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
CSC Board of Directors Reconnecting to Creation
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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. Peter E. Lanzillotta, M,Ed, M.Div, PhD, is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister who has served as an independent priest with the White Robed Monks of St. Benedict for 20 years. He is an interfaith spiritual director, spiritual life coach and astrologer who has served led several churches in appreciation of the principles of Creation Spirituality. Peter has been an advocate for Creation Spirituality education for 30 years, and has served on the Board for 5 years.
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 ten years. She is a composer, writer, singer, and pastor whose life focus on creativity and spirituality found its footing and wings in Creation Spirituality.
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.
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.
Tom Stempel, MD, DMin (08) (Secretary) is past-president and current secretary of the CSC board. He is now retired from the practice of surgery with the Indian Health Service and he continues a part time acupuncture practice in Phoenix. He has been leading a Taize type of interfaith chanting and readings. Tom oversees the online presence of Creation Spirituality Communities, including our social media site.
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.