I grew up in an ecumenical household, with one parent practicing Christian Science and the other active in another Christian denomination. For many years, I alternated in attending the Sunday Schools of these two churches. And while I deeply appreciated the kindness and love of both congregations, I was ultimately drawn to how Christian Science showed me that God was knowable and ever-present, and that prayer was practical and effective in resolving whatever difficulties we face.
College provided me with many opportunities to test the reliability of spiritual healing in Christian Science, and I found it fully freed me from contagious illnesses, sports injuries, and recurrent depression. It also helped me navigate through the moral complexities of a secular culture, allowing me to live joyfully independent of peer pressures. How amazing to soar beyond the various limitations I thought my life included and to begin discovering that 'with God, all things are possible'!
After stints in publishing, public radio, and freelance writing, I realized my greatest joy was in sharing this Science with others. With the unstinting, gracious support of my husband and family, I entered the full-time public practice and began advertising in The Christian Science Journal in 1999. Further opportunities came to serve The Mother Church in the Publishing Society and on the Board of Lectureship. Eventually, a deep desire to support others in their understanding of the Science of Christianity impelled me to consider teaching, and I was accepted in the 2006 Normal class.