June Maffin was raised in Montreal and presently lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Her third book: “Soulistry — Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture your Spirituality” is available in both paperback and e-book format through this website, Amazon and Book Depository.
Nourished by a deep conviction that everyone is spiritual and has received the gift of creativity in some way, she delights in nurturing others on their journey through her gentle and enthusiastic approach to each Soulistry retreat, workshop and daily Soulistry blog posts (facebook.com/soulistry), bringing her enthusiastic and gentle approach to each Soulistry session be that in workshop or retreat format.
Dr. Maffin has had a variety of careers: radio and television writer and on-camera personality; book author; provincial information officer; high school teacher; wife; mother; group facilitator; book and magazine editor; spiritual director; retreat leader; conference speaker.
After receiving her Master of Divinity in 1985, she was ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada and received her Doctorate in Pastoral Care with a focus on Ethics (euthanasia) in 1992.
Certified Group Facilitator and Conference Speaker in the areas of spirituality, circular leadership, total ministry, women’s ministry and spirituality of play, June’s focus in her writings, speaking engagements and artistic endeavours it that of encouraging people in their spirituality regardless of formalized religious involvement through “Soulistry” and on encouraging people around people ethical issues and healthy eating. She’s begun work on her next two books: “Faithful Decision Making: Issues in Euthanasia” and Nourish Gently – the Soulistry Cookbook.”
Her extensive experience in education, communications, media relations, and business served her well in various roles within the Anglican Church of Canada in rural, suburban, and urban parishes: Provincial Prolocutor; Executive Council Member of Diocesan, Provincial and National levels of the Anglican Church of Canada; consultant in Sri Lanka, the UK, Uganda and the Philippines in women’s leadership, spirituality, circular leadership and Spirituality of Play.
June’s focus in her writings, speaking engagements and artistic endeavours is that of encouraging people in their spirituality regardless of their formalized religious involvement.