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The mission of Radical Spirit is to encourage community service to all of God's children and offer support to living an open, loving and empowering personal spiritual life.


“Just like me, this person is seeking some happiness for his/her life. Just like me, this person has known sadness, loneliness and despair. Just like me, this person is seeking to fulfill his her needs. And just like me, this person is learning about life." - a compassion meditation


"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi


From these two profound statements and the Golden Rule of all Paths I base my service to humanity for social justice for all of sentient beings and am a friend and spiritual coach for all brothers and sisters in all their glorious fashions and paths.


I dream of a world where the Beloved Community does exist and all people can live their lives free from hatred, hunger, discrimination, darkness and shame.


I grew up as a native San Franciscan to two wonderful jazz musician parents. My older brothers and I were raised in a multiethnic foster home by an incredibly caring and compassionate woman in the Mission district, surrounded by all the excitement of SF in the 60's and 70's.

I started seeking the God just beyond my ceiling and, by the age of 12, I started my personal spiritual journey through faith traditions from around the world. At the same time, I became aware of community service through activism and compassion.


Since my ordination as an Interfaith minister at Golden GateInterfaith Seminary in 1999, I’ve been involved in anti-hate crimes activism, HIV outreach and advocacy and being a stand for human rights.


I’ve organized rallies for marriage equality, held vigils for the victims of hate crimes, hosted a memorial for the victims of 9/11, created fundraisers for the people hit hard from the tsunami in Indonesia, the hurricane Katrina, and various HIV-service and prevention organizations that are constantly facing economic crises.


The most profound thing you can do is be a friend.