Who We Are

Kathryn McLean

Research Chair

Kathryn first encountered labyrinths while attending a Presbyterian Church (USA) urban ministry conference in San Francisco in 1998 as a new seminary graduate. That experience inspired her to learn more about labyrinths through Veriditas, and she then engaged the labyrinth in her service as a Presbyterian (USA) minister, spiritual director, board certified chaplain, social justice advocate, retreat/pilgrimage leader, Veriditas trained Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator, and member  of The Labyrinth Society research committee. She also serves on the Veriditas Facilitator Council. She recently graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree, which included a thesis project researching the role of the labyrinth and community. Kathryn has two portable canvas labyrinths (a 36' Chartres replica and a 24' World Peace Labyrinth) that she travels with in order to introduce people to the labyrinth, and offer meaningful experiences in a variety of contexts. Kathryn is interested in encouraging and supporting the growing labyrinth community through the important work of research, so that we can more deeply understand the role and impact the labyrinth has for individuals, groups, communities around the world.