our ministers

Lauren Tatarsky, Senior Minister

Lauren Tatarsky
Lauren Tatarsky

Lauren is an ordained Interfaith Minister with a Masters degree in Spiritual Guidance from The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University.  She was raised Reform Jewish and spent time living at an ashram where she received training in yoga, meditation, Hinduism, Buddhism and Ayurveda. Her post-graduate education focused on interfaith and interspiritual studies, with an emphasis on spiritual psychology and what it means to engage in a life of spiritual growth. Read more…

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…  Read more…

Annie Kopko, Associate Minister and Teacher

Associate Minister Annie Kopko is an ordained Interfaith Minister and graduate of One Spirit Seminary.
Annie Kopko

Annie Kopko is a founding member of the Interfaith Center.  She became an ordained Interfaith Minister in 2003 after graduating from One Spirit Seminary and has served in the role of Associate Minister since 2010.  Annie’s spirituality is informed by extensive religious exploration.  Although she was raised in a Catholic family, as an adult her heart…  Read more…

David T. Bell, Founding Minister (Emeritus)

Senior minister Dave Bell, an ordained Interfaith Minister, founded the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.
David T. Bell

A 1998 graduate of the New Seminary with an M.A. in Spiritual Counseling, Dave founded ICSG in 1998 and retired in June, 2017.

Dave is an ordained Interfaith Minister who took the long route to spiritual leadership as an avowed atheist for over 30 years. During this earlier period in his life, Dave found success in the business world as a lawyer and accountant.  He began to search for answers to bigger questions when a sudden mystical experience radically altered his worldview.

The path of spiritual discovery that ensued led Dave to a study of world religions and A Course in Miracles, a teaching about nonduality which he has studied for 30 years and teaches on Monday nights at the Center. One spiritual topic that fascinates him is near-death experiences. Dave remains a part of our beloved community and  continues to teach the Monday evening A Course in Miracles class and serve as a guest speaker.

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