Singing Meditation Facilitators
Ruthie Rosauer was inspired to lead Singing Meditation when she heard “Taizé singing” at the Findhorn Community in Scotland in 1998. She has led Singing Meditation groups since 2004. She holds a J.D. in law from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado, but finds her greatest joy in life comes from singing. She plays the piano, guitar and clarinet.
Click a link below to hear excerpts from Ruthie's interview on Northern Spirit Radio.
Helen Gierke has been a professional musician and music teacher for 35 years. She has worked in a wide variety of churches, synagogues, and schools with choral and instrumental groups, as well as teaching privately. She has a Bachelor's in comprehensive music education (U-Wisconsin), a Master's in Sacred Music, and a Doctor of Theology degree in liturgy and theology (Boston University). Helen says: "After meeting Ruthie, I recognized that Singing Meditation is for me the perfect combination of music and theology (in the broadest sense). The inclusiveness of both musical selections and theological positions makes Singing Meditation one of the most enlightening activities in which to participate. Thank you, Ruthie, for allowing me to share in your gift to everyone!"