To be nourished and held, to be valued and respected, and to be encouraged to explore the mysteries within oneself are the precious gifts of Quest. My participation in Quest 1 and my work as the Spiritual Program Director for Quest 2 continue to enrich my life immeasurably.  As a participant, the guidance and care provided by the program and its facilitators allowed me, in my own time, to wonder, explore and discover a deeper sense of self, a deeper sense of connection. I found a source within myself of peace and reverence that is everlasting.   Now, as I continue on my journey, it is my privilege to support and guide the Quest 2 program and its participants as they do their own deep work and make their own powerful discoveries.

And most importantly, this is what I know: Quest informs the way that I am in the world and I seek to live its Intentions each day -- to live with gratitude and an open heart, to be present to whatever life brings and to meet the holy in this moment, this day, this life.

Janet Swanson
Quest 1 Participant, Quest 2 Spiritual Program Director

  • Photo by Joyce Carey
  • Photo by Lorna Aaronson
  • Water Color by Ann Schaffer
  • Photo by Lorna Aaronson
  • Photo by Joyce Carey
  • Photo by Harry Carnes
  • Water Color by Ann Schaffer

"Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground."  –  Rumi