Thank you for joining us!

On December 7th 2023, ISP hosted the inaugural Spirituality and Recovery Conference. Over 150 individuals joined us to explore the transformative power of spirituality on recovery from addiction with guest speakers Dawn Eden Goldstein, Rasheeda Hastings, Jean Heaton, and Fr. Tom Weston, SJ.  A big thank you to our invited guests and all those who helped make this event a tremendous success.

Stay tuned for details on next year’s conference!

Invited guests

Four featured speakers shared their sacred stories and experiences. 

Dawn Eden Goldstein

Dawn Eden Goldstein, JCL, SThD, is the award-winning author of the biography of Edward Dowling, S.J., Father Ed: The Story of Bill W.’s Spiritual SponsorSunday Will Never Be the Same and (under the pen name Dawn Eden) The Thrill of the Chaste, My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints, and Remembering God’s Mercy. Dr. Goldstein holds a doctorate in sacred theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake and in 2023 received a licentiate in canon law from the Catholic University of America. 

Rasheeda Hastings

Rasheeda Hastings is a Spiritual Director and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator who resides in Philadelphia. She is a member of the Labyrinth Society and Walkers of the Labyrinth, and enjoys the labyrinth as a spiritual practice and a way of connecting to her inner self along the turns while walking. Rasheeda also holds certificates Mindful Resilience Training and Reiki. She enjoys meditation, Tai Chi, and yoga. 

Jean Heaton

Jean Heaton is a blogger, writer, speaker, teacher, and a workshop and retreat leader. Both her husband and son are in long-term recovery, and she has worked her own Twelve Step program for those affected by the addictions of others. Jean is the author of Helping Families Recover from Addiction: Coping, Healing & Growing with 12-Step Practices and Ignatian Spirituality and she shares her experience, strength, and hope with others at

Tom Weston, SJ

Tom Weston, SJ has been involved with people in Twelve Step Programs since 1976. A former Director of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and teacher, he has degrees in counseling, education, and theology. He lectures, counsels, and conducts workshops and seminars internationally. Fr. Tom entered the California Province of the Jesuit Order in 1965 and was ordained a priest in 1978. Currently based in Oakland, CA, he has devoted most of his priestly life to counseling and retreat work with alcoholics and other addicts.