Use the Search field (below, right) to find our members in your area. Enter "California", "Indiana Minister", or "Maine Chaplain" as a few examples.
Rev. Toi D. Bartone - Board Secretary
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. Don Chatfield, Ph.D.
Services Offered: Meditation leader
Spiritual talks and classes
Services Provided To: Burlington, Vermont area and on Zoom
Groups Provided To: Spiritual seekers
Couples getting married
Those in need of spiritual direction
Bio: Rev. Dr. Don Chatfield serves as the Lead Pastor at All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne, Vermont, where he is also Co-Director of the School of Spiritual Direction. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Osage Forest of Peace and as Spiritual Leader of La Cholla Center of Integrative Spirituality. He holds the Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Seminary and the Interfaith Minister credential from the Emerson Theological Institute.
Education: Master of Divinity degree, Midwestern Seminary
Interfaith Minister certificate, Emerson Theological Institute
Doctor of Philosophy, Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University
Certifications: Interfaith Minister Certification, Emerson Theological Institute
Spiritual Director Certification, Tacheria Interfaith Spiritual Center
Memberships: Emerson New Thought Center
Affiliated New Thought Network
American Academy of Religion
Business Location: Shelburne, Vermont 05482, United States
Business Phone: (802) 985-3819
Cell Phone: (520) 419-9713
Dr. Rachida Faid
Spiritual Care Professional
Bio: Dr. Rachida Faid is an educational and spiritual consultant. She has a PhD in Curriculum, Instruction and Administration from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, a ABD PhD in Linguistics & a Master's in English Language and Linguistics from Université de Sorbonne, France and a Bachelor's in English Literature and Language from Morocco. She is also a children and youth camp director.
She is a spiritual care professional practicing spiritual hypnotherapy. She is a Reiki Master, and spiritual life coach. She has taught TESOL and applied linguistics at Florida Atlantic University, the University of Nebraska, the University of Phoenix Online, Lincoln public schools and in the Middle East in UAE, Qatar and Bahrain Universities. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
Business Location: United States
Business Phone: (561) 479-8626
Cell Phone: (561) 479-8626
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.
Business Location: Brooklyn, New York 11206-3130, United States
Business Phone: (252) 326-8165
Cell Phone: (347) 618-7818
Auriel Grace - Director of Membership
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
Business Location: Clearwater, Florida 33760, United States
Business Phone: (727) 229-0789
Cell Phone: (727) 229-0789
Personal Site: https://www.aurielgrace.net
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 - Director of Spiritual Blogs
Services Offered: Pet Spirituality
Services Provided To: Animals
Alternative Life Style People
Those in Need
Groups Provided To: MPD
Bio: Trauma Nurse 45 years
US Navy Veteran Desert Shield/Storm
Published Author - Tempest of Destiny, nom de plume: JL Gryphon
Education: New Hampshire Hospital School of Nursing
M. Div. Alternative Therapy and Spiritual Healing - St. James Seminary
Certifications: Certified Master Hypnotist
Ordained Christian Minister
Certified Professional Chaplain
World AWAKE Involvement: World AWAKE Board Member
Business Location: Whitesburg, Tennessee 37891, United States
Business Phone: (907) 843-1378
Cell Phone: (907) 843-1378
Rev. Maureen Ellen Jeffries - Director of Events
Services Offered: Weddings, Baby Blessings, Funerals, Pre-marital workshops, Meditation coaching
Services Provided To: All people of all faiths and denominations
Groups Provided To: Meditation courses offered to Moms, Healers and Couples,
Bio: An ordained Interfaith Minister Rev. Jeffries attended The Seminary at Hashem's House. She also holds an MA in Interfaith Ministry from the American Interfaith University as well as a BA in Literature and Communications from Pace University. She is the current Chancellor at the Seminary at Hashem's House. Rev. Jeffries has been performing wedding ceremonies, baby blessings and funerals throughout the tri-state area since 2007 and leading meditation workshops for nearly two decades. Using her writing background, each life event is a personalized one-of-a-kind event.
She has written and led hundreds of people in guided meditations, helping them relax, find their center and learn how meditation can be a powerful tool in combating stress in our hectic world. Rev. Jeffries has lectured about Meditation to civic and social groups in New Jersey, including Interweave in Summit, NJ, the Glen Rock Community School, Passaic Community College, the Fair Lawn Rotary Club, MOMs Clubs of New Jersey, West Side Presbyterian Church, and the North Arlington Women's Club.
As a monthly contributor to About Our Children Maureen wrote about topics concerning modern parents. Her work has also appeared in 201 Bride, 201 Bride online, The Womans Day Special Interest Publications, This Week Publications, The Jewish Standard, girlawhirl.com, and souldish.com among many others.
Rev. Jeffries is known in Glen Rock, NJ as "the costume lady." She has lent her sewing skills to countless middle school productions as well as to local children's theatre outlets.
Education: BA Communications Pace University, 1992
MA Interfaith Ministry, 2006 American Interfaith University
Ordained 2006 Seminary at Hashem's House
Certifications: IWA Integrative Wellness and Life Coach - Certification 2018
Prepare Enrich Facilitator - Certification 2020
Business Location: Glen Rock, New Jersey 07452, United States
Business Phone: (201) 882-0320
Cell Phone: (201) 264-0375
Benjamin Justin Kelly - Board Treasurer
Bio: Benjamin Justin's lifelong love for wisdom and scripture led him to Unity in 2008. He graduated with a Masters of Science in 2015 from Purdue University and he is currently a professor of mathematics at Henry Ford College in Detroit, MI. January 1 of 2021 he became a Universal Life Minister and recently received a full scholarship from Unity Urban Ministerial School, where he is studying to be ordained with Unity International. Benjamin is a public speaker and social media presenter. An active member of the LGBTQ+ community, he is writing a biography about his journey, Becoming Benjamin.
Business Location: United States
Business Phone: (219) 201-1259
Cell Phone: (219) 201-1259
Theo Kostaridis - Board Chair
Spiritual Care Professional
Bio: Theo Kostaridis is a sixth generation psychic trance medium born in Athens, Greece, with a long family ancestry of intuitives. After college, Theo continued to hone his abilities in the intuitive arts with proficiencies in energy scanning, reiki, psychometry, tea leaf, and Greek coffee readings, as well as a variety of other tools. Theo has accumulated over 25 years of professional experience in psychic and mediumship readings. Being a Trance Medium, Theo specializes in communicating with those who have crossed over and channeling messages from your spirit guides and angels.
Theo has been featured on television, a number of radio shows, and in newspapers. Theo has also worked with a number of police forces, families, and agencies, such as the Evansville Vanderburgh Paranormal, to locate missing people and help solve murder cases. His paranormal investigative work with various agencies has been documented in several books that are based on true events: "Forever Ash: The Witch Child of Helmach Creek, Shadows of Eternity: The Children of the Owls, NeverEnding Maddness: A Girl Lost to the World, Amazing Paranormal Encounters Vol 4, and FATE Magazine." Theo and his abilities have been featured on the TV Show and DVD "Shadow Chasers".
Theo also showcases his work at various trade shows and conferences around the United States, such as New Age Seminars at Barnes & Noble Booksellers Stores, the Body Mind Spirit Expos, and paranormal conferences.
Business Location: United States
Business Phone: (812) 598-0717
Rev. Ellyn Kravette
Services Offered: Ceremonies: Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals
Psychospiritual Short Term Counseling and Life Coaching
Services Provided To: Everyone
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
Business Location: Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania 18322, United States
Business Phone: (570) 764-4706
Rabbi Jenny Steinberg Kuvin
Bio: Rabbi Jenny is a teacher of Jewish spirituality and mysticism. She is is also a Certified Interfaith Counselor, and well versed in all major spiritual traditions.
A major focus of Rabbi Jenny's work deals with helping patients and professionals shift the paradigm of those who suffer from addiction and trauma from the role of victim to that of a visionary and hero.
She is the acclaimed author of 'The Terrible and Wonderful Ugly and Beautiful Story of My Life So Far' and 'Ahavatar: Awakening to Your Divine Self', used all over the world to help others heal from addiction and trauma.
Rabbi Jenny Studied at the Rabbinical Seminary International under 3rd generation Hungarian Kabbalah Mystic Rabbi Joseph Gelberman.
She is also a Certified Master Teacher of Energy Medicine, a student and Practitioner of Andean Shamanism, Teacher and Practitioner of Vocal healing.
Education and Background
Rabbinical Seminary International –Creating Rabbi's in service to the world.
Certified Heart-Centered Hypnotherapist
Certified Reiki Master Teacher and Holy Fire Practitioner
Andean Shamanic Energy Practitioner
Theta/Angelic DNA Energy Practitioner
Business Location: United States
Business Phone: (561) 346-8207
Cell Phone: (561) 346-8207
Rev. Jill Morgan
Services Offered: 3Keys to Self-Understanding
Funerals and memorial services
Personality typing (MBTI® & Enneagram)
Reiki & Emotional Freedom Technique
Services Provided To: Individuals
Large groups (workshops)
Bio: I am a healing and spiritual care professional, dedicated to helping others move toward wholeness in body, mind and spirit. I am passionate about the power of right-brain practices and energy work to facilitate emotional, physical and spiritual healing, as well as to uncover hidden inner wisdom. I work with individuals and small groups, and I also lead experiential workshops.
Education: Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, Interfaith Minister
Certifications: 3Keys to Self-Understanding, MBTI®, Reiki Master, Hypnosis
Business Location: Swanzey, New Hampshire, United States
Cell Phone: (520) 271-7071
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
Business Location: Washingtonville, NY 10992, USA
Business Phone: (845) 496-9089
Cell Phone: (845) 527-8693
Personal Site: https://www.drjonmundy.com
Rev. Dr. Romie A. Palladino, RMT
Spiritual Care Professional
Bio: Reverend Dr. Romie Palladino holds a graduate degree in Theology and Feminist Studies from Yale University. In 2016, she was granted her Doctor of Ministry degree, and her dissertation, "Recovering the True Self: a reflection on Sacred Healing" focused on the obstacles and antidotes toward living a full and healthy life. She was a long time Teaching Fellow in Pastoral Counseling and Care at Yale University Divinity School and a "Sunday Speaker" at the Woodbury Yoga Center.
Rev. Romie is a certified pre-marital care provider using tools from both the Prepare Enrich and Gottman programs. She is experienced at creating blessing, birthing, clearing rituals and she has officiated at over 300 weddings in the DMV, CT and NYC areas.
Rev. Romie has presented at Leadership Montgomery Youth and Berkshire School Pro Vita exploring ways that meditation and the mystical expand our authentic selves and allow for less stress and suffering. Additionally, she has served at Niantic Women's Prison, working specifically with an inmate serving a life sentence on stress reduction and being present.Rev. Romie also holds a Certificate of Applied Spirituality from Hartford Seminary Women's Leadership Institute. She is a ( pending ) member of World AWAKE and the International Association for Reiki Professionals, as well as being on the Board of Directors of Cornerstone, an ecologically minded non-profit organization whose key work centers on the Nambale School project, an African boarding school that bridges opportunity for orphaned children. She has earned a certificate in Authentic Leadership from Naropa University in Boulder, CO, which focuses on the development of mindful, centered leaders. She received Shaktipat (Kundalini awakening) from Shri Anandi Ma in 1998 and has been a daily meditator since. Her journey includes a wide variety of pastoral care giving experiences with many diverse populations, joyful spiritual teaching, diverse ecumenical alliances, amazing mentors, spiritual teachers and creating sacred ceremonies and rituals. She has gone on spiritual pilgrimages in India, Sedona, Taos as well as going on an Native American Vision Quest and many extended silent retreats through the North East. An ordained Interfaith minister, Romie's ministerial service is rooted in universal human experience while offering practical tools for spiritual freedom and joy.
Additionally, Rev. Romie is a Usui Reiki Master Teacher, a registered Karuna Reiki Master and a Jikiden Okuden Reiki practitioner (studying under Frank Arjava Petter) who had a private intuitive healing practice for almost years in CT and MD. From 2016-2022 she has done deep healing work, both physically while recovering from a hit and run experience and emotionally through the intense caretaking and eventual loss of her beloved. Her heart centered healing service is informed by her gentle compassion as well as her gifts as an life long intuitive. Currently she offers virtual wisdom sessions that call on all that she hears from Spirit as well as all she has learned and experienced.
Business Location: United States
Cell Phone: (203) 232-9207
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: 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 02/2021, Director of Spiritual Inspiration
Business Location: South Deerfield, Massachusetts 01373, United States
Business Phone: (413) 539-0577
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Services Offered: Online Sacred Studies courses of all types (see Website for examples)
Services Provided To: The Tree of Life Interfaith Temple community in Milford, NH, and general public.
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. Stephanie is the Founding 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. In addition, she created an optional third year, the Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program, which trained seminarians, as well as health care professionals, in cultivating pastoral mentoring skills.
Rev. Stephanie earned the Doctor of Ministry degree in 2017 from Andover Newton Theological School (now Andover Newton Seminary at Yale) 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. She graduated from the New Seminary in New York City in 2005 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. Stephanie is the author of five books:
Finally, in 2017, her essay, “The Shaykh and the Preacher,” was chosen for inclusion in the anthology, One Nation, Indivisible: Seeking Liberty and Justice from the Pulpit to the Streets, edited by Celene Ibrahim.
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. Stephanie 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. In 2016 and 2017, she lead local faith communities in right action through the “Under One Sky Interfaith Peace Walk” which offered a visual demonstration of how people from across faith traditions could stand and walk together in unity and solidarity while, simultaneously, forging a common goal for peace.
Rev. Stephanie has served on the Board of Directors of World AWAKE! and presented at their 2016 and 2017 national conferences. She is also a member of Spiritual Directors International and The Sacred Dance Guild. Finally, in 2018 she appeared on the TEDx stage presenting, "Discovering Unity Within Diversity."
For additional information about Rev. Stephanie's work and to stay up to date with her classes, events, and publications, please visit her website at https://www.StephanieRutt.com.
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: TEDx Presenter 2018
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
World AWAKE Involvement: Board member: 2017 - 2019
Presented at the 2016 and 2017 National Conferences
Offered the online Lord's Prayer in Aramaic course
Business Location: Milford, New Hampshire 03055, United States
Business Phone: (603) 732-8345
Personal Site: https://www.stephanierutt.com
Rev. Dr. Rhonda Lynn Schienle
Services Offered: Weddings, Celebration of Life
Services Provided To: Community
Bio: Rev. Dr. 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: 2021 - The New Seminary: Doctorate of Spiritual Wellness
2011 - American Institute of Holistic Temple (AIHT) and Order of Universal Interfaith (OUnI): Certificate of Ordination, Interfaith Minister
2004 - American Institute of Holistic Theology (AIHT): Master of Science, Holistic Ministries
2001 - American Institute of Holistic Theology (AIHT): Bachelor of Science, Metaphysics
Rev. Rhonda has a 20+ year medical background as a Medical and Chiropractic Assistant. She completed 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 World AWAKE.
Certifications: Medical & Nursing Assistant, Reiki and Massage Therapist.
Memberships: 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
Business Location: Valparaiso, Indiana 46385, United States
Business Phone: (219) 771-1125
Cell Phone: (219) 771-1125
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)
Business Location: New York, New York 10028, United States
Business Phone: (212) 288-0028
Cell Phone: (347) 963-1839
Rev. Dr. Grace Telesco
Services Offered: Pastoral Care, Spiritual Direction, Music Ministry, Ceremonies
Services Provided To: Darshan Center Congregation
Bio: Rev. Dr. Grace Telesco (Rev. G) Spiritual Director and Senior Clergy
Rev. G is the Co-Founder and Dean of Sacred Journey Interfaith Seminary and Spiritual Director and Senior Clergy at the Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution at a Healing Space in Oakland Park, Florida.
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, a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and Master of Holistic Theology and is a Professor of Sociology, Theology, Social Work and Criminal Justice.
Rev. G. is the Director for the Sacred Journey Interfaith Seminary Advanced Degree Program (Doctorate and Masters in Interfaith Theology).
Rev. G. is a musician, filmmaker, director of theater, and composer of 2 albums; With Prem and Om, and Darshan both available on Amazon/Itunes (composed and created under the name Sharadananda).
Rev. Dr. Grace Telesco can be contacted for Spiritual Direction, Reiki healing, ceremonies and rituals at:
Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution
840 East Oakland Park Blvd Suite 102
Oakland Park, Fl 33334
Education: Ph.D. in Social Work, Fordham University
M.A. in Criminal Justice, John Jay College of CJ
Masters in Holistic Theology, AIHT
Certifications: Certified Usui Reiki Practitioner (2nd Degree).
Memberships: AWAIC, ACCISS
World AWAKE Involvement: AWAIC Board Member, Conference Presenter 2014, Conference Presenter 2015, 2016
Business Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311, United States
Business Phone: (917) 579-3750
M'Rebbe Rev. Dr. Raine Teller
Memberships: World AWAKE
Business Location: Austin, Texas 78745-7984, United States
Business Phone: (201) 463-6435
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
Business Location: New York, New York 10016, United States
Business Phone: (917) 300-4004
Personal Site: http://www.dileepkumarthankappan.com/
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
Business Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee 37408, 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
Business Location: Saco, Maine 04072, United States
Business Phone: (207) 699-8991
Cell Phone: (207) 699-8991
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
Business Location: Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts 02675, United States
Business Phone: (508) 776-1156