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I became actively involved in the practice of Christian Science while attending the University of California, Berkeley. Earning a Bachelor of Architecture from UC Berkeley, I learned I could turn to God with every need.
I always knew my career path was going to involve being of service to others, but had no idea it would be as a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science! My work in rural Appalachia during high school touched me so deeply I went on to get both an undergraduate and graduate degree in social work. I then worked for over 10 years as a psychotherapist in a variety of mental health settings.
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My family found Christian Science when my grandfather was terminally ill. After his healing, my grandmother became a Christian Scientist and brought her eight children, including my mother, to Sunday School. I was raised in Christian Science and saw many healings in my family: burns, facial lacerations, childhood diseases, which were healed quickly and permanently. Wanting to learn more about how to heal, I went through Primary class. I became active in my branch church as soon as I graduated from Sunday School. Raising a family and working, provided many opportunities to apply the healing principles of Christian Science. Our family saw many healings and I had countless opportunities to share Christian Science with others. After moving from the East Coast to the West Coast, I found that I was spending more and more time helping others through prayer.
Christian Science as a way of life and a complete system of healing is the only thing I’ve ever known. For four generations my family, including my daughter, have chosen this system and found it thoroughly reliable and effective.
I grew up on the Canadian prairies, in Edmonton, Alberta, where I attended the Christian Science Sunday School. During some difficult teen years I stopped going to Sunday School, as I struggled to reconcile the concept of a good God in such a troubled world. Ultimately, it was what Christian Science teaches on this very subject that brought healing back into my life during a time of need. This is when I began exploring and studying Christian Science in earnest. When I married, we moved to the Okanagan area of British Columbia, raised two children, and I joined the Christian Science Society, in Vernon and then Kelowna. Church membership was so valuable in supporting both my love and growing understanding of Christian Science.
My parents were Christian Scientists, and I had the great benefit of Sunday School teaching, and learning that God is always present to meet the need—always our “first aid.” When I married and had children, they were bought up in the same way, with my husband’s agreement, and I saw what a boon it was to be able to turn to God as the only Father/Mother. When I joined a branch church, I was asked to work in various positions and realised that if I were to be of help to the Church, I needed to progress in Christian Science, so I took class Instruction and was then appointed First Reader. To my surprise, people came to me for healing treatment. This impelled me to advertise as a full-time Journal -listed practitioner.
As a youngster I had sporadic attendance in Christian Science Sunday schools (my family moved frequently), and by Middle School there was no longer any contact. However, two things remained solidly in my memory of those early times: (1) the feeling of being so cherished and loved from the moment I entered the room (every one of my teachers expressed love genuinely and abundantly); and (2) my learning that God is Love, and always present to help us! To my young mind, those thoughts stayed, and on rare, scary occasions, I would turn to them and find peace and healing. So after marriage, and with two toddlers to care for, I just knew Christian Science Sunday School (and nursery) for them and Church for me was all I wanted. Later, when our girls were in their teens, a long illness and subsequent healing of mine (this is written up in a pamphlet “Keep Praying”) was the impetus to have Christian Science class instruction. Shortly after class, the practice began, and some years later, in 1994, the wonderful opportunity occurred for even more sharing of Christian Science through teaching.