Hi, I am Rowan Duczek.
I first made contact with Findhorn through attending two excellent conferences in the mid 1980’s and decided to leave my teaching job at York University to become part of this exciting experiment in Scotland. I have lived within and around the community for over 25 years – 15 years were spent in a caravan behind the Phoenix where I brought up my children Daniel and Ronja. I was delighted to become part of the initial group with Robert Gillman, establishing the NFA Constitution and serving as a Founding Councillor.
During my time at the Park, I looked after the Boutique for 10 years. Being an educator by profession I became very involved with the Moray Steiner School and was instrumental in initiating the Buy-Out of Drumduan House for the School. In January
2007 my beloved son Daniel (then 17) and his best friend Kayne died in a car accident. The following Funeral Celebration in the Universal Hall is my most moving and treasured experience of a community at ITS VERY BEST.
I have been inspired by the latest version of the Common Ground and wonder how this beautiful and transformative document lives within the hearts and minds of us all. The community is entering a new phase of co-operation and structural change and I
would be honoured to be part of this development. My life experience and my professional background in Peace Education might well be of service. God bless.