About Us

We are a welcoming community that embraces many spiritual paths. There is no dogma here. No one will tell you what to think or how you should act. Our community celebrates diversity. We believe in freedom, personal accountability, and mutual respect.

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Our Founders

Drs Kenn and Deborah Gordon founded the Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna in 1993. Since then, the community has grown to include many staff ministers, spiritual coaches, and a vibrant community of members.

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Dr Deborah Gordon

Spiritual Director

Dr Deborah brings a profound depth and wisdom to her role as the Spiritual Director with 35 years of study of the Science of Mind. She oversees the spiritual programming and pastoral aspects of the community, and she provides leadership to the practitioners and staff ministers. Dr Deborah brings grace and compassion as a teacher, leader, and speaker. She has served in many roles with the global organization, Centers for Spiritual Living.

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Rev. Corinne Crockett

Assistant Minister

Reverend Corinne Crockett has been a licensed minister since 2014. She has served as our Board president, head of practitioners, Compassionate Care Team coordinator, Wednesday mid-week service coordinator, part of our Education committee, on our Ceremonies Committee and coordinator of Tom’s Jam night. The focus of her Master’s thesis was spirituality and healthcare.

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Barbara Samuel

Musical Director

Reverend Barb brings an energetic and heartfelt connectedness to Sunday Services as our Musical and Artistic Director. She oversees guest musicians and special services with her Co-Director and husband, Neal Klassen. About once a month, Barb leads Soul Food Sunday, a service filled with uplifting music and inspiration, and Neal shares amusing anecdotes through Science Corner.

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To awaken humanity to its spiritual magnificence.


A world that works
for everyone.


To provide spiritual tools for personal and global transformation.



We have an amazing group of licensed staff ministers who support the spiritual leadership of the Centre. They teach classes, lead workshops, give inspiring talks, and work one-to-one with congregants to assist them in discovering the magnificence within.

Licensed ministers are qualified to perform a number of functions. Not only are they licensed practitioners, they also provide spiritual (pastoral) counselling and care. They are registered with BC Vital Statistics to perform weddings, and other rites of passage ceremonies.

Photo (left to right): Rev. Jeanette Vinek, Rev. Barbara Samuel,

Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Corinne Crockett, Rev. Melody Bailey, Rev. Diane Hockey (absent from photo: Rev. Gwen Smith)
Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022

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Barbara Samuel

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Gwen Smith

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Melody Bailey

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Corinne Crockett

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Jeanette Vinek

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Diane Hockey


Spiritual Coaches

A spiritual coach or licensed practitioner is trained in the art and science of positive prayer (also called spiritual mind treatment).

Practitioners see the divine magnificence in every person and know the greater good in every situation. They are committed to their own spiritual practice and they are in service to others. Let them support you in finding the divine truth in your current situation. If you are facing a challenge in your life; if you are feeling lost in any way; or if you just want to be reminded of the greatness within you, consult a spiritual coach.

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Wendy Condie

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Joanne Marie

Barb Duffy

Irene Kowalchuk

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Barb Duffy (LOA)

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Pauline Weninger




"Teach and practice, practice and teach – that is all we have; that is all we are good for; that is all we ever ought to do."

— Ernest Holmes


Board of Trustees

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Dr Deborah Gordon

Spiritual Director

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Rev. Jeanette Vinek


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Ann Lotwin

Vice President

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Rev. Melody Bailey


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Margaret Timuss



Blair Wilson


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Prayer Request

Spiritual support is available to you at any time. Contact us to express your need. Your request is sent to our licensed practitioner team who are delighted to support, serve and pray with you.

Know that the moment you seek a better experience the healing has already begun.


We welcome volunteers with immense gratitude! Participate in making our Sunday Celebrations great by helping us with the following.​

Do you have ideas for running special interest groups? Contact Dr. Deborah Gordon at revgord@shaw.ca or Rev. Corinne Crockett at corinne_crockett@telus.net.

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