Diane Berke is the Founder and Spiritual Director of One Spirit Learning Alliance and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City. Ordained as an interfaith minister in 1988, Rev. Berke has been a widely respected pioneer in developing interfaith ministry education. She is a member of the core faculty of the Institute for Sacred Activism, a founding member of the Community of the Mystic Heart, and a member of the Contemplative Alliance initiative of the Global Peace Initiative of Women. Diane is the author of two books, Love Always Answers and The Gentle Smile, as well as several educational reference manuals. A psychotherapist and spiritual counselor in private practice for over thirty years, Diane is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York, a Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, and a workshop and retreat leader on spiritual development throughout the United States and internationally.