. . . grew up in Ohio and South Florida, receiving her bachelor’s in social welfare from Florida State. She later moved to Seattle where she earned an MSW in planning and administration. Her entire career was devoted to working with older adults in various settings. One career highlight was helping establish the Northeast Florida Area Agency on Aging, after having worked on a federal research and demonstration project.
Bee Jay was once called a “theological and ecclesiastical mutt,” a moniker she joyfully accepts. Starting out life as a Methodist, she became involved in the Charismatic Renewal of the 1970's, learning from Derek Prince, Bob Mumford and others. In grad school she entered Episcopal “high church,” a throw-back to her maternal grandparents. She attends Church of the Redeemer, Episcopal, in Kenmore Washington. She is an Associate of St. Placid's Priory, a women's Benedictine house and participates in Ignatian retreats and Quiet Days. She also enjoys dabbling in Celtic Spirituality. A mutt indeed!
Bee Jay enjoys sharing her love of the Labyrinth with others. The Labyrinth has provided her many encounters with the Holy. Bee Jay would like to assist others in having the same opportunity. When not walking her personal labyrinth or facilitating, she teaches a variety of prayer styles whenever opportunities arise. She holds a certificate in Aromatherapy and combines walks and teaching with scent and senses. Bee Jay also enjoys Anglican Prayer Beads – both knotting and using for prayer; calligraphy, Uncial hand; contemplative crochet; and for true recreation, reading medieval mysteries.
Facilitator Name: Bee Jay Mar
7‘ Double Spiral 3-circuit Labyrinth -- rope
30’ Classical 7-circuit Labyrinth -- rope&wood
25’ Cruciform 5-circuit -- paint on cement
Facilitating since: 2013
Year trained: 2013,
• introducing labyrinth to churches and related
organizations as a spiritual tool.
• preparing guided walks for specific events and
• Assisting individuals and groups to use
labyrinths as a prayer, decision-making, and
personal growth tool.
Favorite Labyrinth Links:
Bee Jay ...