Rev. Deborah Steen Ross, BFA, M.S.C., A.C.H.
“Dean Deb” graduated Ithaca College with a B.F.A. and was ordained by The New Seminary, from which she received her Minister’s Certification in Spiritual Counseling. With her husband, Rabbi Roger Ross, she was Co-Director of The New Seminary for 10 years, and recently left to begin New Vision Interspiritual Seminary, formerly The International Seminary for Interfaith Studies. In her 13 years of ministry, she has been a frequent guest minister at various Interfaith Worship Communities in the Tri-State area and was active in Pride in the Pulpit, a pastoral organization that advocates for the LGBTQ community. She has been in the holistic and spiritual field for more than 30 years, with certifications and masterships in various forms of holistic and energy work and Spiritual Counseling. She is a Resource Person for the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland, and takes groups to Scotland to experience the magic of Findhorn.
After having studied many forms of energy healing, she created her own technique called Release For Life ®, which utilizes concepts of Issue Therapy and Energetic Release Work. Reverend Steen Ross has a private practice in spiritual counseling and healing work, and is an active Marriage Officiant. She is currently writing a book about her spiritual connection and travels with the Divine Mother.
RABBI ROGER ROSS BA, DF, MSC
Board Chair and CFO
Rabbi Roger received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from New York University, and received his Certificate in Spiritual Counseling and Spiritual Theology from the New Seminary in New York City. Rabbi Ross was graduated from and received Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination) from the Rabbinical Seminary International. With his wife, Rev. Deborah Ross, he was the Co-Director of The New Seminary for the last 10 years, and has recently left to begin New Vision Interspiritual Seminary, formerly the International Seminary for Interfaith Studies. In his twenty years as a spiritual teacher and lecturer, Rabbi Ross has held, and still holds, positions as Executive Director of the Rabbinical Seminary International as well as the Rabbinical Fellowship of America, International, and has spoken at the UN and at conferences and universities world-wide. He is a Board member of the International Federation of Rabbis, and is the Senior Rabbi of The New Synagogue of New York City. He sits on the Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns at the United Nations, and is a member of the URI, United Religious Initiative. Rabbi Ross has a private practice in Marital Counseling as well as Spiritual Counseling for couples and singles, and is much in demand as a Wedding Officiant.