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OUR LEADERSHIP

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Reverend CASSANDRA RAE

Spiritual Director

Reverend Cassandra Rae is an unexpected minister! She was raised evangelical Baptist and spent her twenties as an angry atheist. She discovered the Centers for Spiritual Living after experiencing a medical crisis that moved her to restore more than just her body. She opened up her heart and began healing old wounds, which led her straight to the unconditional love of Spirit within. Now she is a passionate speaker, teacher, and writer of an empowered spirituality that embraces our humanity, connects with an Inner Source of wisdom and guidance, and realizes our power to co-create a world that works for everyone.

Cultural Bio:
Cassandra was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised in a predominately Mexican neighborhood in Salinas, California. She is the youngest of three daughters born to an Inupiaq father and white mother. Her bi-racial ethnic identity has shaped her sense of belonging, agency, and place within her family, community, and the world. She used to see it as a disadvantage as she never felt like she truly fit anywhere – even at home. But, as she’s deepened her understanding of spiritual principle and has walked the path of ministry, she’s learned that all of her identities are serving a Divine Purpose and that her bi-racial super power enables her to walk in different worlds with a new and different perspective. Her preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.

Sherry Dolejsi

President

Motherhood and chasing B.A., B.Ed., and M.Ed. degrees at UBC resulted in a full calendar for Sherry, while she raised two wonderful boys. Even better, each of her sons married amazing women and have become loving, caring, involved fathers to Sherry’s three incredible grandchildren. After 20 years in a whirlwind career as a grade 7 teacher and being inspired by two decades of phenomenal students, Sherry retired in 2017. 

Uncharacteristically, she moved to a 55+ condo in Abbotsford, vows never to let a day pass without time spent in the hot tub, and her new motto is ‘self-care, self-care, self-care.’ Discovering the Centre for Spiritual Living White Rock, through a chance visit just over four years ago, is undoubtedly responsible for her recent life-improving changes. Following the 2018 AGM, Sherry was honoured and extremely surprised to find herself installed as the President of the Board of Trustees for CSL White Rock. Yes, Sherry considers herself blessed!
 

Janet Pope

Secretary

Janet has resided in the beautiful community of South Surrey for 17 years. She loves living close to the natural health clinic where she is employed, 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 four adorable grandchildren with her own.

Ten years ago, Janet was introduced to the teachings of Science of Mind through her daughter; she is so grateful to have this teaching in her life. Janet is thrilled to serve on the Board of Trustees for CSL White Rock, which promotes a strong, healthy community in her hometown.

Nancy Lee

Treasurer

Nancy has 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 has successfully navigated self-employment and co-authoring a book on addiction and recovery. By far her proudest achievement is raising her clever and charming daughter, now a young adult about to graduate from university.

After spending several decades (can it really be three?) 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 helping grow and evolve CSL White Rock as a board member and editor of the newsletter.

Georgia Nieken

Member at Large, Practitioner

Georgia has always been a spiritual seeker and has continuously sought learning opportunities to deepen her personal and spiritual growth. Georgia’s lifelong passion for learning and teaching led her to getting her Bachelor of Education and Masters in Psychotherapy and Leadership degrees. She pursued a 40-year career as an Educational leader and teacher.

Although she is semi-retired, she continues to teach both locally and internationally. Georgia also taught at Simon Fraser University as part of the Education Graduate Program specializing on “How the Brain Learns Best.” She is still married to her first husband since 1975. They have twin daughters and a son, as well as two beautiful granddaughters. Georgia completed her two-year Spiritual Study four years ago through the North American Centre for Spiritual Living and is a registered Spiritual Practitioner/Coach. She has been an active member with CSL White Rock since 2005 and has enjoyed using her skills as a practitioner and board member.