Staff

Meet our team members.

Robert Perry

Lead Teacher and Founder

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Robert Perry

Lead Teacher and Founder

Robert Perry brings to A Course in Miracles many years of private study and public teaching. He began teaching at Miracle Distribution Center in 1986, and has since taught throughout North America and around the world. His teaching grows out of his dedication to the Course as his own path and his desire to assist others on this path. Over the years he has become a respected voice in Course circles and has written for many Course newsletters and magazines. Robert is the founder of the Circle of Atonement and the author of numerous books and booklets based on the Course. Among these are the popular An Introduction to A Course in Miracles and Path of Light: Stepping into Peace with A Course in Miracles. He is also the lead editor of the Complete and Annotated Edition (CE) of A Course in Miracles, based on the original handwritten notes of Helen Schucman.

Mary Anne Buchowski

Teacher

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Mary Anne Buchowski

Teacher

Mary Anne Buchowski is a long-time Circle teacher who has been associated with the Circle from its beginnings. She spent several years working for the Circle in Sedona, fulfilling administrative, programming, and teaching duties, while being trained as a teacher and mentored by Robert. In 2004, she returned home to Ottawa, Canada and founded, with her husband James Gregory, Course Oasis, the Circle’s first satellite organization. Mary Anne is responsible for the Circle’s Teacher-of-Pupils Training Program and study group leader training and support. She works and teaches from her home base in Ottawa.

Emily Bennington

Executive Director

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Emily Bennington

Executive Director

Emily Bennington is executive director of the Circle of Atonement where she is responsible for all aspects of advancing the mission. Her dedication to A Course in Miracles comes from the extraordinary changes in her own life as a result of applying its teachings. Prior to joining the Circle, Emily led training programs on spiritual intelligence and mindful leadership for numerous Fortune 500 companies. She is also the author of three books, including Miracles at Work: Turning Inner Guidance into Outer Influence, which features a foreword by her friend Marianne Williamson.

Danielle Scruton

Project Manager

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Danielle Scruton

Project Manager

Danielle Scruton is the project manager for the Circle of Atonement where she supports and manages various tasks within the organization, particularly Course Companions. Danielle has been a student of the Course since 2010 and, before joining the Circle, Danielle co-led three virtual ACIM conferences with the Miracle Share Network. She is also the author of a novel, Without Fear of Falling.

Cindy Jones Lantier

Companion Care Coordinator

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Cindy Jones Lantier

Companion Care Coordinator

Cindy Jones Lantier is the Companion Care coordinator for the Circle of Atonement and Course Companions, where she interacts daily with our students. She has been reading the Course for years but became a serious student in 2017 when she joined the Circle. Cindy is a soap maker and teaches soap making in Southern California, where she lives with her husband and three cats.

Jacqueline Ramsey

Volunteer Coordinator

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Jacqueline Ramsey

Volunteer Coordinator

Jacqueline Ramsey is the volunteer coordinator for the Circle of Atonement, responsible for getting projects done to help the Circle while engaging the volunteers. She has been a student of the Course since 2001 and started with the Circle as a student in 2017. Jacquie is also a Reiki teacher and practitioner who has committed herself to helping others in pain learn the secret art to inviting happiness. She has written two books, magazine articles, and co-founded and ran numerous Reiki conferences in the USA and Canada.