Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Phileena speaks wholeheartedly and transparently, gracefully guiding others toward growth and transformation. She has spoken for audiences large and small at educational institutions and conferences nationwide, including Asbury Theological Seminary, Creighton University, Fuller Seminary, George Fox University, the Q Conference, Catalyst, Urbana, and many others. 

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Phileena’s story is compelling. Her soul-drenched passion to lead people closer to God’s heart through contemplative spirituality is a welcome message for today’s spiritual-minded seeker. As an expert on contemplative prayer, she gives rise to an often neglected practice more important today than ever. Phileena brings rooted conviction along with practical application to how to live a countercultural message we all need to hear.
Gabe Lyons, Founder of Q, Author, The Next Christians, Co-Author, UnChristian

Phileena challenges listeners to reflect deeply on the inner self and the integration of the active and contemplative life. With a strong spirit forged from experiences rooted in lament and celebration, Phileena ignites a passion in us to be God-bearers in the world. I highly recommend Phileena as a prophetic voice that releases adrenaline into our apathetic souls!
Sarah Thomas Baldwin, Dean of Spiritual Life & University Pastor, George Fox University

Healthy Spirituality: Construction–Deconstruction–Reconstruction

EastLake Community Church
February 12, 2017

Busy: Reconnecting to an Unhurried God

Darkwood Brew
August 25, 2013

From Blame to Love

Biola University Chapel
April, 10, 2013

Hearing the Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own

Darkwood Brew
November 11, 2012

Old Practices for the Human Condition

Q Portland
April 28, 2011

For Those Who See Deeply

Center for Action and Contemplation’s annual Conspire conference plenary, July 11, 2015

Everyone Has a Story…Without Words

Johanesburg’s Mosaiek Church Morning Service, June 28, 2015

Contemplative Prayer Builds a Just Society

An interview at Unity Online Radio with Adam Bucko on his show, Radical Spirituality and Sacred Activism

April 20, 2015

Contemplative Prayer Builds a Just Society

Azusa Pacific University, Winter 2015 Justice Week Opening Plenary January 26, 2015

Solitude, Silence and Stillness

Spring Arbor University, Fall 2014 Christian Spirituality Lecture Series, October 27, 2014

Contemplation and Centering Prayer

Willow Creek’s “The Practice”
September 14, 2014

Spirituality for Our Time: Solitude, Silence, Stillness

Taylor University
April 9, 2014

Contemplative Activism—The Gravity Center

Creighton University, Center for Catholic Thought
Catholic Comments Podcast Interview
March 17, 2014

What is Gravity?

An Interview for the Salvation Army
November 22, 2013

Contemplative Activism

Tony Campolo: Red Letter Christians
July 2012

On Centering Prayer

An Interview with Kelly Pigott at Hardin-Simons University
February 28, 2012

Pilgrimage of a Soul

Fuel Radio
February 16, 2012

Ministry to the Most Vulnerable

Creighton University: Center for Catholic Thought
July 2010