The Shared Crossing Project Team 

William Peters, M.A., M.Ed., MFT 

Founder & Executive Director of Shared Crossing Project 

Director of Shared Crossing Research Initiative

William Peters, a licensed psychotherapist, is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project. William has developed a series of leading-edge programs that introduce audiences to a broad assortment of experientially based curricula and practices. These programs focus on preparation for a conscious, connecting, and loving end-of-life experience, and they invite exploration of the topic of life after death. Some of these workshops also impart a series of protocols intended to initiate shared death experiences and other beneficial shared crossing phenomena. 

Monica Williams, MD

Medical Director 

Monica Williams is a board-certified emergency physician who is on staff at one of the largest emergency departments in the nation, Huntsville Hospital, where she is also the Medical Director for Advanced Care Planning and End of Life Education Programs. She has served on the Board of Directors for two not-for-profit hospices and is a past appointee to the American College of Emergency Physicians End of Life Taskforce.  
Dr. Williams is faculty for the UAB's School of Medicine where she lectures on ethics and end-of-life decision-making. 

Michael Kinsella, Ph.D.

Chief of Research

Michael Kinsella, Ph.D. specializes in the social science of religion, spirituality, and exceptional human experiences. His research interests include exploring the therapeutic potential of shared crossing narratives. Michael has taught at colleges and universities, presented at international academic conferences, and served as a hospice volunteer.  In addition to being chief of research for the Shared Crossing Research Initiative, he is presently a chaplain intern at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center.

For over a decade, Michael has been writing and publishing.  A full list of his publications can be found here

Michelle Johnston

Director of Community Engagement  

Senior Staff Researcher

Michelle Johnston is an environmental scientist with a lengthy career in sustainability. She has brought her passion for the planet to many sectors including not-for-profits, small business, and government organizations. After the loss of two of her children, Michelle’s focus shifted to helping others dealing with the death of a loved one and their journey through grief. Now a certified grief counselor, Michelle brings a unique perspective to the Shared Crossing Project through her professional background, and an experiencer’s view to our team through her own shared crossing experiences.

“I wish I could shake the world with what I experienced in those few moments. I wish I could wake us all up. I'm sorry that some of you believe what you believe, but I'm here to tell you it exists. This is not it. This is not all there is. This is real. I just wanted everybody to have the experience I just had."
Thery J.