Caryl Casbon is a poet & writer, author of The Everywhere Oracle: A Guided Journey Through Poetry for an Ensouled World (Wyatt-McKenzie Publishing, 2015.) She has co-written programs dedicated to exploring the inner life, including A Geography of Grace, Befriending the Unknown, The Soul of Aging, and The Anamcara Project and Anamcara Storybook. She also works as an interfaith minister and spiritual director and has led retreats for over 25 years with educators, clergy and congregational leaders, healers, and hospice workers.

Jay Casbon retired in 2016 from Oregon State University as the first Provost of the new Bend Campus after a lifetime of leadership and teaching in higher education. Much of his work entailed leadership positions, including 13 years at Lewis and Clark College as dean of graduate studies. Jay also worked internationally as a consultant and visiting professor in Ecuador, Peru, China, Germany, Austria, and Italy. He led cadres of international university students on European excursions, teaching religious art history. Throughout his academic tenure, he published numerous scholarly articles. Currently, Jay serves as a consultant for universities.

Married since 2001, Caryl & Jay live in Santa Barbara, California. They offer extended learning opportunities for working with couples’ groups, online seminars, and in-person retreats. They are both Circle of Trust® facilitators prepared by the Center for Courage &  Renewal.


Caryl & Jay Casbon