage® Facilitator, and Reiki Master. She is also certified in Thymo-Kinesiology for both human and animals. Mary teaches workshops throughout the United States, conducts private sessions in-person or by phone, and facilitates Spirit Circles regularly in Charlotte, NC. Mary lives in Albemarle, NC.

Mary will also be offering private consultation sessions during the free time hours; and she will have items for sale in the gift store, the Enlightenment Emporium.

Kenneth Bede ( is a certified medium and ordained minister through the Indiana Association of Spiritualists.  He has attended a wide variety of classes and workshops in the last 20 years.  He has been lecturing and teaching aura and chakra awareness since that time.  He also owns and operates Aura Illumination, providing detailed aura readings.

Amy Auset Rohn (she is known as "Auset") is an ordained Priestess of Isis through the Fellowship of Isis, clairvoyant-medium, harpist, spiritual coach, Reiki Master/Teacher and Oracle who leads others on a journey back to themselves through the magic that is Egypt, the body and intuition. Her courses are taught in alignment with the Egyptian Pantheon to help you find clarity, open your intuition and re-ignite your passion for life. They are deeply alchemical and powerful in their practicality. You can find out more about her upcoming courses and how to work with her one-on-one at and her music at

Auset is also an accomplished and recognized photographer, you can see the way she sees the world at

Amy Auset Rohn is an ordained Priestess of Isis through the Fellowship of Isis, clairvoyant-medium, harpist, spiritual coach, Reiki Master/Teacher and Oracle who leads others on a journey back to themselves through the magic that is Egypt, the body and intuition.  Her courses are taught in alignment with the Egyptian Pantheon to help you find clarity, open your intuition and re-ignite your passion for life.  They are deeply alchemical and powerful in their practicality.  

She will also be available during free time on Monday thru Thursday afternoon. She will be offering 2 things:

 1) Soul Song Readings: Intuitive readings combined with music composed using the numerology of your name. Each letter of your name has a vibration that is there to help guide and support you through life's challenges. Each letter of your name also holds keys to understanding and unlocking your soul purpose and deep spiritual clearing which is then translated into your own unique song. Your song holds the memories and lessons of not only this lifetime but within the folds of time to include past, present and future and brings all of them into alignment where you are right now. Within your session you will receive an intuitive reading with oracle cards to help map out your personal story as well as a live performance of your song which is recorded and emailed to you for you to use in meditation to align you to your soul purpose and balance your Chakras. Auset will also discuss your missing notes and help you to work with awakening these channels of energy within your body using the music of your Soul Song. Unique, powerful, and transformative your Soul Song can be used anytime you are feeling a need to recharge your energy in the months and years to come.

2) Photography Session: Private time to have beautiful portraits taken. Her photography sessions will include, but are not limited to, "Natural Goddess Photo Shoot" Every woman is naturally beautiful and these unique healing photo shoots are designed to help you not only to see that within yourself, but to help you believe it. No makeup artist, no stylist, no extreme touch-ups...just you, your inner beauty and your radiance...naturally. There is a short pre-shoot consultation to discuss how you would like to see yourself, things to bring to the shoot, how to prepare for your shoot, and the locations available. Creativity is encouraged and inspiration is inevitable!

Auset will also be playing her harp as part of our Healing Service on Wednesday evening. She will also have photography for sale in the Enlightenment Emporium.

Heather Barrett is the owner of  a metaphysical store in Indianapolis, IN. She has been involved in the metaphysical realm for over 30 years as a practitioner and teacher. She is a retired police officer, ordained Minister, Life Coach, and certified thru NAMI for Crisis Intervention.

Rev. Elizabeth Brown is an ordained spiritualist minister from Historic Camp Chesterfield, Indiana.  She has been involved in spirit communication, mediumship development classes and messages and lectures at many Spiritualist Churches in Michigan.  Elizabeth has been working with flowers and flower messages for over 15 years.  She believes that working with the nature energies, flowers, and spirit encourages a quiet calmness which helps us to be more centered and loving.

Ruth Geary has been attending The Great Lakes Retreat for many years.  She is a Reiki Master Teacher and an Oneness Blessing Giver.  Ruth enjoys all types of spiritual studies and describes herself as a “dabbler.”  One of her artistic outlets includes jewelry making, which is how she learned about Fairy Crowns.

Frank Graham is a certified as a master crystalogist through Melodies Crystal Healing. He has lectured for graduate students at MSU, CMU, and at the annual Convocation conference. He was an adviser for student groups at MSU.  He has been a metaphysical minister for 14 years. He has done extensive research on angelology, the elements, humours of the body, spiritual theory, spiritual philosophy, spiritual geometry, spiritual physics, practical spiritual energy application, protection, demonology, ancient mythology, and the Hermetica.

Minnie Kansman has been an attendee and a presenter many times at TGLR. She has taught classes for us in Feng-Shui, Shinrin Yoko- Forest Immersion, Sacred Space, Drumming, and Fairy Gardens.

Minnie Kansman is a graduate of flora-culture from Michigan State University. She began her teaching and consultation business, Eco~Balance Humanity in Harmony with Nature, in 1994. She is the author of the book Spirit Gardens: Rekindling our Nature Connection. She is also a co-partner in "Mystic Travel", taking groups on sacred journeys around the world. A student of Nature all of her life, her soul’s purpose is to remind others of their Divine relationship with Nature. She lives in Portland, MI with her husband Rein.

Minnie's website is

Jim Puskala is a certified Reiki Master and an ordained Spiritualist Minister. He uses his intuitive awakening to help others find their path. In 1993 he brought his spiritual awareness to a higher level through attending classes in Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship International of St Joseph, MI and has attended a wide variety of classes and workshops since that time. He also teaches and practices Sound Therapy with Soma Energetic Tuning Forks, Emotional Polarity, Touch for Health, Ama Deus, Whole Life Integration, and Reiki. He currently lives in Indianapolis, and teaches and practices at All My Relations.

Adrianna Rochelle, is a third-generation psychic Medium. In her family, being psychic is normal. From childhood, she has been channeling a sacred symbol which she uses for healing and connection energies: Sacred Triad. Adrianna has been a featured speaker and presenter at churches, colleges, retreats, and expos. She is heard around the world on her Blog Talk Radio Show: “Adrianna’s Psychic Sampler” and “Hot Topics with a Dash of Spirit,” Adrianna is a Sacred Triad Practioner, a Natural medium, life coach, Reiki Practioner, author, wife, and mother! She continues to study the Ancient Tetragrammaton that has brought so much light and love into theworld.

Katheryn Rutherford ( is a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, Karmic Reiki Master/Teacher, and the resident clairvoyant/medium at ReAlive Metaphysical & Repurposing Marion, Iowa.  She has been teaching class in Chakra Healing, Reiki, meditation, and Spirit Guide Communication for over 10 years in the Iowa area.

Dr. Antonio Sieira is a professional member of the American Hypnosis Association, with certifications in past life regression, smoking cessation, and weight loss therapies.  He is also certified by the American Alternative Medical Association as an Alternative Medical Practitioner.  He is a practitioner of meditation for over 45 years.  He spent time at a Buddhist Temple and Monastery where he learned the history, the basis, and the science behind mindfulness meditation from the resident monks.  Antonio is also the author and teacher of The Mindfulness Meditation System.

David Schroeder, LMSW, CPC ( is a clinical and spiritual social worker, life coach, and author. For 17 years in his practice, Transition Pathways, David has assisted individuals, couples, and groups in discovering healthy pathways to love, higher awareness, and greater potential. He conducts a variety of workshops on topics such as: spirituality and self-esteem, Just Be Love: The Soul’s Journey (based on his book Just Be Love), Conscious Relationship, and more.

Deb Swingholm ( is an author, artist, educator and spiritual coach, has a passion for travel that has led her all over the world. Living in Thailand and the Middle East for several years allowed her an insider’s view few get to experience.  With deep respect for the cultures, she was invited to participate in spiritual traditions, shamanic practices, and local rituals of the lands she traveled.  A love of nature, the Divine Feminine, and women’s sacred traditions are reflected clearly in all her work.  She is a Master Teacher of Feng Shui and Space Clearing, a Reiki Master and gifted intuitive with more than 20 years experience in the field of personal development and transformation.

Niki VanderWilp, BSW, LMT, RM is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master from the Grand Rapids area. She has speciality training in craniosacral therapy, reflexology, meridian work, EFT, essential oils, and natural health. Niki also has a background in social work and a passion for helping people release and heal from the life trauma they carry physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  In her spare time Niki can be found barefoot in the woods, in a lake, herding or hugging small humans, throwing pottery, creating music, or soaking in the sunshine - but almost always barefoot.

Rev. Jama Young ( has a BA in fine art with more than a minor in Psychology (a BA actually, but didn’t test for the degree).  She has been accepted into the Master of Art Therapy program at Saint Mary of the Wood in Terre Haute, IN.  Jama incorporates left and right brain processes with psychology, intuition, and all her “Claires.”