"The Spiritualist Church of Awareness was chartered in May of 1975. Founding members included: Thomas Berkner, Elizabeth Edgar, Amelia and Nicholas Sourant, James and Elizabeth McConnell, Dorothy Riser, Virginia and Willie Starling, Sara Lee Person, Cheryl Ann Kohler, Diane Davis, Sandy and Edward O. Budd, and Estelle Henry.
For a short time the church services were held in the homes of the members. Within a few months a store front in Winter Park was rented. Wooden bookshelves were made, and a system to record sermons was installed. The Rev. Pamela K. Ward, N.S.T. and the Rev. Elizabeth R. Edgar were ordained in the church when services were still being held in the store front. Mae Graves Ward and the Rev. D. Mona Berry were among those who helped the church by conducting services during that time.
The church's Rev. Elizabeth R. Edgar Library exists due to the generous gift of books from her personal collection. At the 1991 N.S.A.C. Convention, Rev. Elizabeth R. Edgar was granted the title of Secretary, Emeritus of the N.S.A.C. She was a Certified Medium and Commissioned Healer. Rev. Edgar made her transition to spirit on May 15, 1992.
The Rev. Jean Kerr Lerch, N.S.T. was ordained on June 26, 1993. She served as Pastor of the Spiritualist Church of Awareness until March 2017, when she retired as Pastor but continued to serve the church
and is a Certified Medium, Commissioned Healer, and National Spiritualist Teacher. Rev. Lerch serves as Secretary of the National Spiritualist Teachers Club, The N.S.A.C. Missionaries Society, and the Bureau of Phenomenal Evidence Committee. She has represented the religion of Spiritualism at Rollins College. She participated in the healing seminar at the N.S.A.C. Centennial Convention in Chicago. Rev. Lerch has written a pamphlet for Potential New Members that is distributed by the N.S.A.C. office, and was presented with the N.S.A.C. Summit Centennial Cover Design Award. She teaches classes in the church and has served as President on the church Board of Directors.
On January 21, 2018 during a special membership meeting, The Reverend Leslie Chaillou was voted in as Pastor.
* Dottie Riser- Secretary, Jim McConnell - Trustee, Virginia Starling - Treasurer, Nick Sourant - President, Betty Edgar - Trustee, Jim Henry - Trustee and Tom Berkner - Vice President