About Jacquie


Jacquie Onipede


510 -531-1314


Doug Myers


Licensed Spiritual Practitioner



Youth & Family Ministry

Welcome to the Oakland Center for Spiritual Living, Youth and Family Ministry

We are a safe, joyous, all inclusive, loving and “happy” space. Our mission is to guide and support our youth, on this incredible journey of divine discovery and personal creativity.  They’ll remember what they already know and have fun doing it!

By using simple principles and practices in New Thought, Ancient Wisdom, Science of Mind & Spirit, we facilitate an understanding of the creative process, their roles in this process, and a realization that helps define their purpose, hopes, dreams and their ultimate freedom. They’ll remember, “we are whole, perfect and complete” already!

About our Ministry

10:30 a.m.—11:45 a.m.  Sign in required

Every Sunday except 5th Sunday when facilitators reset and reju. We encourage all children in attendance to accompany their parents/guardians in our youth friendly Sanctuary…”The Big Church” and enjoy  our 5th Sunday Service’s together.

First Floor:

Nursery Care (0-4 years) (read below)

Second Floor:

Kinder Kids–Ages 5 years through Kindergarten

Busy Bees–1st grade to Middle School

Tweens- Middle School to High School

Teens–High School through 12th Grade 

Please contact Jacquie Onipede, Youth and Family Coordinator, Licensed Spiritual Practitioner and Adjunct Minister, for a tour of our ministry, questions, answers and prayer

When a child enters your life, it is time to relearn the life that you have forgotten. That a child can laugh without reason, that he can jump around for no reason, that he can become an exuberant burst of aliveness – that’s life ~Sadhguru.  “Whee!”


The Rev. Jeff Anderson Educational Fund

The Rev Jeff Anderson Educational Fund provides spiritual and financial support to Oakland Center for Spiritual Living, Youth.

We support the process of “adulting.” Therefore, funds are available for our youth after grade 12 for continuing education and other life learning experiences.

With a special focus on teens; this fund, scholarships our annual CSL Science of Mind Teen camp/retreat. All teens, who actively participate in our Youth and Family Ministry are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Janine Perry, Administrator, for additional information.

Janine Perry


Diane Warner


Diane is a retired elementary school teacher. She has been a Science of Mind practitioner since 2020. She has two sons and two grandchildren.

“I love working with growing, changing things and am happiest in my garden or with my grandchildren”
“Don’t push the river, it flows by itself” 


We are saddened to inform you of the sudden passing of our colleague and facilitator, Kerstin Feist, “Shash’tin'”, on May 28 in her home.  Shash’tin’s outgoing personality, sense of humor, the magic of her music, boundless energy and smile, will be sorely missed.


September 17, 2022 11AM-2PM

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to Youth and Family Ministry at Oakland Center for Spiritual Living to support the kids she so loved.

Please contact the family, John and Wendy Strange on Facebook for questions and additional information.


Kerstin (“Shash-tin”) Feist

I have been blessed with abundance of Love. My gift to all I meet is to share it!
From the first day of Kindergarten, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. Music was my favorite. I taught students from 54 countries. Each class they came away uplifted. We knew that Music is Magic!

  We Love Our Babies at Oakland Center

We provide three easy, safe and fun ways for babies and parents to be part of our Sunday services:

    1. Children are always welcome to attend service in the Sanctuary with their parent(s) or guardian(s).
    2. For the youngest, 4 years and under, we have opened the Nursery where you and your little ones can spend time together. See and hear the service on your own phone/tablet, etc. Enjoy the toys and facilities in the Nursery.
    3. We have set up a large screen in the Social Hall, where accompanied children can play and enjoy their time together as they watch the service.

When service is over you will be joined in the Social Hall by other members of the congregation as we share in the refreshments.
Please accompany your children to ensure their safety.
For children over 4 years of age, the Oakland Center continues to provide a wonderful experience  under the loving guidance of our Youth and Family Ministry staff.