Ric Backus and Lynn Chandler
Ric and Lynn draw from a range of traditions to honor spirituality in its many forms.
Jane Smith Bernhardt
Jane Smith Bernhardt is a writer, spiritual director, actress and portrait artist who has traveled extensively with her visual art exhibits, original solo dramatic performances and inspirational talks. In places as scarred as Auschwitz and Hiroshima, her passion has been to awaken our hearts to the possibility of loving global consciousness.
A graduate of the two-year Guild for Spiritual Guidance, she also completed a seven-year course in multi-dimensional healing through Greta Bro’s Wisdom Ways Mystery School. Years of preparation in spiritual listening have helped Jane explore the mystery of death itself, which can awaken both our greatest fears and our most inspiring possibilities. Receiving messages from her father after his death, Jane shared their extraordinary journey in her first book, We Are Here: Love Never Dies.
Reverend Robert Brzezinski
Rev. Robert Brzezinski holds a Masters in Consciousness Studies, is an Ordained Minister of Religious Science and considers himself a multi-passionate entrepreneur. His lifelong quest for Truth has led through various philosophies and communities. He finds himself at a unique crossroads of spirituality and social experience. Robert is the founding minister of the New Thought Media Network and currently serves as it Spiritual and Crative Director.
Robert is passionate aabout exploring the emerging experience of virtual community and personal development. He feels called to serve the evolution of human consciousness through various forms of entertainment, education, and community. Never one to hide his authentic beliefs, Robert approaches the experience of spiritual living with curiosity, reverence, and authenticity. He can be reached through his website: www.spiriteveolving.com or www.ntmedia.org .
Rebecca is a sound and vibrational healing facilitator, teacher, and host of community healing workshops and meditation group. Her certifications include: Reiki Master/Teacher, Soma-Energetics, Quantum Touch, Early Childhood & Elementary Education Teacher, and a Precious Metal Jewelry Instructor. In addition, she regularly uses therapeutic crystal bowls for vibrational healing with individuals and in groups.
Her work focuses on healing through raising one’s awareness/consciousness, balancing and integrating chakras, maintaining a consistently higher perspective, embracing a deeper love of self and compassion.
Dr. Guldal’s journey has led her to become a trained and spiritually adopted Indigenous Native American Medicine Person, A Sangoma (a South African Medicine Person), and a Spiritual Director and Leader of her own branch Sacred Circle with Oklevueha Native American Church.
She has a Masters Degree in Education and has a Ph.D. in counseling, psychology, and is a practicing psychologist. Her passion for bridging studies continued with a second Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Among her extensive studies, Dr. Guldal trained and mastered in Oriental, Tibetan, and Shamanic, and Body Medicine Therapies, including Acupuncture, Herbology, Naturopathy, Meditation, Yoga, Chi Gong, Chakra Energy, Chakra Balancing, Esoteric Healing, and of course many western systems of healing. Dr. Guldal has been blessed to be mentored and apprenticed by great Tibetan and Chinese healers, Shamans, Gurus, and healers from many faiths and systems. With special thanks to her beloved teacher Dr. Baskaran Pillai.
Her life course is defined not only by her titles and education, but more importantly, by the soul of who she is: an empath, a mystic, one who channels the ancestors and spirit guides, and an intuitive both by sight and as a healer.
Sandy came into this world as an open psychic channel and medium recalling past lives with verifiable accuracy as early as age 3. At 6 years old she had survived 2 near death experiences, the second of which she was able to fully recall. While this all may sound exciting, it would be short-sighted not to mention that each gift she possessed was needed to survive the trauma and abuse that defined her world for may years as a young person.
Sandy claims her greatest accomplishment to be walking herself out of trauma and into life as a fully functioning, thriving human being by listening to Spirit’s guidance each step of the way. Sandy describes herself as a possibilitarian, a creatuitive and a joyologist!! Today Sandy will share with you how EVERTHING we need is endoded within our physiology, our ‘True Nature’ and why retoring our connection to our bodies and to Mama Earth is of the ultimate importance if we are to heal our planet and our people.
Michael teaches, directs, choreographs, performs, and shares his transformational body/energy work internationally. A retired Assoc. Prof. of Theatre and Film at BGSU, Michael uses theatrical, educational, and energetic tools for personal and systemic transformation.
You can reach Michael at email@example.com
Karen is a practitioner accredited in the Journey Method. She loves seeing the look of peace and joy on her clients’ faces when they release old hurts, unresolved emotional issues, unhealthy beliefs, and traumas.
Carmen has been in tune with the spiritual world her entire life. She has ignored, repressed it and embraced it over the years. Carmen now focuses on helping others with their journey. She is a medium, non-traditional energy worker, herbalist and intuitive massage therapist.
Reverend Doctor Saroya King
The Most Reverend Dr. Saroya M. King is the founding Director of Ecumena Spirtual Center. Dr King remains a preacher and conference speaker focusing on the area of ministerial leadership both in the Church and Missions. She is an Affirmed Apostle of the Pentecostal and Apostolic Church, and a member of First Unitarian Church of Toledo, Ohio. She is often affectionately called, “The Resident Transendentalist.”
Sha has devoted herself to the betterment of the human community through the spiritual and educational process. She has been established as a ministerial mentor, and trainer. Dr. King has natriculated through a number of college degrees, including Doctoral degrees, (D.D) in Pastoral Care and Counseling, a Master’s Degree in Divinity and a Master’s degree in Eduction, and an enthusiast in aromatherapy.
Dr Saroya has one son, Benjamin Edward King and a daughter, Ciera Howard and a grandson, Benjamin Edward King II. She calls them, “her kids.” She has a plethora of nieces and nephew. She also has sons and daughters through her Ministry and looks forward to being blessed with more.
In my early 20’s, I studied all major religions and decided that everyone was trying to accomplish the same thing and that was connecting with their creator. None of the established religions felt comfortable or right for me. I spent 30 years in the healthcare system as a respiratory therapist and a sleep technologist.
In western medicine I saw many fantastic healings but something was missing. I always had a great interest in alternative healing so I pursued massage therapy. During my classes for massage therapy, I discovered Reiki and energy work. Nothing has been the same since.
It made everything make sense to me. I taught massage therapy, anatomy and physiology, and Reiki at Owens community college for many years. I have had a passion for energy healing, alternative medicine and anything metaphysical for 30+ years. I look forward to sharing with and learning from the CCL community.
Jerry Levin, Ph.D.
Jerry is a retired professor from Medical College of Ohio (now UTMC) and Mercy College of NW Ohio. He is also a retired massage therapist.
One of his favorite quotes comes from Richard Bach’s Illusions: “Here is a test to tell if your mission on Earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn’t.”
And so, he continues – as an author and a copywriter. Jerry is currently working on the first of several personal development/spiritual books: Affirm Your Life.
Jerry has been a student and teacher of New Thought philosophy since 1990. He enjoys discussing and sharing spiritual ideas that have practical applications.
Throughout his life Rainbow Eagle has been a teacher. He comes from a family of teachers, his mother was a gradeschool teacher, and his father (one of the first “full blood” Choctaw indians to graduate from college) was a music teacher. He teaches the traditional way, one-on-one through ceremony, storytelling and song. And he also teaches the “modern” way, with a Master’s Degree in Education and many years working in the public school system. Rainbow Eagle is also a licensed Mental Health Therapist and has worked to stabilize at-risk children and youth of all races to remain with their families.
As a Guest Speaker for numerous colleges and universities he has opened students minds and ears to a new sensitivity, a Native American spirituality that for years has been driven underground, hidden from public view. These teachings are now beginning to surface.
I’m passionate! About everything I do. What I do best is PLAY in the METAPHYSICAL world.
Crystals, plant medicine, angels, oracle readings, manifestation… Earth is a wondrous playground!
Lia creates a variety of holistic empowerment experiences through an alchemy of academic knowledge and divine inspiration.
Lia is the owner of Asherah’s Garden, a full service holistic boutique, in Bowling Green, Ohio. She has been teaching various subjects for over 20 years.
Barbara St. Arnaud
Who I am is possibly more interesting than what I’ve accomplished. I have been an explorer most of my life. I wonder about everything and even more about what’s next. This keeps me on the edge of possibilities. This also drove me to be one of the founders of CCL and one of the best things I ever helped bring into this planet other than my daughter Aimee. Another ‘best thing’ was my coffee shop, Heavenly Coffees, a true place of miracles. Now I’m onto writng a spiritual adventure for kids 8-12. It’s titled, The Magic Portal Diary. Look out world ’cause here I come!
Rev. Tony is the founder of The Miracle Center and New Era Network, a transformational training organization. He began his first two years of serious Spiritual study as a Baptist seminary student, made the leap into metaphysics and is currently working on his Doctorate in that field of study. He has been studying A Course In Miracles since 1983, and his unique, energetic and somewhat humorous teaching style enhances his ability to convey the seemingly complicated teachings of A Course In Miracles in a very simple, understandable way. The responses and participation of those who have attended Rev. Tony’s classes has been nothing short of enthusiastic.
Jody is a popular inspirational speaker, published singer-songwriter, recording artist and workshop leader. She is known for her warm, friendly personality, her natural ability to connect with her audiences, and her exceptional vocal talent. She writes powerful, heartfelt and humorous songs about life experiences that everyone can relate to. “My goal is to help people appreciate the simple things, enjoy the hourney, and find a way to embrace the challenges, using them as springboards to something amzing! When we allow ourselves to be totally authentic, we say yes to who we really are.”
Rev. Laura Topper
Rev. Laura Topper is a Centers for Spiritual Living Licensed Practitioner. She is the founder of the Immens Love Women of Power Alliance and has a weekly radio show on New Thought Media Network. Laura is rooted in the intention to bring women together globally to support their shared experience of supporting each other on the adventure of menopause, midlife, spiritual empowerment, emotional healing and entrepreneurship. She lives with her husband in Eastbourne, England.
Angela Hed Vincent
Angela is a certified EFT Master Practitioner and Reiki Master and also holds a Master’s Degree in Scupture. She owns True You Tapping and explores innovative ways of combing he passions for art and healing. Angela helps people who don’t fit into the boxes, who feel displaced, disconnected, lost, alone, burned out, overwhelmed, or weary find balance and true belonging so they can come at life from a place of inner strength and personal power.
Lori is a Spiritual Ecologist, a Systemic Family Constellations Facilitator, a Dreamworker and an artist/writer/dancer. Her work lies at the intersection of ecology and spirituality, it swims in the waters of the deep imagination and is nourished by the magic of biology and myth and reaches back in time to sit at the fires of the ancestors.
Spiritual living with a sense of fun, that’s the best way to describe Joe Zielinski. A student of the Science of Mind approach to spiritual living since 1985, Zielinski strives to combine the teachings of Ernest Holmes, with his experiences with martial arts (especially Aikido) and Eastern philosophy, the MultiFaith Council of Northwest Ohio and the Interfaith Blood Drive, and over twenty years as an adjunct instructor of business management and accounting at Owens Community College. Star Trek and Star Wars references are often peppered throughout his talks. Like the energizer bunny, he refuses to retire!