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.
SHARON SHORES, RScP
Sharon 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!
Jim Thompson, RScP
Jim Thompson has been a Practitioner for 14 yrs. He grew up in Religious Science in Bakersfield, California, where he was also licensed. He retired a few years ago after reaching the Rank of Lieutenant with the California Department of Corrections. He worked there 30 years; his last job was as the Training Manger at a new Prison in California City. He has been a serious volunteer with the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army and with the ARES/RACES group in Kern County.
Jim has a very successful Practitioner Practice in Las Vegas and is active in his local Church. Public Speaking is like the gift of life to him, and he is fortunate to be able to spread our message of love and kindness where ever he goes.
Information on upcoming speakers will be posted here when available.