Meet Our Leadership Team

Our Board of Trustees demonstrate a deep commitment to their personal and spiritual growth, as well as a passion for service. They dedicate themselves to being a spirit-led board and serving the Brentwood Inspired Living community for a period of two years. Each board member brings specialized professional and personal skills. 

Jan Knight


I have been on my spiritual journey since my teen years and, in the early 1980s, I joined and became very active at Unity Center of Walnut Creek, staying involved there for over 25 years. I was a trainer and co-leader in the creation of the Peace Wall (tiles) now located at the entrance to Unity Center of Walnut Creek and co-facilitated our 2010 plan for expansion.


I began attending our Brentwood Spiritual Living Center about 6 years ago and from that moment forward I consider our Center my SPIRITUAL HOME. I have served as the President of our Board since 2019. I love to be of service and give generously to support all sources from which I am spiritually fed.

Ron Vieira

The Mystery of Synchronicity brought me to the Brentwood Inspired Living Center two and a half years ago. I felt an
immediate affinity with the vibration of the community. Intuitively, I felt “at home”. My life journey has included the
pursuit of various modalities in the healing arts and spiritual practices.

The beauty of this community’s unfoldment is consistent with the emerging paradigm in Consciousness in which spirituality is authentically explored and where dogma, institutional beliefs and the explicit and implicit
expectations of conformity are being Released.

Jennifer Simpson

From the time I had to write a paper in the 9th grade on what I thought the biggest problem in the world was, roughly 47 years ago, I have been passionate about communication and how "us humans" treat and honor our home 'Mother Earth'.  The subject of my paper was 'Communication' because, in my opinion, it is the 'Umbrella' from which all else rests under.  If we don't know how to communicate with each other out of respect and loving compassion, despite our differences, we will continue to create separation and therefore build a wedge towards our goal of World Peace.  My mission is to continually be aware of the opportunities of practicing World Peace, not only when things feel good, but particularly when things feel hard and challenging.  This is where the 'Rubber meets the Road'.


 As a passionate Board Member for Brentwood Inspired Living Center, I am excited to be able to support our Sweet Center in various ways from a Heart Space of willingness by meeting those edges that feel rough with more Love to bridge over to the place where Possibilities are happening and where that Energy is supporting our dream of World Peace. 

Dave Kroske


We moved from the South Bay to Discovery Bay in 2004. I had a great spiritual community where I previously lived and was looking for like-minded people in the new area.


My wife and I found Brentwood Spiritual Living Center and have been a grateful part of the community since January of 2012. 


In 2016, I joined the board of trustees and became the treasurer in January 2018.  Julie and I feel blessed to be a part this loving community!

Florence Cleisz

Florence Cleisz joined  Brentwood Inspired Living Center in 2013. In 2015, Florence stepped onto the board and has assisted and uplifted our center in a variety of ways.


Currently, Florence is the kitchen lead and recycling manager. She is ready to lend a hand whenever possible.

Kathy Cullar


I am so grateful to have found Brentwood Center for Inspired Living.  I love our center because the message resonates with what I know in my heart, that we are all one and all God; and because the members are so warm, friendly and thoughtful, and care deeply about connection to Source.  I can always count on the services and classes to lift my mood and connect me to the love, peace and joy that we truly are.

I became a member of the Brentwood Spiritual Living Center Board in 2019 and now serve as secretary.  I am thankful and delighted to have this opportunity to serve our wonderful community.

Bettie Danley

I grew up with the principles of Spiritual Living and taught to listen to the small still voice in my heart for guidance and direction.   I learned about affirmative prayer when I discovered Ernest Holme's "way of Life" called Science of  Mind in the 1960's. 


 I have been a member of Brentwood Inspired Living Center for eight years since I moved to Antioch to live with my daughters in 2010.   It is my joy to coordinate the prayer and healing team - our prayer Angels - and to be in service to all.