Our Team

Rev. Chiedza Pasipanodya

Rev. Chiedza Pasipanodya is an artist, healer and educator interested in humanity, the sacred and the nature of creative expression. She is a trained New Thought minister and Metaphysician, a Reiki practitioner, a Yoga For Youth alumni, and graduate of Sacred Womens Centres International’s Sacred Leadership program. Within her communities, Rev. Chiedza has been committed to developing engaging, healing and transformational programming by creating spaces for youth and young adults to experience empowerment and mind-body alignment through creative expression. Chiedza a Curatorial Arts student at OCAD University, has directed, facilitated and programmed workshops and community happenings with Moyo wa Afrika Collective, Art of Shaman, and Manifesto Community Projects where she was Spiritual Arts Director for over two years.

Pastor David Lewis-Peart

Pastor David Lewis-Peart is a counselor, educator and consultant with a career spent working with individuals, and organizations around overcoming obstacles and developing capacity.  David is a graduate of York University and George Brown College where he trained in mental Health and addictions, as well as narrative research methods and effective community interventions. David is an ordained Metaphysician and New Thought Minister receiving instruction in Science of Mind and A Course in Miracles through Centre for Spiritual Living Toronto, and Pathways of Light Spiritual College. David has combined both his vocational training and ten year career in counseling and community work with his education in spiritual development and alternative healing arts. David has been committed to working with-in communities living in peripheral places to empower themselves and each other for individual and community-level change.

Othrr M. Peart

Othrr M. Peart is a curator, facilitator, and metaphysical minister in training who’s invested in feminine.  Her work is concerned with ritualizing space, sound, and bodies around concepts of the sacred, secular, sexual, and the shadow aspect.  Working primarily with womxn, LGBTQ, and POC communities in the social service sector, and more recently within the arts, as an educator and coordinator around the subject of sexual health and sexuality. Utilizing her education at George Brown College in Business Marketing and English Literature at York University she’s lead innovative projects at Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention, LOFT Community Service, LGBT Youth Line, director at Stud Magazine, and coordinated Woodgreen Community Services Rites of Passage Indaba. Blending her training in healing modalities and work in sexual health she is interested in the unfolding dialogue between sex and the sacred.

James Bailey

Coming from a musical family, James Bailey has always been an artistic individual with a natural creative drive. His father was a singer and musician, and his mother a singer in their church where she worked. James, has been performing in musicals, singing groups, and showing his artwork from a young age. While attending an arts intensive high school, where he majored in Visual Arts, James still performed in school musicals and music groups. James studied at Fanshawe College in London Ontario, where he obtained his diploma in Fashion Design. He also receiving the Hilton London Scholarship of Excellence in Fashion for best uniform design. While studying in College, James was still involved in music – performing at open mics and fund-raisers in the city of Toronto. He performed at the Black CAP (Black Coalition for Ads Prevention) 3rd annual Joyful Giving fund-raiser. Presently, James is working with Sunset Service as their Music Coordinator. Alongside his musical partner Kyle Carlos, he is pursuing his music career in Toronto.

Aina-Nia

Aina-Nia is an initiate of a number of Western African traditions including the Akan and Yoruba, as well as being an ordained New Thought-Ancient Wisdom Minister having graduated from Inner Visions Institute where she received instruction from her Spiritual Mother ‘Iya’, Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant. Aina-Nia is the founder and facilitator of Sacred Women Circles International and the Sacred Leaders Mentorship Program. Aina-Nia is presently a Program Manager for a leading Toronto Not-for-Profit and is a current fellow of the Canadian Women’s Foundation Leadership Institute.

Reverend Barbara Schreiner-Trudel

Reverend Barbara Schreiner-Trudel was born and raised in Calgary, Albert. She began her ministry in 1998 in Vernon, BC as the Pastor of the Okanagan Centre for Positive Living and served there until July 2000. In September of 2000, Rev. Barbara founded the Centre for Spiritual Living, Toronto, she served as Spiritual Director until July 2011 and now serves as co-pastor of Verity Centre for Better Living.  She is the guest speaker for several new thought centres in Ontario and facilitates workshops around Canada and the US. Barbara is also the founder and CEO of Joy Here and Now and her ministry, Moms Matter, is focused on the well being of moms and children. Given her history as a teen mom, a single mom and an abused woman she brings a positive and healthy approach to making life changes that last.  Barbara is the author of “30 Days to Joy” and is currently writing her second book. Barbara currently serves as a volunteer member of the African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO): Campaign Committee.

Vilma

Vilma has provided service as an intuitive counselor and spiritual healer for nearly fourty years, as a trained metaphysical practitioner for over a decade, and most recently as an ordained Interfaith Minister offering her expertise in intercessory prayer and spiritual mind treatment.

Chris Leonard

Chris Leonard is a community worker and facilitator providing training on grief and loss, resiliency and restorative practices. Chris has worked with survivors of sexual violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, women in prison, bereaved youth and mothers who have lost children to gun violence.   She is a consultant with The AIDS Bereavement and Resiliency Project Of Ontario and a Zen shiatsu therapist who brings mindful awareness to her work of ‘holding space’ to help facilitate individual and collective change in community.

Kemba

Storyteller, healer and spoken word artist, Kemba is a graduate of the anitafrika! dub theatre residency program and the inaugural Sacred Women Centres Mentorship program.

Ingrid Hart

Ingrid Hart is a Spiritual Life Coach-Personal Development Consultant in Toronto. A graduate of the spiritual and holistic Coaching program at Transformational Arts College, Ingrid has over 40 years of life experience with over a decade spent in performance arts as a film and television actor. Ingrid combines life coaching, metaphysics, spiritual arts and the fundamental concepts of authentic and powerful performance to empower others into taking the centre stage of their lives and to shine brilliantly. Ingrid’s coaching style feels like getting a “makeover of the mind”. From frustration and confusion to clarity and intentional living, Ingrid’s coaching keeps you in constant awareness of what you are choosing to believe about who you are and what your potential in life truly is. Ingrid is a lover of travel, deep house music and has particular interests in the mystical powers of the mind.  One of her personal projects includes producing and starring in the on-line series, Urban Enlightenment! – The Travel Show With a Fresh Perspective.

Carolyn Douse

– Graphic Design

Jason Lieu

– Videographer/Photographer

Cheryl Wilson

– Senior Volunteer Support

Jeff Tanaka

– Senior Volunteer Support / Member-At-Large

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