stone to flesh

school of the heart

pasadena, CA

riverside, CA

Santa Ana, CA


school of the heart

God has a dream, and you are in it. We are summoning all who want to walk into the streams of the Holy Spirit's fierce love. Creative leaders, wounded soldiers, freedom seekers, millennial vagabonds, artists that don't belong, give ten months of focused attention to healing, rest, equipping, incubating, risk taking, releasing gifts, and stretching faith. Sanctify your restlessness. Become who you are. 

Stone to Flesh is a school where your heart will be crafted according to His image and purpose. It will form a tribe of people who dedicate themselves to the passionate pursuit of Jesus' heart. You will experience God deeply and the encounters with Him and others will heal and release your heart into new levels of trust and hope. A new rhythm of life, new community bonds, and reaching out to those who stay hungry for new beginnings will elevate your expectations on your walk toward wholeness. You will experience God's love in intimate and collaborative moments and you will be immersed in the supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit. 

The school's foundational character is Catholic but all Christians are welcome. 

We will awaken the giant through our obedience. 




leaving the false self behind to start living as true self. Becoming who you are in Christ: beloved sons and daughters of the father, disciples of Jesus and dwellers in the Holy Spirit. 

entering into the Deep communion with the Holy Spirit. releasing supernatural charisms, boldness and commitment to the infusions of grace. 


Missional and transformational Book of Acts lifestyle centered on JEsus, engaging creatively the current culture.

Kingdom based and relational community building with biblical leadership principles based on the tradition of the church. 

Whereas discipline without discipleship leads to rigid formalism, discipleship without discipline ends in sentimental romanticism.
— Henri J.M. Nouwen


Expected hours of involvement


Expected Days of involvement

During this year you will be formed by your personal and communal prayer and study, by discovering the balance of spiritual and human disciplines handed down by the wisdom of the Church, by teaching, training, and equipping offered by great instructors, by relationships with other students, and by ministry. 



We do not provide accommodations for Stone to Flesh School of the Heart. It is formatted mainly for people who live in the Los Angeles area, have living arrangements situated and are ready for the immersion of the School of the Heart experience while continuing their daily lives. If you wish to relocate to the Los Angeles area for the duration of the school, go for it but we are not able to assist you at this time. You might be eligible to apply for Missionary Internship.



Tuesday Heartbeat weekly (2.5 hours) in Pasadena or Riverside, CA:

Praise and worship, testimonies, teaching, Encounter Groups.



Friday Stone to Flesh Community Gatherings bi-weekly (2.5 hours) in Pasadena, CA. Riverside and Santa Ana students join in.


ministry school

One Saturday monthly (6.5 hours with lunch) in Pasadena, CA. Riverside and Santa Ana students join in.

Praise and worship, testimonies, three teaching session with practicum and activations, Encounter Groups. Lunch, two coffee breaks and refreshments included.



Special events: conferences, ministry training at THUNDER, Life Groups and Alpha, parish and street outreaches. Some outreaches may vary for different locations.



Personal daily commitment (60 min)




Monthly sessions in Pasadena, CA

Fall 2019:

Evangelization School

Winter/Spring 2020:

Worship and Creativity School


School of the Heart Leadership:

Iwona and Keith Major

Screen Shot 2019-03-08 at 12.20.57 AM.png

Santa ana hub

is located in the sixth most populous county in the US, Orange county

pasadena hub

is located in the most populous county of the US, Los Angeles county

riverside hub

is located in the 10th most populous county in the US, Riverside county

Directors of Santa Ana SOTH: Brian and Tiffany Pickett

Santa Ana students participate in weekly Tuesday Heartbeat meetups in Santa Ana and join bi-weekly GATHERINGS in Pasadena on Fridays and monthly MINISTRY SCHOOL in Pasadena on Saturday.

Director of Pasadena SOTH: Michael Ramirez

Pasadena students have all their meetings on location in Pasadena, CA.

Director of Riverside SOTH: Sandra Burroughs

Riverside students participate in weekly Tuesday Heartbeat meetups in Riverside and join bi-weekly GATHERINGS in Pasadena on Fridays and monthly MINISTRY SCHOOL in Pasadena on Saturday.



partner with us

find a waynot an excuse.jpg

Stone to Flesh Community