We have several awesome Mentors in Florida to guide you through the ministerial training
and throughout the year-long internship. ADL also offers Doctorate in Divinity training.
MANY ADL MINISTERS OFFER ONLINE MENTORING, NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE!
Blanca currently is the Treasurer of the Florida Chapter of ADL. Her lifetime purpose has been in service to others. Even before she was ordained, she began to translate the ADL ministerial handbooks into Spanish. Since her ordination, she has been the Mentor for several ministers, taking the classes in Spanish.
Her Soul journey has included many modalities, including: Family Constellations, Sacred Plant Ceremonies, Red Path, Kriya Yoga, Science of Mind, Aromatherapy, Iridology, Transcendental Meditation (TM) and Silva Mind Control.
Blanca is a Certified Instructor of Radiant Child Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. She has initiated eight Reiki Masters and travelled to Spain, Central and South America promoting Mental, Emotional and Physical Healing through Spiritual Counseling, Public Speaking, Healing Family Relationships workshops, Yoga and Reiki classes, and more.
Se habla español.
Read more about Blanca's achievements on the Board of Trustees page.
Ordained in April 2004, ADL has provided a Spiritual Home for me as I evolve along with our planetary consciousness. I see humanity moving forward one Heart at a time in Divine Order.
A graduate of Hunter College in NYC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and Sociology, I’ve had an eclectic life working professionally in dance, archeology, counseling, publishing, film and television and even as a middle school arts teacher. I now practice Healing Touch, Aromatherapy and Frequency Healing, combining technology with my innate intuitive skills.
Each of the students I have Mentored, ranging from 22 to 82 years of age, has gifted me with a new, fresh experience while studying the three magical student handbooks. My primary goal as a Mentor is to make certain that each Mentee has their own deep experience with the ADL lessons and develops their own relationship to our simple and yet profound ADL tenet: Love is All There Is.
Read more about Lindsay's involvement with ADL on the Board of Trustees page.
Rev. Dr. Bonnie is the current President of the Florida Chapter of ADL. She was ordained in 2004 and was awarded her Doctorate in Divinity through ADL in 2012. She interned as the bookstore manager at the Seraphim Center in Gainesville, which was founded by her Mentor, the late Rev. Bob Estling.
She returned to Miami and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from FIU. Currently, Bonnie is a partner in the Sacred Earth Center, a healing center in Gainesville, offering vibrational healing, employing Tibetan bowls, Reiki, crystals and humming. Bonnie also designs gemstone and crystal talismans for protection, healing and ascension.
Bonnie now lives on acreage with her husband, Bill, and spends her time meditating, gardening, while enjoying life in the present, surrounded by crystals and love. Bonnie finds joy in working with ministerial students on their path toward spiritual evolution, in the Greatest Degree of Love.
Read more about Bonnie’s life achievements on the Board of Trustees page.
I am a Natural Holistic Healer who specializes in Energy work to Restore balance using several modalities. (i.e. Reiki Master, Crystal Healing PEMF Mat, Aromatherapy, Crystals and Herbs)
I was born in Daytona Beach where I currently live, and I had the pleasure of making the wild hills of West Virginia my home for about 10 years; I still consider it my northern home. I believe in the deep connection to our Natural World and I am happy to do my part in being a good steward to this planet.
I first came to the Alliance of Divine Love community back in 2013. I have always admired and loved the Inclusive and Universal Love core of ADL, and I have seen our Ministers do great things for their communities. My service as an ADL minister has changed several times throughout my time in the ministry. Initially, it was a way for me to be more effective in my creation of community gardens and local food systems for my community. A non-profit was an ideal way to connect resources to those in dire need in overcoming the challenges of living in a food desert.
The second branch of my service for ADL directly involves my healing practice. According to local laws, the only legal way for me to practice Reiki is to be a minister, which oddly allows you to “lay hands” on people for healing. I actively practiced and taught Reiki for 2 years and now I have a home healing practice.
My teaching style is to empower students through hands on experience, useful tips, advice and current research/topic discussions. I respect each student’s learning style and time management with flexible options to help guide them on their spiritual journey and hope to foster Universal Love in each Star Seed!
If any of my story or experience feels like it may fit you and your goal to become a spiritual minister, please contact me to begin with the first step into your new path.
Rev. Sandy was ordained in 1985 by Rev. Dr. Barbara Hanshaw. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Individual and Family Studies, a Master's Degree in Educational and School Psychology, and a specialist degree in Math and Computer Science. She worked professionally as a social worker, guidance counselor and computer teacher of kindergarten through college and adults.
Sandy has been close to her spirit from childhood and continues to deprogram her life path as her spirit develops and evolves on Earth. Her studies in spirit beyond life experience include: astrology, Tarot, numerology, quantum physics, iridology, essential oils, heart math, sound healing, sacred geometry and meditation.
Sandy feels that learning is at its peak when the student is seeking in the life-learning laboratory. She will ensure that your process toward ministry is woven into your personal life experience.
From as early on as she could remember, Nada’s life involved planting, tending, and harvesting herbs, vegetables, and fruit trees. As an ADL Mentor she will journey with you as you tend your spiritual blossoming.
Raised by her maternal grandparents in beautiful Croatia on a farmstead, she became an integral part of the land and everything her family practiced, all in the name of wellbeing. Her passion is to teach prevention and the understanding that “food is our medicine.”
Nada celebrates the deep spiritual relationship we have with nature, which is crucial for our bodies to remain vital, vibrant and youthful! Spirit, being an integral component to our wellbeing and our existence, brought her to be ordained as an ADL minister.
Nada is a licensed medical assistant, certified in Healing Dahn Yoga, Reiki, Essential Oils/Raindrop Therapy, and a Dream Builder and Life Mastery Coach. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Joseph P. Cory Foundation. Its mission is to empower people and communities to achieve wellness and wellbeing through expertise, education and guidance.
In January of 2018, Rev. Linda became an ADL Mentor. In that year, she tutored one student, then two and three; as Spirit would have it, everything grew from there. In 2019, she began to serve on the ADL Mentor Enrichment Council (MEC). As a Mentor, Linda is a good listener and is able to offer resources, as individually needed.
In addition, Linda loves to share ADL and all its benefits with anyone considering becoming a Minister. Linda is devoted to organizing meetings with former students throughout each year to come together and share their experiences. Whenever needed, Linda prides herself with being available to her students.
As her goal, it is Linda’s pleasure to promote daily prayer and meditation with a balance of self-love. Within her ministry, it is an honor for Linda to officiate celebration of life memorial services and many other ceremonies. Linda also gives Angel Card Readings, including “Discover Your Birth Angel.” For fun, Rev. Linda loves to dance: Ballroom, Latin and Belly Dancing. Quote by William W. Purkey, “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching...”
Read more about Linda's involvement with ADL on the Board of Trustees page.
Rev. Colleen is honored to be a mentor in the ADL Ministry program. Since becoming a minister in 2002, she has assisted ADL through creating, presenting at, and facilitating, both State and National Conferences.
She also served on the Florida Chapter Board for over 5 years and is currently a member of the Mentor Enrichment Council of ADL.
Rev. Colleen is a licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologist, and is also certified as a Healing Touch Practitioner, a Certified Nutripuncture Practitioner, Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and an Energy Medicine Instructor.
She enjoys officiating weddings and other ceremonies. Rev. Colleen offers a unique blending of science and intuitive healing arts.
As a cancer survivor in the year 2000, I began a process of re-evaluation and claimed responsibility for my health, happiness and inner peace. I transformed my life and, in the process, became an ADL Minister and Mentor.
Moving from a 38-year career in the travel industry, I was called to the Ministry because I loved and resonated with the ADL philosophy and training.
Shortly thereafter, I co-founded Divine Love Institute along with Rev. Nancy Livingston and today we offer ministerial classes, mentoring and on-going support pre and post ordination in the form of certifications, workshops and coaching. We give you the tools you need to grow.
Rev. Tiya currently holds the position of Vice-President of the Florida Chapter of ADL. She is also the co-chairperson for the Shining our Light committee.
Her skills and certifications include the following: Reiki Master, Healing Touch, Quantum Energy activator and Gamma Breath. Her education includes twenty years of dedicated meditation, Hatha Yoga, Rainbows Kids Yoga, Chair Yoga and Chakra Yoga.
Currently completing the final year of her 500-hour yoga training, she remains dedicated to her practice of raising awareness for a mindful lifestyle. Tiya co- founded Playful Roots Yoga Ministry to provide services for families and youth with expanding mindsets. Tiya is dedicated to serving those from birth through the golden years.
When you work with Tiya, you receive 100% of her time, focus and energy to help you develop your best self.
Read more about Tiya life achievements on the Board of Trustees page.
As an ADL Minister, Certified Health, Cancer & Caregiver Coach, Energy Facilitator and Co-Founder of Divine Love Institute,™ I am passionate about empowering my clients to be proactive in achieving their health, life, and spiritual goals through support and education.
I became an ADL Minister at the start of my Spiritual Journey and can honestly say that it has become one of the best decisions I ever made. Because the ADL Ministry teachings and lessons are so beautiful and profound, I had a much better understanding of my place in the Universe.
I am very grateful and happy that I am able to teach and support others on their journey.
I was ordained in 2017 and received my Doctor of Divinity (DDMS) through ADL in 2020. As a Shihan, I enjoy teaching Usui Holy Fire Reiki classes.
I have worked in the legal field for 20 years. Raised with interfaith beliefs, I realized early on that God/Creator is everywhere.
I am able to assist others in finding, healing and releasing their limits within. This assists them to consciously raise their vibration, so that they are ultimately free. I encourage others to allow their light to shine brilliantly, utilizing the Universal Laws and the Greatest Degree of Love.
Whether just beginning your spiritual journey or having been on the beautiful path for years, I very much look forward to our chapter together.
I have been called to the Spiritual life since I was a youngster. Practicing meditation for the last 49 years has allowed me to have a strong connection to the Source. This has given me a way to feel supported even when life becomes chaotic and feels as if I am being buffeted by mighty storms.
I have trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and teach this to high school students and in women's prisons. Having a way to find calm within the confines of a prison is a wonderful gift.
Gathering for ceremony and sisterhood through women's circles is one of my dearest callings. I walked across Spain on the Camino de Santiago, which is a 500-mile pilgrimage. I am the author of "Are you the Christ? Finding the Goodness in Yourself and Others.”
Currently, my work centers on women who have spent their lives caring for others and NOW are ready to “come back to themselves.” I support them in growing a new feel and rhythm in their lives, while staying laser-focused on reaching
I became an ordained ADL minister in 2002 and was also certified as a Rapid Eye Technician. It has been my privilege to assist others in the emotional and mental clearing of traumatic life experiences, grief being one of the major causes of their struggles. Throughout it all, my work and personal passion since childhood has been about helping others.
I am blessed to have found another “calling” while volunteering at our local conservation cemetery. While supporting and assisting families as they bury their loved ones, I witnessed the importance of knowledgeable and compassionate funeral directors. From that experience, I chose to return to school to become a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, in order to provide a more encompassing line of support. I appreciate opportunities to educate others about home funerals and green burials.
Being an ADL mentor also allows me, and reminds me, to assist in bringing the Light and Love - that ADL is all about - into this world through working with new students.
Rev. Vickie was ordained into ADL in 2006. Through her ministry, “Your Life Expressions,” she has assisted many in their awakening process.
Vickie is a spiritual counselor who offers a bridge for awakening and transformational development. She walks with her clients as they move outside their box of self-limiting identity.
Drawing upon her own personal healing and spiritual journey, her years of study and her experience with assisting people in their awakening, Vickie offers an inviting avenue through which people can claim their true spiritual inheritance.
She loves mentoring those who want to become ADL ministers, helping students transform and step into their own ministries.
How did it feel to not be part of this Alliance of Divine Love? An oddity walking the earth in search of true family, the true work of the self. And how did it come to be that crossing the path of one person (a certain Reverend who loves Roses) could open my eyes and finally validate the beauty and assets within?
Being an ADL Minister is a jolly freedom in my heart, an exclamation mark, a song to sing to the world! And, while some may often wonder about this love and happiness and greater good for all things we've got going on, with a sort of dismissive wave of the hand, there are others out there that are healers of this world, walking around.
It is not without Divinity that I am here. It is for these reasons that I humbly and most gratefully choose to live and teach as a Mentor of ADL and continue to my best ability this wonderful and most important endeavor.