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.

Rev. Mary Benson • Board Member Emeritus

Mary is a teacher and healer who has studied with Wisdom Keepers of many traditions.  She has a special interest in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and a Native American Peace Shield as tools to help others value the diversity of communication preference. Mary is certified in several different healing modalities. 

Mary has enjoyed her ministry of nursing for over 35 years.  She has been a hospital-based clinical nurse educator; adjunct faculty in several schools of nursing; adjunct faculty at Antioch McGregor, and an organizational consultant.  She was employed at Miami Valley Hospital for over 25 years. Mary has presented numerous workshops and training sessions locally and nationally.

Mary was ordained a minister in 2003 through Universal Temple of Truth and was ordained in the Order of Melchizedek in 2010.  Mary is a certified Intuitive Healer and Spiritual Mentor from The Stillpoint School of Integrative Life Healing. Through all of Mary’s work, her primary goal has been to assist others in reaching their full potential.  She is very proud of her two beautiful daughters and all of her many grandchildren.