Our Staff 

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Adele Seebold ~ Executive Director

Adele Seebold is the Executive Director of Kavanna House and serves the ministry through administrative and business management support.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy and a minor in women's studies from Duke University.  For more than 20 years, Adele held various leadership positions in non-profit organizations in Maryland and Pennsylvania, with the majority of her career spent working in volunteer management.  Because of her personal journey with living well with bipolar disorder, Adele has a heart and a calling for working with women living with mood disorders.

Roxanne OReilly

Roxanne O’Reilly ~ Director, Formational Prayer

Roxanne O’Reilly is the Director of Formational Prayer at Kavanna House. She has served in various roles in the nonprofit sector with an emphasis on development for more than 20 years. She is a trained caregiver in the area of formational prayer and a trained spiritual director. She also leads classes in formational prayer, leads the men’s breakfast meetings, and assists with retreats and other classes. In addition, she provides practical expertise in the field of nonprofit development.  As a hobby, she loves photographing people.

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Kristin Peterman ~ Administrative Assistant

Kristin Peterman is the Administrative Assistant for Kavanna House. She handles the administrative duties associated with our cohorts and classes, spiritual directors and daily operations. Prior to joining the staff, Kristin volunteered weekly at Kavanna for over two years, providing invaluable administrative support to many of our activities. She is a trained Spiritual Director, a member of the Formational Prayer Team and has also facilitated programs on specific practices at Kavanna House.

Deb Turnow ~ Director, The Intimacy Project

Deb Turnow is the Founder of and Director of The Intimacy Project at Kavanna House. After some years doing this work in the context of the church, she sensed God's invitation to open Kavanna House.  She is a trained spiritual director, graduating from the Spiritual Guidance Program at Shalem Institute.  In addition, she received training in the supervision of spiritual directors from the Together in the Mystery program at San Francisco Theologicial Seminary.  She has a Master's Degree in Spiritual Formation and Leadership from Spring Arbor University and also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from York College.  Before beginning her work in spiritual formation she provided therapy in the York area for survivors of sexual abuse.  Because of that work, she is able to offer the unique gift of spiritual direction for those who have experienced sexual abuse



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