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Lisa M. Rennie-Sytsma, CSB

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Lisa M. Rennie-Sytsma, CSB

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  • Where: Denver, Colorado

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  • Where: Denver, Colorado

Growing up with the stories of the healings that had brought my family into Christian Science – a great uncle healed of polio, my mother and aunt healed of leukemia – it seemed entirely natural to me, as a second-grader, to agree to pray for a sobbing playmate who asked me to do so after she tumbled off a swing-set.  The fact that she quickly returned to play seemed equally natural.  I knew someday I would become a practitioner.  But first, I had to see the world!  Entering the full-time practice could wait until I retired from a long career of travel and adventure.

With this career in mind, I studied political science at Principia College and Colorado State University, and got a Master’s degree in international relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.  Travel I did, studying in Italy and Poland and eventually working at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.  But the public practice of Christian Science would not wait.  Upon learning that I was a Christian Scientist, people began asking me to pray for them.  While I loved my career, it was becoming clear to me that the most important work was bringing the gospel – the good news – of healing through the power of Love to as many people as possible.  I resigned my position and returned to Colorado.  I became a Journal-listed practitioner in 1991.  My husband  (a fellow practitioner) and I still live here.  I became a teacher in 2012.

 


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