Senior Pastor Drew Vogt
Rev. Drew L. Vogt is a motivational speaker, Spiritualist Minister, teacher and Medium. He began public speaking in 1992 in San Francisco, California while working as a Medium at the Golden Gate Spiritualist Church.
Rev. Drew co-founded Celebrate Life Spiritualist Community in San Francisco, CA in 2007 with a group of his Mediumship students. Inspired by teachers of Positive Thinking, Rev. Drew's practice is founded on The Law of Attraction and Universal Principles.
Rev. Drew is a return lecturer and Medium at the renowned Spiritualist center in Lily Dale, New York. His ministry includes speaking and workshops at various churches around the county, as well as at MENSA and other conferences.
Rev. Drew has initiated or assisted humanitarian projects in the U.S., Nepal, Iran, Tibet and Uganda. he is President of V.I.D.A., a non-profit organization working with orphans in Oaxaca, Mexico where he works 2 weeks per year and his church has sponsored 28 students. (www.VIDAChildren.org)
Rev. Drew earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from San Diego State University, with emphasis in Environmental Design/Architectural Studies; a certificate from Morris Pratt Institute; a Medium's Certificate from NSAC in 1996, and an Ordained Minister's Certificate. He is affectionately called "passionate" by those who attend his high energy classes, services and workshops.
In his own words, "My passion for sharing the truths of Spiritualism and Metaphysics is done in many ways because I want to share it with everyone- these principles work in real life! I love seeing lives empowered and transformed for good!"
Minister Tom Newman
Tom literally grew up in Metaphysical Spirituality when he began attending the Shrine of the Master Church of Tampa at the age of 11. He began his Metaphysical studies with Rev. Dorothy Flexer, who with her husband Russell founded the Shrine of the Master Churches of Tampa and Sarasota. Only the Sarasota church is still in existence today. Tom became a vibrational healer at age of 18 and upon graduation from college, entered into the business world in 1975. In 1979 he moved to Sarasota and went to work as an Engineer with GTE which became Verizon in 1999. Tom served in various senior manager positions in the Network Engineering and Planning Department and took early retirement in 2006. Tom began giving talks and spirit messages at church services at the age of 27.
Tom began his ministerial studies in 1990 and was ordained as a minister of the Church Metaphysical Christianity in 1995. When Rev. Dorothy Flexer made her transition in 1996, Tom became church reverend. He has just celebrated his 17th year as a Senior Pastor of the Sarasota Center of Light formerly known as the Shrine of the Master Church of Sarasota and 50 years as a student of Metaphysics. and a member of the church. He teaches a variety of development and awareness classes in addition to conducting three church services a week. Tom has taught workshops and served on the platform at Lily Dale Spiritualist Camp in western New York for the past three years. He has also been the guest speaker at churches in Virginia, New Mexico, York England and several locations in Florida. For more information about Tom, check out his website at www.tompnewman.com
Tom retired to Santa Fe, New Mexico at the end of May 2013. He still teachers classes and workshops in Santa Fe and works as a medium. To schedule a phone reading with Tom, call 505-490-3654.
Metaphysical Spirituality is a science, philosophy, and religion and is based on the life, teachings, and demonstrations of the Master Jesus. Here's how we're different.
Our Principles and Beliefs
Our church is multi-dimensional in nature: it is a place where you can feel the energies of God and the Healing Power and experience contact with spirit loved ones and spirit guides.
Our Church's History
The Sarasota Center of Light is celebrating over six decades of Metaphysical Spirituality!
Meet the Flexer's, our visionary founders. Together, they brought Metaphysical Spirituality to the world, creating a Center of Light in Sarasota.
Metaphysical Spirituality emphasizes eight Spiritual Laws which, when followed, form the essence of right living.