Our Team


Chris Young- Founder • Medicine Man • Practitioner of Kambo • Purveyor of Tribal Medicine

Chris Young and his wife Verena Young founded Soul Quest Church of the Mother Earth in September 2014. Soul Quest’s purpose is to protect the practice of North and South American Spiritual traditions, spiritual ceremonies, sacred practices and natural healing ways. At a young age, Chris heard the call to be of service to humanity and in 1996 he became certificate in Phlebotomy and Medical assisting where he worked in a gero-psychiatric unit dealing with the study, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders with the elderly. In 1997 Chris went back to school to study Emergency Medicine and received an EMT certificate…


Katia Peart, A.P,

Katia Peart, A.P, received both her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, FL. She graduated with the highest honors as a Summa Cum Laude grad.  She is certified with the National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is fully certified as a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in State of Florida. License # AP3820. She practices Traditional Chinese Medicine, which encompasses Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Moxibustion, Cupping, and Auricular Acupuncture.

Ryan LeCompte, B.A., A former United States Marine

Ryan LeCompte, B.A., is a former United States Marine who actively and honorably served as an infantryman from 2007 to 2011. LeCompte is a proud father of two boys, ages 5 and 3. He holds a B.A. in Psychology, and is pursuing his M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. As a psychotherapist, he works with a self-developed western trauma-informed shamanic model as his foundation with a driving focus in Gestalt, Somatic, and Jungian approaches to trauma and addictions. He believes that PTSD and addiction are deeply rooted in childhood trauma and works from a dual-diagnostic…


Verena Young, PhD Candidate Co-Founder Holistic Practitioner Research & Evaluation

Verena Young received her Masters degree in Sociology with a major in Social Psychology in 2009 from the University of Bielefeld in Germany. She worked as a graduate research assistant for an alternative school at the University of
 Bielefeld from 2010 to 2015. Currently, Verena is completing her Ph.D. thesis in the field of educational science. In addition, Verena graduated as a Spiritual Counselor from Paracelsus School for Naturopathy in Bielefeld, Germany in 2014, became certified in Integrative Nutrition and Health from the International Institute of Naturopathy in Switzerland in May 2018. She is currently in the Grof Transpersonal Training for Holotropic Breathwork, enrolled at the…


Scott Irwin PhD, CTTS,

Scott Irwin PhD, CTTS,  Functional Medicine Complementary & Alternative Medicine Transpersonal Psychology Grof Holotropic Breathwork™ Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis Naturopathic & Sacred Medicine Therapeutic Laser for Pain Reduction Nicotine Dependence & Treatment   Dr Scott is a Public Health Professional that has worked with more than 10,000 patients over the past two decades.  He is devoted to helping his patients achieve optimal health through personal transformation.   Dr. Scott is a practitioner of Functional Medicine, Complementary & Alternative Medicine and Transpersonal Psychology – all philosophical approaches that are designed to help treat the whole person, not just the disease.   Transpersonal Psychology…


Justin Smith -Facilitator

Justin Smith -Facilitator Justin has worked as a facilitator at Soul Quest since he first experienced the healing power of Ayahuasca in January of 2016.  He is a regular contributor to our Veteran Support Fund and is very involved in sponsorship outreach.  Justin is also devoted to helping people reconcile and heal the common wounds often inflicted by organized orthodox religion.  He is also involved with churches in several cities across the county.  Justin is a fierce advocate for any reputable Ayahuasca church that offers true healing to our nation’s military veterans, without requiring one belief system over another.  Outside…


Sarah Dalrymple -- Kambo Practitioner

Sarah Dalrymple — Kambo Practitioner “Kambo circulates in the heart. It makes the heart move accurately so that things flow, bringing good things to the person. If there was a cloud on the person, preventing good things to come, then when they take the Kambo it becomes a green light, which opens the way making things easier.” — Kaxinawa Kambo shaman. Sarah Dalrymple became a practitioner of Kambo — also known as the “vaccine of the jungle”— through medical necessity. Sarah explains, “I got Lyme disease at 18 years old, in Minnesota when I was living on an Indian reservation…


Taita Pedro Davila from Putumayo Colombia

It is a great Honor to have Taita Pedro Davila as one of our newest Ministers/ Medicine Man here at Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth. He will be Leading our Ceremonies for the foreseeable future. So let’s Please Welcome Taita Pedro to our Family   Bio Coming soon


Angela Benck Integrative Coaching

To reference the work of Joseph Campbell: “The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the Universe to match your nature with Nature.” This is what it means to follow your heart and answer that call. I was called to walk the El Camino and backpack Europe in my early 20’s, and then life happened. Fast forward to mid 30’s: I finally made the decision to answer the call. But answering the call came with a loaded gun pointed at my previous self and life. Apparently filled with fear, I needed to pull the trigger and jump and a…

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