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 have recently received my Certification for Mediumship.  I am originally from Michigan, my husband and I retired and moved here permanently in 2005.


Vice President: Marybeth LoVecchio

A native of the East Coast. Mary Beth is an ordained minister with the NSAC as well as a Certified Medium. She previously held the position of Secretary on the CLS Board of Directors for six (6) years and is now Interim Vice President  Mary Beth helps to facilitate the Tuesday Night Open Circle and has taught Beginning and Intermediate Unfoldment Classes. She also runs the monthly All Message Circle which not only brings messages to those who attend but also hones the mediumship of students and other qualified mediums.

Before coming to Phoenix in 2013, 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.

Secretary:   Deborah Freeman

DeeDee Freeman is an ordained Spiritualist minister and teacher, and in 2019 moved to Prescott from San Francisco, where she served for 5 years as lay pastor,  board vice president and secretary at Celebrate Life Spiritualist Community. She had heard many wonderful things about Rev. Havivah Richards from Havi's father, Paul Cook, who mentored DeeDee in Spiritualism and how to run a Spiritualist church. When she found no NSAC Spiritualist churches in Prescott, DeeDee chose Church of the Living Spirit as her new spiritual home, and surprise! Havi was the pastor. While DeeDee isn't able to serve here as much as she would like, she is committed to doing her very best to serve the church whether on the board or on the platform. DeeDee loves introducing people to all aspects of Spiritualism, and teaches Spiritualist related topics at Prescott's Yavapai College. 


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.