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 and Hospice volunteer.
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 • Community Leader
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.
Linda L. Springer • Secretary / Public Relations Coordinator
Married with five grown children and eight grandchildren, Linda was originally from Dayton, then moved to Lima, Ohio, in 1979. She will be moving back to the Dayton area in 2017 with her husband, Terry, and their three cats. Linda retired from a career in sales, marketing, retail, and management. She also spent five years in marketing and administration in long-term health care.
Linda has always been interested in spirituality and knew there was something more since she was eight years old. Linda has been a member of White Dove Circle of Light and Love since 2013. She says, "It has been a life-changing event." Linda feels blessed to be a part of the family of White Dove and is looking forward to the opportunity to bring the Light and Love of White Dove Circle to many.
Denise D. Garber • Music Director
Denise Garber grew up with music being an important part of her life. She had a grandmother who played the accordion and a grandfather who played a trombone in the Shrine Band, both of great inspiration to her.
Denise began her musical training as a youngster by taking piano lessons and later played several different instruments in the school band. She played organ and piano at church for years. Denise and her husband instilled the importance of music in their three children (who all play musical instruments) and will do the same for her grandchildren.
Denise developed an interest in the harp in 2005 and is an aspiring harpist, together with her largest harp named Destiny. She also loves to collect and play antique musical instruments.
Denise began her spiritual journey in 2000, taking Metaphysics and Spirituality classes since that time. She loves working with people, and volunteering has been a vital part of her life.