The Guild for Spiritual Guidance shares the gifts of these sacred responders.
- Apprenticeship Program Staff
- The Rev. Dianne Disston, AP Coordinator
- The Rev. Dn. Dorothée R. Caulfield, Assistant to the AP Coordinator
- The Rev. Peggy Clarke, Teilhard Cultivator: Sacred Earth / Sacred Universe
- The Rev. Br. Roger Larade, O.F.A., Jung Cultivator: Sacred Consciousness / Sacred Integration
- The Rev. Dr. Michael Petrow, Mystics Cultivator: Sacred Love / Sacred Life
- Graduate Guild Staff
- Susan Robinson, Coordinator of Graduate Programs
Apprenticeship Program staff
THE REV. DIANNE DISSTON • AP COORDINATOR
Dianne Disston, LP, NCPsy - Our Coordinator of the Apprenticeship Program. Dianne is a Spiritual Director and Psychoanalyst in Brewster, New York. Dianne received her BA in Business Administration and Psychology from Marymount College and an MA in Leadership from Manhattanville College. After 25 years in the corporate world as a training facilitator, coach, and manager, Dianne attended The New Seminary and was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2003 at St. John the Divine in NYC. In June 2010 she graduated with a Certificate in Psychoanalysis from The Westchester Institute for Psychoanalysis in Bedford Hills, NY, and is now a Licensed Psychoanalyst in New York State. Dianne is married to Todd and has two adult children, David and Ashleigh.
THE REV. DEACON DOROTHÉE CAULFIELD • ASSISTANT TO THE AP COORDINATOR
Dorothée Caulfield, Assistant to the Coordinator of the Apprenticeship Program, is an ordained deacon in the Episcopal church and Spiritual Director. She has worked as a hospice spiritual guide for Phelps Hospice as well as the on-call chaplain to Phelps Memorial Hospital. Since 2000 she has volunteered at Sing Sing Correctional Facility and has been the Director of Ossining Prison Ministry since 2014. She chairs the Diocesan Prison Ministry Committee as well as having served as a member of the Deacon’s Committee of the Diocese of New York. Dorothée and her husband, Rick, have 3 grown sons and two grandchildren. Besides her family, she loves knitting, reading, and travel.
THE REV. PEGGY CLARKE • TEILHARD CULTIVATOR: SACRED EARTH/SACRED UNIVERSE
The Teilhardian Cultivator, Peggy Clarke, is a Unitarian Universalist minister currently serving the First Unitarian Society of Westchester in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. She is also the Racial and Social Justice Consultant for the UU NY Metro District and the chair of the national UU President’s Advisory Committee for Ethical Eating. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies and Peace Studies and a Masters in Historical Theology with a concentration in Medieval Mysticism from Boston College. Her doctoral work was in American Religious History. Rev. Clarke taught theology at Iona College for a decade where she also Co-Directed the Iona Spirituality Institute. She is a Green Faith Fellow and the co-founder of Inter Generate, an organization dedicated to food justice, thus creating the possibility in Westchester County for equal access to food that’s good, clean and fair.
THE REV. BR. ROGER LARADE, O.F.A. • JUNG CULTIVATOR: SACRED CONSCIOUSNESS/SACRED INTEGRATION
Jungian Cultivator, Roger LaRade, O.F.A., is a Registered Psychotherapist, Jungian Analyst and Spiritual Director in Toronto, Ontario. He is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, immediate past-president and faculty member of the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts, member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, and a member of Spiritual Directors International. Roger was ordained a Roman Catholic (Jesuit) priest and is now a Franciscan of the Annunciation and clergy member of the Eucharistic Catholic Church in Canada. He holds degrees in Philosophy, Education, Theatre and Theology. His professional interests include Jungian theory and practice, comparative religion/spirituality, ritualization, symbolism, myth, and psycho-spiritual process.
THE REV. DR. MICHAEL PETROW • MYSTICS CULTIVATOR: SACRED LOVE/SACRED LIFE
The Mystics Cultivator, Rev. Dr. Michael Petrow, currently leads the spiritual community Parable and is enrolled in the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation. Holding degrees in religion and psychology, he has worked as a youth pastor, teacher, theater chaplain, spiritual director and counselor with at risk youth. A graduate of The Guild for Spiritual Guidance, he received his doctorate from Pacifica Graduate Institute, examining the complimentary theories of Jung and Origen on how one can read sacred texts in order to learn to read one's life as sacred text.
Graduate Guild Staff
SUSAN ROBINSON • COORDINATOR OF GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Susan Robinson, our Graduate Guild Coordinator, is a Spiritual Director and holds an MA in Anglican Spirituality from The General Theological Seminary. Susan is currently enrolled at the One Spirit Alliance Seminary in Manhattan. She is a retired Academic Librarian who worked both at Iona College in New Rochelle, and as an Associate Professor of Library Science at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.
“The winds of Wisdom are always blowing, it is for us to raise our sails.”
-attributed to Sri Ramakrishna