Director Close-Ups

Director Close-Ups

Director of DevelopmentJim Leach is the Director of Development for Spirit Wind Center (SWC). He has over 20 years of full time ministry experience, however his credentials also reflect his diverse business and marketing skills. Having worked in the retail and governmental arena, he understands how to bridge the gap in life between the spirit and the workplace.

As a trained Spiritual Director, Jim holds regular appointments with people who are hungry to experience God in everyday life. He is an excellent teacher of practical spiritual methods that tuneup your higher self.  Along with that, Jim is a certified dream interpreter who can release insight into what is locked up inside a person.

Finally, Jim is a business writer who specializes in business to business communications. He is a grant writer for SWC and looks to expand that skill to help other nonprofits in the future.


Executive DirectorLisa Leach is the Executive Director and Artist-in-Residence at Spirit Wind Center. As an author, artist and musician, Lisa specializes in encouraging and releasing creativity in everyone she meets. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and initially trained as a teacher, Lisa has several decades of varied teaching experience and has worked with all ages.

Lisa’s work expanded to include inner healing after she herself received significant help to overcome victimization in an abusive first marriage. Her novel Lucinda traces that healing process and is based on Lisa’s personal life.

Certified in several methods of healing prayer and also trained with Streams Institute for Spiritual Development, Lisa spent 10 years training people in prayer, conducting healing services and developing community events involving prayer and the arts. Having experienced release from oppression of many kinds, she is well equipped to help others remove blockages in their lives and see their unique gifts restored.

Lisa has been a freelance writer and editor for 10 years, a freelance artist for 20 years, the last two being by far her most productive in the art arena. She specializes in paper collage, her work has shown in galleries and restaurants in NY & CT, and her pieces are held in private collections throughout the U.S.A.

Lisa regularly offers instruction in her unique methods through workshops, retreats and art parties, where her energetic personality is contagious.

Everything God does is Based on Relationship

jim & lisa @ wedding_editedJim and Lisa understand that everything that God does is based on relationship. Jim and Lisa have unique ministry and workplace skills, as well as artistic and relational vigor. They love to engage with those who know there is more to life than what they are living.

We believe that your spiritual senses and your creative juices both flow from the same place — God in you.

If you would like to schedule art parties, healing sessions, art & the spirit retreats, prayer for creative release — or you just want to get to know us, then contact us here.