It is obvious from the nationwide decline in church attendance and the great increase in “nones” (people claiming “none” as their religious affiliation) that the traditional spiritual offerings are no longer meeting the needs of the people. That said, there is a general increase in a sense of awe and wonder. So how will we continue to facilitate our spiritual wellness if not in churches? And what even does spiritual wellness look like? Like every other kind of fitness, our spiritual fitness is not purely of a spiritual nature, but overlaps with our mental, physical and lifestyle as well. This insight is the impetus for Katy Steinberg’s vision for Missing Peace, a movement addressing the physical, cerebral, spiritual, and serving components of spiritual fitness.
Despite moving nearly 26 times, Katy Steinberg names Winter Park, FL as the place she is “from.” That said, she and her family comprised of husband Jeff, and their two children have been in Daytona Beach area for 10 years or “my whole life” as the kids would say. At 36 years old, Katy has completed a bachelors in Business with minors in Mass Communications and Economics from the University of Florida, and a Masters in Divinity from Columbia and University of Dubuque seminaries.
Amongst Katy’s social contacts, it became clear 2.5 years ago, that there were inadequate venues for spiritual exploration and wellness for people who didn’t feel like they fit or didn’t feel welcome in churches. From this consensus, an idea was born for Missing Peace A place where doubter and disciple could both gather for spiritual practices, physical activities, cerebral discussions, and serving opportunities. To do this, they began meeting in August of 2015 as a nomadic community of sorts that would gather weekly and travel the area seeking these different experiences in order to connect with each other and the divine in meaningful ways. Over 400 people have come to check out this unique expression of life and faith in community, serving nearly 1000 hours and giving over $25,000.
Looking for ways to participate in your spiritual wellness? Follow Missing Peace on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, eNewsletter, or simply make time for a few deep breaths and listen closely to your own spirit whispering to you exactly what it needs.
The Modern Revolution
Meet The Modern Revolutionary Matt Foreman
Matt Foreman has been involved in Olympic weightlifting since the late 1980s. After beginning his competitive career as a junior athlete in Arizona, he was recruited to join the Calpian Weightlifting Club in Washington in 1993. As a member of the Calpians, coached by the legendary John Thrush, Matt rose through the ranks to become one of the best weightlifters in the United States in the +105 kg weight class, winning medals at top national championship meets for over ten years. Still competitive as a masters athlete, he continues into his third decade as an Olympic weightlifter.
All the years of experience on the platform have given Coach Foreman an uncommon level of skill and understanding in the coaching realm. He has been a coach almost as long as a competitor, producing athletes who have competed at all national championship levels from youth to master, along with teaching countless clinics and seminars. A prolific writer, he has also published three books on the sport of weightlifting, along with hundreds of articles.
In addition to national competition, Coach Foreman has produced dozens of local, state, and regional championships throughout his coaching career.
Several of Coach Foreman’s athletes have won gold, silver, and bronze medals at these top national competitions.
Olympic Weightlifting Teacher/Lecturer/Writer (since 1991)
- Coaching Clinic Director at multiple schools, private gyms, and CrossFit gyms.
- Director of Coaching Certification with Iron Athlete, LLC.
- Featured Lecturer at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.Political/Administrative Experience in Olympic Weightlifting (since 1994)
Political/Administrative Experience in Olympic Weightlifting (since 1994)
- Athletes Representative for the State of Washington (1994-2004)
- USA Weightlifting Board of Governors Member (1994-2000)
- Member-At-Large for Arizona Weightlifting Federation (2016-present
Weightlifting coach (23 years)
- Currently employed as head weightlifting coach at Core CrossFit in Phoenix, AZ
- Currently employed as coach, seminar lecturer, and coaching certification director with Iron Athlete, LLC.
- 20+ years coaching experience with various programs in Arizona and Washington (high school, collegiate, private sector)
- Produced multiple national/international competitors in both Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting
English teacher (21 years)- Mountain View High School (Mesa, AZ)
- Football coach- 10 years
- Track and Field coach- 20 years
Published author (10+ years)
- Author of three books:
- Bones of Iron: Collected Articles on the Life of the Strength Athlete
- Olympic Weightlifting for Masters: Training at 30, 40, 50 and Beyond
- Olympic Weightlifting Programming for Masters
- Featured article contributor with Catalyst Athletics (7 years)
- Several articles published in various other magazines and journals in the fields of Olympic weightlifting, strength training, and track and field
- Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education
- Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership
- Certified USA Weightlifting Coach
- Certified Iron Athlete Coach
- Competitive weightlifter since 1988
- Two-time National University Weightlifting Champion
- Five-time American Open medalist
- Four-time National Championship medalist
- High School National Champion
- Two-time American Masters Champion
- 2004 Olympic Trials competitor
- 2000 World University Championship Team USA member
- 2000 National Team Championship
- Multiple state record holder
Best official lifts:
90 kg class- 120 kg Snatch, 150 kg Clean and Jerk
99 kg class- 135 kg Snatch, 165 kg Clean and Jerk
105 kg class- 142.5 kg Snatch, 175 kg Clean and Jerk
+105 kg class- 155 kg Snatch, 185 kg Clean and Jerk
All results 100% drug-free.
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