Ordained Interfaith Reverend, Leader, Visionary, Spiritual Counselor, Intuitive, and Teacher
Rev. Janice Hope Gorman was born and raised in Mankato, Minnesota. She is happily married to her best friend of 31 years, Dr. Paul Gorman. They are blessed with five children and six grandchildren.
Rev. Gorman has a Bachelor of Science degree from MSU and she is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She was ordained by the National Interfaith Seminary and she is a Certified Oneness Blesser of Deeksha’ from the Oneness University of India. She is the Founder and the Director of the Hope Interfaith Center, which is 501(c)(3) Spiritual Wellness Center located in Mankato, Minnesota. The mission of the Hope Interfaith Center is to inspire all in Oneness to create a better world by empowering people to recognize and honor the Divine in self and all.
“Hope”, as many people call her, was given that name by one of her early teachers – Hope means “Help Open Planetary Eyes”, which is the foundation of her work. Her vocation is mainly focused on spiritual teaching and mentoring to help people realize their own magnificence and personal power. She is passionate about the profound spiritual awakening, which is the hallmark of these times; that we are all ONE. Her teachings are universal in nature and do not represent the beliefs of any one religion or spiritual practice or movement.
In addition to one-on-one spiritual counseling, she also teaches a monthly spiritual group teleclass with students located in several different countries as well as from the local community. She offers a yearlong leadership program for people who are called to become Ordained Interfaith Ministers. She leads a bi-monthly professional women’s group, which is dedicated to bringing one’s spiritual, authentic presence into the workplace. She is on the Board of the Diversity Program for the Mayo Chaplaincy Program. Hope is also a member of the Interfaith Symposium Group, which promotes an awareness and understanding among religions of all faiths. And, she has plans to begin a new mentorship program for young women called WOW – Women of Wisdom.
Hope also hosts The Pure Hope Show, which is broadcast monthly through an online radio network called Blog Talk Radio. She has hosted over 35 episodes, which include interviews with healers and teachers from several different countries as well as from the local community. The live and archived episodes of the Pure Hope Show have accumulated over 24,000 listens since the program was launched in March 2013.
Ten years ago, Hope started the “Peace Pass It On” Peace Pole Project. Peace poles have been planted in the Mankato area as well as in France, Israel, and Palestine. The Peace Poles promote peace and positivity to all who connect with them.
She is an incurable world traveler and has taken groups of people on pilgrimages to Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Mexico, Belize, Peru and France. This November, she will be taking a group on a cruise to Cuba.
Hope is truly grateful for the opportunity to live each and every day doing her life’s work and she is deeply committed to continuing to do it with the same passion and dedication that she had when she first began.