Founders

Teresa Pitt Green and Luis A. Torres, Jr. are the founders and directors of Spirit Fire.


TERESA is a practicing Catholic, 30-year publishing entrepreneur and certified mediator. She has been providing resources and programs to help integrate faith into recovery from abuse in the Church for 15 years. Some of her work is featured on this website, such as here.

Some of her webinars for priests and others on YouTube have received over 9,000 views, and she has presented in person and online, including for groups such as the USCCB SCYP.

Teresa is a co-founder of The Healing Voices Magazine, served for ten years on her bishop’s advisory board, and currently serves as leader of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force.

Teresa is also a survivor of clergy abuse.


LUIS is a practicing Catholic with a jurisprudence doctorate and thirty years of expertise in public policy, negotiation, communications, and facilitating dispute resolutions among diverse interest groups.

Luis has been an active participant in his diocesan survivor program and, for 17 years, has served on its Review Board. He has spoken to the USCCB National Review Board and other groups, including in a USCCB SCYP webinar this year. Luis currently serves in an advisory capacity for and as a board member for Spirit Fire.

Luis is a survivor of clergy abuse.


Even though you meant harm to me, God meant it for good, to achieve this present end. 

Genesis 50:20 NKJV

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The Little Grotto

Teresa has built and maintains an online grotto as a virtual and prayerful getaway for greetings and gatherings. Visitors may light free candles for special intentions they may also share with others, and find free greetings there as well.

The Healing Voices Magazine

Teresa is co-founder and editor of an e-magazine, which is a safe venue for faith stories and reflections by Catholic survivors of abuse, their family members, priests, sisters, child protection professionals, survivor ministers, therapists and scholars–moving the dialogue of healing forward. This publication is read throughout the United States and internationally. Spirit Fire publishes the magazine.

The Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force

Teresa serves as the Chair of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force, which is comprised of prosecutors, law enforcement, victim services, church groups and other organizations fighting against human trafficking. More about the committed work of this group of remarkable professionals here.

Social Media Profiles

Keep in touch via social media > here.

Resume / CV

On request