Sacred House leadership and how Sacred House got started...
(a.k.a. "What's our vision and who's guiding it?")
Hi there, my name is Lisa Hunter and I'm the person who started Sacred House. I'm an ordained interspiritual minister, and I believe there are as many definitions of spirituality as there are people. My dedication and dream is to steward Sacred House to provide spiritual home for the massive numbers of us who have been searching for that one place that truly fits - where there is plenty of room for each of us to feel our own brand of connection to something larger while also celebrating with others. In this mission, we not only provide a new kind of sacred gathering, we also help each person to discover his/her own unique recipe for spirituality, and we learn from each other along the way.
The journey that brought me to start Sacred House includes participating in just about every kind of spiritual practice and path you can think of, looking for that one context that would encompass everything that I feel and believe. I never found it. But I did find incredible teachings and lessons along the way. And what I discovered is that my truest belief is that each person has their own unique spiritual recipe, and that we are each experts in our own experience. We can get guidance and learning from all sorts of wonderful sources, and then when it comes to those true core beliefs and practices, only we know what really works for us and what is really true for us. For some, that happens to fit with a particular organized religion or spiritual path. And for others, like me, a place like Sacred house is the right place to be.
My background and training: I am an ordained interspiritual minister, having completed the two-year seminary program at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York. I also have a fun and eclectic history of spiritual leadership for most of my prior career life too. Back in my 20's and 30's, I was a performing and recording singer-songwriter for about a decade, and then a trainer teaching probation officers to use life coaching skills. As a singer-songwriter, I toured the country playing shows, recording CD's and facilitating workshops on spiritual growth and transformation. As a trainer I taught for many years in a nationwide program to help probation officers widen their perspectives and support their probationers to find their own true personal and spiritual beliefs in order to make change from a place of intrinsic motivation rather than in response to force or rules.
I see now how these earlier careers prepared me for Sacred House, which requires a broad and open perspective, a love for creating "soul family" and a love for helping others facilitate their own spiritual growth. I consider my own spirituality ever-evolving too, and it means different things to me at different times. When I'm not overseeing Sacred House, I'm traveling around Colorado officiating weddings, baby blessings and new home blessings for the many individuals and families for whom I am a spiritual support. Sacred House is the home base from which I get to do this work that I absolutely love - being a minister for as many definitions of spirituality as there are people.
The Sacred House home base is in Boulder, Colorado, and with the advent of our "Recipe for Spirituality" phone classes, we are welcoming Sacred House participants and Gathers worldwide. This is an exciting time for Sacred House as we step more fully into our vision of providing this kind of spiritual home for people not just in Boulder, but everywhere.
I look forward to meeting you, and to sharing the journey!