Meet Kim Langley, M.Ed.
Keynotes, Training, Retreat Leader, Group Coaching, Individual Coaching
Kim’s Personal Mission Statement:
To be of service to the world, delivering exceptional workshops that enable personal and professional growth, enhance authentic interpersonal and self-reflection skills, and make people want to live life to the fullest!
Kim Langley is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about spiritual and creative educational programs, as well as emotional intelligence, optimism training, leadership development workshops, stress management training, and communication skills training.
Kim is a certified Spiritual Director with a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. She loves her work and is the President of LifeBalance Enterprises, Inc. with 20+ years experience as a retreat leader and speaker. She is adjunct faculty at Notre Dame College, teaching masters level courses in Education. Clients have included churches, teachers, nurses and hundreds of foster parents, as well as The Cleveland Indians, Medical Mutual, Swagelok,, and the Cleveland Clinic.
Kim is a sought-after speaker, delivering 100+ programs annually. She is a certified pastoral minister in the Diocese of Cleveland, a former DRE, and Family Minister, and is DDI certified.
Before starting her own speaking business, Kim taught in a parochial High School, then worked at 2 parishes. She is married to a high school Theology teacher with a great sense of humor, and they have raised two great kids, a son and a daughter.
- Church staff and parishioners
- Women’s clubs
- Professional staffs
- Married couples
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Bill Miller, M.Ed.
A Buckeye by birth, Bill holds a B.S. in Psychology from Wheeling Jesuit University and a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He also holds a Certificate in Pastoral Communications from the University of Dayton and a Certificate in Youth Ministry from the Center for Ministry Development.
Bill has spent his entire career of forty years working for “the church” in some form or fashion. He has ministered here in Northeast Ohio for over 17 years. In 2007, he was appointed Secretary for Catechesis for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. In that capacity, Bill supervised a staff of 15 people who were responsible for such things as training parish catechists and Directors of Religious Education, and for overseeing faith formation for Catholics on seven college/university campuses in Northeast Ohio.
In 2012, Bill retired from his full-time position with the Catholic Diocese in order to answer a call to spend more time and energy giving presentations and retreats; and to pursue a certificate in spiritual direction. He is now the graduate of a 2 year course in Spiritual Direction and certified by the Haden Institute and the Mt. Carmel Spiritual Center.
In the spring of 2012, Bill was elected President of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL), an organization that promotes and enhances Religious Education and Faith Formation for Catholics of all ages throughout the United States. In addition, he serves on the board of The Coalition with Young Adults (C-YA), a Northeast Ohio outreach ministry with and to young adults who are engaged in spiritual development and faith formation.
Bill has extensive experience in ecumenical and interfaith ministry as well. He spent more than a decade of his career working with and giving presentations for numerous Protestant denominations and has collaborated on many occasions with people from both Jewish and Muslim faith traditions in order to promote interfaith understanding and respect.
He has presented regionally for the Ohio Catholic Education Association and nationally for the National Catholic Education Association, the Catholic Campus Ministry Association and the National Conference of Directors of Vocations. Bill is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu (the international Jesuit Honor Society) and has written for several professional journals, including “Horizons” and “Catechetical Leader” magazine.
Bill and his wife of 34 years, Marilyn, reside in Akron. Marilyn is a semi-retired elementary school librarian. Their daughter, Laura Welsh Berg, is a professional actress living in Chicago with her husband, Lynn, a professional actor.
Bill passionately believes that life is about relationships; and that the most important relationship of all is the loving relationship that God is constantly inviting each of us to enter into…a relationship in which God promises to love us unconditionally and to help us become the wonderful people we are called to be. Bill’s presentations are dynamic, alive with the energy that comes from exploring the grand concept of “falling in love with the God who has always been in love with us”.
Meet Margaret Vogel, M.Ed.
Professional. Compassionate. Idealistic. Pragmatic.
Margaret delivers customized training, compelling keynotes, and premier faith-based retreat programming. Her strength as a teacher and retreat leader is rooted in her ability to listen. Listening begins with the first phone conversation. Margaret enjoys helping clients assess their needs so the best training, presentation or retreat can be customized or created. This collaborative design process is energizing, bringing fresh life to topics and idea-sharing that enhances the experience for participants.
As a first generation college student, Margaret is committed to lifelong learning and a champion of the underdog. Her core belief is that any organization, through the power of its community, can address the challenges of the present, discover new solutions for tomorrow, and create enduring change. The strength of life-giving community rests upon the accountability, commitment, and personal growth of individuals.
Margaret began her professional training career as a Youth & Young Adult Specialist with Cleveland Catholic Charities. She has a special passion for youth leadership development and enjoys working with young people, providing age-appropriate retreats for parish day schools as well as Confirmation retreats that deepen discipleship.
She is particularly well-suited for facilitating days of retreat for ministers and parish staff persons. Relationships are the heart of ministry. Parish staff days are important times of renewal, resourcing, dreaming, and togetherness. Her staff retreats provide ample time for prayer and reflection as well as skills-building and team building as desired.
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Some of Margaret’s present and past projects include:
- Living Document Implementation Team Member, Sisters of the Humility of Mary, ongoing.
- Founding member, the Coalition with Young Adults, 2009-present.
- Program Consultant, Leadership for a New Day, 2013-present.
- Workshop Presenter, National Catholic Youth Conference, 2013. “Celebrating the Sacred Moments of Family Life” –a presentation for parents.
- Planning Team & Presenter, Diocese of Cleveland Youth Rally, 2012 & 2013
- Workshop Presenter, National Conference for Catholic Youth Ministry
- 2012. “The Emerging Church Movement and Young Adult Ministry”-a presentation for young adult ministers
- 2010. “Living your Strengths” –a pre-conference workshop for youth ministers
- Presenter and Planning Team Member, National Diocesan Director Institute, 2010 & 2011.
Contact Margaret directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 440-506-8343.