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Nancy Flinchbaugh

Invite Nancy to speak to your group or organization about her writing or schedule a spiritual retreat or labyrinth walk with her. 

Nancy enjoys speaking to community groups and organizations, has led many spiritual sessions for churches and conducted labyrinth walks in churches, organization and in the community. 

Nancy’s background includes a masters degree in education, a bachelors degree in religion and special training in Leading Contemplative Small Groups and Retreats with Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, Labyrinth Facilitator Training with veriditas.org and public speaking in Toastmasters for over 15 years.

Past Speaking Engagements

First Baptist Church Springfield, Ohio (sermon) March 2021, Springfield Kiwanis Club, March, 2020. Oakwood Village (Lunch Gathering), First Lutheran Church (Sunday School), First Baptist Dayton (Sunday School), American Association of University Women, Altrusa Club Springfield, Clark County Public Library, New Carlisle Public Library

Past Spiritual Workshops and Retreats

Spring Equinox Gathering with First Baptist Women, (May, 2021), Spiritual Gathering for the winter solstice for Sustainable Options for Springfield, (December 2020), Contemplative sessions for First Baptist Springfield Women’s annual retreats (2012-present), “Lectio Divina with Scripture,” online presentation for American Baptist women national online event (March, 2021), “Spiritual practices during the Pandemic,” online retreat with First Baptist Women Springfield, “Lectio Divina with Scripture and the Earth.” Seminars for religious education at Lakeside, Ohio Chautauqua, (August, 2020), “Contemplative Practices” Adult Sunday School Class for First Lutheran Church Springfield, “Listening to the Earth” Adult Forum four-part series at First Baptist Church on Christian ecological concerns with her husband, Steve Schlather, graduate of Yale Divinity School, “Contemplative Practices with the Earth,” five-part series at Holden Village, Lake Chelan, Washington, “Contemplative Practices in Community,” with Springfield Promise Neighborhood. Six-part series, “Contemplative Practices” weekend retreat with Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermilion, Ohio, “Contemplative Practices” morning retreat with Prairie City, Church of the Brethren, Prairie City, Iowa.

Labyrinth Walks and Retreats

Some of the places Nancy has led labyrinth experiences include: First Baptist Church Springfield, First Baptist Church Dayton, Spiritual Deepening Program with shalem.org,  Springfield Peace Camp, Springfield Regional Cancer Center, Garden Jubilee (Snyder Park Springfield), Clark County Juvenile Detention Facility, and Marysville Women’s Reformatory.


“Amazing, very organized, brought a lot of peace and harmony. Thanks, Nancy.”

“The experience of walking the labyrinth is for anyone at any stage of life seeking to have a deeper connection to God, nature and yourself. Come with an open mind and heart ready to receive what the labyrinth brings to your life.” – Olivia Banks

“I came with a heavy heart. Some of my burden was lifted.”

“The labyrinth walks left me at a peaceful state, which I am always seeking. I always learn so much about myself.” – Mary Anna Robinson

“Learn to care for your soul.” – Linda Lauffenburger

“A very spiritual, enlightening, uplifting experience.” – Martha Kline

“A gift to myself to reflect and to recharge my spiritual life!” – Kathleen Schubert

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July 23, 2018

Bloom, Book Signing • San Francisco, CA

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August 10, 2018

Draft, Book Reading • Los Angeles, CA

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