Workshop — Listening to Understand – Led by Rev. Dottie Mathews

Event details

  • May 20, 2018
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • 10341 Water Street Highway 42 Ephraim, WI 54211

Especially in these fractious times, we can find ourselves pulled into polarized conversations that serve to magnify tensions rather than increasing the bonds of human connection. In this two hour workshop, Rev. Mathews will expand on the morning’s message with tips and practice opportunities for listening in a way that invites healing – healing for the person speaking but also healing for our relationships with family, loved ones, friends and neighbors. Rev. Mathews is among many who believe that this kind of listening has the power to significantly expand the peace of our world.

Rev. Dottie Mathews is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister who served as the Associate Minister of the Fox Valley UU Fellowship in  Appleton, WI, before her move into community ministry when she accepted the role of Workplace Chaplain for Goodwill of North Central Wisconsin. There she served the spiritual and emotional needs of the 1500 people who worked for Goodwill across 35 Wisconsin counties.

In 2015, Dottie and her spouse, Rosie Geiser, relocated to Columbia, MO after they joyfully took on the title of “retiree.” They have been very happily exploring what retirement looks like for them and both are finding many ways to volunteer in mid-Missouri. Dottie & Rosie are active members of the UU Church of Columbia and Dottie has found that working with the interfaith group, Faith Voices, in service of our immigrant friends and neighbors has become a primary focus of her current community ministry.