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The Reverend Steven Burns works as a Chaplain at Essentia Health - St. Mary’s Hospital in Superior, WI.

He has been part of our existing group that provides peer support to work teams
as well as providing support to staff individually, patients, and their families.

Last week, he was presented with the Value award for Joy.

In the nomination, his advocacy for staff well-being, including checking in with staff, sharing resources, recognizing signs of moral distress and healthcare provider burnout, as well as working collaboratively to build resiliency opportunities for staff were described and appreciated.

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Living Bread

Contemplative Celebration of the Eucharist


The Summer Retreat returns to the DeKoven Center.

Chris Arnold and Tyler Richards, two Episcopal Church priests from northeastern Wisconsin, will offer meditations on the Holy Eucharist as a sacrament of union with Christ and the healing of the world. Opportunities include Morning and Evening Prayer, Compline, Eucharist, Centering Prayer, the Rosary, and one-on-one spiritual direction. Find rest for your souls in the summer.

The retreat is open to all. It begins Monday, August 26th and ends Thursday, August 29th. Your retreat leaders are Fr. Chris Arnold and Fr. Tyler Richards, priests and spiritual directors in the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac.

The deadline to register is Monday, July 5, 2024.



Father Chris Arnold

Father Chris Arnold is a priest and spiritual director in the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac.
After serving as a parish priest in southeastern Kentucky, Kansas, and Wisconsin, he left
full-time parish ministry to train as a spiritual director at Loyola University in Chicago, with a
focus on the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. He now serves as an Interim Rector at St. Thomas,
Menasha. His website is




Father Tyler Richards 

Father Tyler Richards, SMMS is the Rector of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in De Pere, Wisconsin.
He is a certified Spiritual Companion and co-hosts the podcast The BCP and Me, an
exploration of the Book of Common Prayer as a manual for living.  He studies and practices
contemplative prayer and endeavors to bring others to the practice.  He lives in De Pere with
his wife, Colleen, and their two daughters.  





July seminar series at St. Peter’s, Sheboygan Falls

In the spiritual life, it’s good to have companions who can show us the way and encourage us on the journey. Come to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, in Sheboygan Falls, WI, for three Wednesday evening seminars. Each session will introduce you to one of the 20th century’s best guides in the life of prayer, and one of their books which serves as an entry into their teaching.

Photos of Evelyn Underhill, Thomas Merton, and Ruth Burrows
  • July 10th, Evelyn Underhill and Practical Mysticism
  • July 17th, Thomas Merton and New Seeds of Contemplation
  • July 24th, Ruth Burrows and Essence of Prayer

Where: St. Peter’s is located at 104 Elm Street, Sheboygan Falls, WI

The Presenter: Fr. Chris Arnold

The Schedule: Wednesday evenings in July, with Holy Eucharist at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:00pm, and the seminar from 6:30-8:00pm. You can attend any or all of the sessions, and you can join us just for the seminar if you prefer!

Who can come?: All are welcome to attend. There is no cost, although St. Peter’s will gladly accept a free-will offering to offset the cost of dinner.

If I have questions: Please contact Father Paul Coey at the St. Peter’s church office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit