Our Mission

Takoma Metaphysical Chapel is a non-judgmental place of love where all people can feel safe exploring their spirituality. We support the spiritual growth and development of all people and respect all religious and spiritual traditions. We provide ministry and education for our members, friends, and the community through our example and our services, based on spiritual principles.

In addition to our core mission statement above, we are an inclusive community.  Please click here for our statement of inclusivity. 

Meet the Board of Directors, Trustees & Staff 


Dr. Godfrey Woelk


Dr. Godfrey Woelk serves as President of the Board with previous experience as Treasurer and Worship Leader Coordinator.He also has been involved with the All-Message Services every first Sunday at TMC. Dr. Woelk shares more than 15 years of experience in international public health.

Shervon Laurice


A member since 2019, she currently serves as Board Treasurer. She also has a thriving counseling practice. 

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Joan C. VanBlake


A member of TMC since 2000, Joan
currently serves as Board Trustee.  She is also Chair of the Building Maintenance Committee .


Melanie Carter


Melanie Carter is a native Washingtonian who has been a chapel member for many years. In addition to serving as a secretary, she serves in the worship leader and music ministries, and is involved with several committees. 


Michael Tyson

Musical Director

Michael has served as Music Director at Takoma Metaphysical Chapel since 1996. He likes many genres of music and plays in several venues—churches, bands, jazz groups, music theater, solo performance, and making CDs. 


Tonya Parker

Vice President

Tonya has been a member of TMC since 2006 and has served in multiple roles. Currently she is Vice President of the Board; serves as an Associate Minister and on the Hospitality, Healing, and Special Events Committees; teaches classes; and hosts the W.I.T.C.H. Salons & Suppers for Women In Tune with Conscious Healing.

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Donald H. Malnati


A member of the Chapel since 2018, Don currently serves as Board Trustee and uses his vast experience to also serve on the Building Committee. He is president and founder of an award-winning residential general contracting construction firm specializing in historic restoration projects. 


Peggy Kissell

Office Manager

Peggy has been a member of TMC since 2003.  Presently she is the Office Manager. 

In the past, she has served in most of the

Board positions.


Tamra Greer

Trustee and Sound Engineer

Tamra currently serves as a Board Trustee for TMC and has been a member since 2013. She plays a key role as our Technology Manager, and Sound Engineer and was instrumental in starting our live streaming of Sunday service.