The Board of Trustees is committed to serving the highest good of our spiritual community.
Trustees are elected by the congregation annually. The Board is committed to comprehensive, timely and open communication with the congregation. To contact any or all of the Board members, please contact us, phone (780) 469-1909, or send mail to Centre for Spiritual Living Edmonton 7621-101 Ave. Edmonton, Alberta T6A 0J6.
Stacey Berger, Past Chair
I started attending the Centre for Spiritual Living Edmonton in 2008 along with my husband, Jeff. Since then we have welcomed 3 incredible children, Anna, Aaron and Adele, into our lives and are delighted that they are growing up in this amazing community. I have a vast business background which has included mentoring entrepreneurs in all aspects of business including finances, business plans, marketing and human resources - assisting them in building their dreams. I have recently began my own entrepreneurial journey as a Certified Life Coach and owner of EverExpanding Coaching.
Deb Bodnar, Treasurer
The Centre’s teaching grasped me right from my first attendance in early 2014 and I found it so relevant to my everyday life. I am deeply grateful to have found a place where I can develop spiritually and improve personally. I have a beautiful adult daughter who is my greatest joy and who from a young age, inspired me to be a better person. We love to spend time together enjoying long walks in the river valley and over a great cup of coffee. As a Certified Management Accountant, I bring over 20 years of professional accounting experience to the Centre including not-for-profit organizations, municipal government and an international engineering firm.
Sandi Roberts, Trustee
I have attended the Center since I moved to Edmonton in 2001. I am so pleased to be a member of the board. I love being in service in several capacities and being retired so I can devote energy to this. I have led a full career life in the field of education as a teacher, school administrator, deputy Superintendent and in Alberta Education and Alberta Justice as a Consultant, Director and Education Leader.
My life is blessed with a loving family, husband Lyle, and three adult children and six precious grandchildren.
Julia Morris, Chair
Julia graduated from the University of Lethbridge with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in April 2000. She began her career working frontline as a Community Support Worker for people with disabilities, a Crisis Counsellor for women who have experienced violence and a Youth Worker for marginalized youth. She also volunteered on a crisis line in Lethbridge for three years. Julia moved into her first Executive Director role with the Edmonton Inner City Children's Project Society from January 2005 to February 2008 where she supported after school care projects for children 6-12 in inner city Edmonton. From March 2008 to May 2012 Julia worked as the Executive Director of Inner City Youth Housing Project (ICYHP) an agency that provides housing and support services for street involved youth 14-17. Julia then worked as the Manager of Programs, Services and HR for the Student’s Association of MacEwan University and engaged in entrepreneurial efforts focused on building engaged teams. In October 2014 Julia began working as the Executive Director of the Job Safety Skills Society an organization that has developed safety curriculum and support materials for high school youth in an effort to increase safety consciousness and dramatically reduce workplace injuries and fatalities.
Daryn Kemp, Vice Chair
Born and raised in British Columbia, Daryn received his undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria in 1994. That same year, the birth of his son brought him to Alberta where he went on to earn his Master’s Degree is Sport Psychology in 2000.During his time at the University of Calgary, Daryn began to see things in his life from a more spiritual place and began to ask the questions that many before him had asked, “What is this human experience really about”? Having a young family, Daryn worked several odd jobs before finding a fit in office furniture installations and eventually office furniture sales. This career path would eventually bring him to Edmonton and to the Course in Miracles teachings where immersing himself in the studies brought new insights and a grounded confidence in his spiritual truth. As it is with many spiritual awakenings, new doors began to open and Daryn made a major career change in the winter of 2011, getting into the world of commercial painting. This lead directly to becoming co-owner of Applied Colour, the company he had been working for. Daryn brings a strong work ethic, business integrity practices and much more to the board of directors and he is pleased to be of service to the spiritual community he calls home.
Dave Reid, Trustee
I was born in Trenton Ontario but have lived in Edmonton since 1967. I own a number of different companies, one of which is Action flooring. Action flooring has evolved into a family run business. All four of my children work in conjunction with Action Flooring. I also have four loving grandchildren who are also the joys of my life. In my spare time I enjoy traveling the world with family and friends. I found the Centre for Spiritual Living church though a friend back in 2014 and have been opened up to a new way of seeing things since. I am very glad to be a part of this community and have had had the chance to meet the people that I have.
Aleisha Cloutier-Parcels, Youth Adjunct Board Member & Secretary
Following in the footsteps of my parents and grandparents, I was a member of the Centre for Spiritual Living at birth – though it wasn’t until my teen years that I became an active member of the community. I discovered the Teen Group at 14 years old and immediately sensed I had found my spiritual home, and after graduating I came back to help facilitate the program for the next generation. I have been the Lead Advisor with the program since September 2015, where I humbly and gratefully have the opportunity to create a space where youth can gain the tools to empower themselves and live their highest truth through spiritual exploration and awakening. It is my great pleasure to be part of and in service to this beautiful community.