Board of Directors
Rev. Dr. Charles D. Geddes – President, Founder and Spiritual Director of Bridges of Wellness, C.S.L. Minister
As Spiritual Director, Charles has 44 years of ministry and served on the Board of Directors of International Centers for Spiritual Living (now Centers for Spiritual Living). He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree for his many contributions and years of service in 2004, as well as being acknowledged as Minister of the Year. Under ICSL, he established the Phoenix Bridge program for Ministers in transition between positions and Focus Ministries for special ministries outside of traditional church/center parameters. He is currently on Leadership Council for Focus Ministries. As early as 1988 Charles was leading an ongoing HIV Support Group in West Hollywood CA. He is a Founding Member of the annual Big Sky Retreat (in Montana) now in its 40th year serving as its Board Treasurer. Charles is an inspiring and motivational speaker. His workshops and classes are about awakening the “Mystic” within us, that teacher and inner counselor that is ever present as we invite It. His vision for humanity is for all to realize that the inner work we do, ripples out to the world for healing and transformation, and this is the “call” of Bridges of Wellness.
Reverend Kent Barnard is currently developing a Bridges of Wellness Prayer Ministry team. He was licensed as a minister of Religious Science by Centers for Spiritual Living in 2004, and was ordained and recognized as a lifetime minister in 2011. Kent’s ministry shares his love of playful ease and simplicity through daily use of Universal Principles. Students are attracted to his work by his successes in life and his fun and interactive teaching style. He is an accomplished speaker, spiritual coach, and Centers for Spiritual Living Minister. He is also the developer of “Soul Play” and a Registered Nurse with a background in adult learning theory.
Steven Elliot – Board Member
Steven is an expert in many of the teachings in the Law of Attraction. He has expanded his passion for manifestation of dreams and desires with intensive study of Mind Mastery, including the practice of The Work by Byron Katie. Steven has been a student of the Science of Mind and A Course in Miracles for over 15 years. This metaphysical teaching introduced him to deep meditation and the power of the subconscious mind. Steven has dedicated himself to maintaining and practicing this knowledge as well as teaching other like minded seekers.