Our spiritual team is here to serve you on your journey of awakening. Please feel free to contact us, 530-895-8395, we look forward to serving you.
Rev. Michael Benson – Staff Minister
Rev. Kathy Fernandes – Spiritual Director
Rev. Lisa Carson – Assistant Minister
Growing up in Chico, I fell in love with it’s natural beauty, hot summer nights and loving people. Alas, I had to follow a passion and explore the world…and so I did. Upon my return, after 35 years elsewhere, I am happy to be the Assistant Minister here at the Center.
I hope to make a positive difference in our local, spiritual community as well as the world at large. I want to see the light in others and inspire them to ignite it more fully within themselves. Together, we can illuminate humanity!”
Contact Info: 916-872-7922 or http://www.reverendlisacarson.com
Flyer with Wedding Ceremony info.
Rev. Dr. Carolyn McKeown – Founding Minister
Rev. Dr. Carolyn McKeown is our Founding Minister. She retired in 2008 as Pastor. She is active in our community and a frequent speaker at our Center.
Rev. Christine Jeffers – Staff Minister
Rev. Teri Lerch – Staff Minister
Teri first came to the church in 1994 and began classes because the teaching so resonated with her. She took SOM 1, 2, and 3 in a row and then waited a year before becoming a practitioner. She did not feel ready for this role, so she became a practitioner at the same time that she entered SOM 4 (ministerial training).
Teri’s ministry is with our teens, with whom she has worked with for many years. Teri completed Chaplain training at UC Davis, which was a 2080 hour process and is now employed as a chaplain at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Red Bluff. She is on the ministers call list and a hospice chaplain for Enloe Hospital. Both of these are volunteer positions. She also volunteers as a police chaplain for Chico’s police department.
Rev. Teri says, “I have changed my life considerably since first coming to the church. Much of the teaching is what I had intuitively believed, but it has given that belief words. I find I am closer to my beliefs and have a Spiritual Practice. I feel empowered in my life. I know that I can do and achieve anything I put my mind to. Life is a blessing and it keeps giving love, lessons, and gifts. It is just waiting for us to happen.”