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Founders, Dean and Jody Evans

Jody is an animal lover, a vegan, a doctor of naturopathy, a minister, a former nurse's aid, child and family development specialist, youth leader, counselor, social work assistant and addictions professional.   She has experience in all areas of healing the body, mind and spirit and realizes the importance of Spirit taking the lead.  That's why we are formed as a church!  This is sacred work that we do.


Jody is the President of our Board of Directors and runs the day to day affairs of the church.  She is also available for weddings, ministerial counseling, naturopathic consultations.  Contact us for an appointment.


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An ordained minister and Certified Natural Health Professional, Dean Evans is the Vice President of our Board of Directors.   He is in the process of completing his studies to graduate as a Naturopathic Doctor, as well.  He will be available for appointments at that time.  Meanwhile, Dean is the one who makes all the big things happen around here!  He takes care of the facilities and ensures the safety of the animals in the sanctuary, and the people in the sanctuary, too!    He is very dedicated to the work we do here. 

Essentials of Life Holistic Enrichment Center is an independent home-based interspiritual church.  Dean and Jody Evans are our hosts.  The Little Church in the Barn in Hartville and Evans Heaven in Marlboro are both the private property of the Evans' who have extended their hospitality to us.  Please do not visit without an appointment or at scheduled events.

We are currently operating under the loving umbrella of Shared Vision, a 501(c)3 non-profit, while our own status is being established as such.  Tax-exempt donations can be made to us by writing a check to Shared Vision and designating EOLHEC on the memo line.  Checks may be mailed to: 

Shared Vision, 88254 Farimount, Novelty, Ohio 44072