Debra Classen lives in Chagrin Falls, OH, where she is an artist and retreat conference presenter. The Mute Swan Ministry (www.themuteswan.org) which she directs, is the result of a spiritual quest for hope and healing in life. Each of us need and are inspired and encouraged by the blessings and graces of people along the way who have shared the beauty within their lives, the goodness of God, and the light of truth.
“I want to help people discover the sacred in ordinary events, even times of trial and loss. God is always present, consoling, healing, and encouraging us through the call of beauty.”-Debra
As the Executive Director of the Mute Swan Ministry, Debra Classen has facilitated retreats throughout the United States and presented to the International Merton Society, Cleveland Chapter as well as numerous parishes and religious communities. Debra holds a M.A. In Counseling (John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH) and an M.A. In Theology (St. Mary’s Graduate School of Theology, Wickliffe, OH). Her thesis was entitled “The Beauty of Christ”.
Presentations, Workshops & Retreats
“Women’s Spiritual Gifts”
“The Mystics and Beauty”
“Merton and Beauty”
“Lax, Merton and Creativity”
“Summer and Fall Merton Retreat”
“The Beauty of our Personality”
“Beauty in our Brokenness”
“Woman at the Well-’Presence’
“Creator of a 40 Day Lenten Journal”
“Prayerwings”-(the first socially networked prayer community)
“Forgiveness” at Prison Chapels
Contact Debra Classen to discuss a retreat, workshop or presentation or with any questions.