Retreat Music Team
Throughout the retreat, our Music Team will provide heart-opening powerful music to fuel your soul under the direction of CSL Music Director, Denise Rosier.
CSL Music Director
Contemporary inspirational artist, Denise Rosier (pronounced Rosie- AY), is an award-
winning singer/songwriter, producer, and recording artist. She is best known for writing
music for New Thought spiritual communities, and audiences gathered under the
Spiritual But Not Religious (SBNR) umbrella. Her original songs have been released on
5 solo studio albums, numerous compilation albums, and television. Denise's first
album Only A Whisper Away was released in 2001, and from there her music has taken
her to audiences as far away as Osaka, Japan. In addition to winning 5 Positive Music
Awards, Denise is the first artist to successfully introduce New Thought music to the
larger inspirational music audience by winning two nominations for Best Contemporary
Christian/Gospel album at the Independent Music Awards in 2016 and 2019.
Most recently, Denise was honored to receive the 2023 Grace Note Award from Unity
Worldwide Ministries for lifetime achievement in positive and inspirational music.
Her songs “Spirit Is In This Place”, “Joy In My Day”, “Open Up”, “I Know God”, and
“Hallelujah Today” can be heard on any given Sunday sung by congregations and
soloists around the world. Denise’s new thought releases include One Heart (2013),
EVERYDAY (2016), and Heart Of Praise Vol. 1 (2019).
Denise’s concerts, music & message programs, and enriching workshops are all part of
her passion to help people come to an understanding of one another through music,
conversation, and their oneness in the divine.
Retreat Music Team
Karen’s message is all about healing and love – whether singing one of her positive message songs or sharing stories that are funny, inspiring, and heart opening. She is a keynote speaker, women’s retreat facilitator, and entertainer who has recorded 20 CDs of her inspirational music. Karen is also the author of the best selling book“Let Go of the Shore - Songs & Stories To Set The SpiritFree.”Her chants and songs are used around the world and often help people deal with illness and loss, or help them fill the need to feel more centered for the day.
Karen’s intention is to make a difference by using her music to open hearts and share a message of hope, acceptance, and love.
Gary Lynn Floyd
Gary Lynn Floyd is an award winning singer-songwriter who connects straight to the heart and lifts up a room with his inspirational lyrics and soulful style. His latest album, Then + Now (10th Anniversary Edition), is a collection of some of Gary’s most memorable and meaningful songs. Gary is a catalyst for change and raises the collective vibration not only through his music but also through his welcoming presence. He is currently the artist in residence at Center for Spiritual Living, Reno.
For more information and Gary’s music catalog, visit www.garylynnfloyd.com.
Born and raised in Detroit’s arts and musical hotbed, Jami Lula made his way to Southern California where he landed at LA’s Musician’s Institute and spent many years as a dynamic and influential vocal professor, and creative leader.
As a songwriter and touring artist, Jami’s repertoire has influenced, and is influenced by, his relationships with global thought leaders Michael Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Neil Donald-Walsh, Jean Houston, Barbara Marx-Hubbard, Mary Mannin Morrissey, Bishop Carlton Pearson, and Dr. Shefali.
Jami’s talent has received multiple honors including LA Music Awards’ “Best Male Vocalist”, Centers for Spiritual Living “Youth Champion Award”, and a 2021 Honorary Doctorate from Centers for Spiritual Living as a Conscious Artist, Singer/ Songwriter.
His releases include: Spirit Conjuring (single Stephen Bray/ Jami Lula) (2001), Something’s Calling Me (2002), Alive (2004), Compassion EP (2007), There’s a Healin’ Goin’ On ( 2009), Love is My Religion (single) (2010), Naked (2013), Floyd-Lula Live Launch (2016), In the Name of Love (single) (2017), The ORANGE album (2019), Take a Hand Take a Knee (video) (2020), Floyd Lula 2 EP (2020), Keep On Walkin’ (single) Floyd Lula (2022) .
It is the rare artist that is larger than the canvas they occupy. Their mission is bigger than the stage they stand upon. Their commitment and contribution extend beyond themselves to encompass all who come into contact with them. Jami Lula is such an artist.
Nafeesa Monroe has been a professional film, television and stage actress for over twenty years in Los Angeles, New York, and DC. Credits include: Off-Off Broadway: Backhouse Theatre Co.: Hello Herman (Sheyla Duvall). Regional: Folger Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar (Soothsayer/Artimedorus); Annapolis Shakespeare Company: Hamlet (Gertrude); Shakespeare & Company: Love’s Labours Lost (Rosaline); Mother Courage (Yvette). Paradise Theatre: Byron’s Don Juan (Hadee), Three Sisters (Olga). Shakespeare Thtr Co./ACA: King Lear (Goneril), The Malcontent (Emilia). L.A. Women’s Shakespeare: As You Like It (Jacques de Boys). Theatreworks: Miami Lights (Cookie). Robey Theatre Co.: For the Love Of Freedom Parts 1-3 (Gold / Letitia). Film/T.V.: Gridiron Gang, HBO’s Def Poetry, The Bold and the Beautiful, I’m Through with White Girls, and Jamie Foxx Show.
As a spoken word artist, Nafeesa has opened for Jewel, appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry, and performed alongside bestselling author Neale Donald Walsch. She has been featured in magazines like Ave, and Sister 2 Sister, and graced the cover of the Long Beach View. She is a graduate of The Meisner School of Acting and received her MFA from The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. Nafeesa’s one woman show “The Journey to Becoming Super Woman,” premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland to four star reviews and has traveled to universities and theatre festivals throughout the U.S and the U.K.
Nafeesa is a mastered martial artist and also works as a Stage Violence Designer and stage combat instructor for all ages. Most recently she designed the on stage violence for The Duchess of Malfi and Winter’s Tale performed in rep in Washington, DC.
As the founder and artistic director of Classics In Color: A Theatre Company, Nafeesa hopes to bring her decades of experience to a new vital company focused on inclusion especially in the works considered classics.
Harold Payne is a multi-platinum and Posi award-winning songwriter whose soulful uplifting songs and husky heartfelt vocals have graced stages around the world. He has written songs for such diverse artists as Rod Stewart, Patti LaBelle, the Temptations, and long time collaborator, Bobby Womack—literally from Peter Paul and Mary to Snoop Dogg. Most recently, Rudimental reached #1 on the UK album charts containing the Womack/Payne song “New Day”, “Daylight” charted with Kelly Rowland plus the CD “Bravest Man in the Universe” which was co-written by Payne, Bobby Womack, Damon Albarn (Gorillaz) & Richard Russell (XL Recordings) received the prestigious “Q” award in the UK for “Best Album of the Year.” Beach.
Although a major part of Harold Payne’s career has involved songwriting, he has maintained a performance schedule over several decades averaging over 200 dates per year. Harold has played just about every imaginable venue… from amphitheaters, festivals & Houses of Blues to corporate events, houses of worship & house concerts. He has opened for the likes of Van Morrison, Kenny Loggins, Heart, Emmy Lou Harris, Air Supply & Hawaiian legend “Iz” (Israel Kamakawiwo`ole). He was also invited by Jimmy Webb & Paul Williams to perform their songs at tribute concerts, and created customs songs for Regis Philbin, Al Pacino & Bob Cavallo. Most recently, Harold has created a one man themed show called ‘Under the Radar Over the Moon.’
At every performance he presents at least one “ON THE SPOT” improv creation, which is truly his musical signature! He often uses his uncanny gift for spontaneity to create recap songs, of talks just presented. Harold’s custom material for various tributes, “team building” and leadership activities help make special events more entertaining and interactive, while still imparting important content. All of Payne’s performances are soulful, heartfelt and humorous. https://haroldpaynemusic.com
Susie Hulcher has been on a musical journey since her teens, learning guitar at 15 and later joining her first band as bassist/vocalist. Songwriting followed, subsequently influenced by New Thought music. She was music director at Unity of Ft Myers for 15 years. Susie won a POSI for her song Allowing. She continues to perform in multiple genres from rock to jazz. “Support the song and you can’t go wrong."
Darren started playing drums at age 15 and within one year was performing in clubs and concerts in the Chicago area. Committed to becoming the best, he studied with Pat Metheny’s drummer, Paul Wertico. After high school he toured throughout the United States for 2 years ending with a stint as Bo Diddley’s drummer. He then returned to Chicago working regularly in the jazz and blues circuit as well as the city’s eclectic original and world music scene.
He left Chicago for the west coast to extend his musical influence and perfect his craft. While in Los Angeles he learned from extraordinary drummers: Peter Erskine, Ralph Humphry, Jeff Hamilton, Joe Porcaro, and Freddie Gruber and more. While in California he was recruited to teach at the acclaimed Musicians Institute in Hollywood where he taught until moving to Colorado in 2008.
Darren’s professionalism, versatility and creativity are highly regarded in the industry which has afforded him the opportunity to play, record and tour with a wide variety of artists including: Al Wilson, Otis Day, Spencer Davis, Sugar Loaf, Patrick Moraz, John Goodsall, Debbie Reynolds, Bo Diddley, The Diamonds, Coasters, Platters, Ron Eschete, The Orchestra Surreal and Jubilant Sykes.
His passion for teaching is longstanding and he is currently an instructor with the Denver Music Institute. https://denverdrummer.com