Interfaith at UIL





Interfaith at UIL, Chair

Rabbi Ted Falcon has been a student and teacher of Jewish meditation and Kabbalah for over forty years.  With gentleness and humor, he offers unique insight into spirituality while deeply affirming the integrity of each individual being.  As part of the Interfaith Amigos, Rabbi Ted explores the frontiers of interfaith spirituality.  



Mother Cathy Chalmers

Very Rev. Catherine (Cathy) Chalmers is ordained as an Archpriest in the Ascension Alliance, a liberal and esoteric Independent (non-Roman) Catholic church with apostolic lineage through the Dutch Old Catholic and Liberal Catholic Churches, and deeply informed by New Thought and Theosophical principles. Mother Cathy works in full-time ministry as a Board Certified Chaplain at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, and has worked in both hospital and hospice settings.  Her work in interfaith and multi-faith contexts underpins a commitment to opening the heart of Catholic spirituality to all who desire to experience it.  In her sacramental ministry, Mother Cathy focuses on issues of social justice, diversity, and psychospiritual integration.  She has also spent all of her life in a love affair with music, both as a listener and as a performer.




Father Dan Duval, OSF

Dan is a vowed Franciscan priest in the Free Episcopal Church, which recognizes all faith traditions.  At the center of all of Dan's work are the vows of poverty expressed in compassionate action; chastity expressed through acceptance and inclusion, and obedience expressed through peace and justice.  He believes that the more one knows oneself, the closer we come to experienceing the unity of creation.  Dan has been a licensed mental health counselor since 1997, working with those marginalized communities such as the LGBTQ community, at-risk youth, incarcerated individuals and immigrant populations.  Dan strives to see the Divine in all people and assists them in seeing the Divine within themselves, according to each person's own definition and spiritual understanding, with or without connection to a specific faith tradition.  He is trained in many modalities of exploration: verbal, non-verbal and expressive.  Dan has offered talks and workshops on a variety of psychological and spiritual topics.