Terri Bailey is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Columbia, South Carolina. She received her JD from the University of SC. She and her husband, Stan, have been married 27 years and underwent the Enneagram Certification Training together. They have four grown children. Terri is very involved with Saint Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, where she is currently a diocesan coordinator for EfM. Terri mentors a weekly EfM seminar that meets for 36 weeks from September to May and helps participants discern the spiritual practices which work best for them, along with teaching a serious study of the Bible and Church history.
An ego Type Three, Terri also teaches the wisdom of the Enneagram and uses it as a tool to get in touch with her essence. “The Enneagram has transformed every aspect of my life,” she says. “As I strive to see the soul child in every person I meet, I have developed a greater understanding of the folks around me and a greater capacity to empathize with others.”
Stan Bailey lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with his wife and fellow 2014 Enneagram certified instructor, Terri. His love of music prompted him to try his luck in Nashville as a songwriter and he has a tape of Trisha Yearwood singing one of his songs to prove it! Although he is now a successful salesman, he still loves to perform, sing and make music. Stan is a Les Mills BodyPump and BodyStep instructor, and loves to sail on Lake Murray.
An ego Type Seven, Stan holds a deep appreciation for Disney World. “Over this year, I’ve seen that getting in touch with my soul child has helped me see my essence more clearly,” he says. “The Enneagram has given direction to my spiritual journey.”
Bob Campbell’s long career in public transportation, focusing particularly on bus scheduling, was a natural for his Type Five ego. But scheduling became more than a numbers game; it involved the desire to understand the needs and motivations of passengers and drivers.
Bob is active in the Episcopal Church, having served on parish vestries as well as participating in diocesan convention and representing the church in ecumenical and interfaith events. Bob first discovered the Enneagram in 2002 and has used it as an aide to discern how the multiplicity of personalities can be understood in an organized fashion. He hopes to share his Enneagram training with others on Long Island, where he lives with his wife.
Becky Grisell lives in Greenville SC. She is a wife, mother of three, a RN by education, and a faithful Christ-follower. She is a volunteer counselor of women caught in the trap of addiction and teaches the power, healing and freedom available in a relationship with Jesus.
Becky is pursuing her MDiv with a Spiritual Formation concentration at George Fox Seminary in Portland OR and her certification as a Spiritual Director. Becky was drawn to study the Enneagram because of its ability to deepen clarity and awareness-bringing healing. “The Enneagram opened me up to an increased capacity to live life and love from within my true essence,” Becky says. “I now feel awake and alive, able to bring wisdom and truth of the Enneagram to all my relationships, transforming all aspects of my life.”
Sylvia M. Hamlin
Sylvia M. Hamlin is a retired minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), having served in the areas of chaplaincy, hospice, and parish ministries in Georgia. She received her Masters of Theological Studies from Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
Sylvia and her husband, Gordon, attended Dr. Howell’s 2013 Enneagram Conference together, each experiencing the awareness of God’s Spirit as they recognized the process of amalgamation of the ego and essence in their lives. “Reading Dr. Howell’s book was the beginning a deeper exploration into the journey within,” Sylvia says. “The Enneagram serves not only as a personality indicator, but as a conduit of self-knowledge that breaks negative patterns of ego-preservation, while welcoming the holy ideas and virtues of your true essence.”
The Reverend Norma Halmagyi Hanson
The Reverend Norma Halmagyi Hanson is a retired rector who lives in North Carolina. She began her career as a lab associate at the University of Virginia Department of Preventative Medicine where she conducted research in polio, echo viruses and other infections. After raising four children, she returned to the classroom as a college instructor of microbiology, anatomy and physiology. Her desire to feed her soul—and the souls of others—drew her to attend Lancaster Theological Seminary and Virginia Theological Seminary, where she earned a Masters of Divinity. She also earned a D Min at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Norma worked as a nursing home and hospital chaplain, priest in charge, vicar and rector. She continues to lead Centering Prayer groups, and using the Enneagram as a guide, counsels veterans of recent wars.
Leslie Jones has degrees and experience in education and law. She enjoys spending time with her daughters and grandchildren. Her most recent project is training to become a Life-Cycle Celebrant to provide personalized ceremonies, such as weddings, funerals, baby naming, and other milestone occasions, for people of all beliefs, philosophies, cultures, lifestyles, and combinations. She identifies herself as an ego Type Two, with a strong Three wing. “I am discovering new and different ways (operating out of my Four essence) to use all of this knowledge, experience, caregiving, and striving, she says.” Studying the Enneagram has brought understanding of myself and thus a better understanding of my spirituality and the world around me. I am most thankful for this program.”
Gerald Marcus 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 is completing the Enneagram Certification alongside his son, Mike.) He loves traveling, attending silent meditation retreats, hiking and enjoys all kinds of art and food.
Mike Marcus is an urban planner, creative placemaker and arts entrepreneur who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina. Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree in City & Regional Planning from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Creative Placemaking from Ohio State University, Columbus. He is passionate about cultivating robust, creative economies, communities, and arts-based developments. He is also a glass artist who loves the design process almost as much as he loves interacting with his customers and collectors.
Monique Mitchell, Ph.D.
Monique Mitchell, Ph.D., helps youth in foster care face the challenges as they prepare for and transition into independent living. She is an interdisciplinary research professor at the University of South Carolina College of Social Work and state director for the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) data collection for youth transitioning out of foster care in South Carolina. She developed a nationally recognized methodology that has helped SC and other states approach youth with sensitivity, establish meaningful relationships with them, and ensure that they’re being heard. Monique believes that youth in foster care have the right and ability to change the systems that serve them, and she is committed to providing the resources and support to make this possibility become a reality. Her knowledge of the Enneagram provides her with insight to encourage healthy development of essence in each life she touches.
Galen McWilliams lives in Columbia, South Carolina where she attends St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church. She was raised an Episcopalian in Bronxville, NY and educated in the northeast. After marrying, moving south, and having two children (now in their twenties), she obtained a master’s degree in social work at the University of SC. Now divorced, she works part time on the SC Middle Grades Initiative, which is currently aimed at literacy of all children. Most recently, she has begun work as an EfM Mentor through a distance education program from Sewanee’s School of Theology on Anglican theology and is training in spiritual reflection over a four year period.
After discovering the Enneagram 20 years ago, she has been an avid student, studying with a small group weekly for five years and traveling far and wide to attend conferences and learn how to come to terms with being an ego Type Eight. Her journey has been truly integral to who she is today, and she wants all of God’s children to know it, especially from the soul child perspective.
LaRhea Sanford, Ed.D.
LaRhea Sanford, Ed.D. is a retired educator who worked in the field of education of the blind and visually impaired for over 40 years. She graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Biology Education (1968) and an M.S. in Visual Disabilities (1972), and from Vanderbilt University with an Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision (1984). She concurrently worked as an adjunct instructor at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University for 24 years helping to train teachers to work with students with visual impairments.
LaRhea was introduced to the Enneagram four years ago. The information and strategies for growth that she has learned in the workshops conducted by Dr. Howell and his training team, and from reading related books, have made a huge difference in her life. These materials have been an answer to her prayers — to know and feel God’s love, peace, and joy in the relationships in her life.
John Spaulding entered the seminary at age 22 and earned multiple degrees, including M.Div. from University of Dubuque, M.A. Th. Norte Dame Seminary and D. Min. Pittsburgh Seminary. Although retired, the active 81 year old Presbyterian minister still serves two churches in the New Orleans area. He is also treasurer of a four-state Presbyterian Historical Society and president of the Louisiana Foundation, and vice president of the project Homecoming, which has built more than 250 homes in the area since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He is a certified Spiritual Director, Dream Group Leader and Mandala Facilitator.
He and his wife, Patricia, will celebrate 58 years of marriage in January, 2015. “At age 81 the Enneagram has changed my life!” John says. “I see consciousness and awareness as what this life is about. Growth into consciousness is a sensitivity to what is really going on in and around you in relationships.”