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Mike Hands is a full-time resident and member of the faculty of Easton Mountain Retreat Center.  Mike holds a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology degree.  Active in retreat work for many years, Mike brings the authenticity of his personal journey with God and years of sharing faith stories with a wide variety of people through spiritual direction, ministry, and small group work.  In recent years, Mike has been working with a variety of ancient texts from early Christian communities often forgotten and finding ways to bring back many contemplative forms of authentic Christian prayer and meditation, such as Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer, and ways to pray using body, breath, and visualization.