All Souls Interfaith Gathering
Rooted in peace, serving with Love
About All Souls
MISSION & VISION
Our mission is to cultivate inner peace and inspire connection with Divine Source.
We envision a just, peaceful, and loving world, respectful of difference and united by common humanity, in which people live purposeful lives in harmony with one another, other creatures, and the Earth itself.
Our journey together began on April 11, 1999. At that time the pattern for our Sunday Music & Spirit Service began to unfold. Music plays a major role in our Sunday service because we believe that it provides a special spiritual connection. Along with music, the services combine spiritual readings and reflections on world issues and personal values, as well as Christian, Jewish, Islam, Buddhists, Hindu, Taoist and Native American beliefs and sacred texts.
Lead Pastor: Rev. Dr. Don Chatfield
Minister of Service Coordination: Rev. Kim Marie Glynn
Music Director: Ronnie Romano
Office Manager: Tammy Saltus
Pastor Emerita: Rev. Mary S. Abele
Board of Directors
Nina Regan, Board Chair | Nina earned her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and master’s degree from American University. She has also completed executive education and organizational leadership programs at the Kellogg School of Management, the Wharton School, and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. After a long and distinguished career as a senior executive in the federal government, Nina is now a certified Integral Coach and a student in the All Souls School of Spiritual Direction. Nina also serves on the boards of the Shelburne Food Shelf and Vermont Interfaith Action and is helping to establish a Braver Angels alliance in Chittenden County. Nina began attending All Souls in 2019 and joined the board in 2020. She lives in Charlotte with her husband Bill and enjoys community building, meditation, reading, physical fitness, and fine food.
Martha Wales, Treasurer | Martha studied philosophy, psychology and business at the University of Rhode Island earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. Relocating to Vermont in the late 1980s, she began work at the University of Vermont doing financial analysis and budgeting for the various colleges. In the early 2000s, Martha studied Mental Health Counseling while continuing her work in software development and information technologies at the University. Her All Souls relationship began with Sunday Morning Meditation in 2010 and has grown by way of the Our Search for Meaning Group. Martha enjoys paddling her canoe, Nordic skiing and spending time at her cabin in the woods with family and friends.
Rev. Barbara Benton, Secretary | Barbara began her work life in the Air Force as a Jet Mechanic and Crew Chief. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and worked for 13 years as a safety professional at the University of Vermont. Barbara holds a master’s degree in counseling from Antioch New England University and is a licensed counselor, most recently serving in private practice. Barbara became a meditation leader at All Souls in 2014 and she was ordained as an interfaith minister in 2017. She joined the board in 2017 and became the board secretary in 2019. Barbara is married to Gary De Carolis and she enjoys meditation, writing, oil pastel artwork, hiking, and travel. She has hiked all 67 mountains over 4000’ in New England.
Lell Forehand | Lell holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama and a Master’s degree in School Psychology and an Educational Specialist Degree from the University of Georgia. She began her work life as an elementary and kindergarten teacher, transitioning to become the lead psychologist for a school system in Georgia. After living in a variety of areas including Alabama, Oregon, Georgia, Colorado, Hawaii and New Zealand, Lell moved to Vermont where she joined the All Souls community in 2008. She served on the All Souls board in 2011 and became Board co-chair in 2017. Lell’s focus has been on preserving the vision and mission of All Souls created by Mary Abele. Lell enjoys riding her motor scooter with her husband Rex, reading, playing bridge, and exploring Vermont.
Marty Costello | Marty earned his bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University and holds an MBA in Finance from American University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Seminary where he studied for six years. Marty spent over 25 years in commercial and corporate banking, specializing in corporate lending portfolio management as well as financial analysis and management. Marty has been a member of All Souls since 2013, participating in Rev. Mary Abele’s Intern Program, serving on the board in 2017 and finally as board co-chair in 2017. Marty enjoys golfing, fishing and camping with his wife Karen, as well as exploring the unfolding interfaith spiritual path.
Sriram "Srini" Srinivasan | Srini earned his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from National College of Engineering, India and holds a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina A & T State University. Srini has served over 28 years in the specialty chemicals & materials industry in various leadership and senior management roles including international operations. Srini has been a member of All Souls since 2020. As a member of the All Souls Stewardship Committee, Srini has been active in the recent Stewardship Campaign. Srini also supports NGO projects in India and city initiatives in South Burlington. Srini and his wife, Allison, reside together in South Burlington. They love to travel and enjoy all outdoor activities Vermont has to offer.