Board Members

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. 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
Benjamin Justin Kelly - Board Treasurer
Clergy Student
Bio: Benjamin Justin's lifelong love for wisdom and scripture led him to Unity in 2008. He graduated with a Masters of Science in 2015 from Purdue University and he is currently a professor of mathematics at Henry Ford College in Detroit, MI. January 1 of 2021 he became a Universal Life Minister and recently received a full scholarship from Unity Urban Ministerial School, where he is studying to be ordained with Unity International. Benjamin is a public speaker and social media presenter. An active member of the LGBTQ+ community, he is writing a biography about his journey, Becoming Benjamin.
Business Location: United States
Business Phone: (219) 201-1259
Cell Phone: (219) 201-1259
Dr. Rachida Faid - Director of Education
Spiritual Care Professional
Bio: Dr. Rachida Faid is an educational and spiritual consultant. She has a PhD in Curriculum, Instruction and Administration from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, a ABD PhD in Linguistics & a Master's in English Language and Linguistics from Université de Sorbonne, France and a Bachelor's in English Literature and Language from Morocco. She is also a children and youth camp director.

She is a spiritual care professional practicing spiritual hypnotherapy. She is a Reiki Master, and spiritual life coach. She has taught TESOL and applied linguistics at Florida Atlantic University, the University of Nebraska, the University of Phoenix Online, Lincoln public schools and in the Middle East in UAE, Qatar and Bahrain Universities. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
Business Location: United States
Business Phone: (561) 479-8626
Cell Phone: (561) 479-8626
Rev. Maureen Ellen Jeffries - Director of Social Media
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, girlawhirl.com, and souldish.com among many others.

Rev. Jeffries is known in Glen Rock, NJ as "the costume lady." She has lent her sewing skills to countless middle school productions as well as to local children's theatre outlets.
Education: BA Communications Pace University, 1992
MA Interfaith Ministry, 2006 American Interfaith University
Ordained 2006 Seminary at Hashem's House
Certifications: IWA Integrative Wellness and Life Coach - Certification 2018
Prepare Enrich Facilitator - Certification 2020
Business Location: Glen Rock, New Jersey 07452, United States
Business Phone: (201) 882-0320
Cell Phone: (201) 264-0375
Rev. Jacquelyn Lee Griffin - Director of Spiritual Blogs
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered: Pet Spirituality
Veteran Spirituality
Alternative Spirituality
Services Provided To: Animals
Veterans
Alternative Life Style People
Those in Need
Groups Provided To: MPD
VFW
American Legion
Bio: Trauma Nurse 45 years
US Navy Veteran Desert Shield/Storm
World Traveler
MPD Chaplain
Published Author - Tempest of Destiny, nom de plume: JL Gryphon
Education: New Hampshire Hospital School of Nursing
M. Div. Alternative Therapy and Spiritual Healing - St. James Seminary
Certifications: Certified Master Hypnotist
Ordained Christian Minister
Certified Professional Chaplain
World AWAKE Involvement: World AWAKE Board Member
Business Location: Whitesburg, Tennessee 37891, United States
Business Phone: (907) 843-1378
Cell Phone: (907) 843-1378
Theo Kostaridis - Director of Events
Spiritual Care Professional
Bio: Theo Kostaridis is a sixth generation psychic trance medium born in Athens, Greece, with a long family ancestry of intuitives. After college, Theo continued to hone his abilities in the intuitive arts with proficiencies in energy scanning, reiki, psychometry, tea leaf, and Greek coffee readings, as well as a variety of other tools.  Theo has accumulated over 25 years of professional experience in psychic and mediumship readings. Being a Trance Medium, Theo specializes in communicating with those who have crossed over and channeling messages from your spirit guides and angels.

Theo has been featured on television, a number of radio shows, and in newspapers. Theo has also worked with a number of police forces, families, and agencies, such as the Evansville Vanderburgh Paranormal, to locate missing people and help solve murder cases. His paranormal investigative work with various agencies has been documented in several books that are based on true events: "Forever Ash: The Witch Child of Helmach Creek, Shadows of Eternity: The Children of the Owls, NeverEnding Maddness: A Girl Lost to the World, Amazing Paranormal Encounters Vol 4, and FATE Magazine." Theo and his abilities have been featured on the TV Show and DVD "Shadow Chasers".

Theo also showcases his work at various trade shows and conferences around the United States, such as New Age Seminars at Barnes & Noble Booksellers Stores, the Body Mind Spirit Expos,  and paranormal conferences.
Business Location: United States
Business Phone: (812) 598-0717
Auriel Grace - Director of Membership
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
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