About Us:

Not Your Average Healers...

William & Martha Benedict

After the loss of our son, Seth in 1997, we felt compelled to look for answers and find guidance in our healing process. Over several summers, with our daughter Maggie, we journeyed to Lily Dale, NY, received Spiritual readings and found Elaine Thomas and her school, The Fellowships Of The Spirit (FOTS).

We enrolled in FOTS' 2 year program and graduated with a dual degree as ordained Ministers of Spiritual Healing and Prophecy and Certified Metaphysicians in June 2013.

Prior to attending FOTS, Bill received a MPS in Community Administration and Martha received her Masters in Education, School Counseling and School Administration.

Bill was a Mental Health Administrator for Elmira Psychiatric Center for 30 years. Martha worked for Bath Hope For Youth, Elmira Glove House and as a School Counselor and as an Administrator for Elmira City School District.

Bill has been an integral part of the Elmira Community. He coordinated the major exterior renovation of The Park Church, as the Church Council President, 2007-2011. He participated in the Capital Construction Interior Renovation planning of the Clemens Performing Art Center as a member of the Board of Directors, 2006-2011. He was the President of the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, in 2011 and during his term The Chemung County Small Business Council was created.

During Martha's employ with the ECSD, she coordinated the academic initiative of Build A Town at Broadway Elementary School, she participated in the planning of the rebuilding of Hendy Elementary School and was part of the reorganization of Broadway Middle School.

During our 2 years of intensive study under Medium Rev. Elaine Thomas and Healer Rev. Tom Cratsley at FOTS, Bill and Martha have received instruction in Mediumship and Prophecy, several healing modalities and Past Life Regression. Their study also included trainings resulting in building an 80' by 73' labyrinth in Elmira adjacent to their home. They received their Certified Trainers certificate in Breath, Body and Mind at Kripalu in 2012, with Drs. Richard Brown (Columbia Medical) and Patricia Gerbarg (NewYork Medical). In April 2013, Bill and Martha, with Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg, organized and coordinated The Breath and Heal Conference at RIT Inn and Conference Center, in Rochester, N.Y. Our fourth annual conference will be held March and April, 2016 in Elmira, NY. Go to the Breath-Body-Mind Conference link for further information.

Bill and Martha are affiliated with The Fellowships of the Spirit Church, Cassadaga, N.Y., The Trinity Episcopal Church, Lowville, N.Y. and The Park Church, Elmira, N.Y.