About Us

Ripple Effect Spiritual Therapies is a ministry chartered by the Alliance of Divine Love. We are committed to brightening the world by offering Love to anyone open to receive Love through Reiki, Sound Therapy, Drumming, A Course In Miracles, spiritual counseling and spiritual scripture, through a wide variety of spiritual and secular programs, workshops, retreats and travel.


John & Heidi Kowalchyk

John and Heidi Kowalchyk are Alliance of Divine Love Interfaith Ministers, Reiki Masters, Sound Therapists and Drum Circle Facilitators who have been called to follow a spiritual path and guide others along their spiritual journey. It is their passion to offer opportunities and encouragement to people to open them selves to the Divine Love within. As ordained ministers, they are the Founders of Ripple Effect Spiritual Therapies, a ministry focused on energy-healing. They offer programs and retreats for people of all ages and backgrounds at their home retreat center and venues throughout the country.
Trained by Jim Donovan - renowned platinum recording artist, college professor, sound health expert and drum circle leadership facilitator trainer - John and Heidi lead drum circles for youth, seniors, special-needs groups, wellness programs, and community events. They love to share the exhilaration, joy, and health benefits of drumming.
As Reiki Masters and trained sound therapists, they combine Reiki and sound healing - using tuning forks - to create unique spiritual healing experiences in private sessions. John and Heidi teach Reiki classes and lead Reiki Shares and Reiki Retreats.
They have been married for forty-three years, with two daughters and six grandchildren. Both are retired from full careers in government and nonprofit programs. John has taught college courses and employee-development classes throughout the past 35 years and continues to train New York State employees as a contract trainer. Heidi directed nonprofit programs most of her career, including Head Start and anti-hunger programs. She finished her professional career in county government, managing cultural and economic development grants.
Today they spend their time enjoying their family and friends and meeting new friends through their ministry, traveling and growing closer to each other and their true Selves.