Meet the
Soul Evolution Collaborative
Board of Trustees

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Rev. Kamatara Johnson

President

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Rev. Cindy Grimes

Vice President

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Yvette Trujillo, RScP

Member

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Dr. Bob Deen

Member

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Rev. Dan Granda

Co-Founder &
Co-Spiritual director

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Rev. Ryan Alexander

Co-Founder &
Co-Spiritual director

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Soon-to-be-Rev. Chris Lahiff

Co-Founder &
Co-Spiritual director

Rev. Kamatara Johnson is the new Executive Director of Circles USA, a nonprofit dedicated to ending poverty across the United States. With an M.A. in organizational leadership and 25 years’ experience in 8-12 education, Kamatara works to empower individuals and communities to create prosperity and belonging for all. Additionally, she serves as a substitute minister for New Thought spiritual communities throughout the state of New Mexico. She is based in Albuquerque, NM.

Rev. Cindy Grimes has a passion for empowering individuals with understanding and practical tools to transform their personal lives and communities. Cindy has been a child and family advocate for over 35 years. Her professional background encompasses the public, nonprofit and business sectors, having worked as a social worker, child advocate, training facilitator, entrepreneur, magazine publisher and minister. Cindy holds a Master’s Degree in Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute. She presently serves as Spiritual Director at Center for Spiritual Living Ocala and is Co-Founder of Circle Up Center for Practical Peacebuilding.  Kindness is the Cure is the title of her 2015 TEDxOcala talk.

Yvette Trujillo, RScP has been a student of New Thought principles for over 20 years. She is a musician, Religious Science Practitioner and Ministerial Intern at the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living. Yvette’s mission is to reveal humanity’s Compassion and Loving Kindness through the experience of radical self-love and belonging. 

Dr Bob Deen is the Spiritual Leader of the Center for Spiritual Living Midtown Atlanta where he has served since 2018. Prior to that he as the Manager of Spiritual Education and President of Holmes Institute. 

 

He brings a rich background in ministry having been first licensed as a Baptist Minister at age 19. His interests cover a range of spiritual traditions and philosophical systems of thought. Sometimes referred to as a weaver of spiritual traditions, Dr. Bob understands the Science of Mind teaching of Dr. Ernest Holmes as the lens through which all others can be understood. He brings a deep belief in principle as presented by the Science of Mind, along with wisdom, humor, and love to this ministry.