Since joining this spiritual community four years ago, I no longer think of myself as a chronically ill person. I am well in mind, body, and spirit."
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.
Lori's bio is forthcoming.
Diane Plesset is the only triple-certified designer in the State of Oregon. She has been the owner and principal of D. P. Design for 33 years. Diane is an award-winning bath-kitchen designer and award-winning author (THE Survival Guide: Home Remodeling). She is the former host of "Today's Home" radio talk show on KPDQ-FM for 3 years, the host of "Today's Home," an internet radio talk program for four years, and has been a facilitator for seminars about remodeling in the Bay Area and Portland.
Sarah Graves, is an advocate for women for more than 30+ years in the Hospitality Industry. She has created and produced workshops inclusive of the feminine energetic as an essential expression in the workplace and home. She has been in the forefront of the business world as a champion for the working mother, being one herself. Currently, she is living her intention as a coach & consultant, bringing holistic healing to the corporate world. She is the Chief Marketing Officer and a Generative Wholeness™ Practitioner for inviteCHANGE, LLC, has an ACC with International Coach Federation and is President-Elect for the local ICF Chapter. Beaverton is her home with husband, Toeutu, and children Lele and Joseph.
Deborah Perdue, RScP, teaches workshops, classes, and facilitates retreats on the topics of gratitude, and bringing more joy and peace into our lives. She has been a Licensed Practitioner at the Centers for Spiritual Living since 2007. She is the author of several books on Gratitude, writes Daily Gratitude Affirmations for an email group, and writes articles and blogs as well.
An award-winning author, therapist, teacher and, spiritual seeker. Kathleen has published three books, her most recent: Flight Instructions: A Journey Through Guilt to Forgiveness. She taught at three universities for a span of two and half decades and was a therapist for as many years. She holds a Master and a PhD in Social Work. Kathleen has facilitated numerous workshops during her tenure in academe. She is happy to be offering this writing workshop on healing: “The Write Remedy.”
Laura is a certified Transformational Voice teacher with over 18 years of adult stage experience, and the author of "Six Degrees to Your Dreams".
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. As a social media enthusiast, you can often find her on Facebook and writing for the NTCSL Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/NewThoughtCSL
Pat has a 48 year career as a nurse, the last 15 years in Hospice Care. She has a MA in Pastoral and Spiritual Care from Loyola University/Maryland, and is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, a licensed Heal Your Life teach in the Louise Hay tradition, a Certified Archtypical teacher from CMED Institute with Carolyn Myss, and is currently a student with the Neale Donald Walsch Institute in Ashland, OR.
Ray Jubitz is Executive Director of the Jubitz Family Foundation. Combining the concepts of peace-building and environmental sustainability has been a dream of his for decades. This class brings together both concepts in an intellectually stimulating and heartfelt manner.