The Center for Spiritual Enlightenment
Sharon Rogers is a student with the Morris Pratt Institute pursuing credentialing in the ministry. In addition to becoming a minister her goals include becoming a Certified Medium, Commissioned Healer and most importantly a National Spiritualist Teacher. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors for the CSE as the Treasurer. Sharon’s spiritual path led her to the Center of Spiritual Enlightenment in 2010 to help people help themselves in pursuit of their spiritual path.
Susan found CSE through a meditation class in 1996 and became a member the following year. She chairs and serves CSE in a healing capacity as well. Recently Susan began the MPI ministerial course. A few years ago, Susan retired from the U.S. Department of State where she served as a Foreign Service Communications Officer. During her career she worked at embassies in Central America, Western Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Karen Clark-Stone serves the CSE as a member of the Board of Directors and the Membership Committee. In addition to serving as a CSE student healer, Karen is a Reiki Master, a certified Level 1 and 2 Spring Forest Qigong (chee-gong) Instructor and certified Spring Forest Qigong Healer. She leads a qigong practice group that meets at the CSE. Karen volunteers as a Reiki Practitioner at the Virginia Hospital Center Reiki Program for Oncology patients. She’s also a faculty member and volunteer at the Institute for the Advancement of Service in Alexandria. Karen is a retired Registered Nurse, having last served as an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health nurse at the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Rev. Rosemary Calderalo
Rita O'Connor is a member of the Pastoral Committee here at CSE. She is an NSAC ordained Spiritualist minister who has served CSE for many years, both on the board and as a speaker and healer. She was first attracted to Spiritualism by the phenomena, but it was the philosophy that led her to become a minister. Rita has a background in education and in IT, with degrees from the University of Maryland. Rev. O’Connor co-authored A Book of Spiritualist Prayer which is available through the NSAC bookstore, and her articles are published occasionally in The National Spiritualist Summit.
Melody Krafft holds a B.S. and M.A. degree in psychology and has studied Spiritualism, Mediumship and Psychic Sciences at the Arthur Findlay College in England, and at the Spiritualists National Union Church and School of Mediumship, The Journey Within. She is a member of the International Absent Healing Team through the Inner Quest Foundation in Victoria, Canada.
The Rev. Dr. Rosemary Calderalo is an NSAC ordained minister and holds the NSAC credentials of certified medium, commissioned healer and National Spiritualist Teacher. She is a member of the Morris Pratt Institute as well as a member here at CSE. Among other volunteer work, Rosemary serves as the General Secretary for the International Spiritualist Federation. Her focus on healing first brought her to a Spiritualist church in 2006; she has served churches throughout the country and recently for the first time internationally at Seafordspirit Centre in the UK. Rosemary holds a doctorate in adult education and consults with nonprofit organizations on resource development. Originally from New York City, she now lives in Pasadena, MD.
Carol Caesar is a life-long Spiritualist originally from California who began attending development classes when she was eleven and studied under physical medium, the Rev Anna Franz until she was eighteen. In college she started her own “Home Circle” and upon graduation, moved to our area. She has been a CSE member for twenty years and has served since 2004 as speaker, healer, chairperson, orientation class teacher, and often leads the Friday Night Meditation Hour. She has completed her MPI coursework and Pastoral Skills Training towards becoming a Commissioned Healer and Ordained Minister. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner; prompted due to caring for family members with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. She enjoys studying Spiritualist history, cooking organic foods, and being married. Her motto is, “Thankful for Every Day.”