Graceful Grieving - Founder and Board of Directors

About the Founder and Board of Directors


Rev. Gabrielle Michel, Founder and President of Graceful Grieving is a pioneer in the grief movement, is an interfaith minister and spiritual counselor whose specialty is helping people work through spiritual crisis.


In 2004 she experienced a spiritual crisis of her own. February brought the miscarriage of her first baby. July: the death of her younger brother. In October she said goodbye to a dear friend who succumbed to emphysema. And on December 22nd, she joyfully welcomed her second baby into the world, only to say goodbye to her the very next morning when death claimed her as well.


Seeking solace in the midst of great spiritual pain, Gabrielle embarked on a quest to find comfort, eventually becoming a Grief Recovery Specialist. This unique training, combined with years of ministerial and spiritual counseling experience, along with her own recovery from deep despair, make Gabrielle a compassionate and qualified guide through the grief recovery process.


Now located in Asheville, NC (with her spouse of 17 years and 6-year-old son), Rev. Gabrielle welcomes the opportunity to help others move toward a richer, more joy-filled life.


Click here to learn more about Rev. Gabrielle Michel.


Bambi Moé is co-owner of Courgette Records, a multi-Grammy-nominated independent record label formed in 2005 with partners Harry Shearer and Judith Owen. Moé is also the founder of Unencumbered Productions, a music licensing firm specializing in artist-owned copyrights. Since its inception in 2001, the company has represented artists including Jonatha Brooke, Marshall Crenshaw, Kenny Loggins, Nina Storey, Joan Jones and Judith Owen.
Moé enjoyed a 20-year career at the Walt Disney Company. As Vice President, Music for Walt Disney Television Animation, she supervised all creative aspects of music development and production for animated television series episodes, direct-to-videos and five theatrical film soundtracks.
Moé’s many production credits include “ABC TV's 50th Anniversary Special,” “The 74th Annual Academy Awards,” “The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards,” “Elizabeth Rorman—A Dream Remembered,” Robert Greenwald's “Uncovered—The Whole Truth about the Iraq War,” the one-hour NBC special “Robert Redford & Sydney Pollack: The Men and Their Movies,” and seven volumes of “Disney’s Sing Along Songs” home videos.
A graduate of Cal State University, Northridge, Moé holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an Associate Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from Santa Monica College.



Rev. Barbara J. Lee was ordained as a minister at the Church of Truth in Pasadena, CA in December 2000 and has been the Associate Minister there for over seven years.   She is also the Director of the Wedding Ministry at the church.
Rev. Barbara’s ministry includes performing weddings and life celebration services as well as providing Interfaith Services at Belmont Village, a senior living facility.
Barbara was on the volunteer staff for Haven House, the first domestic violence shelter of its kind in the country for over five years. This shelter helps abused women and their children on their way toward a life free of violence.
Additionally, Barbara was a volunteer at Woman’s Hospital in Houston, Texas for two years where she worked in the maternity ward and newborn nursery.
She is honored to be invited to service on the Board of Directors for Graceful Grieving.