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Gloria Nickerson Preston CSB

As a teen I began to feel a deep intuition about the presence and power of a profoundly loving God, which became increasingly important to me. "How does God know himself and all of his creation?" I wondered.

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Estrella de Romero CSB

I am from Veracruz, Mexico. From girlhood, I wanted to know more about God and who I was--it was really a search for spirituality.  I wished I had been born in Jesus’ time so I could experience primitive Christianity and its healing power for my family and myself.

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Mary Alice Rose CSB

Christian Science has always been most precious to me. I was raised in it, and I can honestly say there was never a time when I didn't think of myself as a Christian Scientist.

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Steven A Salt CSB

Lifer.  That’s me…a lifelong student of Christian Science.  My roots are in the Midwest, Columbus, Ohio, where I have lived my entire life.  I have attended one church from youth and teach the high school and college-aged group in the same Sunday School my mom enrolled me in. Living Christian Science has given me stability, peace and happiness in all facets of my life.  It sustained me through my college experience.  It has been an integral part of my family life and career.

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Fabian Hector Smara CSB

I grew in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Shortly after we married, my wife and I moved to El Bolsón, a little town in the Andean Mountains, near San Carlos de Bariloche, where we live with our two daughters.

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Brian D Talcott CSB

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.

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Mary Metzner Trammell CSB

Being raised in a home where both my parents were Christian Science practitioners, and my father a teacher, was an incredible privilege. Spiritual healing was such a natural, joyful daily occurrence that I somehow always knew I wanted to be a Christian Science practitioner myself. After growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, and Boston, I went to Smith College. My husband, Talbot, and I married soon after graduation, and raised our two children in Miami, where he practiced law. A Baptist when we met, he discovered Christian Science was what he’d always believed in—and joined The Mother Church and the branch church where I belonged.

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Patricia Cohan Woodard, CS

I discovered Christian Science as an adolescent and soon thereafter experienced the complete healing of a broken arm through Christian Science treatment, to the amazement of my mother, a Registered Nurse.After college and a move to New York City, I realized that I really wanted to teach and went on to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching at Manhattanville College. Later, as a young mother, I took courses to become a teacher naturalist at an Audubon Center.After numerous moves, and while a mother of two children, I began working as a Christian Science Practitioner and have pursued a lifelong career of learning about God, sharing Truth, and witnessing God’s love for mankind.I love the “ah ha” moments that come to us, sometimes when we least expect it.

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Insurance and Christian Science

Various U.S. federal, state, and private health insurance plans provide for the reimbursement of Christian Science nursing care and practitioner treatment. The U.S. Federal Office has been working to increase the availability of insurance options that cover these types of care.

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Mary Beattie, CSB

When ideas about God and identity were presented to Mary in the Christian Science Sunday School, they had immediate appeal. They prompted her to think more creatively — grades at school improved and led to opportunities for travel and a rewarding career in public education.As a young adult, she talked with a Christian Science practitioner when circumstances had her up against a wall.

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