Board of Directors
President: 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.
vice president: tba
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.
secretary: amanda fayter
Amanda is a third generation Calgarian, and has been part of the Gateway community since 2017. Amanda has spent her life being both fascinated and scared by the world of spirits. Through continuous exploration and learning, she eventually found her way to the Gateway Centre. Through mentorship, workshops, development circles and the Gateway community, she has embraced her Spiritualism and mediumship. Amanda is excited to serve on the Board and help create opportunities for people who want to learn about Spiritualism and the incredibly supportive and welcoming Gateway community.
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.
DIRECTOR: Zhanna Korovina
Zhanna was born in Russia and moved to Canada in 1998. In 2017 she was introduced to Getaway Centre and learned more about world of spirit. Zhanna always believed in afterlife; her mother was a spiritual healer with a passion to help children. Zhanna decided to pursue the same path and as a first step she got her 1&2 degree Reiki with Claudia Orr (winter 2018) and became a member of Wednesday's "sitting on the power" circle in Gateway Center.
While studying and researching about spiritual world through workshops, circles and Getaway community, Zhanna decided to continue her study, and help others who wants to know about spiritualism. Zhanna is grateful to find the path that led her to the Gateway Spiritualist Centre and she is honored to be useful and support Gateway's philosophy and ideas.
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