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Wellspring Church has adopted a “shared leadership model” for it’s Spiritual Leadership. This model provides more variety in the Sunday Messages and also brings a breadth of experience to evolving the future direction of Wellspring. There are three members of the Spiritual Leadership Team whose backgrounds are described below.

Rev. Kamatara

Dr. Edward Burlbaw

Peggy Shinn, RScP

Reverend Kamatara Johnson is a substitute minister supporting multiple churches in Albuquerque and Las Cruces with regular talks and visitations. Her full-time ministry is with Circles USA, where she serves as the executive director– training and coaching community leaders across the United States and Canada to implement a highly successful anti-poverty initiative that strives to create a world that works for everyone in reality. Kamatara’s core mission is always to empower conscious evolution for individual and collective transformation.

Edward J. Burlbaw has been into New Thought since the 70’s and has been a member and frequent board member of the Wellspring community since the early 2000’s. After the retirement of Wellspring founding minister, Rev. Sam Ritchey and various ministers who have come and gone, Edward has been a steadfast supporter of his faith community, now facilitating their spiritual leadership team who support Wellspring’s Sunday service every month. Throughout his life, Edward has been committed to his own spiritual practice and fostering a deep sense of community in support of others’ spiritual practice as well.

Peggy Shinn’s license as a Practitioner of Religious Science has been at the Lake Chapala Center for Spiritual Living since 2017. The Center is located in Ajijic Jalisco Mexico. When in residence there, she helps manage the Center, teaches classes in both Spanish and English. She serves as the Team Leader of the Organizers Team for the Convention of the Americas, a bi-lingual Science of Mind conference presented by the Chapala Center in partnership with the CSL International School of Spanish Leadership (ELE) that has been held annually in Chapala since 2014.