The Guild for Spiritual Guidance



The Teilhardian Cultivator, Peggy Clarkeis a Unitarian Universalist minister currently serving the First Unitarian Society of Westchester in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. She is also the Racial and Social Justice Consultant for the UU NY Metro District and the chair of the national UU President’s Advisory Committee for Ethical Eating. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies and Peace Studies and a Masters in Historical Theology with a concentration in Medieval Mysticism from Boston College. Her doctoral work was in American Religious History. Rev. Clarke taught theology at Iona College for a decade where she also Co-Directed the Iona Spirituality Institute. She is a Green Faith Fellow and the co-founder of Inter Generate, an organization dedicated to food justice, thus creating the possibility in Westchester County for equal access to food that’s good, clean and fair.

The Mystics Cultivator, Rev. Dr. Michael Petrow, currently leads the spiritual community Parable and is enrolled in the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation.  Holding degrees in religion and psychology, he has worked as a youth pastor, teacher, theater chaplain, spiritual director and counselor with at risk youth.  A graduate of The Guild for Spiritual Guidance, he received his doctorate from Pacifica Graduate Institute, examining the complimentary theories of Jung and Origen on how one can read sacred texts in order to learn to read one's life as sacred text.  

Jungian Cultivator, Roger LaRade, O.F.A., is a Registered Psychotherapist, Jungian Analyst and Spiritual Director in Toronto, Ontario. He is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, immediate past-president and faculty member of the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts, member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, and a member of Spiritual Directors International. Roger was ordained a Roman Catholic (Jesuit) priest and is now a Franciscan of the Annunciation and clergy member of the Eucharistic Catholic Church in Canada. He holds degrees in Philosophy, Education, Theatre and Theology. His professional interests include Jungian theory and practice, comparative religion/spirituality, ritualization, symbolism, myth, and psycho-spiritual process.