Our Board of Trustees

Arleen King, RScP

Arleen King, RScP

Board President

Arleen has been a member of East Bay for over 20 years and has been a Licensed Practitioner for 5 years. She served on the Board of Trustees for 6 years.

Harriet Johnson

Harriet Johnson

Vice President

In 1981 Harriet relocated to Oakland, CA from Chicago, IL. She was invited to attend an East Bay Church service back in 1995 and has been attending ever since! East Bay’s spirit, SOM teachings, music, culture and fun wrapped in wisdom and love captured her heart. Harriet has been an active member of East Bay Church since 1996.

Precious Green

Precious Green

Board Secretary

Precious Green began attending East Bay Church not long after moving to Oakland from Atlanta, Georgia in 2012. She has been an active member since 2014 and credits her Five Gifts instructors with encouraging her to step up and share her talents with East Bay.

Kuwaza Imara, RScP

Kuwaza Imara, RScP

Kuwaza was born in San Francisco, California. He has been a member of East Bay Church since 1998 and a Licensed Practitioner since 2009.

Pat Baxter

Pat Baxter

Pat is a financial advisor and owner of REAP Legacy, Inc. located in Oakland. She was introduced to SOM in 2001 and joined EBCRS in 2003. Since 2007 she has been an active and consistent volunteer in the EBCRS Tape Ministry.

Robert Quintana Hopkins, RscP

Robert Quintana Hopkins, RscP

Trustee

Robert Quintana Hopkins has attended East Bay Church since 1999 and has been a Licensed Religious Science Practitioner (RScP) since 2009.

Mary Allen

Mary Allen

Mary Allen is an exceptional member of East Bay Church of Religious Science, a center for spiritual living. Over the past 9 years she has volunteered in several ministries which include the Women’s Ensemble, the Youth and Family Ministry and the Young Adult Ministry.

Grantland Bailey

Grantland Bailey

Board of Trustees

Grantland Bailey has been a member of the East Bay Church since 2013. He lives and works in Oakland where he has owned and operated his State Farm insurance Office since 2002.

Noadiah Eckman

Noadiah Eckman

Noadiah Eckman started attending and being transformed by the teachings at EBCRS in 2006. Professionally, he is a geologist and owns Eckman Environmental Designs, Inc a consulting and design firm that specializes in the regulatory portions of land development.

Sherri L. Grier, RScP

Sherri L. Grier, RScP

Sherri L. Grier is a Licensed Professional Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in the Youth and Family Ministry facilitating successful youth groups here at the East Bay Church of Religious Science.

Reverend Anthony Jackson

Reverend Anthony Jackson

Board Observer

Rev. Anthony has been a member of EBCRS for over twenty years and an Assistant Minister for five years. He is involved in community outreach programs, consisting of positive communication, visitation of incarcerated youth and adults. He is active in Pastoral care which consist of visitation of the sick and shut-in.

The Board is Currently Meeting the Third Saturday of the Month from 10am-12pm

Become a Church Leader

Join the Board of Trustees

Serving as a Board member is a rewarding experience that includes the following responsibilities:

  • Attend all regular and specially called meetings of the Board of Trustees
  • Represent the board as a liaison to one or more church ministries
  • Consult with staff regarding the operation of the church
  • Listen to opinions and feelings of the congregation and reflect the sense of these conversations in deliberations within the board, ministries and committees
  • Learn about all facets of the church such as the different ministries it supports, the activities of committees, the needs and responsibilities of staff, short- and long-range planning, and the budgeting process

Being a pledging/tithing member of the church

History of church involvement

Ability to express one’s own opinion, listen carefully to the merit of those held by others, and work toward consensus

Willingness and ability to devote time and effort necessary to conduct the church’s affairs effectively for the duration of the term

Patience and commitment

Trustees serve one to three year terms. The congregation each year in March elects new trustees to the board. In September, the Trustees Nominating Team collects applications and interviews interested board candidates to select a slate for election by the congregation. Candidates who replace Trustees at term’s end are presented to the Board for approval. If you would like more information on becoming a Trustee, contact the church office.

The Board of Trustees typically meets on the third Saturday of the month at 10am in the Fellowship Hall. Minutes of each board meeting are available upon request.

Board Application

If you are interested in joining the Board, please fill out our application form, below, and contact the current Board President:

Arleen King, RScP
Send Arleen an email
510.301.0380

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