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.”

 

 


Bill Peg ~ Vice President

“I see the God in you”

Bill Pegg is a transplanted Brooklynite who has been meditating for over 40 years. He started coming to East Bay Church back in the early 1990s. He fell in love with the choir and the teaching that is so expressive of healthy spiritual values. Bill was invited to be on the Board because of his extensive business background, particularly his background as a real estate appraiser who has been active in the Bay area for over 26 years. To complement his business background and to develop new skills and refine old ones, Bill decided to become a certified executive coach and he is studying towards a PhD in leadership of healthy organizations. It is his intention and desire to provide service and support for the East Bay spiritual community. Bill leads the Tape Ministry & Bookstore Portfolio.


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.

 

 


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.


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.


Gabriel Ramos ~ Trustee

“God is”

gabrielramosone@gmail.com • (530) 632-1126

Gabriel has been a member of East Bay Church for over 10 years. During this time he started and directed a monthly meditation called Still in Oakland. Gabriel often leads meditation on Sundays, and he is the Director of the Latino Ministry (formally Spanish Speaking Ministry). The East Bay community and the Science of Mind philosophy have deeply enriched his life. It is his joy and honor to serve as a member of the Board.

Gabriel leads our Facilities portfolio.

BOARD OBSERVERS


Rev. Willa Barber-Johnson ~ Youth & Family Ministry

 willabegrace@att.net  • 510-292-6382

Posts_WillaRev. Willa leads the Education Ministry. Her role as Education Ministry Coordinator is to move Spirit’s vision forward through the creation and cultivation of a stellar Education Leadership Team. East Bay Education Ministry offers spiritual enrichment and life enhancement classes that promote transformational practices for awakening to, and living from, the fulfillment of our hearts desires and our greatest yet-to-be. Although she has only been a “Member” of East Bay since May 2014, she has known Rev. Elouise for several decades and members of the EBCRS community for some time. She believes It is so appropriate that she is in service at East Bay and she says feels it’s good to “be home.” Rev. Willa is an active participant on our ecclesiastical team where she facilitates a weekly minister’s conference call, serves as a ministerial representative on the Practitioner Leadership Core, and acts Pulpit Assistance at least one Sunday a month. She serves congregants through prayer and by providing spiritual counseling sessions.

 


 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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