SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES


NATHEN ASWELL


Nathen Aswell
Nathen Aswell

Nathen Aswell 

 Nathan is a gifted speaker, recording artist, coach and podcaster based right here in White Rock, and he believes that his calling in this life is to encourage through his engaging talks, his heart-centered music-making and his warm listening. His CDs “Little By Little” and “YES” are celebrations of life, transformation, evolution and the oneness of humanity, delivered in a variety of popular music styles.

Nathen honours his calling by speaking and performing internationally at Conferences, Concerts, Retreats and Churches, presenting his music, stories and humour with his voice and the NS Stick (an 8-stringed electronic instrument that can be plucked like a bass, strummed like a guitar, or tapped with both hands like a piano). (NathenAswell.com)


Janet Law

Janet Law
Janet Law

Janet Law

Janet has attended numerous SEE (spiritual enrichment education) classes at Unity Village as part of the Licensed Unity Teacher and Field licensing programmer.  Her passion now lies in an integrative approach to paradigm shifts in education and personal growth. As a graduate of Anthony Robbins Institute-Mastery University, she is committed to the trans formative power that lies within each person. Transformation education is her passion.

 


Rosie McLaren

Rosie McLaren

Rosie was born and raised in Germany, While traveling in Thailand she met a Canadian turned up being her love of her life.

After marrying they were kept busy by running a successful restaurant and raising 4 boys. They are now semi retired and get to play. Besides being an active and long time member of Unity of White Rock, Rosie has studied both the Principles of Unity and the Huna Healing and Spiritual Development for the past 20 years. Practicing both philosophies has made a big difference in her life. 

 

 


Eric Hellman

ERIC HELLMAN

Eric is a communications and change coach, Director of the Centre for Spirituality and Work, and co-founder of the world’s first “blue box” recycling program. For the past 40+ years he has tried his best to follow God/Spirit. Often a challenging journey, it has also brought him much guidance, healing and deep compassion for those  on a spiritual path. Eric likes to speak from the heart, with humour and deep reverence for the sacred. (For more info, see www.erichellman.com.) 


Alexandra Gale LUT

ALEXANDRA GALE  LUT     Licensed Unity Teacher 

Alexandra discovered Unity in 1992. She resonated with the Unity teachings and began studying to become a Licensed Unity Teacher. She continued on this path as she moved to Ottawa and then Vancouver, B.C. in November 2017 she graduated as an LUT.

 

"Unity has changed my life. Through Unity I have come to recognize my Divine Nature and Identity. This awareness has infused my life with new meaning.  My purpose is to do my best to live from this awareness and, by doing so, be an agent of transformation in the world."


Carl Katz

Carl Katz 

Carl is a loving father and partner a compassionate environmentalist , a senior IT consultant and professional musician, an award- winning songwriter, and a past president of the White Rock Social Justice Film Society. He is the father of two vibrant young adults in their late teens and lives in South Surrey with his wonderful partner Izzy. Carl awakened to his spiritual journey in his mid-teens and knows with every fibre of his being that we are all connected, everything in the Universe is connected and that we are all One.

 


ANGELIKA BENDRICH

Angelika Bendrich
Angelika Bendrich

Angelika Bendrich

Angelika is a student of the Principles of Unity and an active member of Unity of White Rock. She is a talented public speaker and educator with over 35 years experience.  As spiritual counsellor and Reiki master since 1995, she has been privileged to assist people of various ages and backgrounds to reconnect with their purpose and find peace and joy in life again. She finds it a true privilege to speak at Unity in sharing our spiritual journey.

 


PIXIE HOBBY

Pixie Hobby
Pixie Hobby

Pixie Hobby

Pixie began attending Unity of Ottawa in the fall of 1990 and served on the Board of directors from 1993 to January 1995. During this time she took Unity classes and workshops with Rev. Charlene Smith. In January 1995 Pixie was transferred to North Vancouver to work with Environment Canada’s office as legal counsel. She began attending Unity in Action (now Unity of New Westminster) in March 1995 with her young son, Aaron; continued to take Unity classes and workshops, and shortly thereafter, joined the Board. At Unity in Action Pixie co-facilitated workshops with Rev. Charlene, including “Grace Awakening”and  “Holy Spirit Regeneration”, and occasionally served as guest speaker on the fifth Sunday of the month. After moving to Crescent Beach, Pixie began to attend Unity of White Rock (formerly Unity of the Valley) as well as Unity in Action. She enjoys playing her crystal bowls, being in Nature, kayaking, helping people, beekeeping.

 


DESIREE STEVENS

Desiree Stewart
Desiree Stewart

 Désirée was born and raised in Unity and has been a member of Unity of White Rock since 2002. Formerly a Regional officer with the “Northwest Youth of Unity” and later served in the Youth and Family Ministry at this church for 9 years.

 She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, her love and enthusiasm for singing and dancing is both inspiring and playful!

“I grew up in Unity and have very much enjoyed being a part of this beautiful spiritual community. Unity has taught me to look within for answers to life’s challenges. There are always lessons to be learned in every situation and my willingness to look to the Truth of what I am responsible for always brings me a depth of greater enlightenment. 

Understanding that God is my source and God is within me, tapping into that source for guidance through prayer and meditation, learning to have faith and trust my Divine Nature, and lightening up brings me freedom and a Zest for life”!!


KEN WOOD

Ken Wood
Ken Wood

 Ken Wood

Ken is one of our regular Sunday speakers. He is an experienced ordained Senior Church chaplain with a unique talent for delivering meaningful services. During the past 12 years, Ken has been privileged to serve independently throughout the lower mainland. His multi-faith religious background uniquely enables him to provide deeply spiritual and beautiful services. Ken is a proud member of unity of White Rock.