Previous NextGen Retreat ImagineersWe are so grateful for the support these individuals have provided over the years!
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Jovi Castillo | Retreat 2019
Center for Spiritual Living Simi Valley, CA | Jovi Castillo was born at Manila, Philippines before moving to the United States. Having spent a part of his childhood at a different country the culture shock was a defining moment to him to this day. Feeling like the best of multiple worlds he developed a spirit of adventure. Jovi loves to explore the unknown and at this particular part of his life, that unknown is within the community of Center of Spiritual Living, New Thought, and Next Generation. Though it may be a little unnerving, Jovi strives to bring joy and happiness to whatever he does and hopes to bring some fun and wonder.
At his spare time, Jovi enjoys to draw, read, and hike, when he is working, Jovi works for Fox and CBS Sports running Utility Cable for Football and Golf Games. As well as catering and craft service for the television industry.
Tony Richardson | Retreat 2019
Riverside Center for Spiritual Living, Riverside, CA | Tony Richardson was born and raised in California. He grew up living the church lifestyle whether his grandfather was officiating a wedding, his grandmother was playing the piano or organ, or his father was leading congregational music. At a young age, he knew his purpose in life was to be a minister. At the age of 11, he taught his first Sunday School class. This led to him speaking at youth rallies to up-to 600 teens starting at 13 years old. Additionally, he was a natural performer and sang with his family and in choirs, performed in theater, and plays multiple instruments.
Tony spent most of his life not only in churches, but as performer and speaker. He says that he has had many characters in my head my entire life. As I grew up, I held onto these characters. As a musical theater performer, they could sing, act, and dance. As a dramatic theater performer, they could show anger, confusion, and even cry. As a voice actor, they have become experts at promoting products and communicating to all audiences.
His experiences led him to be an AmeriCorps Ambassador where he developed spontaneous volunteer plans along with developing youth programs in Fresno, CA. This service lead him to work in disaster relief for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma in 2005 and even sent him to Banda Aceh, Indonesia where he provided humanitarian aid as a part of relief efforts to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. He furthered his career by working for organizations such as the American Red Cross and United Way.
Tony is now a motivational speaker and voice actor where his passions live. He currently is Director of Operations for United Way of the Inland Valleys and leads a production and theater ministry at the Center he attends. Additionally, he is on his Center’s finance committee and does “other duties as assigned.” With a calling for ministry, Tony is ready to enter Practitioner studies and then continue his work in consciousness to become a minister in divine time.
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Elisha Christopher Hayden-Berrios, RScP | Retreats 2017 – 2018
- Prayer and Visioning 100% 100%
Rev. Masando Mike Hiraoka | Retreat 2018
Rev. Masando Mike Hiraoka received his BA in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado -Boulder in 2004, was introduced to his Buddhist meditation practice in his travels to India through Naropa University’s Buddhist Studies program in 2003, and received a Masters in Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute in 2016. He has a monthly column, “The Art of Being Human” in the Science of Mind Magazine and is a member of CSL’s Diversity Commission, whose charge is to foster a greater culture Diversity & Inclusion within Centers for Spiritual Living.
Masando’s greatest passions include inter-faith and social justice ministry, finding that place where socially engaged participation and action can meet spiritual growth and the creation of greater communities of kinship and belonging.
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Jason Muraira | Retreat 2018
New Thought Center for Spiritual Living, Lake Oswego, OR In 2007, at age 23, Jason left his home town of Olympia, WA on a journey of spiritual awakening and self-discovery. He has since lived in Southern California, Colorado, and Oregon. Studying creative writing and literature in college, Jason nurtured his love for creativity and self-expression. He has extensive experience in the business world where he works as a corporate buyer, creative problem solver, and advocate of win-win business solutions. In his spare time, Jason enjoys playing guitar, hiking, reading, and writing. Overcoming an abusive childhood, early drug addiction, gang affiliation, and depression, Jason has developed a passion for personal growth and connection with Spirit. He seeks to serve humanity by unfolding his gifts and helping others do the same. Jason currently leads the Young Adult Group at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
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Jeffon Seely | Retreat 2017
Spiritual Living Center, Atlanta, GA Raised at the base of the snow capped Wasatch Mountains in Holladay, Utah, Jeffon Seely is a speaker, entrepreneur, community leader, author and family man currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. Standing upon Mahatma Gandhi’s message of “being the change he wishes to see” Jeffon is committed to shining a light of hope, peace and power into every environment he enters. On a mission to empower One Million Minds, Jeffon has spoke with students in Seattle, entrepreneurs throughout California, spiritual communities in across the southeast and held workshops as far away as Roatan, Honduras.
Troy Marjenhoff, RScP | Retreats 2015-2017
Launching Pad I love creating space for people to unwind, relax, and hear the truth of themselves. Crafting retreats is one of my passions! I love helping people to feel more at ease, aligned, in harmony, and inspired. I graduated from the University of Florida with my BA in Religion. There, through work with Shands Hospital’s Arts in Medicine’ program, I fell in love with ‘Spirituality in Healthcare,’ and in the power of creativity and the arts in the healing process. I’m now a yoga teacher and a licensed CSL Practitioner at the Launching Pad. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I am especially fond of dance (free style, and West African in particular), soul friends, and breakfast.
Kristine Anderson | Retreat 2015
Launching Pad, Berkley, CA Kristine is a third generation metaphysician. She first discovered Religious Science at Inner Light Ministries Santa Cruz. She fell in love with the CSL community, and it has been her joy to be a teen advisor for many years. Kristine has served CSL in many different capacities, and is excited to help rebirth the new version of the Young Adult Retreat. What appeals to her most about this philosophy is the incredible people she has met in this movement, and how they have used these principles to transform their lives and the world. Kristine currently lives in the Bay Area, and is finishing Prac 2 at Launching Pad Berkeley. She loves having deep conversations about what people feel called to do in this world, and she loves supporting and encouraging people to use these principles to follow their hearts and live their dreams. Kristine is a bona-fide beach girl and loves to recharge by traveling and visiting great friends (many of whom she’s met at CSL camps over the years).
Rev. Elizabeth Rowley | Retreat 2015
Rev. Elizabeth Rowley became a Practitioner in 2007 and a licensed minister in 2012. She answered the call to ministry as the senior minister in Vallejo in 2013, prior to founding the Center for Spiritual Living Benicia later that year. She believes that through the use of a daily dedicated spiritual practice, transformation can take place in ease and grace with little or no resistance in the external world; and loves to assist others in bridging the gap between who you were, who you are, and who you are becoming. The spiritual awakening process! She is a compelling, and charismatic speaker and teacher known and loved for her practical, down-to-earth approach to spirituality. You may find out on one Sunday she is joyfully pursuing the path of patience following a recent 20 minute wait in line at Peet’s coffee, and the next week you’ll hear about her facing her fears in a flying trapeze class. She enjoys traveling, especially to India, silent meditation retreats and other high spiritual practices; is very passionate about outdoor sports like water skiing, snow skiing, cycling, mountain biking and has also been known to enjoy extreme sports such as the flying trapeze and sky diving. Rev. Elizabeth has left a mark of joy and service in each position she has occupied on her journey from the Corporate world to Ministry. Elizabeth is a visionary, charismatic leader; creative, passionate, genuine, authentic and above all, a people person. She lives her ministry and walks the talk. Ministry is the fulfillment of her lifelong dream. She’s thrilled about spending time with the Next Generation of Spiritual Adults and co-creating the space for growth and expansion as we all continue to step further into the Truth of who we are while making an impact in our own lives, those around us, our communities, and the world.
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