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Arizona Community Tree Council (ACTC), Community Public Relations (CPR), Despins Printing & Graphics, Green Living AZ magazine, Inspired Connections, The FUSION Foundation,  The Urban Farm, VermiSoks, Urban Bean

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Annie Loyd, The FUSION Foundation

Sponsored by The FUSION Foundation & Green Living AZ magazine, SOS Association Management Solutions, Despins Printing & Graphics, VermiSoks, Urban Farm and AZ Community Tree Council 
623-688-1278 or email


Tuesday September 27, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM MST

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Shadow Rock - Smith Hall 
12861 N. 8th Avenue
south of Thunderbird on 8th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85029

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Two Events One Night!
Conscious Living and SpiritKeepers Join to Present
“Trainwreck; Spirituality”

Local Actions ~ Global Visions 

Conscious Living Sept

Conscious Living is a monthly community collaborative produced by the FUSION Foundation on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6 - 8 p.m. It is sponsored by Green Living AZ magazine and SOS Solutions. The FUSION Foundation is establishing a national community development model focused on educating, empowering and inspiring local actions with global visions, each month Conscious Living brings this mission to life as the community collaborative travels around the valley highlighting local faces, community innovations & cool places.

PHOENIX, Arizona (September 19, 2011) – Conscious Living and SpiritKeepers — as part of their  initiative to educate, inspire and empower — will partner with Shadow Rock to host “Trainwreck: Spirituality,” a panel discussion featuring respected spiritual leaders in the Phoenix community on the ancient traditions of religion and how we interpret those beliefs in today's contemporary society given the impact and the ever-changing roles of church, religion and spirituality.

The 1-hour panel discussion takes place on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. and will include four clergy members: Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer, Rev. Ken Heintzelman, Rev. Kate Lehman and Rev. Liana Rowe. “We will explore how we live out our dreams in the midst of seemingly chaotic spirituality and gain some insight into the oneness of humanity,” offered Annie Loyd, who will moderate the panel discussion. Loyd is the founder of The Fusion Foundation, which hosts the monthly Conscious Living and SpiritKeepers events.

The panel discussion will be followed by a community new moon drum presented by Spirit Keepers of The FUSION Foundation. All are invited. No previous drumming experience is necessary. Drums, rattles and shakers will be available at community connection - Shadow Rock UCC, located at 12861 North 8th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85029.

Beverages and snacks will be available. A tax deductible contribution will be welcomed - never required. The event will support the The Fusion Foundation’s “Support Our Girls” campaign. Homeless and undeserved women need new bras and underwear and personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair products, combs, brushes, deodorant, lotion, tooth brushes, tooth paste, mouthwash, dental floss, razors, nail care, deodorant, etc). Additional items are also being collected for various community-supported programs including art supplies, eye glasses, cellphones and plastic grocery bags.

Participants are encouraged to RSVP to or call The FUSION Foundation at 623-688-1278 for more information.

About the Presenters:

Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer
John Dorhauer has served in ministry for 23 years: 16 as a local church pastor and eight as in Conference Ministry. Dorhauer currently serves as Southwest Conference United Church of Christ Minister. Dorhauer earned a B.A. degree in philosophy from Cardinal Glennon College, his M. Div. from Eden Theological Seminary (class of '88) and a D. Min. from United Theological Seminary, having studied White Privilege and its effects on the church. He is the author of the book Steeplejacking: How the Christian Right is Hijacking Mainstream Religion. He and his wife Mimi have three children: John, Adam, and Molly. Dorhauer loves baseball (a die-hard Cardinal fan), long bike rides, golf, hiking, kayaking, poetry and good art and literature.

Rev. Ken Heintzelman
Pastor Ken Heintzelman began serving the Shadow Rock Community as senior minister in July 2008. He earned a B.S. degree in philosophy from Murray State University and a master’s degree in divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School.  Heintzelman’s journey has allowed him many different work experiences that include hospital chaplaincy, social work, management of non-profit organizations, casework with persons with mental illness and persons with the challenges of poverty and homelessness. He has served three churches since 1988 and is grateful for his career path, the skills he has learned, and the people he has met along the way. Heintzelman and his wife Peg have three adult children, Joshua (who recently married Lauren), Amelia and Daniel.

Rev. Kate Lehman
Rev. Kate Lehman is pastor of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community, a mission parish in the Ecumenical Catholic Communion. Before seeking incardination to the ECC and starting St. Teresa’s this past spring, she served as associate pastor in two independent Catholic churches. Lehman is passionate about issues of equality, diversity and interfaith understanding and cooperation. Many priests in the ECC serve without pay, so Kate’s day job is as executive director of Academic Services in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, where she is also a faculty associate in the School of Politics and Global Studies. She is currently serving a six-year term as senator for the western district of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Lehman was ordained by the United Catholic Church on June 24, 2007. She is married to Ted Parker; and they had five children and now have four grandchildren.

Rev. Liana Rowe
The Rev. Liana Rowe, ordained clergy serving the United Church of Christ with Shadow Rock UCC in Phoenix, is a long-time activist and humanitarian on immigrant rights issues. Rowe has spent several years organizing for a humane and rational border environment through her efforts with Humane Borders, No More Deaths, and the New Sanctuary Movement. Most notably, Rowe led the team that derived the "Faith Based Principals for Immigration Reform" for No More Deaths in 2004. Rowe currently coordinates over 100 volunteers in the Phoenix area for Humane Borders' humanitarian efforts to maintain water stations in the desert in addition to her duties as a community organizer for Interfaith Worker Justice of Arizona's Worker Rights Center. A resident of North Phoenix for 25 years, Rev. Rowe shares her passion for justice with her husband Bryan of 27 years and three children.

About Conscious Living
Conscious Living is a community engagement series event held on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6 - 8 p.m. Conscious Living travels around the valley highlighting innovative projects, local faces and cool places. Community leaders speak about their organizations to educate, inspire and empower those in attendance. The event is produced by The Fusion Foundation and sponsored by Green Living AZ magazine and SOS Solutions. For more information, check out

About The Fusion Foundation
The FUSION Foundation is a 501c3 community engagement model focused on educating, empowering and inspiring local actions with a global vision. Our goal is to transform communities of conflict into communities of collaboration and creativity using local food and arts & culture as the primary bridge-building tools.

About Support Our Girls
Support Our Girls is a unique program addressing the daily needs of homeless and undeserved women, providing resources for clean undergarments (bras, underwear, socks) and personal hygiene items. Learn how you can get involved and make a difference today at