Rev. Kylie Renner, Senior Minister
Rev. Kylie Renner spent four years in dialogue receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She graduated from the Holmes Institute in 2008 and obtained a Master’s Degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding the previous year. The dedication of her ministry is to be a midwife to wisdom and devoted to the truth. Rev. Kylie nurtures and cultivates personal relationships with the Indwelling Presence so that we may all be equipped to experience the sacred in daily life, transcend the boundaries that divide, and overflow with love. She serves as Minister at the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living.
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Rev. Andrew Groves, Assistant Minister
Rev. Andrew has called Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living his spiritual home since 2004. In August 2012, he was honored to become Assistant Minister. Andrew holds a liberal arts degree from Dartmouth College, an MA in Theater from the University of New Mexico, and a Master’s of Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute.
He finds big questions to be much more powerful and interesting than the supposed "answers" that people think they've discovered.
He looks for the essential beauty in every being every day, especially when it's challenging.
Rev. Andrew’s vision is to awaken every person to both universal connectedness and individual greatness - the Oneness and the many - and how those seeming contradictions fit together uniquely for each of us as this joyous ride we call “life.”
He stands for Fun, Laughter, Creativity, Authenticity, and Freedom.
Originally from rural upstate New York, Drew has lived in New Mexico since 1992.
Rev. Andrew's blog and newsletter can be found at: revandrew.org
Rev. Masando Hiraoka, Staff Minister
Masando Hiraoka received his BA in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 2004, was introduced to his Buddhist meditation practice in his travels to India through Naropa University's Buddhist Studies program in 2003, and received a Masters in Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute in 2016. He has a monthly column, "The Art of Being Human" in the Science of Mind Magazine and is a member of CSL's Diversity Commission, whose charge is to foster a greater culture Diversity & Inclusion within Centers for Spiritual Living.
Masando's greatest passions include inter-faith and social justice ministry, finding that place where socially engaged participation and action can meet spiritual growth and the creation of greater communities of kinship and belonging.
He and his wife, Rebecca, moved to Albuquerque from Masando’s hometown of Golden, CO in June of 2016. They are absolutely in love with New Mexico, its culture, and its food, and are excited to be a part of this very special community and place! They have a blog about faith, life, food and beer which you can check out at:grit-grace.net