The Board of Trustees is committed to serving the highest good of our spiritual community.
Trustees are elected by the congregation annually. The Board is committed to comprehensive, timely and open communication with the congregation. To contact any or all of the Board members, please contact us, phone (780) 469-1909, or send mail to Centre for Spiritual Living Edmonton 7621-101 Ave. Edmonton, Alberta T6A 0J6.
Julia Morris, Chair
Julia graduated from the University of Lethbridge with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in April 2000. She began her career working frontline as a Community Support Worker for people with disabilities, a Crisis Counsellor for women who have experienced violence and a Youth Worker for marginalized youth. She also volunteered on a crisis line in Lethbridge for three years. Julia moved into her first Executive Director role with the Edmonton Inner City Children's Project Society from January 2005 to February 2008 where she supported after school care projects for children 6-12 in inner city Edmonton. From March 2008 to May 2012 Julia worked as the Executive Director of Inner City Youth Housing Project (ICYHP) an agency that provides housing and support services for street involved youth 14-17. Julia then worked as the Manager of Programs, Services and HR for the Student’s Association of MacEwan University and engaged in entrepreneurial efforts focused on building engaged teams. In October 2014 Julia began working as the Executive Director of the Job Safety Skills Society an organization that has developed safety curriculum and support materials for high school youth in an effort to increase safety consciousness and dramatically reduce workplace injuries and fatalities.
Daryn Kemp, Vice Chair
Born and raised in British Columbia, Daryn received his undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria in 1994. That same year, the birth of his son brought him to Alberta where he went on to earn his Master’s Degree is Sport Psychology in 2000.During his time at the University of Calgary, Daryn began to see things in his life from a more spiritual place and began to ask the questions that many before him had asked, “What is this human experience really about”? Having a young family, Daryn worked several odd jobs before finding a fit in office furniture installations and eventually office furniture sales. This career path would eventually bring him to Edmonton and to the Course in Miracles teachings where immersing himself in the studies brought new insights and a grounded confidence in his spiritual truth. As it is with many spiritual awakenings, new doors began to open and Daryn made a major career change in the winter of 2011, getting into the world of commercial painting. This lead directly to becoming co-owner of Applied Colour, the company he had been working for. Daryn brings a strong work ethic, business integrity practices and much more to the board of directors and he is pleased to be of service to the spiritual community he calls home.
Audrey Kotelnski, Treasurer
I received my CMA, CPA in 2000. My career has included the ATCO Group, University of Alberta, and several other small/medium sized companies. I am now embarking on an entrepreneurial path for the next phase of my career. I am a mother of three teenage daughters and live with my husband on an acreage outside of Edmonton.
I have attended the Centre for a few years and appreciates the inclusive nature. I am interested in creating positive experiences for myself and other that expand our beliefs in what is possible.
Dr. Jennifer Bowerman
Born in Oxford England I obtained my her BSc in Sociology, later a Master’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and, after many years working in government organizations specializing in human rights, employment standards and safety services, a Doctorate in Management from Southern Cross University with a focus on Action Learning.
I am a teacher of Organizational Culture, leadership and learning, organizational behaviour, and international business. Always a strong challenger to the organizational status quo, one of my strengths is asking good questions. I have traveled widely and bring that experience to the Board of the Centre.
I have been a member of the Centre for Spiritual Living for approximately five years.
Elsbeth von der Burg
Being a CSL board member is one of many ways in which I can serve this community that has welcomed me with open arms from the very first time I set foot in the door in late 2015.
Born and raised in Switzerland, I have worked in a wide range of environments, with diverse groups of people, addressing all topics around people’s development and growth, as a facilitator, trainer and coach. I am passionate about finding the best possible solution for an individual AND the team or organization they belong to, keeping the overall vision in mind. My strengths include an ability to see possibilities and opportunities, a strong sense for networking, and connecting people with each other. After many years with PCL Constructors, WorleyParsons, and some Not-For-Profit experience, I am now enjoying my work as Talent Development Consultant with EPCOR Utilities.
Working with the CSL board is the next step on my spiritual journey and I am full of gratitude for this opportunity.
Dwayne Baker Henderson
Dwayne is an entrepreneur, speaker, online content creator, recovering graphic designer, husband and dad of two great kids. When asked — as a very young boy in Winnipeg — what he wanted to be when he grew up he always answered simply, “I want to be wise”. Having taken this desire for wisdom into adulthood Dwayne has been a voracious reader of great books on personal growth, leadership, spirituality and relationships and has witnessed hundreds of excellent talks on these subjects as well. Dwayne works hard to implement what he has learned into his life, career and interactions, knowing there is so much more to discover.
Since first attending in 2013, Dwayne has found the Centre for Spiritual Living to be his spiritual home and another source from which to learn. He is very excited for the opportunity to give back to CSL and its wonderful community.
I was born and raised on a farm in Saskatchewan. Graduated from University of Saskatchewan in 1963 and married Margie in 1965. My working career took our small family to a variety of places in Saskatchewan, BC, Texas and Alberta, landing in Sherwood Park in 1977.This has been home since then.
We began coming, my wife Margie and I, to CSL about seven years ago and have been grateful for a place for learning and spiritual growth. I’m enjoying retirement as well as our 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
Aleisha Cloutier-Parcels, Youth Adjunct Board Member & Secretary
Following in the footsteps of my parents and grandparents, I was a member of the Centre for Spiritual Living at birth – though it wasn’t until my teen years that I became an active member of the community. I discovered the Teen Group at 14 years old and immediately sensed I had found my spiritual home, and after graduating I came back to help facilitate the program for the next generation. I have been the Lead Advisor with the program since September 2015, where I humbly and gratefully have the opportunity to create a space where youth can gain the tools to empower themselves and live their highest truth through spiritual exploration and awakening. It is my great pleasure to be part of and in service to this beautiful community.