Scroll through the alphabetical list of speakers to find information and contact details.


Susan Bernardini


Susan Bernardini is the founder and owner of Transitions Hypnosis, LLC. She holds a master of arts (MA) degree in counseling from the University of North Alabama, and is a fully trained and certified master hypnotherapist and past life regressionist.  Susan received her training and certifications in advanced clinical and transpersonal hypnosis through the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT). 

Susan is a long-time student of A Course in Miracles, and more recently A Course of Love, whose teachings are based on one of many universal thought systems aimed at teaching forgiveness.  She incorporates many of the tenets from these Courses into hypnotherapy sessions and finds that, because of the universal nature of these ideas, they readily resonate with the subconscious minds of her clients.  Another aim of both of these Courses is the release of fear, which she believes is the basis for all of the difficulties we experience in our lives.


Miguel Bini

I was born in Buenos Aires in January 1991. A Course of Love came to me at a very difficult time in my life, let´say that I was not going through a very favorable situation. I thank God for putting the book in my hands. For me it is a privilege to serve God. Being able to do it from this place in Fundación Un Curso de Amor, consecrated to Christ – and with the group of sisters and brothers in Christ arround the world who are members of the ACOL Global Family – is simply a blessing gift. I am enormously grateful for the daily miracles that I receive and I see in this blessed work that day by day spreads more and more in all the regions of the whole world.


Nací en Buenos Aires en enero de 1991. Un Curso de Amor llegó a mí en un momento muy difícil de mi vida, no estaba pasando por una situación muy favorable que digamos. Agradezco a Dios que haya puesto el libro en mis manos. La verdad es que para mí es un privilegio servir a Dios. Y el poder hacerlo desde este lugar de la Fundación Un Curso de Amor, consagrado a Cristo – y con el grupo de hermanas y hermanos en Cristo que a lo largo del mundo conforman la Familia Global de Un Curso de Amor – es sencillamente una bendición. Estoy enormemente agradecido por los milagros diarios que recibo y veo en esta obra bendita que día a día se extiende más y más por todas las regiones del mundo entero.


Sebastian Blaksley

During the beginning of the Holy Week at the age of 46 years, after an ordinary life as a devout Catholic, UCDA came to me. From that moment I felt the need to share the spiritual path that until then was based on receiving from a relationship of loving intimacy with Christ (Alone in intimacy between Him and Me). This change meant a lot to me because from that moment I felt called to dedicate myself just and exclusively to spread the Word of Christ in the form of a Course of Love, sharing my own experience regarding the direct relationship with Jesus, with Christ . And that is what I do, exclusively. Therefore I ended up abandoning everything (this process that was already taking place in me but that culminated with the arrival of A Course of Love, which I was waiting for without knowing it, and when it arrived it acted as a catalyst). So I ran to the “side of the road” and began to live exclusively to spread the word of God in this wonderful way called A Course of Love – not only publishing, offering and sharing the books and holding meetings – but trying day by day to embody the course and also trying to express from the course my own voice within the many voices. In this way I serve, from Buenos Aires, my hometown, to the cause and effect of Love throughout the Spanish-speaking world building day by day a global family based on Universal Love with all those who are called by Love to to live in union and relationship in this manifestation of Christ called A Course of Love.


Durante el inicio de la Semana Santa a mis 46 años, después de una vida ordinaria como devoto católico vino UCDA a mi. A partir de ese instante sentí la necesidad de compartir el camino espiritual que hasta ese entonces estaba basado en recibir desde una relación de intimidad amorosa con Cristo (A solas en intimidad entre Él y Yo). Este cambio significó mucho para mí pues a partir de ese momento me sentí llamado a dedicarme única y exclusivamente a extender la Palabra de Cristo en la forma de Un Curso de Amor, compartiendo mi propia experiencia en cuanto a la relación directa con Jesús, con Cristo. Y eso hago en exclusiva. Por lo tanto terminé de abandonar todo (proceso este que ya venía dándose en mi pero que culminó con la llegada de Un Curso de Amor, el cual estaba esperando sin saberlo. Y cuando llegó actuó como catalizador). Por lo tanto me corrí al costado del camino y comencé a vivir exclusivamente de extender la palabra de Dios en esta maravillosa forma llamado Un Curso de Amor – no sólo publicando, ofreciendo y compartiendo los libros y realizando reuniones – sino intentando día a día encarnar el curso y también tratando de expresar desde el curso mi propia voz dentro de las muchas voces. De ese modo sirvo, desde Buenos Aires, mi cuidad natal, a la causa y al efecto del Amor a lo largo del mundo hispano parlante construyendo día a día una familia global basada en el Amor Universal con todos aquellos que son llamados por el Amor a vivir en unión y relación en esta manifestación de Cristo llamada Un Curso de Amor.


Reverend Helen Mullady Burke 

Lady has been a student of ACIM and ACOL for many years. Discovering ACIM at a difficult time of transition in her life, she felt the path had found her. A single mother of 4 and newly divorced Lady pursued a career in advertising sales and later, when the last of her children left home for school, she finished her own degree. She then went on to pursue Interfaith Ordination and Clinical Pastoral Education which enabled her to follow her passion to work with the dying. Lady spent 17 years as a hospice chaplain, before retiring in 2017.

In 2008 Lady and a group of 14 women began meeting weekly to study ACOL.This circle of women (which still meets) provided and still provides a rich and intimate container for deep sharing, support, and ongoing Dialogue.

Lady just celebrated her 7th wedding anniversary with a  great guy she met 50 years ago. She enjoys, singing, sculpture, writing, beauty in all forms, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Her current chapter is staying present to what is being called forth in the moment and saying “yes” to the Creation of the New!


Lee Flynn

Lee has been a student and facilitator of A Course in Miracles since 1977. He has drawn from his extensive experience with  “waking dreams” at night to develop a ‘Lucid Approach to ACIM.’ The approach is toward more fully understanding the Course’s central metaphor of sleeping, dreaming and waking from the dream. He was also among the first to undertake an in-depth study of the iambic pentameter within ACIM.

He has been a student of A Course of Love since 2014, immediately recognizing a uniquely unwavering fidelity to the signature Voice, vision and message of ACIM. He remains dedicated to his daily work with ACIM, and considers ACOL a natural adjunct and extension of A Course in Miracles. In recognition that ACOL is an easy progression from ACIM for many, and a challenge for others, he has worked to develop an approach that helps bridge between the two works. He highlights the continuation and further development of themes central to ACIM, across ACOL.

Lee has lived in Santa Fe, NM since 1975, and participates extensively with local and online communities studying both ACIM and ACOL.  He has also helped pioneer small-group dialogue sessions for ACOL.


Lars Gimstedt

http://psychosynthesisforum.com, lars.gimstedt@mirakelkursen.se

I work as a Psychosynthesis therapist in Linkoping, Sweden. I work in my  company Psychosynthesis Forum, which I founded after my training was completed 1992. I work with many different kinds of clients – coaching in personal and spiritual growth, therapy for crisis, depression, burn-out, stuttering, relationship coaching for couples. I have also worked for a private company health care company as a consultant for 15 years.

I am married to Hildigerdur from Iceland, and we have two youngsters, Jakob 20 and Signý 18, living with us. I have two older youngsters, Gustaf 39 and Hanna 35, as well as four grandchildren, 1 to 6 years old. I became an ACIM student 1986, and changed profession in the middle of my life, from control engineering physicist to psychotherapist, as a result of my ACIM studies. I am since 2015 a member of the board of the Swedish Network for ACIM, and also the webmaster (Nätverket En Kurs i Mirakler, mirakelkursen.se, email lars.gimstedt@mirakelkursen.se).

I encountered ACOL 2013, and started translating it to Swedish together with Paulina Fredriksson November 2015, the translation hopefully ready this year (2018). Its Swedish title will be En Kurs i Kärlek.I have written a number of books, inspired by ACIM and ACOL. They can be found on my company’s web site psychosynthesisforum.com (Webshop / Book Shop). One of my books, I Yeshua, Awakener, is, in addition to paper back and e-book, also available as audio book. I also offer an on-line course, A Psychosynthesis Perspective on ACIM, for those that study ACIM and have an interest in its psychological aspects. Everything I offer on the web site is available both in Swedish and in English.


Reverend Reja Joy Green

https://www.jcim.net/, https://www.classicalyogaomaha.com/

Reverend Reja Joy Green is one of the founding members of the Course in Miracles Society [CIMS]; She is the CIMS webmaster, produces the Daily mailing of the Text Readings and Lessons, which is sent to students around the world, and she is the founder of the Daily ACIM OE Conference Call [https://www.jcim.net/acim-conference-calls/]. Rev. Reja Joy facilitates the Course in Miracles study group in Omaha, is ordained as a Community Miracles Center minister, and was a Presenter, with her husband, at the 2018 ACIM International Conference in San Francisco.

As a registered Yoga Instructor, Rev. Reja Joy teaches through her RejaJoy-Yoga-Studio[http://classicalyogaomaha.com] from the perspective of A Course in Miracles and hosts several social media groups for those who share this journey. Rev. Reja Joy resides, with her loving husband Chris Green, in Omaha, NE.

Course in Miracles Society (CIMS) is an international group of Course students and teachers organized to discover, authenticate and propagate the divine teachings of A Course in Miracles. As students, we seek to increase our knowledge of Jesus’ words and to deepen our experience of his teaching. As teachers, we work to circulate the message of A Course in Miracles throughout the world by our words, by our deeds and by the example of our lives.


Sajit Greene


Sajit Greene met Jesus in a visionary experience in 1987 and thus began her passion to live as the Christ Self. After many years of study with ACIM she was introduced to A Course of Love in 2005. This was an answer to a prayer. Embracing our humanity AND our divinity is an ongoing practice for Sajit in her personal life as well as being a guiding light in her coaching work. As a Soul Coach, Sajit helps people realize their natural radiance and more fully embody their unique expression of the Divine. Evolutionary Astrology is a tool that allows Sajit to understand one’s soul “map”. Using the soul map for navigation, Sajit guides people through a transformational process that dissolves old patterns and opens the way to living as a Divine Human co-creator.



Joan Harrington

Joan Harrington is a facilitator of A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love groups in Sedona, Arizona.  In January of 2016, Joan initiated a combined group of ACIM and ACOL that gives attention to both texts.  She loves the dynamic synergy between the two courses, and exploring how, in duo, they deepen and enrich our lives to live as Who we are in Truth.  For Joan, as a facilitator, this dynamic interaction can be likened to conducting a symphony as the music is being composed!  Sharing in unity and relationship is the music.  Shall we join the dance?  


Glenn Hovemann

Glenn Hovemann discovered A Course in Miracles in 1978 and immediately knew it to be true. Over several decades he also explored numerous other approaches to truth, Eastern and Western, and appreciates the breadth and depth of perspective that they provide. In 2013 he discovered ACOL and recognized it as Jesus’ voice. At the request of Mari Perron, he and his wife Meera undertook to publish ACOL as a combined volume through Take Heart Publications, the nonprofit publishing company they established. Take Heart oversees the promotion of the English edition of ACOL as well as the translation and publication of ACOL in foreign languages. Glenn actively encourages development of the ACOL community in the US. He works with translators and foreign language publishers, and together he and Meera promote the “A Course of Love Global Family.”


Eric Huysmans

Eric is 58 years old, divorced, and ‘Jesus’ asked him a while ago to go and live with his old mother who needs support, and for him to be free to dedicate his days to Ascension and the higher dimensions as he calls it.

Eric had, as many of us, a simple life struggling through duality looking for any meaning being here. Slowly he understood that if there is a goal in life, he doesn’t know  much about it. But who does than if not him, or any outer authority?

That’s how he met his inner voice.

Recently he found out that, in order to find his personal goal, to rise above duality, one needs to ‘merge’ with the ‘one mind’.

If you’re looking for a way to connect with your inner voice you may call him for advice.

Does this make him special? No, just unique, as each one of us is.


Joe Kittel


Joe Kittel is an international consultant and coach, focused on bringing practical spiritual principles into the world of business. His work is based on 17 years of direct experience in the corporate world, developing strategic alliances (long-term, value-creating relationships) between such companies as Adobe, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and SAP. For the past 15 years he has written extensively about practical spirituality in business, including the book Spiritual Principles in Strategic Alliances: transform status quo mediocrity into greatness. He takes an engineer’s approach in his spirituality and consultancy work; always striving to understand and articulate fundamental principles.

Joe has been a longtime student and practitioner of A Course in Miracles andA Course of Love. Both have contributed significantly to his professional practice of bringing spirituality into intense value-creating relationships. You might enjoy reading his latest whitepaper A Journey Into the Heart of Relationship that describes his life-long journey into the heart of relationship – into dialogue; it is available on his website under the “Dialogue” and then “Whitepapers” tabs.


James Kelly


James is the creator of the Miracle Choice Games games, Co-creator and Educational Director of  Miracle Choice.

James has previously worked as a veterinary surgeon and as a Non-violent Communication trainer. He has a diploma from the Irish Institute of Training & Development and extensive experience in the area of human and spiritual development, acquired during the years when he lived and worked as a facilitator of group experiences at the Findhorn Foundation, Scotland, UK.

Fascinated by the choices we have at all times between love and fear, James created the game Miracle Choice, inspired by the teachings of “A Course in Miracles,” his source of study and reflections since the mid 90s. His inspiration arose from the willingness to have a self-knowledge tool that could help people awaken their inner truth by bringing common everyday life situations to a uniquely supportive game environment. James then turned his creativity to designing online and in-person trainings so that others could become facilitators and Guides of the Miracle Choice game for groups and individuals.

James was born in Northern Ireland, resided in Brazil for six years and now lives with his family in the vicinity of the Findhorn Community in Scotland. His love and dedication to the purpose of the Miracle Choice brings him to share the games and speak at conferences and trainings around the world.


Juliana Kurokawa

juliana.kurokawa@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/juliana.kurokawa

Juliana Kurokawa was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and has a degree in business administration. She worked in various companies and finally specialized in investment funds. However, she soon realized she was better with people than with numbers. Juliana followed the flow of life and, in her quest for self-knowledge tools, she found the shamanism in 2012, which is one of her passions. This was also when she found A Course in Miracles. ACIM has become since then a powerful way for a profound journey into her mind. It was in an ACIM conference in 2015 that Juliana was introduced to the game Miracle Choice. It was love at the first sight, so she became a facilitator, and later a trainer of the board game. She really thinks it’s a wonderful to tool to bring all spiritual teachings into people’s daily routine so that they can be effective in their lives. Juliana has translated articles of Jon Mundy and books of David Hoffmeister into Portuguese. She is also the lead translator of A Course of Love. She feels that ACOL has connected all that she knew and tried to practice in her mind by the teachings of ACIM to her heart. Her life has transformed since she journeyed with Jesus through the Forty Days and Forty Nights.


Jackie Lesser


Recognizing that transition has replaced status quo, Jackie Lesser is Passionately Pioneering Positive Change. Her mission is to turn Leadership inside out by coaching those who feel the call to BE fully aligned with their rue nature and live, love and lead from that end. She does that by using a ground breaking approach to align wholeheartedness with success in the 21st century. More specifically, redefining what makes everyOne a Leader, teaching, consulting and coaching those trailblazers to fully engage and successfully navigate what’s now and what’s next using a transformational process that results in achieving what serves the highest and best for all concerned. The process offers the GPS for The Leadership Journey. Bringing strategy, tools, accountability and guidance, Jackie help leaders and teams thrive during transition, and become transformational change agents who optimize personal, professional and organizational performance.

Jackie specializes in coaching Game Changing Leaders around challenges such as Navigating rapid positive change, Shape Shifting Culture, Building Positive relationships and creating engagement at all levels. She believes that “relatedness” is the leadership competency for the 21st century. And she is passionate about Revolutionizing the way business is done by changing the way people work together.


Christie Lord

Hi, my name is Christie Lord and I have been lucky enough to have known Mari Perron for nearly twenty years – or since the time she finished reception of “A Course of Love” in the year 2000. Back then, Mari’s day job was to manage a small coffee shop, and the word got out that people were invited to review this amazing manuscript she had just finished printing. I eagerly attended the gathering because I was hungry for the words of Jesus and was also seeking anything I thought might heal me since I had been diagnosed ten years earlier with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Shortly after I began reading ACOL I “knew” that I could quit “seeking” because the Course would be the vehicle I needed to find my way home; my way back to Self, God and others.

I have a Master’s Degree in Theology and am a spiritual director as well. I say this only because these credentials trained me to recognize the authenticity of Jesus’ words in the Course and subsequently the authenticity of Mari’s mystical and prophetic voice in her “own” work, “Creation of the New.” I am so honored to be a part of this 20-year celebration. Thank you!


Michael Mark

Michael is a critical thinker and creative writer with a diverse array of interests, all of which revolve around the desire to discover and share the beauty and potential of who we are. He has been a student of A Course in Miracles for nearly twenty years, and he first read A Course of Love in 2012. Before encountering ACIM he studied the art and writing of Walter Russell, including Russell’s Home Study Course in Cosmic Consciousness. Michael’s interests include physics and biology, literature, sustainability, and the possibility of personal and collective transformation through creative expression.

Professionally, Michael is a principal with a consulting engineering firm, where he specializes in the design of high-efficiency energy generation and distribution systems for clients in a wide variety of industries. Working in a team environment on complex projects keeps him grounded in the everyday, and has contributed to the development of his skills in communication, problem-solving and leadership.

In addition, Michael is a creative writer. He has self-published two volumes of poetry that explore ideas of unity, grace and love, entitled A Cannon, a Heart, and Now This, and I Place My Hand Upon the Sky. His writings on A Course of Miracles and A Course of Love have appeared in Miracles Magazine and The Embrace. His essay on ACIM and ACOL was included as a chapter in the book A Course in Miracles And… and he has also been published in The Cosmic Light. In addition, his fiction has appeared in the Route 7 Review and Solstice.

He maintains a blog featuring his poetry, sporadic experiments with fiction, and Course related pieces awww.embracingforever.com.


Jon Mundy


Jon Mundy, Ph.D. is an author, lecturer; publisher of Miracles Magazine www.miraclesmagazine.org, and Executive Director of All Faiths Seminary International, in NYC. www.allfaithsseminary.org

Areas of specialization: The History of Mysticism, The Psychology of Religion, World Religions, The History of Philosophy, Oriental Philosophy, and A Course in Miracles.

Co-founder in 1981 with Rabbi Joseph Gelberman of the New Seminary for the training of Interfaith Ministers.

Cofounder in 1989 along with Rev. Dr. Diane Berke of Interfaith Fellowship with services in Cami Hall across from Carnegie Hall, in New York City.

Author of 12 books including his newest book, Eternal Life and A Course in Miracles (2016), Lesson 101: Perfect Happiness (2014)

His best-selling book, Living A Course in Miracles (2011) is now in 8 languages. Each of the three books above are published by Sterling Ethos, of NYC, a division of Barnes and Noble.

Other books include, What Is Mysticism?, Missouri Mystic, Awaken to Your Own Call: A Comprehensive Introduction to A Course in Miracles, Listening to Your Inner Guide, The Ten Laws of Happiness, Money and Jesus, Search for the Center, and Learning to Die.

He met Dr. Helen Schucman and Dr. William Thetford in 1973. They, along with Dr. Ken Wapnick introduced him to A Course in Miracles over a year before its publication. Helen served as Jon’s counselor and guide until she became ill in 1980.

A Minister for 55 years, Jon began serving 3 rural Missouri churches in 1961. Licensed by the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in 1961, ordained a Deacon by the United Methodists in 1970, an Elder in 1981, and as an Interfaith Minister in 1988.

He also appears on occasion as Dr. Baba Jon Mundane, standup philosopher comedian.


Coralie Pearson


Born and educated in England, Coralie Pearson has spent most of her life in Spain where she has enjoyed a successful career as a translator and interpreter.

Holder of an honours degree in Spanish and French from the University of Bristol and a certified translator and interpreter appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Coralie has combined her professional activity in the diplomatic and business worlds with her desire to serve as a linguistic and cultural bridge in other very different spheres. The most recent adventure that this impulse has brought her is the translation into Spanish of A Course of Love.

As she says: “This great challenge came to me in a way that was impossible to imagine or foresee. And yet, looking back, all of the circumstances of my life have fallen into place like the pieces of a puzzle, the final image of which is unknown. The longing for something intangible that I was missing led me along the path of personal growth and spirituality. For several years I followed the teachings of Buddhism and trained myself in healing techniques, such as Nonviolent Communication, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Techniques, and sound therapies.“

“And I came to realize that what I was looking for was Love, and that what ended or caused pain was not it. At that moment, the piece of the puzzle that presented itself was A Course in Miracles with its wonderful teachings, and my life changed. Several years later came A Course of Love, and when I embarked on the translation it was like finding one piece that suddenly enables you to place many others that were waiting on the side. Now they are all falling into place at great speed… as the puzzle grows bigger and bigger!”


Mari Perron

Mari Perron, First Receiver of A Course of Love (ACOL) was an ardent reader of A Course in Miracles right up to the day when she began to put the opening words of ACOL on paper. The “received word” was not heard or spoken but “came into her” as “thoughts she didn’t think.” The words then came to life, not only on the page, but in an abiding relationship with Jesus that has never ceased. Mari is clear that we are all here to be who we are as persons, whole persons fully and truly united (mind and heart, human and divine, inner and outer, heaven and earth). Then in relationship, one to another, we naturally enter dialogue and create the new. /“It is a natural process of “return” if we can allow it to be,” she says, adding that “the hardest part of ACOL is its call to give up all the “unnatural” ways on which we rely: the ego, the effort, the seeking, the struggle, the thinking and the learning.”

Mari is co-author of The Grace Trilogy, and author of The Given Self and Creation of the New. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, still resides there, and is close to her three children and four grandchildren who live nearby. Mari begins each day by watching the sun’s rising from her backyard cabin.


Kathy Scott Perry

Kathy Scott Perry has been a student of ACIM since April of 1978, when she got into the wrong room, by mistake, where Judith Skutch and Bill Thetford were sharing the story of the Course. She immediately began an intensive study of the books and attended every conference, workshop, and talk, that had anything to do with ACIM. In  2008,  she found  A Course of Love, which changed her perception of the world, and brought her from the “heady” views of the Course to the “heart” view of ACOL. She grew her Facebook page from a few hundred to 5,000 people posting quotes from ACOL along with teaching ACOL twice a week on “ACIM Gather Internet Radio.”

By that time Kathy was a seasoned event producer, producing many big-name speakers and ACIM conferences. Seeing the profound benefits of these Course-connected works, and knowing several other ACIM-sequel scribes, she produced a conference in Colorado called “Miracles in the Mountains, A Conference with the ACIM Sequel Scribes.” At this conference, Mari and ACOL were introduced to the world. Through it she met Glenn Hovemann, publisher of the ACOL Combined Volume, and as they say, “the rest is history.”
The Miracles in the Mountains conference in 2012 was so well received that by popular request Kathy is producing another one in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, in North Carolina on Oct. 11-14, 2019, with the theme of “Miracles, Scribes and Mystics,” sharing with you “The Transformative Power of Limitless Love and True Forgiveness,” and based on, “A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love, The Way of Mastery, and Love.” www.miraclepromotions.com


Rev. Tony Ponticello

Rev. Tony Ponticello is the Executive Minister of one of the oldest, well known, and highly regarded ACIM organizations the Community Miracles Center (CMC) located in San Francisco CA , a position he has held since he co-founded the organization in 1987. The CMC publishes one of the oldest ACIM, still printed on paper, publications, Miracles Monthly. Rev. Tony serves as the Editor and frequently writes the lead article. The first issue was produced in March of 1987. Currently that means 377 issues in 377 months. The CMC organizes and runs large, international ACIM conferences in various major U.S.A. cities. The next “The Power to Heal” will take place in Boston MA on May, 23-26 2019. This will be the 9th such conference CMC has run. The 10th one for 2020 is being planned now. Rev. Tony serves as the Master of Ceremonies for these memorable events. Rev. Tony teaches long standing ACIM internet video classes and speaks regularly at the CMC’s San Francisco Sunday Gatherings. All his talks are then turned into YouTube videos. There are currently 60 of these videos on the CMC’s YouTube channel. In 2017 Rev. Tony challenged the CMC members to truly dedicate themselves to prayer and healing and he organized the CMC’s Healing Team, now 53 members strong. Rev. Tony has a reputation for sometimes being outrageous and one never knows what he might do to teach his ACIM ideas. He has on occasion: appeared in drag as his twin “sister” Rev. Antoinette at the 2007 San Francisco Conference, stripped his clothes off unexpectedly at the 2016 Las Vegas Conference, and allowed his congregation to mock crucify him on a full size wooden cross at the 2018 San Francisco Conference. He likes to think about ACIM outside of the “box.”


Earl Purdy


Earl Purdy was born and raised in Memphis, TN

At an early age he asked those Important Questions that most of Us ask eventually-

Why Am I Here?

What Is My Purpose?

What Am I To Do Now?

The quest for these answers has led Earl to acquire an extensive background in Truth Consciousness.

For the past two decades Earl has taught Spiritual Principles Of Truth. Combine Earl’s training and experience with his gifted ability to inspire his students to action and the results produce committed, aware Spirit Beings who make up the core of the Consciousness Movement

Earl Purdy shares his fun, wit and alive style of teaching and a variety of formats:

  •  Advanced Mind Training Sessions
  • Audio and Video Tapes
  • Classes, Lectures, Seminars and Workshops throughout the United States.


Elliot Robertson

Elliott Robertson has turned to A Course of Love for divine assistance and nourishment for ten years and to A Course in Miracles for fifteen years. He grew up in New York and began his spiritual journey with the Unity Church. Today he is an inter-spiritual writer, poet, and Authenticity Midwife. He will be leading Happy For No Reason workshops in 2019.


John Mark Stroud

johnmark@onewhowakes.org,   http://www.onewhowakes.org/

A single unexpected moment in John Mark’s mid 20’s left him with a vast and dark sense of emptiness. He would spend the next 15 years immersed in feverish worldly activity, trying in vain to fill this emptiness. His “normal” life of businessman, husband, and father had all the hallmarks of great success. But finally, in 2007, he was compelled by some greater force to sell his business and begin the inward search for the peace and happiness that had always eluded him. Almost immediately he was swept up in a tidal wave of Grace. For a man used to control and responsibility, it was particularly unsettling that these miracles began to move and direct his life into uncharted waters. In 2009, he was guided to A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love and The Way of Mastery. Instinctively, he knew this was what he had been searching for. It was as though these texts has been written just for him. They led him to the direct experience of God’s limitless Love and Peace. That experience of Awakening from the dream of separation to the ever present, perfect awareness of God finally brought the causeless Joy and eternal Happiness for which John Mark sought. With great Joy, he now shares that Limitless Love with all as One. 


Cindy Stroud

Until January 2010, Cindy’s life might have looked pretty typical for a married, middle-class American woman. Wed to a successful business man, mother to four children, living in a large suburban home, vacationing at the lake house or a Caribbean island, social engagements and volunteer work. All quite lovely from the outside, but something altogether different was brewing below the surface. Cindy had struggled for years with depression. Her husband, John Mark, had sold his business a few years previously, and later business ventures had flopped.

Fissures in the relationship had broadened into great chasms. This deep unhappiness, a “lostness,” was fueling his search for something more. And then, their life changed. John Mark experienced an extraordinary spiritual awakening, an unwavering knowing that only God/Love is Real.

Now married to a “stranger,” Cindy began to relearn relationship both with her mate and herself. Initially confused and reluctant, she let Love heal her and the possibility of a new way of being grew stronger. In late fall 2014, she began to experience health concerns. A deep inquiry into the internal cause of this physical expression of dis-ease revealed a life long theme of preemptive resistance, a cautiousness about life that was limiting her in so many ways. On New Year’s Eve, she had quintuple bypass surgery. Her closed heart was now and forever fully open! Her spirit awake and in joy!

Cindy and John Mark sold their home and travel the country in their Airstream travel trailer, appropriately named the JoyShip, sharing the Truth and Peace of Love, and the transformative power of relationship to all who care to join them in this beautiful journey.


Christina Strutt

www.CoCreatingClarity.org, www.facebook.com/CCCSelf/, Christina@CoCreatingClarity.org

Christina Strutt is devoted to living and expressing love in form – each moment wholeheartedly and intentionally joining in cocreating joy, abundance, harmony, and clarity as best she can wherever she isand whomever she is with. She was born in Malaysia and spent her most formative years in the egalitarian, then newly independent Republic of Singapore surrounded by diverse cultures and faiths.

At age eighteen, she left Singapore to study Computer Science in the UK where she lived and worked for ten years before moving to the US in 1980. Christina embodies a synthesis of lived experience as engineer, manager, educator, innovator, catalyst, researcher, community-builder, cross-cultural bridger, peace-maker, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor, and friend – the constant thread flowing throughout being a deep knowing that Love is the only response, all that is needed now is already present, and that together is always better.

When invited, she enjoys sharing her current questions and answers which reflect her years of lived experience, including forty-five as a Systems Engineer/Systems Thinker, twenty-six living A Course in Miracles, and ten living A Course of Love.  Her greatest delight lies in discovering ever more expansiveand inclusive, yet practical answers, which she has noticed seem to arrive in perfect timing as her ability to live them grows to match her willingness.

Since 2010, she has also shared her unique synthesis of experience through her practice – CoCreating Clarity – where with simple, wholehearted joining as clear pools flowing into each other (using no tools, methodologies, nor jargon), essential new answers are discovered and landed with ease, cocreating new freedom, choices, movement, and flow.Her most valuable and practical experiences are distilled and shared at www.CoCreatingClarity.org and she welcomes dialogue at Christina@CoCreatingClarity.org


Suzanne van Vliet-van Blom and Marleen Jonker

We, Suzanne and Marleen are both students of A Course of Miracles and, since this summer, the Dutch translators of A Course of Love.

Suzanne is an artist, painter and sculpture and host of a lovely property, where people meet to join and share, and for seminars in philosophy and spirituality. Her greatest quality is an open mind and a warm heart. She is able to connect people from different countries and backgrounds.

Marleen is a transpersonal psychotherapist, trainer and host of a tranquil property that’s a genuine place of healing. Her greatest quality is her ability to really connect with people.

We both live in the south of France; Suzanne lives part of the year in the Netherlands. The way in which we met must have been written in the stars. Suzanne wanted to do a life-between-lives session and contacted the Dutch organization. She was referred to Marleen in France, and it turned out that in this rather large country we are almost neighbors. From the moment we met, we felt a deep connection. In translating A Course of Love we are able to share profoundly the teachings of Jesus. 


Tom Whitmore


Thomas E. Whitmore has been a student of ACIM for more than 25 years. He is the founder of Course in Miracles Society [CIMS], the publisher of A Course in Miracles-Original Edition, where he continues to be active.

Tom was educated at Creighton University where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration as well as a degree in law. He has over 45 years experience as a business and commercial attorney, having begun his career in 1969 as an associate at a prominent Omaha business law firm. Whitmore Law Office was founded ten years later.

It was Tom’s vision back in 1999 that brought the Course in Miracles-Original Edition into print. He knew instantly that the early ACIM material that had been discovered was so incredibly beautiful and should be shared with the world. He incorporated Course in Miracles Society [CIMS] as the non-profit organization that would do this. Tom’s unassuming, mindful and gentle manner has steadily brought CIMS to where it is today.

Course in Miracles Society (CIMS) is an international group of Course students and teachers organized to discover, authenticate and propagate the divine teachings of A Course in Miracles. As students, we seek to increase our knowledge of Jesus’ words and to deepen our experience of his teaching. As teachers, we work to circulate the message of A Course in Miracles throughout the world by our words, by our deeds and by the example of our lives.


Terry Widner

Terry Widner is a wood artist that currently works under the name of Spoontaneous, creating mostly small sculptures inspired by and based on the spoon form. He enjoys exploring the creative process and is especially intrigued with those moments when a third ‘something’ takes over the work and he becomes mostly a spectator.

After earning a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Eastern Kentucky University in 1978 he started and operated a business called Garden Gallery where he offered landscape design and installation services.

After 20 years or so… he decided he wanted try something different and took a (ahem!) crash course in aviation and earned his Certified Flight Instructor license. For the next 5 years he taught flying lessons out of Bowman Field in Louisville, KY and earned the FAA’s designation as a ‘Gold Seal Flight Instructor’.

After moving to Florida in 2001 he worked in the marble industry and also with a utilities contractor, which he still does occasional projects for.

He now lives in Boynton Beach with his wife Melly. He spends much of his time trying to keep his peace.. while working in a rented shop that is located in a VERY noisy industrial area.. right next to a busy interstate.


Astrid Zimmermann

Born and raised in the former GDR (East Germany), Astrid moved to West Berlin in 1984, where she set out on a spiritual quest at the age of 18. Ten years later, she moved to the UK and trained as a Spiritual Healer.

While exploring many spiritual pathways, Astrid found A Course in Miracles in 2009, and came to A Course Of Love in January 2018. What she felt she could not reach with ACIM was immediately accomplished with ACOL – a knowing that all is Love, that behind all the “masks” people wear is only Love.

Discovering there was no German translation of ACOL, Astrid didn’t feel called to offer her services until after meeting Paulina Fredrikson (who had translated ACOL into Swedish) in May 2018. Experiencing an instant connection with Pauline, Astrid felt that with such a partner, she would gladly do a German translation. Two months later, Eva-Maria arrived and became that partner. As of October 2018, the first book is almost completed.

Since committing to ACOL, Astrid feels her life has taken wings. She plans less and enjoys more, letting herself be enfolded in the Embrace. No longer feeling alone, she loves being part of this global ACOL family!


Akilah Zuberi

Blog: akilahtzuberi.com/blog, email: blog@akilahtzuberi.com or akilahtzuberi@gmail.com

I was, first, a student of A Course in Miracles for 15 years. I started it reluctantly in 1994, doubting that Christ was the voice behind such dense, circular, often incomprehensible sentences. I put it down in 2009, never to doubt its contents or the “Voice” again.

In 2011 I received A Course of Love; the Treatises and the Dialogues in 2012. I keep the combined edition of ACOL on my nightstand, along with ACIM.

These two Courses, along with the teachings of Advaita Vedanta are my Divine companions. While I cannot confess that I sustain Christ Consciousness from moment to moment, I can say that the forgetting of my true identity is occurring less frequently.

Today I write a blog that I hope is infused with these wisdom teachings. The main focus is our belief in working and earning a living, and its impact on our lives and the planet.  I advocate for a shift in consciousness that would birth a new planetary experience, ending the separation between who we are and what we do. This is who I am being in the Dialogue.

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