Belvedere Retreat/Worship Building
Belvedere Retreat/Worship Building
Dr. Drisse Kone
Dr. Drissa Kone currently serves as the local spiritual leader of the Belvedere Family Federation for World Peace. He was born and raised Muslim in the Ivory Coast and joined the Family Federation for World Peace in 2003. Dr. Kone earned a Master of Divinity in Spiritual Counseling at the Unification Theological Seminary (UTS) in 2012, and a Master in Conflict Management and Negotiation at Norwich University in 2014. He recently obtained a Doctorate of Ministry in Peace and Justice at UTS, focusing on transformational leadership and effective management of cross-cultural conflict between communities. Dr. Kone and his wife, Mrs. Tsedvesuren Kone, married in February 2010, and are joyfully raising two beautiful young daughters.
Jack LaValley
Jack is a longtime resident of the Tarrytown area. He was born and raised in Plattsburgh, New York.  Jack's work at Profound Meditate integrates decades of spiritual practice with insights gained during his five years working with an international spiritual community, and over thirty years of successful married life.  Jack received his M.S.Ed from the University of Bridgeport in 2009. He is the founder of and author of Seven Secrets to Finding True Love. When not directly involved in promoting meditation, Jack enjoys playing drums in a rock band and singing and performing Broadway musicals with the Sounds of Music NYC group. Jack currently lives in Irvington, New York, with his wife, Wha ja. They are the proud parents of three grown children.
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