Board of Trustees

Rev. Richard Jelusich

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.
Rev. Mary Garry

Vice 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.


Bob Hostetter SMTreasurer: Minister Bob Hostetter (appointed)

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.
Rev. Carol Fitzgerald

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 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..
Rev. Michael Genzmer

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.

Barbara Richmond

Trustee: Reverend Barbara Richmond

Originally from New York, Barbara traveled to Mexico, Central America and South America where she lived for over 10 years before coming to California.  She worked with and learned from people living in extreme conditions of poverty and human rights abuse, and became an active participant in the Latin American Federation of Families of the Disappeared.  She obtained a Masters Degree in Social Work from San Jose State and has worked as a hospice social worker for the past 13 years, and a grief counselor for over 20 years, dedicated to providing service to the Spanish speaking community. This experience and work has offered a foundation for a commitment to guiding and accompanying others in conscious living and conscious dying.

Trustee: Reverend April Lussier

April Ordination picRev. 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 Deirdre Leighton

Deirdre Headshot Head onlyRev. Deirdre Leighton is an Ordained Universal Church of the Master Minister since January 2015 and Spiritual Balancing Practitioner since 2007.
Deirdre is a gifted Spiritual Intuitive, Advanced Reiki Practitioner, Munay-Ki Rites holder, Quantum Light Breath Meditation Facilitator and adept energy worker who has studied under Rev. Richard Jelusich PhD.; Mayan Shaman and Elder Miguel Angel Vergara;  Spiritual Shaman Doug Horne.
She believes we all have the power within us to not only  heal ourselves but also to heal the World.



Sean2dTrustee: Reverend Sean Imler

Sean has a healing 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, computer and technical expertise.


Rev. Debbie Uharriett

Advisor to the President: Reverend Debbie Uharriet

Debbie is a past president of UCM.  She has a B.A. in psychology and a Masters Degree in Counseling from Santa Clara University. She was a founding member of the Centre for Living with Dying, a grief counseling non-profit organization. Debbie worked for IBM for over 30 years retiring from the position of North American Warranty Returns manager in 2004. Debbie became part of UCM thru her mother, Reverend Christine Uharriet, an ordained UCM minister,gifted psychic and teacher. Debbie's ministry for the last 10 years has focused on conducting funerals,memorials and celebration of life services throughout the Bay Area.From Sept of 2013 to Jan of 2015 she served as Vice-President of UCM.

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