Founder - Rev. Gina Rose Halpern, D.Min.


Rev. Gina Rose Halpern, D.Min., is the Founder of The Chaplaincy Institute. She received a BFA in Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design and did graduate work at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She earned an M.A. at Holy Names University in Oakland, CA with a focus on Creativity, Culture and Spirituality, and she earned her Doctorate of Ministry Degree while on faculty for Matthew Fox and The University of Creation Spirituality (now Wisdom University.)

She has also been on the faculty of John F. Kennedy University and of Naropa – Oakland. Prior to founding The Chaplaincy Institute in 1999, Gina Rose was an administrator with the Antioch College Buddhist Studies
Program in India, leading educational groups in India and Nepal over a ten-year period. She has served on the boards of The Association for Transpersonal Psychology and The Council of Interfaith Congregations of the United States of America (CIC-USA).

Gina Rose’s work celebrates the mysteries of creation as well as the depths of the soul, psyche, and dreams. Her dedicated mission has been to serve through creativity, education and beauty to unite Art, Spirituality and Healing. Her art is inspired by her global travels, as well as by artists from every culture who have created beauty in the service of the Divine (which is known by many names.) She is the author and illustrator of the bilingual children’s book Where is Tibet? And of To Heal the Broken Heart. A recipient of The Chrysler Award, Gina Rose continues to show her work. An ordained Interfaith Minister, she is a Peace Chaplain through the Peace Abbey of Sherborn, MA.

Rev. Halpern was honored in 2014 with the prestigious Huston Smith Interfaith Educator Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the Congress of Interfaith Communities-USA. The award recognizes Rev. Halpern’s "exceptional impact on interfaith education through work with students and through other expressions of interfaith and inter-spiritual service to the world at large.”

For more information about Rev. Gina Rose Halpern, her website is here.




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