A Community as Strong as its Leadership


Meet Patricia Speier, Seton Cove’s Executive Director, visionary, teacher, and spiritual director that takes our programming to the next level. She facilitates the Mystic Heart Wisdom School and shares her passion for spiritual development and ethical leadership with all members of the Seton Cove community. If you want to learn more about the heart behind Seton Cove and the Mystic Heart Wisdom School, you simply have to know Patty Speier. Our community is one of strength and compassion because of her leadership.

Meet Patricia Speier

Patricia Speier received her Master of Arts degree from Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas and then pursued her Doctor of Ministry degree from Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology. Speier also studied spirituality at the Pecos Benedictine Monastery in New Mexico as well as learning alongside Ken Wilber at Integral Spirituality. In an effort to better understand mindfulness and the blending of Western psychology with Eastern enlightenment, Speier has practiced Big Mind work with Genpo Merzel Roshi— Zen teacher and creator of Big Mind/Big Heart. She is passionate about guiding people into deeper spiritual awareness. She believes this is necessary in order to live as a more complete human, able to fully engage in your understanding of your true self and the world around you. Speier currently teaches courses in spiritual direction for the Center of Christian Ministry and Vocation at Seminary of the Southwest. Along with her position as the Executive Director at Seton Cove, Speier is a writer and poet, certified Enneagram Instructor, and SQ21 Spiritual Intelligence Coach. Speier teaches that the better you understand your true self and the more you practice mindfulness, the deeper connection you will have the Great Mystery of the Divine. As you experience a meaningful spiritual transformation, you will transform your leadership, your relationships with others, and your relationship with yourself. This is the heart behind many of the programs offered at Seton Cove, particularly the Mystic Heart Wisdom School.

The Mystic Heart School

Leaders in all fields of work and from all faith backgrounds are invited to participate in this year-long intensive. The Mystic Heart Wisdom School has successfully directed men and women for 15 years. This program is divided into four weekend-long retreats over the course of a year to help you dig deeper into contemplative practices, gain a stronger sense of awareness, deepen your relationship with the Great Mystery of the Divine, and equip you to carry the work of love into the world. Each segment is lead by gifted men and women with years of study and understanding of spiritual practice. You will study the Perennial Wisdom Tradition with Rabbi Rami, the Interface between Christianity and Buddhism with Gordon Peerman, Celtic Spirituality with Rev. Mary Earle, the Journey to the True Self with Patricia Speier, and the Enneagram with Daniel Hope. Each of these courses will combine dialogue, teaching, and experiential practice.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Mystic Heart Wisdom School, contact our office at 512-451-0272 or visit our website. Spots are limited, so be sure to register today. As you commit to deepening your spiritual understanding, you will strengthen your influence and connection with your employees, colleagues, friendships, and family. Participate in the Mystic Heart Wisdom School—it will be a year you’ll never forget.