“Marriage is a supreme sharing experience; perhaps the greatest, most challenging, and most exciting, intimate adventure in human relationships.”
I am an Interfaith Minister from the New Seminary, N.Y.C. Ordained at the Cathedral St. John The Divine and a Registered N.Y.C Reverend.
When I was 10 years old I moved to the Catskill Mountains with my mother and brothers to find refuge at the invitation of my older brother. From the moment I arrived, I never wanted to leave the natural beauty that surrounded us. I felt the Spirit of God move through me as I explored the Catskills.
Growing up in the Catskills my passion for Spirit, nature, and a call to be of service, grew. After high school I studied Psychology, Sociology and Women’s studies, after graduation I attended Russell Sage University to study Health Management Administration.
Though I didn’t know it at the time, my more than twenty years executive management in healthcare, patient services, human resources, staff training & development, natural health and wellness programs and non-profit development prepared me for my seminary studies.
Towards the end of my corporate tenure I began to dream of my childhood explorations of the Catskills and considered a spirituality centered life, dedicated to serving people and deepening my relationship with God. That year my New Years resolution was “To thine own self be true” and that February, I was invited to attend a spiritual retreat en-titled “To thine own self be true” I took that as a sign, I was headed in the right direction and the journey to deepen my spiritual training began.
Over the next several years I became a certified Master of the Usui Reiki System and a certified hypnotherapist. I used these tools in my “corporate” management practice. Soon after, I left Corporate America to pursue my spiritual path and find a way to serve.
In 1999, I founded Spirittus, Inc., a 501(c) 3 non-profit, providing access to holistic health seminars and I enrolled in the New Seminary, N.Y.C.
In 2001 I was ordained Reverend Kevin Kraft. As an Interfaith Minister I build cross-cultural understanding and encourage spiritual growth to fulfillment. My service is a celebration of Spirit, regardless of the name by which you know that Spirit.
Since ordination I have had the privilege to serve over 125 couples in creating their marriage ceremony. I have been able to conduct dozens of baby blessings, memorials, funerals, house blessings and vow renewals. I have served more than 4 years as a Chaplain at Kingston City hospital.
In 2005 I joined the Lifebridge Foundation and serve as the Executive Director of the Lifebridge Sanctuary, a retreat and conference center. I am an NGO representative to the United Nations, an initiating member of Woodstock, NY Transition Town; a co-founder of Circle of Friends of the Dying , a community home for the dying and have served on several Board’s as a Trustee, including a regional Non-profit, Family of Woodstock; Mid-Hudson Valley Planned Parenthood and Circle of Friends of the Dying.
I love to garden, have a keen interest in sustainability, cooking and exploring the Catskill Mountains. I reside in Woodstock with my husband Oliver Kita and our Havanese pup, Pearl. I believe most sincerely, my journey has given me wisdom and the intuition which allows me to co-create ceremonies that are Intimate, Sacred and Joyful.