Tinka Harvard

Tinka Harvard is an author and theologian from Brooklyn, New York, with a gift for interweaving insightful ideas for inspired living with theology, philosophy, and the arts. She shares internationally, lovely concepts and tools, that help to usher in more peace, joy, and well-being in our every day lives.

A graduate of Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University in New York City with a Master's in Divinity, she offers her intellectual talents in inspirational speaking, workshops, and retreats.



Tinka's writing has appeared most recently in publications including StepAway Magazine, The Independent Literary Magazine Adelaide, Adelaide Voices Anthology 2018, and Polychrome Ink. She is the author of Lush Life, a collection of short stories newly released by Adelaide books.


Seminars & Retreats of Interest:

Soul Café

In the Spirit of an Artists’ Salon


An Arts Gathering & Community Exhibition:


Stories and Poetry


Interior Design



Food and Music to Touch the Soul


Soul Café is designed to help increase community, happiness, and peace as we  get in touch with the anxieties and frustrations that can be associated with the everyday. The aspiration is to increase joy by sharing ideas and activities that can motivate us, ushering in even more fulfillment and a sense of connection and community. We wish to begin by reconnecting with creativity and friendship and allow that to expand and grow.


Preaching and Inspirational Speaking

Sunday Service: Sermons that inspire, encourage and lend practical advice in how to walk a little closer to The Divine and our own hearts,

Personal Development infused Spirit Talks: Where East meets West. A common ground infused with the wisdom of eastern and western philosophies such as the teachings of Thomas Merton and Thich Nhat Hanh. Helping to usher in the peace and well being that is our natural state and which we so much long for in our stress filled days...


Some Recommended Reading for Journeying into Peace...

New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton (Christian)

The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen (Christian)

A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield (Buddhism)

The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh (Zen Buddhism)


Godtalk and Retreats of Interest

Sunday Sermons: Seasons of Change at Chalmer's-Wesley United Church in Quebec City, Canada

Soul Café: New York, New York

From Brooklyn to the Moon: Storytelling Helsinki, Finland