Our Spiritual Director

Rev. Dr. Charles D. Geddes – President, Founder and Spiritual Director of Bridges of Wellness, Religious Science Minister and Practitioner

As our Spiritual Director, Charles has 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 was a part of establishing Focus Ministries for special ministries outside of traditional church/center parameters, which was carried into CSL. Bridges of Wellness is now aligned with the Emerson Theological Institute. He is a Founding Member of the annual Big Sky Retreat (in Montana) and serves as its Board Treasurer.  This retreat (in his 4th decade) and is the oldest ongoing New Thought Retreat in the world. 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.

 

Spiritual Counsel

The most valuable counsel emerges out of sacred listening. Charles brings his years as a New Though Practitioner and as an intuitive counselor into every session. The soul/sole priority of this counsel time is feeling safe and realizing you are not alone. In these sessions, Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 10.04.50 AMit is about being aware of the stories we are carrying forward and whether or not they support a greater view of ourselves.  The power of love and forgiveness for self and others is an essential part of the counsel work. Spiritual counsel is meant to remind you that you are the Victor of your life. Suggested fees are $50-$75 and no one is refused for the inability to donate. You can reach Dr. Charles at: Charles@BridgesofWellness.com or by phone at: (954) 530-6006

 

 

 

Board of Directors

Rev. Dr. Charles D. Geddes – President, Founder and Spiritual Director of Bridges of Wellness, Religious Science Minister and Practitioner

As our Spiritual Director, Charles has 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 was a part of establishing Focus Ministries for special ministries outside of traditional church/center parameters, which was carried into CSL. Bridges of Wellness is now aligned with the Emerson Theological Institute. He is a Founding Member of the annual Big Sky Retreat (in Montana) and serves as its Board Treasurer.  This retreat (in his 4th decade) and is the oldest ongoing New Thought Retreat in the world. 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.

 

Rev. Kent Barnard – Board Member, Teacher, Head of the Prayer Ministry Team, Religious Science Minister and Practitioner

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.

Marco Carrillo – Board Member

Marco has been interested in Metaphysical studies his entire life and has studied a wide range of teachings including the Science of Mind, A Course in Miracles, The Law of Attraction and Ho ‘onopono.  He has witnessed his own life transformation as a student of the many teachings in New Thought and Spirituality at Bridges of Wellness. Marco flavors his service with his own unique humor, curiosity and thirst for enlightenment. Currently studying through the “Bridges Campus” of the Emerson Theological Institute to become a Spiritual Practitioner, he is also on a path to incorporate the study of Reiki modalities to his life experiences.  Marco also serves on the Prayer Ministry Team.

New Thought Ministry

Rev. Dr. Charles D. Geddes – President, Founder and Spiritual Director of Bridges of Wellness, Religious Science Minister and Practitioner

As our Spiritual Director, Charles has 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 was a part of establishing Focus Ministries for special ministries outside of traditional church/center parameters, which was carried into CSL. Bridges of Wellness is now aligned with the Emerson Theological Institute. He is a Founding Member of the annual Big Sky Retreat (in Montana) and serves as its Board Treasurer.  This retreat (in his 4th decade) and is the oldest ongoing New Thought Retreat in the world. 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.

 

Rev. Kent Barnard – Board Member, Teacher, Head of the Prayer Ministry Team, Religious Science Minister and Practitioner

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.

Rev. Trish Fegan – Religious Science Minister & Practitioner

Reverend Trish Fegan is actively engaged in building the Religious Science and New Thought focus through teaching classes and participating in the Sunday Heart Gatherings. Rev. Trish is a minister of Religious Science, licensed by the Centers for Spiritual Living in 2009. She has served as a staff minister at the Fort Lauderdale Center for Spiritual Living and Senior Minister at the Miami Center for Spiritual Living. She enjoys teaching, speaking and leading workshops. Students are drawn to her enthusiasm for the Religious Science teaching and her engaging instruction style. She also manages the communications ecosystem for a large, global corporation.

Rev. Irene DeGroot – Religious Science Minister & Practitioner

Irene came into the Science of Mind teaching in August, 1973 while home from school for the summer. She then started on a new path of self discovery for the next 44 years. Became actively involved in the Fort Lauderdale church after graduating from Florida State University. She became one of the charter members for the Boca Raton Center and attended that center for 12 years while living in Boca Raton. Irene then moved back to Broward County and became a member of the Fort Lauderdale Center for 20 years. She received her minister’s license in March of 2005 and was ordained in November 2014. Irene is passionate about this teaching and will always be a seeker of Truth.

Our Practitioners

Rev. Scott Friedman – Reiki Master and Teacher, Reiki Circles and Reiki Certification Classes

Rev. Scott is a proficient and dedicated Reiki Master and Teacher with over 20 years of experience. His healing circles are powerful, fun and enlightening. He has brought his Reiki for You practice to Bridges of Wellness and hosts 2 weekly Reiki Circles, offers Certification Classes (All Three Levels), Private Reiki Treatments, a Gay Men’s HIV Support Group and Spiritual Counseling. Scott was trained in the traditional method of the Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Natural Healing. His intention is to help others, and to bring awareness to his community about the healing energy of Reiki. For more information on classes & workshop schedules, click here. To contact Rev. Scott, you can visit his website: www.ReikiForYou.org or call him at (954) 854-7937.

Rev. John Harold Moore – Teacher, A Course in Miracles

John is a Life Coach, Family Constellations Facilitator, Minister, A Course in Miracles Teacher, Writer, and Speaker. His life turned around in 2002 while studying massage therapy and energy healing at Educating Hands School of Massage in Miami, where he graduated at the top of his class. That same year a neighbor introduced him to Unity on the Bay, a New Thought church where he learned the power of self-love and prayer. He is grateful to these two organizations for helping him begin to see things from a different perspective. Two years later, during a mystical experience at a spiritual gathering near Tampa, John received the message, “Your presence helps others on their path of healing and wholeness.”  This clear, direct message resonated deeply in his soul and it has been his personal mantra and mission statement ever since. After receiving that message, John studied many spiritual traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Native American teachings, all of which he continues to incorporate into his daily spiritual practice. www.JohnHaroldMoore.com