Our Spiritual Director, Rev. Jennifer Berkeley has studied New Thought and Ancient Wisdom for more than 25 years. She lives by Principle and practices what she preaches. She grew up in The Bronx, NY and moved to Los Angeles in her early twenties. There she began investigating new ways of thinking and practical spirituality. She was trained at Agape International Center with Michael Bernard Beckwith and Nirvanna Reginald Gayle. Upon returning to the East Coast she began her ministerial training at Center for Spiritual Living in Morristown, NJ. After serving in Morristown for 4 years as the staff minister she began her own work in South Orange, New Jersey where she lives with her husband and two dogs. She has been the Spiritual Director at Rockland CSL since 2013.
Our Leadership Council is elected by the membership. They serve to support the Center and act as stewards to the congregation. They bring varied skills, background and experience. Council meetings are usually open and scheduled one month in advance.
Rev. Jennifer Berkeley - President
Debbie Whalen - Secretary
Stacey LoSacco, RScP - Vice President
Jane Takis - Member
Cheryl Reuben - Member
Sus Rachouh - Member
Michelle Ruiz, RScP
Leadership Council Advisors
Jan Shaheen, RScP
Any Leadership Council member or advisior can be contacted at email@example.com
Our Leadership Council
We are blessed with five amazing Licensed Practitioners: Michelle Ruiz, Melissa Moorer-Nobles, Sylvia Romero and Stacey LoSacco.
Michelle (top left) serves as a remote practitioner from Texas. She is the practitioner to the Board and responsible for handling all online and written prayer requests from members and friends of Rockland CSL. With her not-for-profit experience, Michelle also works to research the possibility of grant procurement.
Melissa (top middle) is one of our resident practitioners and can be seen most Sundays in service at our celebration, teaching classes and workshops as well as supporting the many events that take place at the Center. She also conducts a quarterly gathering SIP (Spirit in Practice) where she combines Principle (Truth) with practical tools for daily use.
Sylvia (top right) joined the practitioner core in December 2016 and moved to Florida in 2017 where she serves the Center as a remote practitioenr. Her focus is on bringing a vital Visioining Practice and Core to the Center.
Stacey (bottom left) has recently joined the Leadership Councel. She will be serving at the Center sharing her love for the teaching in a variety of ways including providing administrative support and working with Rev. Jennifer on special projects. She is also serving Asbury CSL in an outreach capacity by leading visioning once per month for this newly forming Center.
Jan (Bottom Right) has been with Rockland CSL since its insception. She is a cornerstone of the Center. You can see Jan almost every Sunday, serving in a multitude of ways. She is currently serving on the World Ministry of Prayer for the CSL Organization as well as being a Leadership Councel Advisor for the Center. Her greatest joy is to know the truth and serve Spirit.
All are available on phone or in person for Spiritual Mind Treatment. Each practitioner sets their own fee.
Our community is friendly, fun-loving, supportive and interdependent. We come together on Sunday, for classes and workshops and other events that take place inside and outside the Center. It is not unusual for you to find us at a local street fair, fundraising for a local organization or kayaking on the Hudson River. We are a group of diverse individuals that believes there is One Mind and One Source. We honor the Truth of each other and support that truth in play and praise.
On any given Sunday we have live music that is inspiring, moving and touches the soul. Our live music is a sponsored event. If you are interested in sponsoring live music on an given Sunday contact Jan Shaheen, RScP.