Northwest New Thought Conference

12th Annual Northwest Conference

The Best of the Northwest... and beyond!

An amazing array of New Thought Spiritual Leaders will be speaking throughout the weekend!

Friday Evening - October 6

 Rev Dr Barbara Leger

Rev David Robinson

Saturday Morning - October 7

 Rev Savanna Noelle

Rev Linda Reppond

 Rev Angelica Jayne Taggart

Saturday Evening - October 7

 Rev Elisha Christopher

Rev Angelica Jayne Taggart has been a Religious Science minister since 1986. She founded the East Hawai’i Center for Spiritual Living on the Big Island of Hawaii where she served until 2000. Following a Call from Spirit, she moved to Vancouver, BC where she served for 10 years. Again in 2010 her vocation took her to become the Spiritual director for the Center for Spiritual Living Baltimore, MD. In August, 2014 she moved back to the land of her birth and became the Spiritual Director for the Eureka, Calif. Center.

Rev. Angelica has served the Centers for Spiritual Living organization as the chair of the Online Practitioner Team, a new minister’s mentor, a member of the publishing team, sacred practices team, and various other committees. Most recently she was a Regional Support Coordinator for the Northwest Region of the Mainland.

Rev. Angelica is an animal lover and an avid reader and writer. Her 1st book And So It Is … a Book of Uncommon Prayer was published in 2013 and is available through Amazon.

Rev. Angelica is also world traveler who has been to 10 countries visiting ancient sacred spaces. In 2013 she co-led a spiritual tour to Ireland with Rev. Kathleen McKern Verigin of Anam Cara tours, for 13 powerful women. In Spring, 2023, they took a tour to Scotland.

Rev. Angelica considers her whole life to be a Grand Spiritual Adventure and is so proud to be a CSL minister and part of this global spiritual community.

Rev. Elisha Christopher is the Spiritual Director and Senior Minister at the Center for Spiritual Living Santa Cruz. Rev. Elisha began their career in Spiritual Leadership while serving in the innovative Berkeley and Oakland young adult intentional spiritual community called The Launching Pad. It was a thriving residential site where young people could affordably live together and support each other learning mindfulness and communication skills while tending to an open door ministry. (2010-2017)

In addition to their work with East Bay young adult Spiritual Communities, Rev. Elisha was singled out and chosen as a younger person to be trained by Dr. Jean Houston, as part of the JeanHouston Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Initiative.

They were mentored by this self-styled spiritual leader and propagator of the Self-Help and Human Potential Movement.

Study and mentoring with Dr. Houston would form a foundation for Rev. Elisha's capacity as a visionary teacher and communicator. Later Rev. Elisha served as a "trainer of trainers" in the Jean Houston Foundation. Rev. Elisha was then selected & sponsored to receive ministerial training at the Center for Spiritual Living (CSL) training program in Santa Rosa, California where they were trained as a young minister to serve in the international network of nearly 400 CSL groups worldwide.

Rev. Elisha has served as a speaker and guest minister on-line and at many CSL centers in the Western United States. Their emphasis has been teaching skills for transformative living and exploring ways to unite spiritual living with nature awareness & climate change remediation. Rev. Elisha is also known for their innovative curriculum, classes and workshops and their original work called “SYNTHESIS.” Synthesis is an emergent new look at New Thought principles through the critical lens of today's issues, and bringing many before unseen connections to light. Rev. Elisha calls “SYNTHESIS” a “Now Age, Next Thought Philosophy” that brings Spiritual Principles into practical application in one’s life.

Rev. Elisha's method of combining story-telling, music, drumming, and ceremony in their weekly worship services at CSL Santa Cruz has found an universal appeal with people of all ages in Santa Cruz and beyond.

Rev David Robinson  is a man in love with God and wanting to share that love. He currently serves as co-chair of the 2023 Global Themes Team, after several years serving on the team. Rev. David is the Senior Minister at CSL Olympia, WA, since 2017. He spent three years each with Lewis Clark Valley CSL and CSL Redding, CA. He is the happy father of two delightful daughters and the grandfather of Theo – named for both God and the chocolate company. Rev. David loves inspiring people through talks, classes, workshops, and retreats. When away from CSLO, he enjoys cruising in his Miata with the top open, dark chocolate, gardening, walking, and music

Rev. Savanna Noelle is a speaker, teacher, and relationship coach. She started her spiritual path at the age of 16 years old in Denver, CO at Mile Hi Church. Savanna supports people in their discovery of healthy, connected, conscious intimate relationships and worthiness.

An ordained minister with a Master’s Degree in Consciousness Studies, Savanna has been a guest speaker at events in London, Vancouver, and Cairo. Over the last 18 years, she has taught hundreds of students with her signature classes and workshops across the world. You may have seen her face on the cover of the February 2015 edition of the Science of Mind magazine where her article, 'The Sacred Amidst the Shadow" was featured. She is based in Seattle, WA. 

Dr. Barbara Leger is a student of life, mother, grandmother, author, coach, ordained minister and founder of several non profits including TEMENOS CSL (19 Years in Ukraine). Now, CSL affiliated Focus Ministry, ‘Golden Path of PEACE’, in partnership with ‘WE Stand for the Future’, Ukraine NGO co-created with former practitioners and staff, created The Understanding PEACE Project’. This project incorporates the universal nature of our teaching in values-based education in the public schools of Ukraine with 5000 students, 250 teachers and 90 schools in the past 18 months. Products and programs are being developed for interactive websites, phone apps and support systems reducing wartime stress and trauma experienced by every Ukrainian.

Rev. Dr. Linda Reppond lives in Ashland, Oregon, as a mostly retired CSL minister. While no longer working in a full-time ministry role, Dr. Linda remains a fierce advocate for young, emerging spiritual leaders: as a mentor and coach, as an honored elder at events, and Chair of ReGeneration, the scholarship fund for young people entering ministry.
Dr. Linda was the founding minister of the Launching Pad, a dedicated young adult church in Centers for Spiritual Living. For over ten years, the Launching Pad, with locations in Berkeley, CA, St. George Utah, and Ashland, Oregon, served as a magnet for conscious young adults who chose to live in community and be supported in deepening a personal spiritual practice and a community of peers who are living their truth and loving their lives.

The vision for this ministry grew out of Dr. Linda’s previous work as the Managing Director for International Youth and Family Ministries for Centers for Spiritual Living. A lifetime of work with teens and young people preceded Dr. Linda’s entrance into ministry. She served as director of the National Runaway Switchboard, President of the National Network for Youth, and Executive Director for Seattle Youth and Community Services, Special Olympics Washington, and other charities
Dr. Linda received a Masters in Consciousness Studies at the Holmes Institute in San Diego. She received her Doctor of Ministry at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. She currently serves as the Youth Minister of her home church, CSL Rogue Valley in Medford.