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Rev. Blanca Ibenia Aguilar
Chapel 1031 (Life is Simple Love)
United States (US), Florida (FL), Sunrise
Rev. Bill Akpinar
Chapel 1525 (U.H.S.S.)
United States (US), New York (NY), Douglaston
Rev. (Dr.) Bill Akpinar is medical director at the Center for Healing in New York. He is aphysician (M.D.), a dentist (D.D.S.), and an anesthesiologist. He holds a doctorate in acupuncture with demonstrated excellence in auriculotherapy. He is an Assistant Professor of Pain Management and Anesthesiology, and he has established pain-mitigation programs at numerous medical centers. He consults for many professional and collegiate sports teams.
As an ADL Mentor, “Dr. Bill” is working with many first responders from 9/11 and other doctors who wish to broaden their work and reach people in their “wholeness” in body, mind and spirit.
His desire for ADL is to work together to build our organization to a greater degree of service to many more around the world.
Rev. Jewel Alexander
United States (US), New Mexico (NM), Santa Fe
Rev. Jewel Alexander is an Interspiritual minister, writer, and educator.
Sharing insights revealed in contemplative practice and lifelong study in the fields of spirituality, psychology, science and consciousness, Rev. Jewel shares the transformational nature of self-awareness.
Known as “The Seeker’s Coach”, she specializes in mentoring people into states of greater self-realization and presence; in other words, to express their true selves. Her spiritual guidance, writing, and gentle wisdom serve to help people develop increased, sustainable well-being.
Rev Jewel's ultimate goal is for all people to know how beautiful they are.
Rev. Enzo Aliotta
Chapel 1768 (Healing for Life)
United States (US), New York (NY), Wading River
Enzo is a Naturopathic Spiritual Medicine Doctor with a Doctorate in Integrative Medicine. He is also an accomplished martial artist that has been ordained master in Chinese Martial Arts under SiFu Tak Wah Eng. Enzo's work includes spiritual counseling & teaching. He also facilitates optimal frequency support to individuals in self-healing on all levels.
Rev. Dr. Autymn Renée Allen (DDMS Mentor)
Chapel 1030 (The Chapel of Infinite Possibilities)
United States (US), Texas (TX), Garland
Although I was a seasoned educator and sales rep for educational publishers, my vow of service to God changed everything in 1996. My journey from ordination to today has been one of amazing transformations and experiences integrating spiritual wisdom into the physical dimensions of my life. And, with each ministerial class I offer, I grow into fuller contact with God in ways that continue to surprise.
My ministry focuses on the LIFE4 Coaching System I developed at LIFE4 Academy. LIFE4 stands for Life Integration For Enlightenment, Equanimity, Empowerment & Enjoyment, all the elements we pursue in life. My proprietary system facilitates spiritual, mental, emotional and physical transformations easily and quickly.
My new website Alliance of Divine Life is a place for exploration, study and sharing all aspects of life. I invite you to join me.
Rev. Michael Scott Allen
United States (US), Texas (TX), Garland
Born and raised in the Methodist church, I became an agnostic in high school but returned to Christianity via direct spiritual experiences in nature, meditation, healing sessions and studying different spiritual traditions and metaphysics.
As we are responsible for being the best we can be, we can optimize and integrate the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical aspects of our human existence to advance our soul growth and expand our consciousness.
I am a board-certified Radiologist with certifications in Integrative Functional Age-Management Medicine, I took a 3-year sabbatical from my medical practice to explore spiritual healing, travel to sacred sites in Peru, continental USA, Bali, England and Scotland and study different spiritual traditions. My definition of a healer is one who guides others to heal themselves.
Rev. Lindsay Babich
United States (US), Florida (FL), West Palm Beach
Lindsay is a heart-centered spiritual healer who facilitates energetic balance and optimal frequency to support individuals in self-healing on all levels. Lindsay is an interspiritual minister and ministerial mentor with ADL, ordained in 2004 by ADL co-founder, the late Rev. Dr. Barbara Hanshaw.
Lindsay earned a degree in Anthropology and Sociology from Hunter College in NYC then followed her passion for cultural immersion around the globe. In 2004 she responded to a clear spiritual call to use her hands to support healing. She is a certified Healing-Touch practitioner and instructor, Reiki master and aroma therapist using Young Living Essential Oils. Her ministry is Vibrational Health, an ADL Healing Ministry that uses touch, sound, light and crystals as vibrational tools for self-healing.
In Divine service, Rev. Lindsay has been deeply involved for 12 years both as an officer on the ADL Board of Directors and a volunteer with Healing-Touch Buddies, and on the Board of Directors and as an Ambassador with the newly founded Joseph P. Cory Foundation, dedicated to educating individuals and communities in health and wellness.
Rev. Diane Baker
United States (US), North Carolina (NC), Hendersonville
Rev. Linda Gail Brown (Lee)
United States (US), Georgia (GA), Atlanta
Rev. Dr. Wanda L. Beebe (DDMS Mentor)
United States (US), Tennessee (TN), Chattanooga
Rev. Dr. Beebe received her ADL Ministerial degree in October 1999. She became qualified to mentor thereafter and held the first ADL ministerial class in the state of Alabama. She received her Doctorate of Divinity in Metaphysics and Spirituality in 2003.She has been mentoring ADL Doctoral candidates since 2005. In May 2014, she received her Bachelor of Divinity with The Metropolitan Theological Seminary.
Rev. Dr. Beebe studied and worked with the indigenous culture of the Q’ero Indians of Peru in 2001, and she based her ADL doctoral thesis on “The Andean Way of Religion and Spirituality.” She walked and completed the spiritual pilgrimage known as the “Camino de Santiago” in Spain in 2005 and has studied, and been certified, in many healing arts modalities since 1990.
Rev. Dr. Beebe’s prior work history includes experience as a Sr. Production Planner for a Fortune 500 company in New York and Human Resource Management in Huntsville, AL. Presently she is working as a Sales Consultant for a women’s designer dress shop in Chattanooga, TN, and feels this is one of the best ways to minister to people on all levels; putting the highest degree of love into action.
Rev. Paul Benedict
United States (US), Colorado (CO), Evergreen
Rev. Christa Blais
United States (US), Florida (FL), Daytona Beach
Rev. Sandra Bolognia
United States (US), Florida (FL), West Palm Beach
Rev. Sandra Bolognia was ordained in 1985 by Rev. Dr. Barbara Hanshaw. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Individual and Family Studies, a Master's Degree in Educational and School Psychology, and a specialist degree in Math and Computer Science. She worked professionally as a social worker, guidance counselor and computer teacher of kindergarten through college and adults.
Rev. Sandra has been close to her spirit from childhood and continues to deprogram her life path as her spirit develops and evolves on Earth. Her studies in spirit beyond life experience include: astrology, Tarot, numerology, quantum physics, iridology, essential oils, heart math, sound healing, scalar energy, sacred geometry, alien implants, etheric implants, holographic inserts, hieros-gamos, earthing, holographic kinetics, out-of-body experiences, meditation, dreamtime travel, and the multi-dimensional universe.
Rev. Sandy feels that learning is at its peak when the student is seeking in the life-learning laboratory. She will ensure that your process toward ministry is woven into your personal life experience.
Rev. Stacy Bourgeois
United States (US), Georgia (GA), Lilburn
I have been an ADL minister for nearly 24 years and it has been my honor to currently serve on the ADL Board of Trustees.
I have been an ADL minister since 1995, and an ADL mentor for over 10 years. I’m a Spiritual Catalyst, and my ministry is primarily focused on helping others expeditiously move from one phase of their life to another, especially through their most difficult times and circumstances. I also like to put emphasis on integrating core Spiritual principles into the traditional workplace (and more recently through virtual platforms) since this is where many people spend much of their time.
I’m also an emerging Spiritual Neuroscientist, applying advances in neuroscience to Spirituality to help others enhance their lives through hardwiring positivity in their brains.
Rev. Dr. Michael Burns
Chapel 2090 (Chapel of Trinity and Unification)
United States (US), New York (NY), Stony Brook
Rev. Nada Marie Cory
United States (US), Florida (FL), Singer Island
Rev. Brian L. Crissey
Chapel 1816 (Prison Light Project)
United States (US), North Carolina (NC), Mill Spring
Rev. Brian was ordained in 2014 by Rev. Charlotte McGinnis, He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Johns Hopkins University. Raised a Methodist, Rev. Brian has explored many spiritual paths from NSA Buddhism to Kundalini, before settling on the simple primacy of Divine Love.
Rev. Brian runs the Prison Light Project which sends much appreciated books to prisoners for free. This project now receives about six to ten letters every few days.
With Rev. Pamela, he helps run the Granite Publishing Group and is an avid dowser. He and Rev. Pamela are now planning their second book, which outlines a clear pathway for open-minded people into the emerging new paradigm of Oneness. Rev. Brian edited the ADL E-News and web site for five years. He has ordained five ministers.
Rev. Pamela Meyer Crissey
Chapel 1038 (Crystal Creek Center)
United States (US), North Carolina (NC), Mill Spring
When she attended an ADL conference in 2008, Pamela felt "at home" with the philosophy of ADL and its variety of magnificent ministers. Rev. Charlotte McGinnis ordained her in 2009. Pamela thrives on finding the connections between All That Is and the spiritual basis of our lives.
In 1962 she experienced an off-planet connection that couldn't readily be shared. In 1988, she met Rev. Brian, and they were clearly guided to begin a publishing company to produce books on the spiritual aspects of the extraterrestrial presence on Earth, along with books on indigenous cultures, which all spoke the same philosophy. Overall, they published 65 books.
Rev. Pamela attended Penn State, Portland State and North Greenville University, studying Psychology, and Health and Wellness, however it was at North Greenville that her passion for the connection between religion and science took on a new trajectory. She completed her degree in Divinity with Metropolitan Theological Seminary. She is a Chartered Herbalist and a Plant Spirit Medicine practitioner.
Since ADL's major transition in 2014, Pamela has worked as ADL's Administrative Director.
Rev. Linda DeFelice
United States (US), Florida (FL), Fort Lauderdale
Since childhood, Rev. Linda has felt drawn towards her spiritually guided journey. In 2014, she began her ADL studies; Ordained, February of 2015. Upon taking her ‘Oath of Service’, she did feel enthused that her life changed.
In 2017, Rev. Linda joined the Florida ADL Chapter's Board of Directors. In addition, she chairs its Membership Committee. As chairperson, she plans events and parties, with FL Ministers.
January of 2018, Rev. Linda signed on as an ADL Mentor. She does promote ADL, is a devoted Mentor, and Lovingly guides her students with their ministerial studies.
Rev. Juan Delgado
United States (US), New York (NY), Glendale
Rev. Dr. Mary Fiquet
United States (US), Flat Rock (NC)
Mary graduated The Fordham School of Social Work with a Philosophy major and with Sociology and Physical Sciences as minors. She worked as a clinical social worker both in private practice and community settings for twenty years.
Mary also worked at Madison Avenue Advertising in the Human Resource Dept., handling the recruitment account of IBM while in New York, and later for the Boeing company in Seattle. Coupled with several other corporate jobs it became perfectly clear to her that corporate was not her path.
While in New York, Mary's fascination with all things metaphysical and spiritual continued to expand and grow. She attended the School of Mystical Sciences in NYC and was later ordained through The New Seminary which was also NY based.
Explorations into such works as The Urantia Book, The Seth Materials, A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love, and The Ra Material: The Law of One and The Way of Mastery to name a few, were like reading letters from home for her.
Mary has also been trained in several different modalities including Reiki, Hypnosis, Soul Retrieval and Resilience trainng. She has also been trained as an End-of-Life Doula.
Mary states "The ADL Ministerial program laid the foundation beautifully for her to plunge into the ADL Doctoral Program (DDMS)." She believes that Sacred Geometry, Fractals, the elegance of numbers, the Hermetic Sciences, Cymatics and the crucial role of words in the creation of our experienced reality, opened up vistas beyond imagining for her.
For Mary, the DDMS was the most revelatory and transformative epxerience of her life. There is nothing that would be a greater privilege, nor bring her more joy than for her to be a companion (mentor) on the road as you journey home to your Authentic Self.
Rev. Nancy Haney Duke
Chapel 1677 (Divine Love Institute)
United States (US), Florida (FL), Miami Beach
As a cancer survivor in the year 2000 I began a process of re-evaluation and claimed responsibility for my health, happiness and inner peace. I transformed my life and in the process became an ADL Minister and Mentor.
Moving from a 38 year career in the travel industry I was called to the Ministry because I loved and resonated with the ADL philosophy and training. Shortly thereafter I Co-Founded Divine Love Institute along with Nancy Livingston and today we offer Ministerial Classes Mentoring and on-going support pre and post ordination in the form of Certifications, Workshops and Coaching. We give you the tools you need to grow.
Rev. Shellie Enteen
United States (US), South Carolina (SC), Greer
Rev. Kenneth Gogue
Chapel 2056 (Guiding Light Spiritual Center)
United States (US), North Carolina (NC), Asheville
Hi, I'm Brother Tony. I spent the first 34 years of my life in the military (watching my father's career, and then entering the Army myself). Although, I'm grateful for the many countries, cultures, religions, and people I've met through the military experience, I chose to lay down weapons of destruction and harm. Instead, I utilize the greater powers of peace, love, harmony, unity, and self-empowerment - all for the Greatest Degree of Love and the highest good for all creation.
Originally raised as a Catholic, I’ve always felt this need to go beyond religion. I now serve as an interfaith minister, mixing practices of various faiths to obtain the ultimate experience that the Divine teaches me at any given moment. My primary influences are Paramahansa Yoganada, Anandamayi Ma (a.k.a. Jai Ma), and Peace Pilgrim. Additionally, I explore any other form of the Divine
shown to me in visions and dreams, so I may understand aspects I need to learn for myself and for others. Since reaching higher levels of enlightenment and consciousness, I truly see the Divine in EVERYTHING - through the oneness in ALL creation. I now use my experience in education, management, and leadership to help others to find and empower their true Selves, so they
may find Love and peace along their life path.
Rev. Dr. Margaret "Peg" Gordon (DDMS Mentor)
United States (US), Maine (ME), Windham
Rev. Dr. Peg Gordon was ordained in 2000 by Rev. Dr. Barbara Hanshaw. Studying with Barbara strengthened Peg's belief that Love is our source and Source is Love. Peg received her D.D.M.S. from ADL in 2011. She has been involved in ADL since her ordination and has served three times as the Florida Board president. She has helped coordinate many ADL conferences.
One of Peg’s most heartfelt pleasures in life is sharing and living the ADL wisdom in all areas of her life, but she especially derives joy from being a mentor and sharing and receiving insights and knowledge. Peg has always been a teacher in some capacity. She worked in computer support, and as a teacher, for a Fortune 500 company, and she did similar work in hospitals. As a Reiki Master, she was able to share her knowledge with Hospice nurses in her off time, and today she continues to both teach and heal in a variety of healing modalities within her community.
She volunteers her time with the Children’s Library and is on the Board of Directors for the Newport Cultural Center and library. She is also a member of the GFWC Newport Women’s Club, Newport Maine.
Rev. Eva Gourley
United States (US), North Carolina (NC), Charlotte
Eva helps her clients heal physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually by first removing physical-body stresses like sensitivities, toxins, parasites, molds, viruses, and bacteria. She uses ESR therapy, a technique similar to NAET but which uses multiple vials and frequencies to remove toxins. For cost effectiveness, she minimizes supplements and integrates personalized advanced isotonic remedies. As an intuitive counselor, she finds the specific ages at which woundedness patterns originated in the client's inner child (ICR therapy). She works the nine-energy systems of Eden Energy Medicine, using tuning forks, light therapy or many other tools. For mental issues, she incorporates EFT tapping, and spiritually, as a minister, she guides her clients to find the Greatest Degree of Love in all situations.
She feels very fortunate to do her work. She is passionate about helping others heal on all levels. This work allows her to continue evolving as an individual and continually stay on the cutting edge, incorporating effective modalities to assist others on their healing journeys. She incorporates remote work with everything she does in the office, which allows her to support her clients wherever they are in the world.
Rev. Hunter Gourley
Chapel 2076 (The Love Chapel)
United States (US), North Carolina (NC), Charlotte
Rev. Hunter became an ADL minister in 2017 and became a mentor after he (and his wife, Eva) realized how often they spoke to people about the powerful opportunities to grow within the ADL ministerial course. In fact, they realized that ADL was a fairly constant topic in their lives because of its influences on so much of what they did daily - from healing, to writing, to counseling and teaching. They delight in guiding others as they grow in their study of Divine Love.
Rev. Hunter taught English for 30 plus years and since becoming an ADL minister, he wants to reread some of Shakespeare with ADL in mind just to see how much richer it feels! One of his higher callings is to serve others with "a new type of teaching" and mentoring for ADL resonates in that way for him.
Rev. Colleen A. Haney
Chapel 1314 (Communicating Energy)
United States (US), Florida (FL), Boca Raton
Rev. Colleen is honored to be a mentor in the ADL Ministry program. Since becoming a minister in 2002, she has assisted ADL through creating, presenting at, and facilitating, both State and National Conferences. She also served on the Florida Chapter Board for over 5 years and is currently a member of the Mentor Enrichment Council of ADL.
Rev. Colleen is a licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologist, and is also certified as a Healing Touch Practitioner, a Certified Nutripuncture Practitioner, Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and an Energy Medicine Instructor. She enjoys officiating weddings and other ceremonies. Rev. Colleen offers a unique blending of science and intuitive healing arts.
Rev. Dr. Carolyn Sue Harris (DDMS Mentor)
United States (US), Idaho (ID), Hayden Lake
Rev. Harris was born in Colorado and attended the University of Denver, where she met and married Harry, the love of her life.
Long a believer that a person should be treated and healed as “whole” beings, rather than separated into physical, mental, and spiritual aspects, she earned a Masters in massage therapy, finished her B.A. degree in Psychology at Ottawa University, and graduated from both the Unity School of Christianity and the Crystal Healing Academy. She is a certified hypnotherapist and holistic therapist who worked with 20–25 clients per week until 1993, when she found ADL.
Carolyn was ordained as an ADL minister in 1994. She rearranged her schedule to write her book, And The Word Was Perfection. She subsequently began mentoring in 1992, ordaining 95 ministers, and teaching others who just wanted to learn.
Upon Harry’s passing, she retired and moved to Northern Idaho, where she resumed teaching. She regularly attends other classes and seminars to learn about new healing modalities, the latest being the Reconnection‐Light Therapy. Currently, she is working on her second book and is hosting a monthly study group centered on ADL’s approach to life’s questions. She teaches in person and by telephone.
Rev. Therese Inzerillo
United States (US), Missouri (MO), Kansas City
Rev. Inzerillo was ordained as an ADL minister in 1997. She is originally from Kansas City, MO, where she once again resides, Therese spent 15 years in the desert southwest (Phoenix/Sedona, Arizona). Her experiences and opportunities there greatly expanded her spiritual awareness and wisdom. Having studied world religions, she embraces an eclectic spiritual philosophy, believing that all religions are based in love, sharing different dimensions of Divine Wisdom. Her own spiritual path is a tapestry of wisdom from Catholicism, Native American, Unity, Self-Realization Fellowship (Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda), Hinduism, Esoteric Teachings of Ageless Wisdom, Buddhism, Spiritualism, Mysticism and other Truth Teachings.
In her ministry, her passion has been as an advocate for peace and non-violence. She considers Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. King, Jr., among her spiritual heros. She also is passionate about teaching individuals how to tap into and hone their intuition to follow their guiding inner wisdom to achieve their highest good and to nurture a profound relationship with the Divine. In addition to being a minister, speaking, teaching and performing ceremonies, Therese has worked for the past 19 years as a holistic-health practitioner/instructor and is certified in many healing modalities.
Rev. Tiya Keyze
United States (US), Florida (FL), Ponte Vedra Beach
Her skills and certifications include the following: Rieki Master, Healing touch, Quantum energy activator, Gamma Breath specialist. Her education includes: 20 years of dedicated meditation, 300+ Hour Hatha Yoga, 95 hour Rainbows Kids Yoga , Chair Yoga, 55 hour Chakra Yoga. She has also been an ordained Minister for 15 years, serving the community through festivals, fundraising, classes and more. Her personal accomplishments include: dedicated to self-love and awareness, nurtured two homeschooled teenage boys, raised on sacred parenting, and produced The Children's Chakra Journey Meditations and Mantras in 2009.
Rev. Heidi Kowalchyk
Chapel 2042 (Ripple Effect Spiritual Therapies)
United States (US), New York (NY), East Nassau
Heidi Kowalchyk along with her husband, John are Alliance of Divine Love Ministers, Reiki Masters, Sound Therapists and Drum Circle Facilitators who have been called to follow a spiritual path and guide others along their spiritual journey. It is their passion to offer opportunities and encouragement to people to open them selves to the Divine Love within. As ordained ministers, they are the Founders of Ripple Effect Spiritual Therapies, a ministry focused on energy-healing. They offer programs and retreats virtually and hopefully again at their home retreat center in East Nassau, New York (20 miles east of Albany, NY) and venues throughout the country. Areas of interest include: Reiki, Meditation, Spiritual Talks on Facebook Live, A Course in Miracles Study Group, Drum Circles, Mentoring ADL ministerial students, Women's Empowerment and Spiritual Counseling.
Rev. John P. Kowalchyk
Chapel 2000 (Ripple Effect Spiritual Therapies)
United States (US), New York (NY), East Nassau
John Kowalchyk along with his wife, Heidi are Alliance of Divine Love Ministers, Reiki Masters, Sound Therapists and Drum Circle Facilitators who have been called to follow a spiritual path and guide others along their spiritual journey. It is their passion to offer opportunities and encouragement to people to open them selves to the Divine Love within. As ordained ministers, they are the Founders of Ripple Effect Spiritual Therapies, a ministry focused on energy-healing. They offer programs and retreats virtually and hopefully again at their home retreat center in East Nassau, New York (20 miles east of Albany, NY) and venues throughout the country. Areas of interest include: Reiki, Meditation, Spiritual Talks on Facebook Live, A Course in Miracles Study Group, Drum Circles, Mentoring ADL ministerial students, Women's Empowerment and Spiritual Counseling.
Rev. Sandi Kreke
Chapel 2044 (Inner Light Workshop)
United States (US), Missouri (MO), Columbia
Blessings and Love to All.
Rev. Nancy E. Livingston
United States (US), Florida (FL), Hollywood
As an ADL Minister, Certified Health, Cancer & Caregiver Coach, Energy Facilitator and Co-Founder of Divine Love Institute™. I am passionate about empowering my clients to be proactive in achieving their health, life, and spiritual goals through support and education.
I became an ADL Minister at the start of my Spiritual Journey and can honestly say that it has become one of the best decisions I ever made. Because the ADL Ministry teachings and lessons are so beautiful and profound, I had a much better understanding of my place in the Universe I am very grateful and happy that I am able to teach and support others on their journey.
Rev. Dr. Barbara MacDonald (DDMS Mentor)
Canada (CA), British Columbia (BC), Delta
Rev. Geraldine "Jerri" Mannion
United States (US), North Carolina (NC), Hendersonville
Jerri's spiritual journey began at 18, where he lived for six years, meeting several deeply spiritual souls whose life journeys greatly influenced her own. She earned a degree in Anthropology from the University of the Americas, an interest that has since broadened to include all life on and off planet, as well as advanced physics. Her insatiable drive to get to the truth of who and what we are has led her to focus more deeply on our relationship to Source/God. As she puts her energy there, she connects with and awakens to an awareness of our purpose ― which is to walk in the world as an expression of our Divinity.
She raised three children with her husband, earned a Masters degree in Social Science/Anthropology, became a professional mental-health and addiction practitioner, and became certified in Healing Touch and Reiki. In 2006, she moved to NC, where she encountered beautiful like-minded souls who continue to guide her journey. She was ordained into ADL in 2015, and now, as an ADL mentor, she has found a whole new level of service and a deeper faith in the Divine Plan unfolding for us all.
Rev. Charlotte McGinnis
United States (US), North Carolina (NC), Flat Rock
Rev. Charlotte is an interfaith minister and expert on holistic health and wellness. She co‐founded “The Art of Living Well” Radio Network on Blog Talk Radio. She is a success strategist who helps people solve problems, define their goals, and create a plan to “make it happen.”
A leader in holistic-health and spirituality, she founded The Palm Beach Center for Living in 1994, which showcased hundreds of prominent speakers and spiritual seekers. The Center provided offered outreach programs to disenfranchised men, women and children in Palm Beach County. She opened the Namaste Center in Hendersonville in 2011.
In 1994, Charlotte became ordained minister in ADL and since has served on the Board of Trustees as President and Treasurer. She also teaches Ministerial Classes and has ordained many ministers. She enjoys sharing her insights with others and has lectured widely. In 2009, she became a certified Life Success Consultant, which has enabled her to combine spiritual thinking with practical coaching to reach greater audiences with more pertinent advice. She offers seminars and individual sessions in Zen Golf, A Course in Miracles, and life and business strategies. She is coauthor of A Golf Course in Miracles.
Rev. Dr. Linda Marie Nelson (DDMS Mentor)
United States (US), Tennessee (TN), Nashville
Rev. Dr. Linda Marie Nelson was ordained into ADL in 1998. She is an ADL Ministry Teacher and Doctoral Mentor. Her ministry includes mentoring, spiritual counseling, and sacred ritual and ceremony. She taught Communication and Public Speaking at Florida Atlantic University and Broward Community College. She taught in public and private schools, and she co-founded the ADL Education Committee and served as its first Chairperson.
She was elected to serve on the ADL Board of Trustees for three years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Long Island, Rev. Dr. Nelson now resides in Nashville, TN. Primarily retired, Linda Marie continues to enjoy mentoring for ADL and cooking Italian for her friends and family.
Rev. Dr. Umi Neuman
Chapel 1727 (Rambam Wellness Center)
United States (US), New York (NY), Brooklyn
We help community Care counseling we train how to cope with life in a positive way God loves us in whatever we do I'm trained as Reverend Rabbi MD ND one of the Rev Muriel zinso who I mentored we are working with a orpanage in Africa to help the community it's a privilege to do God's work
Rev. Dr. Fawn Nogueira (DDMS Mentor)
Chapel 2088 (Fawn’s Chapel of Peace, Love & Light)
United States (US), Florida (FL), Loxahatchee
I was ordained in 2017 and received my DDMS in 2020. A Usai Holy Fire Reiki Shihan, teaching classes. I have worked in the legal field for 20 yrs. Raised with interfaith beliefs, realizing early on that God/Creator is everywhere.
I am able to assist others in finding and healing the limits within, to release them and consciously raise their vibration, so that they are ultimately free. Allowing their light to shine brilliantly. Utilizing the Universal Laws & the Greatest Degree of Love.
“Whether just beginning your spiritual journey or have been on the beautiful path for years, I very much look forward to our chapter together.”
Rev. Morgan Patterson
United States (US), Florida (FL), Tallahassee
Rev. Dr. Jo Ann "Elf" Pessagno (DDMS Mentor)
United States (US), Maryland (MD), Rockville
Rev. Dr. Jo Ann ("Elf") Pessagno was ordained in 1984 and received her Doctorate of Divinity with ADL in 2003. She has served on ADL's Board of Trustees since 2014 and as President from 2016 to 2019. She was re-elected to a new term in 2019.
"Whenever I am asked about ADL, my standard answer is God is Love, and we spread Love wherever we go."
I've based this philosophy on Mother Teresa, who said, "Spread Love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."
My mission as a mentor for ADL is to shine a light where there is a veil of darkness, and to spread love in all areas where needed through embracing ADL's concept of practicing the greatest degree of love.
Rev. Dr. Pessagno is currently employed as General Manager of Cathedral Park Condominium and serves as the Secretary for the District of Columbia Legislative Action Committee that is working to revise the D.C. Condominium Act of 1976.
Rev. Dr. Becky Rector (DDMS Mentor)
United States (US), South Carolina (SC), Travelers Rest
Rev. Dr. Becky Rector has been a mentor for ADL since 2010. She has ordained nearly 20 ministers, and has worked with five D.D.M.S. Students (three of which were students of the late Rev. Dr. Robert Estling).
Rev. Dr. Becky’s teaching is that we all have a powerful light within us, and we are destined to greatness and destined to thrive. All we need do is to connect to our truest heart’s desire and live from that space.
Whether working with her as a student, as a client of her counseling/healing work, as an attendee at one of her workshops, or as a guest at a Sunday service where she appears as a guest speaker at various Unity Churches, you will find that she will strive to activate that light within you and help you find ways to keep it powerful, lighting the way forward in your life.
Rev. Michelle "Miche" Restaino
Chapel 1810 (Radiant Love Ministries)
United States (US), New Mexico (NM), Albuquerque
With a heart committed to the Greatest Degree of Love and an appreciation for the endless diversity in experiencing sacredness, I provide spiritual guidance to those who seek to more fully experience their life's path with joy and confidence while honoring the Divine within themselves and everywhere present.
- an inspirational guest speaker
- a trained and certified mediator
- a co-parenting & blended family workshop facilitator
- a grief support facilitator
- a prayer chaplain
- a spiritual teacher and mentor
- a rites of passage (coming of age, handfastings/weddings, christenings/baptism, funerals, etc.) ceremonial guide
Rev. Dr. Barbara Rothwell (DDMS Mentor)
United States (US), Wisconsin (WI), Portage
I became an ADL minister in 1976, (Chapel 28), and received my DDMS in 2019. I have enjoyed the journey through the years, as ADL has grown and expanded, always pursuing the greatest degree of love through the sharing of our knowledge and perspectives.
Throughout the years with ADL, I pursued several professional careers while maintaining my affliction with those in need of spiritual healing and guidance. Upon retirement I have been able to devote the majority of my time grief/loss and spiritual counseling following the principals upon which ADL was founded.
In 2013, I opened the Creative Visual Workshop as a way to share the knowledge that is inside each of us. We all have ways in which to be creative and to reach out to others, sharing not only what we have learned along our personal journey and interaction with others, but as a way in which to learn more of what the light of the Divine Spirit has made available to all, and to let those vibrations resonate through each of us.
Becoming a mentor opens up yet another avenue to share the knowledge and principles that surrounds the teachings and acceptance of Divine Love.
Rev. Jane 'Weed' Roy
United States (US), Florida (FL), Gainesville
Rev. Vickie Spray
Chapel 1591 (Your Life Expressions)
United States (US), Florida (FL), Crawfordville
Rev. Spray was ordained into ADL in 2006. Through her ministry at Your Life Expressions, she has assisted many in their awakening process. Humanity is being called to stir and to walk into a place of higher consciousness, and her clients are answering that call. The emergent process, however, can sometimes be a startling and painful evolution.
Rev. Spray is a spiritual counselor who offers a bridge for that awakening and transformational development. She walks with her clients as they discover their true identity. Her clients drop their old stories created by family of origin, culture and religion, and they claim their new stories of empowerment, clarity and possibility as they move outside the box of self-limiting identity. She helps her clients discover their unique purpose and to experience themselves as authentic human beings who now can live more joyous and peaceful lives.
Drawing upon her own personal healing and spiritual journey, her years of study and her experience with assisting people in their awakenings, she offers an inviting avenue through which people can claim their true spiritual inheritance. She loves mentoring those who want to become ADL ministers, helping the students transform and step into their own ministries.
Rev. Dr. Karen Turek, D.D.M.S., Ph.D. (DDMS Mentor)
United States (US), Nevada (NV), Reno
My early studies of world religions and the humanities sparked a “wanting to know more vibration” that spurred my lifelong spiritual journey.
After many years of searching I found the Science of Mind philosophy and became a licensed Practitioner. I developed, and facilitated many workshops to provide tools for transformation as well as Taize services and monthly Vibrational Healing Services.
One blessed day I prayed with a lady who had recently lost her daughter. As it turned out she owned a hospice and asked me to join her Spiritual Care Team as a Chaplain!
My urge to deepen my spiritual roots continued and I was led to ADL drawn by the knowledge that LOVE is the sum of all Spiritual Laws. In 2012, I was ordained by Rev. Dr. Nancy Ash, I was conferred with my D.D.M.S in 2015 and earned my Ph.D. from New Earth Theological University in 2017.
Today, I am the Spiritual Care Coordinator and Director of Bereavement for a hospice in Reno. I am an “End of Life Educator.” perform memorial and funeral services as well as weddings, baptisms, blessings and patient specific religious and cultural rituals.
Rev. Wendy West
United States (US), Tennessee (TN), Gatlinburg
Ordained in 2017, Rev. Wendy is dedicated to helping others connect with their authentic Higher Selves. She delights in creating a special space for people to grow on their paths, and finding their own inner voices through education and mentorship. She is an Intuitive Guide, Animal Communicator, and Shamanic Leader who walks the path of spirit ceremony, psychic channeling, mediumship and artistic expression. Wendy believes that being in the Present Moment and trusting the Process is the road to enlightenment and connection with The Divine One.
She holds two degrees in Fine Arts and has produced glass professionally for over two decades. Her work is held in private collections across the US, and is represented professionally in Gatlinburg, TN. Every piece is embedded with, and is inspired by, her inner voice and her commitment to expressing her Truth.
Wendy found that her psychic abilities and personal philosophy resonated with ADL, and the Native American tradition that all living things are one, and worthy of respect and reverence. Wendy is an Animal Communicator and Intuitive Guide who facilitates sixth-sensory guidance, pet-life issues, pet transitions, and Shamanic Journeys. She supports all types of interspecies communication, teaches workshops, and mentors.
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