Spiritual Development Institute Awards Diplomas.
The Spiritual Development Institute was pleased to award a Masters in Spiritual Studies to Catharine Gates at recent graduation ceremonies. Catharine Gates will be ordained as a minister of the Spiritual Awareness Global Communities on February 4th and will join the Circle of Ministers at the Spiritual Awareness Center. Her ministry will be spiritual life counseling. She has successfully completed three years of ministerial studies and two practicums through the Institute and was unanimously recommended for graduation and ordination by the SAC Council. She serves on the Council and as a reader for Sunday Services. She will be opening her own spiritual counseling service in the near future.
Rev. Arlyn Macdonald received a Ph. D. in Spiritual Education. She is the founding minister of the Spiritual Awareness Center, has served as the Senior Minister for the past 13 years and as Dean of the Spiritual Development since its founding. She has created the education programs and classes for the Ministerial, Spiritual Life Counseling, and Healing Arts tracks. She also coordinates Sunday Classes, Sharing Wisdom Classes and community workshops. For her thesis project, she wrote a book on ceremonies and rituals that is now in the process of being published. It will be available in the future through the Spiritual Awareness Center, with a portion of the purchase of the book going to the Center. Catharine Gates is the illustrator for the book.