Lent: Communal Pondering

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Nicole Oliver Snyder

Nicole Oliver Snyder’s expertise lies in the areas of leadership and gender issues. She teaches mindfulness practice through her podcast and blog on her website, eirenicole.com, and as co-founder and senior minister of just church, an on-line and local community blending spiritual practices and action in the greater Chicago area.

Leadership, particularly in urban setting, requires community-relations skills, and an ability to clearly convey justice issues as they relate to felt, spiritual ones. Dr. Snyder is author of Leading Together: Mindfulness and the Gender Neutral Zone, and specializes in teaching mindfulness leadership development, formative spirituality, counseling, and Old Testament theology (emphasis on justice issues). She has a diverse background in international community-relations work combined with volunteer work in multi-ethnic communities, and with local institutions. She is an ordained Minister; a BS in Human Development and Family Studies, w/Education Certificate, an MA-Counseling, MDiv Equiv., holds a Doctor of Ministry and Advanced Certification in Formative Spiritual Direction, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (MI).