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Meet our Leadership Team

Rev Tamara Rossander

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR & PRACTITIONER

Hello and Welcome to CSL White Rock.

 

My name is Tamara Rossander, and I am the Spiritual Director.  My mission is to inspire and guide others to create a joyful, loving life through sharing creative, engaging Spiritual Practices.  My mantra is "Be the Love you want to see in the world."

I studied self-development for many years and knew there must still be more.  When I first walked into the Centre for Spiritual Living White Rock in 2013, it felt like 'home.' I jumped into classes, joined the board of trustees, and started training to become a practitioner.  After several years I felt the call to Ministry.  I first studied at the Metaphysical University in Sedona, yet I missed the teaching of Science of Mind by Dr. Ernest Holmes.

 

The next thing I knew, I was signing up to take ministerial studies with the Center for Spiritual Living in Kelowna and the Holmes Institute.  I have now completed my studies and I am a licensed Minister with the Centres of Spiritual Living. The learning has been a profound experience for me, and I am now living my calling to serve humanity through the teaching of the Science of Mind. 

As a Spiritual Practitioner, I can support you on your Awakened Path by creating space for Divine Love.  We are all here to "walk together to awaken our hearts, expand our lives, and transform the world."


You will find me on my days off riding my motorcycle, walking my dog,  and spending time with my husband and adult children.  I love to get out in nature and find new adventures.

 

If you need spiritual support, know I am here for you.

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Practitioners
MEET OUR LICENSED SPIRITUAL PRACTITIONERS
We offer prayer support and one-on-one sessions
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GEORGIA NIEKEN

Member at Large, Practitioner

Georgia joined CSL White Rock in 2005 -- the first time she listened to a Sunday talk she felt as though she had arrived home. After taking several classes at the centre she felt guided to study practitioner training and completed the three-year program in 2016.

 
As a former teacher and now semi-retired, Georgia enjoys conducting workshops and classes through the Centre for Spiritual Living White Rock. Georgia is on her own continuous journey of self-discovery and participates in daily spiritual practices of mediation and spiritual mind treatment.


She believes that we are all unique expressions of the Divine, therefore, encourages and supports others to see their own magnificence of self-expression through spiritual guidance and support.  She is delighted to be sharing her knowledge with others so they too can live a life of joy and fulfillment as it is meant to be. She encourages others to explore their True Divine Self, and bring forth their Creative Process, Self-Expression, and Discovery. She believes in the power of spiritual affirmative prayer (spiritual mind treatment) and invites all seeking healing to explore this methodology with her by booking a personal session. 

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DIANE VACHON RScP

Practitioner

Although Diane retired from her teaching career with the Burnaby District French Immersion Program, as a classroom teacher and, later, as a Learning Support Teacher working with special needs students, her passion for learning and teaching continues. She has studied and practiced Reiki, Rebirthing, Transformational Therapy, A Course in Miracles, and more. 

After being introduced to the teachings of Science of Mind, she studied philosophy with different Ministers. Having been on a spiritual quest her entire life, she was thrilled to discover in the SOM philosophy such soul-enriching truths as: “We are all spirits having a human experience”. In the fall of 2016, Diane was delighted to graduate as a Religious Science Practitioner. Diane’s intuitive gifts serve to reveal the highest truth in any situation.
 

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JILL INGLIS RScP

Practitioner

It's all about loving connection. And listening. Jill's life-long passion, curiosity and deep compassion for others led her to become a Spiritual Practitioner in 2016. Along with her three wonderful Prac Sisters, the Prayer Care Team, Jill joyfully supports others, joining and walking with them through difficulty to a place of comfort. Jill understands and knows loss. Through her own walk through grief, Jill learned compassionate self-care, a tool-kit, to share with those struggling with pain so they too can again discover, recognize and embrace their Magnificence. 
 
Jill invites you, fellow Travellers to Wholeness, to reach out for loving Practitioner support if your path becomes unclear or too rough to move to self-acceptance and love. It's Jill's joy to serve the CSL community through Spiritual Mind Treatments (affirmative prayer), Practitioner Sessions (including grief), Mentoring and Meditation. Jill also officiates funerals, Celebrations of Life, and other blessed, sacred events. 

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LIV Daniel

Practitioner

Liv completed her practitioner training under Rev. Dr. Andrea Asebedo in 2023 in Bellingham. She has been a co-founder of Spirit Circles since 2018.
Liv is passionate about serving as a bridge between people and communities. She brings her contagious energy and adventurous spirit to all her projects. She is committed to sparking creativity in everyone and helping you find your way back to your inner child.

 

he loves learning and gets inspiration from her own two children. She is open to new ideas, new ways of learning, and new ways to connect. She is always interested in fresh collaborations, embracing the idea of Oneness through all her interactions.
 

Liv is here to connect with you if you want to have a conversation or need a spiritual mind treatment.

MEET OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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JANET POPE

President

Janet has resided in the beautiful community of South Surrey for 20 years. She loves living close to the natural health clinic where she is employed part-time, and she feels fortunate to work in a job that is both satisfying and fascinating. She raised two wonderful daughters and now has one terrific grandson. Life since then has been a great adventure when she blended her new partner’s ready-made family of three delightful children, (a son and two daughters,) and a further blessing of two adorable grandchildren with her own.

 

Ten years ago, Janet was introduced to the teachings of Science of Mind through her daughter Amanda; she is now overjoyed that her older daughter Nicola has also joined the community and is a board member. Janet is so grateful to have this teaching in her life, it has added immense love and joy to her life. Janet is thrilled to serve on the Board of Trustees for CSL White Rock, which promotes a strong, healthy, spiritual community in her hometown.

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NANCY LEE

Treasurer

Nancy spent the last several decades (can it really be four?) working for both for-profit and non-profit organizations in management positions in public relations, corporate communications, and event management. In addition, she successfully navigated self-employment and co-authoring a book on addiction and recovery. By far her proudest achievement is raising her daughter, now a young adult.
 

After spending several decades on a spiritual quest, she found CSL White Rock in 2010 and felt right at home. She is happy to be able to apply her skills to help grow and evolve CSL White Rock as a board member and treasurer.

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SANDIE SEYMOUR, CRS

Member at Large

Sandie is a transplanted Maritimer, raised in the United Church. Her adult life has been a bit nomadic in career and home, having lived in five provinces and many cities. Most recently, she works with teenagers as a career advisor at Langley Fine Arts School. She feels like she won the lottery. Sandie is at her best helping others and sharing resources.

 

On the home front, Sandie lives in White Rock, not far from her well-loved daughters and grandchildren. Sandie is grateful and humbled that she is so blessed.

 

Sandie began her spiritual journey with a quiet rejection of Christianity, followed by many years of dabbling in astrology, numerology, palmistry, and even handwriting analysis. In the early nineties, Sandie walked into a New Thought church after taking a course on The Celestine Prophecy by a Unity minister. She was hooked on New Thought. Her spiritual quest took her into Science of Mind in 2009, and Centre for Spiritual Living has been her “other” home ever since. Stepping forward to serve the community as Board Secretary was a leap of faith that surprised her with laughter, fun and camaraderie. 

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NORM NIEKEN

Member at Large

Norm has been a member of CSL White rock since 2005 and has just recently joined the board. He has been a regular attendee at live and on zoom meetings and enjoys meeting and talking to all members.  He believes strongly in meditation and treatment with “Susie Sitka Spruce” (you’ll have to ask about that), has attended classes like Emerson's essays where we learned “where is the bard who taught Shakespeare?” and other important philosophies like “Nothing outside of me needs to change for me to be happy”. 

Norm is married to Georgia who is a CSLWR practitioner. He has been a teacher since 1972 and continues to offer zoom tutoring in mathematics, where he emphasizes understanding and nurtures confidence. He looks forward to being involved in live meetings and nurturing the growth of the CSL community.

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