Advisory Team - 2008

FindtheDivine LLC is assembling an advisory team to start the process of locating or developing a retreat center near the Washington DC metropolitan area. The Advisory team's purpose is to not only identify potential locations but individuals that would serve on the Board of Directors.

Martha Mason - Martha has years of experience with retreat centers, retreat events and retreat leaders. She attends numerous retreats annually and is active in contemplative prayer groups in the Metropolitan Washington DC area. She graduated from Emory University with a degree in English. She is on the Board of Benedictine Pastoral Center, serves as Lay Leader in her Methodist church, is active in the Great Falls Ecumenical Board and is a student at The Shalem Institute.
Isabelle Robinson - Isabelle studied at the School of the Louvre, and the Institute of Art and Archeology at the Sorbonne in Paris before moving to the United States. She lives in Northern Virginia with her family. She is active in Contemplative Outreach and attends contemplative retreats frequently. She has completed the 2 year Contemplative life Program. Her web site is
Phil Stone - Phil is the founder of He leads contemplative retreats and prayer groups. He serves on the Boards of both the Benedictine Pastoral Center and Loyola Retreat House in the DC area. He is a marketing and technology advisor to Dominican Retreat in Mclean, Virginia. He is active with Contemplative Outreach and is a graduate of The Shalem Institute. Phil has an Engineering degree from University of Virginia. He also has an MBA from Virginia's Darden School. He lives in Northern Virginia with his family.
Ann Dean - Ann is a spiritual director and also leads conferences for deepening the life of prayer and developing new church structures through small groups committed to radical discipleship. She was the co-founder of an ecumenical congregation within the nationally known community of the Church of the Savior in Washington, DC. A long-time retreat and conference leader, she is the Director of Shalem's Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats Program.


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