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PLANNING YOUR SCHEDULE: The Academic staff will approve all schedules.  Students are required to attend all sessions of each class to receive credit.

TO ALL STUDENTS: Be sure to bring comfortable clothes and shoes and be prepared for inclement weather. No shorts, halter tops, mini dresses or other inappropriate clothing is allowed in classrooms or church. Don’t forget to bring a notebook, pens, pencils, and appropriate study materials.

ATTENTION CANADIAN STUDENTS: Personal checks and Traveler’s Checks must specify “U.S. Funds” to be cashed in the States.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A 50% deposit is required for reservations. Cancellations are required at least seven (7) days prior to your reservation date to receive a full refund.  Food supplies are not permitted in the hotel rooms or dormitories.

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Spiritual Seeker: Intuitive, Psychic, Mediumship Development

Where there is no vision, the people perish ❞ --Proverbs 29:18

The goal of the Education Committee is to provide our students with the best academic and practical Spiritualist training available. Sometimes it seems reaching this goal is a challenge because the bar of excellence is set higher and higher each year. But each year we find ourselves rising to the challenge and reaching our goal because of the commitment and dedication of some amazing educators and administrators. There is, indeed, much to celebrate each year!

The Dorsch-Kuiper Scholarship made its inaugural appearance in 2011. This is an academic scholarship available to students who are actively participating in the Ordination program of the Chesterfield Spiritualist Seminary. Students who have attained the certification of Associate Minister or who have successfully completed at least five classes toward Associate Minister certification through the IAOS are eligible to apply for the scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded annually. Complete details and application packet are available upon request.

As a minister in the Spiritualist church, it is important to perform service to others, not only in our churches but in our communities as well. With that in mind, the addition of performing community service has been added as a requirement for Associate Minister certification and Ordination. This community service requirement is considered to be practical experience along with the current requisite of serving churches by delivering sermons and giving messages. The Committee and Board of Trustees feels this is a worthwhile and meaningful requirement as we continue to improve our ministerial program and help our students become well-rounded ministers. Information about community service is available upon request and is also listed in this book.

The Education Committee and Academic Resource Center (ARC) staff are looking forward to an energetic year filled with enthusiastic and dedicated students and teachers. Remember, just as the pursuit of enlightenment can be arduous and serious it can also be fun and exciting!

Your Education Committee,

  1. Rev. Lynda Richey, Dean of Education

  2. Rev. A. Win Srogi, Director of the School of Metaphysics

  3. Rev. Jane DeVore, Dean of Students

  4. Rev. Wahna Irvine, Director of Healing

  5. Rev. Louise Irvine, Senior Consultant

  6. Rev. Todd J. Leonard, Consultant

  7. Rev. Michael Jones, Consultant

From the Dean of Education and the Education Committee

Welcome! You’ve come to the right place to either begin or continue your study of Spiritualism and Metaphysics. Our academic program has been in place since 1943. Over the years, we have enhanced and expanded our course offerings in some areas and have also maintained the traditional and foundational curriculum of Spiritualism and Metaphysics.

Whether you are searching for answers, beginning your spiritual journey, studying for spiritual healing or the ministry, or becoming more deeply involved in your pursuit of self-realization, you will find what you’re looking for on our sacred grounds. Our programs are specifically developed for not only beginning students but for the more advanced students as well.

The mission of the Education Committee is to assure that students of the Chesterfield Spiritualist Seminary and School of Spiritual Metaphysics are offered a focused, well-rounded curriculum and practical and relevant spiritual and metaphysical learning opportunities.

Once again this year, in addition to our required classes, we have some fantastic electives offered by our excellent teachers. These elective classes bring a variety of philosophies and concepts on interesting subjects guaranteed to appeal to the most inquisitive minds.

I would like to thank each member of the Education Committee for their dedication and commitment to the advancement of our academic program. The members of the Education Committee are: Rev. Jane DeVore, Rev. Louise Irvine, Rev. Wahna Irvine, Rev. Michael Jones, Rev. Todd Leonard and Rev. A Win Srogi.


Rev. Lynda Richey

Dean of Education

Dorsch – Kuiper Scholarship

This academic scholarship is available to all students who:

  1. 1. Are members in good standing in the IAOS for at least two years prior to the scholarship application.

  2. 2. Are actively participating in the Ordination program of the Chesterfield Spiritualist Seminary.

  3. 3. Have attained the certification of Associate Minister or have successfully completed at least five classes toward Associate Minister certification through the IAOS.

The scholarship award will be the decision of the Education Committee.

The maximum scholarship award per student is $500 and must be used within two years of the receipt of the award. This scholarship will be administered as credit for classes; it is not a cash award. The scholarship award will be used only to complete the classes required for Ordination.

The application process is strictly confidential and will include the completion of the application form, a written essay outlining the student’s desire for the scholarship, three personal/professional letters of recommendation and possibly an interview by representatives of the Education Committee.

One scholarship will be awarded annually.

The Dorsch-Kuiper Scholarship application is available to any qualified student upon written request to the Dean of Education, Chesterfield Spiritualist Seminary, 50 Lincoln Drive, Chesterfield, IN 46017.

Scholarship applications for the 2017 award will be accepted until February 1, 2017. The recipient of the 2017 Dorsch- Kuiper Scholarship will be announced no later than March 1, 2017.

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