Francis Geddes, D. Min., has studied and taught a variety of spiritual disciplines during the past forty years. He teaches healing in the context of contemplative prayer and interfaith spiritual exercises at retreat centers, conferences, congregations, and seminary classrooms. The title of his doctoral dissertation is Healing Training in the Church, completed at the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California, in 1981. He is a retired minister in the United Church of Christ and a graduate of The Program in Spiritual Direction at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington D.C.; Stanford University; and the Yale Divinity School. He is the author of Contemplative Healing: The Congregation as Healing Community (2011). Dr. Geddes believes there is a natural, God-given “healing force” abroad in the universe and latent within every person. He suggests that we are all healers, but most of us are not aware of that potential.