About Us

 

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.

Staff


Lead Pastor & Executive Director: Rev. Don Chatfield
Events, Marketing, Office Manager: Mariko Middleton
Minister of Service Coordination: Kim Marie Glynn

Pastor Emerita: Rev. Mary S. Abele

Board of Directors

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Lell Forehand, Board Co-Chair | 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, Board Co-Chair
 

John Howe, Treasurer

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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.

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Nina Regan | 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 whose practice is focused on helping those on the forefront of social change access their full potential.  Nina also serves on the board of the Shelburne Food Shelf.Nina began attending All Souls in 2019, actively contributed to the development of Blueprint 2020, and joined the board in 2020.  She lives in Charlotte with her husband Bill and enjoys volunteering, meditation, reading, physical fitness, and fine food.