Brenda Kress, Dialogue Facilitator, Dialogue Mentor
For over ten-years, Brenda Kress has practiced listening
and being with people in her role as a mentor and coach. Recently certified as a DynamicDialogue mentor, Brenda wishes to work with those who struggle with talking about the
more difficult topics of death, dying and how to achieve greater understanding
and peace within families. It is her
deepest desire that we meet at the place that connects (our humanity) so that
we can create healthy relationships around areas that may divide us.
Wharton, Dialogue Mentor
Darcy has served as an active mentor in DynamicDialogue since 2016. Her clients are individuals (primarily in retirement) who
seek to engage the practice of dialogue to live more peacefully within their
families, friends, and faith communities. She is also interested in
clients who are parents and are seeking to build a strong foundation in
dialogue with their children.
Originally trained through
the two-year practicum, Darcy also facilitates a monthly Community of Practice
in DynamicDialogue. Since she sees dialogue as a spiritual practice, she
is currently in the formation process for spiritual direction and hopes to
incorporate dialogue work into her future spiritual direction practice. After
initially working with children as an elementary school teacher, for the past
20 years she has served full time in ministry. She is now serving as the
Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in
Rocklin. She and her husband are parents of three young adult daughters.
Darcy's hobbies include volunteer work, reading, assisting her husband with
home wine-making, and spending time in nature.
is a graduate of the 2-year dialogue practicum and a certified DynamicDialoguementor. Since 2014, she has worked with a variety of audiences to help
them develop their inherent gifts of peaceful presence, authentic relationship
and inspired creativity. As a mentor, she helps others to become aware of their
quality of presence and engagement; focusing on ways to move past default
defensiveness, and mindfully honoring how we are all truly interdependent.
Joan Byard, Dialogue Mentor
Joan’s scholastic training in the sciences coupled with
her passion for all of Creation led her to fashion a continuing 4-decade career
of service to the creatures among us and the humans who hold them dear. The work bringing her most joy has been tending to the ‘in-between
places’—bridging the gap experienced between veterinary professionals and all
the wonderful medicine that science has to offer, and the animals’ health needs
and their devoted caregivers at home. Dialogue work is the bridging
tool that brings these together in powerful and life-changing ways.
Joan graduated with the 2014 Dialogue Practicum class – a
2-year intensive training, and has participated in many 4-day DynamicDialogueworkshops. She continues to be active in ongoing communities of dialogue
practices, continuing education, and has had extensive Mentor training.
Joan’s mentoring skills are expanded through intensive training in the
art of Spiritual Direction, as well as her years of receiving and offering
personal Spiritual Direction. Her broad-based faith is deeply rooted in
lived recovery spirituality.
learned core practice skills and ways of being offer a rich ground from which
to navigate as a DynamicDialogue mentor in the sometimes turbulent waters of
family and/or organizational dynamics and interpersonal relationships.