Who We Are

John Rhodes

Past President

Dr. John Rhodes, Ph.D., has been involved in and closely associated with research in the field of education for more than 30 years. He has taught graduate level courses in “Tests and Measurement.” His research has been published in the Journal of Creative Behavior and the Journal of Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and Teaching. His unpublished research has formed the basis for a number of major educational initiatives in the state of Georgia. 

John has been trained as a labyrinth facilitator by the Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress and certified as a labyrinth facilitator by Veriditas. John teaches labyrinth classes and facilitates labyrinth events and retreats in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. He is coordinator of the Labyrinth Ministry at Harmony Grove United Methodist Church, Lilburn, Georgia. As Chairman of the Research Committee of the Labyrinth Society, he is actively engaged in the fledgling field of research related to the labyrinth and the effects reported by those who walk or otherwise interact with it. His article, A Context for Labyrinth Research, appeared in the 2007 issue of Labyrinth Pathways. The article establishes basic assumptions for labyrinth research and sets forth a framework for categorizing current and future research. In July 2006 John presented the labyrinth at the World Methodist Conference in Seoul, Korea, making the labyrinth available to more than 3,000 conference delegates from more than 130 countries.