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The Team

Lynne Twist


For more than 40 years, Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability.

Lynne has worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, the refugee camps in Ethiopia, the threatened rain forests of the Amazon, has guided the philanthropy of some of the worlds wealthiest families. Lynne provides a deep understanding of people’s relationship with money and her breadth of knowledge and experience has lead her to profound insights about the social tapestry of the world and the historical landscape.


Listening to Lynne is like soul food! It returns me to my core. Everyday madness melts away, life regains perspective, and I am re-inspired to be more of who I truly am.

Barbara Weber Grameen Foundation USA

Sara Vetter


Sara Vetter has been working with the Soul of Money Institute and in partnership with Author and Founder Lynne Twist since 2011. She is also the Major Gift Fundraiser for the Pachamama Alliance, an alliance between indigenous people of the Amazon and conscious committed people in the modern world. She has raised millions of dollars and led and participated in more than 20 delegations and immersion trips to the Amazon Rainforest. Sara has played a leadership role with the Nobel Women's Initiative, working closely with the six Nobel Women Peace Prize Laureates on fundraising, strategy and special delegations.


Sara Vetter fully engaged our Muse Conference audience by speaking directly from her heart to theirs. Her authenticity and vulnerability together with the depth of her experience and the power of her message were the perfect combination.

Amanda Stuermer Founder, World Muse

Deborah L. Johnson

Associate Faculty

Deborah L. Johnson, also known as "Rev D," is a life-long social justice advocate known for her ability to bring clarity, civility, and humor to complex and emotionally charged issues. Her work, spanning more than four decades, has been at the intersections of human rights, religion, race, sexuality, social mores, public policy, movement building, economic reform, and business development. She is dedicated to healing cultural and socio-political divides to bring forth the “The Beloved Community” and is particularly passionate about prison outreach and promoting understanding between progressive and conservative ideologies. Wherever she goes, her message is Oneness, inclusion, possibility, empowerment, and transformation.

Rev D's work has been featured in numerous books, magazines, radio, internet, and television programs including ABC Night LineGlamour Magazine, Ms Magazine, Showtime’s Jumpin’ the BroomShambhala Sun Magazine, The Donahue Show, NPR’s Tell Me More/Faith MattersShift Network, and the films Bucky: A Fuller Vision and God and Gays: Bridging the Gap.

Rev D has served as an instructor at several institutes of higher learning, including UCLA’s Anderson School of Management’s Executive Leadership Diversity Training Institute 2000-2013, Pacific School of Religion, Holmes Institute, and MBB University. She holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Southern California (USC) 1978, an MBA in Urban Land Economics and Real Estate Finance from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) 1982, a Ministerial Degree from the Holmes Institute 1996, and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the Agape University of Leadership and Transpersonal Studies 2014.

Rev D is the founder of Inner Light Ministries, an Omnifaith spiritual community of approximately 1,500 in Santa Cruz, CA celebrating 20 years, and the Motivational Institute, an organizational development consulting firm specializing in cross-cultural relations. She is also a founding member of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angles with her mentor, Michael Bernard Beckwith. She currently serves on the Leadership Council of Association of Global New Thought (AGNT) and on the board of The Pachamama Alliance working with indigenous tribes to protect the Amazonian rainforests and sacred headwaters.

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