Meet the team
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Rev. Lea Alvarado
Rev. Lea believes in the power of love to help heal and transform humanity. She is passionate about teaching spiritual principles that inspire people to make positive changes in their lives.
She discovered Science of Mind after years of searching. Her spiritual path began in her mid-20’s with Landmark Education, a series of personal growth seminars, which
provided the foundation she needed to begin her spiritual journey. As a seeker, she dove into many spiritual experiences, including Native American retreats and rituals and Celtic Shamanic training. These nature-based experiences connected her to the intelligence that lives in all things and it’s where she discovered her connection to the Divine.
Along her journey she was introduced to Science of Mind. The words spoken deeply aligned with her beliefs and practices. She immediately began taking classes and soon after, she was called to ministry. Rev. Lea graduated from ministerial school in 2018 with a Master’s in Consciousness Studies. In addition, she has a Master’s in Counseling and is a Certified Strengths Coach. She comes to ministry with over 20 years’ experience as
a career counselor and coach working with adults in career transition.
Rev. Lea spent four years at the Center for Spiritual Living Boulder Valley in Lafayette, CO before moving to Loveland and joining CSL Northern Colorado in 2020. She was hired as an Associate Minister, then became a Co-Minister with Rev’s Jenny Illig and Barbara Bue. Upon their retirement, she became the Senior Minister in August 2022.
Mary works remotely from Nashville, TN, where she’s lived and worked the past nine
years. She has years of experience in church and nonprofit management. Growing up in the Kansas City, MO, area, Mary attended and worked for Unity Churches. She held the position of Director of Children,
Youth & Family Ministries in Kansas City and Houston before finding her way to Nashville, where she became the Operations and Administration Manager for the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville from 2015 to 2021.
In the nonprofit industry Mary has worked with various organizations serving children and youth. She has had great success in growing membership, structural organization, event and program planning, marketing and fundraising.
Mary has 2 young adult children who also live in Nashville. In her free time, Mary loves to play games (Bunco or Canasta anyone?), drink coffee and eat chocolate (the milk kind!)
Indrani comes to CSL NOCO with many years of experience as an administrative assistant. Having been a longtime Spiritual seeker, she's studied and taught Kripalu Yoga for 30 years in addition to practicing massage, energy healing, and Pranic Healing.
She enjoys being outdoors, and loves living on the front range as it’s so convenient to many beautiful places. She particularly likes spending time with friends, yoga, kayaking, hiking and camping and is looking forward to learning to play Pickle Ball!
Indrani has one son, Matthew, an amazing musician who lives in Monterrey, Mexico.
She also has three sisters of which she is the youngest. She has lived with her number
two sister Betty in Fort Collins since 2006.
Jimmy Eads grew up watching Mt. Meeker’s wineglass in the distance as it flowed over its brim every winter and dripped dry again through the warm months. He’s a recent graduate of UNC Greeley’s jazz school. Outside of CSL’s services, you may find him playing mandolin or bass guitar or some other
plucked string instrument alongside his friends at a brewery or on a street corner somewhere around the northern front range. Through his varied practice of music, he hopes to become a good steward of shared experiences of emotional healing and empathetic extensions.
Children, Youth & Family Director
Brooke graduated with a K6 Teaching Certification and a BS in Human Communication
from the University of Northern Colorado, and has been teaching in Northern Colorado
since 2001. She loves lesson planning and developing curriculum to educate kids on
how amazing they are. She
encourages each child to love being themselves, and does this through meditation, music, movement and activities. Brooke creates connections with every child in order to individualize the lesson plans and meet specific needs.
Brooke is an Independent Facilitator for the Love and Logic Institute and teaches workshops throughout Northern Colorado designed for educators and parents. She also designed and organizes Camp Creative, a weeklong experience for children ages 5-12.
In addition to working with our children, Brooke is also a Practitioner at CSL NOCO.
Originally from Denver, she now lives in Fort Collins with her family.
Core Council is the name that we have given our Board of Trustees. They are responsible for overseeing the financial health and wellbeing of the Center. These are elected two-year positions.