Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt serves as Presiding Minister of the Tree of Life Interfaith Temple, a non-denominational church she founded in 2009. She is the director of the Tree of Life School for Sacred Living and creator of the Tree of Life Interfaith Seminary that focuses on the integration of prayer, meditation and spiritual practices from the world’s major faith traditions. Stephanie earned the Doctor of Ministry degree in 2017 from Andover Newton Theological School (now a part of Yale Divinity School) where she graduated with honors. Her dissertation, “The Call of the Mourning Dove: How Sacred Sound Awakens Mystical Unity,” has recently been published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. Stephanie was ordained an Interfaith Minister in 2005 by the New Seminary of New York City and is a prolific author of interfaith writings including four additional books. In the 1990’s, she earned certifications in various yoga disciplines and in the late 90’s opened the Tree of Life Yoga Studio which later became the Tree of Life School for Sacred Living. Stephanie loves to create sacred space where each participant may come in contact with their own inner divinity, the peace just beyond understanding.

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