Our Ministerial Staff
Our ministers are dedicated individuals who's mission it is to provide inspiration and knowledge based on their years of experience and study of metaphysical principles and ideas.
Rev. James De Biasio
Founder & Spiritual Advisor
Rev. De Biasio, a gifted speaker, medium and psychic, is the Founder of the ISD and the Spiritual Advisor for all of the ISD chapters Nationwide. The first Institute for Spiritual Development was founded in October, 1976 in Sparta, N.J.
Rev. John Drinkard
Director & Spiritual Advisor
John has been practicing energy healing for over 20 years beginning with Shamanism, then moving into Eden, Matrix, and Reiki. He specializes in Trauma Recovery using EFT and Somatic Experiencing. John is a certified Interspiritual Counselor. He uses his broad education and many gifts including his expertise with Runes and Tarot in his psychic readings.
Rev. Kathy Kerston
Kathy is an International Astrologer, writer, teacher, hypnotherapist and inspired speaker. She has served the ISD Sparta as it's Spiritual Advisor and Director for over 30 years before retiring in October of 2022. Kathy lectures and conducts workshops on varied metaphysical subjects, including: Treasure Mapping; "EFT"- Emotional Freedom Technique; and Astrology.
Rev. Norma Victor
Norma has been a member of the ISD for over 40 years and a devout student and teacher of Metaphysics. Norma is a gifted Trance Channel and has the ability to allow Spirit to speak though her directly via her guides as well as elevated spirits. She is involved with creating the direction and curriculum of the ISD Ministerial program.
Rev. Anna Marie Ludwig
Gift Shop Coordinator
Anna Marie is a medium who combines her talents of medium-ship and Tarot for an in-depth look at the future. With over 30 years experience, she brings her own unique blend of wisdom and knowledge to an ancient art. In addition to running the Gift Shop, she is also a creative force in the day to day operations of the ISD
Rev. Karen Rose Slember
Evidential Mediumship Instructor
Rev Karen Rose is an accomplished Evidential Medium who teaches and demonstrates her craft throughout the United States, Her greatest Joy is to connect people with their loved ones in Spirit, bringing accurate, specific information and heartfelt messages from them. Karen has been a long time member of the ISD and has served in many capacities.
Rev. Christina Fritsch
Medium, Psychotherapist LPC MA
Christina is a Medium who strives to prove that life is continual..."that there is no death." She uses Tarot to focus and tune into the Spirit World. During a reading, the Spirit helpers will give information that guide the individual on his or her path, hopefully making their journey on this earth plane more joyful…"Our loved ones in Spirit are just a thought away."
Rev. Thony Innocent
Psychic Reader and Alchemist
As a Psychic reader and an Alchemist, Thony utilizes Tarot cards in his readings to help individuals recognize their true inner self. He is a master at blending Ancient Ways with the many other Spiritual Pathways. His goal is to empower us to get connected with our own Spirituality so we can reclaim what we have brought with us from past lives and find the essence of our being
Rev. Juan Villagran
Inspired Speaker and Medium
Juan offers his service and time to the benefit of the ISD and its members. He is particularly interested in fostering the development of Metaphysics among the Spanish speaking communities in and around Northern NJ.
Rev. Lucia Cockran
Angel Communicator & Intuitve
Lucia is an Intuitive, Metaphysician, Medium, Angel Communicator, Spiritual teacher/advisor and SRT (Spiritual Response Practitioner). She specializes in Chakra clearings with the Angels/-Angel readings/guidance from the angels, & spiritual healing.
Rev. Ellen Rochedieu
Intuitive, Psychic and Healer
Rev. Ellen Rochedieu is an Intuitive, Psychic and a Healer. She is an advanced shamanic practitioner and certified Reiki and Bio Energy healing. She also uses her healing gifts on animals She is reads Tarot, Oracle and Runes and practices many forms of divination. She is currently developing her Mediumistic skills. She blends all her learning into an unique healing experience.
Rev. Jennifer Gabriel
SRT Practitioner, Psychic Medium and Healer
Jennifer is a lightworker with a diverse background. She is an Advanced SRT (Spiritual Response Technique) Practitioner, certified Health and Wellness Coach, certified End of Life Doula, certified Level 2 Reiki Practitioner, scientist, psychic, Angel Card reader, and medium. She works with the Angel realm and the highest levels of Love and Light to help clients complete their own healing and navigate a beautiful life through a combination of these techniques
Rev. Diana Flanagan
Past Life Regressions, Healer and Psychic
Diana has been a healing practitioner for over 27 years. She practices tarot readings, channeling, past life regressions, Matrix Energetics, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and counseling. She has developed workshops on human awareness and self-expression using the Enneagram and other healing modalities. As a metaphysical minister, she has worked with couples to create their own individual and special weddings