Youth and Family

Our Mission

East Bay Youth and Family Ministry is a sacred space for families to grow and thrive. Using the principles of New Thought, we encourage all to realize their Personal Power and Oneness. Together we are the magic! Whew Hew!

Rev. Dr. Sherri Grier

East Bay is pleased to welcome Rev. Dr. Sherri Grier to our
Ecclesiastical Team, serving as our Youth and Family Minister.

Rev. Dr. Sherri Grier is a licensed Centers for Spiritual Living Minister with a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Emerson Theology Institute. She has been a member of East Bay Church for over 30 years. In addition, Rev. Sherri is a licensed Professional Practitioner Emerita.

Sherri’s passion for mentoring, coaching, and teaching others has led her to work with individuals, families, young adults, and youth.  She is a seasoned workshop facilitator, teacher, and trainer who has served several of the San Francisco and Oakland public schools.

Sherri has taught various classes and workshops through Centers for Spiritual Living, empowering and training future leaders and guiding personal development. Sherri is also a requested speaker at Centers for Spiritual Living churches. She is also the Founder and Co-Director of Women’s Loving Heart Empowerment Circle, which is held once a month on zoom on the first Saturday of each month.

Sherri’s compassionate, loving Spirit, warm personality, and open heart is inviting to all she meets. When asked what her secret is to be accepting and loving of others, Sherri, with a twinkle in her eye, replies, “Live life like its, golden! Love like you’ve never been hurt, forgive, forgive!”

We are grateful for Rev. Sherri’s sacred “yes” to serve our Youth and Families of East Bay!

Exciting things are taking place in
Youth & Family Ministry!

Photo by JJ Harris

Our Youth & Family Ministry team is expanding and growing and lots of wonderful things are unfolding.

We currently are meeting on Zoom. In youth church, we use the CSL Youth Curriculum, as well as other resources that we feel are appropriate for the spiritual development of our young people. Other aspects of the ministry include special events, celebrations, outings, attending camp, quarterly parent meetings, choir & participation in delivering Youth Sunday Service. Some special projects include Spiritual Activism, Junior Toast Masters Club, Kwanzaa and CSL Youth Council.

We tailor a program designed to your child(s) needs based on their age/grade. Our children, teens and pre-teens program is available at 12 noon every Sunday. Service includes check ins, discussion, gardening, community building, meditation, yoga, prayer, energizers, on-line activities, music and movement. We encourage parents to connect their children to Sunday Morning services.

While sheltering in place, Youth Sunday is an opportunity for the youth to show who they are and what they learn during Sunday Service. On this day, our youth sing with the choir, share what they are discovering and how they will incorporate these discoveries into their lives, and/or show their creative expression projects.

We are grateful for what’s unfolding and expanding as our vision for our Youth & Family Ministry buds and blossoms. We say Yes! and look forward to having your families be a part of this East Bay Church Ministry.

Youth K – 5th Grades


High School

9th – 12th Grades


6th – 8th Grades

Photo by JJ Harris

Parent Involvement

We host quarterly parent meetings and we look forward to hosting regular family gatherings for participants to get to know each other.

Parent Support

Rev. Sherri L. Grier and Constance Slider Pierre bring a wealth of insight, skills and knowledge about parenting, life, love and faith. If you need to talk, have an idea, want prayer or coaching please reach out.

Want to Volunteer?

All volunteers must be EBCRS members, have a current live scan screening and have completed Foundation Class with EBCRS. We would love for you to join us. Please email Rev. Sherri L. Grier at or Constance Slider Pierre.


Keep up with what we’ve been doing!

Photo by JJ Harris

2020 Kwanzaa Celebration

Meet Our Team

Rev. Dr. Sherri Grier: Youth and Family Minister

Dr. Cynthia Chang, M.D: Youth Lead Facilitator

Constance Slider-Pierre: Board Trustee

Laverne Taylor: Snack Angel Coordinator

Reverend Dr. Sherri L. Grier

Youth and Family Minister

Reverend Dr. Sherri L. Grier

Rev. Dr. Sherri Grier is a licensed Centers for Spiritual Living Minister with a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Emerson Theology Institute. She has been a member of East Bay Church for over 30 years.

Dr. Cynthia Chang, RScP


Dr. Cynthia Chang, RScP

Dr Cynthia Chang is a practitioner for 15 years and is a holistic practitioner teaching mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and Tai Qi. She is currently available to see clients.

Constance Slider Pierre

Board Trustee

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.

Laverne Taylor

Youth and Family

Laverne Taylor

Laverne Taylor is EBCRS Youth and Family Snack Angel Coordinator.

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