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: Energy Clearings, House Blessings, Blessing Ceremonies, Reiki, Pet memorial Services, etc.
Services Provided To: All groups
Bio: Bachelor Degree in Holistic Health from American Institute of Holistic Theology Masters Degree in Holistic Health from American Institute of Holistic Theology Ordained Minister from American Institute of Holistic Theology Reiki Master/Teacher
Affiliations: Interfaith Minister, however, I follow a more spiritual path rather than belonging to a specific religious group
Education: American Institute of Holistic Theology
Bachelor Degree in Holistic Health
Masters Degree in Holistic Health
World AWAKE Involvement: Board Secretary, Newsletter Contributor 2016
Business Location: California, USA
Cell Phone: (661) 212-8022
Rev. Theresa Karen Baudier
Services Offered: Weddings, memorials, workshops. Specializing in A Course in Miracles
Services Provided To: General Public
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: 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. Bonnie J. Berger
Services Offered: Wedding Officiant; Life-Cycle Ceremonies; Spiritual Coaching; Pet-Loss Support.
Bio: I have been on a spiritual path all of my life. Recognizing and believing in the innate worth and sacredness that exists within each of us, my initial efforts were directed towards the raising up of battered women and all women. While working as a staff member at a national women's organization, I began to "connect the dots" between all of the civil rights movements. For the next 20 years I devoted myself to building bridges of understanding and acceptance between diverse communities. My consulting firm reached thousands of people and helped scores of organizations address some of their most challenging diversity issues.
In addition to my business, I was very committed to securing equal rights in my community. I served as co-chair for the Free State Justice Campaign, which was the predecessor organization to Equality Maryland. Humbly, in March 2001, I was one of twenty county residents honored by being inducted into the Montgomery County Human Rights Hall of Fame.
Accepted as a student at the Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development, I began studying under founder and director Iyanla Vanzant in 2003. Following this two year odyssey and time of personal growth and discovery, I was called to attend The New Seminary in New York City as an accelerated student, culminating with my June 2006 ordination as an Interfaith Minister.
As a Wedding Officiant and Interfaith Minister I continue to "connect the dots" between all people of faith (or those who choose not to have a faith path), one person at a time, with patience, openness, and true caring. I maintain a vision of love, purpose, and compassion.
4107 Peeler Creek Lane
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516, USA
Business Phone: (919) 869-7425
Rev. Gudjon Bergmann
Services Offered: Free lectures, dialogue facilitation, experiential events, meditation programs and more.
Services Provided To: Groups and organizations of all shapes and sizes.
Bio: As the founder of Harmony Interfaith Initiative, Interfaith Minister Gudjon Bergmann has combined his lifelong passion for religion and spirituality with his deep interest in human psychology and two decades of experience as a professional speaker. He has authored more than twenty books and is a columnist at Patheos.com.
Kyle, TX 78640, USA
Business Phone: (512) 241-9638
Cell Phone: (512) 241-9638
Rev. Susan Elizabeth Bischak
Services Offered: Mediumship. Thermography. Energetic, spiritually guided healing (I have a number of "tools" to draw on to tailor a session for the individual's needs). Past-Life Regressions. Only mediumship is done by phone.
Services Provided To: I consider myself a facilitator, co-operating with individuals or groups to heal through mediumship messages, past life regressions, energy work on their bodies and workshops. I create an opportunity and safe environment for people to let go of what no longer serves them when they are ready for personal change and transformation.
Bio: Once college was over and I was married, my focus became all I could learn about the unseen and nurture my abilities that had lain dormant since I was a child. When I'd had enough of commercial art my husband and I started a family. We were blessed with twin girls! Once they were old enough to leave with my husband for the day my studies in holistic health certification was underday and I continued studying metaphysical subjects when I began my quest in 1980. I learned tarol right away, but my focus was on the healing that mediumship can bring. All that I do and have learned contributes to sessions with clients to help them heal. Biosytonie is something you may want to read about on my website. There is a podcast that says a lot about my work and how I operate. My book is highlighted in the video. It was a journey for self-healing. Once completed, I needed to share what I had learned. A number of people have read it in 3 hours! Guess it's not boring! It strikes a chord in people where they need healing too.
Education: 2 years at Arizona State as a mass communication major.
Graduate of William Peterson University, 1980 BA in Art
1980 began my studies in metaphysics, herbology, and natural health.
Certifications: Nutrition, Thermography, Reiki, IET, IGM, Touch-for-Health,Mediumship, Past-Life Regression, Biosyntonie.
Memberships: World AWAKE
American Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) for the energy work I do.
18 White Birch Terrace
Kinnelon, New Jersey 07405, USA
Business Phone: (973) 838-7211
Cell Phone: (973) 838-7211
Amiee Katherine Boswinkle
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Trauma/PTSD/Addictions Coaching
Reiki Practitioner and Teacher
Services Provided To: Spiritually Gifted people who are in need of healing on any level, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Groups Provided To: Spiritually Gifted people who are looking to heal on any level, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual.
Bio: Amiee Boswinkle is a Certified Health Coach, an Intuitive and a Conduit for Universal Messaging.
Amiee is a public speaker, a 1:1 and group facilitator of healing at an energetic and biological level.
Amiee desires to uplift the vibrational frequency of humanity by sharing her story of experience, strength and hope to those still suffering from trauma, PTSD, add I tions and life's hardships. She loves giving people practical tools to utilize so they may break free from the prison of their own minds.
Amiee's philosophy embodies infusing the world with your essence, truth and authenticity.
Education: B. A. Psychology
Certifications: Certified Reiki Master Teacher
Certified Health Coach
1637 North Indiana Place
Griffith, IN 46319, USA
Business Phone: (219) 793-3889
Cell Phone: (219) 793-3889
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, NV, USA
Business Phone: (702) 664-2063
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, USA
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, USA
Business Phone: (321) 536-5984
Cell Phone: (321) 536-5984
Rev. Ouida Joi Cooper-Rodriguez
Services Offered: Spiritual Coaching
Shamanic Healing Drumming Circles
Heart-Centered Mindfulness Circles
Crystal Bowls Circles
Life Empowerment Classes
Strategic Planning for Churches and Spiritual Centers
New Church Development
Services Provided To: Individuals
Groups Provided To: Churches and Spiritual Centers
Bio: Rev. Ouida Joi Cooper-Rodriguez is an Ordained Interfaith Minister through All Faiths Seminary International in New York City and Celebration! Center. She has extensive study in world religions and sacred practices. She was the Founding Minister of the Alameda Spiritual Living Center and One Light Interfaith Seminary, both in Alameda, CA. She was also the Senior Minister for the Home of Truth Spiritual Center in Alameda, CA and the founding Executive Director of the Alameda Interfaith Network.
Rev. Ouida Joi is also a Shamanic Practitioner, HeartSpirit Mindfulness Practitioner, Women's and Shamanic Drum Circle Facilitator, Meditative Movement Practitioner, Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist, and Certified Spiritual/Intuitive Counselor. She has facilitated Shamanic Drum, Crystal Bowls, and Healing Arts Circles for over 20 years. She recently relocated to Delaware after being in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years.
Education: MA, Management, 1995
BA, Behavioral Science/Psychology (Magna Cum Laude), 1987
AA, Psychology, 1985
Memberships: Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education
American Mindfulness Research Association
P. O. Box 1003
Dover, DE 19903, USA
Business Phone: (510) 350-6249
Cell Phone: (510) 350-6249
Nancy Lee Davis, LMSW, LMFT, MDiv
Bio: Nancy L. Davis LMSW, LMFT, MDiv is a doctoral student at All Faiths Seminary International. She is a practicing psychotherapist, an ordained minister, and a teacher of A Course in Miracles. She is also the author of True Love 101 Guide to Discovering and Creating True Love as well as a contributor to Miracles Magazine.
Psychotherapist, Private Practice - Ann Arbor, Michigan and Coral Springs, Florida
Established psychotherapy practice working with individuals, couples and groups. (1985 to present)
Adjunct Lecturer Women's Studies Program - Guest Lecturer Department of Social Work University of Michigan
Classes focused on gender issues, psychodynamics of couples, and group process. (1987 to 1992)
Clinical Social Worker, Livingston County Community Mental Health Howell, Michigan
Responsibilities: Supervision, consultation, training seminars, as well as individual, family, marital, and group psychotherapy for clients with a wide range of diagnoses ranging from schizophrenia to adjustment reactions. (1978 to 1984)
Counselor, Shiawasee Community Mental Health and Newago School District
Internships-Michigan State University: Responsibilities: Adult, child, family, marital, and group psychotherapy. (1975 to 1977)
Caseworker, Ingham County Friend of the Court Lansing, Michigan
Responsibilities: brief counseling and case monitoring of issues relating to divorce. (1974 to 1975)
Director of Casework and Family Services, Inner City Program Salvation Army Chicago, Illinois
Program development, grant writing, supervision, and casework services. (1973 to 1974)
Education: Master of Social Work (MSW) Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan Graduated with highest honors. Two-year graduate program specializing in clinical social work.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Graduated Magna Cum Laude. Majored in sociology and secondary education.
Interfaith Minister Program: All Faiths Seminary International New York, NY.
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, USA
Business Phone: (734) 395-5857
Rev. Janis Tanzer Firstenberg
Services Offered: Weddings, Funerals, Healing and End-of-Life Rituals, Baby Namings, various types of Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology, Spiritual counseling, Lecturer, Workshop Leader
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 -- inadvertently let membership lapse.
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, USA
Business Phone: (646) 671-1524
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, MO 63303, USA
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, USA
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, NY 11206-3130, USA
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, NH 03055, USA
Business Phone: (603) 732-6109
Cell Phone: (603) 732-6109
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
World AWAKE Involvement: Board Member 2017, Director of Membership
4716 E University Dr
Denton, Texas 76208, USA
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. 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, USA
Business Phone: (207) 647-5717
Cell Phone: (207) 693-2084
Minister Ronald Joseph Grillo
Services Offered: Weddings, Christenings, Bereavement Support
Animal Chaplain/Minister - Pet blessings; Pre-bereavement and Bereavement Support, Bach Flower Remedy information, Celebration of Life
Services Provided To: All
Bio: Ordained at the New Seminary in 1994. Throughout the years I have been active in hospice facilities, as well as Cancer Care, as a patient volunteer, as a speaker, and as a pastoral care volunteer. I originally focused my ministry on families who were coping with life-threatening illnesses, utilizing skills that I had learned through certification training: hypnotism and Bach Flower Remedies. Later I began expanding my ministerial duties to include baptisms, funerals/celebrations of life, weddings. At around 2009 I went to Alamance Community College, where I received various certifications in animal care and management. Once my courses were completed I began to offer, along with my fellow colleagues, a bereavement support group, to help cope with the impending loss, or loss of pet/companion. As of the present day, most of my time is divided up among volunteering with our local animal shelter, and performing weddings, with any of the other typical ministerial duties that are required of a minister/chaplain.
Education: The New Seminary;
Alamance Community College - Animal Care and Management
Certifications: Bach Flower Remedies
Animal Control Services
1338 Bayswater Drive
High Point, North Carolina 27265, USA
Cell Phone: (336) 686-6806
Rev. Connie L. Habash, MA, LMFT
Rev. Dr. Alexandra Hill
29 Fay Street
Albany, NY 12203, USA
Business Phone: (845) 518-9094
Cell Phone: (845) 518-9094
Rev. Jeffrey Huot
Services Offered: Church pulpit and sermon offerings, Supply Clergy, Weddings (including all faiths, interfaith and same gender couples), Memorial and Funeral Services, Blessings (house, land, animals, etc.), and Baby blessing/baptism.
Bio: I was born and raised and still live in Maine. After many years of searching, I found the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine in the summer of 2015. I completed the two year program and was graduated and ordained on June 4, 2017. I believe that all spiritual paths and faith traditions are rich in their own way, and I incorporate the use of many in my spiritual practice. I am excited to be ordained and look forward to working with people to celebrate the Divine Love through blessings, ceremonies and rituals.
Affiliations: Christian, Interfaith/Interspiritual
Interfaith Ministers of New England
Business Phone: (207) 650-2885
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, USA
Business Phone: (570) 764-4706
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, USA
Business Phone: (848) 702-9005
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Provided To: Everyone.
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 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, NC 27614, United States
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, USA
Business Phone: (651) 270-3751
Rev. Marie J. 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, USA
Business Phone: (978) 561-9494
Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb
Board Director of Outreach
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.
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, USA
Business Phone: (212) 663-1044
Rev. Dr. Sheryl T. Martin
Services Offered: Wedding Officiant
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 Saddleridge Drive
Wimberley, Texas 78676, USA
Business Phone: (559) 779-5510
Cell Phone: (559) 779-5510
Rev. Cynthia McCarthy
Board Director of Social Media
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, USA
Business Phone: (775) 376-0678
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, USA
Business Phone: (847) 525-2600
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, FL - Florida 33401, USA
Business Phone: (646) 468-1750
Cell Phone: (646) 468-1750
Rev. Judi Painter
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, USA
Business Phone: (610) 241-4532
Pastor Debbie Kay Payne
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Weddings
Celebration of Life
Services Provided To: Churches
Groups Provided To: Churches
Bio: I am currently the pastor of Odon United Methodist Church in Odon, IN and Edwardsport United Methodist Church in Edwardsport, IN. I have been a minister for over 20 years. My ministry is to do talks, online and in person workshops about "Created in the Image of God", with an additional series of how we are created in God's Image through abundant grace, joy, peace and love. I also lead a Grief Support group for those who have lost a loved one. Cancer Care Ministry Training from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in 2014. My passions are preaching, pastor/spiritual care and speaking to groups about God's love.
Education: University of Southern Indiana - Evansville, Indiana - B.S. Psychology- May 1995
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary - Louisville, Kentucky - MDiv - May 2010
Certifications: Pastoral Care Specialist 2018 thru First Mondays Supervised by Dr. P.T. Wilson (First Mondays is a class that I have participated in for about 4 years in order to become a Pastoral Care Specialist)
1 Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education in the Summer of 2012
Full-time Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church
Memberships: I am the new secretary for the North Knox Area Ministerial Association (KNAMA). The Association is made up of pastors from different denominations. We provide Ecumenical programs such as Labor Day Worship Service, Backpack Blessings and Community Garden.
Business Location: Odon, Indiana 47562, United States
Cell Phone: (812) 483-8837
Rev. Davanna Renee, MA, MBA
Bio: Ordained open and inclusive minister. Experienced officiant of commitment ceremonies, weddings, funerals and home blessings. Spiritual counseling services offered. Certified Dave Ramsey financial coach.
Rev. Linda M. Rhinehart Neas, M. Ed.
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: Christian, Interfaith/Interspiritual
Education: The New Seminary
World AWAKE Involvement: Leadership Council 2016
Conference Presenter 2016, 2017
Newsletter Contributing Writer
Board of Directors 2018
Business Location: South Deerfield, Massachusetts 01373, USA
Business Phone: (413) 539-0577
Rev. Anne E. Richards
Services Offered: As an Interfaith Minister I tailor ceremonies and rituals for baby blessings, weddings, funerals, memorials and other rites. Holy listening.
Services Provided To: Community
Groups Provided To: Public Ministry, Hearth Ministry, Hospitals.
Bio: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders, Ordained in June 2012 by the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine. Married with 2 adult children currently living in Southwestern Virginia.
Education: Chaplaincy Institute of Maine
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders
608 Sherwood Dr.
Marion, VA 24354-4625, USA
Business Phone: (207) 712-5012
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
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: Rev. Dr. Rutt serves as Presiding Minister of the Tree of Life Interfaith Temple in Amherst, NH. I also serves as Director of the Tree of Life School for Sacred Living, LLC, in Milford, NH. Through the School, she offers the Tree of Life Interfaith Seminary program and training in Spiritual Mentoring. In addition, she offers a wide variety of spiritual studies classes. A sampling includes the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic, Psalm 23 in Hebrew, Sanskrit Mantra Prayer, Sufi Dance and Spiritual Practice. Her books include: An Ordinary Life Transformed: Lessons for Everyone from the Bhagavad Gita, The Interfaith Worship Manual: The Resource for Creating Interfaith Worship Services, Living the Prayer of Jesus: A Study of the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic and Doorway to the Sacred: Transform Your Life with Mantra Prayer.
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.
Memberships: AWAIC, Interfaith Alliance, NAIN: North American Interfaith Network, Spiritual Directors International
Tree of Life Interfaith Temple
263 Union Square, Suite 5
Milford, New Hampshire 03055, USA
Business Phone: (603) 732-8345
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, USA
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.
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: Board Chair 2018, Conference Presenter 2016, Leadership Council, AWAIC board member 2017, Director of Communication and Media
Business Location: Valparaiso, Indiana 46385, USA
Business Phone: (219) 771-1125
Cell Phone: (219) 771-1125
Rev. Feliça A. Selenko, PhD
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, NJ 08812, USA
Business Phone: (732) 968-7999
Cell Phone: (908) 419-7899
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, MD 21704, USA
Business Phone: (301) 695-1165
Cell Phone: (301) 788-7720
Rev. Dr. Grace Telesco
Services Offered: Sacred Celebrations Kirtans Spiritual Study Groups Weddings, Funerals, Baby Blessings, Rituals, Seminary Education
Services Provided To: All
Bio: Rev. G is the Co-Founder and Dean of Sacred Journey Interfaith Seminary and Spiritual Director and Senior Clergy a the Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution at a Healing Space in Wilton Manors.
Rev. G is an ordained interfaith Minister and graduate of the New Seminary for Interfaith Studies and has been initiated into the Sanyassi Order in the Hindu Tradition in the lineage of her Guru and given the Hindu name Swami Sharadananda.
Rev. Dr. Grace Telesco holds a Ph.D in Social Work from Fordham University and a Masters in Holistic Theology from the American Institute of Holistic Theology.
Rev. G has served on the faculty at the International Seminary for Interfaith Studies and serves on the Boards of the World Alliance for Interfaith Clergy (AWAIC) and the Accreditation and Certification Community for integrative Spiritual Service (ACCISS) which is an accrediting organization for interfaith and interspiritual Educational Bodies.
Rev. G is also a Professor of Sociology, Theology, Social Work and Criminal Justice.
Rev. G. is a Certified Usui Reiki Practitioner (2nd Degree).
Rev. Dr. Grace Telesco can be contacted for Spiritual Direction, Reiki healing, ceremonies and rituals at:
Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution
1410 NE 26th Street
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Education: The New Seminary
Certifications: Certified Usui Reiki Practitioner (2nd Degree).
Memberships: AWAIC, ACCISS
World AWAKE Involvement: AWAIC Board Member, Conference Presenter 2014, Conference Presenter 2015, 2016
2908 NW 6th Terrace
Wilton Manors, Florida 33311, USA
Business Phone: (917) 579-3750
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, USA
Business Phone: (609) 707-5005
Rev. Faith Renee Weiss
Education: AA Electronics Technology
BS Public Administration(Corrections)
MSW in Clinical Social Work
TNS Interfaith Seminary - Ordained
Certifications: LICSW State of MN
Business Location: Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
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, USA
Business Phone: (301) 980-6725
Rev. Kris White
Services Offered: Weddings/Funerals
Memberships: AWAIC, AIHT
378 South Main St.
Haverhill, Massachusetts 01835, USA
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, USA
Business Phone: (207) 699-8991
Cell Phone: (207) 699-8991
Rev. Barbara Joan Wright
Services Offered: Weddings, any denominations and all sexes (as we are not to judge), spiritual healing
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.
5 Arcadia Drive
Dix Hills, New York 11746, USA
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, USA
Business Phone: (508) 776-1156