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Board of Directors
Patt Moser, MFA JD
Patt is a spiritual director, teacher, and retreat leader grounded in contemplative spirituality. She trained at Shalem Institute and The Claret Center, and is retired clergy in the Episcopal Church. Patt is the founder of Sacred Ground Chicago.
Bill Epperly, PhD
Bill is a life-long learner who has studied biochemistry, Korean Zen Buddhism, contemplative Christianity, and non-dual spirituality. In his professional life, he worked as a research biochemist, professor, university administrator, and executive director of a small not-for-profit organization. Bill serves on the board of Chicago Area Spiritual Directors and teaches at DePaul University and Trillium Awakening.
Bridget Purdome, M Div, M Ed, MAPS, MA
Bridget is a Spiritual Director, Retreat Leader, Life Coach, and Spiritual Explorer. For over ten years, Bridget has ministered to those who have experienced homelessness, are HIV positive, are in recovery from substance addictions, and/or are challenged with other physical and mental illnesses. Bridget is past chair of the board of Urban CPE Consortium.
Vikram is a banking and regulatory compliance professional with experience in finance, risk management and data management. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Pune University in India. He is a recent practitioner of meditation and believes in a higher force that governs our daily life. He also believes that spirituality can be achieved by maintaining a positive state of mind and seeking a deeper meaning for life. Vikram’s passions include travel and exploring different cuisines. He is a strong proponent of financial discipline and helps mentor people on financial literacy.
Director of Technology
Jason is a data architecture and enterprise data management professional with experience in the healthcare, survey research, travel, advertising and financial technology industries. A parishioner of St. Chrysostom's Episcopal Church in Chicago, his activities there include singing in the Parish Choir and helping with the Kitchen Ministry. Jason believes that many different paths lead us to what is sacred, and that everyone’s spiritual path is an individual journey that we take collectively with one another.
Director At Large
Becky is a spiritual director, retreat leader, energy worker, and hospice volunteer. She trained at the Spiritual Guidance and Training Institute’s Interfaith/Interspiritual Wisdom program, Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation’s certification program in Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats; Christos Center for Spiritual Formation certification program in Spiritual Direction; the Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy certification program in Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry.
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