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Welcome to the 

Ministry of Light Interfaith Church.


Please contact us if you have questions or needs and we will respond promptly.

Ministry of Light Interfaith Church is a non-profit Ministry. We provide a variety of services for individuals in our local area.  These services include Counseling, Weddings, Reiki and a variety of other spiritually supportive services.  We pride ourselves on our ability to provide personal service to meet your individual requirements in these rapidly changing times.

Meetings are held weekly on Wednesday 7-9 pm as they have been since 2001. Locations change based on attendance and spiritual content. If you are interested in joining a congregation please email Reverend Paris and she will help you find the congregation which best suits your needs. Thank you for your interest.

We offer the following services:

  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Wedding Services
  • Christenings
  • Funerals
  • We offer personalized services to meet your spiritual needs

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By joining our mailing list, you will be the first to know about:

  • Classes being held by our Ministers
  • Updates on Church events 

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About The Ministry of Light Interfaith Church


About The Founder

A letter from Rev. Arlene G. Denton, Founder

Arlene G (Marchitelli) Denton -- North KingstownDENTON, Arlene G. (Marchitelli), 66, of North Kingstown, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at South County Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY she was a daughter of the late Gerado M. Marchitelli and Dorothy M. (Merritt) Marchitelli. She was the life partner of Linda M. Sullivan for 32 years.
Ms. Denton was the proprietor of Woman’s Wish in Occoquan, VA before moving to North Kingstown three years ago and opening Arlene’s Place in Wickford Village. She offered classes in meditation, Reiki, and women empowerment. She was a communicant of St. Bernard Church. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Monday, August 2, 2010 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in THE CRANSTON-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME of WICKFORD, 140 West Main Street, Wickford Village, North Kingstown, with a service at 7:00 pm. Burial will follow on Thursday at 2:00 pm in Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, VA. Kindly omit flowers. For online messages of condolence, please visit


About the Ministers on our Council
Matriarch of the Council


 Revered Karen B. Paris was ordained by the Ministry of Light Interfaith Church on December 7, 2005.

Reverend Kare's spiritual journey began as a youth active in her church junior choir, teaching children and attending youth groups both mainstream and alternative.

Reverend Kare believes it is of the utmost importance that a church be focused on meeting the individual needs of its members with out being judgmental and foisting beliefs on another requiring them to change. She believes each persons spiritual journey is truly unique and deeply personal. She also believes a church, no matter what denomination or belief system should create an environment of warmth, love and compassion.

Reverend Kare has found that in The Ministry of Light Interfaith Church.

Reverend Kare has an eclectic spiritual outlook and is also a High Priestess, Founder of the Circle of the Beloved Moon, Usui Reiki Master Teacher and Second Degree Cabot Tradition. She is currently furthering her training taking classes in Holistic Life Coaching, and Shamanism. Reverend Kare teaches a wide variety of classes, provides spiritual counseling, Reiki sessions and is recognized by The Commonwealth of Virginia to officiate legal marriages.

Reverend Kare is a member in good standing of The International Association of Reiki Professionals and ordained LEWA Clergy. The class schedule and additional services provided by Reverend Kare can be viewed at her website. Her online one stop metaphysical shop will be opening soon and will be found at

Rev. Arlene G. Denton,Founder and Rev. Karen B. Paris at Ordination Ceremony

Council Member Suzanne Peroustianis
  Suzanne's spiritual journey began with a affinity for animals, which taught her the importance of being connected to nature. She rescued her first animal at the age of 4, and never stopped, working for years with the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, and leading to the co-founding of a non-profit parrot rescue. After studying the major religions of the world, she became Wiccan at the age of 21, formally studying the faith in England. She had the privilege of further studies under Arleen Denton, where she got her Reiki Masters Degree in 1999. She is a certified animal trainer, and uses her Reiki skills to help animals. She is furthering her spiritual studies with the non physical group known as Abraham.
Suzanne's vision for the church is to bring people of all beliefs together in a safe, loving environment for their enrichment.

 Council Member Reverand Krystyn Haydash
"A story begins....A life unfolds.  Which hat will be worn today?  Reiki Master, Minister, Mother, Wife...Artist, Teacher,  Storyteller, Imajinist?  Makes no difference for each persona helps make up the woman known as Krystyn Haydash.  Whole and full of curiosity, eager for the Now and all it entails…. Come, Let us wander and get lost, discovering new paths and new ways of being.”
Reverend Krystyn Haydash has been on a spiraling odyssey of truth since birth.  She enjoys an Eclectic lifestyle with leanings towards Zen/Shamanism as she feels that the answer to existence is not found in any one religion or belief system, but in all aspects of life.   Most days one can find her reading and learning about ancient mythologies, studying herb lore, alchemy and spiritual symbolism and playing with crystals in her healing art. 
She is currently an open minded, homeschooling mother of two, a Stained Glass/Mixed Media artist and amateur Storyteller/Teacher who is continuously amazed at the journey towards self.  Bliss be yours as you shine your light!


Additional members of the Church Council include: 

Reverend Tina

Reverend Michelle

Due to the personal nature of each persons spirituality photos and bios are not available for all council members at this time. We appreciate your understanding.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A note to all Ministers
Please be sure that all your contact information is up to date with the church council.

We need to be certain all email, phone and address information is up to date for your letters of good standing to be renewed each year.

Please remember to file your monthly report of your ministry activities with the council via email.

If you have any questions please call.

Thank you,

Reverend Karen B. Paris, Matriarch and Council Chair
Ministry of Light Interfaith Church
10:18 am edt 

It has been a great year of growth and healing!
Congratulations to all who have completed your study tiers and have grown spiritually as a result of your dedication.

I look forward to our retreat next week in celebration.
10:09 am edt 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

We are up dating our records.. please help
Hello Everyone,

We are updating our church records at this time. Please let us know if you have changed your phone number or email or address since you originally joined so we can be sure you are getting all our correspondances.  We greatly appreciate your help.

Walk in light,

Rev. Kare
12:32 am edt 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Congratulations to the newly married couples of Spring 2011!

As you embark on your new path together may you experience joy and abundance with each step.
9:02 am edt 

Friday, July 30, 2010

Wish deepest sorrow we mourn the loss of our Founding Mother
Those who meet Arlene Denton were profoundly changed in a positive way. She was our Mentor, Mother, Sister and Friend. She founded our church based on love and acceptance and through her ministry she led so many women to a place of healing, inner strength and peace. Arlene encouraged others to find their true spiritual calling and service. Her loss is unfathomable and unexpected and we will all miss her greatly. We can take great comfort in the fact that she is with us all in spirit. Arlene will continue to touch more lives as we continue the work of the ministry encouraging deep spirituality, personal growth, acceptance and love. She left us prepared with a great support structure of sisters on whom we can rely. I encourage you to reach out to each other and share the stories of how Arlene made an impact in your life. Arlene would want us to celebrate her life as she celebrated life.  Burial is at Fairfax Memorial Park at 2:00 Thursday August 5
2:54 pm edt 

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