priestElizabeth Canham was born in England, immigrated to the United States in 1981and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church. A former Seminary professor she holds a teaching degree, BD (Hons) and MTh from London University, STM from General Seminary in New York and D.Min from Graduate Theological Foundation, Indiana. She has served parishes in London, New Jersey, New York and Western North Carolina and lived for 6 years in a Benedictine Monastery as Program Director. From 1992-2002 she directed Stillpoint Ministries, a non-profit organization offering Retreats, Workshops, Spiritual Direction, Pilgrimages and a Retreat Leader Training Program. Liz created Hospites Mundi as a container for her continued ministry with pilgrimages and to make leadership resources available in North Carolina and beyond. She is the author of 7 books and numerous articles. Hospites Mundi (Guests of the World)  reflects her conviction that we are to tread carefully on planet earth, work for its healing and especially to learn from finned, four-legged and feathered creatures who share the earth.


Dan SnyderDan Snyder holds Masters Degrees from Earlham School of Religion, Boston University School of Theology and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is certified by the NC State Board of Examiners of Fee-Based Practicing Pastoral Counselors. He has a wide range of clinical experience and training and brings a background in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology to his work as a pastoral counselor and spiritual director. Dan works with individual adults and couples, in particular with clergy, therapists, and others in the helping professions. He is an associate of Hospites Mundi.


* Elizabeth Canham is author of seven books, the most recent, Finding Your Voice in the Psalms, was published in April 2013. She currently serves as Associate Priest at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, NC. In addition to leading small groups in Bible Study and Prayer she serves as Spiritual Director to individual clergy and laity.

*Programs such as The Academy for Spiritual Formation, and the annual conference Soul Feast are highly recommended. For more information contact The Upper Room.