When did you first get interested in New Thought/Religious Science?
I started to formally study Religious Science in about 1982. I was first introduced to Religious Science through Terry Cole-Whittaker. I went to the Valley of the Sun Church of Religious Science and became a Licensed Professional Practitioner in 1988. I continued to deepen in my studies obtaining a ministerial credential and a doctorate of Divinity from Emerson Institute.
Who are some of your most significant teachers/mentors?
There are so many wonderful people who have had a significant impact on my life. One person who is very important was Rev. Dr. Mary Alice Edgerton who has been my teacher/mentor, friend, cheerleader since I entered Practitioner training. Others include Dr. Ellen Gardner, Dr. Lola Mayes, and Rev. Michele Whittington. Others along the path include my students, other practitioners, ministers, friends, family and coworkers have all been my teachers.
Do you have an area that you are drawn to?
No. What ever the problem the truth is always the same.
Do you prefer to work face to face?
Yes. It is always nice to be in that personal contact. But if that is not possible the telephone works just fine.
How long have you been a practitioner?
I received my practitioner credentials in 1988.
Are you a native of AZ?
No. I was born in Grand Rapids Michigan. I grew up in Albany, NY and moved to AZ in 1971.
Did you start in another religion?
My family was Presbyterian.
What is your greatest joy as a Practitioner?
To see someone’s life change as a result of our prayer work together.