We are happy to present you our Members of the Board of Trustees. They are committed to being our perfect stewards of the church. They take the responsibility for making sound decisions, thinking creatively, listening, engaging in consistent spiritual practice, being peacemakers, and giving their time, talent and treasure.
JoAnn Blake is a local business owner and CPA. She is the CFO, co-owner and co-operator of two successful local businesses: four Pizza Plus restaurants with her husband, and The Continuum, a local Rehabilitation Agency, with her mother. JoAnn brings 20+ years of valuable business experience to the Board of Trustees. She has been a licensed Prayer Practitioner since 2014.
Cindy Carano is currently Executive Director of Community Relations at a successful hotel-casino and has an extensive background in marketing, budgeting and planning. She is very active in the larger community and is dedicated not only to the growth and development of the Reno-Sparks-Tahoe area, but of Center for Spiritual Living, Reno, as well. She brings a lifetime of commitment and experience to our Board.
Erik Gals has been a Reno resident since 1996 and is married (wife Piper) with two sons. He has a BS in Hotel Administration from UNLV and an MBA from UOP. Erik has 20 years of experience working in information technology and brings business analysis, project management and facilities management proficiency to the CSL Reno Board. He is constantly looking for innovative and efficient ways to do things and get things done.
Irma Gamboa has been a local business woman for more than 40 years; she and her sister, Elvia, own and operate the salon Rumors. She knows what it takes to start, run and create a successful business and brings her experience to the Board of CSL Reno. Irma has been an active member in our Center for many years and has been involved with the bookstore, special events, the business ministry and spiritual travel. She brings her joy, enthusiasm and commitment to create something wonderful.
Liesa Leggett Garcia has served as the Senior Minister and Chief Operating Officer of CSL Reno for more than 15 years. She has vast experience in running the daily business operations of the Church, as well as working hand-in-hand with the Board in the financial decision-making processes. Before she entered the ministry, she acquired business acumen working at CPA/business management firms in Reno and Los Angeles.
"The God of integrity is the God of love. God is love, means that God is in action; and God in action is law as well as love."
~ Nona Brooks
Alexandra Musser is a real estate broker with over 30 years experience. She is a published writer and director of several historical fiction plays. She is currently obtaining her Intentional Creation certification to coach individuals and organizations how to engage in life, embrace principles, connect and serve, create value, and contribute to the world, thereby creating a world that works for all.
Jim Ramage has been a Reno resident since the mid 80’s and has owned and operated Ramage Truck Repair for 28 years. Jim and his wife Lesa have four amazing kids who are the biggest joy in their world. Jim has been a member since 2001 and feels it is his home away from home. He enjoys working hard (and smart), is a good listener, "slightly musical" and gets great satisfaction out of giving. Jim serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees.
Rodney Sumpter is a graduate of the University of the Pacific/McGeorge Law School (’80) who has continuously practiced law in Reno since 1980. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards and is extensively involved in community service through his law practice. He has provided training for business management and analysis, and he brings his expertise to the CSL Board.
Karen Walker has a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree and has worked for Nevada Association of Realtors for 22 years. She has vast experience in budget preparation and has strong organizational skills. She has been an active member of CSL Reno for more than 10 years and has had a leadership position with the usher /greeter and education teams. While quiet and unassuming, Karen shines in her ability to get the job done and get it done well.
"The Law can bring us only as much good as we can mentally accept. This acceptance is an act of our own consciousness; it is an act of faith."
~ Ernest Holmes
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