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July 9, 2017 - "Sometimes Love is Letting Go"


Rev. Bonnie Rose

Senior Minister
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Rev. Bonnie is the Senior Minister of the Ventura Center for Spiritual Living. She was born in New York, graduated from Duke University with a degree in Nursing, and then received a degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts in Vocal Performance.

Rev. Bonnie worked in New York for several years as a Nurse, Opera Singer, and Actress. In 1992-93, she performed in the National Tour of a Broadway Show and then decided to move to Southern California. She attended the North Hollywood Church of Religious Science, became a practitioner there, and then received a Master of Divinity from Holmes Institute.

Rev. Bonnie served as a staff minister at NHCRS for two years, prior to being led to Ventura Center for Spiritual Living. A gifted speaker and visionary, Rev. Bonnie offers dynamic leadership to transform lives and helps make the world a better place. Rev. Bonnie is dedicated to calling forth the best in all beings and working together to create a culture of kindness. Ventura Center for Spiritual Living is a journey church, where participants engage in an ongoing discovery of how to live fully and abundantly in the Infinite.

Rev. Bonnie currently lives in Santa Paula with her husband Hugh, and a large menagerie. You may contact Rev. Bonnie at either revbonnierose@venturacsl.org or office@venturacsl.org.


Gia Ciambotti

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Smokey, soulful and authentic, Gia Ciambotti is a natural! As a native of San Francisco, Gia was exposed to many styles of music. With influences from Stax Volt and Motown to British pop and country and western, Gia was drawn to music and inspired to sing from an early age.

After relocating to the Chicago area Gia began performing in bands, writing songs, and was introduced to studio recording. It was there that she knew she had found her calling.....

Gia’s decision to move to Los Angeles provided her with the opportunity for greater exposure, which has lead to a very diverse musical career. Be it live or in studio with such notables as Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams, Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Moby, Joe Walsh and James Gang, Badly Drawn Boy, Macy Gray or Little Richard, Gia delivers a distinct sound that keeps her in high demand. Gia has the versatility, style and power to draw you in and capture your soul.....

After enhancing the work of so many others, Gia has now written and co-produced her own brand of intimate and immediate songs delivering a raw sweetness, that only Gia can. With her debut CD, “Right as Rain”, Gia draws you into the moment without sense of time or space. With recognition and support from New Light Entertainment, Gia is now a music entrepreneur in her own right. Her vision and artistry put her at the forefront of a new wave of artists with the experience and seasoning to forge music into the next era.

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