Thomas C. Chavez has been lecturing and teaching seminars on and facilitating Body Electronics (BE) groups in California, Oregon, and Washington since 1984. He was one of founder Dr. John Whitman Ray's earliest students. His current BE community, a break-out group of Christ the Healer UCC the church he co-pastors with his wife, Gabrielle, has been meeting regularly in their home since 1996. Chavez entered the world of active health care in 1975 as an Emergency Medical Technician, but soon involved himself as a student of message, Shiatsu, Herbalism, Back Flower Remedies, Nutrition, Shamanic exploration, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Ericsonian Hypnosis and Homeopathy. He became a practitioner of Homeopathic medicine in 1979, considered by many to be the most insightful and effective homeopath in the state of Oregon and has, since 1998, confined his homeopathic practice to the field of consultation for other health care professionals. Chavez is the current president of the nonprofit, AMR'TA, an organization dedicated to exploring the boundaries of what is currently known about health, healing, natural, complementary, and alternative medicine. He is listed as a major contributor to the IBIS Interactive BodyMind Information System and is the past editor of" Portland Reflections Quarterly Magazine" and" Resource Directory."