School of Spiritual Healing Directors

Reverend Elaine D. Thomas, M.S., Co-Founder & Director

Elaine-Thomas-2015Rev. Elaine Thomas has worked in the metaphysical field for 46 years as a medium, healer, spiritual counselor and teacher. Elaine was a student of Rev. Edith Sandy Wendling, renowned medium and teacher, who herself was a student of Sir Arthur and Lady Conan Doyle. Elaine received training that was rich in the traditions of Spiritualism’s foremost early thinkers. Ordained in 1974 as a Spiritualist minister, her commitment as a student of spiritual truth is an ongoing process. In 1988, Elaine co-founded and became co- director of the School of Spiritual Healing and Prophecy. In 1975, Elaine completed her undergraduate program in education at the University of Buffalo. Seven years in teaching gave Elaine experience in developing creative education strategies, based upon the individual needs and abilities of her students. This led her to create an educational environment where students of all ages could again become aware of their spiritual gifts and how to use them every day for themselves and others. In 1981, Elaine completed her masters degree in counseling at Canisius College, in Buffalo, NY. She focused her studies on grief counseling, and her personal experience with the transformative gifts that mediumship and spiritual healing can bring to all. She has been a guest on TV and radio, including the Oprah Network’s Beyond Belief and the HBO movie No One Dies in Lily Dale.

Reverend Tom Cratsley, B.S., Associate Director

tom_cratsley_2016Rev. Tom Cratsley is an exceptionally gifted healer, counselor and teacher who has devoted much of his career to exploring ways of “healing from the spiritual heart.” A graduate of University of Buffalo, he went on to study psychology and religion at Harvard Divinity School. Tom also studied with renowned medium, Rev. Edith Sandy Wendling. Tom’s work has been strongly influenced by the ideas of psychiatrist Roberto Assagioli, a groundbreaker in the fields of humanistic and transpersonal psychology; by Robert Fritz, for his pioneering work in structural thinking and the creative process (and for whom Tom created and taught a class in the development of intuition); and by Andrew Jackson Davis, the 19th-century mystic who developed a model of the human psyche based on levels of perception. Tom is Associate Director and a faculty member of the School of Spiritual Healing and Prophecy. He is also featured in Sandra Taylor’s book, The Hidden Power of Past Lives. Tom’s joyful, gentle approach to teaching and healing opens the hearts of all who work with him.