Board of Directors

White Dove Circle's board members each contribute to the organization in their own special way. Together, we make a great team, working together to grow and expand the vision for White Dove Circle. WDC's Board members welcome you and the are eager to help you on your healing/spiritual journey. Come share your heart with us!


Rev. Patricia M. Zimmerman • Founder / Pastor / Board Chairperson

Pat Zimmerman was ordained a minister in the Order of Melchizedek through the Center of Light and Serenity in May of 2004. She has been on her spiritual journey her entire life, desiring to be a nun when she grew up. Instead she married her husband and has two grown children and five grandchilden.

Pat began her spiritual journey over 25 years ago and throughout this time has spent time reading a countless number of spiritual books and taking numerous courses in spirituality, metaphysics, and healing. Pat began working as an energy practitioner in 2003 and began teaching in 2004; she became an ordained minister and spiritual counselor also in 2004. Pat is certified in many different healing modalities and teaches courses in healing, metaphysics, and the spiritual path. She is also a published author of several books.

Rev. James J. Wachter • Founding Board Member / Vice President

Jim Wachter was ordained a minister in the Order of Melchizedek through the Center of Light and Serenity in March of 2004. In 1980, though working in industry, Jim began his spiritual awakening journey with reading and courses in personal mind control and the Silva UltraMind ESP System.

Jim has spent vacations during the last ten years at the Tom Brown Jr. Tracking, Nature and Wilderness Survival School, in intense classes of nature awareness and spirituality, tracking, healing, philosophy and shamanism, classes and ceremonies with Native teachers, home study and many classes in other metaphysical schools.

Jim is certified in many different healing modalities, is an active shamanic practitioner, teaches courses in awareness and healing, and assists with the ascension ceremonies. He is also an avid gardener, Hospice volunteer, and promoter of Native bee keeping. Jim is married, with three adult sons, and two grandchildren.

Margaret "Peg" M. Huneke • Treasurer

Before accepting the position of board member and treasurer, Peg had been a business advisor of White Dove Circle of Light and Love for many years. Peg keeps busy with her own business, Huneke Accounting Service, and doing charitable work to improve the human condition.

Peg has four sisters, one niece, and two nephews who live nearby. She loves Harry Potter and spending time with family and friends over a good meal.

Rev. Kathryn L. Brinkman • Secretary

Kay has been on her spiritual journey for about 12 years. Over the years she has taken several classes and workshops to develop her intuition/connection to all, including Spirit, Human and Animal. Her love of animals has led her to develop a special connection with them. Kay loves to bring joy to others. She is certified in several healing modalities.

Her perseverance to overcome obstacles on her journey has included many different experiences which have strengthened her belief in Miracles, Faith, Love, and Compassion.

Kay has two sisters and four nieces and nephews. She lives in Ft. Mitchell, KY with her two four-legged human cats, Abbey and Kubota.  She loves to read, sing, and spend time with family and friends.

Heather Sukola • Public Relations

Since opening White Dove Circle’s Wellness Center in Springboro, Heather Leuzinger Sukola has been drawn to White Dove Circle. She has always found herself connected and wanting to help those around her. Heather is now one of White Dove Circle’s wonderful, effective healing practitioners and will receive her certificate as a Life Coach / Wellness Advocate from White Dove Learning Center’s Advanced Course program by the end of this year. As of August 2019, Heather is also a board member of White Dove Circle.

As someone who has always had a phenomenal work ethic, a passion for life, and an unconditional love for all that is around her, Heather knew she was capable of so much more. When she opened Heather’s Coffee & Café in downtown Springboro, it quickly became a place of solace of peace. It has not only been a safe place for her, but for so many others. Heather has loved the experiences and the people she has connected with over the past ten years and is looking forward to even more new experiences and people she will meet at White Dove Circle.

Heather is the mother to two amazing children, Stephan and Alex. Stephan lives in New Jersey with his soon to be wife, Char. Alex lives in Springboro with her husband Hunter and her Fur Grandbaby Willow. Heather also gained two additional children with her life partner, Tim Winship. Logan and Karlie have been an amazing addition to her life.