Board of Directors
Linda Rumbarger lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, Ray, and joined the Lumunos Board in 2015. Prior to her retirement from full-time work in the business world, Linda spent her days in marketing management in the office furniture industry. Traveling the world is now a priority, along with visiting her adult daughters, one in Chicago, and another in Greensboro, North Carolina, where her two grandsons reside. While balancing career and family over the years, Linda wrestled with questions of meaning, purpose, and connection. She became acquainted with how Lumunos helps address these issues through her connection with Montview Boulevard Presbyterian church where she has long served in women's ministries, adult education, and church governance.
Doug Wiley lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and four children. Staying active with his kids, sometimes mixing in the mountains, other times with lengthy family tennis games, and always sprinkling in little doses of Texas, where he's originally from, keeps him busy and fulfilled outside of his daily commitments. Doug is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and finds great joy in leading his private equity commercial real estate company, Quannah Partners, based in Denver. In 2017, Doug found Lumunos through his connections at his church, Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church. He's been fortunate to experience all that Lumunos has to offer in participating and leading mens' retreat and small-group work, all of which has opened him up further to deepening his commitments and relationships with whom he loves spending time.
Gary Isaacson lives in Prospect Heights, Illinois with his wife, Karen, and they are currently enjoying retirement (after retiring almost directly into the Covid pandemic). They have 2 grown sons who live in Waconda, Il (Shane, older, with partner Brett) and Lawrence, KS (Ryan, younger, with wife Jessica). Gary finished off his multi-faceted professional career with 22 years in the telecom business, but one of his goals in retirement is to turn his extended family's oral history into written form. Karen says it will never happen. Gary has loved Lumunos and its mission since his first exposure at a men's retreat almost 20 years ago and has served on the board for close to 10 (at least that's the story). Through Lumunos, he has come to appreciate the wonderful deepening of relationships that being vulnerable can provide.
Erin Chain lives just outside of Denver, CO with her husband Jeff and three school-age children. Her greatest delights include being a wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. Professionally, Erin enjoys supporting her clients through physical therapy, wellness coaching and functional nutrition counseling. Her favorite things include being outside, reading, and trying to garden. The written values and most importantly, the embodiment of these values in the leaders of Lumunos are what inspired her to be a part of this organization. She believes in being authentically present and adaptive to others. She appreciates Lumonos for fostering these skills, helping us all build them, and supporting those that need replenishment in self for the service of others, so that they can continue to provide the care they do.
Jen has spent her entire career working in the non-profit sector, serving in such roles as Director of Development at the Northwest African American Museum and Associate Executive Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Washington Chapter. Jen was a key member of the team that started Water1st International in 2005, a non-profit supporting clean water projects in developing countries, and currently serves as Director of Communications and Development. She is a certified Life Coach with a focus on personal and spiritual development, and cares deeply about social justice issues. She and her husband recently moved to Santa Barbara, CA after living in Seattle, WA for 24 years. They have a daughter who attends Scripps College/The Claremont Colleges in southern California. Jen enjoys traveling overseas, connecting with people, discussing Myers Briggs (MBTI), watching hoops/March Madness, and exploring the California Central Coast.
Cathy Norman Peterson
Cathy Norman Peterson lives in Chicago where she works as a writer and editor for her denomination. She and her spouse have two young adult kids and one very large English mastiff named Helmut. She is deeply drawn to the Lumunos values of relational authenticity and its vision to help people offer their best selves to the world.
Erma Cooke lives in Elkin, NC where she works as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Compassion Coach. She has one daughter and one granddaughter in college and a fierce protector in her miniature schnauzer named Princess. She is passionate about her work taking care of newborns and supporting their families and her work holding space for people moving through the waves of grief, trauma, and transition. In her free time, she loves to travel, create art through photography, and build elaborate LEGO creations. Erma first became involved with the organization in the '80s when it was known as Faith at Work (FAW). It offered a welcoming and open spiritual community for Erma, during a time when she felt rejected by her church. These days, she feels the call to give back to the organization that helped shape her spiritual journey.
Lawrence G. Wood, M.D.
Lawrence has lived most of his life in Denver where he and his wife raised their daughter and son. Their son and his wife live in Chicago and their daughter, her husband and three children live in Denver. He treasures his time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He is a western boy at heart and enjoys the beauty of Colorado, the sunshine and the opportunity to be outdoors year around. He practiced internal medicine and served as a hospital Chief Medical Officer before he retired. Through his professional activities he learned the importance of healthy and resilient physicians, nurses and other clinicians on the quality and safety of medical care. A Lumunos Clinician Colleagues Program at his hospital was his introduction to the power and wonder of Lumunos experiences. He is proud to now serve as a board member.
Adam lives in Denver, Colorado with his girlfriend, Jessica and their dog Luna. Jess, Adam and Luna are often found in the Colorado mountains enjoying various winter and summer sports. Adam also enjoys regularly playing basketball and practicing yoga. His career has spanned various disciplines within the hospitality industry, most recently overseeing the development of a hospitality brand that focused on offering its guests opportunities to expand their practices in the area of health, wellness and spirituality. Adam was introduced to Lumunos by a close friend and he quickly found deep, meaningful value in the space that Lumunos creates and the openness to vulnerability that that space often cultivates.