BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Representing the congregation

Shaping the vision and long-term goals of the church


As the Board of Trustees, we recognize and embrace our responsibility to maintain the spiritual and financial strength of East Bay Church of Religious Science. We ensure the church is externally effective and internally efficient, preserve the ideals of openness, diversity and integrity that are its enduring heritage, and we create policy and direction for the Executive Team and church staff.

The Board of Trustees serves an essential function by developing and implementing policies and procedures that guide and support the business affairs of EBCRS. The Board also supports the ecclesiastical vision of our Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. Elouise Oliver, in her guidance of this spiritual community’s mission. We are charged by this spiritual community to perform our service with utmost diligence according to the highest ethical standards of community stewardship.


The board is currently meeting the third Saturday of the month from 10am-12 noon.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Arleen King, RScP ~ Board President

“If you change the way you look at things, the way you look at things will change…” ~Wayne Dyer

arleenking@gmail.com • (510) 301-0380

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. Arleen is currently a Senior Change Management Leader in the High Tech Industry, where she leads global teams around the world. She is inspired by the power of “change your thinking, change your life.”

 

 


Precious Green ~ Board Secretary

“I hear you, I see you, your life matters to me”

iamprecious@outlook.com • (404) 895-0209

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. Precious Leads the Membership Ministry and serves as our Board Secretary.

 

 


Reverend Celeste A. Frazier

As the Senior Minister & Spiritual Director, Reverend Celeste is an ongoing member of the Board of Trustees. She functions not only as a voting member but assures that there is a continuity of vision and accountability on the part of the Board.

 

 

 


Kuwaza Imara

“And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular, but we must take it because it is right”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

oakwestkma@aol.com • (510) 363-8123

Kuwaza was born in San Francisco, California. He has been a member of East Bay Church since 1998 and a Licensed Practitioner since 2009. After receiving his AA degree in nursing from Merritt College, he subsequently received his BA in Government/Political Science from Cal State Hayward (now California State University of the East Bay). Kuwaza has been active in the fight for social, economic and gender justice, participating in organizations for Black empowerment, feminist advocacy, and other organizations that supported the rights and empowerment of the LGBTQ community. Kuwaza has three grown children—a daughter and two sons, and two grandsons. He currently lives in Castro Valley.


Pat Baxter

A proud native of the Southside of Chicago, Pat has made Northern California her home since 1983. Moving to California after receiving her B.A. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, she held various sales/marketing and managerial positions in the High Tech industry.

In 2002 she decided to leave the corporate world and embark on her dream of business ownership. Today 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.

A member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. she has been active volunteering as Chair of her chapter’s youth empowerment and development program (Delta GEMS). Human trafficking and the vast injustices present in our prison systems are some of her many social concerns, and she has been active in bringing awareness about these matters.

An avid cook, she often gathers family and friends to break bread together. Family consists of her daughter (and fiancé), grandson, step-daughter, and lifetime partner. Cycling is another passion and over the years Pat has participated in many organized cycling events thru out the country. She has also cycled in Spain, Jamaica and South Africa. Her goal is to have the wheels of her bike touch every continent and a multitude of countries.


Tina Bathsheba Harambe ~ Trustee

“O God, Thou art my God; early will I seek Thee. My soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee”
~ Psalm 63

Tina Bathsheba Harambe is a practitioner, visionary educational leader and healing arts facilitator who displays compassion, commitment and service to transforming the quality of education in our nation as well as healing in our lives. Her compassion is apparent through a profound focus on the three pillars of holistic education; Mind, Body and Existence. Bathsheba leads our Events Portfolio.

 

 


Harriet Johnson ~ Trustee

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye”
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

hjchicagogirl@yahoo.com • (510) 534-8128

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. Volunteering has been a constant in Harriet’s life. Community involvement and giving back are important to her.

In 2017, Harriet joined the Board of Trustees to support the continued growth, legacy, and mission of our church. Harriet has 35-plus years of system analysis, project management, and training design experience.

She and her husband, Donald, have a young adult son, Aman, who recently graduated college. Harriet says that being a mom is the most rewarding gift in the world.

Harriet is the leader of our Sacred Service (a.k.a.Volunteers) Portfolio.


Robert Quintana Hopkins, RscP ~ Trustee

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”
~ Margaret Mead

Robert Quintana Hopkins has attended East Bay Church since 1999 and has been a Licensed Religious Science Practitioner (RScP) since 2009.
Robert’s professional background includes experience in Human Resources and Organizational Development. He is the the founder and principal consultant at Circles of Change and an associate at the Center for Strategic Facilitation where he trains courses on participatory facilitation methods.

In his free time Robert writes poetry and facilitates a monthly writing group called “Write to Heal.” Robert is earning a PhD in organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Robert leads our Strategic Planning Portfolio.

BOARD OBSERVERS


 Rev. Anthony Jackson ~ Prison Ministry

Posts_RevJRev. 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. He actively makes home, Hospital and Incarcerated visitations. He is the Pulpit assistant at least twice per month and has facilitated EBCRS annual holiday celebrations for the past ten years. He is currently leading the Prison Ministry and Membership Ministry.

 


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