New Thought Philadelphia's Spiritual Directors met in the late 1990s at the Center for Conscious Living in Moorestown, NJ. They both volunteered, served on the Stewardship Council and studied with Rev. Dr. Carol Lawson.

As Religious Science Practitioners, they continued with ministerial training through Religious Science International, now Centers for Spiritual Living. In 2011, they both earned credentials as Ministers of Religious Science from the Emerson Theological Institute.

They are Co-Founders and Spiritual Directors of New Thought Philadelphia, a spiritual community dedicated to personal growth through Spirit, self and service. They and the group recognize the divinity in each person, and support each other in a deepening awareness that we each have the authority & accountability to create our lives and our experience as we believe, through intention and love.

Rev. Dave Schpok

Dave CAHouse 120X160X3Rev. Dave Schpok has been a licensed Healing Prayer Practitioner since 2004, and received ministerial credentials from the Emerson Theological Institute in 2011.

Rev. Dave began meditation practice in 1973 at the age of 12. He has always been interested in the nature of spiritual experience, and has explored many avenues of personal spiritual practice. In 1994 he reawakened to the interconnections of life, love, compassion, and creativity, working in prisons, institutions, and communities to bring a simple message of practical spirituality to all. Rev. Dave began formal spiritual studies in Religious Science in 1999.

Creative by nature, Rev. Dave is a designer of communications and environments that help people understand ideas and information. He is a past Principal of Joel Katz Design Associates and current owner and Principal of Design Spirit, a spiritually based creative firm working primarily in healthcare environments.

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Rev. Bill Marchiony

Bill CAHouse 120X160X3v2Rev. Bill Marchiony is a co-founder and Spiritual Director of New Thought Philadelphia. He has been a practitioner of Practical Healing Prayer since 2002. His spiritual studies began six years earliler, and he received ministerial credentials in 2011 from the Emerson Theological Institute.

As a Teen Group advisor and leader since 2005, he led the ICSL Northeast Regional Teen program as it grew to include 150 participants in eighteen Centers reaching from Albany to Washington DC.

Rev. Bill is the author of "Practical Prayer for Real Results", available in Kindle and paperback verisons at and other booksellers. It's a wonderful primer on the steps of Practical Prayer, with 40 complete prayers on a variety of topics that you can customize for your own immediate use.

Rev. Bill is the creator of "God Calls", a series of short inspirational phone calls that interrupt your daily routine with a reminder of the Love that you are. Details are on the web at

By day he serves as a Solutions Architect at a software company, helping foundations and institutions make grant and scholarship awards. In the way-distant past Bill was a zany morning radio personality.

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