JOANN NESSERFounder

    Christos was born out of my years of going to silent retreats in the late 1970’s. I had a need for deeper communion with God and I found many others did as well. At that time no one knew much about contemplative prayer, ancient spiritual practices, meditation and the mystical tradition of the church. I kept taking the next steps in what we thought God was inviting. A community formed and we began to offer silent retreats. Christos grew from that community.

    My dream for Christos was and is that it be a place where:

    – people who are deepening on their spiritual journey could find a home with others on the same journey
    – people who feel they don’t fit in their church or who are spiritual but not religious could feel at home
    – people could live with their questions and doubts and pray through them
    – the deepening contemplative could find soulmates.