Renee Sweezey first undertook a Vision Quest with Steven Foster and Meredith Little in 1982 when they were the co-directors of Rites of Passage. She found the experience life altering and profoundly affirming. Since then, she has been an advocate and supporter of the work, by serving both as a staff person and board member with Rites of Passage for over 20 years. Renee honors and holds with deep regard those who feel called to this journey, leaving what is familiar to go into the sacred wilderness of the world and of oneself. She brings gifts of open heart, quiet courage and gentle presence to help create unique and vibrant community in the field. Renee is married to Mike Bodkin, the Executive Director of Rites of Passage, and lives in a rural intentional community in Northern California.