Healing Earth Conference 2016

Healing Earth Conference: Orthodox Christian Perspectives On Ecology & Climate Change

October 13 – 15, 2016
Cranbrook, BC. Canada


Father Michael Oleksa

Orthodox Priest, Elder (Alaskan Federation of Natives), author, educator. He is a widely known speaker presenting from both the perspective of Orthodox Christianity and as an expert on cross-cultural communications. Fr Michael is also well-known for his widely acclaimed four-part PBS series & for his four books: Alaska Missionary Spirituality, Orthodox Alaska, Another Culture/Another World, Conflicting Landscapes

Kaleeg Hainsworth

Author, speaker, poet, and back-country educator, founding rector of All Saints Orthodox Church, St. Maria of Paris Outreach Center, All Saints of NA Youth Camp, e Group of Twelve. Kaleeg is the author of the popular An Altar in the Wilderness – a study in spiritual ecology.

Mark Sandford

Spiritual Director of Elijah House International, a multinational Counselor training organization. Mark co-authored with his father John Sandford the book Healing the Earth

Father Nilos Nellis

Priest, philosopher of the wilderness, & Orthodox environmental educator at St. John in the Wilderness Orthodox Sanctuary, near Kaslo BC.

Noon Hour Sessions

Fredrick Krueger

Executive Director of The Fellowship of the Transfiguration an active Orthodox Environmental studies organization.

Shayna Jones

Founder of We Are StoryFolk, a professionally trained and passionate performing artist. With professional credits as an actor, singer, and dancer, she imbues her work as a Storyteller with craftsmanship, and precision. She will be doing a session on the art of storytelling.

Special Guest Musicians/recording artists

Jeremy and Sheree Eisenhauer

Recording artists Jeremy and Sheree Eisenhauer back from recording their latest album in Nashville will be with us throughout the conference performing some of their original music. They will also be playing at one of our favorite local restaurants The Heide Out on Friday and Saturday evening after the conference.