Pastor Margo Ross Sears
Margo is also a Reiki Master Teacher, a mentor, author, Founder and non-denominational Pastor of LEWA (Light & Energy Workers Association). Currently, Margo does wedding and family photography, conducts baby blessings/christenings, authored a Reiki textbook series, and founded 2 thriving lecture series and Drum Circle at a local Meetup, writes both non-fiction and fiction articles and books, and officiates weddings too. Also, Margo holds a minor degree in developmental psychology from UNCG, and a Bachelor of Science degree in English from Appalachian State. She was also a public and private schoolteacher, certified autism life coach for the Psychiatry department at UNC-Chapel Hill, certified Great Life Coach, and Big Brothers Big Sisters case manager.
Born in suburban North Carolina to two schoolteachers, Margo’s parents were agnostic (“undecided”) so she studied different religions as a young adult. Highly intuitive, she later sought out holistic healing practices, resulting in “Margo Sensei” completed her mastery of all 4 degrees of Usui/Tibetan Reiki by 2003 after she returned from teaching English in Japan.
More than 350 Reiki students studied with her while enjoying the benefits of her diverse work, teachings, and empowering ways. In 2004 Senior Pastor Margo founded a popular, national, multi-faith church, Light & Energy Workers Association, which hosted alternative wellness fairs, Red Cross blood drives, children’s charity drives, animal welfare benefits, Free Hugs events, holiday gifting charity, founded an award-winning interactive public lecture series in Greensboro NC, and hosted screenings of spiritual films such as “Celestine Prophecy” and “The Dalai Lama Renaissance.” LEWA evolved into a thriving membership of 210+ non-denominational clergy worldwide and the current regular gathering occurs in Oak Island NC.
In 2006, Margo co-founded a women’s outdoor retreat center in Virginia, but returned to North Carolina in 2008 to care for aging parents. Margo then met and married her soulmate and second husband David, in a unique wedding on 10-10-10. They soon moved to the Carolina coast where they co-host those monthly drumming circles, teach Reiki classes together, and offer life coaching They are foodies, edit thousands of photographs monthly, and spoil their four-legged feline monarch (a sassy rescue cat in a furry tuxedo).
Since 2004, Margo has co-created 1,600+ wedding vows with clients, officiates for all types of couples, authors Reiki textbooks (she has 4 other books in progress too), loves on her 5 godchildren when she can, is copywriter for this website and several others, keeps up our social media, and her amazing photography has made the cover of 4 wedding magazines, plus she is an advice columnist under the name “Wedding Whisperer” in Wilmington NC.