Our Leadership

Spiritual Director: 
Rev. Denise Schubert

Board President:  
Rev. Emile Gauvreau

Board Members:
Anna Withrow
Ashley Hull
Craig King
Pam Lambert
Kuansin Engebretso
Mallika Davi






Our Vision

Our vision is to offer programming and retreats, which are both meaningful and practical. 

Our commitment is that what we offer results in happier, healthier and more peaceful individuals, thereby, creating healthier, happier and more peaceful families, communities and world. 

We embrace the motto
“Be The Change You Wish To See”.

What Is Open Path?

We are a 501(c)3 Spiritual Organization which exists to provide individuals and organizations programs, workshops, classes and retreat space that provides opportunities for spiritual growth, contemplation, reflection and direction.  We started as a Catholic Retreat Center 36 years ago and have evolved into an inclusive and welcoming spiritual community for people of all faith traditions, who are seeking through living a more spiritually balanced life to actively contribute to and participate in creating a world that can for everyone.

What We Offer

Meditation Room

Spiritual Practice Opportunities

Metaphysical Conversations

The Study of Master Teachers

Classes and Workshops that Inspire, Educate and Empower

Programs for mind/body/spirit growth and integration

Conscious Living Circles

Special Monthly Events and Workshops

Retreat Center

In 2019 we will be opening the Open Path Retreat Center in Cape Coral, Florida.  It will serve as a beautiful sanctuary for reflection, rest, contemplation and connection. The retreat will offer 10-12 sleeping rooms as well as beautiful grounds for individuals, small groups and organization. Check in for updates on our progress.


About Denise

Rev. Denise Schubert is an ordained New Thought Minister who considers herself a ‘purveyor of possibiity’.  She graduated in 2003 with a Masters In Consciousness Studies and her ministerial license from the Holmes Institute, at that time housed at the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. She joined Open Path in January inspired to embrace the opportunity of leading Open Path into a vital and vibrant future. Denise is committed to creating consciously connected spiritual communities that support global transformation one person at a time. With humor and a unique ability to simplify complex spiritual ideas and concepts, she vows to inspire, educate and empower each person she meets to live an extraordinary life with increased power, poise and confidence through the teaching of new thought/ancient wisdom philosophies.

Our History

It was 36 years ago that Mrs. Mary Ann Kretschmer and friends established a nonprofit spiritual organization in Lee County, Florida. This spiritual organization offered the Catholic community and others a peaceful environment for spiritual growth, reflection and direction.

Since 2013, we have welcomed clergy, spiritual leaders and seekers from all faith traditions to find solitude and peace through our diverse programming.

Today we are an inclusive welcoming community for all individuals, families and organizations seeking to discover and experience a deeper connection to the Divinity of their own faith tradition while also desiring to enhance the experience of living in today’s wold by embracing and expressing spiritual values and principles.

The Open Path organization of today and moving forward, is the evolutionary result of our community’s vision emerging into an expanding spiritual community of committed individuals seeking to actively contribute to and participate in creating a world that can work for everyone.