Lauri Ann Lumby
Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS is a spiritual counselor, transformational educator and published author. Lauri has been awakening and supporting individuals in their journey toward self-actualization through her classes, workshops, retreats, writing, publishing, and one-on-one mentoring since 1995. Lauri is the founder and director of Authentic Freedom Academy, and spiritual director of the Temple of the Magdalene Mystery School. Lauri lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Education and Training: After receiving her BBA in Marketing from the University of Iowa and finding nothing but dissatisfaction in the world of commerce, Lauri began her own search for self-knowledge. As part of this search, Lauri heard her call to active ministry and pursued her ministerial education and training through the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay/ Silver Lake College and her training and credentials as a Spiritual Director through the Norbertine Center for Spirituality in DePere. After fifteen years as a Catholic lay-minister; specializing in adult spiritual formation, small faith communities, pastoral counseling, liturgy and sacraments; Lauri left institutional employment to establish a secular ministry where she could respond to the spiritual needs of a wider audience. In 2005, in support of a lifelong calling, Lauri was ordained as an Interfaith Minister through the Universal Life Church in Modesto, CA. In March of 2015, Lauri completed her Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Studies (Psychology), with an emphasis in mindfulness, creativity, and active imagination practices, through Sofia University.