Meet Our Advisors
Our Advisory Board are folks we include in our vision and ideas for creating larger scope change in the world. They offer their leadership and wisdom, and we lean into their teaching for inspiration and depth.
Nancy Kirby Kurjakovic, CPA, CEO
Nancy is CEO for IncubatorWorks, developing nonprofit organizations. Nancy is experienced in entrepreneurship, business development, and strategic planning. A graduate of Binghamton University, Nancy has served on the boards of many nonprofit organizations, and has also served on the Board and Executive Committee of the NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants. She has been named as a Small Business Advocate by the SBA, and is a Certified Leadership Coach.
Nancy follows a contemplative path as an alumnus of Richard Rohr's The Living School, and enjoys spending time with her horses.
Rabbi Rami Shapiro
"I was born of a human mother on April 26,1951. My mother was born of a mother from the same species some twenty–one years earlier. My mother’s mother has a similar origin, and this goes back awhile until we get to my great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grand mother who was an ape. She too came from a mother, and, as best I can tell, it is mothers all the way back to the original Virgin Birth: the Big Bang some 13.8 billion years ago.
A late bloomer, I didn’t do much for most of these 13.8 billion years, but in the last four decades I managed to earn rabbinic ordination from the Hebrew Union College– Jewish Institute of Religion, and a PH.D. in religion from Union Graduate School; to serve as a chaplain with the USAF for 3 years; to lead Temple Beth Or in Miami, FL for 20; to teach religious studies at Middle Tennessee State University for 10; and to publish over thirty books on religion and spirituality. I currently guide the One River Foundation, write the Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler column for Spirituality & Health magazine, host the magazine’s weekly radio show, Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami, play with my grandson, Jack, and take my golden doodle, Murphy, for walks." rabbirami.com
Dr. David Dault
David is the host and executive producer of "Things Not Seen", a podcast of conversations on faith and culture, talking with powerful influencers like Bishop John Shelby Spong, Phyllis Tickle, Barbara Brown Taylor, Nadia Bolz Weber, Diana Butler Bass, Carrie Newcomer and so many more...
David holds a PhD in religion from Vanderbilt, and a masters degree from Columbia Theological Seminary. He is currently a Visiting Scholar for theology and media at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, and moving into a new position with Loyola University’s Institute of Pastoral Studies.
In his free time, he's a writer, including working on the authorized biography of Walter Breuggeman.
Dr Jerome Lubbe
Dr. Jerome leads Thrive Neurotheology where he is a teacher, workshop leader, blogger and podcast host. He is a recognized expert in the Enneagram, and currently continuing his training as a student at Richard Rohr's The Living School.
Additionally, he is the owner and clinician at Thrive Neuro Health in Atlanta, where he specializes in childhood development disorders, movement disorders, brain injury rehab, and more. His ultimate pursuit of aiding people in optimizing their physical, mental, and emotional health for the purpose of spiritual well-being has led him to develop content that marries the fields of neuroscience and spirituality into NeuroTheology.
Learn more about our Board of Directors, the folks that make the magic happen.