President: Janet Mitchell


I started going to classes in 2008, and they still continue today.  I became a member in 2010.  This Church and it's wonderful leadership has helped me through some difficult times.  I am so happy to have found my spiritual home here.  I am an MPI student, working for my credentials.  I am originally from Michigan, my husband and I retired and moved here permanently in 2005.


Vice President: Kim Wagner


Kim Wagner Lane is a new Trustee on the CLS Board of Directors, currently serving a one year term.

Kim has been in Spiritualism since 2006. While living in Northern California she was a member of the Central Spiritualist Church in Sacramento.  Kim and her family moved to Arizona in 2013 and has been an active member of the Church of the Living Spirit since that time.

Kim is a domestic engineer who lives in Surprise with husband, Randy and her two youngest daughters, Rosie and Katelynn.

Being a trustee fulfills her wish to give back to a church which means so much to her and her family.



Secretary:   Marybeth LoVecchio


An ordained minister since January 2013, she holds the position of Secretary on the CLS Board of Directors and has performed in this capacity since 2014. She is also a member of the CLS Pastoral Committee.

Mary Beth helps to facilitate the Tuesday Night Open Circle as well as the Intermediate Unfoldment Classes.

Before coming to Phoenix, Mary Beth was the co-founder and Board President of the Spiritualist High Desert Church (now known as the Reno Spiritualist Society) located in Reno, Nevada. 

Mary Beth has held a lifelong interest in all things of Spirit, with an avid interest in Physical Mediumship and phenomena


Treasurer: Bill Pele

Bill Pele came to the church over a year ago looking for a spiritual home.  He is a Air Force Veteran and moved to Arizona in 1989.

He is married and father of three boys.

Trustee: Valerie Pele


Valerie Pele has been a Native in Glendale, AZ and is a mother to three boys.  She is a proud military mother and is happily married to Bill Pele.  She loves fishing and enjoys watching movies and listening to music.

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