Who We Are

Welcome

SpeakEasy is a diverse 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.

Leadership Team

At SpeakEasy all members sit knee to knee and heart to heart and we are all encouraged to share your gifts from a place of love. With an incredible talent pool, we are so blessed by the leadership team that has said YES to helping to steer our vision and mission.

Barbara Clevenger

Barbara Clevenger

President of the Board

Unwilling to settle for either unsafe community or being lonely Unity Minister Barbara Clevenger has sought for herself and provided for others the safety of a healthy intentional community

Peg McNamara

Peg McNamara

OutreachTeam

Several years ago I read a book which referenced  A Course in Miracles and I wanted to learn more.   That curiosity led me to Maureen Muldoon, a daily practice of The Course,  and Speakeasy Spiritual Community.    Maureen has always encouraged those at Speakeasy to live bigger, love more and fear less, and to say “yes” to opportunities we might otherwise turn down.   Because of Maureen’s influence, “yes” seemed to be the appropriate response when she invited me to be on Speakeasy’s Board.   As a lead on the Outreach Team my focus will be on volunteer opportunities within neighboring communities.
Maritere Rodriquez D'Alessio

Maritere Rodriquez D'Alessio

Director of Education and Communications

 

 

Beth Gordon

Beth Gordon

Board Memeber/prayer practitioner

Pam Watson Nichols

Pam Watson Nichols

Director of Finances

 

 

Amy Gilbride Kaplin

Amy Gilbride Kaplin

Board Member/ Prosperity team