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Creating Space for Pause and Sanctuary: An Introduction to the work and thought of Terry Hershey

Thursday, November 5, 2015  |  4:00pm

St John's Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver, CO 80203

Where is your sanctuary?  What is your sanctuary?  What is a sanctuary?  

Webster’s Dictionary defines a sanctuary as a place of refuse or protection, a holy place.

Kyle Turner will be the Spiritual Direction Colorado (SDCO) presenter in November, offering a workshop entitled “Creating Space for Pause and Sanctuary: An Introduction to the work and thought of Terry Hershey.”  Hershey is an “author, humorist, inspirational speaker, dad, ordained minister, golf addict, and smitten by French wine,” and he will be our featured speaker at the 2016 Annual Spirituality Conference sponsored by SDCO.

We commonly live lives at a hurried pace, and frequently we feel the pressure to succeed and move up the ladder of success and achievement.  We all know too well that we need to take time out of our busyness to smell the roses or whatever our favorite fragrance may be, but there always seems to be something more that we need to do or some place we need to go. 

Who needs sanctuary and why?

What is sanctuary? Where do we find sanctuary?

Hurdles on the way to sanctuary.

Creating sanctuary in public places. 

The above are a few of the chapter titles in Hershey’s latest book: Sanctuary. Kyle Turner will begin the exploration of Hershey’s thoughts, and share his own insights with us in this introduction. 

Here in Colorado we relish the idea of being outdoors and many of us find our “sanctuary” in the out-of-doors.  We are so very blessed to live in a beautiful state that provides us with so many days of sunshine to be in nature or one with nature.  Hershey believes that there is something fundamentally spiritual about dirt under your fingernails.  

Does that spark your interest?  

Come to the workshop presented by Kyle Turner on Thursday, November 5th at 4:00 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 1350 Washington St. in Denver, to experience a pause in your own life and learn more about “sanctuary.”  To register for or learn more about this workshop, visit the Spiritual Direction Colorado website at  You can learn more about Terry Hershey at his website and you can sign up to receive Terry’s newsletter which will take you to a place of sanctuary by just looking at the beautiful photography of his gardens.

Terry Hershey lives on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound in Washington State, and finds much of his own personal sanctuary in his garden.

Kyle Turner, MA, STM


 Kyle S. Turner, MA, STM, is a pastoral minister, liturgist, and spiritual director with 15+ years of experience working in parish and campus ministry. Kyle has experience as a Director of Worship and Liturgy, with a Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College, and a Master’s Degree of Sacred Theology in Christian Social Ethics from Boston College, and a Post-Masters Certificate in the Practice of Spirituality from Boston College. Kyle is the Founding Director offering spiritual direction, retreats, and consultation to church communities in liturgy, spirituality, and faith formation. Kyle lives with his wife Kristin and daughters Abigail Hope and Siena Grace in Lakewood, CO.

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