Suzanne Stabile, an internationally renowned teacher and director of retreats, offers a unique and creative approach to the practice of Spiritual Formation. A master teacher of the Enneagram, Suzanne draws upon her educational background at Southern Methodist University, as well as her life skills learned as a mother of four, a social worker and a minister’s spouse. Her refreshing teaching style is an unforgettable blend of humor, honesty and authenticity. She and her husband, Joseph, are the founders of Life in the Trinity Ministry and the Micah Center in Dallas, Texas.
“My passion in life is to walk alongside people who are willing to embrace the lost and broken parts of themselves and dream about what could be. I have seen this happen in profound ways as groups come together and form authentic community. Though I love “the church,” for too long we have created buildings with people in them who do not feel safe telling the truth about their pain and their fears. It is by embracing those fears, yours and mine, that we will all experience the true grace of God.” Connie Freeman. She is an engaging speaker, a strong leader and a gifted facilitator. Ordained as a Minister in 1992, she graduated from Baylor University and later attended Southwestern Seminary. She began serving in ministry as a Youth Pastor in 1977. In 1990, Connie joined the staff of Fellowship Bible Church Dallas and served in various capacities during her sixteen year tenure. Initially, she was Missions Pastor and Women’s Pastor.
During August of 1995, Connie recognized and acted on her passion to help encourage others to learn how to leave judgments behind and experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ, regardless of their past or present situation. The Barnabas Journey was founded and was a Ministry of Fellowship Bible church until December 2006. In January of 2007, she organized an all-volunteer staff to begin the development of Barnabas as a non-profit organization. As an independent ministry her prayer is that the effect of Barnabas can reach beyond the church walls and bring authentic community and grace to people in all walks of life.Most recently, she has earned her certification as a Life Coach and is beginning her coursework to obtain a certification in Spiritual Direction. The Barnabas Journey and Connie’s mission in life is “to create a safe and honest environment for life change where people can evaluate their behavior patterns and beliefs in the context of God’s unconditional love and grace.”