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.
As our son and daughter grew up, I completed my MA and PhD in English Literature at the University of Miami, writing my dissertation on the King James Bible. After 10 years of teaching, I resigned my position at Florida Atlantic University to give full time to the public practice of Christian Science.
Wonderful opportunities to serve the Cause of Christian Science followed--as lecturer, and after moving to Boston in the 1990’s, as Church Historian, as Editor in the department that publishes the Church periodicals, and as a member of The Christian Science Board of Directors. I’ve published a number of articles in the periodicals and co-authored a book, The Reforming Power of the Scriptures. And since 1991, I’ve had the unending adventure of teaching Christian Science to people who earnestly want to make a difference in the world--as Christian healers!