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Rev. Judith Daughn Andrade, RN, DD, RBFP
Clergy Fellow
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
Lactation consultant
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
Business Location: Alliston, Ontario L9R0B3, Canada
Business Phone: (416) 456-3332
Rev. Toi D. Bartone
Board Secretary
Clergy Fellow
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.
Bio: I live in Santa Clarita, CA., and I am the owner of Nature's Way Holistic Emporium. I volunteer at Hope's Haven Cancer Wellness Center where I provide Reiki Treatments to cancer patients and survivors.
Affiliations: Interfaith/Interspiritual
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. Jeannette Bessinger
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Preaching, speaking
Spiritual/intuitive health coaching and classes/programs
Spiritual formation

Services Provided To: Churches, businesses, healing/holistic centers, individuals (primary client base is womxn)
Groups Provided To: Churches, yoga/meditation/healing centers, businesses
Bio: As an interfaith minister and board certified health coach, Jeannette brings a unique mind-body-spirit perspective to her writing, preaching and workshops. She's the author and co-author of eight books, and her healthy lifestyle perspectives have been featured in articles for over a hundred media venues including The Washington Post, NPR, Better Homes and Gardens, Clean Eating, Consumer Reports, and Parenting.
Congregations looking to better integrate body and mind into their spiritual pursuits engage her for direct, inspiring insights into the ways spiritual living can be impacted by our thoughts, feelings, core beliefs, physical health, and energy, and vice versa.
Industry and health service venues bring her in to offer spiritual perspectives on common work or health struggles.
With a unique combination of funny, tender and relatable, real-life stories and rich, practical content, Jeannette's sermons, speaking presentations and classes are engaging and inspiring, often generating profound "ah-ha" experiences in her audiences that awaken them to the possibility of life "in the Flow".
Education: All Faiths Seminary International Graduate
BA, Columbia College, Columbia University
Certifications: Board Certified Health Coach
Certification in the Psychology of Eating
Emotional Freedom Technique
Reiki Master/Trainer, multiple certifications
Memberships: American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Business Location: Newport, Rhode Island 02840, United States
Business Phone: (401) 835-2428
Rev. Jody Breton
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: All Ceremonies Officiant, Spiritual Guidance, Shamanic Practice and Mentorship
Bio: After many years in the medical field as a Respiratory Care Practitioner Jody retired to follow her passion for Interfaith Ministry and Shamanism. Jody is an ordained Interfaith Chaplain; Ordained by the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine. Jody offers Spiritual mentorship programs and officiates all life celebrations including, but not limited to Weddings, Memorials, Baby Dedications and House Blessings.

Studying with indigenous peoples since the 90's as well as western practitioners from the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and the Center for Earthlight Healing and others, Jody has been immersed in the practice of Shamanism for several decades. Jody's deep connection and relationship with Nature and to Spirit informs her life path and her practice. Jody offers a practice of deep listening to address her client's spiritual needs and offers practical support, meeting each individual where they are at.
Education: Bachelor of Science Biology
Certifications: Chaplaincy Institute of Maine - Ordination as Interfaith Minister
Center for Earth Light Healing - Advanced Shamanic Initiations
Usui Reiki Master
Sacred Psychology November 19, 2019
Memberships: World Awake
Foundation for Shamanic Studies
Business Location: Freeport, Maine 04032, United States
Business Phone: (120) 723-9775
Cell Phone: (207) 239-7757
Rev. Lynn A. Brettler
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals and Blessing Ceremonies
Services Provided To: All
Groups Provided To: All
Bio: Reverend Lynn is an ordained interfaith minister. She is also a Reiki Master and serves as a deacon at a United Church of Christ congregational church in Maine.
Education: Mercer County Community College
All Faiths Seminary International
Certifications: Usui Reiki Master Certification
Memberships: World AWAKE, Inc.
Business Location: Poland Spring, Maine, United States
Business Phone: (207) 998-3563
Cell Phone: (207) 333-2590
James A. Brilmyer
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: I would like to see Out and About in every community world wide. Services offered as support, listening, guiding with resources.
Services Provided To: LGBTQ community
Groups Provided To: All LGBTQ
Bio: Out and About is dedicated to creating a safe place for all LGBT and family and friends. We value relationship and community. If you have a group event like going to dinner or a show and you would like others of the community to join post it on here. Jim Brilmyer is the founder of the group and spends much of his time creating new gay friendly contacts in the community. Together we are building a stronger support group. All are welcome. We have many various supporter to assist in your coming out process and for your special needs deailing with LGBT issues and personal issues. Join us today and enjoy the journey of living a life of Peace!
Education: Various Unity classes
Spiritual Education
Memberships: Unity of Northwest Indiana
Business Location: Highland, Indiana 46322, United States
Business Phone: (219) 776-3124
Cell Phone: (219) 776-3124
Reverend Cheryl L. Bundy
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Spiritual Direction
Pastoral Counseling
Group Contemplative Practice
Spirituality in Nature Practice
Celebration of New Life
Services Provided To: Individuals
Faith Communities
Groups Provided To: Faith Communities
Adult Education
Bio: The Reverend Cheryl Bundy is an ordained interfaith minister and a professional chaplain. She practices spiritual direction and spiritual counseling. Weddings, funerals and life cycle celebrations are an active part of her ministry. She serves as the Chaplain and Spiritual Counselor at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan.
Education: Yale Divinity School - M.A.R.
New York University - M.P.A.
Smith College - A.B.
Fordham University - Spiritual Direction
All Faiths Seminary International - Interfaith Ministry Ordination
Happiness Studies Academy - Coaching Certificate

Certifications: All Faiths Seminary International - Interfaith Ministry Ordination
Happiness Studies Academy - Coaching Certificate
Memberships: Association of Professional Chaplains
Business Location: Westport, Connecticut 06880, United States
Business Phone: (917) 301-7279
Rev. Dr. Gail Ellen Cantor
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Spiritual Direction
Teach meditation
Spiritual Life Coaching
Weddings, Funerals, etc.
Work as a college Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life at Endicott College
Services Provided To: Anyone
Groups Provided To: Anyone
Bio: Rev. Dr. Gail Cantor is an ordained interfaith minister, a chaplain, and a spiritual director who since September of 2017 has served as the Director of Spiritual Life and Chaplain at Endicott College. Prior to that, Gail was the co-founder and CEO of Contegrity Program Designs, Inc. from 1992 to 2015, a company that provided communication and leadership development work for corporations like Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies, as well as numerous mid-size companies and non-profit organizations. She also ran and led Contegrity's seminar program in the United States and Canada providing individuals with the opportunity to develop their unique social identity and focus on fulfilling their lives. Before that, she held many positions at an international seminar program company that offers transformational programs for individuals and groups, completing her 14 years there as one of their regional managers in the United States. Gail is a self declared social justice activist in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion and considers that it is of great importance to be an ally for marginalized populations.
Education: The New Seminary:
Ordained as Interfaith Minister
Masters of Interfaith Theology
Doctor of Ministry

3 units of CPE, working on Board Certification 2021
Certifications: Intuitive Meditation
Koru Meditation
Reiki 1 and 2
Memberships: Spiritual Directors International
Business Location: Salem, Massachusetts 01970, United States
Cell Phone: (972) 740-3709
Rev. Patricia Cassinelli
Board Treasurer
Clergy Fellow
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.
Affiliations: Christian
Education: The New Seminary
Graduated Scherer's Institute of Natural Healing in Santa Fe, NM
Memberships: AWAIC, World AWAKE
World AWAKE Involvement: Former Membership Chair, Conference Presenter 2015
Business Location: Manhattan, Kansas 66502, United States
Business Phone: (785) 341-1451
Nancy L. Davis, LMSW, LMFT, DDiv
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Psychotherapy
A Course in Miracles Discussion Groups
Workshops: Co-facilitated on Parallels between 12 Step Spirituality and A Course in Miracles, A path to the 4th dimension of Spirituality
Services Provided To: Psychotherapy Clients
Students of A Course in Miracles
Bio: Psychotherapy practice for over 40 years
Miracles Magazine writer of Notes from Nancy which focuses on ACIM
All Faiths Seminary International Mentor
Co-writer of Master of Divinity Curriculum focused on A Course in Miracles for All Faiths Seminary Int.
Education: Doctorate of Divinity (DD) Graduate of All Faiths Seminary Int.
Master of Social Work (MSW) Graduate of Michigan State Univ.
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
Memberships: World AWAKE
Sunshine Cathedral
Business Location: Boca Raton, Florida 33428, United States
Business Phone: (734) 395-5857
Rev. Natalia Gloria deRezendes
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Joyous Wedding Officiant (Bilingual Spanish / Portuguese and/or English)
Religious Science Practitioner - prvate session in Spiritual Support
Toltec Wisdom Teacher
Zentangle CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher)
Virtual on line course curriculum of Centers for Spiritual Living
Vintage Vocal coach of 45 years NATS Emeritus
Services Provided To: ALL
Groups Provided To: ALL
Bio: Rev. Natalia has many years of loving service experience as a vocal coach, wedding officiant, Religious Science Practitioner, Toltec Wisdom Teacher, student of A Course in Miracles since 1981, and director of her One Voice Interfaith Intercultural Center.

In 2009, Rev. Natalia was ordained by The New Seminary in NYC.
With an understanding of world faith traditions, she specializes in creating ceremony incorporating multi-traditions, and excels in the creation of personalized service to the couples she has the honor of serving. From the Portuguese and Spanish communities to interfaith couples and the LGBT+ community, she is personally creative and accommodating.

Rev. Natalia also brings to her wedding ministry 40+ years of music teaching and performance experience. A '74 BA from RIC in Spanish/music and a '78 MM from New England Conservatory, she has taught in the public school system in MA as well as on the faculties of Dean College and Roger Williams University. She has worked with folks of all ages in multi musical and ethnic settings, and has served her native Portuguese Community as former director of Coral Herança Portuguesa. Her past performance credits include the band "Amaretta" (international favorites, jazz, and show tunes), as well as the quartet "Brazill 99" (Bossa Nova of the '60's).

Over the last 12 years, The Toltec Wisdom has become her first ranking passion in learning how to teach LOVE, as that is WHO and WHAT WE ALL ARE! Spiritual l pilgrimage to Teotihuacan, Mexico with Don Miguel Ruiz, Don Miguel Ruiz Jr., Don Jose Ruiz, and Michele Laub have brought Rev Natalia unto some tools on just “how to become the artist of one’s own soul, the major Toltec teaching.

In more recent years she has also served as musical director to the Centers for Spiritual Living Conference of the Americas in Lake Chapala, Mexico, and is a RI-NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Emeritus founding member.

Over this past year, Rev. Natalia became musical director of All Faiths Seminary International in New York City, and she just recently received her Masters’ in Divinity from AFSI.

Rev Natalia is also the 2021 recipient of the Rev Dr. Shanti Rica Josephs Award, in recognition of her outstanding dedication and commitment as Musical Professional.
Rev Natalia also currently serves on the advisory board of The New Light Temple, NYC and is an active member of

Rev. Natalia has been blessed with the continued gifts of all who come into her LIFE!
And so it is!
Education: Master of Divinity All Faiths Seminary International NYC 2021
Ordained Interfaith Minister The New Seminary, 2009
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Emeritus since 1982
Master of Music in Vocal Performance, New England Conservatory, 1978
Kodaly Center of America Certification in Kodaly Methodology, 1980
Somatic Voice Lo Vetri contemporary pedagogy, 2007
Certified Zentangle Teacher, CZT, 2019
All Faiths Seminary Wedding Intensive with Rev Susanna Stefanachi Macomb, 2020
Certifications: Ordained Interfaith Minister The New Seminary, 2009
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Emeritus since 1982
Master of Music in Vocal Performance, New England Conservatory, 1978
Kodaly Center of America Certification in Kodaly Methodology, 1980
Somatic Voice Lo Vetri contemporary pedagogy, 2007
Certified Zentangle Teacher, CZT, 2019
All Faiths Seminary Wedding Intensive with Rev Susanna Stefanachi Macomb, 2020
Memberships: World Awake
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Emeritus status
World AWAKE Involvement: I am most interested in becoming most involved with World Awake in my Interfaith Ministry here in Rhode Island/Massachusetts as well as in NY.

I am particularly interested in being an intricate and growing part of reestablishing our Interworship Services with Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb and Rev. Kathleen Regan and Rabbi Paris.

It is my intention of becoming involved with our World Awake Organization, raising the conscious consciousness of Peace and Love in every spiritual being here having this "human experience".

And so it is!
Business Location: Slatersville, Rhode Island 02876, United States
Cell Phone: (401) 323-7664
Rev. Janis Tanzer Firstenberg
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Weddings, Funerals, Healing Rituals, Spiritual assistance
Services Provided To: Adults, Adolescents (with parental permission), Children over 10 (with parental permission and parents accompanying them)
Groups Provided To: Available to provide spiritual and/or "energy type" workshops or lectures to various groups
Bio: Jan is a gifted, compassionate "Energy Medicine" practitioner with a private practice in Manhattan. While in the midst of a very successful business career, Jan suddenly became profoundly motivated to contribute to the well-being of others. This led to extensive studies and certifications in various healing modalities, which eventually led to her private practice, since 2006. It also led to a 2-year study program at The New Seminary in NYC which culminated with Jan becoming an Ordained Interfaith Minister.

In addition to performing weddings, funerals, healing and end-of-life rituals, and doing spiritual counseling, Jan works one-on-one with individuals, has led Study Groups, taught classes, published articles, been a guest speaker for various organizations, been an Emotional Assistant for Dawson Church (EFT) at the Open Center; and been a Teaching Assistant for Donna Eden at Omega Institute, Learning Annex, The Open Center and Donna's Foundations program.
Education: BBA University of Massachusetts & The New Seminary
Certifications: Ordained Interfaith Minister from The New Seminary, 2008, and currently under jurisdiction of
Interfaith Community International at New Vision Interspiritual Seminary
EEM-CP (Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Memberships: Former member of AWAIC
Certified Practioner on Dawson Church's "EFT-Universe"
Certified Practioner on Innersource.Net (Donna Eden's website)
World AWAKE Involvement: Former member of AWAIC
Business Location: New York, New York 10016, United States
Business Phone: (212) 685-7648
Cell Phone: (646) 671-1524
Rev. Thomas Fogarty
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered:
• 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
Business Location: Saint Charles, Missouri 63303, United States
Business Phone: (314) 704-8189
Rev. Kurt Fondriest, PhD
Clergy Fellow
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 .
Memberships: AWAIC
Business Location: Chicago, Illinois 60626, United States
Business Phone: (773) 856-6055
Cell Phone: (312) 771-7562
Rev. Dr. Victor Fuhrman
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Spiritual Counseling, Spiritual Healing, Weddings, Funerals, Grief Support
Services Provided To: Public, NYC Area
Groups Provided To: Groups, NYC Area
Bio: Rev. Dr. Victor Fuhrman, DScd, is a spiritual coach, healer, and author whose deep, rich, compassionate, and articulate sound inspired the nickname, "Victor the Voice". Rev. Dr. Fuhrman is a 1997 graduate of The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies. He is the host and producer of two popular podcasts for OmTimes Radio, "Destination Unlimited" and "Vox Novus." He played an important role in helping his spiritual community find healing, spiritual security and feel peaceful in the new world of post 9-11 life in New York City. During that time, he offered meditation groups and spiritual survival counseling and he helped with disaster relief work as a volunteer chaplain for the Red Cross, serving families and rescue workers affected by the World Trade Center attacks. He is co-author of Pet Prayers and Blessings and his inspiring articles and poetry have been featured on websites and in magazines.
Education: D.Scd (Doctor of Spiritual Counseling and Direction), The New Seminary 2020
Minister of Spiritual Counseling, The New Seminary, 1997
Certifications: Reiki Master Teacher, 1996
Certified Welding Inspector, AWS
Memberships: The Interfaith Temple
The Author's Guild
Theosophical Society
The American Welding Society
Business Location: Jamaica, New York 11432-1647, United States
Business Phone: (646) 899-6556
Cell Phone: (646) 899-6556
Rev. Lady Cantorah Geraldine W. Georges
Clergy Fellow
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
chakra therapy
Medical intuitive
Prayer services
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
Ordained Minister
Association of Counselors & Therapists
Reiki Master
Theta Healing
7 Rays Master
Aura Soma. Chakra, Color & Oil Therapy
Psychi-Development L111
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
Rev. Dr. Stacy Lee Goforth
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Spiritual Coaching, Direction and Mentoring
Speaking: worship, retreats, seminars, etc.
Teaching: a variety of spiritual/religious classes, workshops, seminars, and retreats
Celebrant: weddings, rituals, passages, baby blessings, end-of-life
House clearing and blessings: remote or in person
Bio: Raised Southern Baptist, my journey from evangelical Christianity to an Interfaith seminary and ordination was sparked by my struggle to understand the mystical experiences I had, and led to my passion for assisting others on their spiritual paths. Through the years, I have shared my incredible story of spiritual transformation with thousands of people. Through classes, coaching, speaking engagements and writing, my ministry is to guide, support and encourage people to discover and dismantle the fears and obstacles we all face on our life journey, and through spiritual guidance to restore peace to our hearts, minds and world.

As the owner and creator of Crystal Vibrations Jewelry; I lovingly handcraft crystal bracelets in sacred space, and energetically program them as conduits for Sacred Energy/Spirit. It’s the Power of Love through healing bracelets that are as beautiful as they are powerful. They are available on my Etsy shop at

From 2013-2014, I was the host of Goforth on Faith on, a show to discuss the importance of faith in our modern society, with an interfaith perspective. Guests were from all religious traditions, and have included notables such as Ruth Broyde-Sharone, Mike Shreve, Edie Weinstein, Kirk White, don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., and Barbara Marx Hubbard. I have also been a guest on over two dozen other radio shows.

In the United Methodist Church, I have pastored, developed programs, and taught hundreds of people over the last 20 years, including creating a spiritual gifts program and accompanying workbook: The Divine Plan – Discovering God’s Plan for Your Life.

I am a co-author in a Jack Canfield anthology; Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to Live Your Best Life Now.

My memoir has finally been completed! I Followed Anyway: The Spiritual Journey of a Lifetime. Look for it to be released soon!

I’ve just accepted a position as Senior Minister for the Interfaith Temple, and I’m looking forward to working with the seminary students and planning and conducting on-line services.

And of course, I am also available for speaking or teaching engagements, personal Spiritual Coaching, Direction or Mentoring, as well as weddings, celebrations and all other ministerial services.

The Divine Source led me on this remarkable journey, and it is my privilege and honor to serve in Love.
Education: Doctor of Ministry, 2020, The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies
Master of Theology, 2019, The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies
Interspiritual Minister, 2012, New Vision Interspiritual Seminary
Interfaith Minister, 2011, The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies
Certifications: Spiritual Coaching and Direction, 2019
Indigenous Cultural Awareness, 2018
Memberships: World AWAKE
Parliament of the World's Religions
Religion Communicators Council
Business Phone: (860) 235-4950
Rev. Linda Ann Goodman
Clergy Fellow
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
Reiki Master/Teacher
Memberships: Interfaith Ministers of New England
Business Location: Milford, New Hampshire 03055, United States
Business Phone: (603) 732-6109
Cell Phone: (603) 732-6109
Auriel Grace
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Intuitive & Energy Sessions
Soul Retrieval Practicioner
Metaphysical Teacher
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
Rev. Edwin Greenlee, D.Min, PhD
Clergy Fellow
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]
Memberships: AWAIC
Business Phone: (215) 275-2540
Rev. Jacquelyn Lee Griffin
Director of Resources
Clergy Fellow
Services Provided To: Those who need spiritual guidance and direction. Those who need to heal their soul. Those who have lost part of their soul and want to work on becoming whole again.
Groups Provided To: Veterans, People with Alternative Lifestyles
Bio: Registered Nurse 45 yrs
Veteran Desert Shield and Desert Storm
Certified Professional Chaplain
Ordained Minister - St. James Seminary
M. Div. Alternative Therapy and Spiritual Healing - St. James Seminary
Education: New Hampshire Hospital School of Nursing
M. Div. Alternative Therapy and Spiritual Healing - St. James Seminary
Certifications: Certified Professional Chaplain
Ordained Minister
Business Location: Whitesburg, Tennessee 37891, United States
Business Phone: (907) 843-1378
Cell Phone: (907) 843-1378
Rev. Cathy Murray Grigsby, M.Div.
Clergy Fellow
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.
Affiliations: Interfaith
Education: Interfaith Theological Seminary
Memberships: World AWAKE
Business Location: Bridgton, Maine 04009, United States
Business Phone: (207) 647-5717
Cell Phone: (207) 693-2084
Rev. Jan Ahjan Grossman
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Interfaith Spiritual discussion, spiritual mentoring, interfaith spiritual practices, weddings, funerals, blessings, create Sacred Space, inspiration
Interfaith/Spiritual Sunday Services
Services Provided To: Local Tree of Life Community and extended coast to coast Zoom community
Dementia and Nursing Home Hospice Patients through Chaplaincy
Groups Provided To: Community
Bio: I am that which I seek.
An insatiable and inquisitive mind yearning to be in coherence with an expansive heart to support humanity in spiritual and conscious development. Decades of Sacred Studies with Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt at the Tree of Life Interfaith Temple have afforded experiential opportunities to resonate with Divine Source through the practices of various traditions and the receptive Silence that follows.
I am a listener, artist, educator, minister of worthiness. I am Love.
Education: BS Child Development and Family Relations
Sacred Studies and Ordination through The Tree of Life Interfaith Temple
Certifications: Bhagavad Gita Certificate program
Spiritual Mentoring
Memberships: Tree of Life Interfaith Temple
Business Location: Amherst, New Hampshire 03031, United States
Rev. Connie L. Habash, LMFT
Clergy Fellow
Business Location: Menlo Park, California 94026, United States
Rev. Maureen E. Jeffries
Clergy Fellow
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,, and 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
Rev. Dr. Issa Kabeer
Clergy Fellow
Bio: DMin Graduate from New Seminary in 2021
Business Phone: (215) 760-5944
Rev. Ellyn Kravette
Clergy Fellow
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
Current Vice President 2012-2016 Other Offices held: Past President, Chair Women's Issues Committee, Chair Job Bank
Member 1995 - 2016
NEW YORK WOMEN'S AGENDA: City Watch Committee
Member 1995 - 2002
NASSAU NOW: Member Psychotherapy Committee
Chair 1988-1990
Business Location: Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania 18322, United States
Business Phone: (570) 764-4706
Rebecca Leigh Kuhn
Spiritual Care Professional
Bio: I am a spiritual person who loves the Lord and honored to take photos of the Angels
Education: Registered Nurse
Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher
Reiki Master Training
Business Location: Warrenton, Missouri 63383, United States
Cell Phone: (636) 734-3646
Rev. Richard Douglas Lake
Clergy Fellow
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
Memberships: AWAIC
Business Location: Whitehouse Station, New Jersey 08889, United States
Business Phone: (848) 702-9005
Rev. Elizabeth Ann Levy
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Marriage Ceremonies
Baby Blessings
Memorial Services
Middle Eastern and Sacred Dance
Astrology, Tarot, Numerology
Handwriting Analysis
Networking to Help Save and Place Pets/Animals
Services Provided To: All people, All Faiths, All Orientations
Bio: I am an ordained registered interfaith minister in New York, NY. My ministry consists of officiating at weddings, baby blessings, and memorial services. I serve people of all ages, all faiths, all cultures, and all gender identities and all orientations. My specialty and style is informal and simple.

I also perform and teach belly dance (Middle Eastern dance), and am involved with group sacred dance performances.

I also do Astrology, Tarot, and Numerology readings, and Handwriting Analysis.

I was ordained by The New Seminary June 13, 1987 as an Interfaith Minister, and was registered by The City Clerk June 18, 1987.

My concept and belief in interfaith is celebrating the uniqueness, beauty, and differences of each and all the faiths and cultures, generations, and styles without the feeling of separateness. This allows the creating of the feeling and sense of oneness amongst the differences.
Education: New Seminary 1986-1987
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Nancy Taylor Business Institute
Interlochen Arts Academy High School
Certifications: New Seminary Ordination June 1987
Memberships: International Graphoanalysis Society
Interfaith Temple as Associate Minister
Business Location: New York, New York, United States
Business Phone: (917) 741-3761
Cell Phone: (917) 741-3761
Rev. Terry A. Lohmann
Clergy Fellow
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.
Affiliations: Interfaith
Education: The New Seminary
Certifications: Certified Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Practitioner
Licensed Spiritual Health Coach
Memberships: AWAIC
Business Location: Stillwater, Minnesota 55082, United States
Business Phone: (651) 270-3751
Athena Ann Lozano
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Quantum Mediumship Readings
Oracle Readings by Athena
Quantum Energy Work
Services Provided To: Adults 18 and older
Bio: I AM a Starseed Conduit,
Quantum Psychic Medium,
Quantum Creator and
Healer Attuned to the Quantum Field. My Mission is to Mentor and Assist Humans and Spirit Guides on their path to Ascension.
Certifications: Quantum Reiki Master
Business Location: Berlin, New Hampshire 03570, United States
Business Phone: (603) 723-4480
Cell Phone: (603) 723-4480
Rev. Marie Jean Lucca
Clergy Fellow
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.
Affiliations: Interfaith/Protestant
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
Memberships: World AWAKE
Business Location: Boxford, Massachusetts 01921, United States
Business Phone: (978) 561-9494
Valencia Shante Ma'at
Clergy Student
Bio: I am Spiritual Nutritionist, Sacred Foods Chef, Sacred Arts Practitioner, Writer, and founder of Passport ll Balance, LLC.

I'm currently a doctoral candidate at The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies with a focus on Goddess Spirituality & Sacred Foods. I studied Community Health Nutrition, Women's Wellness, and Spirituality at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University.

I received my Culinary Arts training from The CHOW Institute in New York NY focused primarily on vegetarian and vegan cuisines. I am also an Initiate of the Ancient Kemetic Spirituality, Kemetic Yoga Practitioner, and Queen Afua's Sacred Woman Practitioner. Along with certifications in Herbal Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, and Holistic Health Coaching, and The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
World AWAKE Involvement: Share resources, participate in events, and teach classes.
Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Creating/Performing personalized interfaith, intercultural weddings, baby blessings, memorials and house blessings internationally.
Spiritual, interfaith, grief and wellness counseling.
Meditation and energy healing.
Classes, Workshops and Seminars.
Services also available virtually.
Services Provided To: People of all backgrounds and beliefs.
Interfaith/intercultural couples and families.
Those who have experienced loss.
Those who are at a cross roads.
Those seeking further connection with themselves and the Divine.
Those seeking spiritual direction.
Groups Provided To: Available for seminars, retreats, workshops and classes.
Bio: I am a licensed ordained interfaith minister since February of 1996, a graduate of two interfaith seminaries and an author of two pioneering books, Joining Hands and Hearts, Interfaith, Intercultural Wedding Celebrations and Bless This Child, A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Baby Blessing Ceremonies. My work has been featured on (but not limited to) CNN, MNSBC, ABC, NPR, TLC and in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, Modern Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, Pregnancy Magazine, Time Out NY and other media venues. Publishers Weekly dubbed my work "cutting edge". I have performed well over 2000 personalized ceremonies internationally. The results of which are often extraordinary. I provide spiritual, interfaith, relationship, wellness, grief and life counseling for people of all backgrounds and beliefs - and have helped many people navigate sensitive and challenging situations. An empath and an intuitive, I also offer energy healing for those who wish it. An orator and storyteller, I have conducted seminars, classes and workshops on various subjects, including The Art of Ceremony and Ritual, Weddings, Baby Blessings, Discovering Our Spiritual Next Steps, Finding Joy and Inner Peace, Let Your Soul Lead and The Art of Listening Within. I teach mediation and energy healing, and employ drawing and automatic writing as a path for authentic living, healing and transformation. An artist, my paintings have been exhibited at Union Theological Seminary, New York Open Center, Pace University and other spiritual and cultural centers.

My Story
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
World Awake
Daocloud Member
Business Location: New York, New York 10001, United States
Business Phone: (212) 663-1044
Rev. Dr. Sheryl Theo Martin
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Wedding Officiant, Spiritual Counseling, Reiki Healing, Workshops, and Metaphysical Fairs
Services Provided To: Happy to serve the LBGTQIAP+ community
Bio: Heaven-Pathways-Earth is a metaphysical store in which we offer a variety of items for purchase and provides a variety of holistic and ministry services. The store is owned and operated by Reverend Dr. Sheryl T. Martin. Sheryl is a psychic medium, dream interpreter, reiki master, spiritual counselor, intuitive, life coach, and empath who provides higher guidance through her connection with spirit. She has talked to spirit since she was 9 years old, when her father visited her, after passing away. Sheryl has a doctoral degree in Holistic Theology and is ordained as an Interfaith Minister, which simply means that she believes in the connection of all people and of all religions. Sheryl welcomes and honors all people and is proud to serve the LGBTQIAP+ community. Heaven-Pathways-Earth produces the San Marcos and Wimberley Metaphysical and Holistic Fairs.
Affiliations: interfaith/nondenominational
Education: Doctoral Of Holistic Theology
Masters of Business Administration
Bachelors of Business Administration
Ordained as Interfaith Minister
Reiki Master
Memberships: AWAIC/World AWAKE
Business Location: Wimberley, Texas 78676, United States
Business Phone: (559) 779-5510
Cell Phone: (559) 779-5510
Andrea C. Mathews, LPC, NCC
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Licensed Professional Counselor with over 35 years experience in the mental health field, offering Cognitive and Transpersonal Therapy for a variety of diagnoses and issues. Andrea is not afraid to open the conversation and make room for the very important spiritual element of therapy.
Bio: Author of three books, including: "The Law of Attraction: The Soul's Answer to Why it isn't Working and How It Can;" "Inhabiting Heaven NOW: The Answer to Every Moral Dilemma Ever Posed;" and "Letting Go of Good: Dispel the Myth of Goodness to Find Your Genuine Self, Andrea is also the author of the very popular blog on Psychology Today entitled "Traversing the Inner Terrain," with over 3 million readers. She is also the host of the very popular Voice America radio show, "Authentic Living." She continues to practice in her private practice offering Cognitive and Transpersonal Therapy to adults with a variety of diagnoses and issues.
Education: Masters Degree in Counseling
PhD in Interfaith/Interspiritual studies
Business Location: Birmingham, Alabama 35205, United States
Business Phone: (205) 328-0780
Rev. Ann McCann
Clergy Fellow
Services Provided To: Hospitals, hospices, Humanists and atheists
Bio: Ex-librarian, dairy farmer, research administrator and pastry chef
A founding chaplain of the Spiritual Care program at Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill MA
Chaplain and volunteer at Hospice of the North Shore, All Care Hospice, and New England Hospice
Chef at the Kaplan House, a hospice facility run by Hospice of the North Shore (now known as Care Dimensions), Danvers MA
Education: BA in English UMKC
Graduate work in epidemiology TUSM
Completed one unit of CPT with the Clinical Pastoral Training Center of Southern Maine
Business Location: Newfane, Vermont 05345, United States
Cell Phone: (978) 457-6889
Rev. Sheena Metal
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Spiritual Advisor
Guest Pastor
Wedding/Funeral Officiant
Guest Speaker
House Blessings
Services Provided To: All
Groups Provided To: All
Affiliations: Interfaith
New Age
Progressive Christian
Education: Cal State University Long Beach - English Major
American Trinity University - Deacon
Certifications: American Trinity University - Ordination
Founders Metropolitan Community Church - Staff Pastor
Memberships: The Lavender Effect - BOD
The Harvey Milk Foundation - BOD
Founders Metropolitan Community Church - Ministerial Team
Artemis Women In Action Film Festival - BOD
Ensemble Studio Theatre LA - BOD
Moreno Valley Cultural Arts Foundation - BOD
Business Location: Sherman Oaks, California 91403, United States
Cell Phone: (818) 437-0886
Christine Moses, MS
Spiritual Care Professional
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.
Affiliations: Interfaith
Education: American Institute of Holistic Theology
Master degree in Holistic Ministries
Certifications: Certified Retreat Leader
Certification in Leadership As Service
Memberships: World AWAKE
Business Location: Gurnee, Illinois 60031, United States
Business Phone: (847) 525-2600
Rev. Jon Mundy, Ph.D.
Clergy Fellow
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
Dr. Claire A. Nelson
Clergy Student
Bio: Dr. Claire Nelson is Chief Ideation Leader of The Futures Forum, a research and education practice specializing in bringing the power of strategic foresight, and the discipline of sustainability engineering to challenges facing organizations and communities. She was recently named on Forbes as one of the top 50 female futurists in the world. Her seminal book "SMART Futures for a Flourishing World: A Paradigm for Advancing Global Sustainability" by Changemaker Books is coming this August.

A sought-after speaker, Nelson's engagements have included: Association of Blacks in Energy; ASME; BET/CENTRIC; World Bank; Women in Research Engineering Symposium; Black Engineer of the Year Conference; Salzburg Seminar; Pacific Skills Summit; World Steel; University of the West Indies; and the US Air Force. She also provides foresight and sustainability consulting to organizations such as: Development Bank of Jamaica; Spectrum Management Authority; Caribbean Maritime University; Petroleum Management Authority; Guardian Insurance. She has served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Futures Studies and the World Futures Review Journal and is an active member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Futures Studies Federation, where she is a Member of the Board as well as Editor-At-Large of its flagship publication HUMAN FUTURES Magazine. Dr. Nelson also serves as a Fellow of the TECHCAST Global foresight knowledge network.

Before establishing The Futures Forum, Dr. Nelson held a variety of positions at the Inter-American Development Bank, over a thirty-year career which spanned strategic portfolio development; program identification and management, institutional assessments and technical feasibility studies across a variety of sectors including: public sector modernization, private sector development, community development, and trade development. She was a thought leader in promoting Strategic Foresight in development, organizing the Bank's first Latin America 2020 Social Development Futures Seminar Series, in 2006. She pioneered the topic of development with equity at the IDB, helping to build the Bank's portfolio in Black economic empowerment in Latin America. As a result of her leadership, she was honored with the IDB's prestigious Ortiz Mena Award in 2010.

A social entrepreneur, Dr. Nelson is Founding President of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, the leading Caribbean American Diaspora organization (since 1993) and recognized as the Architect of the Campaign for June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month, officially proclaimed by the President of the USA, since 2006. She is the Curator of the Caribbean American Legislative Forum on Capitol Hill and White House Briefings, the Invest Caribbean Business Conference; and the Caribbean American Heritage Awards.

Most recently, she co-founded the Space Futures Forum for advancing the voice for minority communities in the evolving of Humans in the Space Exploration; as well as for advocacy and education re access to space and the ocean, for small island developing states through the creation of a SMART Islands Collaboratory.

Under her leadership, the Institute of Caribbean Studies has played host to several Caribbean public and private sector leaders including the Prime Ministers of Barbados, St. Lucia and Grenada at various events in Washington DC. Dr. Nelson's volunteer community service has also included among others: American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship Review Committee; Sustainability Division of the Institute of Industrial Engineers; Fundacion UNIPOP; Black Women's Roundtable; the African American Unity Caucus of the Constituency for Africa; and the US Department of Commerce US/Caribbean Business Development Council.

Dr. Nelson, who is an award-winning writer and storyteller, holds a Bachelors and Masters in Industrial Engineering from the SUNY at Buffalo and Purdue University respectively, and a Doctorate in Engineering Management from the George Washington University (1990). She is distinguished as the first Jamaican woman to earn a Doctorate in an Engineering discipline.

Dr. Nelson has served as a Worship Leader at the Takoma Metaphysical Chapel in Silver Spring, MD, since 2002, and was appointed a Teaching Minister by the Senior Minister in January 2019, following the delivery of her first sermon at the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Washington DC. A self-described Interfaith Christian, Rev, Claire as she is called by her faith community has her grounding in the Moravian Church and Anglican School she attended as a child in her home in Kingston. Jamaica.

Nelson has received commendation in the US Congressional Record and has also received an Outstanding Alumni Award from Purdue University, School of Industrial Engineering. Dr. Nelson was named a White House Champion of Change in 2012.
Cell Phone: (202) 907-6140
Rev. Harvey Lewis Newman
Clergy Fellow
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
Business Location: West Palm Beach, Florida 33401, United States
Business Phone: (646) 468-1750
Cell Phone: (646) 468-1750
Rev. Dr. Katherine Rosemary O'Connell
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Fully online Interfaith Seminary
Services Provided To: All online
Groups Provided To: All online
Education: Interfaith Minister
Licensed Psychologist, Ph.D.
Business Location: Arcata, California 95519, United States
Business Phone: (707) 502-7040
Cell Phone: (707) 502-7040
Chaplain Judi Painter
Clergy Fellow
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
Parish Congregation
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
Affiliations: Interfaith
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
NODA certified
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
Business Location: Stewartsville, New Jersey 08886, United States
Business Phone: (610) 241-4532
Rev. Catharine de la Porte Payson
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: I am the Dean at ChIME so most of my work involves engaging and supporting students through the program. I am also responsible for curriculum development and community partnerships.
Services Provided To: I work directly with our students and the organizations with which we partner and/or where students complete their internship hours.
Bio: I live in Maine with my partner of 33 years. I have a son who is now a freshman in college. I have spent most of my life working as a clinical social worker with multiple populations. In the past 10 years I have had an interest in integrating spiritual care into my clinical work. I also love to hike, nordic ski, ride (my bike), and walk our 5 year old Australian Shepard. I am deeply grateful for my many friends and community connections.
Education: Dartmouth College, BA
Boston College School of Social Work, MSW
Certifications: Licensed Clinical Social Work
World AWAKE Involvement: ChIME is a partner with World Awake and thus I would like to personally support the organization
Business Location: Portland, Maine 04104-3833, United States
Business Phone: (207) 347-6740
Rev. Peggy Ingrid Petahtegoose
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Sunday Services
Wedding Officiant, Vow Renewal, Elopement, Baby Blessing, Memorials
Spiritual Mentoring
Reiki healing
Services Provided To: Tree of Life Interfaith Temple
Community centers
Private sessions
Bio: I am member of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation in Ontario Canada. It is also my honor to be a Jingle dress dancer, a healing dancer. As an Ordained Interfaith minister I put all of my sacred healing gifts to work while working with individuals and communities. Always on the path of healing and guided by Spirit, I will begin a three year training in 2021 to become a certified herbalist.
Many of my interests are grounded in a deep love of Mother Earth and our Creator. I walk in faith and am guided daily to offer up my gifts in service when and where needed.
Education: Tree of Life Interfaith Seminary, Ordained 2014
Tree of Life School for Sacred Living Spiritual Mentoring Cert. 2016
Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher 2014
Yoga NH 200 Hr. RYT 2012
E-RYT200 2020
Certifications: Tree of Life Interfaith Seminary, Ordination - 2014
Tree of Life School for Sacred Living Spiritual Mentoring Cert. - 2016
Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher - 2014
Yoga NH 200 Registered Yoga Teacher - 2012
E-RYT 200 Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, 1000 hours - 2020
Memberships: Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation, Ontario, Canada
Yoga Alliance
Business Location: Concord, New Hampshire 03301-3237, United States
Business Phone: (603) 369-8368
Cell Phone: (603) 369-8368
Rev. Kathleen Theresa Regan
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Education, Art, Weddings, Funerals workshop, Health and Wellness, Interfaith Seminary
Bio: Currently Dean of All Faiths Seminary International since 2008
President and co-founder of West End Arts Visual Artists Guild, Inc.
Interfaith Minister since 2001
Yoga instructor
Art instructor
Zentangle Teacher
Lifetime student of Ayurveda, health and nutrition
Author of "The Food Adventure Book"
Interfaith minister.
Affiliations: Sivananda Ashram, Woodbourne, N.Y.
Ananda Ashram, Monroe, N.Y.
Yoga Research Society, Miami FL
Education: Ph.D. Divinity Commonwealth Open University and All Faiths Seminary International
Masters of Divinity - Commonwealth Open University and All Faiths Seminary International
Masters of Art - Adelphi University
M.A. Secondary Education
BA Fine Arts/Psychology
Certifications: New York State Dept. of Education - Perm. Certification K-12th grade Art 1984
Yoga Instruction Sivananda Ashram, Val Morin, Quebec 1999
Kundalini Yoga Instruction, Manhattan, NY 2002
Certified Zentangle Teacher - Providence, R.I. 2014
Memberships: World AWAKE, West End Arts Visual Artists Guild, Inc.
Long Beach Art Association
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, N. Miami, FL
Business Location: Long Beach, New York 11561, USA
Business Phone: (516) 659-9129
Cell Phone: (516) 659-9129
Rhinehart Neas
Rev. Linda M. Rhinehart Neas, M. Ed.
Clergy Fellow
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:
Affiliations: World AWAKE, Inc.
Interfaith Ministers of New England
Franklin County Interfaith Council
Education: The New Seminary
Continuing Education with Harvard Divinity School through EDx
World AWAKE Involvement: Leadership Council 2016
Conference Presenter 2016, 2017
Newsletter Contributing Writer
Awakening Spirit Blog Writer
Board 2018 to present, Director of Spiritual Inspiration
Business Location: South Deerfield, Massachusetts 01373, United States
Business Phone: (413) 539-0577
Rev. Helen G. Rousseau
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Writing Groups and Spiritual Guidance
Services Provided To: General Public
Groups Provided To: Senior Colleges, churches
Bio: Writing poetry has been a constant in my life. It is where I first found a voice. I have also written essays and reflections, always finding inspiration in the world around me and in the simplest things, like hummingbirds at the feeder. Coming to the Edge: Fifty Poems for Writing and Healing was the first book that I wrote after leaving an abusive relationship. This book, with writing prompts, is a wonderful tool in writing groups as well as when one works solo or with a therapist. My most recent book is Poems for a World on Fire: Meditations on Hope which deals with the current day issues of global warming, migrations, hunger, Covid-19 and more.
Education: MTS from BU School of Theology
Certifications: Mediation, Spiritual Guidance
Memberships: Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance
Business Location: Kennebunk, Maine 04043, United States
Business Phone: (207) 332-0046
Cell Phone: (207) 332-0046
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Online Sacred Studies courses of all types (see Website for examples)
Conference Speaker/Presenter
Spiritual Mentoring
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:
  • Lovers in the Wilderness: Awaken Mystical Unity and Create a Joyful Life with Mantra Prayer, Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2021. (updated and renamed edition of Doorway to the Sacred: Transform Your Life with Mantra Prayer first published by Tree of Life Publishing, 2014)
  • An Ordinary Life Transformed: Lessons for Everyone from the Bhagavad Gita, Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2021. (first published by Hobblebush Books, 2006)
  • The Call of the Mourning Dove: How Sacred Sound Awakens Mystical Unity, Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2019.
  • Living the Prayer of Jesus: A Study of the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic, Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2019. (first published by Tree of Life Publishing, 2012)
  • The Interfaith Worship Manual: The Resource for Creating Interfaith Worship Services, Tree of Life Publishing, 2012.

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,”, 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
Affiliations: Interfaith
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
Rev. Jim Sances
Clergy Fellow
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
Memberships: AWAIC
Business Location: Lamy, New Mexico 87540, United States
Business Phone: (847) 533-2864
Rev. Dr. Rhonda Lynn Schienle
Board Chair
Clergy Fellow
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.
Affiliations: Interfaith
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
Rev. Steven Edward Schultz, Sr.
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Interfaith counseling / Spiritual Direction
Centering prayer sessions / Guided meditations
Marriage officiant / Baby blessings
Funeral services / Healing services
Services Provided To: Everyone
Bio: Reverend Steven Schultz is the founder of Jesus and Friends Interfaith Ministries.
Education: Tree Of Life Seminary - Interfaith Ministry
Haden Institute - Spiritual Direction
Memberships: Spiritual Directors International
Business Location: Bolivia, North Carolina 28422, United States
Cell Phone: (910) 443-8793
Rev. Lawrence Lee Schwartz
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: I work as Media Manager for All Faiths Seminary International. This includes videography, editing, posting to YouTube, distribution to students, posting to participation in class discussions, hosting meetings, Admin on two FB group pages, etc.
Services Provided To: All Faiths Seminary International and the public
Groups Provided To: All Faiths Seminary International
Bio: It's a long story!
Affiliations: Yogic thought & Eastern Philosophy - Advaita, Nondual Tantrika, Kashmir Shaivism, Reform/Progressive Judaism
Education: Bachelors in Psychology, Lehman College 1982
One-time LPN in Nursing, Lehman College (1980 or 1981)
Interfaith Minister ordained in 2011 by AFSI
Certifications: Interfaith Minister ordained in 2011 by All Faiths Seminary International via the New Light Temple
New York State Wedding Officiant #1434431
Memberships: Open Heart Satsang
Tantrika Institute
Makor Center for Spiritual Judaism
Sierra Club
Production Manager for
Business Location: Sunnyside, New York 11104, United States
Rev. Feliça A. Selenko, PhD, CGT
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Gestalt Therapy
Marriage and Commitment Ceremonies
Memorial Services
Baby Blessings
Home Blessings
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.
Affiliations: Open
Education: AA - Liberal Arts Exploratory
BA - Psychology
MS - Holistic Ministries
PhD - Philosophy in Holistic Ministries
Certifications: Gestalt Therapy
Clinical Hypnotherapy
Business Location: Dunellen, New Jersey 08812, United States
Business Phone: (732) 968-7999
Cell Phone: (908) 419-7899
Dr. Brenda Shoshanna
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Talks,
Weekly Podcasts: Zen Wisdom For Your Everyday Life,
One Minute Mitzvahs,
Time To Care; Caring For Others During A Time of Need;
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,
Postdoctoral Studies
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. Lisa K. Solomon
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: 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. 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
Currently enrolled in Tree of Life Interfaith Seminary under Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt.
Certifications: Reiki master 2000, Qigong instructor 2002, Clinical Pastoral Education level 1 chaplaincy 2012, Sound Immersion 2016
Memberships: World AWAKE
Interfaith Alliance
Business Location: Frederick, Maryland 21704, United States
Business Phone: (301) 788-7720
Cell Phone: (301) 788-7720
Reverend Mary Scott Soo, M.D.
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Wedding Celebrant
Baby Blessing Ceremonies
Memorial Services
A Course in Miracles group facilitator
Invitation to Spiritual Reflection (INSPIRE) facilitator
Services Provided To: All
Groups Provided To: All
Bio: Greetings! My name is Mary Scott Campbell Soo, and I currently live in Durham, North Carolina. I grew up in the countryside near Richmond, Virginia, attending a nearby small Episcopal church. I left for college at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and after applying to medical school in my senior year, one of the last classes I took spring semester was my favorite—"World Religions". I was struck that the true essence of the religions we studied (Taoism, Buddhism and Hinduism) was the same, and really no different from the heart of the Episcopal teachings I grew up with—unconditional love, kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. My opportunity to contemplate spirituality was short lived—I hid my feelings as I entered medical school. I underwent radiology residency training in Pittsburgh, then sub-specialty training in breast imaging at Duke University Medical Center, where I have since been on faculty as a breast imaging radiologist and researcher, working with women in the early detection of breast cancer.

On New Year's Day in 2002, I heard a voice saying, "It's time to give back." At that time, I not only had a busy breast imaging career, but was also raising two beautiful daughters and playing national and international ultimate frisbee tournaments. From that moment, however, my spiritual life, which had been left in the shadows of a busy medical career and other life events, started to emerge, and bloomed into a lifelong desire to remember the Love of God in all people and all things. In 2003, my sister gave me a copy of "A Course in Miracles", which has become my guiding spiritual practice since that time. I also began studying Buddhism and other world religions, embracing the similarities at the heart of them all.

In 2008, I became a hospice volunteer, and in 2009 was ordained as an interfaith minister through All Faith's Seminary International. In 2011, I trained as a chaplain intern at Duke University Hospital; simultaneously, within my breast imaging career, I began studying the spiritual needs of women during breast biopsy procedures, including the benefits of lovingkindness meditation in that setting. During this time, I also hosted and facilitated an "INSPIRE" (invitation to spiritual reflection) support group for over 10 years, and along with my fiancé Adrian have built a chapel (the Gratitude Chapel) at our new home "Love's Way". There, we have facilitated a bi-weekly "A Course in Miracles" group since 2017, among other mediation groups and interfaith spiritual retreats.

As an interfaith minister, I have also performed spiritual, humanist and religious weddings since 2012. Helping to develop completely personalized ceremonies and guide couples through the intimate and sometimes vulnerable moments leading to their wedding day results in life-long friendships and connection; being present in the precious moments celebrating the love and connection between the bride and groom during the ceremonies is always a complete delight!

I have also had a life-long passion for creating art, and in the past 20 years have focused on the preciousness of people and relationships in our lives. More recently I have produced more spiritually inspired works that I hope to share.

My friends refer to me as Mary Scott or Scotty. I look forward to meeting you!

Education: Duke University Chaplain Intern, 2011
All Faiths Seminary International, Ordained Interfaith Minister 2009
Duke University Department of Radiology, Breast Imaging Fellowship 1993
Duke University Department of Radiology, Pediatric Imaging Fellowship, 1992
Duke University Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology Fellowship, 1991-1992
Allegheny General Hospital, Department of Radiology, Radiology resident 1987-1991
Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Medical Doctor 1983-1987
Wake Forest University, BA in Biology, 1979-1983
Certifications: Angel Intuition and Healing Certification Training, 2020
All Faiths Seminary Wedding Intensive with Rev Susanna Stefanachi Macomb, 2020
Duke University Chaplain Intern, 2011
All Faiths Seminary International, Ordained Interfaith Minister 2009
Hospice Volunteer, Duke University Medical Center, 2008
Memberships: Society of Breast Imaging
Radiological Society of North America
American College of Radiology
World AWAKE Involvement: With gratitude to Rev. Susanna Macomb for her invitation and inspiration, I hope that my participation in World AWAKE can help me bring the light of interfaith connection to the Triangle area in North Carolina. The World AWAKE statement "Building bridges to a peaceful world community" encompasses what I hope my budding ministry at Love's Way can offer this community. Through our "tea on the patio" program, we hope to offer personal time for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. For others, we invite one-on-one or small groups to "Become INSPIRED" (invitation to spiritual reflection and dialogue). Small group silent retreats and interfaith gatherings will be offered in our chapel, along with intimate weddings and other ceremonies. In addition, through spiritually-inspired art work, I hope to share loving-kindness, hope and compassion to those in need.
Business Location: Durham, NC 27705, United States
Business Phone: (919) 880-5689
Cell Phone: (919) 880-5689
Rev. Lisa Steele-Maley
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Spiritual companionship, life ceremonies, seasonal celebrations, creative coaching, writing workshops, organizational visioning and assessment, programmatic development.
Services Provided To: For Individuals: I offer collaborative spiritual companionship, life ceremonies, and creative coaching. Whether you are just beginning, stalled somewhere along the way, trying to make sense of where you have been, or celebrating a life change, I would be honored to walk alongside as a companion for your own arduous, humbling and joyful journey.

For Organizations: I seek to create a safe and creative environment for individuals and teams to realize their potential. I have collaborated with organizations to lead strategic visioning, implement action plans, design new programs, train staff and assess emerging needs.
Groups Provided To: Caregivers
Bio: Caring for one another and the world we live in is the most meaningful and important work I can imagine.

I offer my work in the world in service to the healthier, more sustainable, more productive, more joyful, interconnected lives we are here to live.

My daily life is deeply intertwined with my family, our farm fields, and my local community. I live in an aging farmhouse on the coast of Maine with my husband, two teenage sons, a hearty garden, and a handful of animals. Tending my home place and the relationships closest to me is my primary work. I am also the Director of Programs at ChIME, a board member at Renewal in the Wilderness and a volunteer at Inn Along the Way. Finally, I am an author, interfaith chaplain, and consultant to non-profit organizations. As disparate as they may sound, these different roles often intermingle in the process of facilitating meaningful positive outcomes.
Education: BA English, Lawrence University
Interfaith Ministry, ChIME 2019
Certifications: Interfaith Ministry, Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (ChIME) 2019
Ecclesiastical Standing, Order of Universal Interfaith (OUnI) 2019
Business Location: Edgecomb, Maine 04556, United States
Business Phone: (207) 629-7882
Cell Phone: (207) 629-7882
Rev. Dr. James W. Strickland, PhD
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Pastoral counseling
Clinical Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Couples Therapy
Sexual orientation counseling
Trauma therapy
Services Provided To: Couples regardless of sexual orientation
Groups Provided To: Etoh clients
Sexually abused clients
Bio: Born in Opelika Alabama. Spent 22 years in the United States Airforce. Professional motivational speaker. Interfaith Minister.Married to Janyce Johnson Strickland for 58 years.
Education: PhD. Holistic Ministry AIHT
MSW. Clinical Social Work
Denver University
MA Counseling Services
Webster University
BA Psychology
Columbia College
Community College of the Air Force
Certifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
State of Georgia
License #LSW0001260
Memberships: National Association of Social Workers
Chairman Dublin Georgia Housing Authority
Business Location: Dublin, Georgia 31021, United States
Business Phone: (478) 410-6108
Cell Phone: (478) 410-6108
Priestess Crystal Taylor
Spiritual Care Professional
Services Offered: Quantum Trance
Spiritual Mentoring Programs
Services Provided To: Anyone
Bio: Crystal is an initiated High Priestess experienced in expanding consciousness and helping people open their own psychic and healing abilities via Quantum Trance. Crystal's work has also led her to help people retain memories from Space Programs and E.T. Contact. She is performing ground-breaking work with Entities and Spirits channeling through individuals to give information about the state of our planet.
Education: Life Coach Certification program
Some college, psychology & business management
Certifications: Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT)
Reiki Master
Spiritual Counselor
Memberships: Coven 88 Priestess
Business Location: Berlin, New Hampshire 03570, United States
Business Phone: (678) 897-3402
Cell Phone: (678) 897-3402
M'Rebbe Rev. Dr. Raine Teller
Clergy Fellow