Making healthier lifestyle choices
The mission of the EBCRS Health & Wellness Ministry is to promote healthy lifestyle choices and practices to enhance the quality of life for congregants by providing spiritual counseling, health information, interactive workshops and resources focusing on awareness, education, prevention, services and referral.
Members of the Health & Wellness Ministry include Spiritual Practitioners, Health Conductors, Health Professionals and Wellness Practitioners who represent Western medicine, natural healing modalities and holistic health practices, and partner with local, national and international humanitarian entities to contribute to the healing, health and wholeness of the individuals and communities we serve.
The Health and Wellness Ministry meets on the third Monday of every month at 6:30pm. For more info please email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org Our Team
Health and Wellness Survey
Love and Blessings for continued good health!
As we make our way through these unprecedented times, we want to check in with each of you and learn about how HWM can support you with the information and resources you need.
Please complete our survey by following this link and take a proactive approach to your health and well-being. This survey is intended to be your sounding board with HWM. It will help guide us as we plan for and implement a safe and secure environment before reconnecting in-person.
Together we are East Bay Strong.
Meet Our Team
Zee Lewis a retired Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. I have been a member of EBCRS/CSL since 2001. I have been a longtime choir member with the Mass Choir and Women’s Ensemble.
I joined the Health and Wellness Team about 2 years ago, because I have a lot of world class wisdom and knowledge to share, in addition to being a lifelong learner.
Kuwaza Imara, RScP
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.
My name is Lola Pratt. I am an Oakland Native, Army Veteran and a proud member of East Bay Church for at least 20 years. I baptized my God daughters, got married and had a homegoing memorial service for my Mom. My entire family has been to this church. I love my Church, I’ve been on the Black History/Kwanzaa Committee for over 10 years. I have my own mobile Notary Public signing service, and a Toastmaster. In addition I have worked in the community as an Inspector at voter polling sites for over 10 years, continuing the Legacy of my Mom with “Cherish your Life” Education, Training and Resources.
Currently I am a 2019-2020 AC Care Connect Family Fellow. My new day to day part-time job with Alameda County is as a Healthcare Service Trainee. I love spending time with my family and cooking.
Julia Flynn, CMT
As a wellness life coach I specialize in transforming unconscious beliefs that hold us back from opening more fully to a healthy, whole Life. I am grateful to be a part of the Health and Wellness team, serving our community with practical tools for increased physical, emotional, mental well-being.
Shonette Steiger, MSN, BSN, RN, PHN, earned her Master’s of Science in nursing from Sacramento State University and bachelor of science in nursing from San Francisco State University. She has 29 years of comprehensive nursing experience and currently teaches Obstetrics and Public Health Nursing for SFSU. She holds a public health nurse and credentialed school nurse certifications. She is a maternal, child, community health advocate, who promotes health equality. As an experienced Labor & Delivery nurse, she assists families to safely prepare for and deliver their newborns and implements community support through her business, Sacred Oshun’s Birth & Doula Service.
Stacy started attending East Bay in 2017 and officially became a member in March 2019. Stacy has worked in the Social Services field for over 20 years in various capacities, such as Family Advocate, Child Care Facility Inspector, Homeless Outreach Coordinator, Foster Youth/Adult Case Manager, Workshop Facilitator, Program Manager and her current role as an Employment Specialist. Because she has such a strong passion for connecting with people it led her to join the Health & Wellness Team in which her talents could be best utilized.
“Health is the state of the body. Wellness is a state of being”
~ J. Stanford