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Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is part of the larger “Leadership Team” that includes our prayer practitioners, ministerial and administrative staff. The Board is comprised of members of our spiritual community who bring their special skills and talents in service to the larger circle of our Center. They serve as servant leaders in working with the large group of volunteers who assist us in every facet of our organization.

Trustees are elected for a three-year term; two to three Board members are elected annually by the membership. The Board is committed to comprehensive, timely and open communication with the congregation.

To contact any or all of the Board members, please e-mail, phone (360) 734-4160, or send mail to 2224 Yew Street Road, Bellingham, WA 98229.

Meet the Board

President – Dr. Andrea Asebedo
Dr. Andrea is fond of saying that the Board and the Prayer Practitioners are the two wings of a “beautiful bird” symbolizing the Center, and we need both for the Center to fly straight and true. She brings over 30 years of Board experience to her role.

Vice-President – Susan Given-Seymour
Susan brings years of practice in co-creating programs to our Center. She currently heads up our main fundraising efforts through the umbrella of our Events team.

Treasurer – Sandy Zeitel
Sandy serves the Board and our larger community by working closely with the Finance and administrative team to ensure our financial house is running smoothly. As an experienced bookkeeper, Sandy brings her expertise to our budgeting and goal-setting endeavors.

Secretary – Deb Dole
A gifted artist and musician, Deb recently joined the Board after serving as an Adjunct for a year. She is serving as liaison to one of the largest teams at the Center, the “Sound/Music” team.

Shila Moa
Shila is the liaison for our Connections/Welcoming team. Since 1998, she has been providing holistic healing services to clients worldwide and has and exceptional skill in using divine guidance for healing.

Donna Gawron
Donna is the Bookstore liaison, scheduling shifts for our friendly Bookstore volunteers. She also assists with the Budget Committee and works behind the scenes helping our highly popular Gourmets for Good team match winning bids to dinners.

Heather Smith

Heather Qualey
Heather is the liaison to our Ushers team and is also on our Budget Committee.  She brings 25 years of experience in the financial/analytical industry.

Dan Dittrich

Adjunct Board Members – We encourage those interested in Board service to sit with the Board for a year before being elected so they get familiar with the ways we serve. We currently have two delightful adjunct members.

Wendy James
Ron Steiner
Anaria Surratt
Ken Wood