Springfield Meetinghouse,VT

Unitarian Universalist

Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy

Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy is a Universalist and Sufi minister who has the honor of serving as settled minister for the Springfield Meetinghouse.  






Rev. Dr. Kristal Owens

Rev. Dr. Kristal Owens founded Empowerment Center (EC), to help communities to empower themselves and discover both personal, familial and communal resources to live, learn and grow.




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Usher Moses

Usher Moses is the senior minister of the Empowerment Center and works at Howard University.





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Robbin Ruffner, Practitioner Emeritus

Robbin Ruffner is Divine Science Practitioner, lives in the Atlanta, Ga area, and has a Spiritual Counseling Practice.  Robbin is also a Visioning Facilitator; a Meditation Workshop Leader; and a Teacher of certificated classes in Science of Mind.


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William H. “Smitty” Smith, EdD

Founding Executive Director, National Center for Race Amity.




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Omid Safi

Omid Safi, Professor of Religious Studies and Islamic Studies, Duke University. He is a Chair and Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University, and Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC).



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