Camp Etna   A spiritual summer camp run by the Etna Spiritualist Association

Reverend Candace Nadine Breen lives in Barrington, Rhode Island with her loving husband and two adorable children. She is a newly-ordained Independent Spiritualist Minister, and also holds an ordination as a Healing Minister (under the Church of Spiritual Humanism).  She continues to her practices as a Shamanic Healer, Medium, published author and artist. In addition to her current licenses and certifications, she is a certified Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher and Animal Reiki Master Teacher. She also does tarot readings.

Chris Smith is a medium, psychic investigator, writer, and creator of Primal Empowerment.  He’s an inspirational speaker and musician.  His passion is to bring messages full of joy, laughter, and healing to those in need of it.  He’s been intuitive his entire life, and drawn to using these gifts to help those once perceived unsolved mysteries.  His goal is bring comfort to all parties involved in tragedies in that don't make the national news.

Karlene Tanner is a Psychic Medium, Healer, Reiki Master, and Medical Intuitive. She has been certified as an Akashic Records practitioner and enjoys giving guidance from the sacred soul energy. Karlene comes from generations of gifted mediums and as a child spent many summers at Camp Etna Spiritualist Camp in Maine, learning first hand from well known mediums and healers from around the world. From as early as she can remember, Karlene has had the abilities to read people and energy. Karlene worked for over 40 years in traditional medicine as an RN before retiring and re­focussing on her spiritual calling. Karlene is co­founder of The Vision of Light Church in Hartland Vermont and has retired and lives at the Camp Etna Spiritualist Campground in Maine. She serves regularly at the Healing Light Spiritualist Church as featured medium and guest speaker. Her journey has now brought her full circle, as she teaches aspiring psychic mediums and gives messages of love, healing and guidance, assisting others as they maneuver their spiritual path.

Spirit Sampler Days Presenter Bios

Rev. Wachain Welch offers several years’ experience as a trained Shamanic and Reiki II Practitioner, Psychic Medium, Spiritual teacher and Native American Flutist. Readings may include Messages from the Flutes, an intuitive flute song played with the Native American Flutes, a unique and one of a kind experience that touches the heart and soul creating an even deeper spiritual transformation that’s very profound on a deep level. He brings messages from loved ones or animals in spirit form and nature spirits providing much needed clarity, and understanding. He offers a variety of workshops including the hands on creation of rattles, Spiritual practices- manifestation, meditation, and more, working with leather, and how to understand messages from nature. He is always open to new workshop ideas and ways to share his experience. www.rollinwspirit.com

Steve Williams is a psychic medium living in Maine. He has been a paranormal investigator for 17 years. He has been part of the New England Ghost team for many of those years.He uses his expertise in building to help debunk evidence in the field as well as gives a timeline to old and new dwellings. Working with his wife Barbara, they
do hundreds of investigations all over the New England area, soul rescue, house clearings and house blessings.

Angie Butler Welch is an Intuitive Artist and Psychic Medium from Maine.  From a very early age she was able to see and connect with angels and people who had passed.  As a lifelong spiritual student, Angie has spent many years learning and nurturing those abilities.  In more recent years she began drawing and painting, while channeling messages.  This newfound gift led to her unique offering of "Art Mediumship".  Leap of Faith is the business name she uses, as it captures her personal journey to create and deliver the messages of her soul.  When working with you as a client, Angie will tap into your energy to create a personal intuitive piece, complete with the message(s) that Spirit wants her to share with you.  She is able to connect with the angels, your guides, and loved ones who have passed. Angie also offers readings and guidance working with the Akashic Records - the sacred energy domain that holds the recording of the journey of your soul. Angie is honored to have this gift and feels it is her responsibility to share the truth that love is eternal, life is a gift of learning, and we are all connected.  Namaste. www. angiewelch.com

Laurie Xanthos is a pastor at The Healing Light Spiritualist Church. She is currently taking classes to become an Ordained Reverend. She teaches Spiritual Development, Healing Certification Classes, Soul Contracts and Shamanic Practitioner classes all over New England. Her passion is to spread awareness of the Divine. Laurie has served m any Spiritualist churches and camps for over 15 years. She takes her footprint here very seriously and iwith intention of always spreading Light

Bonnie Lee Gibson has been communicating with Spirit; developing the gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience and the ability to work as a medium for over 30 years.  She now enjoys bringing comfort to those in need by connecting people with their Guiding Angels, Spirit ancestors, loved ones, Spirit guides and healers as well as connecting with past lives.    www.bonnielee.net

Kelly Dawn Purington is a Professional Medium/Psychic with a special affinity for working with those who are grieving and is able to connect with those who have crossed over. Kelly's Psychic, Medium and Empathic abilities began in early childhood, and she has used them not only to navigate her own life, but to guide others on their path as well. She connects quickly with heart, helping to transform inconsolable grief into the beginning of the healing process. Kelly has worked with clients all over the world on the grieving process as well as finding their own answers within. She is also a Master Integrative Life Coach, & Heal your Heart Coach (A Spiritual Law based coaching process), trained by Debbie Ford, best selling author and Life Coach. Kelly's psychic and empathic abilities are used to help those seeking guidance with career, finance as well as love life. Kelly is gifted in tapping empathically into situations and people, helping to determine what is going on. Facebook.com/MediumKellyDawn

Ernie VanDenBossche works as a medium and healer to aid humanity. Spirit is his guide in his work with the afterlife. He teaches that Spirit works with each of us to bring forth the new day and to prepare us to step forward on our pathways. Your friends and loved ones on the "other side" help show you new directions, confirm what you question and help with personal healing, physical and emotional. He has been working with Spiritualism in Maine for 25 years.   www.mediumship.us

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Rev. Graham Connolly is a Reiki Master, Shamanic Practitioner, and certified Cranial Sacral Therapist (CST I & CST II) with the Upledger Institute. The shamanic practice was built upon graduation from the original 2-year Apprenticeship and Advanced workshops with Evelyn Rysdyk and Allie Knowlton of Spirit Passages. During that 2-year program techniques learned included power animal connection, pattern extraction, soul retrieval, experiencing the death process and leading souls to the Light of God (or whichever deity you choose to express that Divine presence or guidance). In terms of mediumship Graham has followed the path to validate Continuity of Life and is credentialed as a Certified Medium with the National Spiritualist Association of Churches (NSAC). Other credentialed certificates with NSAC include Ordained Minister, National Spiritualist Teacher and commissioned healer. Graham prioritizes the spiritual and secular welfare of mankind. Consequently being of service to the community is paramount. He is also very involved with the International Spiritualist Federation (ISF) and gets to meet many excellent workers of Spirit from around the world. He has also worked with, and experienced healings, from shamans of Ecuador and Peru.

James Kidder has taken Spiritual classes for the last seven years at Spiritualist camps and churches. He has studied with Spiritual Development Teacher, and his partner Laurie Xanthos as well. Jim first started dousing over 40 years ago and was very successful at finding water for many homes and municipalities. He and Laurie along with several of her Shaman students have cleansed and cleared houses for years and facilitated many paranormal investigations. He has most recently began to see spirit instead of just sensing that they are there. He is very excited to bring a dousing class to Camp Etna to give others this experience and another resource tool to connect to spirit.

Janice Nelson Kroesser


Dr Rev Janet Decker is a certified Clinical and Spiritual Hypnotherapist, a certified Hypno-Anaesthesia therapist and a qualified Forensic Hypnotist. She is a hypnotherapy instructor and author and lectures at the college and university level. She has been in active practice for 33 years. Janet is Dean of Metaphysical Studies and teaches 3 separate courses at the International Metaphysical University. Janet is the lead pastor of the Healing Light Spiritualist church in Etna, Maine and creator and teacher for the church's ordination program. She is a psychic medium, spiritual counselor and mentor.

Dr Barbara Williams is a well-known professional psychic medium, healer, and medical intuitive who resides in Maine. Frequently asked to do radio interviews she gives readings sight unseen as well as spiritual direction. She has dedicated over 43 years in the healing and holistic health field incorporating a wide array of healing modalities.  Barbara teaches psychic development and enjoys helping people open up to their psychic abilities. She organizes several different spiritual and psychic development classes throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and California.    She serves the Spiritualist churches and camps all over Maine. Barbara has been the Camp Director for the program at Camp Etna, a mediums community for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.  Every Columbus Day weekend at Acres of Wildlife Campground in Steep falls Maine since 2007, she holds a healing and mediums retreat open for everyone. Being blessed with her abilities all her life has opened many doors along the way. She has been doing readings most of her adult life.
  Dr. Barbara Williams is an active participant in paranormal investigations and has her PhD in metaphysics.  Appointed New England Ghost Director for Maine in the past allowed many opportunities for teaching and helping others in the paranormal field.  Investigating since the 1980s she has trained many people in the paranormal world. Honing her skills in safety pertaining to paranormal investigations, she has worked with many groups. Presenting as a national speaker on this subject, her mission is to keep investigators safe and people safe in their homes.