delyth balmer

Delyth Balmer, Associate Minister & Administrator

Head shot of Delyth Balmer, who serves as the Administrator and Associate Minister at the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth in Ann Arbor.
Delyth Balmer

Delyth is a founding member of the Center, a longtime student of Vipassana  Meditation and Spiritual Inquiry, and an ordained  Minister from Fellowship for Today School of Ministry.  She grew up in a religious home with parents who devoutly studied the Bible.  Later, after decades as an agnostic, she built the foundation of her spiritual practice on Buddhist teachings and A Course in Miracles.

Delyth lives in Grass Lake , MI with her partner Randall Counts.   In addition to giving periodic Sunday messages, she coordinates Center events and administration and maintains a rewarding career as a Speech-Language Pathologist for individuals recovering from traumatic brain injury. She has two grown daughters whom she raised for many years as a single mother.

Delyth’s favorite Buddhist quote:

“Abandon what is unwholesome.
One can abandon the unwholesome.
If it were not possible I would not ask you to do it.
If this abandonment of the unwholesome would bring harm and suffering I would not ask you to abandon it.
But as the abandonment of the unwholesome brings benefit and wellness therefore I say abandon what is unwholesome.

Cultivate the wholesome.
One can cultivate the wholesome.
If it were not possible I would not ask you to do it
If this cultivation of the wholesome would bring harm and suffering
I would not ask you to cultivate it.
But as the cultivation of the wholesome brings benefit and wellness
therefore I say cultivate what is wholesome.”

email:  delyth.balmer@interfaithspirit.org
phone: (
734) 657-5384

Office hours:
Mondays 1-6 and Wednesdays 1-5;
other times by appointment.