An open, loving, inclusive
spiritual community welcomes you!
REVEREND LAURA HALLETT
Farewell, Reverend! We are filled with Gratitude.
The time has come to say farewell to our beloved Reverend Laura Hallett. About two years ago, Center for Spiritual Living St. George walked the Divine path to manifest a new minister for our community. Through much discussion, prayer, and visioning, the perfect new minister appeared at our doorstep. We welcomed Reverend Laura Hallett as our new Senior Minister with open arms and have spent a glorious 18 months with her.
Thank you, Reverend Laura, for accepting Spirit's invitation to join us here in St. George. You have shared yourself with authenticity and integrity. You have demonstrated amazing courage with your vulnerable stories of personal growth and change to illustrate the principles you taught. These stories have been powerful parables for us to use for reflection on our own lives and the stories we tell ourselves.
Through your leadership our Center has expanded and succeeded. You provided learning opportunities for all to gain understanding of the principles, mission and values of Science of Mind, Centers for Spiritual Living, and the New Thought movement; to evolve our Selves with Integrity, Love, and Light; and to develop our personal and individual relationship with the One.
You have inspired the creation of diverse and stunning leaders from our congregation. These leaders will be the foundation for our future that already exists in the Divine Mind.
Take our Love and Admiration with you into YOUR new adventure at the Home Office. Your gifts will serve your new community well and, thankfully, all of us as well. Blessings to you every step of the way.
Our collective cup runs over for having known and been guided by you. As you take your steps toward the new, we know that you will fly.
We are eternally and divinely grateful.
~ CSL St. George
CHERYL BARLOW - Music Leader, Tech Manager, Digital Media Specialist
Cheryl Barlow is a singer/ songwriter who loves creative collaboration, powerful lyrics, and charismatic harmonies. In a review by the Salt Lake Exchange she was described as having a "resonant honey drenched voice" and songs that "smack... of real-life verve." She has played with various bands in numerous venues in the San Francisco Bay Area and Salt Lake City, including having the thrill of playing at the Sundance Film Festival and the honor of singing the National Anthem at a sold-out Utah Jazz playoff game.
Cheryl began her journey as a spiritual musician by leading the music for a single mother’s outreach group mentored by Max & Denalyn Lucado at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. Soon after she moved to St. George she was hired as the Worship Director for a non-denominational Christian church, which was a profound experience. She discovered Science of Mind teachings in 2015 and they resounded beautifully with her own beliefs! She started taking online classes and very quickly began writing related songs. Cheryl connected with a local CSL outreach ministry, New Thought Nature Ministries, playing music at events & workshops and at CSLSG when they hosted service once a month. Now, as our full time music leader she also manages our sound tech team and outside of service, Cheryl works as our webmaster and assists with our Facebook presence. She is delighted to be a part of such a spectacular community.
Religious Science Practitioner
A Centers for Spiritual Living Licensed Religious Science Practitioner is a person of high spiritual consciousness and deep understanding of the spiritual nature of Life; a deep and personal relationship with the Divine is prominent. The Licensed Spiritual Practitioner is trained in the study of the Science of Mind, and in the art, science and skill of Spiritual Mind Treatment, also known as Affirmative Prayer. Licensed Spiritual Practitioners are dedicated to the cause of helping others and sacred service, licensed to practice professionally, and bound by a high code of ethics while providing a safe and confidential space for clients.
BECKY COOPER, RScP
Becky is originally from Kansas, and has also lived in Colorado, Vermont, California and finally Nevada, which has now been her home for nearly nineteen years. Becky earned a B.S. in geology and physics and a Masters in geology; and she reports that taking classes on many topics has been a staple in her life since 1985. She has worked at the College of Southern Nevada for almost eighteen years.
Becky’s life is enriched by being blessed with her four offspring, plus seven grands and four great-grands. She reports that she LOVES to eat but is “not too gung-ho” about cooking! She is an avid reader and audiobook listener. A friend introduced her to quilting 18 years ago and has since joined a couple quilting groups.
Without a Religious Science center near her residence, Becky started out in Unity, where she took many classes. While her children were growing up, she was involved with Y.O.U. - Youth of Unity. She eventually found Centers for Spiritual Living and has been a licensed practitioner for eight years. Becky now joins us here in St George, with the purpose to be happy.
KELLY KAPSAR, RScP
Kelly was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has an eclectic spiritual foundation, including her official Catholic family with the experiences of a Baptist Church, Jewish traditions, Course in Miracles work, and metaphysical traditions through Science of Mind.
When Kelly started looking for her own path, she was guided to Science of Mind, as it takes the best and True parts of all faith traditions and blends them into a teaching of Oneness. She became a licensed Practitioner in 2012 and is honored to have served at CSL Greater Las Vegas, and now at CSLSG.
She lives in Las Vegas with her husband Paul and two fur family members. They have a health and wellness practice, blending the mysteries of the alternative/holistic aspects of well-being with the diagnostic brilliance of western medicine.
She loves learning about belief systems, how to help release the restrictive aspects to enjoy a greater life of Freedom and Grace. She has her own world, Kellyland, where anything is possible. In addition, she loves reading, and is learning to belly dance.
MARY KLEIN, RScP
Mary's Science of Mind journey began in 1990 when she was invited to a gathering of Religious Science in Las Vegas, Nevada. As she listened to the minister's talk she was mesmerized by the statement, "We don't do sin here; we believe it is behavior that needs to change." She realized that her life was about to be transformed.
She immediately began taking a few courses to investigate this "new" philosophy and found a release that truly resonated with her. Mary continued to incorporate these principles into her life by attending a Women's Retreat in Zion that was sponsored by the Las Vegas church.
In the mid 1990's she met Rev. Hannah Rothlin, and many other like-minded people, at Asilomar in Monterey, California. At the Las Vegas Women's Retreat in 2009 she listened to the small voice within saying "it's time" and knew that "It" meant she was to begin the four-year journey to become a licensed Religious Science Practitioner.
She received her Practitioner license in July 2014 and shortly thereafter she affiliated with Rev. Hannah and New Thought Nature Ministries. She Affiliated with Center For Spiritual Living, St. George March 2018. Her deep love of Nature and the God Presence expressing everywhere propels her to continue finding God in all things. Mary is married for over 28 years to Wayne Miller and lives in Washington City, UT.
CHRIS McARDLE, RScP
Chris is a native Floridian who moved to St. George in 2004 from Rockland County NY and brought with him 20 years of SOM study, training and insight. His journey began when he became a volunteer to help HIV clients prepare for end of life. That subsequently led him to the late Louise Hay’s teaching and the Church of Religious Science in Huntington Beach. After a move across country to St George, he quickly discovered a serious need within the GLBTQ+ community. He became a spokesperson and a voice for the gay community, while working closely with the local activists and allies along with the ACLU, Lambda Legal and other organizations.
The next step in his calling was to become a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner with Centers for Spiritual Living, attending the 2-year training in Las Vegas. Later, after the founding of the St. George Center, Chris helped establish Launching Pad St. George with a group of young CSL adults from Berkeley. After the group moved to Oregon, Chris paused his Practitioner duties, stepped back and did a lot of soul searching, asking the Universe “What's Next?” He is currently waiting for the answer as he serves at CSL St. George and is open to the next step of life... or as Joseph Campbell calls it the Hero's Journey.
ANITA SCHOEFF, RScP
Anita first began exploring the Science of Mind teachings in 2002. She and her husband relocated from Chicago to Salt Lake City in 1991 to fulfill a long-time dream of living near the mountains. After several years absence from any church, Anita felt the nudge to find a spiritual community again. By the end of the first CSL service she attend she found her new spiritual home. Anita became a Licensed Practitioner in 20014 and feels very privileged to serve as a practitioner in both the St. George and Salt Lake City CSLs.
Anita and her husband recently came to the St. George area, stepping into what she calls a grand adventure. They have 2 children, 4 cherished grandchildren, and one pampered pooch. Happily retired from a long career in nursing, Anita enjoys reading, hiking, snowshoeing, camping, boating, and bargain shopping. She holds a deep appreciation of the Science of Mind teachings as a practical, logical, useful approach to creating a fulfilling life. She loves the inclusive and expansive philosophy that views life as a journey of self-discovery — a “grand adventure,” for sure.
STEPHANIE "STARR" STARRETT, RScP
Bio coming soon!
CORE COUNCIL MEMBERS
Marina Anderson – Treasurer
Sue Fullmer - Secretary
Gwen Hadley – President
Chris McArdle, RScP - Vice-President
Stephanie "Starr" Starrett, RScP
Reverend Josie De Los Santos
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