Board of Directors
President: MORAG MACleod
Morag has been embracing the continuous development of her mediumship and Spiritualist education through sitting in development circles at The Gateway Centre and by undergoing training courses in both Canada and her native British Isles.
She volunteers as a medium at Gateway events such as T.G.I.F. and our Psychic Teas. She also regularly serves on the platform giving talks and messages from Spirit.
vice president: guilherme rizzoto
Gui has been a participant at the Gateway Centre since 2014, when he arrived in Calgary and joined the meetings in the Centre for the first time. He is a Spiritist, a belief that shares many concepts with Spiritualism, more than that he believes in the Fatherhood of God and Brotherhood of man and believes that we can all learn from the differences in our faiths. Most of his volunteer activities are performed within the services at the Gateway Centre, mostly as a speaker or chairperson, helping with the healing activities, and several times as a participant during the events held by the Centre. Gui considers the Gateway as a second home, and has great respect for the belief, the community and the Centre itself and is very glad to have a more active role in the collaboration and maintenance of the services and activities.
treasurer: Rev. jude winters, Bsc, msc
Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Rev. Jude Winters has enjoyed a life-long journey in the pursuit of meaningful knowledge and absolute truth in all things metaphysical. Rev. Jude has a B Sc. and a Masters in Metaphysical Sciences, and obtained her ordination in 2016 from Wisdom of the Heart Church in California, USA. While studying and researching world religions and the meaning of spirituality in today’s world, Rev. Jude’s focus shifted to finding a community of like-minded souls where her journey could continue in service to others. Rev. Jude is grateful to have been led to the Gateway Spiritualist Centre and is delighted to serve as a Director on the Board.
Director: Rev. Claudia Orr
Rev Claudia Orr had been the minister at the Gateway since 2008. She has been a Spiritualist for many years and was first ordained in the United States in 2007 and received her Canadian ordination from the Spiritualist Church of Canada (SCC) in 2011. Claudia previously sat for three years as Western Liaison for the SCC.
Claudia is a Spiritual Healer and teaches the church healing classes at the Gateway, she is also a Reiki Master Healer/Teacher, a Certified Reflexologist and a Crystal Bowl Sound Healer.
Rev Claudia is available for weddings, memorials, child naming services, as well as other ceremonies.
DIRECTOR: Elena Kolesnikov
Elena was born and raised in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia. Moved to Canada 2005. Became a bereaved mother in October 2016. Became a member of Gateway Center 2017. Became a sitter of "Sitting on a Power" meditation circle in 2017
Elena was spiritual all her life and never doubt the world of spirits. Since she can remember she has been in contact with her spiritual guides but she never had real training with mediums.
As a natural healer Elena found a great pleasure in Reiki studying (1&2 degree with Claudia Orr: winter 2018) and she practices Reiki whenever she can.
The death of Elena's son changed her life dramatically. Gateway Center plays a huge role in Elena's life now, and she would love to return the favour and be useful for the Center as much as possible.
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