Meet CG's Resource People for FALL 2018

Jim Kenney, CG Executive Director, Executive Director, Common Ground; former Global Director, Parliament of the World’s Religions and Project Coordinator, the Peace Council; author, Thriving in the Crosscurrent: Clarity and Hope in a Time of Cultural Sea Change.


Linda Kimball, CG Administrator, former Executive Director, OASIS Chicago; Co-Owner/Director, Great Age Productions; Consultant on Not-for-Profit Management and Development; Licensed Real Estate Broker. 


Laura Bernstein, MA, University of Chicago; rabbinical studies, Hebrew Seminary of the Deaf; leader and composer of interfaith chants; author of poetry and articles on spirituality; co-author of Healing the Jewish-Christian Rift


Rosemary Hurwitz, MA, PS, Loyola University; twenty years experience in career consulting and in leading retreats for Discovery weekends; over ten years studying the Enneagram, certified in 2001.

Kenneth James, regular CG Faculty; diplomate Jungian psuchoanalyst in private practice; Ph.D., Northwestern University; Diploma in Analytical Psychology, C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.


Jerrol Leitner, regular CG faculty; M.A., Theology, St. John University, Collegeville, MN; M.A., English, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL; retired; 40 years teaching English and Theology.

Pamela Mayers, MA in Reading Instruction and Guidance and Counseling, Northeastern Illinois University; Ed.D, National-Louis University; 38 years teaching at elementary and college level; Certified Guided Autobiography Instructor.


Ahmad Sadri, regular CG faculty; Ph.D., New School for Social Research; College Professor of Islamic World Studies, Lake Forest College; author of several books, in Persian and in English, including Max Weber’s Sociology of Individuals and his recent translation of the Shanameh (the Persian Book of Kings).


Pauline Viviano, regular CG faculty; Ph.D., Biblical Languages and Literature, St. Louis University; Associate Professor of Theology, Loyola University, Chicago; recently completed a commentary on the Books of Jeremiah and Baruch for the new Collegeville Commentary Series.