ICB Adjunct Faculty members have completed the Certification training in the Spirituality of the Enneagram or are esteemed experts in their field who share their knowledge with our students and participants at conferences and training sessions.
Livy Beck Abele
Livy has been a licensed professional counselor for 28 years. She’s active in Lay Ministry at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church and was an Education for Ministry (EfM) Mentor for 15 years. She and her husband live in Birmingham, Ala. where they love to entertain and play with their three grandchildren.
Livy uses the knowledge of the Enneagram for personal growth and to develop more intimate connections with her family, friends and clients. “I often use the Enneagram to help couples understand, respect and appreciate their differences,” she says. “But I particularly appreciate its use to check in with myself and see what is keeping me from peace.”
Gerald is a licensed psychotherapist who uses various forms of meditation in his practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more than 30 years, he has worked in a variety of clinical settings with adults and teens, inpatient and outpatient, mental health and chemical dependency, as well as private practice.
Gerald’s current focus is as an Employee Assistance Program counselor and consultant with a large utility company in Northern California. Gerry has two wonderful adult children and one grand-puppy. He loves traveling, attending silent meditation retreats, hiking and enjoys all kinds of art and food. He and his son Mike completed training as a certified Instructors of the Spirituality of the Enneagram in 2014.
Dr. Raymond Moody
Dr. Moody is the leading authority on the near-death experience—a phrase he coined in the late seventies. Dr. Moody’s research into the phenomenon had its start in the 1960’s. The author of the best-selling book Life After Life, the New York Times calls him “the father of the near-death experience.” He holds an M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia and a Ph.D. and M.A. in philosophy from the University of Virginia. A dynamic lecturer, Dr. Moody has enlightened and entertained audiences all over the world for more than three decades. He also trains hospice workers, clergy, psychologists, nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals on matters of grief recovery and dying. He has appeared three times on Oprah, as well as on hundreds of other local and nationally syndicated programs.
Frances is native to Tuscaloosa, Ala. where she lives with her husband, Steven, and their son and daughter; who are both currently attending the University of Alabama. Frances’ ministry interests have been Christian Formation and various groups within Christ Episcopal Church. She has attended many Spirituality and Christian Formation conferences at Kanuga, serving on staff twice. She has attended National Christian Formation conferences and was part of the administrative staff at Christ Episcopal Church serving as Children’s Ministry Director. She served a three year term on the Diocesan Christian Formation Council and has formal training in Godly Play and Workshop Rotation Methods. Frances and Steven have been active participants in the Alabama Cursillo movement for many years. A member of the class of 2013, she is certified by The Institute for Conscious Being as a Teacher of the Spirituality of the Enneagram.
The Reverend Susan Sloan, Co-Founder / Chaplain
The Reverend Susan Sloan has served the Episcopal Church as both a lay professional and clergy person for the past thirty-five years. She worked as a lay professional in Christian Formation in Birmingham before attending seminary. In addition to her experience in this ﬁeld she has developed curricula for young people and has trained in consulting, program design, conflict management, systems theory and the Enneagram. Ordained in 1996 she has served a number of Episcopal parishes in Alabama, coordinated numerous conferences at Kanuga Conference Center in areas as diverse as Child Development, Spiritual Practices, Biblical Exploration, Faith & Culture, Life After Death as well as Christian Formation. Her journey has led her into addressing the spiritual needs of individuals outside organized religion through which she has worked in mindfulness, dreams, Celtic spirituality and the Enneagram. Her parish plans regular workshops and retreats in these areas and has recently spearheaded the building of a jointly sponsored handicap accessible labyrinth for the community of Huntsville.