Our service on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

"Radical Acceptance: Widening the Circles of Compassion" at 7:00 pm


Cassandra Rae, MA, LSP

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Licensed Spiritual Practitioner; Director of Community Engagement
Link to contact Link to http://www.cassandrarae.com

Cassandra Rae, MA, LSP is the Director of Community Engagement at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living. She is a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner and a ministerial student at the School for Spiritual Leadership. In addition, she has degrees in Business Administration and Counseling Psychology. She believes that your humanity is the path of your Divinity. As a speaker, teacher, and writer she provides a unique blend of peaceful yet powerful guidance sharing spiritual principles and practices that enable you to live your most authentic, purposeful, and creative life.


Laura Perkins, LSP

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Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, Board Member, Vocalist

Laura Perkins was born and raised in Alabama where she completed a BS in Math and Science Education from Auburn University. Before settling in the Pacific Northwest, she spent a decade teaching and working in site-based governance, leadership roles for the alternative education program and high school in Ogden, Utah. With two young sons at home and a need to better understand life, Laura began metaphysical studies, finishing her initial professional spiritual practitioner licensing in early 2003.

As a founding member of her spiritual community, Laura has served at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in various Practitioner Ministries and in Music Ministry from the beginning. She believes music is a dynamic form of prayer and profound expression of the Divine demonstrating through physical form.

In 2012 to 2017 Laura supported the Adult Education Ministry in systems development and various leadership roles. Laura is passionate about and committed to living a life of applied spiritual Principle, bringing this perspective to whatever she does including her management work at a local search engine optimization company. In addition to teaching and workshop facilitation, Laura also mentors others in one-on-one spiritual practitioner sessions.

Sacred service is an integral part of Laura’s path, knowing the Divinity that lights our human experience. "It is an honor and privilege to share this sacred journey with others as we all come to a greater expression of our own True nature and purpose as individuals, in community, and in leadership."

Chris Rorrer

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Chris Rorrer is excited to be a part of the Wednesday night music team at the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living! He started performing special music at his home church in Corvallis, Oregon, since the age of six, and has enjoyed both classical and more rock music-based forms of faith expression ever since. He plays a number of instruments, including cello, guitar, piano, bass, drums and vocals. Chris looks forward to meeting everyone and bringing his talents to our community with no holding back, and contribute to our visions for a more awakened and loving world. Chris just released a full-length album, entitled "Enraptured," that can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and CD Baby, by simply searching "Chris Rorrer" on those platforms.

Gary Skye

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Wednesday Night Music Director
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Gary Skye has studied piano at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music, Stanford University, University of Southern California, and most recently, Portland State University where he earned his master’s degree in piano performance. Gary’s work as a church musician began at Santa Rosa Center for Spiritual Living where he also attended as a child. He’s served as a pianist, organist, and vocalist in various churches including San Jose CSL and Whole Life CSL. Gary has worked as a staff accompanist and vocal coach for many organizations and academic institutions, including Sonoma State University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. In addition to his service through the music ministry at New Thought CSL, Gary maintains an active teaching studio of piano and vocal students and is a prolific composer of spiritual songs and chants.


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