Board and Governance

In keeping with its mission, Contemplative Network’s board of directors consists of contemplatives, with the majority from various Christian denominations, plus a minority from other faith beliefs.  Contemplative Network is self-governing and independent of any other organization.  However, it has contact with representatives of various contemplative organizations, including The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) and Contemplative Outreach Ltd. (COL).  This assures accurate and respectful teaching of the various contemplative traditions.  Additional collaboration, both interfaith and scientific, comes from common board members with the Institute for Spirituality and Health (ISH) in the Texas Medical Center (TMC).  The ISH is the oldest such organization in the US, and the TMC the largest medical center in the world by four times.

All board and organization members are volunteers, receiving no salary or other compensation, with none having lifetime appointments.  The following are the current board members, officers, and staff with links to some of their resumés.





Kim Kehoe – Chairman Bob Hesse – President  Andrea Morgan – Librarian
Gena Davis Don Schroeder – Treasurer  Marcel Pereira – Translator
Harvey Gordon
Robert Kennedy
Carole Pentony
Bob Hesse – ex officio
Hermit Priest
(Novice under Thomas Merton)
Spiritual Advisor – ex officio


Related Topics:

  • Our Organization
  • Vision and Mission
  • Historical Background
  • Contact Us
  • Workshop Presenters

  • Related Articles:

  • Gordon, Harvey, M.D.
  • Hesse, Robert J., Ph.D.
  • Kehoe, John Kimball (Kim), M.Div., D.B.A.
  • Kennedy, Robert, M.A., Th.M., Ph.D., S.T.D., D. Min.
  • Pentony, Carole, Ph.D.
  • Hermit monk priest under Thomas Merton
  • Gena Davis, M.B.A., M.Div.