Who We Are

Vision

SpeakEasy is a progressive spiritual community of open-minded individuals sharing a message of love, and engaging in conversations that promote well-being, personal and spiritual growth. We don’t have all the answers but believe that they exist between us. We honor all paths to God and believe that the Divine, no matter what you choose to call it, exists in all things. We know that by the very nature of who and who’s you are that you are designed for greatness. You are fully equipped to fulfill your greatest yet to be for the highest good of all. We believe in the ever abundant nature of love and the individual’s ability to tap into the abundance of good through a dedication to spiritual practice and creativity.

Our Leadership

Maureen Muldoon

Maureen Muldoon

Spiritual Director

Maureen Muldoon, the Spiritual Vixen, is a vivacious visionary, spiritual Pied Piper and spirited storyteller who is transforming the way people think of church. A celebrated and sought after spiritual counselor, international and renowned spiritual teacher, inspirational speaker, community leader and minister. She combines her comic timing and irreverent ways honed during her two decades as a Hollywood actress with 20 years of training in A Course In Miracles, spiritual psychology and new thought teachings. Showing you how to tap into your own impeccable inner guidance to create a life that is good, beautiful, holy and of service to a higher purpose.

She prays like a pope, swears like a pirate and lives an authentic and unapologetic life with her trophy husband and four children in the Chicago area.

Cathy Richardson

Cathy Richardson

Minister of Rock

Cathy Richardson is a rock goddess who happens to live in the neighborhood! Cathy has been enjoyed by millions of children of on Noggin‘s Jack’s Big Music Show, and the Cathy Richardson Band has been voted Best Local Band in polls by the Chicago Tribune and Fox News Chicago. She portrayed Janis Joplin in the original cast of the hit Off-Broadway musical “Love, Janis.” She has played with Big Brother and the Holding Company during many of their recent live shows. And Cathy was nominated for a Grammy award for best recording package for her album The Road to Bliss. In 2008, Richardson became the new vocalist for San Francisco band Jefferson Starship and appears on the 2008 release, Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty.

Dave Hamm

Dave Hamm

Marketing and Media Team

Dave has dedicated twenty-five years managing graphic arts companies, where he devoted his time as a teacher and mentor to bring out the best of people. Living in the Western suburbs of Glen Ellyn with his wonderful wife Carol of twenty years, Dave enjoys cooking and getting back to grass roots, where he builds hydroponic systems allowing him to grow herbs and vegetables all year long. His calm demeanor blends well with the SpeakEasy Board and community, where he engages all the teams and contributes his graphic design expertise in an effort to share the story of faith and love.

Jim Peterson

Jim Peterson

Prosperity Team

Jim goes all the way back to the days when the forerunner of SpeakEasy was called “Sanctuary” and was held in a yoga studio. Jim is a loving husband, father and grandfather, additionally, he recently became an ordained minister. He leads the Prosperity team and offers his skills in accounting and law. Jim is one of the founders of the Career Transition Boot Camp of La Grange and helps facilitate a five-week workshop on job skills. He is a WWII buff and scours the countryside in search of mementos. He lives in La Grange with his beautiful wife Pam and their two cats, Moose and Phin.
Pamela Peterson

Pamela Peterson

President of The Board

Pam follows her passion for painting and has been a full time artist for the past 17 years. She started with her own decorative painting business and now paints, teaches and exhibits her abstract art. In addition to spending time in her home studio in La Grange, Pam treasures her time with her husband, Jim, their two Zen master cats, Phin and Moose and her cherished friends. Life has blessed her with a daughter, Sarah, a son-in-law, Jack, a son, Dan, and a daughter-in-law, Nicole. But the icing on the cake is her two grandchildren, Jake and Reagan. Being a part of the SpeakEasy community, from the time it was just a small circle in a yoga studio to the present day, has enriched her life beyond measure.

Kieta Synnove

Kieta Synnove

Advisor

Kieta Synnove is a crystal toting, f-bomb dropping, spiritual rebel, intuitive healer, body relationship guide and founder of Immeasurable You. When she’s not sharing about fearless self love you can typically find her singing, writing, storytelling and/or hanging out with her wife, Alissia, and their menagerie of pets: Graceland (110 pound Newfoundland), Tebow (African Grey parrot), Aruba (Cockatoo), Lennon & McCartney (2 parrotlets, the smallest parrots in the world). Kieta sees the Speakeasy as a beautiful spiritual island of misfit toys where we can all find joy, purpose and connection falling even more in love with ourselves and each other through laughter, conversation and service.