About Chris and Wendy

Rev. Wendy Van Allen is a 2014 graduate of One Spirit Learning Alliance's Seminary and a 2019 graduate of the Interspiritual Counseling program. She received two bachelor's degrees from Rutgers University and a MSc. in Education for clinical counseling from Saint Bonaventure University, Olean, NY, in 2023. Wendy is a clinical counselor, provisionally licensed in New York, and an experienced spiritual counselor, supervising counseling students at One Spirit Learning Alliance, New York, NY, and at Grace Theological Seminary, a progressive independent Catholic organization, based in Florida. In addition, Wendy is a certified Intuitive Consultant from the Holistic Studies Institute, New York, NY.

Wendy’s spiritual traditions are Earth-based and include initiation and practice of Wicca, Lukumi, and Spiritism. Wendy is also well-versed and practicing 12-step recovery. As a former archaeologist, Wendy has a strong interest in the intersection of culture, spirituality, religion, evolving human consciousness, social justice and environmental concerns. She lives in Kingston, New York, and offers private interspiritual counseling services, classes and workshops from her home, Soul Blossom Center. She is the author of Relighting the Cauldron: Embracing Nature Spirituality for the Modern World, published by Llewellyn’s Worldwide Publications,

Chris is a practicing Pagan, Spiritist and a lay Buddhist. He took refuge at the Temple of Enlightenment, Bronx, NY. He is practices 12-step Recovery and is a member of numerous home groups. Christopher enjoys Nature Spirituality, being in Nature and making spiritual-themed videos. He is a Truck Driver for Hudson Harvest.

Wendy and Chris are excited to welcome our friends at our home in the Hudson Valley, Soul Blossom Center. 
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