• Woman of Beauty: Sharyn Richey Turner

    Woman of Beauty: Sharyn Richey Turner

    The Painter and the Priest Richey has always known herself to be an artist, but in mid-life she came to understand that she is also a priest. These two vocations come together in her artwork. Skilled in various mediums, her art expresses a deep appreciation of life in all its mystery and beauty. The Reverend Doctor Sharyn Richey Turner's extensive educational background began as art student at the University of Texas in Austin where she credits art professor John Guerin with inspiring her as a painter of the outdoors and where she felt her first sense of ministry to be

An On-Going Celebration

The Woman of Beauty initiative was started by Lauren Santerre and Brigid’s Place is in an on-going celebration of the true beauty of women from the inside out. In this series we explore what it means to be a Woman of Real Beauty. In the tradition of St. Brigid, we want our community to be a place of radical welcome for all women from every background as we journey together toward authentic life and wholeness.

The Women of Beauty

We invite you to begin to get to know these Women of Beauty. Take a look around, start to explore this concept with us as we continue the conversation about beauty. We want to engage with you around conversations and experiences delving into concepts like what does it mean to live with meaning, to speak your real voice in the world, to challenge injustice when you see it, to advocate for causes you are passionate about, to love people with your whole heart, and to accept yourself as you are, right now!

Beauty. Legacy. Spirit.

Real Beauty is about so much more than some product that we might buy in a store or a picture in a magazine. Real beauty is about our legacy, how we shape our lives, and the character of our spirit. Join the dialogue and experience transformative moments that will enliven your spirits, bring you closer to the Divine, and allow us to love ourselves and each other in more profound ways.

The Brigid’s Place Women Of Beauty

Woman Of Beauty: Deborah Kilgore Lindeen

I find inner peace in nature, in art, and in my meditation practice. Deborah Kilgore Lindeen MA, LPC, ATR-BC Soulscape Counseling Deborah is a psychotherapist and art therapist in private practice for 10 years. She formerly worked in corporate Human Resources, which has given her a sense of the difficulties of balancing work and life. Her

Woman Of Beauty: Pam Stockton

"I find enormous solace and inner strength in nature." When Pam Stockton first came to Brigid’s Place in 1998, she was a practicing corporate lawyer doing full-time transaction work for a real estate development company. Today, she works as a psychotherapist in private practice and practitioner of Holotropic Breathwork. The story of how she got here

Woman Of Beauty: Brigid Waszczak

Brigid Waszczak is an Episcopal Deacon, Spiritual Director and women's ministries leader, retreat consultant and mentor. She is a former teacher, fundraising executive, and public relations and marketing director. She came to the Episcopal Church 8 years ago from the Roman Catholic Church when she responded to a call to ordination. In May 2015, Brigid

Woman Of Beauty: Gaye Abbott

Gaye Abbott, RYT, CMT is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher/Therapist and has Advanced Training with Integrative Yoga Therapy, as well as being a Master Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner working deeply with balancing and harmonizing energy patterns and releasing body conversations that obstruct flow. Living and practicing in Austin, Texas, Gaye does travel once

Woman Of Beauty – Secunda Joseph

Secunda Joseph is a native of Houston, Texas by way of Breaux Bridge Louisiana (Louisiana raised, Texas Grown), she attended Nimitz High School and The University of Houston. She is the Social Curator of Grass Is Greener and is a Marketing Expert, who takes an artistic approach to building social communicative platforms. She is known

Woman Of Beauty: Monette Chilson

"Real beauty always comes from a divine spark." Monette Chilson, author of Sophia Rising: Awakening Your Sacred Wisdom Through Yoga, has lived her yoga on and off the mat for 20 years. She writes and speaks about ways to use yoga as a tool for physical, spiritual and mental well-being. She is passionate about making