Rev. Laura’s office hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 1pm to 5pm. An appointment is preferred but not mandatory if you don't mind waiting.
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.
MARY KLEIN, RScP
of Mind journey began in 1990 when she was invited to a gathering of Religious
Science in Las Vegas. She was mesmerized by the minister’s statement, "We
don't do sin here; we believe it is behavior that needs to change." She knew her life was about to be transformed. She began taking a few
courses to investigate this "new" philosophy and attended a Women's
Retreat in Zion. Soon listened
to the small voice within saying "it's time" knowing that "it"
was a 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 Rothlin of New Thought Nature Ministries. 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 25 years to Wayne Miller and lives in Washington, 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.
SHARON SHORES, RScP
Shores RScP was introduced to Science of Mind over 20 years ago in Hawaii where
at time there were only three classes to practitioner training. Fast forward
many years and Sharon became a Licensed Practitioner in Denver at Mile Hi
Church. She describes finding Science
of Mind as “finding home”.
She has been a lifelong learner of the Spiritual Principles that guide and create our lives; reading and studying great thinkers and leaders. Sharon and her husband Dennis recently made their home here in St. George, Utah. She has one daughter and two grandchildren and enjoys hiking, biking, reading, golfing and kayaking!
Reverend Josie De Los Santos
An American New Thought writer, teacher, and leader.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.
Eckhart TolleBest known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to your Life's Purpose.
Dr. Rev. Michael
New Thought minister, author, and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City, California.
Speaker and author who teaches a method of self-inquiry known as simply as "The Work"
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Philosopher, self-help author, and a motivational speaker.
Borrowing knowledge of reality from all sources, taking the best from every study, Science of Mind brings together the highest enlightenment of the ages.
~ Ernest Holmes