Rev. Judith Daughn Andrade, RN, DD, RBFP
Services Offered: Wedding, Baptism, Naming, End of Life Services
Palliative Care Services
Services Provided To: Clients in Perinatal Loss
Families facing mental and physical health Crises
Groups Provided To: Hearth Sanctuary
Bio: Registered Nurse
Ordained Spiritual Minister SHES
Interfaith Minister (AIHT)
Education: Registered Nurse
Ordained Interfaith Minister
Certifications: Spirit eXpress Program
Memberships: Lead Minister of SHESCan Inc.
RN Consultant to Pathways Elder Care
Owner Discover The Path
3 Dunning Dr.
Alliston, Ontario L9R0B3, Canada
Business Phone: (416) 456-3332
Rev. Toi D. Bartone
Services Offered: Reiki Treatments and Training, Energy Clearings, Ceremonies (Baby Blessings, Weddings, Celebration of Life, House Blessing, etc.), Holistic Products/Jewelry Sales.
Services Provided To: All people and animals.
Education: Bachelor Degree in Holistic Health from American Institute of Holistic Theology (AIHT), Masters Degree in Holistic Health and Spiritual Care from AIHT, Ordained Minister from AIHT through OUnI, Reiki Master/Teacher, Professional Certification in Elemental Space Clearing.
Memberships: World AWAKE,Inc., Professional Member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP)
World AWAKE Involvement: Leadership Council 2014-2016, Board Secretary since 2016.
Business Location: Santa Clarita, California, United States
Business Phone: (661) 212-8022
Cell Phone: (661) 212-8022
Rev. Theresa Karen Baudier
Services Offered: A Course in Miracles Study Group
ACIM and 12 Step Spirituality
Services Provided To: Local groups
Groups Provided To: All
Bio: My life profoundly changed when I found 12 Step Recovery and A Course in Miracles. As an undergraduate, I earned my degree in Anthropology. I had a successful business career and lived throughout Asia for many years where I developed a deeper love of world religious practices and how to apply them in my own life. Through dedication and practice, I am finding Peace of Mind. I became an Interfaith Minister to champion the message of Love and Tolerance.
In 2006, I was living in Bangalore India. One Saturday afternoon, I was standing on a busy corner where I could hear the bells ringing from the Catholic Church. Hindus were lined up behind me to make a religious ceremony called pooja at a street temple. Next door at the Mosque, the Iman was announcing Adnan, the call for prayer, from the loud speaker. Sikhs were also gathering at the nearby Gurdwara. I looked up and saw a beautiful vertical rainbow. In that moment, to me, it represented the divinity in all faiths and I was filled with deep love and profound peace.
When we learn the world is upside down and train our minds to constantly seek spiritual solutions to emotional anxiety, we can experience grace and peace.
Education: Masters in Divinity
Graduating PhD in June 2020
BA - Anthropology, LSU, 1978
Ordained Interfaith Minister, AFSI, 2018
10243 Lexington Lakes Blvd South
Boynton Beach, Florida 33436, United States
Business Phone: (561) 789-9273
Cell Phone: (561) 789-9273
Rev. Jody Breton
Services Offered: All Ceremonies Officiant, Spiritual Guidance, Shamanic Practice and Mentorship
Bio: After many years in the medical field as a Respiratory Care Practitioner Jody retired to follow her passion for Interfaith Ministry and Shamanism. Jody is an ordained Interfaith Chaplain; Ordained by the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine. Jody offers Spiritual mentorship programs and officiates all life celebrations including, but not limited to Weddings, Memorials, Baby Dedications and House Blessings.
Studying with indigenous peoples since the 90's as well as western practitioners from the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and the Center for Earthlight Healing and others, Jody has been immersed in the practice of Shamanism for several decades. Jody's deep connection and relationship with Nature and to Spirit informs her life path and her practice. Jody offers a practice of deep listening to address her client's spiritual needs and offers practical support, meeting each individual where they are at.
Education: Bachelor of Science Biology
Certifications: Chaplaincy Institute of Maine - Ordination as Interfaith Minister
Center for Earth Light Healing - Advanced Shamanic Initiations
Usui Reiki Master
PO Box 74, 12 Radley Road
Freeport, Maine 04032, United States
Business Phone: (120) 723-9775
Cell Phone: (207) 239-7757
Personal Site: https://www.maineshamanism.com
James A. Brilmyer
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: I would like to see Out and About in every community world wide. Services offered as support, listening, guiding with resources.
Services Provided To: LGBTQ community
Groups Provided To: All LGBTQ
Bio: Out and About is dedicated to creating a safe place for all LGBT and family and friends. We value relationship and community. If you have a group event like going to dinner or a show and you would like others of the community to join post it on here. Jim Brilmyer is the founder of the group and spends much of his time creating new gay friendly contacts in the community. Together we are building a stronger support group. All are welcome. We have many various supporter to assist in your coming out process and for your special needs deailing with LGBT issues and personal issues. Join us today and enjoy the journey of living a life of Peace!
Education: Various Unity classes
Memberships: Unity of Northwest Indiana
Business Location: Highland, Indiana 46322, United States
Business Phone: (219) 776-3124
Cell Phone: (219) 776-3124
Rev. Stephen L. Brooks, PhD
Services Offered: Communal Worship Services, Life Stage Ceremonies, Group Meditation Sessions, Discussion Groups, Guided Imagery Sessions, Spiritual Counseling
Services Provided To: To any and all seekers.
Groups Provided To: Oneness Faith adherents, Interfaith, Inter-Spiritual, Spiritual-But-Not-Religious, spiritual seekers
Bio: Stephen L. Brooks is the Theologian in Residence of Oneness Faith, and currently serves as its executive director. He also serves as the minister of the Oneness Faith Community of Greater Las Vegas. Stephen began his undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University, but had to leave school early to briefly serve on active duty with the U. S. Army. After completing his active duty assignment he attended and graduated from a commercial art school. Many years later Stephen completed a bachelor’s degree through a theological college, then went on to complete a master’s and doctorate degrees there. Shortly after receiving a PhD in theology, Dr. Brooks completed an ordination program and was ordained as an Interfaith Minister by the American Institute of Holistic Theology, and recognized by A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy. He then affiliated his ordination to Oneness Faith upon its establishment in March of 2016.
Education: BS, Metaphysical Philosophy, American Institute of Holistic Theology
MS, Theology, American Institute of Holistic Theology
PhD, Theology, American Institute of Holistic Theology
Ordination Program, American Institute of Holistic Theology
Certifications: Life Coach with concentration in spiritual, career, and business coaching - International Coaching Academy
Memberships: Affiliated with Oneness Faith, USA
World AWAKE Involvement: Attended and participated in the 2015 AWAIC conference
Business Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Business Phone: (702) 664-2063
Chaplain Cheryl L. Bundy
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Interfaith
Services Provided To: Anyone
Bio: I am a mental health chaplain and interfaith minister serving people of all faiths and no faith. In addition to a degree from Yale Divinity School, I am a Doctor of Ministry Candidate at Fordham University and I am a registered Spiritual Director at Spiritual Directors International. My interfaith ordination from All Faiths Seminary International is expected in June 2020.
Education: Yale Divinity School
All Faiths Seminary
Fordham Graduate School of Religion
Certifications: Spiritual Directors International
81 Richmondville Avenue
Westport, Connecticut 06880, United States
Business Phone: (917) 301-7279
Cell Phone: (917) 301-7279
Rev. Patricia Cassinelli
Services Offered: Coming of Age Ceremonies; Earth Prayers /Ceremonies; Spiritual Direction; Celebration of Life Memorials; Preventative Health Techniques; Weddings/ Ceremonies & Blessings for all occasions
Services Provided To: Animals and their people; Caregivers and/or parents
Bio: Graduated Scherer's Institute of Natural Healing in Santa Fe, NM 1992 Specializing in Mind/Body work, massage and herbal medicine. Ordained Interfaith Minister through The New Seminary of NY, NY 1999 Various other avenues of study in related fields. Been in private practice and ministry in Manhattan, KS since June 2003.
Education: The New Seminary
Graduated Scherer's Institute of Natural Healing in Santa Fe, NM
Memberships: AWAIC, World AWAKE
World AWAKE Involvement: Former Membership Chair, Conference Presenter 2015
Business Location: Manhattan, Kansas 66502, United States
Business Phone: (785) 341-1451
Rev. Chaplain Karen J. Cohen
Services Offered: Animal Chaplaincy (emotional support, hospice support counseling services, euthanasia support, pet funeral and memorial services, etc.) Hospice Chaplaincy; Hospital Chaplaincy; Funeral Officiant; Marriage Officiant (including same-sex marriage: either official in states where it is recognized or unofficially); Spiritual Counseling; Grief/Bereavement Counseling (human and animal loss).
Services Provided To: I serve everyone regardless of religious preference/background including the gay population seeking marriage (where allowed by state or symbolically if their state of residence does not allow).
Groups Provided To: Gay population seeking marriage
Bio: Ordained through The New Seminary in New York City, NY. C.P.E. unit completed through VITAS Hospice in Melbourne, FL.Certified Animal Chaplain. M.S. in Education from Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.B.B.A. from the University of Hawai'i, Manoa Campus, HI.Jewish Education Certification through the "Morasha" Program (Touro College, NY). Was the Education Director for Beth Meyer Synagogue Religious School (Pre-K thru grade 9) in Raleigh, NC. Published Author, Touching the Wall-Entering the Stream (ISBN0-9717237-0-2)
Member of Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education) Have traveled extensively around the world; lived in Hawai'i 15 years; lived in Japan 2 years. In addition, Lead Chaplain for Viera and Cape Canaveral Hospitals (HealthFirst).
Affiliations: Buddhist; Jewish; Native American
Education: The New Seminary
M.S. in Education from Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.B.B.A. from the University of Hawai'i, Manoa Campus, HI
Jewish Education Certification through the "Morasha" Program (Touro College, NY).
Certifications: Certified Animal Chaplain
World AWAKE Involvement: Conference Presenter 2014, Featured Author, Leadership Council
Newsletter Contributor 2016
230 Pebble Hill Way
Rockledge, Florida 32955, United States
Business Phone: (321) 536-5984
Cell Phone: (321) 536-5984
Spiritual Care Student
Bio: I have been meditating since the age of 5; I am also a natural healer, medium, and empath. Currently studying to offer Reiki in three different forms, and other spiritual services.
Connecting to Spirit
Business Location: United States
Cell Phone: (330) 696-5985
Nancy L Davis, LMSW, LMFT, DDiv
Services Offered: Facilitate A Course in Miracles discussion groups through Zoom.
Bio: I have 43 years of experience as a clinical social worker. I received my Doctorate of Divinity in 2018 and my focus is now on teaching and facilitating discussion on A Course in Miracles.
Education: Doctorate of Divinity
Master of Divinity
Masters in Clinical Social Work (LMSW, LMFT)
Certifications: LMSW - Licensed Social Worker: Designation based on education, recommendations, and years of experience as a clinical social worker.
LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist: Designation based on education, recommendations, and years of experience with families and couples.
M.Div. All Faiths Seminary International Ordained June, 2016
5633 NW 127 Terrace
Coral Springs, Florida 33076, United States
Business Phone: (734) 395-5857
Rev. Natalia Gloria deRezendes
Services Offered: Joyous Wedding Officiant (Bilingual Spanish/ Portuguese and/or English)
Religious Science Practitioner - prvate session in Spiritual Support
Toltec Wisdom Teacher
Zentangle CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher)
Virtual on line course curriculum of Centers for Spiritual Living
Services Provided To: ALL
Groups Provided To: ALL
Bio: This personal biography of mine was submitted to the Centers for Spiritual Living, as part of my application for the formation of my Slatersville, Rhode Island, Center for Spiritual Living Teaching Chapter here in Northern Rhode Island, where I have lived since 1952.
I am Natalia Gloria Rodrigues deRezendes, first generation American, daughter of Portuguese/Brazilian parents having immigrated to this nation in 1930. Portuguese was my first language.
Born in Rhode Island in 1947, I might begin by saying that I think I have been a teacher/performer nearly all of my life.
While living in NYC as a young aspiring musician, I first encountered Religious Science in the days of Rev Dr. Raymond Charles Barker. Having been raised as an ethnic Roman Catholic, this was quite a significant influential change in direction of my spiritual journey.
Educationally I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in a double major of Spanish and Music from Rhode Island College '74. I chose to take a major in Spanish, as I found it so so very close to my native language of Portuguese
In the early 70's I taught music in Blackstone/Millville, Massachusetts for eight years where I did general music classes and directed an elementary chorus for grades 3-6. I think the diversity chord struck me very early on whereby I had young children singing in many a foreign language at Holiday concerts. It was my thing about teaching "Oneness" and Diversity even way back then.
In 1978, I received a Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, having majored in classical voice.
I then taught applied voice in the music theater department at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts from about 1980-1995.
I was also on the applied vocal faculty at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island teaching voice in the music theater department from about 1990 to 2003.
I have sung as soloist and chorally directed for just about every denomination one might think of ... Roman Catholicism, all kinds of Protestantism, Judaism (.Orthodox, Conservative, and Reformed and Reconstrutionist) ; Christian Science, Religious Science, Unity....and at great length with Unitarian Universalist Association as I was the mezzo soloist at First Unitarian on Benefit and Benevolent in Providence, Rhode Island in the late 70's into the early '80's.
One of my greatest treats in my career of years past was to have been the Coral director of a group called "Coral Heranca Portuguesa", a choral group that was founded in the year of the bicentennial, 1976, and funded by the Portuguese government. The group was made up of mostly native Portuguese speakers and it was an awesome experience to have had the privilege of being the musical director as we toured to Portugal, California and Canada. It was an avenue through which I learned very much of my roots from a musical and cultural perspective.
I have owned and operated my own "One Voice" teaching studio here in Slatersville from 1979 to just this past year 2018... where I and several young apprentice teachers taught the "art of voice' to folks from ages six to senior citizenhood....as I so billed us. Throughout these 40 plus years of teaching, One Voice Studio embarked upon many a fundraising cause. Rhode Island Task Force, Project Haiti, in raising scholarships for young children as well as earthquake relief. Other charities we raised monies for were our local Milk Fund here in Woonsocket, Rhode Island and Alan Shawn Feinstein's Crossroads Shelter for the Homeless in 2003.
In 2009, I graduated from The New Seminary, an Interfaith Seminary in NYC founded by Rabbi Joseph Gelberman, Jon Mundy, Father Giles Spoonhour and Swami Satchidananda. These two years spent at The New Seminary were absolutely enlightening for me as I had always been an enthusiastic student of a variety of World Religions and traditions.
After graduating from the New Seminary I embarked upon creating my wedding ministry and providing elegant and personalized ceremony, many of which have been bi-lingual and tri-lingual ceremony, performed in Spanish, Portuguese and English. I am joyous to say that I was one of the first officiants to have performed same sex marriage in the state of Rhode Island when we finally became the last New England state to legalize.
Somewhere in the '80's I took SOM(Science of Mind) courses with Religious Science of Boston, under Rev. John Gould. I had also taken a number of courses with Unity of RI. So, my sojourn in and out of New Thought study took somewhat of a 40 plus year journey and is still ongoing.
It was in 2009, when I after I graduated from The New Seminary, that I decided that I would return to my studies of Religious Science at Concordia CSL with Rev. Ian Taylor. And so I began once again taking all of the prerequisite courses necessary before practitioner training.
In 2010, Rev. Ian Taylor strongly encouraged me to finish my SOM training on line and to pursue doing it in Spanish with Rev. Rebekah Pina and Rev. Ogla Silva, that upon completion I might begin my ministry in service to my community. It took nearly eight years and it finally came to fruition as I was licensed in Lake Chapala, Mexico in July of 2016 and then installed once again as RScP at Concordia CSL in Warwick, RI where Rev Ian Taylor is senior minister.
Rev. Dr. Rebeka Pina invited me to be the musical director for the the CSL Conference of the Americas in Lake Chapala, Mexico. I was musical director 2013-2015. In preparation for this event, Rev. Rebeka and I translated a number of New Thought songs into Spanish and created Sacred Circle Dance presented at the conference for three consecutive years.
In the year 2017, we produced four Concordia CSL Trilingual Celebrations of Love and light using music and movement in our ceremony and singing in Spanish, Portuguese and of course English. Rev. Ogla Silva came to Concordia CSL in June of 2017 to present service and workshop.
Over this last year I have continued "on line" assistance teaching with my sponsoring minister, Rev. Ogla Silva with our Spanish International community.
The Toltec Wisdom has become a personal passion of my Spiritual unfoldment having made several spiritual pilgrimages 2007 and 2008 to Teotihuacan with the master Don Miguel Ruiz, Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr, and Don Jose Ruiz.
More recently I have studied with them in week long workshops at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. In 2019, I made still another spiritual pilgrimage to Teotihuacan with Michele Laub, Toltec Wisdom Teacher.
I have also studied and worked with Rev. Michael Beckwith of Agape International in online workshop of Visioning for Forties, Fifties and Beyond and was most grateful to be a part of a weekend long workshop with Rev. Michael at Omega Institute in the fall of 2019.
Over this past year, 2020, I returned to the New Seminary for continued studies in my Masters in Interfaith Studies ... and this fall I am most delighted to say that I will complete my studies at All Faiths Seminary, toward my Masters and expectfully my Doctoral Studies with a concentration in A Course in Miracles.
Over this past spring I have resumed on line workshop studies in A Course in Miracles with Rev. Jon Mundy and I have had the utmost pleasure of taking my first elective course with All Faiths Seminary, a Wedding Intensive with Rev Susanna Stefanachi Macomb.
As a now septogenarian of more than seemingly ongoing zest for truth and teaching, I am most enthusiastic about joining your wonderful new organization of World Awake, that I might continue to be of service to humanity in Truth, Beauty, Peace and Love ...
Education: MM New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts, 1978
BA Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, 1974
St. Clare High School, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 1965
Certifications: Ordained Interfaith Minister The New Seminary, 2009
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Emeritus since 1982
Master of Music in Vocal Performance, New England Conservatory, 1978
Kodaly Center of America Certification in Kodaly Methodology, 1980
Somatic Voice Lo Vetri contemporary pedagogy, 2007
Certified Zentangle Teacher, CZT, 2019
All Faiths Seminary Wedding Intensive with Rev Susanna Stefanachi Macomb, 2020
Memberships: World Awake
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Emeritus status
World AWAKE Involvement: I am most interested in becoming most involved with World Awake in my Interfaith Ministry here in Rhode Island/Massachusetts as well as in NY.
I am particularly interested in being an intricate and growing part of reestablishing our Interworship Services with Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb and Rev. Kathleen Regan and Rabbi Paris.
It is my intention of becoming involved with our World Awake Organization, raising the conscious consciousness of Peace and Love in every spiritual being here having this "human experience".
And so it is!
411 Central St., P.O. Box 733
Slatersville, Rhode Island 02876, United States
Cell Phone: (401) 323-7664
Rose Mary Fier, RMT, RM
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Reiki services and class, CBD Wellness Education and palliative care training, Laughter Yoga classes and leadership training, Munya Ki Rites ceremony & training,Weddings, Funerals, Motivational talks, Law of Attraction classes, Ho'oponopono classes,Stress Management, Deeksha Blessings, Shamanic/Spiritual Healing, PTSD Healing, Drum Circles. Healing Circles, LGBTQ support for family and individuals
Services Provided To: All ages, all welcome
Groups Provided To: Veterans, LGBTQ and other various groups desiring servies.
Bio: Rose is an intuitive empath. A strong spiritual leader in the LGBTQ commUnity. Her own deep healing lead her to study many modalities. Even after becoming a Reiki Master Teacher She knew there was more for her. The Universe lead her to a Native American Leader- Singing Man Michael Toathy who very early on knew she was a two spirit and he spiritually adopted her as his granddaughter/grandson. He educated them and taught them the importance of the role they had as both female and male. Teaching Rose that in the Native American culture TWO SPIRITS are often sought out as healers/counselors/match makers of the tribe. Rose works with the youth, and their families helping many transgenders in walking a balanced life, and assisting parents and siblings with the adjustment and acceptance to support their loved ones in the journey. Rose thru her journey learned to identify with the THEY pronoun instead of just she or he. When reflecting back Rose recalls always referring to herself as WE when young. Thru the vision quests and learning to run sweat lodges Rose's spiritual gifts increased. Rose's connection to animals and ancestors deepened. Grandfather Singing Man continued to work with Rose to learn the importance of serving as a spiritual counselor to the commUnity. Rose learned how to create and perform many ceremonies and learned the importance of sacred rites. Rose became a student of the Munya Ki Rites. To this day Rose continues to study with the University of Sedona and other various seminars to increase their education and wisdom to empower others with light and love. Rose learning to embrace the balance of both male and female within themself has enabled them to become a very highly sought shamanic/spiritual counselor helping many married couples restore balance in their relationships. Rose continues to serve the commUnity with great purpose as a whole and compassionate TWO SPIRIT with great gratitude, bringing balance, hope, love, light to all they (Rose) work with. Rose's HADO -(Vibration) is said to be a blissful, compassionate being of LOVE and LIGHT.
Education: Graduated High School in 1982, Continuing Education Currently with University of Sedona. Many various professional healing training seminars.
Certifications: Deeksha Blessing Giver - (Oneness Blessings)
Laughter Yoga Teacher
Reiki Master Teacher of Usui Reiki, Celtic Reiki and more
Law of Attraction Practitioner
Palliative Care Provider
Cannabis Therapeutics in Hospice and Palliative Care Practitioner
Core Knowledge of the Endocannabinoid System Practitioner
Both certs. by: The Medical Cannabis Institute
Memberships: A.H.H.A - American Holistic Health Assocaiton
Realm of Caring - The ROC
World Meta - World Metaphysical Academy
World AWAKE Involvement: I support the message of LOVE and Healing World Awake stands for and I look forward to finding my purpose and role within this healing,compassionate organization
8242 Calumet Ave., Unit D
Munster, Indiana 46321, United States
Business Phone: (219) 951-7167
Cell Phone: (219) 951-7167
Rev. Janis Tanzer Firstenberg
Services Offered: Weddings, Funerals, Healing Rituals, Spiritual assistance
Services Provided To: Adults, Adolescents (with parental permission), Children over 10 (with parental permission and parents accompanying them)
Groups Provided To: Available to provide spiritual and/or "energy type" workshops or lectures to various groups
Bio: Jan is a gifted, compassionate "Energy Medicine" practitioner with a private practice in Manhattan. While in the midst of a very successful business career, Jan suddenly became profoundly motivated to contribute to the well-being of others. This led to extensive studies and certifications in various healing modalities, which eventually led to her private practice, since 2006. It also led to a 2-year study program at The New Seminary in NYC which culminated with Jan becoming an Ordained Interfaith Minister.
In addition to performing weddings, funerals, healing and end-of-life rituals, and doing spiritual counseling, Jan works one-on-one with individuals, has led Study Groups, taught classes, published articles, been a guest speaker for various organizations, been an Emotional Assistant for Dawson Church (EFT) at the Open Center; and been a Teaching Assistant for Donna Eden at Omega Institute, Learning Annex, The Open Center and Donna's Foundations program.
Education: BBA University of Massachusetts & The New Seminary
Certifications: Ordained Interfaith Minister from The New Seminary, 2008, and currently under jurisdiction of
Interfaith Community International at New Vision Interspiritual Seminary
EEM-CP (Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Memberships: Former member of AWAIC
Certified Practioner on Dawson Church's "EFT-Universe"
Certified Practioner on Innersource.Net (Donna Eden's website)
World AWAKE Involvement: Former member of AWAIC
150 East 27th St, Apt 2D
New York, New York 10016, United States
Business Phone: (212) 685-7648
Cell Phone: (646) 671-1524
Rev. Thomas Fogarty
• Spiritual Counseling/ Spiritual Life Counseling
• Personal/ Professional development in life coaching of ex-offenders
• Spiritual care as it applies to critical care and life-ending transition
• Critical Incident Stress Debriefing for First Responder
• Weddings, funerals, spiritual rites and sacraments
Bio: Rev. Tom is an Interfaith Pastor who began practicing meditation while on an intensive retreat at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM. The week spent in silence, service and meditation was a life-changing experience. Upon his return he was called by bishop of the United Methodist Church to open a Drop-In Center for homeless people in downtown St Louis.
Tom graduated with honors from The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies and became an Ordained Pastor with The Interfaith Temple of New York. Tom was further co-ordained through the Order of Universal Interfaith (OUnI) as an Interfaith-Interspiritual Cleric and Minister and took further vows to the Community of the Mystic Heart.
Tom has dedicated himself to rediscovering our individual spirituality through silence, service, and the practice of meditation. His experiences have led him to believe that contemplative insight is a strong catalyst for spiritual and social change. Tom's ministers to those in need through the use of mindfulness meditation in addressing long-term illness and chronic pain. He believes the practice can help in meeting the suffering of those experiencing the debilitating pain and depression of life-threatening dis-ease as well as breaking patterns of chronic addictions.
• Central Methodist College (University), Fayette, MO, Theology declared major, Sociology minor
• University of Missouri, St Louis, MO campus, Social Work major
• Central Methodist University, United Methodist Pastoral Licensing School
• The New Seminary, New York, NY; NGO-United Nations, Interfaith Ministry Ordination Program
• Transitional Housing Mentor Training, STEP Inc., (1998)
• TWA Critical Incident Stress Management Training, Pastoral and Peer Counseling, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), (1998)
• School Crisis Response, A CISM Perspective, ICISF (2000)
• The Role of the Pastoral Care Provider in CISM, ICISF, (2000)
• Assisting Individuals in Crisis, ICISF, (2002)
• SEMA IS100, Intro to Incident Command System, MoSEMA, (2002)
• Center for Action and Contemplation, Contemplative Action Immersion, (2004)
• ServSafe Certification, Operation Food Search, (2005)
• Mental Health Association of Greater St Louis Shelter Workshop Series, Gender Identity Disorder, (2005)
• ASIST Suicide Intervention Certification, Behavioral Health Response, (2005)
• Reiki Training and Atonement Level 1 (2007)
• Thai Therapy Graduate / Thai Academy of Healing Arts (2007)
Memberships: OUnI, AWAIC
132 Birkdale Ct.
Saint Charles, Missouri 63303, United States
Business Phone: (314) 704-8189
Rev. Kurt Fondriest, PhD
Services Offered: Life meaningful events, weddings, baptism, eulogies, house blessing, aura readings, angel card readings
Services Provided To: General population, individuals living with Developmental disabilities, individuals who live with chronic pain.
Groups Provided To: Individuals living in chronic pain, Individuals living with various cognitive and physical disabilities, Individuals seeking new thought Ministerial duties. Officiates for weddings, new thought services such as Name honoring "Baptism", Life celebrant for eulogies and other meaningful life events.
Bio: I am a registered expressive art therapist holding a MFA from The Prestigious School of the Art institute of Chicago, 1988. I have been working in this field for over thirty years. I am published in numerous anthologies on the innate power of the expressive arts in healing.
YEAR OF ORDINATION: Esoteric Interfaith Church, 2016, Church of universal Awakening, 2013, Universal Life Church, 2002.
Affiliations: Interfaith metaphysical, new thought Minister, Metaphysical Healers Association
Education: MFA from The Prestigious School of the Art institute of Chicago, 1988
Esoteric Interfaith Church, 2016
Church of Universal Awakening, 2013
Universal Life Church, 2002
American Institute of Holistic Theology, 2006. ( PH.D)Holistic Ministries,
Esoteric Interfaith Church, 2016 ( Masters in Sacred Theology)
Universal Life church seminary, 2015 (Masters in Ministry)
Certifications: Reat - registered expressive art therapist
ATR - registered art therapist
Ordained Minister of new thought ministry .
1849 W. Lunt Ave., 2-B
Chicago, Illinois 60626, United States
Business Phone: (312) 771-7562
Cell Phone: (312) 771-7562
Rev. Lady Cantorah Geraldine W. Georges
Services Offered: Child protective services and senior citizen counseling
Astrological and cosmological charts interpretation & mentoring
Dream interpretation--45 years exp. (Carl Jung & ARE background).
Numerology charts & interpretation
Reiki mastership ordination
Available for baptismal, weddings and ministerial services
Services Provided To: Those seeking spiritual knowledge, growth, healing and prayers
Those seeking physical resources through HRA or other human services
Groups Provided To: All ages and genders that need spiritual counseling, guidance and TLC
(Tender Loving Care).
Bio: Retired after 28 years of service to HRA as a social worker with Child Protective Services, Adoption and Foster Care and the last 8 years of my services were spent as Director of Senior Centers. In the interium I was ordained as a minister and have since been applying all my certification skills , innate talents and abilities on a need basis.
Education: Cambridge University, Theological Seminary, 1996
Dr. of Philosophy, Progressive Universal Church, 1984
Blandon Peale Grad. Inst., Pastoral Care, 2005
Livingstone College, BS Degree, 1961
New York University, MSW-EQ, 1982
Certifications: New York School of Feng Shui, classical
Association of Counselors & Therapists
7 Rays Master
Aura Soma. Chakra, Color & Oil Therapy
Kathara Healing Alliance
SHUE (Spectrum Health using Universal Energy)
Hypno Therapy, Hypnodyne Foundation
Gerontology, Hunter College (Brookdale Center)
State Teacher's license, secondary level
Medical issues in CPA (Child Protective Services) HRA
HRA, 25 years service recognition
Memberships: Sound Healer's Association
National Chaplin Association
Foundation of Shamanic Studies
Beaux Arts Society
Livingstone College Allumni Association
World AWAKE Involvement: Approximately 10 years of membership. Mentor for World AWAKE Members.
67 Manhattan Ave., # 4T
Brooklyn, New York 11206-3130, United States
Business Phone: (252) 326-8165
Cell Phone: (347) 618-7818
Rev. Stacy Lee Goforth
Services Offered: Speaking Engagements, Spiritual Life Coach, Classes/Workshops/Seminars, Retreat Leader. Worship Leader (Christian, Interfaith), Ceremonies (wedding, baby naming/blessing, etc.) House Clearing/Blessings
Bio: Woman with a mission! My radio show, Goforth on Faith is about the importance of religion and spirituality in our day-to-day lives as we enter this new world age. I interview guests from all religions and faith traditions, to increase understanding between people of all faiths. Check out the show at http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/goforth-on-faith/
Creator/co-owner of Crystal Vibrations Jewelry (www.crystalvibejewelry.etsy.com) infusing blessings into beautiful handmade crystal and semi-precious gemstone bracelets, to spread God's blessings to heal and enhance your life.
As a spiritual life coach, I work one-on-one to discover where you are on your spiritual journey, and help guide you through the next steps to enhance your spirituality and center your life. I can help you to find a balance in your life.
As an Interfaith minister, I create unique ceremonies for life transitions; childbirth, coming of age, marriage, end-of-life, or whatever else you can think of! I am an Associate Minister for the Interfaith Community International in New York City.
Available to speak to groups, churches, classes, retreats, businesses, etc., to highlight the similarities between people of different faiths, so that we can all understand each other and get along a little better.
Background: I have been active throughout my life in Christian churches, writing curriculum and teaching Sunday school and adult Christian studies. I became a Certified Lay Speaker in 2002, developed a spiritual gifts program, wrote and self-published the accompanying workbook, The Divine Plan, and have conducted classes and spoken at United Methodist churches throughout New England. Served for three years as the Director of Parish Life Ministries for the Gales Ferry United Methodist Church in Gales Ferry, CT, founded a World Religions group at GFUMC and taught World Religions classes. Currently serve on the New England United Methodist Church Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns Commission, and speak at churches and at the UM New England Conference about understanding other faiths.
Attended The New Seminary in New York City, was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in June 2011, and serve as an Associate Minister for The Interfaith Community International in New York City.
Co-author of Pearls of Wisdom with author Jack Canfield, released in the spring of 2012, author of The Divine Plan, and One Spirit...Many Containers. When I have a moment I am working on a memoir of my spiritual journey!
Education: The New Seminary
Certifications: Certified Lay Speaker in 2002
Business Phone: (860) 235-4950
Rev. Linda Ann Goodman
Services Offered: Spiritual Mentoring
Officiant for Rites of Passage, Blessings, Seasonal Celebrations
Vibrational Healing Energy Work (sound, color, crystal)
Aging as a Spiritual Practice Workshop
Chanting the Holy Names Sessions
Unitarian Universalist and liberal Christian pulpit supply
Services Provided To: Seekers of all faiths or no faith.
Bio: Rev. Linda offers Ministry, Mentoring and Music.
Ministry: 20 years of facilitating small group ministry gatherings and/or leading worship in Unitarian Universalist congregations.
Mentoring: Having traveled a spiritual path that wound through Christian churches, Buddhist sittings with Thich Nhat Hanh, Hindu ashrams, Wiccan rituals, Sikh dances, Hebrew ceremonies and Native American circles, Rev. Linda finally landed in interfaith ministry at the age of 69. Now established in her own practice of spiritual mentoring, she is able to draw from all these traditions to glean the best practices to guide the individual on their own path to finding and clearing what may be preventing them from fulfilling their sacred contract to serve the greatest good.
Music: Rev. Linda appears as a vocalist on 16 of the celebrated "On Wings of Song" World Chant Series recordings led by Robert Gass and on Goddess Chant by Shawna Carol. She has directed an interfaith community choir and is currently a music minister and choir director at Tree of Life Interfaith Temple. She regularly leads groups in chanting the holy names, whatever they might be.
Education: Bachelor of Theology, Almeda University
Ordained Interfaith Minister, Tree of Life Interfaith Seminary
Certifications: Certified Spiritual Mentor
Certified Sound Healer
Memberships: Interfaith Ministers of New England
263 Union Square
Milford, New Hampshire 03055, United States
Business Phone: (603) 732-6109
Cell Phone: (603) 732-6109
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Intuitive & Energy Sessions
Soul Retrieval Practicioner
Services Provided To: Everyone
Bio: Auriel Grace is a natural intuitive. Since she was five years old, she has been able to see and communicate with spirit guides, angels, and other unseen beings.
In the late 1990's, she became a Reiki Master Teacher and received her ordainment under the Order of Melchizedek. The Order of Melchizedek is a spiritual organization where we seek health and well-being for all beings everywhere.
In 2004-2005, Auriel learned the art of Soul Retrieval, a way to Grace!
Many times, our current life issues/blockages are due to a past life event or trauma. During Soul Retrieval, she takes you back to those lifetimes so you can correct the situation(s) thereby correcting your current life too. It is amazing to be able to watch as you get your life back on track.
The year 2010 brought Auriel into helping people with their growth of consciousness by giving Deeksha Blessings.
Auriel Grace is also honored to be a Trance Channel for the Archeia, who are the Divine Compliments of the Arch Angels. Some of the Divine beings Auriel channels are Mother Mary, Lord Melchizedek and the Goddess Venus.
She has practiced all over the United States assisting people with connecting to their hearts desire and their happily every after's. She loves bringing the energy of Hope to the people she meets and works with. Auriel is constantly learning and growing in her practice as a Psychic and Soul Retrieval Practitioner.
Education: Reiki Master Teacher
Ordained Minister - Melchizedek
Deeksha Blessing Giver
Certifications: Reiki Master Teacher
Ordained Minister - Melchizedek
Deeksha Blessing Giver
15136 B Windtree Drive
Clearwater, Florida 33760, United States
Business Phone: (727) 229-0789
Cell Phone: (727) 229-0789
Rev. Teal L. Gray, N. D.
Bio: Teal L. Gray Rev., N.D. is a minister, writer, artist, radio host and sacred site traveler, with gifts of intuition.
Author of Shades of Angels available on Amazon Author page: http://bit.ly/teallgray
Pursuing a Degree in Counseling and Healing, Eco-Art Therapy Certification, Graduate of American Institute of Holistic Theology Doctor of Naturology, N.D. and Theological Studies leading to Ordainment as a Non-Denominational Interfaith Minister 2011, Staff/ Associate Minister - American Interfaith Holistic Temple Member, Owner/CEO - Teal Gray Worldwide, Columnist - Dallas Entertainment Journal, Writer/Contributor - FAB Dallas Magazine
Affiliations: Interfaith Minister
Education: Ordainment as a Non-Denominational Interfaith Minister 2011
American Institute of Holistic Theology Doctor of Naturology, N.D. and Theological Studies
Memberships: World AWAKE
World AWAKE Involvement: Board Member 2017 - Present, Director of Membership
4716 E University Dr
Denton, Texas 76208, United States
Business Phone: (940) 799-1416
Rev. Edwin Greenlee, D.Min, PhD
Services Offered: Weddings, Celebrations and Blessings
Worship Services and Sermons
Workshops and Retreats
Meditation Instruction for groups and individuals
Bio: Rev. Ed has over twenty-five years experience in teaching and academic administration. He is the co-author of Whose God Rules? and is currently working on a second book in the area of public theology. Rev. Ed's academic background includes theology, interfaith studies,
law and social science. He has practiced and facilitation mindfulness meditation for over 15 years and is currently completing a teaching
Certificate in Mindfulness at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Program on Mindfulness. He was ordained as an interfaith minister in June 2016 by the Interfaith Temple associated with The New Seminary, New York.
Education: D.Min. The New Seminary, June 2016
Interfaith ministerial certificate, The New Seminary, June 2016
Certificate in Multi-Religious Studies, Starr King school for the Ministry, Graduate Theological Union, December 2016
Certificate in Unitarian Universalist Studies, Starr King school for the Ministry, Graduate Theological Union, May 2013
MLA in Religious Studies and Art History, University of Pennsylvania, May 2008
JD, Temple University School of Law, May 1992
Ph.D., Temple University, May 1989 [Anthropology]
Business Phone: (215) 275-2540
Rev. Jacquelyn Lee Griffin
Services Provided To: Those who need spiritual guidance and direction. Those who need to heal their soul. Those who have lost part of their soul and want to work on becoming whole again.
Groups Provided To: Veterans, People with Alternative Lifestyles
Bio: Registered Nurse 45 yrs
Veteran Desert Shield and Desert Storm
Certified Professional Chaplain
Ordained Minister from St. James Seminary
Education: New Hampshire Hospital School of Nursing, Saint James Seminary
Certifications: Certified Professional Chaplain
P.O. Box 208
Chinle, Arizona 86503-0208, United States
Business Phone: (928) 674-5721
Cell Phone: (907) 843-1378
Rev. Cathy Murray Grigsby, M.Div.
Bio: Rev. Grigsby has been working with Rev. Beverly Lanzetta for decades and is currently in a new monastic community founded by Lanzetta. She is also an artist and the art director as well as a teacher for the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine. Rev. Grigsby offers spiritual direction and officiates life ceremonies. She also writes reflections for the religion page in the Portland Press Herald.
Education: Interfaith Theological Seminary
411 Main St
Bridgton, Maine 04009, United States
Business Phone: (207) 647-5717
Cell Phone: (207) 693-2084
Rev. Connie L. Habash, LMFT
Rev. Barbara J. Kephart
Bio: In August of 2020 I was ordained as an interfaith minister through All Faiths Seminary International in NY. My ministry is unfolding.
Education: All Faiths Seminary International
Reiki Master Teacher
Certifications: Wedding Officiant, NYC
Patient Navigation, NYC
Reiki Master Teacher, New Britain, PA
RN - licensed in PA
Business Location: United States
Cell Phone: (610) 653-4689
Rev. Ellyn Kravette
Services Offered: Ceremonies: Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals
Psychospiritual Short Term Counseling and Life Coaching
Services Provided To: As Requested
Bio: Ellyn Kravette has worked in the substance abuse field for over 20 years and in the Transportation
Industry as an Employee Assistance Professional since 1995. She is the president of
E. Nightingale Enterprises, Inc., a personal and professional development organization that provides,
training, interventions, substance abuse services, mental health assessments, and short term
counseling. The company have 3 divisions. P.E. Light & Associates provides professional training; Open Door Workplace Counseling Initiatives provides professional Employee Assistance Counseling and specializes in DOT and Non-DOT Substance Use Assessments while Open Door Ministries provides spiritual support services. It is our goal to promote and integrate personal ethical, spiritual and material concerns, without imposing religious bias.
Ellyn, an ordained Interfaith Minister, has a Master's Degree in Social Work, is credentialed as an Employee Assistance Professional, a Substance Abuse Expert, Certified as an Addiction Counselor in both New York and Pennsylvania and is a Forensic Addictions Specialist.
Education: Council on Compulsive Gambling of PA: 30 hours (certified PCB) & FU Study
Milton H. Erickson Institute of Philadelphia: 100 hour Hypnotherapy
St. Luke's Medical Center, Bethlehem, PA: Clinical Pastoral Education I & II
Federal DOT Regulations & Assessment Requirements for the SAP/EAPA Institute
Marywood College, School of Social Work: MSW Honor Society
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation: Certificate, Multiple Trainings CISD
New York State HIV/AIDS Counselor Training (Parts I & II) and follow-up
The New Seminary: Minister Spiritual Counseling and Theology
Empire State College (CUNY): BS Community and Human Service
The Institute of Alcoholism Studies at South Oaks: Alcoholism Counseling Training Program
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Rape Crisis Patient Advocate Training Program
Certifications: Substance Abuse Expert (SAE) US NRC (Exam passed SAP Nuclear/PHMSA) not renewed 2009 - 2015
PCB Competency in Compulsive Gambling not renewed
Certified Forensic Addictions Specialist Certificate #24195
Social Worker, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Certificate #: SW 012506-L
Pennsylvania Certified Addictions Counselor (CADC) #: 4776
New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) #:7786 1996 - 2020
Intl. Certification & Reciprocity Consortium Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (ICADC) 2008 - 2020
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) examination passed (EAPA) 1995 -
Interfaith Minister - Registered NYS 1991 -
Certified Employee Assistance Professional-Employee Assistance Certification Commission 4433
Memberships: WORLD AWAKE
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION NYC Chapter
Current Vice President 2012-2016 Other Offices held: Past President, Chair Women's Issues Committee, Chair Job Bank
INTERNATIONAL CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS FOUNDATION
Member 1995 - 2016
UNION AND EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Past Chairperson
NEW YORK WOMEN'S AGENDA: City Watch Committee
Member 1995 - 2002
NASSAU NOW: Member Psychotherapy Committee
61-43 186th Street
Fresh Meadows, New York 11365, United States
Business Phone: (570) 764-4706
Rebecca Leigh Kuhn
Spiritual Care Professional
Bio: I am a spiritual person who loves the Lord and honored to take photos of the Angels
Education: Registered Nurse
Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher
Reiki Master Training
Business Location: Warrenton, Missouri 63383, United States
Cell Phone: (636) 734-3646
Rev. Richard Douglas Lake
Bio: Received BS from Cheney University of Pennsylvania. After a career in high technology companies (IBM, ATT, and Lucent
Technologies) Retired in 2003. My roots are Judeo Christianity but currently oriented towards Integral Spirituality
Life coaching, Contemplative Prayer workshops and intenerate preaching Groups
Education: The New Seminary, NYC
BS from Cheney University of Pennsylvania
Certifications: Ordained by Interfaith Temple, 2012
Awarded honorary Doctor of Ministry by The New Seminary in June, 2017
Business Location: Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
Business Phone: (848) 702-9005
Rev. Elizabeth Ann Levy
Services Offered: Marriage Ceremonies
Middle Eastern and Sacred Dance
Astrology, Tarot, Numerology
Networking to Help Save and Place Pets/Animals
Services Provided To: All people, All Faiths, All Orientations
Bio: I am an ordained registered interfaith minister in New York, NY. My ministry consists of officiating at weddings, baby blessings, and memorial services. I serve people of all ages, all faiths, all cultures, and all gender identities and all orientations. My specialty and style is informal and simple.
I also perform and teach belly dance (Middle Eastern dance), and am involved with group sacred dance performances.
I also do Astrology, Tarot, and Numerology readings, and Handwriting Analysis.
I was ordained by The New Seminary June 13, 1987 as an Interfaith Minister, and was registered by The City Clerk June 18, 1987.
My concept and belief in interfaith is celebrating the uniqueness, beauty, and differences of each and all the faiths and cultures, generations, and styles without the feeling of separateness. This allows the creating of the feeling and sense of oneness amongst the differences.
Education: New Seminary 1986-1987
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Nancy Taylor Business Institute
Interlochen Arts Academy High School
Certifications: New Seminary Ordination June 1987
Memberships: International Graphoanalysis Society
Interfaith Temple as Associate Minister
Business Location: New York, New York, United States
Business Phone: (917) 741-3761
Cell Phone: (917) 741-3761
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Spiritual Coaching/Affirmative Prayer
Speaking Engagements on Spiritual/New Thought Principles.
Workshops on Spiritual/New Thought Principles including two books, I have authored Journal Like God and The Peephole Effect: Perception is Everything.
Spiritual Strategy Sessions (based upon Affirmative Prayer)
Services Provided To: Churches
Groups Provided To: Everyone
Bio: MARYANN LOCAPARRA (formerly Patalano) is a district president at the International New Thought Alliance, an inspirational speaker, author, and a Licensed Religious Science Practitioner (RScP). She is the author of Journal Like God and The Peephole Effect: Perception is Everything. Maryann recently hosted the on-line shows "Power, Perception & You!" and "I Knew It! Intuition Never Lies." She appears in the new thought film As A Man Thinketh directed by award-winning filmmaker Jon Miller, which also features Rev. Michael Beckwith, Edwene Gaines, Rev. Sheila McKeithen, and other new thought leaders.
Maryann spent most of her career in corporate America (IBM) prior to establishing her career in spirituality. She helps others who wish to make positive changes in their lives through spiritual principles. She shares her breadth of compassion, knowledge and inspiration through her writing, workshops, lectures, and sermons. Her work has appeared in Science of Mind Magazine, New Thought Magazine, Natural Awakenings and on websites throughout the country. In July 2015, she was named an Inspirational Luminary by Inspire Me Today. Through her sermons, workshops and one-on-one Spiritual Strategy Sessions she focuses on the power of affirmative prayer and helping others to realize that they are beloved co-creators with the Universe.
Education: Licensed Religious Science Practitioner (RScP), Centers for Spiritual Living
Associates Degree, Occupational Studies, Office Administration, from The College of Westchester, White Plains, NY
Certifications: Licensed RScP
14460 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 149-144
Raleigh, North Carolina 27614, United States
Business Phone: (919) 740-1485
Cell Phone: (919) 740-1485
Rev. Terry A. Lohmann
Services Offered: Weddings, renewals, memorial services, baby blessings and naming rituals, healing services, spiritual life coaching, Healing Touch, meditation, aromatherapy.
Bio: Rev.Terry LSHC, HTSM-CP, CCA, CHHP, works with individuals and groups in private
practice in Lake Elmo, MN. Underlying her activities is a passionate desire to empower others on their spiritual journey. Her personal philosophy is that we are all children of God and one's Divine purpose is learning fully and compassionately to love - God, oneself and others. Her expertise lies in her ability to blend healing energy principles with real life experience providing guidance to others as they explore their healing path. Rev.Terry is a Pastor, Certified Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Practitioner and Licensed Spiritual Health Coach. In addition to her ministry, Terry is a frequent lecturer on the benefits of essential oils for healing and a healthy physical and spiritual life.
Education: The New Seminary
Certifications: Certified Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Practitioner
Licensed Spiritual Health Coach
14824 58th St. No. B1
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082, United States
Business Phone: (651) 270-3751
Rev. Dr. Tarasa B. Lovick
Services Offered: SPIRITUAL RETREATS
Learning and growing is a JOY. My experience is that enlightened teachers never stop living. As a teacher, my calling is to bring out the beauty you never knew you had, and to raise you like the wind that carries the leaf to the forest floor, to the silence residing inside you-your divinity.
Loving compassionate community retreats are a marvelous way to experience and realize how we are all connected. There is something sacred about sharing our learning with fellow sojourners. A huge bonus is that when others see our beauty, they can support our experiencing our own inner beauty. We grow from a small community to the world community-living in love.
All philosophical and religious traditions emphasis the importance of knowing yourself-which is the most difficult lesson in the world. You may be "sleeping" and forgotten or buried your authentic self deep inside you or be separated from it outside you. In order to be a happy content human being you must be living from inside your authentic self: All change comes from the heart. We can only be happy when we are on our true soul path.
Taking your journey with Tarasa, you will be guided through various multidimensional interactive processes and initiations. For example, you will have the opportunity to look at relationships. Tarasa will guide you to look into how you can deepen your bond with your "divine self" and connect to the truth inside you. If you are ready, you may create healing, insights or miracles. Miracles happen where peoples heart and mind are open.
Published book, "Encounter With God." Published many articles related to diverse topics including global spiritual leadership.
Services Provided To: ARE YOU READY TO EVOLVE?
Albert Einstein was correct, "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." Change requires making new choices. If you truly are ready to expand your heart consciousness to begin with you must be willing to take responsibility for what thoughts you dwell on. You can't control what thoughts come to your mind, but you can decide what you do with them. And you can learn to drop into your heart center.
Tarasa works with individuals and communities who are interested in living from their hearts.
Bio: On my personal journey, I began experiencing wholeness when I felt heard. The day after I graduated from high school, I set out to get free. I spent years in therapy searching for someone to listen. Most people never listen. A poem in my first book, "Encounter With God," called 'Clothes On My Back,' depicts this aspect of my spiritual journey. Ultimately, my pilgrimage gave me the exquisite gift of deep listening. Turns out that I was the person that had to listen. What I realized is that we must learn to listen to our own souls; listening is where love begins.
First, we learn to love ourselves; then we learn to love our neighbors, then we learn to love our enemies (sometimes our neighbors are our enemies), and in the fullness of time we learn to love God. This is the evolution of consciousness and compassion. No matter where your personal journey takes you, to discover the inner path of wisdom and truth, you must dive into the depths of your heart. It takes great resolve and courage being peaceful human beings and compassionate enlightened world leaders.
A principal question I ask is, "What can I do to be a proper vessel through which love can flow into the world?" For you, your heart will direct the next perfect step on your personal journey towards wholeness and enlightenment. It's the heart that understands: your heart knows everything and when it calls you it will guide you. Listening is a huge responsibility. Deeply listening, you discover the voice that doesn't use words; silence. Silence is the infinite opportunity to expand your heart and transform.
Once we know and trust our capacity to create miracles, we will experience the effortless flow of harmony, joy, and happiness in our own lives. The World Soul is nourished by people's happiness. So, when challenging times arrive (and they will), we will have the resolve and courage to be compassionate human beings. Carol Pearson reminds us, "The job of heroes is to enlighten the world by loving it, starting with themselves. Their task is not to slay the dragon, within or without, but to affirm the deepest level of truth about it: that is, that we are all one."
Connectedness is the natural state of being.
As an alchemist for spiritual awakening, any knowledge that I may pass on is to make you thirsty: knowledge is not wisdom or truth-consciousness is. My calling is to inspire your multidimensional expansion from the inside out. You are roused to discover God for your self: living in conscious awareness you will discover your innermost being, divine self. Awareness melts fear like a snowflake held in your hand. Freedom without fear is benediction. Freedom releases you to take responsibility for your choices-it allows you to see your "choices." Of course the whole notion of choices itself is a paradox.
Affiliations: Respect and love all world religions and Buddhism.
Education: Doctorate of Divinity
Doctorate of Holistic Theology
Master's of Science in Business Administration
Bachelor's of Science in Eduction and Social Services
Certifications: Many certifications including addictions and various energy healing modalities.
Memberships: National Association of Professional Women
Continential Who's Who
International Women's Leadership Association
International Association of Women
The Wellness Universe
P.O. Box 143
Manchester Center, VT 05255, United States
Business Phone: (802) 753-8357
Rev. Marie Jean Lucca
Services Offered: -Weddings & marriage vow renewals (including all faiths, interfaith, same gender, & multicultural)
-Anointings of the sick, funerals & memorial services
-Baby blessings, dedications, & Christian baptisms
-Rituals for life's transitions (house blessings, retirement, divorce etc.)
-Customized spiritual retreats & intergenerational events
-Media ministry (use of modern technology in worship, education, marketing & office management)
-Professor and workshop leader in the fields of social and cultural diversity
Services Provided To: all faiths, interfaith, same gender, & multicultural
Bio: An alumna of Harvard University and a former Wall Street attorney and international business executive, Rev. Marie completed her seminary studies at Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now known as the Boston College School of Theology & Ministry) with a focus on young adult ministry and pastoral care for the dying and grieving. She went on to receive post-graduate certificates in Interfaith/Ecumenism and Youth & Young Adult Ministry from the Boston Theological Institute. Originally ordained as a Protestant minister before her Interfaith ordination, Rev. Marie was a pastor for congregations in Andover and Middleton, MA and a chaplain for cancer patients and their families. She continues to serve as a consultant on church growth and revitalization and is also an adjunct college professor on social and cultural diversity.
Education: Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now known as Boston College School of Theology & Ministry) 2005
Boston Theological Institute
Interfaith/Ecumenism - 2005
Youth & Young Adult Ministry - 2004
Certifications: post-graduate certificates in Interfaith/Ecumenism and Youth & Young Adult Ministry from the Boston Theological Institute
Sacred Milestones, 254 Ipswich Road
Boxford, Massachusetts 01921, United States
Business Phone: (978) 561-9494
Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb
Board Director of Outreach and Interworship
Services Offered: Creating/Performing personalized interfaith, intercultural weddings, baby blessings, memorials and house blessings internationally.
Spiritual, interfaith, grief and wellness counseling.
Meditation and energy healing.
Classes, Workshops and Seminars.
Services also available virtually.
Services Provided To: People of all backgrounds and beliefs.
Interfaith/intercultural couples and families.
Those who have experienced loss.
Those who are at a cross roads.
Those seeking further connection with themselves and the Divine.
Those seeking spiritual direction.
Groups Provided To: Available for seminars, retreats, workshops and classes.
Bio: I am a licensed ordained interfaith minister since February of 1996, a graduate of two interfaith seminaries and an author of two pioneering books, Joining Hands and Hearts, Interfaith, Intercultural Wedding Celebrations and Bless This Child, A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Baby Blessing Ceremonies. My work has been featured on (but not limited to) CNN, MNSBC, ABC, NPR, TLC and in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, Modern Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, Pregnancy Magazine, Time Out NY and other media venues. Publishers Weekly dubbed my work "cutting edge". I have performed well over 2000 personalized ceremonies internationally. The results of which are often extraordinary. I provide spiritual, interfaith, relationship, wellness, grief and life counseling for people of all backgrounds and beliefs - and have helped many people navigate sensitive and challenging situations. An empath and an intuitive, I also offer energy healing for those who wish it. An orator and storyteller, I have conducted seminars, classes and workshops on various subjects, including The Art of Ceremony and Ritual, Weddings, Baby Blessings, Discovering Our Spiritual Next Steps, Finding Joy and Inner Peace, Let Your Soul Lead and The Art of Listening Within. I teach mediation and energy healing, and employ drawing and automatic writing as a path for authentic living, healing and transformation. An artist, my paintings have been exhibited at Union Theological Seminary, New York Open Center, Pace University and other spiritual and cultural centers.
A high powered marketing executive turned entrepreneur was not looking for God or religion. In a stressful, chaotic and competitive environment she simply wanted an everyday access to peace.
That woman was me.
I began that search over three decades ago by studying the universal and mystical teachings of the world’s religions. Over time my inner life became luminous. People noticed and asked me to share what I was doing. I began teaching meditation and energy healing, and pursued my loved of painting. I began exhibiting my paintings in galleries, cultural centers and universities.
Through a combination of mystical experiences and serendipitous events, I was led to The New Seminary and later to The All Faiths Seminary International. At the time, I felt no desire to become an ordained interfaith minister. The New Seminary’s president, Rabbi Gelberman’s message to me: "It will be revealed to you."
It took a leap of faith. I was following the signs.
At my ordination ceremony in February of 1996 at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, the holy books of the world’s traditions were ceremoniously carried down the aisle and placed upon the altar. My paintings of four archangels flanked the altar. Two days after my ordination, I performed my first interfaith, intercultural wedding. People in attendance commented that it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever seen!
Looking back, it seems as if invisible hands set it all in motion. It all began through simple word of mouth. Then I was interviewed for a feature article in a magazine. This led to other articles, television, radio, podcasts and web features. What followed was my book, Joining Hands and Hearts, Interfaith, Intercultural Wedding Celebrations, A Practical Guide for Couples (Simon & Schuster). Later I wrote Bless This Child, A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Baby Blessing Ceremonies. Both books are pioneering - changing the way ceremony and ritual are done.
Employing my decades of experience with meditation and energy healing, I was able to completely cure myself of Crohn’s disease and cancer! I have helped many others do the same for themselves. Healing begins by listening. When we listen to our deepest selves, attuned to our souls, we tap into our inner knowing. From there comes clarity as to the best health modalities and course of action that work for us. Spiritual, mental, emotional blocks are released. Listening to the Source All Being - that which is within us yet greater than us - brings us back to wellness, to who we really are. In its purest essence, this energy is love.
People often ask me why I chose this work. It always puts a smile on my face. For the truth is, this work has chosen me - and I am eternally grateful.
Affiliations: Interfaith - Universalist - Non-denominational
Education: Brooklyn College
New Seminary International, MSC
All Faiths Seminary International, MDiv
Certifications: Licensed, Ordained Interfaith Minister from The New Seminary since February, 1996
Ordained Sufi Cheraga in the Order of Universal Worship
Minister of Spiritual Counseling, MSC
Masters of Divinity, MDiv, from All Faiths International Seminary
Memberships: World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy
115 West 30th Street, Suite 408
New York, New York 10001, United States
Business Phone: (212) 663-1044
Rev. Dr. Sheryl T. Martin
Services Offered: Wedding Officiant, Spiritual Counseling, Reiki Healing, Workshops, and Metaphysical Fairs
Services Provided To: Happy to serve the LBGTQIAP+ community
Bio: Heaven-Pathways-Earth is a metaphysical store in which we offer a variety of items for purchase and provides a variety of holistic and ministry services. The store is owned and operated by Reverend Dr. Sheryl T. Martin. Sheryl is a psychic medium, dream interpreter, reiki master, spiritual counselor, intuitive, life coach, and empath who provides higher guidance through her connection with spirit. She has talked to spirit since she was 9 years old, when her father visited her, after passing away. Sheryl has a doctoral degree in Holistic Theology and is ordained as an Interfaith Minister, which simply means that she believes in the connection of all people and of all religions. Sheryl welcomes and honors all people and is proud to serve the LGBTQIAP+ community. Heaven-Pathways-Earth produces the San Marcos and Wimberley Metaphysical and Holistic Fairs.
Education: Doctoral Of Holistic Theology
Masters of Business Administration
Bachelors of Business Administration
Ordained as Interfaith Minister
Memberships: AWAIC/World AWAKE
100 Saddle Ridge Drive
Wimberley, Texas 78676, United States
Business Phone: (559) 779-5510
Cell Phone: (559) 779-5510
Andrea C. Mathews, LPC, NCC
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Licensed Professional Counselor with over 35 years experience in the mental health field, offering Cognitive and Transpersonal Therapy for a variety of diagnoses and issues. Andrea is not afraid to open the conversation and make room for the very important spiritual element of therapy.
Bio: Author of three books, including: "The Law of Attraction: The Soul's Answer to Why it isn't Working and How It Can;" "Inhabiting Heaven NOW: The Answer to Every Moral Dilemma Ever Posed;" and "Letting Go of Good: Dispel the Myth of Goodness to Find Your Genuine Self, Andrea is also the author of the very popular blog on Psychology Today entitled "Traversing the Inner Terrain," with over 3 million readers. She is also the host of the very popular Voice America radio show, "Authentic Living." She continues to practice in her private practice offering Cognitive and Transpersonal Therapy to adults with a variety of diagnoses and issues.
Education: Masters Degree in Counseling
PhD in Interfaith/Interspiritual studies
2112 11th Ave. South, Suite 522
Birmingham, Alabama 35205, United States
Business Phone: (205) 328-0780
Rev. Cynthia McCarthy
Services Offered: I am an experienced guest speaker and lecturer. My sermons, classes, and workshops inspire spiritual growth and personal transformation. I am honored to provide spiritual counseling focused on personal, spiritual transformation. I also provide minister ceremonies including weddings, funeral/memorial services, baby blessing/naming ceremonies, etc.
Services Provided To: All
Groups Provided To: All
Bio: I believe in the Unity of all life, and I think it's important to honor all paths to God, the Universal Spirit, Source. I believe in learning from many Spiritual Masters, Prophets, and Religious Traditions. Spiritual Practice on a personal level is crucial, and that can be different for each individual.
I deliver guest sermons at various religious centers and churches, most often affiliated with New Thought or progressive Christian denominations. I've even taught small group classes in people's homes! I also facilitate workshops and book studies on a range of topics that encourage personal transformation through practical application of spiritual strategies.
As part of my interfaith ministry, I own a company that makes laser engraved, hand crafted products that uplift, unite and inspire. I write for the Spirit on the Spot Blog on the same website.
Affiliations: Primarily Christian, New Thought, Interfaith
Education: American Institute of Holistic Theology - M.A. Holistic Theology, Ordained Interfaith Minister 2015
Sierra Nevada College - Elementary Education Licensure 2009
University of Nevada - B.A. Political Science 1995
Certifications: Center for Spiritual Living Courses:
Foundations, Self Mastery, Living As Love
Memberships: World AWAKE
Business Location: Rome, Georgia 30165, United States
Business Phone: (775) 376-0678
Rev. Sheena Metal
Services Offered: Spiritual Advisor
Services Provided To: All
Groups Provided To: All
Education: Cal State University Long Beach - English Major
American Trinity University - Deacon
Certifications: American Trinity University - Ordination
Founders Metropolitan Community Church - Staff Pastor
Memberships: The Lavender Effect - BOD
The Harvey Milk Foundation - BOD
Founders Metropolitan Community Church - Ministerial Team
Artemis Women In Action Film Festival - BOD
Ensemble Studio Theatre LA - BOD
Moreno Valley Cultural Arts Foundation - BOD
15021 Ventura Blvd., Suite #843
Sherman Oaks, California 91403, United States
Cell Phone: (818) 437-0886
Personal Site: http://www.sheenametalspiritual.com/
Christine Moses, MS
Bio: Founder of Featherheart Holistic Paths, provides counseling and guidance for personal and spiritual growth as well as the facilitation of women's groups for integration of mind, body and spirit. Blending traditional psychology, intuitive tools, Native American spirituality and universal spiritual beliefs, her seventeen years of experience in women's circles offers an expanded level of understanding and compassion for yourself and others. As a long time student and apprentice of cross-cultural traditions and nature based spirituality, her offerings include many healing traditions, women's circles, women's circle leadership training, retreats and ceremonies. She is the author of "The Wisdom of Circles: Gathering Women for Conscious Community."
Her multi-cultural studies include a three year apprenticeship with Cherokee medicine teacher Grandmother Pathweaver, participation and training in Women's Circles integrating South American indigenous ceremonies and western psychology, and a three year intensive training and certification in Leadership As Service. Chris holds a master degree in Holistic Ministries, and is an Ordained Interfaith-Interspiritual Minister, Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner and Certified Retreat Leader.
Education: American Institute of Holistic Theology
Master degree in Holistic Ministries
Certifications: Certified Retreat Leader
Certification in Leadership As Service
7023 Dada Dr.
Gurnee, Illinois 60031, United States
Business Phone: (847) 525-2600
Rev. Jon Mundy, Ph.D.
Services Offered: Counseling and in-person Classes and Workshops on:
A Course in Miracles
What is Mysticism?
The History of Mysticism.
Services Provided To: Anyone.
Groups Provided To: Mostly Unity Churches
Centers for Spiritual Living
General Public -- mostly on-line
Bio: Dr. Jon Mundy is an author, lecturer, the publisher of Miracles magazine and Director of the Miracles Studies Program for All Faiths Seminary in New York City. He taught courses in Philosophy and Religion from 1967 to 2008 at the New School University and the State University of New York specializing in The History of Mysticism.
The author of 10 books, his newest book is "A Course in Mysticism and Miracles". His previous book, "Living A Course in Miracles" has become a perennial best-seller and now exists in 8 languages. He has also produced 149 YouTube presentations on A Course in Miracles.
Jon met Dr. Helen Schucman, the scribe of A Course in Miracles in 1973.
Helen introduced Jon to the Course and served as his counselor till she became ill in 1980.
He also appears on occasion as Dr. Baba Jon Mundane, a standup philosopher comedian.
Affiliations: Interfaith, A Course in Miracles, Nondual
Education: Th.M. - Southern California School of Theology, 1967
Ph.D. - Commonwealth Open University, 2003
P.O. Box 1000
Washingtonville, NY 10992, USA
Business Phone: (845) 496-9089
Cell Phone: (845) 527-8693
Personal Site: https://www.drjonmundy.com
Rev. Harvey Lewis Newman
Services Offered: Counseling
Services Provided To: Community at Fountainview
Groups Provided To: Facing Our Challenges Gracefully
Bio: Born November 25,1942 in Washington Heights,New York City
Began singing professionally in Jewish choir in 1948
Moved to Douglaston, Queens in 1952
Performed in "Brigadoon" in Junior High School production
Performed at Carnegie Hall with All-City High School Chorus in 1959 and 1960
Graduated from Queens College in 1972 with B.S. in Elementary Education
Taught as Special Education teacher at Beaumont School in Liberty, NY
Completed Leadership Training with the Humanist Foundation, division of the Church of Humanism 1975
In February 1977 I had a transformational experience which put me on the path of communion with God
In 1977 became a "Wand'ring Minstrel", performing songs in Central Park and all around the City
May 20, 1977 I met Candy, the woman I married in 1981, and with whom I still share my heart and soul
In 1981 began working for Market Facts, Inc. as a market research analyst
1984 I entered The New Seminary
and ordained the following year
1985 became president of A.I.M.
2004 retired and became first Chairperson of A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy
2005 founded Circle of Life-Mastery, Inc., a 501(c)(3) dedicated to expanding consciousness and self-actualization.
Education: B.S. in Elementary Education
Leadership Training in Theocentric Humanism
Interfaith Minister Ordination
Certifications: President Emeritus of A.I.M. Association of Interfaith Ministers
Chairperson Emeritus of A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy
(now World Awake)
Founder and facilitator of Circle of Life-Mastery,Inc.
World AWAKE Involvement: As Chairperson Emeritus I make myself available for consultation
115 Executive Center Dr, Apt 600
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401, United States
Business Phone: (646) 468-1750
Cell Phone: (646) 468-1750
Pastor Ronn Oren
Services Offered: Leadership Training
Services Provided To: Danville Christian Church
Leaders, Mentors, Clergy,
Church groups, Spiritual Care Providers.
Bio: I was reared in Farmland, Indiana. Really, the town is named "Farmland." Yes, there are buildings in Farmland and no, there aren't any stoplights. I was raised on a small family farm, and I had plans to have a career in agriculture. God had other plans! The Lord called me into professional ministry on the day I graduated from High School. I moved to Haviland, Kansas and attended Barclay College. At Barclay College, I met and married Yvette Sorensen. After graduating from Barclay, we moved back to Indiana and I attended Wesley Seminary until I graduated in 2001.
After serving as a pastor for eight years and a denominational superintendent for four years, I was hired as the Executive Director of Christian Service International. Christian Service International is a short-term sending mission agency that partners with 400 churches across the US to send short term mission teams to several countries to share the gospel through service projects.
Since 2012 I have served as a pastor with the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ and currently reside in Danville, Indiana. I often lead a leadership workship called, "Next 2 Steps," which helps people discern the direction in life and/or ministry.
The best days of my life are when I spend time with my family. Yvette and I have three children, Tristan, Tiffany, and Tegan. I also enjoy reading, hiking and teaching.
My spiritual gifts include teaching, shepherding, and apostleship. My favorite way to "recharge" my batteries is to take a spiritual retreat day at a park or retreat center to break away from the normal routine of life.
Psalm 27 - "The Lord is my light and my Salvation, whom shall I fear?"
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Imitation of Christ
The Gray Man Series
Black Raspberry Pie and Black Raspberry Cheesecake.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Barclay College, Haviland KS
Pastoral Ministry, Bible Theology (Double Major)
Master of Ministry, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University
Leadership, Bible Theology
Certifications: Ordained Minister with Standing with the Disciples of Christ - Current
Healthy Boundaries Training I & II - Current
Anti-Racism and Reconciliation Training - Current
Business Location: United States
Business Phone: (765) 577-1407
Cell Phone: (765) 577-1407
Rita Theresa Owen
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Spiritual Life Coaching
Angel Card Reading
Chios Energy Healing
Angel Writing Classes
Re-Writing Your Past Classes
Services Provided To: I work with anyone who is looking to change their current circumstances.
Bio: Rita Owen is a Spiritual Coach and Angel Reader. Her passion has always been to help people get out of their own way. She is a firm believer that no matter what you have been through you can live an extraordinary life. Rita can channel messages from the Angels. Her spiritual gifts have allowed her to communicate with the other side to deliver messages to her clients. Rita is an Empath who uses all four of her spiritual senses to help you live powerfully.
She is a Reiki Master, Chios Practitioner, a Certified Spiritual Master Life Coach and Law of Attraction Practitioner. Rita uses her own life experiences to help people see a different perspective in their own lives.
Education: Landmark Education
Certifications: Certified Spiritual Master Life Coach
Certified Law of Attraction Advanced Practitioner
Certified Chios Healing Practitioner
90 Tweed Rd., Apt. B
Fox Lake, Illinois 60020, United States
Business Phone: (815) 814-2476
Cell Phone: (815) 814-2476
Rev. Judi Painter
Board Director of Resources
Services Offered: Good Will Ambassador, Volunteer-Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, Allentown, PA.
Officiate at Memorial Services/Funerals and Weddings
St. Luke's University Health Network, Adult Day Center Volunteer
Pack 50 Minis Trail Cub Scout Spiritual Advisor/Chair
Lay Eucharistic Minister
Services Provided To: Community Care Centers
Art Therapy Workshop Attendees
Bio: Community Ministries, Phillipsburg NJ-Present
Community Chaplain/Minister/Spiritual Director
- Per diem Chaplain-Country Meadows Forks Retirement Community
- Per diem Hospital/Hospice Chaplain (2 ACPE credits)
- Creator/Coordinator of EveryDay Art for Giving, a freelance spiritual art mindfulness workshop
- No One Dies Alone (NODA) Coordinator
- Living Will Advocate/Trainer
- Community Care Center Chaplain
Education: One Spirit Learning Alliance Ordained Interfaith Minister, NY, NY.
Neurolinguistics Programming Certification-Richard Bandler
Herbert Benson Mind-Body Training "Death and Dying"
Institute of Heart Math Certification
Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, Student
Certified Police Chaplain, Phillipsburg NJ
Certifications: Ordained Interfaith Minister
Six Sigma Black Belt
Certified Police Chaplain
No One Dies Alone Certified Trainer
Memberships: Catholic Franciscan Third Order Secular Postulant
Spiritual Directors International, Individual member
A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy (AWAIC), Individual member
339 Liberty Road
Stewartsville, New Jersey 08886, United States
Business Phone: (610) 241-4532
Rev. Kathleen Theresa Regan
Bio: Currently Dean of All Faiths Seminary International since 2008
President and co-founder of West End Arts Visual Artists Guild, Inc.
Interfaith Minister since 2001
Lifetime student of Ayurveda, health and nutrition
Author of "The Food Adventure Book"
Affiliations: Sivananda Ashram, Woodbourne, N.Y.
Ananda Ashram, Monroe, N.Y.
Yoga Research Society, Miami FL
Education: Ph.D. Divinity Commonwealth Open University and All Faiths Seminary International
Masters of Divinity - Commonwealth Open University and All Faiths Seminary International
Masters of Art - Adelphi University
M.A. Secondary Education
BA Fine Arts/Psychology
Certifications: New York State Dept. of Education - Perm. Certification K-12th grade Art 1984
Yoga Instruction Sivananda Ashram, Val Morin, Quebec 1999
Kundalini Yoga Instruction, Manhattan, NY 2002
Certified Zentangle Teacher - Providence, R.I. 2014
Memberships: West End Arts Visual Artists Guild, Inc.
Long Beach Art Association
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, N. Miami, FL
Business Location: Long Beach, New York 11561, USA
Rev. Linda M. Rhinehart Neas, M. Ed.
Board Director of Inspiration
Services Offered: Milestone Rituals and blessings (weddings, funerals, baby blessings, etc.), guest speaker/lecturer on interfaith/interspirituality, pulpit supply
Groups Provided To: All people
Bio: Rev. Linda M. Rhinehart Neas lives in Western Massachusetts. She teaches English to immigrants and refugees, as well as poetry and writing. She has several books of poetry as well as articles and blog posts on various aspects of religion, spirituality and life. Recently, her post-graduate studies have included, World Religions through Their Scriptures, and Religion, Conflict and Peace, both given by Harvard Divinity School. Rev. Neas is also a Reiki Master/Teacher, as well as a certified Wisdom Teacher. She maintains a ministry "without walls" online at: https://www.facebook.com/revlindaneas/.
Affiliations: World AWAKE, Inc.
Interfaith Ministers of New England
Franklin County Interfaith Council
Education: The New Seminary
Continuing Education with Harvard Divinity School through EDx
World AWAKE Involvement: Leadership Council 2016
Conference Presenter 2016, 2017
Newsletter Contributing Writer
Awakening Spirit Blog Writer
Board 2018 to present, Director of Spiritual Inspiration
Business Location: South Deerfield, Massachusetts 01373, United States
Business Phone: (413) 539-0577
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Rossner
Services Offered: Private readings
Classes & Workshops
Spiritual Messages Circles
Services Provided To: Members and public
Bio: The internationally acclaimed Marilyn Zwaig Rossner, EdD, PhD, has shared her magnificent gifts of the Spirit throughout the world. She is known for her uplifting messages from the spiritual world, and her visions of what is significant in life now. She has appeared on television in many nations, including the CBC's Beyond Reason show.
Dr. Marilyn is the co-founder, with Fr. Dr. John Leslie Rossner, of the International Institute of Integral Human Sciences (IIIHS), the founder of the Spiritual Science Fellowship (SSF), the founder of the children's yoga camp program at Sivananda Yoga Retreat in Val-Morin, and the co-founder of the Spiritual Center for Teaching.
She has organized 21 mission trips to South Africa to help abused and abandoned children, and was the recipient of a humanitarian award for community work in 2015. She worked with Mother Teresa and was blessed by Pope John Paul II.
Affiliations: All religions and spiritual orientations
1974 Blvd. de Maisonneuve Ouest
Business Phone: (514) 937-8359
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Services Offered: Coming! Online Sacred Studies School in 2020
Services Provided To: The Tree of Life Interfaith Temple community in Milford, NH, and beyond.
Groups Provided To: I minister to my local Tree of Life Interfaith Temple community and, through my books and blog, to an extended community.
Bio: The Reverend Doctor Stephanie Rutt serves as the Presiding Minister of the Tree of Life Interfaith Temple, a non-denominational church she founded in 2009. She is the director of the Tree of Life School for Sacred Living and creator of the Tree of Life Interfaith Seminary, a two-year program, focused on the integration of prayer, meditation and spiritual practices from the world's major faith traditions. The twenty-six module core curriculum, The Path of Crow: Journey to Your Inner Treasure, invites seminarians on the ultimate treasure hunt to discover their divine purpose and to offer their unique gifts in service to the greater good. An optional third year offers the Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program which trains seminarians, as well as health care professionals, in cultivating pastoral mentoring skills.
Rev. Dr. Rutt earned the Doctor of Ministry degree in 2017 from Andover Newton Theological School (now a part of Yale Divinity School) where she graduated with honors and was inducted into the Jonathan Edwards Society. Her dissertation, "The Call of the Mourning Dove: How Sacred Sound Awakens Mystical Unity," was awarded the Frederick Buechner Prize for Excellence in Writing. In 2005, she graduated from the New Seminary in New York City and was ordained an interfaith minister. In the 1980s and 90s, Rev. Dr. Rutt worked as a mental health counselor and taught for many years on the college level in the behavioral sciences including eight years with the University of New Hampshire. During that time period, she also earned certifications in various yoga and meditation disciplines and in the late 90s opened the Tree of Life Yoga Studio which later became the Tree of Life School for Sacred Living.
Rev. Dr. Rutt is the author of four books: An Ordinary Life Transformed: Lessons for Everyone from the Bhagavad Gita (Hobblebush Books, 2006); The Interfaith Worship Manual: The Resource for Creating Interfaith Worship Services (Tree of Life Publishing, 2012); The Call of the Mourning Dove: How Sacred Sound Awakens Mystical Unity (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2019) Living the Prayer of Jesus: A Study of the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2019); and, Doorway to the Sacred: Transform Your Life with Mantra Prayer (Tree of Life Publishing, 2014). In 2017, her essay, "The Shaykh and the Preacher," was chosen for inclusion in the anthology, Conversations from the Pulpit: Engaging Islam and Countering Anti-Muslim Bias, edited by Celene Ibrahim, Muslim Chaplain at Tufts University and Scholar-in-Residence at Andover Newton Theological School.
In addition to posting on her blog, "Become a Force for Good: Rev. Stephanie's blog," WordPress.com, and publishing Guest Commentaries in local newsprint, she has created numerous sacred studies programs for her community through the Tree of Life School for Sacred Living. Just a sampling of these includes: Rise Up! The Bhagavad Gita: Job Description for a Spiritual Warrior; Living Our Purpose: The Heart of Spiritual Practice; A Study of the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic; A Study of the 23rd Psalm in Hebrew; The Sanskrit Mantra Course; Mantra Prayer: Doorway to the Sacred; The Interior Castle of Saint Teresa; and, the Lovers in the Wilderness series including studies of Walter Russell, the Blessed Mother Mary and Dr. George Washington Carver.
Rev. Dr. Rutt has served her local interfaith council through visioning such programs as the "To Hear How Others Pray" series which invited lay people and faith leaders of different faiths to share personal experiences of prayer as a way of highlighting all peoples' common humanity while respecting religious difference. Today, she is leading interested communities in right action through the "The Interfaith Peace Walk" which offers a visual demonstration of how people from across faith traditions can stand and walk together in unity and solidarity while, simultaneously, forging a common goal for peace.
Rev. Dr. Rutt is a former Board member of World AWAKE and is also a member of the Interfaith Alliance and the North American Interfaith Network (NAIN).
Education: Received the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree from Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, MA., in 2017 where she graduated with honors and was inducted into the Johnathan Edwards Society. Her dissertation, "The Call of the Mourning Dove: How Sacred Sound Awakens Mystical Unity", was awarded the Frederick Buechner Prize for Excellence in Writing. Ordained an Interfaith Minister in 2005 by the New Seminary in New York City.
Certifications: See Education: Studied with numerous faith communities over the years.
Authored 5 books
Memberships: World AWAKE
Interfaith Alliance, NAIN: North American Interfaith Network
Spiritual Directors International
Sacred Dance Guild
Tree of Life Interfaith Temple
263 Union Square, Suite 5
Milford, New Hampshire 03055, United States
Business Phone: (603) 732-8345
Personal Site: https://www.stephanierutt.com
Rt. Rev. David E. Sabotka, Jr.
Services Offered: Interfaith Services, Spiritual Wedding Preparation, Children's and Seniors Ministry, Pastoral care, spiritual counseling, and chaplaincy/ministry work.
Services Provided To: Everyone
Groups Provided To: Local associates and contracted religious and social service groups in the Will/Cook County, IL.
Bio: My initial start into being of service to my community was from my early interest in crisis counseling, behavior modification and domestic violence. I worked in several agencies with children with autism and adults with developmental disabilities. While I was perfecting a future career in therapy; a close friend and Abbot of the Benedictine monastery affiliated to the school I was attending admired my passion for helping people and through many conversations throughout the years, he learned of my initial ministry and family history. He was convinced of my role in ministry of the future, but never wholly shared that with me. Instead, he presented me with both an idea and an opportunity to solve social injustices and therapeutic assistance to a third world country. I found myself contributing to a Medical Missions team to Bolivia for 6 months with an ecclesiastical endorsement from the Diocese of Joliet-Chicago. It was there I learned the impact of bringing love and fellowship of divinity to impoverished lives. It showed me to model the light of authenticity to empower passion and life to those whose lives have lost their purpose, mission and self-value. It was this most powerful experience that enlightened my future path as a minister, clergy and interfaith chaplain.
While figuring out my next moves: I became involved with a secular mission's program, Luxottica's Gift of Sight program, resumed work with applied behavior analysis, and worked as a mental health professional to a supervising neuro-psychiatric physician with people with traumatic brain injury and other neurological disorders.
After meditation and many prayers, I entered an interfaith theology program to emerge and learn about other faiths and spiritual practices. My interest into chaplaincy was facilitated by wanting to minister in ways to people of all faiths; I thought an interfaith study, interfaith advanced degree, and interfaith ordination would assist my journey in wanting to work with clinically ill populations in hospitals and end of life care in hospice and palliative care populations. Today, I find myself in a place of miraculous miracles at work to be a spiritual provider and spiritual counselor in Chaplain positions to earn CPEs and Board Certification soon.
My exploration has brought many progressions to my spiritual growth and development. While serving as Assistant Youth Pastor, the expression of my divinity was moving inwardly to understanding elements of my faith and relationship to G-d from a standpoint that was absent from the paradigm of the church. Along with my family, we all had a sense that there could be an experience that was deeper beyond the teachings of the church. The evolving question was: how our direction connection to G-d strictly depended on a social paradigm of ritual-like guidelines, a "specific" experience that perfectly linked to the bible, and an emphasis of beliefs with a high degree of authority. As my point of view of theology reformed, there was criticism of this element of being lost and losing sight of what was right or good with G-d. There was this implied idea that I was going down a road that resulted in the support of evil ways. It was then that I searched toward new expressions of metaphysics, healing modalities, new thought practices, meditation, and yoga. I attended several Buddhist and Hindu temples for puja services and sesshin programs. At one point I studied Ayurvedic practices for health in addressing issues of the mind-body connection. I also had an employer, neuro-psychiatric physician and naturopathic practitioner who also was a spiritual teacher in eastern arts of practices, modalities, and certain philosophies. She influenced me, and we paired together to attend various practices of holistic healing arts to help people on a spiritual level. These culminations lead me into the later road of interfaith ministry.
My personal devotional time is quite developed and consists of a devoted routine: morning devotionals of sacred texts (Torah; Bible; Upanishads; Bhagavad Gita; Talmud; and Saddharma-Pundarika); mid-day meditations; "moments of crisis meditations"; intercessory prayer at night of my prayer list; midnight chants/mantras; periodical fasting; and observances of favorite major holidays across faith groups.
I feel that G-d has been at work leading and guiding me into one of the most unique paths that I would have never imagined for myself while I was articulating my desires and forming my dreams. Most of my dreams were that I would work in therapeutic practice position. I realized that my calling for ministry was confirmed while I was in Bolivia, so I also felt that my life path would involve intimate pastoral work of some kind. Upon reflection, I do believe G-d was working through every transition of my ministry works (assistant youth pastor; missionary; hospice ministry) and my personal crises (spiritual identity crisis; challenges with lymphoma; educational determinations). I firmly affirm that my life has navigated into a direction where I am developing my interfaith ministry as a Chaplain in areas of hospice care and behavioral health. While writing this autobiography, the message I received in my meditation during the formation of this narrative was: I am the movement of a miraculous master!
As in the Old Testament, King David was a man who sought after the heart of G-d through various trails; similarly, my own challenges and experiences have shaped who I am today. My early childhood extremely connected to multiple experiences with my grandmother, with whom created a spiritual atmosphere for my personal and psychological development. She instilled many spiritual habits that I hold true today. I found this rewarding and enjoyed connecting with the omnipotent experience while I was growing up as a child. My grandmother had a true gift of discernment, and she was able to decipher through the masks of my behaviors and making determinations if they were god centered. It was my father's grandmother, while overall family, who instilled spiritual behaviors and mindsets within me. Today, I am grateful for her many kinds of interventions and spiritual-based parenting. It was my grandmother Lillian in particular, while overall family, who instilled spiritual behaviors and mindsets within me. Today, I am grateful for her many kinds of interventions and spiritual-based parenting.
With that said, my introspection and meditations led me to a higher source of connection, while I was a teenager. As my hunger grew, and my curiosity forged my search for the Realness and Oneness ... this is when I truly found myself. My early ministry, which I would not "technically" call it that at the time, began when my family (initiated by my Grandmother and her own search for G-d) left the Catholic faith and started attending a new church. This church had a heavy message and heavy presence on Christian faith, miracles of healing and works of the Holy Spirit, and prosperity.
While growing up in a multi-faith family; my grandmothers were ideal models in showing me my spiritual and biological heritage. As I sought after the Divine, I also knew a part of my spirit yearned for an Essence that was being hidden from me- my connection to my Judaism roots. Shortly after, my grandmother became ill for several years following my grandfather's passing on my mother's side.
I became very involved as a member of a non-denominational Christian, spirit-filled congregation in the late 1990s. I was involved in every "member" program, which led to becoming a lay minister of several member programs of the church. Then one day during a service, the Senior Pastor was preaching a message about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He was getting off-topic, because I remember the message started much differently, staring in the book of Proverbs. Soon after, the climate and message changed, the Senior Pastor looked at me, out of a crowd of literally thousands of congregants and claimed, "You are a special Messenger of God, I claim that in you." Suddenly, all the attention was on the Senior Pastor and I. My whole future then started to take another more important path. A transition occurred, by a divine appointment, as a member, lay minister, and teen leader into a position as an Assistant Children & Youth Pastor from that point on until I entered college.
While in Bolivia as a missionary almost 6 years later, and later becoming involved with the Gift of Sight (another missions program connected to the job I had while working through school) kept reminding me of "this calling" I had. I found my heart kept chasing toward the Divine and perfecting what my real purpose was in all these related experiences. I did enter Graduate School at the time and soon-after, I had to medically unenroll for a time period to address treatment for cancer. My health crisis, additionally, showed me my value and worth. My diagnosis and my strength to fight was a test to determine my faith of seeking "inward" and trusting in the spiritual connection that I always proclaimed there was in my earlier ministry. Upon contemplation, I knew that another doorway was re-opening for me. I later found the New Seminary for Interfaith Studies, to further my calling as an Interfaith Minister and enter a seminary program in for Interfaith Studies. The core values of interfaith ministry resonated to me as a person who values diversity and sacred activism. My current interests have been to be a chaplain to many and not to the few, regardless of a person's walk of life or faith group.
My current work in hospice and palliative care has led me to understanding my role as a pastoral care provider in addressing the psychospiritual challenges of aging community around us. It has been my work in bereavement and end-of-life care that has allowed me to refine my clinical skills to help assist patients with: guiding someone through the stages of grief, assisting residents with distress, providing helpful coping strategies, facilitation of advanced directives, and motivating patients to seeking self-reflection or life review.
My interfaith approach has informed my foundation in working with people of multiple faiths and addressing all individual psychospiritual crises. This same theology has instilled in my own practice to learn to see things that are beyond appearances and recognizing that there is a greater Essence at work. As people are their own path with its' own lessons; my role is to help validate, not to change or provide judgement. My current ministry has allowed me to channel acceptance and love. There is no understanding needed other than natural empathy from being of self-less service. My perspective of how I help and hold sacred space has evolved from my earlier ministries.
Despite my direct background of behavioral psychology, I am still learning to become a better listener and its' importance in utilizing reflective listening in the hospice setting. I have been careful to not offering general advice, even prayer or healing requests, in order to ensure that they are in the heart space to be open. I have found that an indirect approach of providing the environment for answers to be found. Most patients benefit when there is space to address their decisions; leading a person to find their dignity to enable their own self-growth. I have been able to effectively hold consciousness for patients has becomes my strength and my miracle to others. I have learned that my role as a pastoral care provider is to reflect and reveal to someone their soul's authenticity through the sacred practice of presence. My role in practicing presence is to offer patients the comfort, support, and psychospiritual engagement.
As I approach continued supervision in hospice and palliative care, I have started to see my own uniqueness in clinical settings of hospice. As I begun to look at my own wounded nature and personal experiences of my grandparents passing. My own grieving process for them still has shown me how special my role is and the unremarkable nature of my influence as a chaplain to be an instrument of change. With several successful navigations that provoke my own awareness of my grief, I have found that my personal belief system and personal, "integrative" theology, has been a cathartic contagion for my patients. My interactions and relationships with my patients have deepened. While there is more mastering to do, I have become adept at developing a genuine rapport and establishing therapeutic unconditional reward. My chaplaincy has led me to seeing the pertinence of the following values in my chaplaincy practice: trust, acceptance, respect, encouragement, and healing.
My psychological orientation as a chaplain and pastoral provider is multi-faced and evolved into its own holistic application. I find my practice draws from numerous of theoretical approaches. Although I have a fondness for transformative application of Jungian Psychology, concepts, such as "wholeness" and "consciousness," instructs how I posture myself in clinical interactions. My bereavement work is forged by Wolfelt's concept of reconciliation and the psychospiritual value applicable to the grieving process. As grief never leaves and never stops, reconciliation is a better framework to moving through all the stages of grief. Going through grief is more about the recovery. Each reconciliation stage is something that is more integrative and being able to help someone re-determine meaning and purpose in life. My behavioral edge allows clarity in how to change our current situation and how to pastorally address negative perceptions, unhealthy blindspots, and irrational thoughts that could be contributing to spiritual crisis or other challenges surrounding the patient.
I have a Bachelor of Art in Psychology with a minor in Gender Studies at Benedictine University. I completed an advanced clinical internship in applied behavioral analysis for the completion of this degree. Shortly after, I began my studies in a master's program for Applied Behavior Analysis but could not complete due to an illness. This experience allowed me to deeply reflect on my path and later influenced my decision to pursue religious and theological studies instead. While contemplating my theological direction, I continued my crisis intervention and outreach ministry as well as completed post-graduate studies in Alcohol and Drug Counseling at the Haymarket Center in Chicago, Illinois. In 2017, I started an advanced program of Interfaith Theology at the New Seminary for Interfaith Studies and received a Master of Theology (M.Th.), with a pending dissertation in their Doctorate of Ministry program (D.Min). In March of 2018, I began my studies in Clinical Pastoral Education with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CSPS) earning 2 CPEs and education with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APCE) earning 1 CPE.
I began my initial pastoral work as an Assistant Youth Pastor for Family Harvest Church while I was working as an Apprentice Optician for Luxottica Retail. As my search for sacred truth developed, I searched for a religious framework that was more progressive toward issues of social justice and oppression toward certain, multi-faith communities, as I grew up in a multi-faith household of a Christian Father and a Jewish Mother. I was promoted at Luxottica Retail to Regional Coordinator for their "Gift of Sight" program, an outreach program for underserved communities locally and internationally providing optometric care and evaluation for children, adults, and seniors. My work with outreach programs and my addressing social justice issues led to an approval by Benedictine Abbot Hugh Anderson at my undergraduate college as an ecclesiastically endorsed Missionary to Bolivia. I served as a chaplain, ABA therapist, and missionary to a children's neurological hospital in Sucre, Bolivia providing pastoral care and behavioral drills and modification instructions to support staff at the facility. After my assignment as a Missionary, I worked for several mental health agencies (Will County Crisis Center; Little Friends, and Cornerstone Services) providing ABA services, crisis counseling, and sexual assault prevention advocacy.
Later in my career, I worked as a Mental Health Professional for a Neurological-Chiropractor/Advanced Care Physician specializing in naturopathic neuro-psychiatric health until her retirement. I currently serve as a Hospice Chaplain for Great Lakes Caring Hospice, which provides end-of-life care to patients and families, as well as a Pastoral Provider for the memory unit at associated-contracted facilities. I also serve as a Crisis Care Chaplain for Will County Center for Community Concern addressing issues of crisis (including domestic violence, mental health, sexual assault, and homelessness/poverty) and emergency response cases with local first responders in addition to providing spiritual direction.
Education: M. Th. from The New Seminary
Clinical Pastoral Education from CPSP and APCE.
Certifications: Ordained Minister
Memberships: ICCMIN Local Chapter
World AWAKE Involvement: I intend to be of service in the goals of World AWAKE as well as the education to become better clergy and pastoral care providers to our neighbors, community, congregation, and to our colleagues. I am thankful for my dear friend, Rev. Dr. Marcia Kovner to recommend me as to assist in professional development and my own liked-interests of World AWAKE.
1440 W. Taylor St, # 653
Frankfort, IL 60423, United States
Business Phone: (877) 256-0304
Cell Phone: (773) 717-6236
Rev. Jim Sances
Bio: My personal spirituality draws heavily from Twelve Step Spirituality, A Course in Miracles, and other non-dual spiritual traditions. It is a privilege for me to be of service by facilitating rituals, celebrations, and services, or through spiritual friendship.
Affiliations: Interfaith Minister - open to serving anyone that believes in the importance of Love.
Education: One Spirit Interfaith Seminary
34 Willa Cather Road
Lamy, New Mexico 87540, United States
Business Phone: (847) 533-2864
Rev. Rhonda Lynn Schienle
Board Chair Person
Services Offered: Weddings, Celebration of Life
Services Provided To: Community
Bio: Rev. Rhonda Schienle is the founder of Interfaith Ministry Services, LLC and Spiritual Laws, Theories & Practices Discussion Groups. She is the Board Chair of World AWAKE since November, 2018 and a Board Director since April, 2017.
Reverend Rhonda is an author and publisher of two books, Sister Sage's Astrological Journeys and Sister Sage's Astrological Journey Continues, As Above, So Below.
Education: American Institute of Holistic Theology (Ordained Interfaith Minister) - October 2nd, 2011 and Certificate of Ordination "OUnI" on October 2nd, 2011.
2004 - AIHT: Masters of Science, Holistic Ministries.
2001 - AIHT: Bachelor of Science, Metaphysics).
Rev. Rhonda has a 20+ year medical background as a Medical and Chiropractic Assistance. Cancer Care Ministry Training from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in 2014. She has done talks for Unity of Northwest Indiana as a guest speaker and has presented at conference for AWAIC.
Certifications: Medical & Nursing Assistant, Reiki and Massage Therapist.
World AWAKE - Board Chair
Association of Clinical Pastoral Education - Practitioner
Healthy Congregations Member
Spiritual Care Association Member
World AWAKE Involvement: World AWAKE Board Chair 2018 - Present, Conference Presenter 2016, Leadership Council, World AWAKE Board member 2017 - 2018, Director of Communication and Media
236 Southwind Dr.
Valparaiso, Indiana 46385, United States
Business Phone: (219) 771-1125
Cell Phone: (219) 771-1125
Rev. Feliça A. Selenko, PhD, CGT
Services Offered: Gestalt Therapy
Marriage and Commitment Ceremonies
Services Provided To: All
Groups Provided To: All
Bio: Rev. Felica (Lisa) A. Selenko, Ph.D., is an ordained Interfaith Minister and a certified Gestalt Therapist. She has been in private practice in Dunellen, NJ for 26+ years. Her holistic and humanistic focus supports and assists clients on a journey of self-discovery, heightened awareness, healing, growth, aliveness, and empowerment. She uses an eclectic approach that includes attention to mind, body, and spirit, incorporating various strategies and techniques from her training in Gestalt Therapy, Holistic Ministries, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Breathing Sciences, and Reiki to support individuals on their journey.
Lisa also has a unique skill set and experience from her 25+ years with a dual-career in the field of Human Factors (Human-Computer Interaction Psychology). She worked for AT&T for 21+ years in all areas of Human Factors from practitioner, to technical manager, training delivery and development, standards and governance, and enterprise-wide strategic development. She retired from AT&T in 2005, and continued her Human Factors work as a consultant for Human Factors International until 2008.
Education: AA - Liberal Arts Exploratory
BA - Psychology
MS - Holistic Ministries
PhD - Philosophy in Holistic Ministries
Certifications: Gestalt Therapy
819 First Street
Dunellen, New Jersey 08812, United States
Business Phone: (732) 968-7999
Cell Phone: (908) 419-7899
Dr. Brenda Shoshanna
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Talks,
Weekly Podcasts: Zen Wisdom For Your Everyday Life, www.zenwisdomtoday.com
One Minute Mitzvahs, www.theonetent.com
Time To Care; Caring For Others During A Time of Need; www.bestselfbooks.com
Zen Sittings In An All Faith Context
Services Provided To: All interested in intgegrating Eastern and Western spirituality and psychology and actualizing the practices in their everyday lives.
Groups Provided To: AFSI
Health Care Chaplaincy
Inisfada Zen Community
Teachers of Christianity and Zen
and many more (see website)
Bio: I am a psychologist, author, speaker, long term practitioner and teacher of Zen and Judaism. My work focuses upon integrating the practices and principles of East and West and making them real in our everyday lives. I offer two weekly podcasts,on going audio books and plays dealing with the spiritual issues of our lives. Over the years I have presented over 500 talks and workshops on all aspects of personal and spiritual development and living an authentic life. My latest book is Zen Play (Instructions on Becoming Fully Alive)
Education: Ph.D. Clinical Psychology,
Playwriting, NYU and elsewhere, produced playwright
Zen Student, Practitioner, Speaker over forty years
Jewish Studies, (lifelong)
Certifications: Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
Long Term Zen Student
All Faith Guide, AFSI
Memberships: Inisfada Zen Community
AFSI All Faith Seminary (On staff for many,many years)
444 East 82 Street, 34 E
New York, New York 10028, United States
Business Phone: (212) 288-0028
Cell Phone: (347) 963-1839
Rev. Lisa K. Solomon
Services Offered: Spiritual counseling, grief counseling,
Chaplaincy visits, religious study classes for nursing home residents, children, teens and homeschoolers.
Creative spiritual retreats, crystal bowl sound healing/relaxation sessions, reiki sessions
Services Provided To: People of all faiths no matter race, ethnicity or gender.
Bio: Lisa Solomon has been teaching religion, leading spiritual retreats and volunteering as a chaplain for Hospice and the UU congregation of Frederick since her ordination in 2011. Her newest interest in healing work has been with lovely crystal bowls and chanting. Lisa has been providing family, friends and clients with reiki services since the 1990s.
Education: Ordination, The New Seminary 2011, BS. University of Virginia, Education
Certifications: Reiki master 2000, Qigong instructor 2002, Clinical Pastoral Education level 1 chaplaincy 2012, Sound Immersion 2016
Memberships: AWAIC, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, MD.
5518 Camelot Ct.
Frederick, Maryland 21704, United States
Business Phone: (301) 695-1165
Cell Phone: (301) 788-7720
Reverend Mary Scott Soo, M.D.
Services Offered: Wedding Celebrant
Baby Blessing Ceremonies
A Course in Miracles group facilitator
Invitation to Spiritual Reflection (INSPIRE) facilitator
Services Provided To: All
Groups Provided To: All
Bio: Greetings! My name is Mary Scott Campbell Soo, and I currently live in Durham, North Carolina. I grew up in the countryside near Richmond, Virginia, attending a nearby small Episcopal church. I left for college at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and after applying to medical school in my senior year, one of the last classes I took spring semester was my favorite—"World Religions". I was struck that the true essence of the religions we studied (Taoism, Buddhism and Hinduism) was the same, and really no different from the heart of the Episcopal teachings I grew up with—unconditional love, kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. My opportunity to contemplate spirituality was short lived—I hid my feelings as I entered medical school. I underwent radiology residency training in Pittsburgh, then sub-specialty training in breast imaging at Duke University Medical Center, where I have since been on faculty as a breast imaging radiologist and researcher, working with women in the early detection of breast cancer.
On New Year's Day in 2002, I heard a voice saying, "It's time to give back." At that time, I not only had a busy breast imaging career, but was also raising two beautiful daughters and playing national and international ultimate frisbee tournaments. From that moment, however, my spiritual life, which had been left in the shadows of a busy medical career and other life events, started to emerge, and bloomed into a lifelong desire to remember the Love of God in all people and all things. In 2003, my sister gave me a copy of "A Course in Miracles", which has become my guiding spiritual practice since that time. I also began studying Buddhism and other world religions, embracing the similarities at the heart of them all.
In 2008, I became a hospice volunteer, and in 2009 was ordained as an interfaith minister through All Faith's Seminary International. In 2011, I trained as a chaplain intern at Duke University Hospital; simultaneously, within my breast imaging career, I began studying the spiritual needs of women during breast biopsy procedures, including the benefits of lovingkindness meditation in that setting. During this time, I also hosted and facilitated an "INSPIRE" (invitation to spiritual reflection) support group for over 10 years, and along with my fiancé Adrian have built a chapel (the Gratitude Chapel) at our new home "Love's Way". There, we have facilitated a bi-weekly "A Course in Miracles" group since 2017, among other mediation groups and interfaith spiritual retreats.
As an interfaith minister, I have also performed spiritual, humanist and religious weddings since 2012. Helping to develop completely personalized ceremonies and guide couples through the intimate and sometimes vulnerable moments leading to their wedding day results in life-long friendships and connection; being present in the precious moments celebrating the love and connection between the bride and groom during the ceremonies is always a complete delight!
I have also had a life-long passion for creating art, and in the past 20 years have focused on the preciousness of people and relationships in our lives. More recently I have produced more spiritually inspired works that I hope to share.
My friends refer to me as Mary Scott or Scotty. I look forward to meeting you!
Education: Duke University Chaplain Intern, 2011
All Faiths Seminary International, Ordained Interfaith Minister 2009
Duke University Department of Radiology, Breast Imaging Fellowship 1993
Duke University Department of Radiology, Pediatric Imaging Fellowship, 1992
Duke University Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology Fellowship, 1991-1992
Allegheny General Hospital, Department of Radiology, Radiology resident 1987-1991
Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Medical Doctor 1983-1987
Wake Forest University, BA in Biology, 1979-1983
Certifications: Angel Intuition and Healing Certification Training, 2020
All Faiths Seminary Wedding Intensive with Rev Susanna Stefanachi Macomb, 2020
Duke University Chaplain Intern, 2011
All Faiths Seminary International, Ordained Interfaith Minister 2009
Hospice Volunteer, Duke University Medical Center, 2008
Memberships: Society of Breast Imaging
Radiological Society of North America
American College of Radiology
World AWAKE Involvement: With gratitude to Rev. Susanna Macomb for her invitation and inspiration, I hope that my participation in World AWAKE can help me bring the light of interfaith connection to the Triangle area in North Carolina. The World AWAKE statement "Building bridges to a peaceful world community" encompasses what I hope my budding ministry at Love's Way can offer this community. Through our "tea on the patio" program, we hope to offer personal time for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. For others, we invite one-on-one or small groups to "Become INSPIRED" (invitation to spiritual reflection and dialogue). Small group silent retreats and interfaith gatherings will be offered in our chapel, along with intimate weddings and other ceremonies. In addition, through spiritually-inspired art work, I hope to share loving-kindness, hope and compassion to those in need.
4519 Murphy School Road
Durham, NC 27705, United States
Business Phone: (919) 880-5689
Cell Phone: (919) 880-5689
Rev. Dr. James W. Strickland, PhD
Services Offered: Pastoral counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy
Sexual orientation counseling
Services Provided To: Couples regardless of sexual orientation
Groups Provided To: Etoh clients
Sexually abused clients
Bio: Born in Opelika Alabama. Spent 22 years in the United States Airforce. Professional motivational speaker. Interfaith Minister.Married to Janyce Johnson Strickland for 58 years.
Education: PhD. Holistic Ministry AIHT
MSW. Clinical Social Work
MA Counseling Services
Community College of the Air Force
Certifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
State of Georgia
Memberships: National Association of Social Workers
Chairman Dublin Georgia Housing Authority
2487 Claxton Dairy Rd.
Dublin, Georgia 31021, United States
Business Phone: (478) 410-6108
Cell Phone: (478) 410-6108
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Reiki Certifications
Various Energy work modalities
Astrology & Numerology Reports
Training for Empaths
Subscription to Coven
Services Provided To: Anyone
Bio: Crystal Taylor is a Certified Spiritual Counselor, Reiki Master, Shamanic Witch, and Priestess of Coven 88. Crystal specializes in spirit alchemy- transmuting lower vibrations to love. She is a Draconian Starseed who works with other realms to aid the ascension process on Earth. Many Draconian souls are incarnated on Earth to learn lessons related to shadow work, how to keep this balanced, and truly align with their inner power for the good of others. Crystal, through Coven 88, offers different services to help one align to their own soul, begin their own ascension process, and fulfill their life path.
Education: Life Coach Certification program
Some college, psychology & business management
Certifications: Ordained Priestess
Certified Life Coach
Certified Intuitive & Spiritial Counselor
Memberships: Coven 88 Priestess
PO Box 1754
North Conway, New Hampshire 03860-1754, United States
Business Phone: (678) 897-3402
Cell Phone: (678) 897-3402
Services Offered: Interfaith events and satsangs
Services Provided To: Public
Bio: Shri. Dileepkumar Thankappan, internationally known as "Avadhuta H.H. Jagat Guru Dileepji Maharaj" (Spiritual Name) and otherwise known as "Guruji" is a world-renowned Yogi and Interfaith Minister from Tripunithura erstwhile, the capital of Cochin kingdom in Kerala, India. His Interfaith family is ancient and well respected for its Vedic knowledge of Yoga, Vedanta, Universal Spirituality, Kalaripayattu (origin of martial arts), Ayurveda & other natural self-healing systems, Sanskrit, Literature, Art, Social & Cultural activities and Interfaith teachings for Peace and Harmony.
Guruji's mother Devaki Kanakamma was his first guru and spiritual teacher, and she trained him in yoga from early childhood with the help of his father Dr. Thomas Thankappan. His mother was from a Hindu family (Kavil family) and father was from a Christian family (Nadayil Family). From his school years, Guruji was active in Yoga, sports, games, martial arts, dance, music, singing, acting, drawing, painting, climbing, trekking, alternative medicines, gardening, organic farming, interfaith spiritual discussion groups, and other selfless community services.
Guruji's parents send him to different masters in order to learn different advanced yogic techniques and other art forms. As a sport and art lover, he has represented his schools, colleges, and university nationally. He received numerous certificates, medals, and awards including the first prize for the cultural program from the national level Annual Leadership Course and Rock Climbing camp which was organized by National Cadet Corps (NCC- an organization within Indian Military). Guruji was a member of NCC for 7 years and held different positions as Cadet, Corporal, Sergeant, Sergeant Major, and Senior Under Officer and received A, B & C certificates.
Guruji was a spiritual traveler from his young age, In his yogic life journeys, he met and learned from self-realized Himalayan masters, saints, honored yogis, Sidhas from South India, artists and alternative medical doctors. Having experienced a yogic lifestyle for over 45 years, Guruji lived in Himalayan caves, ashrams, and palaces as well as living under Gurukula (guru-sishya-sampradaya), and modern educational systems. He is a scholar in modern and ancient techniques of yoga, meditation, and other yogic healing techniques. Guruji received numerous spiritual & religious honorary titles from different spiritual masters & organizations. In 1989 on the day of Guru Purnima, he ordained as a "Guru" (Spiritual Master) by Avadhuta His Holiness Sadguru Paul Muni Bharath and send Guruji to different masters and spiritual centers in order to promote Universal Spirituality.
He had the great privilege to interact with international spiritual grandmasters, religious and community leaders such as Avadhuta H. H. Jagatguru Shri. Prabhakara Siddha Yogi, Avadhuta Siddha Yogi Poonthura Shree Thakkalaswamikal, Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yeti, Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Mother Teresa, Swami Chinmayananda, Bishop H.G Mor Geevarghese Polycarpus, Rabbi Joseph Gelberman, Swami Mridananda, Swami Chaitanyananda, Yogiraj Rajan Menon (lived over 100 years), Swami Vishnudevananda, Swami Satchidananda, Swami Chidananda, Sathya Sai Baba, Yogini Indira Devi, Yogacharya Shri. Krishnamacharya, and in addition to Yogiraj Jagatguru His Holiness Swami Bua Ji Maharaj (lived over 120 years) whom Guruji lived with and took care of his last years in New York City and received countless blessings.
On June 23rd, 2007, at the "World Peace Festival / World Yoga Festival" which was held at the Consulate General of India, New York, Yogiraj Jagatguru His Holiness Swami Bua Ji Maharaj announced that "Guru Dileepji is a great spiritual master for the World" and that his yoga, interfaith & culture of peace activities are helping the global community. On July 29, 2007 (Guru Purnima Day), His Holiness Swami Bua ordinated Guruji as his successor with the title "Jagatguru" (Universal Master) from his traditional and spiritual lineage. Guruji is the only person took "Sanyasa Diksha" (monkhood) from Yogiraj Jagatguru His Holiness Swami Bua Ji Maharaj.
In 1979, Guruji starts teaching yoga to his sports team members and friends in his native place Tripunithura. In 1988, as a freelance yoga master, Guruji established the "International Gurukulam" spiritual movement in India. Guruji was the founder and director of "International Gurukulam, LLC. DBA / Yogabhavan in New York City. He was a manager of the Crag Management LLC. DBA / Extra Vertical Climbing center "The Tallest Rock Climbing Wall in New York City" on 62nd Street on Broadway and trained numerous people in rock climbing and conducted numerous rock climbing competitions for the Big Apple community. Through the rock climbing training center, Guruji served numerous children from Public Schools, members of JCC, New York Cares, cadets of Scouts, Hollywood Artists, FD & NYPD Officers, pioneers who climbed Mount Everest, journalists from major media and tourists.
Guruji is involved with numerous NGOs around the world and a mentor for many people. He was the International Ambassador for International Yoga Federation and World Yoga Council from 2004 to 2010. He is the US representative to the Universal Parliament of Religions, in Argentina, Honorary Advisor of the "World Yoga Foundation", Advisor of Global yoga Alliance in India, and a Trustee of the "All Faiths Seminary International". Guruji is an active yogi in social media and serving people globally. He was an NGO representative to the ECOSOC, United Nations in 2015 and 2016. Currently, he is the Secretary of the Committee of Religious NGOs, Vice President of the UNSRC - Salus Wellness Network at the United Nations HQ and NGO Representative to the United Nations Department of Global Communications in New York. He often performs mantras & prayers at the Borough halls & constantly interacting with international politicians, artists, Rabbis, Swamis, Gurus, Bishops, Imams, Monks, diplomats including high officials from the United Nations.
Guruji was the founder and president of "World Yoga Community Inc." and "International Gurukula Community, Inc." (not-for-profit-organizations). He is one of the yogis who started the "International Day of Yoga" movement for the global community. Since 1999, he has been traveling around the world and promoting Universal Spirituality, Yoga, Ayurveda, Natural Self Healing Techniques, Interfaith Harmony & Peace, Vedic Teachings of India, Human Values & Rights, Global Citizenship, Total Literacy, Gender Equality, Non-violence, Healthy Living, Environmental Protection, Climate Change, Oneness Wisdom Fellowship, Spiritual Fine Arts and Sports, Global Social, Cultural & Economic Development, Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development and Eradication of Poverty.
Guruji is an honorable guest speaker at numerous international conferences, events, festivals and he was judges in many international yoga asana competitions. He is a recipient of several peace awards and titles for his yogic services to humanity. He is considered to be a new age celebrity yogi and humanitarian having multifaceted talents and a wide range of friends from homeless people he serves to diplomats. He often gives discourses and is interviewed by media around the world. Currently, Guruji is conducting social, cultural, and yogic lifestyle-related classes, events, workshops, meetings, and festivals in New York City. His mission is to cultivate global peace and harmony through yogic life teachings.
His vision is to fulfill the ancient Vedic wisdom of great masters from India and create a global family "Vasudaivakudumbakam". He follows the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi "Simple Living and High Thinking", the teachings of Swami Sivananda Saraswati "Love All, Serve All", and the teachings of Mother Teresa "A Smile Can Change The World".
Education: Interfaith Minister
206 East 31st Street, #13A
New York, New York 10016, United States
Business Phone: (917) 300-4004
Personal Site: http://www.dileepkumarthankappan.com/
Rev. Giosafat Tusa
Services Offered: Counseling/Psychoanalysis, non-dogmatic funerals, weddings and other Spiritual concerns
Services Provided To: Those in need of support and or counseling/therapy, Funerals, weddings. Spiritual concerns dealing with ethical, moral and familial concerns. My goal is to be supportive in a confidential, caring and compassionate manner.
Groups Provided To: All who need
Bio: I was born in Sicily and have spent over 30 years teaching. For the last 20 years I have studied and worked in a nonprofit as a Psychoanalyst and presently have a small practice based on a sliding scale fee. I find people to be a gift and believe that we should share compassion and kindness with each other.
Education: BSW, MA, Certified/Licensed Psychoanalyst
Certifications: Wedding efficient, Psychoanalyst, Education
Memberships: NAAP (National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis) UFT, Interfaith New Light Temple, Franciscan Circle
Business Location: United States
Business Phone: (347) 249-0378
Cell Phone: (347) 249-0378
Rev. Judy Vaughan-Sterling, M.Th
Services Offered: Individual and group spiritual guidance
Ritual planning and officiating
Workshops are in development.
Services Provided To: Anyone in need of guidance is welcome to contact me. I also specialize in guiding both the spiritually fluid (those with interfaith beliefs and practices) and those who have become disenchanted with, or have been hurt by, the institutional church. Guidance is available in person, as well as by telephone, email, or Skype.
Bio: Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, I now reside with my husband in southern New Jersey. While I prepared to retire after a long career as a law librarian, I was called to attend Shalem's Spiritual Guidance Program, and then to ordination as an Interfaith Minister. Spiritually fluid myself, I attend an Episcopal Church, while being strongly drawn to Buddhism and Wicca.
Education: The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies: Ordination and Master of Theology, 2016.
Thesis title: "Afterlife: Honoring the Dead in Three Religious Systems." Examined rituals in African, Christian, and Wiccan religious traditions.
Certifications: Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, "Spiritual Guidance Program": Certificate of Completion, 2011.
Memberships: World AWAKE
World AWAKE Involvement: At the 2017 annual meeting, I was co-leader of a workshop on the use of haiku poetry in religious services.
44 Birchall Drive
Haddonfield, New Jersey 08033, United States
Business Phone: (609) 707-5005
Rev. Carol Wetherill, LMT, MTP, CCP
Services Offered: Spiritual Counseling
Services Provided To: All
Bio: MA in Transpersonal psychology, Interfaith Minister, Licensed Massage Therapist in state of MD, Certificate in Spiritual counseling, Certified Process Acupressure practitioner and Instructor. Following a basic belief that All beings are of Spirit and life is a journey of experiences, growth, integration, healing and moving toward Oneness; services are offered to enhance the possibilities of self awareness, growth, healing, exploration of potential, celebration of life's journey, and connection to Self, other and Oneness; essentially connecting and expressing Spirit in one's own way. Services offered include: Mind-Body-Spirit wellness therapies, Spiritual counseling/mentoring, seminars on wellness, spirituality, and stress release, officiant for weddings and commitment ceremonies, baby blessings, funerals, memorials, and other life milestones, personal ritual, meditation creation, coaching and more.
Education: The New Seminary
MA in Transpersonal psychology
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certifications: Certificate in Spiritual counseling
Certified Process Acupressure practitioner and Instructor
World AWAKE Involvement: Leadership Council
Business Location: Columbia, Maryland 21045, United States
Business Phone: (301) 980-6725
Rev. Kris White
Services Offered: Weddings/Funerals
Memberships: AWAIC, AIHT
378 South Main St.
Haverhill, Massachusetts 01835, United States
Business Phone: (978) 372-5300
Rev. Lori H. Whittemore
Services Offered: Director and Supervisor for Community Basedd CPE/T
Disaster Response Chaplaincy
Weddings and Funerals
Services Provided To: Chaplaincy/Ministry Students
Chaplains and Ministers
American Red Cross
Bio: Rev. Lori Whittemore is the founder, director and clinical supervisor for Clinical Pastoral Training Center of Southern Maine. Ordained by the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine in 2014, Lori received her Masters in Divinity in 2010 from Bangor Theological Seminary and her Bachelors of Art in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, from the George Washington University in 1990. Lori was certified as a clinical chaplain and pastoral counselor by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) in 2016 after and while serving as a chaplain at Hospice of Southern Maine, American Red Cross, Maine Responds, and as an on-call chaplain at Maine Medical Center. She is currently a Diplomate Supervisor for CPSP and supervises clinical pastoral trainees.
Ordination through Chaplaincy Institute of Maine
Certifications: Board Certified Clinical Chaplain
Diplomate Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education/Training
Memberships: College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy
Interfaith Ministers of New England
Chaplaincy Institute of Maine Alumni Association
Abbey of Hope Interfaith Cooperation Circle
6 Ocean View Circle
Saco, Maine 04072, United States
Business Phone: (207) 699-8991
Cell Phone: (207) 699-8991
Rev. Barbara Joan Wright
Services Offered: Weddings, interfaith and all sexes
Services Provided To: Counseling, spiritual and will marry all those who wish legally, giving almost 56 years in a relationship of marriage
Bio: An interfaith minister serving all faiths and respecting each choice. my husband and I have traveled many parts of the world participating in ancient and modern rituals, where we learned many aspects to many religions etc.,my marriage ceremony is unique as we have been married over 54 years and we practice what I preach and teach.
For 23 years in the law field para legal etc., and for the last 50 years I have taught positive thought process, this has been done with and without groups. Licensed massage therapist for over 30 years.
Old age, New age... I love what I do.
For over 45 years, I have lectured on positive thoughts, meditation and life. I have been published in many newsletters and actively ran groups Silva Mind Method, etc.
Education: The New Seminary
College, 2 years plus of learning of many spiritual and religious studies.
Certifications: New Seminary, New York City licensed Minister
Memberships: New Seminary and World AWAKE
World AWAKE Involvement: Member since inception.
15 Arcadia Drive
Dix Hills, New York 11746, United States
Business Phone: (631) 586-0341
Rev. Nancy J. Wurlitzer
Services Offered: Romantic Ceremonies, Weddings - Baby Blessings & Christenings - Funerals, Renewal of Vows and Elopement Ceremonies
Services Provided To: Interspiritual - Inter Faith - Nondenominational
Bio: Reverend Nancy J. Wurlitzer graduated and was ordained at Saint John The Devine Cathedral in New York City from The New Seminary as an Interfaith Minister in 2004 through the Interfaith Temple.
Reverend Nancy is well known and highly recommended for her specialized ceremonies that are Personalized, Customized and Romantic. She is well known for her Weddings, Commitment Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Baby Blessings, Funeral & Memorial services and other special recognition ceremonies.
Reverend Nancy is also a licensed Educator and speaker on Image Management for personal & professional results. As a Licensed Cosmetologist and licensed Instructor, she has a professional background in training & development, health and wellness, marriage counseling, clinical pastoral education and training, spiritual counseling, gerontology and spirituality, health and wellness. Rev. Nancy is also a Professional Meeting and Event planner with over 20 years experience coordinating weddings and events of all sizes all over the USA.
Reverend Nancy lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, is an active A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy Board Member and is the Meeting and Event Planner for A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy.
Education: The New Seminary
Certifications: Licensed Educator and speaker on Image Management for personal & professional results
Licensed Cosmetologist and licensed Instructor
12 Alexander Drive
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts 02675, United States
Business Phone: (508) 776-1156