Rev. Colette Mercier – Co-Founding Minister
Rev. Colette Mercier brings to her ministry eight years of experience as a Licensed Spiritual Counselor, and many more years as a student of different religious and spiritual traditions. In co-founding Amazing Grace Spiritual Center, she has combined her passion for Spirit and service with her devotion to nurturing loving community and organizational integrity. She has over 30 years of experience in nonprofit accounting and administration, as finance director, controller, CFO and consultant in non-profit organizations of varying size and mission.
In addition to managing the finances and communications of Amazing Grace, Colette is also an inspired speaker and passionate teacher of Spirituality. Rev. Colette has two sons and two granddaughters, and a huge extended family of devoted friends who cherish her hospitality and wise counsel.
Contact Rev. Colette at (425) 891-7892.
Rev. Savanna Riker – Assistant Minister
Rev. Savanna Noelle Riker has served as a staff minister in spiritual communities across California since 2014. She started her spiritual path at the age of 16 in Denver, Colorado, became a spiritual counselor in 2010 and is the youngest ordained minister in Centers for Spiritual Living.
With an extensive background in youth leadership, global outreach, facilitation, and speaking, Savanna has served on a diverse array of councils and committees for over 15 years, and has spoken at events in London, Vancouver, and Cairo. She completed her Master’s Degree in Consciousness Studies, while living in Egypt in 2012 during their revolution for 8 months, pursuing her passion for global ministry.
She continues to lead retreats, teach, and speak in communities throughout the U.S. and the world.
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Rev. Eric O’del – Co-Founding Minister Emeritus
Rev. Eric O’del has been a theater director and producer (Alice B. Theater), a college professor (Cornish College of the Arts) and a church music director (Center for Spiritual Living Seattle). All these life experiences come together in his work as a Founding Minister of Amazing Grace Spiritual Center. Passionate about serving the world as a speaker and teacher about practical spirituality, he also received his training and license as a spiritual counselor in 2003 and maintains a private counseling practice.
He considers his greatest achievement to be his loving relationships with friends and family and the home he makes in Seattle with his partner of many years, Ken Fremont-Smith, also a therapist in private practice.