Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley

Board Commitment

We, the Board of Trustees, as servant leaders of the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley, are united in our commitment to serve our Center with love, wisdom, courage, faith, confidence, acceptance, authority and authenticity.

We know that in so doing we create a spiritual environment that is energetic, welcoming, safe and fulfilling to all, physically, mentally and spiritually.

We are dedicated to creating a Center which is committed to providing spiritual tools for everyone; awakening humanity to its own magnificence encouraging spiritual maturity and developing a relationship with God, thereby creating a world that works for everyone.

Individually and collectively we demonstrate our faith and our conscious awareness of the power of the One Mind by the clarity in which we hold the vision for our beloved Center as a vital, loving, abundant expression of Spirit.

Rev. Dr. Heather Clark – Spiritual Leader/Trustee

Lee Van Slyke – President

Harry Muesse – Vice President

Marge Hobbs – Treasurer

Marlene Cuckler – Secretary

Toni Sparks – Trustee

Claudia Riley – Trustee

Board Qualifications

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Board Commitment

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Members of the Board of Trustees

Toni Sparks

RScP; Board of Trustees-Trustee

Toni has been a member of the Center for Spiritual Living – Capistrano Valley since 1997. She is a licensed Practitioner of Science of Mind and the leader of the Animal Kinship Ministry. She enjoys singing in the choir and teaching in the Youth Church. She also acts as a pleasant greeter on Sunday mornings and gives her time on the Hospitality committee. She “believes in service and the oneness of all Life. This led her to become a vegan in 1982 and to get involved with the Animal Kinship Ministry. “We support the human-animal bond through prayer, education and service.”

Dr. Heather Clark
Rev. Dr. Heather Dawn Clark, Spiritual Advisor

Spiritual Leader; Board of Trustees-Trustee

Dr. Heather is the Director of the Center in charge of all day-to day business affairs. In collaboration with the Board of Trustees, she sets the vision, mission, goals, objectives and policies of the Center. Dr. Heather is responsible for the staff and determines the scope, nature and course of their respective duties and authority. Dr. Heather is in charge of all spiritual affairs of this Center including the nature and order of the services, events, classes, music, speakers and workshops.

Marlene Cuckler

RScP; Board of Trustees-Secretary; Teen Advisor

I became a Practitioner in 2001. It was the last Practitioner class that treated for our new minister, Dr. Heather. I became a Practitioner because of my love for classes, Spiritual growth and connection. My volunteer positions currently are Practitioner, Choir, Hospitality and Teen Group Advisor. I started helping in our Youth Church when my…

Marge Hobbs

Board of Trustees-Treasurer

Marge Hobbs has been a member of the Center of Spiritual Capistrano Valley (CSLCV) since 2017. While living in San Clemente for the past 20 years, she was invited to CSLCV where she found a warm, inclusive spiritually accepting center, her new spiritual home. She has attended consciousness expanding courses, Sunday morning services and Wednesday night gatherings, small groups gatherings, etc. She found these opportunities were life changing and has committed herself to this community and to spiritual enrichment. She believes “life is better when we’re together” in the CSLCV community.

Marge is a native Southern Californian whose career began as a teacher and evolved through administrative roles in five school districts and universities. She retired from her educational life in 2008. She enjoys traveling having a long list of future locations and countries to visit. She belongs to AAUW and Friends of Yimbo, a non-profit organization that supports a village school and community in Kenya. She has two beloved daughters and two precious grandchildren.

Lee Van Slyke

Board of Trustees-President

Lee has been coming to the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley since 1994. He attends classes regularly and says, “Life goes better when I’m in a class.” An active Rotarian in San Clemente, Lee supports our outreach into the local community in south Orange County.Lee and his wife Dena Hart Van Slyke, RScP, are active in interfaith work. They have attended conferences of the American Humanist Association and the Parliament of Religions. They work with a Calvarian (Pentecostal) ministry in Copperbelt, Zambia, aiding widows, orphans and vulnerable children in one of the poorest areas of the world.

Harry Muesse
Harry Muesse

Board of Trustees-Vice President

Harry has been coming to the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley since February 2013. Harry and his wife Laura are active members at CSLCV and together have found their experiences with the Center and its members greatly enriches their lives. Harry enjoys Science of Mind classes, participating in the Jewel Tones choir, and the community atmosphere of the Sunday and Wednesday services as well as the Center’s other special events. A native Southern Californian, Harry has lived in San Clemente since 1998. He retired from the telecommunications industry after a career spanning 35 years in technical operations management. Harry’s hobbies include music, cooking, and living the life of his dream here in San Clemente.

Claudia Riley

Board of Trustees-Trustee

Claudia Riley has been a member of the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley since 2018. As soon as she entered the doors Claudia fell in love with the CSLCV spiritual community and their commitment to inclusivity and love. Claudia was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia she is passionate about her Latino community and is excited to create more opportunities for them at the CSLCV. Outside of the spiritual center Claudia is a Leadership and Personal Development Coach and Trainer. Claudia loves what she does and is very grateful for the constant support she receives from her kids and husband. Claudia is very passionate about inspiring human beings to achieve their maximum potential her philosophy is, “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow we aren’t really living.”