Staff Ministers

Senior Minister – Rev. Jeffrey R. Anderson, M.A.

Rev. Jeffrey joined Oakland Center for Spiritual Living as Senior Minister in 2015. After 13 years as a full-time licensed spiritual counselor, he enrolled in the Holmes Institute of Consciousness Studies, graduating in 2005 as a licensed minister of Centers for Spiritual Living and with a Masters Degree in Consciousness Studies.

Rev. Jeff has served as Interim Minister at the Center for Spiritual Living in Quincy, CA, was co-founding minister of the Healdsburg Center for Spiritual Living in Healdsburg, CA and served at the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa, CA.

In addition to his ministerial duties in Oakland, Rev. Jeffrey is also adjunct faculty at Holmes Institute Graduate School of Spiritual Leadership teaching ministerial students pastoral care and guidance.

He is author of The Nature of Things ~ Navigating Everyday Life with Grace, published in 2012 by Balboa Press, a division of Hay House Publishing, and is an expert contributing author for

For more information on Rev. Jeffrey, visit his personal website:

Rev. Geri Carder, M.A. – Staff Minister 

Rev. Geri Carder has served in many capacities at the Oakland Center for Spiritual Living. Her spiritual path reached a milestone in 2015 when she graduated from the Holmes Institute School of Spiritual Leadership with a Masters degree in consciousness studies and was licensed as a minister of Centers for Spiritual Living.

Rev. Geri is currently in charge of our pastoral care ministry, teaches accredited Science of Mind and Spirit classes, and supports both the ecclesiastical and the business aspects of the Oakland Center in many ways.

Rev. Savanna Riker, M.A. – Staff Minister 

Rev. Savanna Riker was the first International Youth Community Spiritual Leader for UCRS from 2002-2006. She has spoken in London and Cairo, and has worked with our Science of Mind community, TEMENOS Self-Realization Center in Ukraine, for the last 11 years.

Rev. Savanna received her Masters Degree in Consciousness Studies with Holmes Institute in Denver, Colorado and is currently the youngest minister in Centers for Spiritual Living.

Her passion is to be a bridge among peoples of diverse cultures and religions globally, inspiring social change, tools for development, and the elevation of love consciousness on the planet.

Rev. FranCione, Ph.D. – Staff Minister 

Rev. FranCione, Ph.D., Director of the Sacred Arts & Living Center (a teaching chapter affiliated with the Centers for Spiritual Living) is an ordained minister, professional educator, teacher trainer, and former educational researcher.

Rev. Tony Bradford, M.A. – Staff Minister 

Rev. Tony Bradford is a dynamic and humorous speaker, gifted teacher and compassionate counselor. Rev. Tony earned his Master’s Degree in Consciousness Studies at the Holmes Institute and became an licensed Minister of Religious Science in 2012. He is a native of Pittsburgh, Pa and attended the Pennsylvania State University where he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Clothing/Textiles & Marketing. His calling is to serve, and his focused Ministry going forward will be working in the HIV/AIDS prevention communities throughout the Bay Area.