Reverend Andriette Earl, Founder and Spiritual Leader
Rev. Andriette Earl is a well-known leader, life coach, author, and teacher with decades of experience in both corporate and spiritual settings in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. She has engaged thousands in conscious and intentional living through the adoption of proven spiritual practices.
In 2009, Rev. Andriette founded Heart and Soul Center of Light (HSCL), a Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL) affiliate. In just over 10 years she has grown HSCL into a vibrant, world-class teaching and empowerment ministry. She has been an exceedingly popular instructor at the Holmes Institute School of Spiritual Leadership for more than a decade.
As a teacher, Rev. Andriette embraces creative spiritual processes to support self-actualization and transformation. She has invented ingenious methods for inspiring others including the creation of a transformational board game entitled, Speak Your Word: The Freedom Game. Readers of her monthly column, From the Inside Out, in Science of Mind Magazine cite her as bringing “…a tremendous heart, a healing presence, and great enthusiasm for transforming one’s life.” She is the author of Embracing Wholeness: Living in Spiritual Congruence and is the creator/producer of HSCL’s weekly video blog and podcast, Point of Power.
As a CSL leader, Rev. Andriette has become a sought-after facilitator and team-builder. She is currently serving her second term and is co-chair of the CSL Minister’s Council. She has served as a pre-CSL visioning facilitator, on the Nominations Committee, the CSL Convention Committee, and the spiritually Motivated/Socially Engaged team. firstname.lastname@example.org
Heart and Soul Staff Ministers
Reverend Angelo Allen, Director of Video Ministry
Rev. Angelo Allen is affectionately known as “Revelo”. He currently serves as the director of Heart and Soul’s Video Ministry and is a faculty member at the Holmes Institute School of Consciousness Studies where he teaches Church Organization and Management. Revelo brings a steadfast belief that prayer, spiritual practice and continued spiritual education constitute an essential three-legged stool that supports an upward spiral of personal growth and spiritual liberation. email@example.com
Our Music Ministry at Heart and Soul is comprised of Music Ministers Branice McKenzie and Valerie Joi Fiddmont, our choir – HeartSong, our Vocal Ensemble and all of our magnificent instrumentalists who share in accompanying the music each Sunday. At Heart and Soul our Music Ministry is in service and partnership with our founding minister Rev. Andriette Earl and our Ministerial Staff. Our purpose is to support the teaching, wisdom and inspiration from the pulpit that inspires, heals and loves us “through it all”. Our choir, HeartSong, ministers every 4th and 5th Sundays and on our special calendar days (Church Anniversary, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa and Easter). On our other Sundays we have the most outstanding guest artists who represent the very best of vocal artistry. These artists bring to our Music Ministry the expanse of genres and styles so that we explore all the possibilities of artistic communication and inspiration. At Heart and Soul, on any given Sunday, you can experience the artistry and telling in any of these musics from A cappella, Jazz, New Thought to Traditional Gospel, Spoken Word and Opera.
We are committed to ministering to each of us and all of us. We are grateful to be in service.
Branice McKenzie, Co-Minister of Music
Branice McKenzie is the Founding Minister of Music at Heart and Soul Center of Light. Ms. McKenzie is a vocalist, composer, teaching artist, music director and children’s artist. As the daughter of a Seminarian, Eunice, and a Concert Tenor, Bradford, Branice has been a music minister from the start. She grew up singing in church and school. Then as a student at Brown, Branice was the Founding Director of The Black Chorus of Brown University.
Branice’s performing career includes worldwide concertizing as a critically acclaimed artist in Jazz (Umbria and Newport Jazz Festivals), musical theatre (Shades of Harlem, I Can’t Stop Loving You) and touring with Harry Belafonte, Gregory Hines, Iyanla Vanzant and Hugh Masekela. Her New Thought CDs “Music Is” and “I Fly” are favorites as well as her children’s CD, “I Am Me: Melodies, Lyrics and Lessons”. Her latest recording project, “Branice McKenzie: The New Standard” is in the works and she is the composer of the new musical, “Planet For Children”.
Branice loves the power and richness of music that speaks to us and supports transformation via various genres, rhythms and styles. Ms. McKenzie holds a Master’s in Music Education from New York University and her music can be found at www.watchfiremusic.com.
Valerie Joi Fiddmont, Co-Minister of Music
A gifted and multifaceted musician, Valerie Joi is a recording artist, pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger, producer and choral director. She directed the UC Santa Cruz Gospel Choir for thirteen years, where she was named a Porter College Faculty Fellow in 2013. She also served as the founding Minister of Music for Inner Light Ministries in Santa Cruz, CA for 16 years. During her tenure, she featured, accompanied and sang alongside artists such as Rickie Byars-Beckwith, Tammy Hall, Charles Holt, Nadine Risha and many more. Another great honor for Valerie Joi was singing background vocals for living legend Quincy Jones at the 2016 Monterey Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl in September 2017. Her greatest joy, however, is witnessing transformation and healing through song. She is currently a PhD student in Transformative Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she is focusing on the interconnection between music, spirituality and social activism. You can find out more about her and her music on her website www.valeriejoi.com.
Heart and Soul Center of Light enjoys a leadership model that actively promotes accountability and commitment through loving engagement. We lovingly enroll and inspire our members to embrace a shared sense of belonging and ownership. Informed by this dynamic, “leadership” becomes more than just a word that describes the people who make the rules. For us, Leadership is an enduring value that we consistently practice to conduct Love, Light and Intelligence through every aspect of our center. The result is that we are forever growing new leaders!
All Heart and Soul circles, teams and groups have a trained leader or co-leaders to guide their activities. These leaders work in collaboration to support our intention to be a loving and compassionate, world-class teaching, and empowerment ministry. They are organized under a leadership group we call The Ignite Leadership Circle. Our founding Spiritual Leader, Rev. Andriette champions the work of this dynamic group.
Centers for Spiritual Living
Heart and Soul Center of Light is an affiliate with Centers for Spiritual Living
Centers for Spiritual Living™ is a global community comprised of more than 400 spiritual communities, teaching chapters, study groups and other ministries in 30 countries. These communities teach a New Thought philosophy known as the Science of Mind, which brings religion and science together and offers spiritual tools to transform personal lives and help make the world a better place.
Our Purpose: To awaken humanity to it’s spiritual magnificence.
Our Vision: A world that works for everyone.
Our Mission: To provide spiritual tools for personal and global transformation.