Joran Slane Oppelt

is creating a new story about spiritual literacy and religious innovation
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About Joran Slane Oppelt

Thank you for your continued encouragement and support.

I am an international speaker, author, musician, interfaith minister, life coach and marketing consultant.

I am an award-winning producer and singer/songwriter and the author of Integral Church: A Handbook for New Spiritual CommunitiesSentences and The Mountain and The Snow. I am also co-author of Order of the Sacred Earth (with Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox) and Transform Your Life: Expert Advice, Practical Tools and Personal Stories. My writing has been featured in Creative Loafing, The Interfaith Observer, Light on Light Magazine, Progressing Spirit and

I am currently workshopping or writing the following books:
  • Spiritual Edge: Exploring the Boundaries and Future of Religion 
  • The Thinking Minister's Handbook: Innovating the Future of Spiritual Community
  • The Eight Rooms: The Universal Values We Can't Live Without
  • Wisdom Teeth: A Memoir

I am also developing e-books and online courses for each of my most popular workshops:
  • Reading the Bible in the 21st Century
  • Marketing With Purpose (which draws on my decades of experience in the fields of media, marketing and advertising). 

I am the co-owner of the Metta Center of St. Petersburg and founder of Integral Church – an interfaith and interspiritual organization in Tampa Bay, FL committed to “community service, religious literacy and transformative practice.” I am an ordained minister with a certificate in Religious Literacy from Harvard Online and Sacred Storytelling from the Multifaith Storytelling Institute. I currently serve as the president of Interfaith Tampa Bay, and have served as chaplain emeritus at Unity Spiritual Campus and Ambassador of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Over the years, I have had the privilege of sharing the stage with Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ken Wilber, Jane Goodall, Michael Beckwith, Matthew Fox, Lynne McTaggart, Dr. Stan Grof, Howard Rheingold, Gary Vaynerchuck ... as well as Blues Traveler, Blind Melon, Men at Work, The Fixx, John Doe (X) and more at events like South by Southwest in Austin, TX; Building the New World Conference in Radford, VA; Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City; Embrace Festival in Portland, OR and Integral European Conference in Siófok, Hungary.

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