Kaleidoscope Institute Associates and Facilitators

A Network for Delivering Our Resources

Facilitators covenant with local churches and ministries to form learning communities to experience our KI core curriculum.  They are supported by our KI Associates who function as their mentors, ensuring that the course materials are facilitated applying the highest KI standards.  Facilitator requirements:  must have experienced over 50% of the KI core curriculum and attended the intensive Facilitator Training.

Associates develop and sustain covenanted relationships with local churches, dioceses, conferences, presbyteries, synods and associations of the different denominations.  Associates are skilled at designing programs tailored to the needs the local communities.  They also function as mentors to the KI Catalysts, empowering them to form local learning communities to deliver our core curriculum.  Associate requirements:  must have experienced the entire KI core curriculum, demonstrated full proficiency in the delivery of over 50% of the KI core curriculum, be endorsed by a KI Associate, and be confirmed by at least three active Associates.

Below is a partial list of active KI Associates and Catalysts. To find an Associate or Catalyst providing KI resources in your area, please contact our office at kscope@kscopeinstitute.org.

Active KI Associates:

Peter Bechtel, Yucaipa, CA

John Beck, Seattle - jhbech@msn.com

Joan Beck, Seattle

Leroy F Chambliss , Dayton, OH - l.f.chambliss@sbcglobal.net

Bill Cruse, Cambridge, MA  -  bill.cruse@kscopeinstitute.org

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Bill Cruse first worked with Eric Law as a participant in the Kaleidoscope Project in the Episcopal Diocese of New York in 1997, then served as its project coordinator. Sine 2006 he as been an Associate with the Kaleidoscope Institute (KI) planning and co-facilitating workshops in the United States and Canada with seminaries, local congregations and regional judicatories of the Episcopal, Methodist and Presbyterian churches, the Lake Junaluska Multicultural Conference, as well as the KI ecumenical institutes. Bill is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory® and an intercultural competency coach. He completed his Master of Divinity at Episcopal Divinity School, which included an exchange semester at the Divinity School of Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Kristina Gonzales

Stacy Kitahata, Seattle, WA sdkitahata@gmail.com

Lucky Lynch, Los Angeles, CA  -  lucky.lynch@kscopeinstitute.org

Lucky has served as an associate and is currently the Director of Training for the Kaleidoscope Institute.   She retired in 2005 from The National Conference for Community and Justice, Los Angeles region, where she served as Program Director and Executive Director between the years 1984 – 2005.  Lucky is the recipient of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Rosa Parks Award, the 2005 Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations Courage Award, the Urban Methodist Foundation’s Urban Shepherd Award, NCCJ’s Excellence in Programming Award, the Baha’i Communities of Southern California Taharih Award, and other commendations for her human relations and interfaith work.  Lucky has a certificate from Harvard University Law School - Teaching Negotiation in the Corporation, and the Martin Gang Institute of Intergroup Relations, Loyola Marymount. She holds an MA in Religious Studies from Mt. St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles. As a faculty member at the Ventura County Community Foundation Center for Non-Profit Leadership, she continues to work with institutions and organizations to improve intercultural communication and collaboration and their efforts to build just and equitable communities.  

Jake Pomeroy, Pasadena, CA -

Denise Trevino, Houston, TX - dtrevino@epicenter.org

Linda Young, Cincinnati, OH - LEY113@yahoo.com