Peggy Harrel

Peggy Harrell, Director of Marin County’s Prisoner Services, was ordained a minister in the United Church of Christ twenty-two years ago. Prisoners in jail and at San Quentin Prison have come to depend on her after the more than two decades she has spent working among them. When Peggy started working in the jail, there […]

Dr. Nahid Angha

Nahid Angha, Ph.D., is an international Muslim Sufi leader, a renowned scholar and a resident of Marin County. Her long CV demonstrates tireless dedication to the transformation of individuals, communities and institutions, ongoing commitment to human rights and interfaith cooperation. She has worked tirelessly for more than twenty-five years to empower others – especially women […]

Sylvia Boorstein

Sylvia is Marin’s best-known voice for peace, mindfulness and practical spirituality. She has published four best-sellers that demystify spirituality and Buddhism (It’s Easier Than You Think; Pay Attention, For Goodness’ Sake; Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There; and That’s Funny You Don’t Look Buddhist). She writes a column for Shambhala Sun Magazine and is known […]

Rev. Fu Nancy Schroeder

Fu Schroeder is a Buddhist priest, a teacher, an activist, an innovator, an organizer and a visionary. She is a mother, a mentor, a friend. Ordained in 1986, Fu has been part of the San Francisco Zen Center for thirty years. She serves as Director at Green Gulch Farm, and as president of the Marin […]

Angeles Arrian

Angeles Arrien was a cultural anthropologist, award-winning author, educator and consultant to many organizations and businesses. Raised biculturally and first generation of a Basque immigrant family from the Pyrenees mountains of Spain, Angeles discovered a deep interest in teaching and in learning about other cultures as a young girl, because of her own bicultural experience. […]

Jan Heglund

Reverend Jan Heglund was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She enjoyed a loving and supportive family circle with her parents and younger brother Ken. She played the piano and the accordion, took ballet, toe, tap, ballroom dancing and modeling lessons. Her high school years were exciting and fun. Being bright and popular, she was […]