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Reverend NADENE ROGERS
Interim Senior Minister
After graduating as a licensed Religious Science Minister in 1997, Reverend Nadene Rogers felt honoured to join the Calgary Centre for Positive Living, as Staff Minister.
Five years later, she poured all her energy, experience and heart into the Calgary JOY of Life Centre, as its founding senior minister. Following her retirement from the pulpit in December 2015, Rev. Nadene followed her heart, relocating to West Kelowna.
Last year, she discovered an enjoyment of ministry on the road, touring throughout the States and Alberta as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. Rev. Nadene’s passion and dedication to Centres for Spiritual Living have compelled her continued service as Chair of the CSL Phoenix Bridge Committee, developing support and resources programming for ministers going through times of challenge and change.
As an incurable multi-tasker, Rev. Nadene is, also, a member of the CSL Ministers and Practitioners Licensing Committee (policies and procedures) where she conducts formal ‘Exit Interviews’ for all ministers leaving their letters of call. Dedicated to the well-being and creative expression of the human spirit, Rev. Nadene has led seminars and workshops for schools, businesses, and organizations for the past 35 years. The Teens of Distinction Society, The Seniors DREAMWISH Foundation & The Really Useful Theatre Clown Alternative Institute are other heart-held career offspring which have been founded out of Rev. Nadene’s dynamic and entrepreneurial spirit!
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 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 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.
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.