President: Reverend Richard Jelusich, Ph.D.
Reverend Richard Jelusich, Ph.D. is an author, teacher, strongly gifted spiritual energy healer, experienced international speaker who has produced 22 episodes of Metaphysics 101 for educational television. Rick brings exceptional healing and teaching gifts; he trains, supports and guides over 490 healers throughout the US and Canada. His skills in supporting connection and inspiration of remote healers will be invaluable. Richard blends energy work, spirituality and science within his workshops, public speaking events and private sessions, and continues to offer new ways to demystify metaphysics. Richard is a core faculty member at the California Institute for Human Science and on the board of directors.
Vice President: Reverend Ayleen Augstine, D.C.
An empathic intuitive healer since childhood, Rev. Dr. Ayleen has performed healing work in eight countries across four continents. After graduating from chiropractic college in 2004, She began formal training in indigenous traditions and a variety of energetic healing modalities, including becoming a Reiki practitioner in 2005 and now a Reiki Master. Currently the associate Pastor of the Center for Creative Living, Dr. Ayleen strives to educate regarding the benefits of healthy life choices for the body, mind and spirit. She is also the author of Frequencies, co-author of Tapping Into God, an international radio personality and teaches courses in Druidic traditions and Earth-based spiritual practices.
Treasurer and Trustee: Minister Bob Hostetter
UCM became my Church thirty years ago when I found the wonderful Center for Infinite Growth, led by Tom and Mary Garry. The loving, psychic, and healing people of this church filled my life with new joy and growth. In addition, Meditation Intensives with Siddha Yoga, and many week-long Buddhist Silent Meditation Retreats have greatly deepened my personal connection with Spirit. All of this spiritual opening have helped me grow from being a successful 42-year electronic engineer with two satellites systems in space to becoming a 10-year Centre for Living With Dying volunteer and more recently for 2 year Hospice of the Valley volunteer. I am currently a Licentiate Minister in training with my sponsor and teacher Rev. Tom Garry.
Secretary: Reverend Carol Fitzgerald (appointed)
Carol returns to UCM's Board at this critical time, bringing with her the inspiring and useful skills and principles of Compassionate Communication. She has agreed to take a role heading the new Committee for Member Relations; developing guidelines and procedures that will support our vision of an even stronger climate of kindness, connection, and understanding, among our members. Carol will also help us to reconnect with one of our founders, her great uncle, Reverend Byron Fitzgerald, UCM's second president and the author of our still utilized, A New Text of Spiritual Philosophy and Religion; as well as our Minister's Service Guide.
Trustee: Reverend Michael Genzmer
Mike is an Ordained Minister (Tao Christian) with UCM. He is on the board of two UCM charters, Center for Infinite Growth and Golden Light Institute. Mike taught Qi Gong/Tai Ji as an Associate Professor at Five Branches University, a Traditional Chinese Medicine institution. He has also taught Tai Chi and Chi Kung at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. He earned distinction as a senior instructor, with 15 years of traditional Tai Chi Chuan lineage training at the Academy of Martial Arts in Santa Cruz. Michael is a senior instructor of Tai Ji (over 25 years) for the Living Tao Foundation based in Gold Beach, Oregon. He was a scientist and Senior System Engineer with Lockheed Martin Space Systems (25 years), building spacecraft and ground systems.
Trustee: Reverend April Lussier
Rev. April Lussier, a dedicated metaphysical seeker since 1977 moved to California and in 1982 joined UCM charter Center for Infinite Growth community and presently is an active member UCM charter Center for Creative Living. She became a UCM Licentiate Minister January 1996, ordained April 2005 and earned a Bachelor of Theology Degree in 2008.
Rev. April Lussier is a Crone Wisewoman, Shaman, Metaphysician, Divine Energetic Healer, community activist and Sacred Ceremonialist.
Her ministry includes Spiritual Counseling, VortexHealing® Divine Energetic Healing, Hawaiian Shamanic Sacred Touch, Women Sacred Retreats, and Intentional Sacred Ceremonies for Rites of Passage, Divine Feminine/Goddess Spirituality Sabbats, and facilitation of monthly community peace meditations.
Trustee: Reverend Sean Imler
Sean has a healing, hypnotherapy and life coaching practice, “Blue Bear Healing” and teaches meditation, spirit communication techniques, shamanism, as well as principals held in quantum theory and how they all converge with eastern philosophy to describe our reality. He’s a musician with a deep interest in Native American medicine, and supports ceremonies in various states with his large song repertoire. Having worked in the tech sector of Silicon Valley for many years, he has team building and collaboration skills. With his computer and technical expertise, he is also the webmaster for the UCM web site.
Trustee: Reverend Lynn Rogers
Rev. Lynn Rogers MA was born in Berkeley, grew up in Menlo Park, active in the Civil Rights (S.N.C.C.) and Peace Movements as a teen. She joined the youthful Family of Man Esoteric Studies group in San Jose in her 20s, mentored by Jessica Madigan, Edgar Cayce’s feminine interpreter. Rogers learned to give life readings, classes and lectures from the Cayce ideals of Christ-like service and metaphysical self-knowledge over many lifetimes. In 1983 she found an opportunity to express these teachings at UCM after ordained by Rev. Tom Garry in 1986. In 1988 she took a BA from Antioch University; since then has written 12 illustrated books, including Edgar Cayce and the Eternal Feminine, based on her 1991 graduate thesis at Cayce’s Atlantic University. Today she teaches Creative Writing, offers Akashic Readings and leads a monthly (fourth Tuesday at Headquarters) service.
Trustee: Reverend Sheila Everett
Rev. Sheila R. Everett has been a UCM Minister since 2011. She has worked with hospitals in New York and California where she coordinated Clinical Research Trials in Neurology, Oncology, and Interventional Cardiology. Simultaneously, Sheila served as a Volunteer Telephone Crisis Counselor, then Volunteer Trainer and Mentor for Suicide and Crisis Service of Santa Clara County in California. She has given many community presentations on Suicide Education and Prevention. Rev. Everett was also a Volunteer and, later, held a staff position as Volunteer Coordinator and Trainer, for the Centre for Living with Dying in Santa Clara, California. She has participated in many community Crisis Interventions for both Suicide and Crisis Service and The Centre for Living with Dying. In addition to presentations on Suicide, Sheila has also given training classes and community presentations on Grief and Bereavement. Sheila currently works for Sojourn Hospice in San Jose, California, serving as Bereavement/Spiritual Care/Volunteer Coordinator as well as Staff Educator. Sheila joins the Board of Trustees of UCM with optimism and intention to offer her life experience, presence, intuitive gifts and diverse perspective to the goals and mission of UCM.
Advisor to the President: Reverend Mary Garry
Reverend Garry has been a UCM Minister since 1986, sponsored by her husband Reverend Tom Garry. In her history with UCM she has served on the audit team in 2012, was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2012, where she has served as Annual Conference Chair, 2008, 2012,2013,2014 and 2015. She also served on the Interim Committee post Reverend Clark's retirement; as President from 2013-2014, and is currently vice president.
Her educational background: Diploma in Nursing, BA in business, and Masters in the UCM education program. She has served in multiple offices in her professional organizations, local, state and National. While employed by Hewlett Packard served as a Governors’ Employer representative in Workers’ Comp reform negotiations. Served on Non-profit Boards, particularly on the Centre for Living with Dying.