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Charita Hill-Avent
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Charita Hill-Avent

Charita hails from the East Coast and discovered East Bay Church in 2011 upon relocating to the Bay Area. She credits her renewing of the mind and deep spiritual growth from the teachings and education received at East Bay Church.

Constance Slider Pierre
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Constance Slider Pierre

Constance Slider Pierre is the Organizing Director at The Utility Reform Network (TURN), a public interest law firm specializing in regulatory and legislative energy and telecommunications advocacy on behalf of consumers.

Reverend FranCione, Ph.D.
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Reverend FranCione, Ph.D.

Rev. FranCione, Ph.D. is currently East Bay Church Interim Minister. She is Minister Emerita, Oakland Center For Spiritual Living (OCSL) and 30 years Minister, (CSL) 2016.

Talia Taylor
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Talia Taylor

Talia Taylor is an Instructional Designer passionate about helping others to develop the skills needed to achieve their personal and professional goals. Born in Berkeley, California and raised throughout the State by elders from the South, Talia has developed a diverse palette of perspectives.

Michelle N. Blakely MA
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Michelle N. Blakely MA

Michelle became a member of EBCRS in late summer 2018 and knew she had found her spiritual home after years of searching. Volunteer experience at EBCRS includes work in the Bookstore; Kwanzaa Committee; Black History Committee; the 46th Anniversary Gala: co-Lead Silent/Live Auctions; Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL) voting member representing EBCRS for the selection of CSL’s new Spiritual Leader and EBCRS new Minister Nominating Committee.

Caitlin Smith
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Caitlin Smith

Caitlin began to fold her love of plants into her career after she began attending East Bay and took Foundations about eight years ago. She has taken many classes in the Landscape Design and Horticulture program at Merritt College, and has worked in many special gardens, including the Sunset Magazine test gardens in Sonoma.

Noadiah Eckman-West
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Noadiah Eckman-West

Noadiah Eckman-West 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.

Robert Quintana Hopkins, RscP
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Robert Quintana Hopkins, RscP

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

Pat Baxter
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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.

Precious Green
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Precious Green

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.