The Ministers at CSL Bellingham

Inspirational - Supportive - Wholehearted

CSL Bellingham Ministers

Our spiritual leadership is here to serve you on your journey of awakening. Please feel free to contact us. We look forward to serving you.

Rev. Dr. Andrea Asebedo

Senior Minister


Rev. Dr. Andrea Asebedo is the Senior Minister at CSL Bellingham. She brings a wealth of experience to our spiritual community, and under her leadership our community is flourishing. A noted story teller as well as a student of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, Dr. Andrea has served in ministry for over 35 years.

Rev. Andrea is a recipient of Ernest Holmes Award, the highest honor and award given to an individual by Centers for Spiritual Living. She is currently a member of the CSL Ethics Committee, a keynote speaker at CSL conventions, and teaches ministerial students through the Holmes Institute.

Dr. Andrea also performs numerous ceremonies including weddings, commitment ceremonies, memorials and christenings.

Rev. Debora Gay

Staff Minister


Debora has been involved with the Centers for Spiritual Living since 1998, supporting the Olympia, Seattle and now the Bellingham communities. She has been a volunteer, a practitioner, an interim minister, and an Ordained minister over this time. She became a practitioner in 2000 and a minister in 2007, with ordination in 2013. Debora has a special place in her heart for practitioners and has served them in all of her spiritual communities. Debora was the Director for Education and Minister to the practitioner body for six years at the Seattle center, and is delighted to now become a staff minister for the Bellingham community. Her current focus is to support the Bellingham practitioner body and the small circle ministry (home circle programs).

Debora’s joy is building spiritual community through teaching core Science of Mind classes, as well as classes that she creates. The “teacher” is her spiritual archetype. Prior to becoming a minister, Debora had a successful career in local government, developing new approaches to support homeless families and affordable housing. She led budget and policy decision processes for county government in over two decades of service. Debora has a BA from Western Washington University (Fairhaven College), a MPA from the University of Washington, and a master’s degree in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute in Colorado.

Rev. Colleen MacGilchrist

Minister Emeritus


Reverend Colleen MacGilchrist is the founding minister of CSL Bellingham where she served as Senior Minister for ten years. She is a former school teacher, residential designer and building contractor, as well as formerly the Administrative Minister and Dean of Holmes Institute CSL Seattle.

A dynamic speaker and gifted teacher, she resides on Lummi Island with her husband Bob.

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