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Meet our small but mighty team working to make Spiritual Direction accessible to all!
Miriam is a first-gen South Asian immigrant whose parents instilled in her the art of adapting to change. By the age of 12, she had lived in three countries and learned six languages. After college, she chased change through Arizona, Colorado, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area (a place her family has finally called home) and with a career in Supply Chain. She currently grounds herself in San Diego through the daily spiritual practice of chasing waves on her surfboard.
Ross is a South Dakota native who has directed art workshops with monks in France, produced music in Colorado, and completed 26 days of silence at a Buddhist temple in Thailand. He would describe his travels as a spiritual pilgrimage that culminated in completing his M.Div at Yale Divinity School. He aspires to make spirituality more accessible, and hopes to combine his love for technology and entrepreneurship to make Spiritualize a conduit for sacred connection.
Rev. Joseph Cundiff
Joseph is an Anglican priest and pastor, ordained in The Episcopal Church. Currently serving as an interim priest-in-charge in the Diocese of Long Island, he found his way to the Northeast after stints in the Midwest, Southeast, and Korea, his path to ordained ministry following congruous twists and turns. He is also actively involved with Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries Long Island, creating spaces for Asian American identity in the Episcopal Church. Hobbies like playing sports and making music keep him humble.
Teresa Cariño Petersen
Teresa Cariño Petersen, MTS is an educator and theologian interested in exploring just practices for personal and communal liberation. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Teresa has spent time in New York City and San Francisco working in parishes and community organizations, primarily exploring racial justice and spirituality. She graduated from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA with a Masters in Theological Studies and wrote her thesis on the theological imperative for somatic discernment. She enjoys watching her dog run along Ocean Beach and delights in the life the urban seaside unfolds.