is to offer opportunities for personal development through promoting awareness of the Enneagram, providing education about the Enneagram, and building an Enneagram community.
Founded as a nonprofit, volunteer-led local chapter of the International Enneagram Association, we have been offering quality Enneagram education events since 1998. The MN-IEA has hosted many of the world’s leading Enneagram teachers, and the IEA has chosen the Twin Cities for two annual conferences.
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Enneagram Minnesota is governed and managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors with officers including President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Tasks are carried out by committees including Membership, Outreach, Program, Communications, and Library. Get to know us below!
Feel free to communicate questions, ideas, and other feedback to any board member. We welcome your input! Contact us.
Chelsea Forbrook (She/Her)
The Enneagram, more than any other tool, has helped me discover true compassion for myself and others. The self-awareness I have gained through using the Enneagram feels like I have found the fast track or the “cheat code” to spiritual growth. I am a certified Spiritual Director and Enneagram educator, and am thrilled that the Enneagram “found me” so that I can share it with others! Learn More.
Jean Brandes (She/Her)
DEI Committee Chair
When I was younger I was primarily an outdoor adventurer. As I matured I came to realize that internal adventures were as great as those I experienced in the outer world. One of the ways I have explored the rich life within is through the study of Enneagrams. I am grateful that we have such an active chapter in Minnesota. And I am grateful to have the opportunity to delve deeper through a commitment to this board.
Rodger smith (he/him)
The Enneagram is one of the most profound sources of insight, inspiration, and healing that I have ever found! It’s helped me become a better father and friend. It’s a privilege to get to know the members of Enneagram Minnesota as I see and hear their honest and earnest efforts to become better people through the study of the Enneagram. And the friendships that I have made here have been truly life-changing. I work in the software industry and have always been a “techy” so I enjoy offering my technical expertise to the organization!
Stephanie Spencer (She/Her)
Discussion Group Facilitator
I am a question-asker with an insatiable curiosity about the lives, hearts, and experiences of those around me. Which, of course, has made Enneagram a wonderful tool for growth and exploration in my life. As a nonprofit leader (40 Orchards), Enneagram Coach (stephaniejspencer.com), artist, former pastor, and Enneagram Type 4, I love opening space for people to see themselves and others with more clarity and compassion. I am excited to be part of the Enneagram Minnesota board to support the collaborative, communal, and curious culture that makes Enneagram so wonderful.
Patty Nelson (She/Her)
Discussion Group Facilitator
Embracing the Enneagram has allowed me to move out of my head and into my heart and body to live a fuller and more joyful life. To deepen my knowledge and understanding of the Enneagram, I am completing the Chestnut Paes Professional Certification Program. As an Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coach, I love introducing the Enneagram to others as a tool to improve their overall health and wellbeing.
Karen Carlsen (She/Her)
Program Committee Chair
When finally, in 2015, I sat in an Enneagram class taught by a dear friend, and tried on the lens of the Type 6, I was floored. My whole world changed. After believing that I was a Type 2 for 20 years because as a Social worker and now a licensed therapist, I loved to help people. Why I loved helping people never really dawned on me until that day. The Enneagram has been my path – both personally and professionally since then. As a therapist in private practice, I use the Enneagram as a lens for healing and transformation daily with my clients. I am excited to join with other Enneagram enthusiasts on the vibrant Enneagram Minnesota Board to keep sharing the gems of this incredibly magical thing called the Enneagram.
Scott McRae (he/him)
I first encountered the Enneagram when I was in a chaplain residency program in 1996. It really grabbed a hold of me when I found how it helped my wife and I make sense of why we triggered each other at times. I started teaching the model to chaplaincy students in the following years, and then branched out to health care leaders. The Enneagram has become a key aspect of my client and workshop offerings through my Sojourners Institute business. And, with my past work as a pastor and current work as a spiritual director, I especially enjoy exploring the Enneagram as a gateway to spiritual growth.
Wendy Berg (she/her)
After many years of studying Enneagram books on my own, a chance encounter at a craft sale led me to the beautiful community at Enneagram Minnesota. This has helped me move from learning about the Enneagram into applying the Enneagram to my growth journey. Applying the Enneagram teachings has been transformational on my path to understand myself and given greater depth to my compassion and understanding of others. ‘Everyone should learn this!’ is something I often think, when considering how much I’ve grown through the Enneagram. The world needs more compassion and understanding, and the Enneagram is a powerful tool to support that type of growth. I am honored to serve on the board of Enneagram Minnesota to help broaden the impact of the Enneagram, equipping people with the skills of self-awareness and presence to go out and bring their gifts to the world.
Rose McManus Carlsen (She/Her)
The Enneagram has taught me to show up in my own life with greater presence, compassion, integrity, excitement and joy. It is one of the most powerful and engaging tools for personal transformation that I have encountered during a lifetime of personal growth. My journey with the Enneagram inspired me to listen to my heart and gave me the courage to shift from a lifelong career as a physical therapist into a calling as an End of Life Doula, certified Spiritual Director and soon-to-be-certified Enneagram practitioner through the Chestnut Paes Professional Certification program. I am excited for the opportunity to continue integrating my body, mind, heart and spirit by supporting the vibrant Enneagram Minnesota community as a member of the board.
Gail Nylin (she/her)
My journey with the Enneagram began in 2004 when one of my dialysis patients suggested that the Enneagram would be helpful for my work. Enneagram MN has been a wonderful and supportive community as I have applied the wisdom to my work and personal life.
Anne Mureé (She/Her)
Board Member Emerita
In 1998 I co-founded the Minnesota Chapter of the IEA and the support of this vital community has blessed my journey since then. My passion is to inspire people to live from their “true nature,” be all they can be, and celebrate a life of joy and ease. The Enneagram System has been a beacon for my personal journey toward wholeness and is a cornerstone of my work. I am a Master Coach, Deep Listener, Motivational Teacher, and Experienced Facilitator. Learn more.
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