Who We Are

The Rev. Adam Bucko

Co-Founder and Director

The Rev. Adam Bucko has been a committed voice in the movement for the renewal of Christian Contemplative Spirituality and the growing New Monastic movement. He has taught engaged contemplative spirituality in Europe and the US and co-authored two books: Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation  and The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living. Committed to an integration of contemplation and just practice, he co-founded an award winning non-profit, the Reciprocity Foundation, where he spent 15 years working with homeless youth living on the streets of New York City, providing spiritual care, developing programs to end youth homelessness and articulating a vision for spiritual mentoring in a post-religious world.

The Rev. Morgan Mercer Ladd

Co-Founder

The Rev. Morgan Mercer Ladd serves as the Sub-Dean at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, where she oversees intergenerational worship and spiritual formation programming. Drawing on her background in education, Mother Morgan focuses on translating the path of spiritual growth for people at every stage of life. Her interests include spiritual formation and neurobiological development, transformative experiential learning, and practical spirituality.

The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Sniffen

Co-Founder

The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Sniffen is Dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation. An expert in ritual theory and the role of pilgrimage in spiritual life, he teaches worship, preaching and the arts in several graduate programs. He has served as a fellow of the Center for Christianity in Global Contexts at Drew University and as a founding member of the Racial Justice Advisory Council of the Brooklyn Community Foundation. Michael was a lead organizer in the Occupy Sandy mutual aid movement. He has a particular interest in building community among those who consider themselves 'spiritual but not religious.'

Kris Vieira

Co-founder / Communications Director

Kris Vieira is the Cathedral Administrator and Assistant to the Dean at the Cathedral of the Incarnation and the recipient of multiple communications awards. She earned an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from Stony Brook University, writing her thesis on theatre performance and the neuroscience of empathy. She serves as a small group leader and healing prayer minister at Calvary-St.George’s in the City of New York, where she has also taught classes on 12-step spirituality, contemplative practice and the Wisdom literature of the Bible. 

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