I grew up in Huntington Beach. I spent most of my adult life in Laguna Beach and Laguna Niguel. I was self-employed for 26 years before retiring and moving to the desert. Spirituality has always been my first love. I believe I was just born that way. My interests have always led me to the best teachers who always showed up at just the right time! It was after Unity in Palm Springs closed that I met Dr. Rev Michael Kearney who invited me to CSLPS where he was the Spiritual Leader. Turns out it was by Divine Plan and not by default! I felt right at home and have been a member for almost ten years now. I worked at Eisenhower Hospital as a volunteer Chaplain for 5 years. In their program "No one dies alone" I learned to become an end of life coach. It was in SOM that I found and still live the greatest Truth.
"There is only One Power, not two." It continues to be the guiding Light of my life. Becoming a Practitioner has been a fantastic journey of self-discovery and expansion that I would highly recommend. I look forward to serving at CSLPS.
I grew up in Los Angeles, California. I spent a good part of my life in the Bay area. That is where I had a very strong Spiritual Community that instilled tremendous spiritual values and ethics. I have been an entrepreneur most of my adult life. I have lived in the desert on and off for over fifteen years now where I continue the practice of Science of Mind. It has been the guiding light of my life. Knowing it is the Truth, that there is One Spirit for all and in all. From the time I was introduced to Religious Science, I have had a deep desire to become a Practitioner, to serve and give from a greater awareness. My journey through practitioner training has been one of the greatest accomplishments of my life and I look forward to serving CSLPS.
I became a member of Religious Science in 1999. After four years of study I received my Practitioner License in 2003. I was on the Core Council for eight years. I was trained by Drs Ernest and Florence Phillips. Rev Matt Kaump encouraged me to teach after assisting for a year.
I have taught many accredited classes including Practitioner I & II. I serve on the Leadership Council as Chair and on the Selection Committee for a new Minister. CSLPS is a loving and inclusive center and feels like you have come home.
I was born and reared in suburban Chicago. I have worked in a range of health care roles and have bloomed working in the rich environment of hospice. After 9 years in the Army I began exploring a range of liberal faiths settling in CSL in 2009 and became a practitioner in 2016.
I am originally from Atlanta, the son of a Methodist minister and a mother who has read the Science of Mind, our CSL monthly magazine, for decades. I spent the 1980's in Los Angeles attending Marianne Williamson lectures on a Course of Miracles, and in the early 1990's began attending North Hollywood Church of Religious Science, where I became a CSL Practitioner. I have been with my partner Tim for 32 years and together we moved to the desert in 2010. I work full-time with computers and data in financial services, and have a MBA. Both my partner and I have experienced health opportunities along our Spiritual path: Tim's requires me to be there most of my time to assist him. I welcome the opportunity to explore our Spiritual Unfoldment together.
After spending a summer at the Oregon ashram of Bagwhan Sri Rajneesh, I discovered the entrancing music and preaching of Rickie Byars and Michael Beckwith at Agape in LA. There I studied SOM and became a practitioner. Singing in the choir, I was encouraged to write and perform solo hymns as well. I moved my license to the Palm Springs Center in 2002, where I have done some singing and counseling and facilitated a Book Circle.
I was born and reared in Southern California. I went to California State University Northridge where I got a BA degree, and then to San Diego State where I got my MBA in finance. I can remember from a very early age that I was always searching for a spiritual philosophy that worked for me. When I attended my first service at Center for Spiritual Living, I knew I was home! I have studied metaphysics for the past 25 years. I became a Licensed Practitioner in 2000 and have called Palm Springs my spiritual home for 13 years. I am so grateful for this teaching and all the blessing it has brought me.
I was born and brought up in Boston and Maine. I am a mother of five children, all of whom were reared in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. I received a BS in Education from Framingham State, Massachusetts, followed by a Masters in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, Chicago, IL. I moved to Richmond, VA, where I served as a spiritual director for 10 years at “Richmond Hill”, a retreat center. I had been widowed when I met and married Dan LeVantine in 2008. We lived in Redondo Beach, then Laguna Woods. It was there when I began my practitioner studies with Rev Sandy Moore of “In Spirit, CSLOC”, (Mission Viejo). I graduated as a licensed practitioner in June of 2015. Dan and I moved to Palm Desert where we have adopted CSLPS as our spiritual home.
I have earned the title of Practitioner Emeritus for completing 20 years of exemplary service. I discovered the Agape Center of Truth in 1992. The Science of Mind philosophy so resonated with me that I promptly began taking classes with Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith to deepen my understanding of this profound teaching. In 1996 I became a licensed Practitioner. In 1999, I earned an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. I am a volunteer chaplain for the Eisenhower Medical Center, donating over 1000 hours to this ministry. In seven years of service, praying one-on-one, I witnessed many miraculous healings. I am an Instructor at the renowned Two Bunch Palms Spa and Resort in Desert Hot Springs, teaching “Spiritual Counseling” and “Attitude for Gratitude.” I also enjoy a private practice, ministering to clients in person or by telephone. My mission statement is: “I am a beneficial presence to all living beings, expressing gratitude, love, wisdom and peace all ways.”