June May Kortum
This is June. She is a lovely, warm and friendly lady with a spunky personality and spicy sense of humor. June is the executive director and instructor of The Gathering Lighthouse in Lombard, IL. This center specializes in helping men and women learn “self-empowerment, personal strength & leadership skills” in a variety of classes, coaching, support groups, etc. This includes a women’s empowerment & support group which focuses on helping women with their issues in a safe and loving environment.
What makes June stand out is that she is also a psychic medium who not only fearlessly walks through her life with this knowledge, but also dedicates her time to helping others hone their skills at mediumship and intuition. The fact that June has been doing this since the 70’s is what makes her a truly fearless woman. When I asked June if she would participate in this project, June didn’t hesitate. In fact, her immediate comment to me was that when she was a young girl, she watched her female family members of strength and substance never step forward to claim their power. She decided right then that she would not allow herself to submit to the same fate. And she hasn’t. When asked about her bio, June said to inform the readers that she opened the center when she was 70 years old, and is definitely going strong now at 75! June pointed out to me that retired women have so much to offer, and to not hesitate to offer their time and talents whenever possible. She is a true teacher to everyone with the goal of having every individual feeling comfortable in their own skin. June’s family supports her fully on her path, and her daughters (Margie Panter and Patty Glade) work as the office staff at The Gathering Lighthouse!
I recently went to June’s book launch which is entitled “Owning Our Truth”. I was surprised to hear that this book does not promote June. Instead, it promotes the individuals in her classes who have stepped forward to claim their “truth”. The authors of many of the stories were there for the launch to sign books and answer questions. June was just there to hug (literally) everyone and introduce people. It was amazing to see that day. I aspire to one day be as fearless and kind as June. This tiny lady packs a HUGE amount of love, and is someone you should know.