REV. RAFE A ELLIS
Rev. Rafe is an Ordained Minister of the Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL).
He holds a B.A. in Social Work and Psychology from Warren Wilson College, an MBA-OD from American InterContinental University, an MA in Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute and a Certificate of Ministerial Education from Centers for Spiritual Living School of Spiritual Leadership. His ministry is enhanced by his secular professional experiences as a Social Worker, Fire Fighter, Emergency Medical Technician, Deputy Sheriff, business owner and lapidary artist; and informed by his 40 years of recovery from heroin addiction and alcoholism.
Rev. Rafe is a committed to living radical inclusion of every diverse expression of Creation. He is a member of Interfaith Nevada County, has spoken at several Black Lives Matter events, was a facilitator at a Memorial Service honoring the lives of Nevada County residents lost to COVID, and a facilitator of annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremonies.
Rev. Rafe has been an active member of Centers for Spiritual Living since 2003 serving as a Licensed Practitioner since 2008 and a minster since 2017.
Rev. Rafe has served the CSL organization as a member and Chair of the Diversity Inclusion Commission, a member of the Nominating Council, a member of the Lifelong Learning Steering Team, and a member of the Events Committee. He has facilitated workshops at the CSL Annual Convention, CSL Minister’s Gathering, and was a General Sessions Speaker at Asilomar SOAR.
REV. MADALYN WADE
Rev. Madalyn has been an active member of the Sierra Center for Spiritual Living since 2001, first, as a Licensed Science of Mind Practitioner, and then as a Licensed Minister in various roles over the years.
Rev. Madalyn is a California native, growing up in Thousand Oaks before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area. She has her B.A. in History from U.C. Santa Barbara, her studies took her to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and she earned a M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. After her years in the corporate world as a Human Resources Director and consultant, she received her Minister's License in 2006. Prior to that she received her Practitioner's License in 1996 after studying with Dr. Margaret Stortz. Rev. Madalyn served on the Religious Science International Board of Directors for three years and she served on the Integration Team bringing the United Centers and RSI into one organization, the Centers for Spiritual Living. Rev. Madalyn was ordained in April 2014. She has a certificate in Dream Tending from the Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a certified SoulCollage facilitator. When she is not teaching, Rev. Madalyn and Gary, her husband, love to travel around the world and come home to their mountain top home in Nevada City and their cat.
REV. LANI HOWARD
Rev. Lani Howard is a second-generation San Franciscan who graduated from U.C. Berkeley in History and got a Master of Science in Systems Management from the College of Notre Dame.
She worked for major California corporations first as a computer programmer, then a trainer, then as a software project manager. She found the Science of Mind in 1995 and became a practitioner and then received her 2nd Master’s degree from Holmes Institute when she became a minister in 2004.
She served as an Assistant Minister in Corte Madera until 2008 when she accepted the position of Senior Minister at the Sierra Center for Spiritual Living in Grass Valley.
She retired from that position in 2018 and is now a minister emerita at Sierra Center and her focus is on solving the climate change challenge.
REV. JULIA ROBLES SCOTT