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.