Pacific Northwest New Thought
Rev Dr Kenn Gordon
Friday Evening - September 28
The Best of the Northwest -- and beyond!
An amazing array of New Thought Spiritual Leaders will be speaking throughout the weekend!
Saturday Speakers - September 29
Rev Terry O. Shea
Rev Terry O. Shea was, until very recently, the Spiritual Director of the Centre for Spiritual Living White Rock. Prior to his return to his native B.C. he was Pastor of the Sierra Center for Positive Living in Nevada City, California. Rev. Terry is a student of Rev. Marilyn Knipp, Pastor Emeritus of the Celebration of Life Centre in Vancouver.
He is a former Trappist monk, a student of Zen Buddhism, and more recently Head of Religious Studies and lay Chaplain at Vancouver College. Throughout his life he has continued to supplement his already extensive spiritual education and broad background in spirituality. Prior to his retirement as a Minister with the Centers for Spiritual Living, he was an educator, a businessman, an independent business owner, a transit operator and a deckhand on a tug. He is also a nationally certified rowing coach.
Rev Larry King
Rev Larry King recently celebrated his 11th anniversary as the Senior Minister/ Spiritual Director at the Portland Center for Spiritual Living. A third-generation Oregonian and longtime Portland resident, Larry completed his BA in English and Theater, as well as an MBA in Business – all from University of Oregon. He spent 20 years in management with the telephone company before deciding to take leadership and commitment into his spiritual life.
Of his ministry, Rev Larry said, “I love teaching – in classes, from the platform and in counseling sessions. When a person really begins to understand their innate power and grace, they are set free. Our teachings are so powerful! Being a witness to such spiritual growth is priceless. I also like ‘being there’ for people who are in the midst of chaos. I’m a great listener and that’s often all that’s needed.”
Rev. Kimberly Hawkins is the Spiritual Leader of Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley in Medford, Oregon. She has been a counselor and teacher in secondary schools both in Massachusetts and Arizona. Kimberly counseled both at-risk adolescents at Phoenix Job Corps and college bound students at Phoenix Country Day School. She also spent ten years in television news as a reporter, morning anchor, and writer/producer of television documentaries and specials, primarily for the local PBS station in Phoenix. Nominated for a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for her documentary about homeless children, she received an Emmy for her children’s video aimed at reducing the number of Arizona children who drown each year. In 2006, she became a licensed Religious Science Practitioner at New Vision Center for Spiritual Living in Scottsdale in Scottsdale. In 2013, she graduated from the Holmes Institute School of Ministry with a Master’s Degree in Consciousness Studies. For two years, Kimberly served as a staff minister at Namaste Center for Spiritual Living in Long Beach, where her sister, Kristin Hawkins, was the founding minister. In 2015 Kimberly moved to Medford.
Rev Kimberly Hawkins
Rev Dr Kenn Gordon is responsible for bringing to the world the teachings of Science of Mind®, also known as Religious Science. As Spiritual Leader of Centers for Spiritual Living, it is his goal to help awaken humanity in order to create a world that works for everyone. Toward this goal, Gordon travels the world speaking with everyone from government and religious leaders to individual seekers about ageless spiritual principles that have been passed down through millennia and synthesized in the teachings of Science of Mind by its founder, Ernest Holmes. In 2009, Dr. Gordon spoke at the Parliament of World Religions in Melbourne, Australia, along with the Dalai Lama and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. In the same year, his book, Mind & Manifestation, was published. He also contributes regularly to Science of Mind magazine, published by Centers for Spiritual Living.
Rev Abigail Schairer is a vibrant minister, dynamic speaker, and compassionate spiritual counselor. She says she is inciting a global Love-olution by awakening people to their spiritual magnificence and radiant essence. Inspired by the collective potential of women, she birthed SisterSpirit Women’s Retreat in 2008. She continues to facilitate this annual retreat in California, empowering women to live fully in their authenticity, allowing their love, creativity, and spirituality to heal themselves and the world. In 2011 Rev. Abigail graduated from the Holmes Institute of Consciousness Studies with her master’s degree and ministerial license. In 2012, Rev. Abigail founded Center for Spiritual Living Peninsula. Recently, in July of this year, Rev. Abigail was hired on at Center for Spiritual Living, Seattle as Associate Minister, partnering with Rev. Dr. Kathianne Lewis to take the community to the next level of their growth. In 2017 Centers for Spiritual Living recognized her powerful and impactful work with the emerging leaders in the organization by bestowing her with the global Youth Champion award.
Rev Abigail Schairer
Rev Dr Bob Deen
Rev Dr Bob Deen, DD is leading Centers for Spiritual Living Midtown Atlanta after spending the past four years as the Professional Education Manager for Centers for Spiritual Living and President of Holmes Institute. A Religious Science minister since 1995, Dr. Bob received his ministerial training from Dr. Kennedy Shultz in Atlanta. He has served Centers in Florida and California prior to ten years as Senior Minister for the Greater Philadelphia Center for Spiritual. Dr. Bob holds several degrees: a bachelor in Education, Masters in Church Music, Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Divinity Degree. He brings a rich background in ministry having been first licensed as a Baptist Minister at age 19. His interests cover a range of spiritual traditions and philosophical systems of thought. Sometimes referred to as a weaver of spiritual traditions, Dr. Bob understands the Science of Mind teaching of Dr. Ernest Holmes as the lens through which all others can be understood. He brings a deep belief in principle as presented by the Science of Mind, along with wisdom, humor, and love to his ministry.