Rev. Debra Schneider

About The Teacher

Debra is a United Church of Canada Minister living in Toronto with her husband, Michael. She has three grown children, and two grandchildren. Debra attended her first Celtic Consciousness & Native Spirituality event in New Mexico two years ago where she met John Phillip Newell for the first time. (Her second grandchild, Héloise, was born while she was there and received blessings from afar upon her birth!) While there she learned of the School of Celtic Consciousness (SCC) which John Phillip was developing at various locations across the United States, and asked him the question, “When are you coming to Canada?” Recently retired, but with a long-standing interest in spirituality, meditation, and a progressive and inclusive bent to her theology, she decided she would join forces with JPN, Five Oaks, the SCC Planning Team in beginning the Canadian SCC. She is excited to be a part of this growing movement for the healing of the world.


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