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The Millionth Circle is a grass-roots, international volunteer organization of women who believe that circles are the means through which world consciousness will change.


Rosemary Williams

Fairfield, CT

CEO, Founder and Director Women's Perspective, Interfaith Minister, author of The Woman’s Book of Money and Spirituality and Economic Empowerment Training Manual, Millionth Circle Convener

Andrea T. Wachter, J.D.

San Francisco, CA

Artist, social artist, retired attorney and teacher. Grassroots activist for peace, the environment, civil liberties and women's issues.

Justine Willis Toms

Santa Rosa, CA

Co-founder, Creative Producer ( "Uncommon Wisdom for Unconventional Times: Changing the World One Broadcast at a Time”. Author of Small Pleasures:Finding Grace in a Chaotic World and co-author "True Work: Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do."

Onnolee Stevens

Port Townsend, WA

Bereavement Group facilitator for Jefferson County Health Care. Focusing on the sacred art of living and of dying. Retired non-profit consultant, psychotherapist. Onnolee Stevens Consultants

Ann Smith

Naples, FL

Ann Smith  Co-author of “Stories from the Circle”, “WomenPrints” and numerous women’s leadership programs based on circle principles. Director Circle Connections,, SARAH4Hope Advisory Council, Earth Child Institute Board. Eager to help start and nurture circles and General Congresses of Women.

Peggy Sebera, M.S.

Petaluma, CA

An Artist and Career Coach. Peggy helps women focus on setting their “compass” for the fulfillment of their business, artistic, and spiritual intentions. In addition to coaching, Peggy shows her landscape paintings ( in galleries throughout Sonoma County where she lives with her husband.

Clare Peterson

Vancouver Island, Canada

Retired nurse; Women's Wisdom Circles; author of The Grail Writings... a sacred text received in response to request for a teacher for our times contact ; Clare is a sincere pilgrim to the Isle of Iona and is deeply grateful to be present with wonderful others as the Sacred Feminine becomes visible and free in our world.

Lauren Oliver

Ashland, OR

Co-founder of CirclesWork!, convening and sitting in circles for over 40 years, teaching and sharing a simple user-friendly model of Circle. 

Linda Merryman

Hilo, HI

Social artist, writer, video producer, programs for children, art teacher volunteer, Grandmother, pilgrim on the path of awakening consciousness, circle member for 20 plus years in a women’s circle in Northern California, and Wise Women's circle in Hilo.

Penny McManigal

Newport Beach, CA

Artist-for-Peace-and-Transformation; creator of Weaving The Dream! a worldwide co-creative project. Artistic Ambassador for People to People International. She is who She is: wife, mother, Nana, friend, teacher, writer.

Leslie Lanes

Ashland, OR

Her passion in life is the awakening of consciousness through to authenticity. Using the tools of Mediation and Facilitation, her work with individuals, couples and organizations has been to this end. In 2005 Leslie founded The Rose Circle Mentoring group, a non-profit organization in southern Oregon, training women and men to be mentors for girls and boys - highlighting healthy community expression through authentic engagement between the generations.

Betty Karr

University Place, WA

Program logistics coordinator and business owner of Kartec, a desktop publishing & database service.

Ronita Johnson

Pleasant Hill, CA

Artist, Activist, Coach, Storyteller. Circle Facilitator of WE-R (women eradicating racism). Author, "ComingTo Forgiveness." One Woman’s Show of “FORGIVEABLE.” Forgiveness Practitioner inviting us to heal the world, by healing ourselves.

Katherine Collis

Santa Barbara, CA

Katherine is a retreat leader, spiritual director, and group facilitator. She is a certified Capacitar trainer for healing community trauma. She has a background in gerontology, human development, and spiritual psychology, and is best known for the retreats and pilgrimages she leads to the Isle of Iona in Scotland. Her spiritual direction practice focuses on helping individuals navigate their life transitions, live out their potential, and discover the guiding wisdom of their own soul and embodied spirit.

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.

Mill Valley, CA

Psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, clinical professor UCSF Author of The Millionth Circle; Goddesses in Everywoman; Urgent Message from Mother; and seven other books. For more information see

Judy Grosch

Bernried, Germany

Tutor, translator, poet, concert organizer, wife, mother, grandmother. Had Jean introduce MC to women in Munich. She organized the first memorial celebration for starving prisoners from a Bavarian concentration camp packed into a train that had stopped in her village just days before the end of WW II. Currently tutors Syrian and Afghani refugee children now living in her village.

Donna L. Goodman


Founder of Earth Child Institute and Donna Goodman Productions at Program Director for Swarovski Waterschool, Programme Advisor in the Water, Environment and Sanitation Section at UNICEF and author of UNICEF Water Alert! Interactive Game and Every Body Counts, Every Drop Matters: United Nations Classroom Resource Guide on Water. Mom of Stacey, Lindsey and Elliot Lee and grandmother of Emma!!!


Elly Pradervand

Geneva, Switzerland

President / CEO - Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF)
Swiss White Ribbon Campaign and Circles of Compassion
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UN ECOSOC consultative status

Joan Kenley, PhD

Host & Executive Producer The Joan Kenley Show, branded as Conversation Radio™ - to touch your mind, body, heart, and soul - featuring women, circles, peaceful intentions, and sustainable living. Author: Voice Power; Whose Body Is It Anyway?

Nancy Grandfield

San Carlos, CA

Ancestor in training, pilgrim, MC hospitality convener, conference coordinator, wife, mother, sister, friend, enabler, and lover of human/animal-kind.

Elinore Detiger

Island of Iona

Elinore Detiger, who has dedicated most of her life to global and international work with the hope of helping to create a better world. Have worked quietly behind the scenes with a banner of service which says: NO CHALLENGE IS TOO GREAT — NO CONTRIBUTION IS TOO SMALL.

In Memory of Betty Zinck Rothenberger.

 January 13, 1933 - March 4, 2018
Betty was an amazing person. As a young woman she lived in a small Lebanese village where her appreciation of other cultures on a day to day basis was ignited and continued throughout her life. She was an English teacher extraordinaire, in middle and high school in San Francisco.

She knew how to teach inner city youth and as English Department Chair she guided and mentored both inexperienced and experienced teachers in such wonderful ways that those teachers were influenced for the rest of their careers.

Starting in the mid-1980s until the end of her life, Betty worked in a Human Capacities Program with Dr. Jean Houston and Dr. Peggy Rubin. Betty worked with The Mystery School and Social Artistry assisting participants from around the world, on line on a one to one basis, to help them truly understand these teachings.

Betty loved to travel and to visit places where the sacred feminine was expressed through the goddesses. Athena was Betty’s companion goddess and the owl, Athena’s companion, was also one of Betty’s animal totems. One of Betty’s favorite places was the Delphi Tholos, where Gaia was celebrated in ancient Greece. It was so important to Betty that she had a special license plate that said THOLOS.

Betty was compassionate, wise, loving and a catalyst for connecting. If she knew you had an interest in something, she would connect you with someone with whom you could pursue that interest. All who knew her knew they were lucky to have Betty as a gift in their lives.

As a member of the Millionth Circle Conveners, Betty's willingness to set up our monthly phone meetings and her gentle and deep wisdom is very much missed.
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