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
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.
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Michael Kinsella, Ph.D.
Chief of Research
Michael Kinsella is an anthropologist, folklorist, and scholar of religion specializing in exceptional experiences and contemporary spirituality. His research interests include the therapeutic potential of shared crossings. Dr. Kinsella is faculty for Central Michigan University where he teaches courses on death and dying; he also works as a hospice volunteer at Serenity House. Dr. Kinsella has given talks at conferences held by the American Anthropological Association, the American Folklore Society, the American Academy of Religion, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the International Association for Near-Death Studies, among others.
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.
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“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."