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Greg Lynn Weaver

The leading visionary and one of the Co-founders of the PeaceWeavers, Greg Lynn has been the Spiritual Director since our beginning. As a teacher and healer he has devoted over forty years to the practices of meditation and well-being.

Greg Lynn grew up in Rochester, Michigan, and attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo before leaving to pursue his spiritual journey. He trained for over fifteen years with Zen Teacher Roshi Philip Kapleau at the Rochester Zen Center in NY. In 1976, during his time in Rochester, NY, Greg Lynn co-founded Soy Boy Tofu, a tofu manufacturing company that continues on today. In 1978 Soy Boy opened The Tofu Shop Deli, the first vegan/soy deli in North America. In 1980 Greg Lynn took over the deli and expanded it into a full service vegetarian restaurant, The Lotus Cafe. In the 1990’s, Greg Lynn was healing attendant to Bhante Dharmawara (1889-1999), world-renowned Buddhist monk and healer. Their ten year relationship ended in 1999 with Bhante’s death at age 110.

Greg Lynn facilitates a variety of retreats and gatherings at Thunder Mountain Peace Sanctuary in Bath, NY. In addition to his spiritual leadership with groups of all sizes, Greg Lynn offers individual healing sessions, records inspirational CD’s, and is in the process of writing several books about the practice of well-being, natural building, and living a spiritual life. He also teaches “Health & Happiness” class in our cooperative home school. Greg Lynn is father of Skye.

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Willow DeCamp

One of the Co-founders of the PeaceWeavers, Willow oversees the entire in-house operation. She also manages the office, does the bookkeeping, and, along with Greg Lynn, coordinates all retreats, gatherings, events, and more.

As a colon hydro-therapist, reflexologist, and massage therapist, she offers her healing work at the Sanctuary. Willow grew up in New Jersey, attended Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania and also studied abroad. After living in England for several years she returned to the states and became the manager of the Whole Earth Center, a natural foods store in Princeton, NJ.

As much as Willow loved her work at Whole Earth, she left to travel on the first PeaceWeaver Peace and Healing Caravan and has continued to devote her entire life to serving our global family. She teaches Language Arts and Math in our cooperative home school. Willow is married to Al and the mother of Rose and Aidan.

Beth Miller

One of the Co-founders of the PeaceWeavers, Beth does outreach for our retreats, CSA, local events and activism. She coordinates our Kids Peace Camp and all the kids’ activities for retreats and gatherings. Beth organizes our annual New Year’s Peace Gathering in Princeton, NJ as well as our annual Peace Scholarship program.

At retreats Beth serves as a reflexologist. Originally from the greater NYC area and south Florida, Beth attended Princeton University where she designed her own Peace Studies interdisciplinary concentration. Her senior thesis was a comparative study of contemporary intentional communities. After college, she did social work and co-founded the Princeton Peace Prize awarded to visionary individuals locally and nationally. During the school year, she facilitates our cooperative home school. Beth is married to Coby and mother of Clara and Kylee.

Coby Miller

Core member of the PeaceWeavers since 1993, Coby focuses our Community Supported Agriculture program. He coordinates our organic farm, which grows produce for local restaurants and grains for local mills, facilitates maintenance of the Sanctuary and support for the natural building on-site.

Coby also does therapeutic massage at retreats. He is a fourth generation farmer from the Buffalo area who studied chemistry at Rochester Institute of Technology. After working in Rochester doing chemistry and technical writing, Coby studied massage at the Health Choices Institute and Holistic Massage School in Princeton, NJ. He teaches science and physical education at our cooperative home school. Coby is married to Beth and father of Clara and Kylee.

Alfred DeCamp

Core member of the PeaceWeavers since 1999, Al is a co-facilitator for our Community Supported Agriculture program, organic farm, and greenhouse operations. He also is an anchor for the maintenance of the Sanctuary, our natural building activities, retreats and summer gatherings.

Al was born in Brooklyn and grew up in New Jersey. He first met the PeaceWeavers in 1991 during the first Peace and Healing Caravan. Because of his great knowledge and appreciation for popular music from the last 50 years, Al, a/k/a “DJ Don’t Go Home”, serves up the music for our dance parties during seasonal gatherings. A sports enthusiast, he also teaches physical education at our cooperative home school. Al is married to Willow and father of Rose and Aidan.

Kevin O’Brien

Part of our extended community for several years, Kevin joined our staff as an apprentice in 2009. He works on the Farm and helps with maintenance and construction at our center. During retreats Kevin does therapeutic and Thai massage.

Originally from the Buffalo area, he spent many years doing carpentry and painting. Later he attended the NY Institute of Massage. A master hacky sack player, he teaches physical education at our cooperative home school.

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