Rt. Rev. Natalie Villeda
Bishop & Director
Natalie was born in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up seeing and hearing things all the time, she was lucky to have been born into a family that would let her talk about it, even though they did not always understand her. As she grew up she began exploring ways to understand her sensitivities.
Natalie holds a degree in Women’s Studies from UC Santa Cruz and has worked in many different areas. She has done social work with homeless women in San Francisco, has worked as a Doula to help birth babies, continues working with Burning Man out in the Nevada desert and started her own practice as a professional Intuitive Counselor.
Natalie used to be out of control with her healing of others, she was super sensitive to other peoples feelings and couldn’t help taking it on. Sometimes taking on other’s energies even made her sick. Thank goodness she found BPI in 1998, here she learned psychic meditation and started to get a hold of her abilities. Taking classes and programs gave her the wisdom to laugh at herself, especially when the growing got rough. Natalie continues to laugh the hardest when things get a little tricky and prescribes this technique to others as much as possible.
Rev. Robert Morse
Robert started on his spiritual path in the early 80’s, when he decided to attend a weekend event featuring psychics from around the world. The people he met that weekend, and the dream he had that Sunday night, made such a profound impact that he has spent the rest of his life learning the art of being spiritual and teaching spirituality. In 1988, while living in the Hartford, Connecticut area, Robert heard from a friend who had moved to California and settled in Sacramento. He was told that there was this place called the Berkeley Psychic Institute and there was a graduate teaching classes and doing readings in Boston, Massachusetts. After getting two readings, Robert asked himself a rhetorical question. Do I continue to have other people tell me about myself for the rest of my life or do I move to California and learn how to do it for myself?
Landing in the Bay Area of California in January of 1989, Robert started taking classes at the Church of Divine Man’s seminary workshop, the Berkeley Psychic Institute. After completing the two-year Clairvoyant, Minister in Training, Novice and Men’s Teacher programs, Robert started his psychic teaching career. As a Teaching student, when Robert taught his first solo class, he became aware that teaching in psychic kindergarten was his passion.
After taking a six year break to experience Thailand and India, Robert returned to the Bay area in October of 2016, reinstated his membership with the Church of Divine Man, rejoined the staff of the Berkeley Mission and initiated his path back to saying “hello” to Spirit by practicing and teaching meditation, healing and clairvoyance.
Rev. Lisa Rowe
Rev. Lisa Rowe grew up predominantly in the village of San Lorenzo, CA. At the age of 10 she became obsessed with Astrology and at age 12 learned Transcendental Meditation. In her teens her clairvoyance kicked on and she began having very vivid past life dreams. Raised a Catholic, she started to question what or who God was. Her Mother would tell her, “God is Jesus”. Which still left her confused. So she began her quest to find out what God was or where God was.
Through nature and her connection to it, she received many of her own answers. However she had no idea what being grounded was and never fully felt safe in her body. This led her to the Berkeley Psychic Institute in 1993 where she has been taking classes and teaching for the past 20 years, this included 5 years of teaching Sunday School.
Empowered with psychic tools, she continues to create miracles and enjoy life. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her pets, her family, nature hikes and also making oils, incenses and candles!
Rev. Stuart Turner
Hi, my name is Stuart Turner.
I am from Tucson, AZ home to some of the most magnificent thunderstorms. I have an associates degree in electronics and a bachelors in engineering from Arizona State University. I enjoy hiking, mountain biking on my well worn mongoose, swimming, and watching wildlife.
My first psychic reading occurred before attending the movie Stalker, which was the feature show next to the Psychics place of residence in Santa Monica.
Living in Los Angeles I worked for the same company that manufactured the rockets that flew to the moon; however, a process engineering opening at a San Francisco manufacturer drew me to the Bay Area. I found Berkeley Psychic Institute within a year of living in the Bay and attended a “Psychic Fair” which transformed my life.
Subsequently I began taking classes and graduated from the clairvoyant program in 2001 and have since become a Licensed Minister and Teacher at the Berkeley Psychic Institute, which is the seminary of the Church of Divine Man.
Rt. Rev. Elaine Berger
OTO Dean & Teacher
Born and Raised in the Bay Area, I chose a career in the medical field . After many years in the traditional educational system. I began studying in the informal “Psychic” system. While earning my living in the medical field, I continually pursued my spiritual growth.
In 1984 I took my first beginning class at BPI, and it changed my perception of the world. In 1992 I began my intensive training in the clairvoyant training program. Since then I’ve completed multiple programs, including teaching, women’s healing, hands on healing, body communication, trancemediumship, the One-To-One program teacher’s program.
I am now the Dean of the One-To-One program and a Bishop in the Church of Divine Man. I offer spiritual reading and healing, with a particular fondness for women’s reading, body wellness/Medical intuitive reading, and religious past life reading. I am also available for hands on healing and professional One-To-One sessions.
- Readings (with healing)- $100/hour
- Medical intuitive Readings – $150/hour
- Hands on Healings – $75/40,min
- One-To-One sessions – $175
Rev. Jeannette Ortega
BPI Staff & Professional Psychic Reader
Growing up in a very large religious Mexican family didn’t always give me the room to express my Psychic encounters, let alone talk about them. One day while spending time at my Grandparents house playing with my cousin, being kids, we noticed a man walking by the window, not a regular looking man but one of spirit form. Running to our Aunt to let her know what we had seen and coming to find out there was no one outside was one of my first experiences of the many knowing that I was able to see things others could not and that I was different. That I am Psychic. Not knowing it at the time or being able to put it into exact definition got me very curious to the other experiences I had, such as shaking someones hand as a kid and being able to feel their many energies, or having vivid dreams of someone that had just passed. It has been experiences such as these that led me to really understand and love the different qualities that people have and to appreciate everyones story. Having four children, three at home, along with two dogs, two birds, a rabbit, working and being in school to become a registered nurse never leaves a dull moment. Finding BPI, has allowed for me to be in control of the abilities that I have and let my light shine. I really enjoy doing readings, healings, and Psychic work. And yes, I speak Spanish.