Rev. SeiFu Anil Singh-Molares, MTS
Rev. Seifu is the Executive Director of SDI and an ordained Zen Buddhist priest, as well as a practicing spiritual director/companion and motivational speaker. He is a veteran of numerous interfaith and interspiritual efforts over the years, including Seeds of Compassion in Seattle in 2008, where he was one of the chairs, and as founder and executive director of the Compassionate Action Network. He has a Master’s in Theological Studies from Harvard University.
Rev. Seifu is an accomplished speaker and university lecturer and is a key contributor for the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. In a previous life, he was also an executive at Microsoft, where he successfully grew international groups and divisions and provided leadership to multi-cultural teams around the world.
Chief Operating Officer
Rory (He/Him) is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in management and consulting and brings a wealth of international expertise with key leadership roles in Sales & Marketing, Operations, Engineering and Executive Management. Rory has established himself as a thought leader in the fields of strategic planning and business development. He is also a best-selling author with several of his published books within the top 20 Amazon.com best seller lists. Rory is also an inventor with three issued US Patents. Rory is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer, and his perspectives have been featured in various newspaper, radio and television news reports on ABC, NBC, CBS, NWCN, KKNW, The Bellevue Business Journal, The Seattle Times, and others.
Amrutham is an experienced marketing manager with over 8 years as product marketing specialist and digital strategist. With a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA from India’s esteemed Amrita University, she has a strong background in data analytics and design software. Her areas of expertise include: Developing marketing strategy; Digital & social media marketing; Campaign management; Creative writing; Graphic Design. She is also a service corps member at 501 Commons and has helped several nonprofits in Washington to design and execute their marketing goals. She believes in the higher purpose and is constantly working towards it. She’s excited to use her professional knowledge and experience to support the SDI community in a meaningful way.
Creative Services Coordinator
Ann (she/her) grew up surrounded by spirituality and nature on an organic dairy farm in rural Wisconsin. She manifested a career in the tech industry after her graphic design studies took her from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to her new home in Seattle, where she spent years working as a contractor for companies such as Microsoft and Google. When not immersed in front of a computer screen creating websites or playing video games, she can often be found at various concert venues throughout the world, basking in the beauty of live music. Ann is also a certified Reiki Master with dreams of working as a life coach for those experiencing challenging spiritual awakenings. She brings a potent blend of open-minded wonder and down-to-earth practicality to the design challenges at SDI.
Phil Fox Rose
Phil joins SDI as editorial director with a diverse and rich background in publishing. He was director of content for Patheos, the huge online home of conversation on faith, with sections ranging from Catholic and Evangelical to Pagan and Atheist. Before that, he was the editor of book publisher Paraclete Press and manager of the Paulists’ site, Busted Halo. Phil’s own spiritual journey has ranged widely and that breadth of experience is reflected in his ability to relate to and respect all traditions. Phil was a member of SDI in the aughts and has been teaching and practicing centering prayer and other contemplative practices for three decades. His professional and personal journeys have been equally winding, from stockbroker to sheepherder, software designer to downtempo DJ. Phil will be the editor-in-chief of Presence, as well as handling Connections and SDI Press.
Larry J. Morris III
Larry (he/they) describes himself as “an apostle, digital marketer, scholar, and spiritual director based in Chicago, IL.” They will be helping organize our various community groups and administering our Public Square online platform.
Membership Services Coordinator
Marisa is the Membership Services Coordinator at SDI. She supports SDI’s members worldwide with efficiency and dedication. She has a degree in Environmental Studies. She loves to help people get their questions answered and enjoys being a part of the SDI team. In addition to her role here, Marisa is working on attaining her commercial pilot license.
Alizabeth is a spiritual director who brings wisdom, heart and efficiency to her part-time role helping Marisa Carpenter with the important work of supporting our SDI community, especially our members in 42 countries around the world. Alizabeth also serves as Meditation Facilitator, Writing Facilitator and Stroke Group Facilitator at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Washington, US.
Technology Support Assistant
Member Support, Advertising
If you want to advertise in any of the SDI publications, Reggie is an amazing resource. With years of experience in ad sales, abundant energy and a steely determination, she is a master of the art of the possible.
SDI Australia/Asia-Pacific Coordinator
Kristen is former chair of SDI’s Coordinating Council. She is a spiritual director, retreat leader and mindfulness teacher based in Singapore. She has just completed her work PhD thesis on the topic of young children’s spirituality.
Presence Media Review Editor
An author and spiritual guide, Pegge lives in the wilds of Alaska. She was the founding editor of Listen, and created that publication for ten years, along with donning many other SDI hats starting in 2004. She’s currently a storyteller for a school district spanning 25,600 square miles, and in her spare time takes thousands of photos on her iPhone, befriends wild critters, offers Reiki and healing touch, and loves to laugh. Her favorite place is on a beach, in a great convo, with a friend, stranger, or her pen and journal.
Jennifer (Jinks) Hoffmann
Heather is the SDI bookkeeper extraordinaire – efficient, effective and direct.
Valerie Pickens, CPA
Valerie has deep experience as a CPA. She is a valued advisor to SDI.