Board Members

Rev. Frances Bagdasarian, M.Div, MPS, BSN - Chair Person
Clergy
Bio: Board Chair of AWAIC invites me to share my vision toward the evolving voice of interfaith/interspiritual education and ministry development. We are transformational leaders . . . and I envision AWAIC as the voice that is sought in matters related to clergy education, clergy leadership, as well as, ethics and standards in the field. Alongside national work, I also happen to be an RN/therapist with an expertise in holistic health & spiritual care. My ministry has a strong focus in the healing arts. As a consultant and educator, I help to restore the health of individuals who endure lifelong chronic illness and terminal conditions - with professional certifications in energy work and mentoring. An effective mix of spiritual and health related dynamics for the benefit of my clients. Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies, BSN Nursing Bangor Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity Loyola University of New Orleans, Master of Pastoral Studies Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, Certificate of Ordination South Portland Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club. President Elect 2017-2018 Club Protection Officer
Affiliations: Christian
Education: Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies, BSN Nursing Bangor Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity Loyola University of New Orleans, Master of Pastoral Studies Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, Certificate of Ordination RN/therapist with an expertise in holistic health & spiritual care.
Certifications: Certifications in energy work and mentoring
Memberships: AWAIC
AWAIC Involvement: AWAIC Board Chairperson; Conference Presenter 2014 Newsletter Contributor 2016
Business Location:
55 Stonegate Road
Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107, USA
Business Phone: (207) 799-7832
Rev. Nancy J. Wurlitzer - Treasurer
Clergy
Services Offered: Romantic Ceremonies, Weddings - Baby Blessings & Christenings - Funerals, Renewal of Vows and Elopement Ceremonies
Services Provided To: Interspiritual - Inter Faith - Nondenominational
Bio: Reverend Nancy J. Wurlitzer graduated and was ordained at Saint John The Devine Cathedral in New York City from The New Seminary as an Interfaith Minister in 2004 through the Interfaith Temple. Reverend Nancy is well known and highly recommended for her specialized ceremonies that are Personalized, Customized and Romantic. She is well known for her Weddings, Commitment Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Baby Blessings, Funeral & Memorial services and other special recognition ceremonies. Reverend Nancy is also a licensed Educator and speaker on Image Management for personal & professional results. As a Licensed Cosmetologist and licensed Instructor, she has a professional background in training & development, health and wellness, marriage counseling, clinical pastoral education and training, spiritual counseling, gerontology and spirituality, health and wellness. Rev. Nancy is also a Professional Meeting and Event planner with over 20 years experience coordinating weddings and events of all sizes all over the USA. Reverend Nancy lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, is an active A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy Board Member and is the Meeting and Event Planner for A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy.
Education: The New Seminary
Certifications: Licensed Educator and speaker on Image Management for personal & professional results Licensed Cosmetologist and licensed Instructor
Memberships: AWAIC
Business Location:
12 Alexander Drive
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts 02675, USA
Business Phone: 508.776.1156
Rev. Toi D. Bartone - Secretary
Clergy
Services Offered: Energy Clearings, House Blessings, Blessing Ceremonies, Reiki, Pet memorial Services, etc.
Services Provided To: All groups
Bio: Bachelor Degree in Holistic Health from American Institute of Holistic Theology Masters Degree in Holistic Health from American Institute of Holistic Theology Ordained Minister from American Institute of Holistic Theology Reiki Master/Teacher
Affiliations: Interfaith Minister, however, I follow a more spiritual path rather than belonging to a specific religious group
Education: American Institute of Holistic Theology Bachelor Degree in Holistic Health Masters Degree in Holistic Health
Memberships: AWAIC
AWAIC Involvement: Board Secretary, Newsletter Contributor 2016
Business Location: California, USA
Cell Phone: (661) 212-8022
Rev. Rhonda L. Schienle - Director
Clergy
Bio: Rev. Rhonda Schienle is the founder of Interfaith Ministry Services LLC and Spiritual Laws, Theories & Practices Discussion Groups. She is a Board of Director for A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy as of April of 2017.
Affiliations: Interfaith
Education: American Institute of Holistic Theology (Ordained Interfaith Minister) - October 2nd 2011 and Certificate of Ordination "OUnI" on October 2nd 2011. 2004 - AIHT: Masters of Science, Holistic Ministries. 2001 - AIHT: Bachelor of Science, Metaphysics). Rev. Rhonda has a 20+ year medical background as a Medical and Chiropractic Assistance. Cancer Care Ministry Training from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in 2014. She has done talks for Unity of Northwest Indiana as a guest speaker and has presented at conference for AWAIC.
Certifications: Medical & Nursing Assistant, Reiki and Massage Therapist.
Memberships: AWAIC, American Association of Pastoral Counselors and Healthy Congregations Memberships
AWAIC Involvement: Conference Presenter 2016, Leadership Council, AWAIC board member 2017
Business Location:
236 Southwind Dr.
Valparaiso, Indiana 46385, USA
Business Phone: 2197711125
Cell Phone: 2197711125
Rev. Teal L. Gray, N. D. - Director
Clergy
Bio: Teal L. Gray Rev., N.D. is a minister, writer, artist, radio host and sacred site traveler, with gifts of intuition. Author of Shades of Angels available on Amazon Author page: http://bit.ly/teallgray Pursuing a Degree in Counseling and Healing, Eco-Art Therapy Certification, Graduate of American Institute of Holistic Theology Doctor of Naturology, N.D. and Theological Studies leading to Ordainment as a Non-Denominational Interfaith Minister 2011, Staff/ Associate Minister - American Interfaith Holistic Temple Member, Owner/CEO - Teal Gray Worldwide, Columnist - Dallas Entertainment Journal, Writer/Contributor - FAB Dallas Magazine
Affiliations: Interfaith Minister
Education: Ordainment as a Non-Denominational Interfaith Minister 2011 American Institute of Holistic Theology Doctor of Naturology, N.D. and Theological Studies
Memberships: AWAIC
AWAIC Involvement: Board Member 2017
Business Location:
4716 E University Dr
Denton, Texas 76208, USA
Business Phone: 940-799-1416
Rev. Stephanie Rutt - Director
Clergy
Groups Provided To: I minister to my local Tree of Life Interfaith Temple community and, through my books and blog, to an extended community.
Bio: Rev. Dr. Rutt serves as Presiding Minister of the Tree of Life Interfaith Temple in Amherst, NH. I also serves as Director of the Tree of Life School for Sacred Living, LLC, in Milford, NH. Through the School, she offers the Tree of Life Interfaith Seminary program and training in Spiritual Mentoring. In addition, she offers a wide variety of spiritual studies classes. A sampling includes the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic, Psalm 23 in Hebrew, Sanskrit Mantra Prayer, Sufi Dance and Spiritual Practice. Her books include: An Ordinary Life Transformed: Lessons for Everyone from the Bhagavad Gita, The Interfaith Worship Manual: The Resource for Creating Interfaith Worship Services, Living the Prayer of Jesus: A Study of the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic and Doorway to the Sacred: Transform Your Life with Mantra Prayer.
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.
Memberships: AWAIC, Interfaith Alliance, NAIN: North American Interfaith Network, Spiritual Directors International
Business Location: Milford, New Hampshire 03055, USA
Business Phone: 603-732-8345
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