Creation Spirituality Communities, Inc. (CSC) is a network of individuals and communities who are grounded in the sacredness of all creation and seek to connect to the spirituality of creation through mysticism, creativity, and cultural transformation.
CSC includes people from many spiritual traditions, cultures, races, sexual identities, and ages. They come to Creation Spirituality through the writing and speeches of Matthew Fox, through articles and videos, through conversations with friends, and through study at one of the Creation Spirituality universities – now the Fox Institute of Creation Spirituality.
Creation Spirituality Communities provides avenues for gathering together, being inspired, and embodying the CS message of compassion, co-creation, and transformation. We are led by a nine member board of directors (see below), and support by our members.
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Creation Spirituality Communities Board of Directors 2016-17
2016-2017 CSC Board of Directors Reconnecting to Creation
at Earthtribe as guests of Will Taggel
Mel Bricker, BA, MST, MA, DMin, focused on issues of hunger, spirituality, and healing prayer as a Methodist minister before moving to California to study with Matthew Fox. In California, he became Fox’s personal assistant and co-director of the Doctor of Ministry program at the University of Creation Spirituality. He is a founding board member of CSC.
Susan Coppage-Evans, MA, DMin, founded Creation Spirituality Communities in 2006 in collaboration with Matthew Fox and colleagues from University of Creation Spirituality. Susan is owner of Wholehearted, Inc, which offers spiritual retreats and healthcare consulting. She was a psychotherapist and healthcare executive before partnering to start new psychiatric facilities. Susan currently functions as a liaison between the CSC Board, the Matthew Fox Legacy Project, and Creation Spirituality education with Matthew Fox.
Rev. Sid Hall, DMin, is a husband, father, and the senior minister of Trinity Church of Austin, TX, a blended UMC and UCC congregation. Under Sid’s leadership, Trinity Church claims and practices Creation Spirituality, publically welcomes the LGBTQ community, and welcomes a wide variety of groups to its Interfaith Chapel, among them Buddhists, Wiccans, eco-feminist, and atheists.. Sid has had the privilege of being arrested for civil disobedience along the side of MLK’s daughter and Gandhi’s grandson.
Seth Longacre brings his 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership in Africa and America, and his lifelong balancing of spirituality and service to the CSC board. He was a member of the Institute of Cultural Affairs while studying religion and the humanities at the University of Chicago and later worked with the World Food Programme in Sudan and Kenya before spending 10 hears building the local civil society in Cameroon, Namibia, the DR Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Liberia. Seth is an ordained Deacon in the Episcopal church and studied Creation Spirituality at Naropa University in Boulder, CO.
Rev. Dr. Carolyn Million, MD. (Secretary) has been mixing ministry and medicine all of her adult life. She grew up in the Baptist church, but most of her profound early experiences of God were in nature. She pursued ordained ministry through the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where her clinical pastoral education inspired her to study medicine. In 2002, she was Matt Fox’s surgeon, which led her to pursue a DMin in Creation Spirituality. She now has a part time private solo practice in Proctology in San Francisco and lives with her husband and teenage children on Alameda island.
Rev. Paula Pocieha, DMin. ’11 knew from an early age that Creation and Created were one. By age 23, she was exploring New Age and indigenous spirituality, beginning a spiritual life coaching practice in 1989. She received an MDiv from Pacific School of Religion in 1992, and was introduced to Creation Spirituality through dance by Michael Mansfield at PSR, Her soul had finally found its home. During this time Paula was studying at UCS. she served as Associate Regional Minister for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for northern California and Nevada through which she focused on revitalizing and transforming congregations Paula lives with her husband, two dogs, and 3 birds of prey in a small coastal town in northern California between redwoods and the sea.
Rev. Gail Ransom DMin. ’10 (President) recently retired as Director of Education at First United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh, PA where she has been leading weekly Four Path worship and hosting Creation Spirituality events for over twelve years. She is a composer, writer, singer, and pastor whose life focus on creativity and spirituality, which found its footing and wings in Creation Spirituality. As the daughter of an American Camping Executive, Gail spent most childhood summers touring camps and sleeping on the ground. She studied at the Institute of Worship, Music, and the Arts at Yale Divinity School, and received her DMin in Creation Spirituality from Wisdom University in 2010. Gail has two adult daughters.
Rev. Judy Shook, Masters of Creation Spirituality ’95, is the solo pastor of Ukiah United Methodist Church of Ukiah, CA. Her playful sense of humor dances with her deep commitment to earthy mysticism. Judy is an InterPlay leader who brings her cross cultural experiences of living in Hawaii and Alaska to her work on the board. Peace-with-Justice issues have been among her passions, especially full inclusion of LGBTQ persons.
Dave Summers, DMin. MBA (Treasurer) is an entrepreneur and consultant whose personal quest is integrating his living with his quest to replace our cultural focus on duality with living in oneness. After selling the business he built over , Dave became a Life Coach to over 40 CEO’s and their associates. Since studying at the University of Creation Spirituality, Dave has sought to live fully and creatively through the Four Paths of Creation Spirituality.
Rev. Roxanne WhiteLight, DMin, has been involved in the Creation Spirituality Movement since 1990 as a psychotherapist, body-worker, educator and ordained minister. In concert with the University of Creation Spirituality Faculty, Roxanne coordinated and led the first CS ordination program in 2006 which she based on her doctoral dissertation. She is now a member of the current CSC Ordination Council. Roxanne lives in Hawaii and Washington State with her wife Ruth and dog Mahalo.