Spiritual Education Program

Celebrating Life Ministries is joyous to announce the new Spiritual Education Program, designed in the spirit of Padre Ron Roth. At the heart of the program, is the breath of the Holy Spirit. Each level encompasses a living, breathing experience of Spirit, with the expansive goal of drawing each closer to the knowledge and knowing (gnosis) of the “soul within” that is in perpetual union with the Divine. 

  • Level 1 The Important Journey of Prayer, Self Discovery and Cleansing

  • Level 2 Healing and Joy, embracing the path of Listening to Spirit

  • Level 3 Divine Calling to your Destiny, Discovery to your Mystical Union with Christ

    If the candidate chooses the path to ordination after the 3rd level is completed, a letter of application is submitted to Rev. Paul Funfsinn. 

Choosing the path to ordination, may not necessarily mean the student will be ordained. After completion of Level 3, and a subsequent evaluation by the Spiritual Sherpherd(s), Rev. Paul Funfsinn makes the final decision concerning ordination on behalf of Celebrating Life Ministries.

If you are being called to our Spiritual Education Program

and would like to start to look into our program, 

Click here:  Spiritual Journey



Spiritual Director of the Educational Program

Virginia Chapin-Sheff

Virginia Chapin-Sheff, MA is an Ordained Minister and the Education Director for Celebrating Life Ministries (CLM). She is also a noviate in the Spirit of Peace Monastic community with CLM. After graduating with her Masters in Holistic Counseling and Human Development, she returned to the University and taught a variety of classes in the Graduate Department on Spirit, the Mind/Body Connection, and Counseling Women and maintained a private counseling practice for 29 years. Virginia experienced the presence of Christ when she had a near death experience at the age of 9, which subsequently shaped her life in helping others remember the Love and the Light that truly are the essence of our being. She spent her adult life studying numerous healing modalities and spiritual beliefs, including Native American, Spiritism and Oneness. She believes there are many paths that lead to the Divine. She became devoted to the Blessed Mother in 2005 when she saw a painting of Mary that spoke to her heart. She consecrated her life to the Blessed Mother in 2014.

Virginia is a walking example, for each of us, of the power of God to heal. She has experienced profound “miraculous” healings that can be attributed to the Divine. Numerous travels to Brazil and Medjugorje and to other sacred holy sites, all over the world, have opened her heart to these healings in the presence of Grace.

Virginia looks forward to inspiring everyone in their own personal devotion to God.

Email: runningclouddoggies@gmail.com

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Co-founders Paul Funfsinn (L), Spiritual Leader and Director of Celebrating Life Ministries and the late Ron Roth (R), Spiritual Shepherd Emeritus.

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