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Rev. Dr. David Alexander

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Community Spiritual Leader
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David Alexander is a life-long student of spiritual principles, having been born and raised in the New Thought tradition. Called to the ministry at age thirteen, Rev. David has made the study and application of universal spiritual principles his life devotion. Rev. David became a Licensed Religious Science Practitioner in 1999, received his ministerial license in 2004 and was ordained in 2006, and affiliated with United Centers for Spiritual Living in 2007. Rev. David serves on the Board of Directors for the Community of Welcoming Congregations. Rev. David writes the monthly column "Philosophy in Action" for Science of Mind magazine. Rev. David has a deep passion for New Thought history and manages the site www.newthoughthistory.org In April of 2009 Rev. David was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. As one of the youngest and most dynamic ministers in the New Thought movement, his messages are inspiring, humorous and relevant to today's world. Rev. David serves as the co-founding and Senior Minister of New Thought Center for Spiritual Living (2004-Present). In 2012 Rev. David was elected to the first Leadership Council of the newly formed Centers for Spiritual Living organization and is currently the Chairman of the Council. Rev. David also serves as director of Strategic Alliances for Centers for Spiritual Living and on the governing board of the Association for Global New Thought with Dr. Michael Beckwith. Rev. David received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Centers for Spiritual Living in October 2014.

Ministry

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Rev. Dr. David Alexander, Shelly Walker, LSP, Cassandra Rae, LSP

Rev. Dr. Sally Rutis

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Minister Emeritus
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Rev. Dr. Sally Rutis a former Registered Nurse, was ordained in 1988 and received her Doctorate in Religious Studies in 2003. In Rev. Sally's ministry, she has provided spiritual and administrative leadership as Teen Director and as a visionary and co-founder of several ministerial training programs. Highly sought for the warm and comfortable wedding ceremonies she helps create, Rev. Sally brings years of experience, a dynamic teaching style, and a deep healing consciousness to all aspects of her ministry. Rev. Rutis retired from active ministry in July of 2011.

Rev. Cheri Unger

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Associated Field Minister

Rev. Cheri Unger enthusiastically brings her professional skills of deep listening, caring and compassion into her ministry as an Associated Minister of New Thought Center for Spiritual Living, a Religious Science Licensed Practitioner, former Director of the Sacred Silver Sages, and founding choir member. She was ordained in December 2001 and served at Living Enrichment Center. In 2004 as part of the founding team of Ministers, Rev. Cheri sponsored the Sacred Silver Sages, bringing them under the umbrella of New Thought Ministries of Oregon. She initiated, implemented and coordinates the Sunday meditation. Rev. Cheri's background includes a BA in Nursing and a Masters in Counseling. Rev. Cheri serves the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living community with joy, dedication and commitment as called.

Rev. Dr. Noel McInnis

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Associated Field Minister
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Rev. Noel was a member of NTCSL's founding Interim Board, and has served ever since as its Chaplain, attending all but a handful of meetings since the founding summer of 2004. He has participated in teaching NTCSL's "Foundations" and other accredited courses, and regularly offers self-transformational seminars on New Thought 3.0, such as "Constructive Self-Dominion," "Claiming Your Immortality," and currently, "Flow Where Your Heart Says 'Grow!'"

Trained at Northwestern University in journalism (undergraduate) and the history of ideas (all-but-dissertation Ph.D.), Rev. Noel is a doctorate minister of Religious Science, ordained in 1989. Since the mid-1960's he has immersed himself in ongoing studies of consciousness, spiritual metaphysics, contemporary cosmology, systems theory, ecology, transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy, shamanic and other subtle energetics, and numerous additional integral perspectives, all the while sharing and applying his learning in a variety of college, university, editorial and ministerial settings. He has authored or co-authored several books on the bridging of science and spirit, and is currently co-authoring a book with the working title, THE WHAT WORKS CODE: The Science of Causing Outcomes, and another book with the working title, SURFING THE PARADIGM SHIFT: Waving the "I" of the Beholder.

Prior to Rev. Noel's ministerial studies, from the late 1960's to mid-1970's he was among the co-founders of the North American environmental education movement. While studying for the ministry and serving several CSL's (then called "Churches of Religious Science"), he was the managing editor of Marilyn Ferguson's BRAIN/MIND BULLETIN (1980-1983),and subsequently of Barbara Marx Hubbard's 1600-page manuscript, THE BOOK OF CO-CREATION, and of her 1993 book, THE REVELATION: Our Crisis Is a Birth.

From 1985-2002, Rev. Noel was variously the founding, senior or associate pastor of several CSL's. He is a former columnist for Science of Mind magazine, and from 1979 to 1996 was a faculty member of the Ernest Holmes School of Ministry (now Ernest Holmes Institute), teaching New Thought related courses in science, mysticism, philosophy, and ethics on its campuses in Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, San Diego, San Jose, Denver, and Seattle.

Chuck and Geri Willis

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Connection Group Leader

Chuck and Geri Willis offer an inclusively welcoming, safe and unconditionally loving embrace to all those choosing to join with them in co-creating the demonstration of this divine reality. Geri is a Master of the Heart, and of the ways of the kitchen, deeply grounded in all things practical and nourishing. Come and be fed! Chuck is a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner devoted to the gift of Benevolent Presence, expressed as an ever expanding embodiment of Essence. They offer to explore with you a deep gaze through the inner window of the Infinite via meditation, contemplation, prayer and heart-centered sharing. Together they serve through the Sacred Marriage of their natural gifts and talents, honoring the One Family of All - and that includes you!

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Enjoying my spiritual community.

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– Ellena F.
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It is a joy to be within a community of passion and revelation.

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– David W.
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It's important to me that our community both "reaches in" and "reaches out"--deepening our direct spiritual experience of Oneness so that connection with and service to the wider world come easily

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– Holly W.
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I love my spiritual home!

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– Diane S.
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