LEADERSHIP

OUR MINISTER

REV. LAURA HALLETT

Rev. Laura Hallett is a licensed minister for Centers for Spiritual Living. She is a 2017 Graduate of Centers for Spiritual Living School of Spiritual Leadership and Holmes Institute where she earned a Masters in Consciousness degree. Rev. Laura became a Licensed Practitioner of Religious Science in 2008 and served at the Center for Spiritual Living, Greater Las Vegas in a variety of capacities.

 

Prior to entering Ministerial school, Rev. Laura enjoyed a robust career in Public Education as an Elementary teacher, a Middle School Science teacher and an Educational Computer Strategist. She taught Continuing Education technology courses for adults for many years. Rev. Laura also spent 6 years as an Adjunct Professor for Grand Canyon University’s Masters in Technology Instruction program. Currently she is teaching for Centers for Spiritual Living School of Spiritual Leadership ministerial program.

 

Before moving to St George, Rev. Laura lived in Las Vegas for the past 42 years. Originally from Southern Indiana, she spent her early and teenage years traveling with her family compliments of the U.S. Air Force, in which her father served for 23 years.

 

Rev. Laura loves creativity in a variety of forms. She is an artist and the author of 2 books on Creating Mandalas as a Spiritual Practice and has books other on topics in various stages of completion. Currently she is dabbling in photography and pottery while enjoying the natural beauty available in Southern Utah.

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Cheryl Barlow & Laura Fisher


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 in 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 the moved to St. George she was hired on as the Worship Director for a non-denominational Christian church. She discovered Science of Mind teachings in 2015 which resounded dramatically with her own beliefs and she very quickly began writing New Thought songs. She has been a volunteer music leader at CSLSG off and on for the past four-years and is delighted to join the Center in the official role of Artists in Residence with her amazingly talented partner, Laura. 


Laura Fisher: Church is where many performers get that first spark of inspiration for music and discover their joy for singing. Laura is no exception. She began singing in Sister Marilyn’s 9 am Mass Choir when she was 8 years old and was a member of many church and show choirs through high school and college. She took her singing to the stage and has a B.A. in Musical Theater. She was the lead singer in a couple of bands and a featured soloist for a variety of community events including Equality events and other fundraisers. She is an experienced music leader and youth minister. Laura has been writing spiritual music since her 20’s but never felt her brand of spiritual music had a home-until now. Laura is overjoyed to be collaborating with one of her favorite singer/songwriters and her partner in life, Cheryl. She is grateful to be part of the CSLSG family. 


SPIRITUAL PRACTITIONERS

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. 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. 

CORE COUNCIL MEMBERS

FOUNDING MINISTER

Reverend Josie De Los Santos

Founding Minister

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essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.

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Dr. Rev. Michael

Beckwith

New Thought minister, author, and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City, California. 

Byron Katie   

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Dr. Wayne Dyer

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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

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