our FEATURED speakers
Throughout the week you will get to hear from members of the Centers for Spiritual Living family from around the globe. Each of these speakers brings a unique perspective and message of inspiration for Spiritual Living Today.
Monday, March 4, 2019
Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon
Spiritual Leader, Centers for Spiritual Living
Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon is currently the Spiritual Leader for Centers for Spiritual Living internationally.
In 1993 he founded the Centre for Spiritual Living, in Kelowna British Columbia, Canada.
Dr. Kenn has been involved in leadership in the Centers for Spiritual Living and Religious Science since 1999. He has held most leadership positions on the International Centers Board of Directors including five years as President.
He currently is seated on several councils and boards, including the Leadership Council of Centres for Spiritual Living, The Science of Mind Archives, SOMark Inc. and The Science of Mind Foundation. He is an active participant in the leadership of The Associated Global New Thought.
Dr. Kenn is a monthly contributor to Science of Mind magazine and previously was also a monthly contributor to Creative Thought magazine. He is the author of the book, Mind and Manifestation.
He is well known for his extraordinary vision and leadership. He is a catalyst for evolution and change in every area of human development.
REV. STACI HYLTON
Co-Senior Minister, Las Vegas Center for Spiritual Living
Rev. Staci’s great grandfather, J. Arthur Twyne, founded what is now known as Eastside Church of Religious Science. (currently known as LA Third in Los Angeles, CA); therefore, Religious Science has always been a part of my life. She grew up attending Founder’s Church in Los Angeles, CA and as an adult attended Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City, CA, but it was not until she attended classes at the Las Vegas Center for Spiritual Living that Staci truly understood the principles that have always been with her.
For the past several years her life has been enriched immensely. Staci has met people on their spiritual path and now has a sense of purpose and intention for her own life. Licensed as a Professional Practitioner in 2010, Staci is a member of the Center’s Board of Trustees, and completed her Ministerial studies in June 2014. Rev. Staci’s vision for her ministry is to use her gifts and talents and the tools learned in Religious Science to teach people to know their own magnificence. She wants people to live from a place of authenticity and realize that each and every one of us is love and loved and we all have special gifts to share. Staci knows that this realization will create more acceptance and love and therefore change the world as we now know it.
Rev. Staci is now serving as Co-Senior Minister along with Rev. Cheryl Bell and Rev. Dan Gerome. Her duties include Volunteer Management with Rev. Cheryl Bell, and she is also the Minister to the Professional Licensed Practitioners. Staci is also passionately heading up the community outreach. Her passion is teaching and she strongly believes in the education of the Practitioners. Practitioners do so much and give so much of their time that they really hold up their Center. Rev. Staci believes it is important to have at least one person dedicate themselves to their continued education and well-being. Rev. Staci is taking on this responsibility to ensure that these individuals are appreciated, uplifted and inspired.
Tuesday, March 5
Rev. Sharon hudson
Field Leader, Centers for Spiritual Living
As Field Leader for Centers for Spiritual Living, Rev. Sharon Hudson works with home office staff, the Regional Support Coordinators and many committees and counsels. Her focus is the health and vitality of CSL ministries around the world. Prior to serving in this role, she was Chair of the CSL Minister Council and served as a Regional Support Coordinator for Southern California and Hawaii. She also served on many CSL committees and the Advisory Council for the Ukraine Ministry, Temenos
Rev. Sharon has been in Religious Science since she was a teen; and a minister since 1995. She was the founding Minister of Light of Life Center in Rancho Bernardo, CA. She served as a chaplain at San Diego Children’s Hospital and as a hospice chaplain.
With a focus on interpersonal communications, conflict transformation and spiritual principles, she has facilitated classes, workshops and retreats at Holmes Institute, Big Sky Retreat, Asilomar conferences, and many CSL Communities. As a dynamic and inspired speaker, teacher and facilitator, she is passionate about using the power of Science of Mind to transform lives.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
TRACY BROWN, RScP
Chair of the Leadership Council, Centers for Spiritual Living
Introduced to Science of Mind by Dr. Donald Curtis in 1986, Tracy Brown has used universal spiritual principles to infuse her life with peace and joy for more than 30 years. Her personal motto is “You Always Have a Choice.” She is a Licensed Practitioner with Centers for Spiritual Living, a recipient of The Ernest Holmes Award, and currently serves as the chair of our international governing body: The Leadership Council.
Tracy has built a reputation as a leader who listens to people throughout our movement and someone who is passionate about transforming competition into collaboration so we can all grow and reach more people with our powerful teachings.
In her home community, Tracy is actively involved as a teacher and leader at CSLDallas. To serve beyond her local community, she has produced or hosted six spiritually focused podcasts, including: “Say Yes to Spirit” and “Spiritual Practices that Work.” Plus, she is the author of 11 books including “I Turn to Prayer” - a collection of prayers written in a variety of formats.
Tracy is the President of Intentional Inclusion Inc. and is recognized nationally as an expert on diversity and inclusion in business organizations. So, it is no surprise that she founded Stained Glass Spirit to provide resources that help navigate the intersection of diversity, spirituality and inclusion in spiritual communities. In addition to workshops and retreats, Tracy hosts the “Intentionally Inclusive” podcast specifically to focus on what leaders in spiritual communities should know and do to be inclusive. She challenges church leaders to explore their Diversity Welcome Factor and to examine their Inclusion Worship Factor so they can engage congregants and achieve their mission.
ReV. DR. RAYMONT ANDERSON
Senior Minister, Center for Spiritual Living Greater Baltimore
Raymont Anderson has frequently been referred to as a Renaissance man. One look at his resume and the reason becomes clear.
As a lifelong learner with a passion for self development, personal transformation, transmutation, and transfiguration, he lives his bliss as a teacher, minister, artist, speaker, mentor, father, grandfather, and more.
His Mission is: To live, move, and be an *A.C.T.I.V.E. member of society who serves to Educate, Elucidate, and Emancipate, people and communities to Awaken and Empower themselves. Through his service and through the Transformative Teachings, Technologies, and Practices of New Thought, these people and communities recognize, realize, and materialize their Full Divine Potential!
*[Authentic, Compassionate, Transparent, Inspired, Vibrant, Empowered]
As the new Senior minister of the newly reinvented Center for Spiritual Living Greater Baltimore, he is actively and consciously working to bring Religious Science and the Science of Mind to the Baltimore area. In addition to serving his beloved community he continues to be a highly sought-after international guest speaker. He frequents various Unity churches and Centers for Spiritual Living.
As an author, he recently completed the initial draft of his third book which is a handbook based on living the life of a “spiritual warrior,” he has also recently begun research for his fourth book.
His first two books are available on Amazon:
As a teacher, he teaches a vast array of courses, workshop, and seminars on spirituality, metaphysics, mysticism and empowered authentic living,diversity and inclusion, LGBTQ spirituality, meditation, acting and American Sign Language. Along his journey, he also taught in the public-school system as well as at the community college and university level.
In addition to what has been stated he has also hosted a 13-week radio program on Voice America -7th Wave Network which was called “Living a Sacred Life.”
He has worked as a professional Sign Language interpreter for over 20 years.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
REV. NICOLE VON ATZINGEN
Co-Senior Minister, Center for Spiritual Living Seal Beach
Nicole is the Co-Senior Minister at the Center for Spiritual Living Seal Beach. Her ministry is to remind humanity of its inherent Goodness. One word to describe Nicole is enthusiastic, she is filled with Spirit and loves to share it. She is also a fourth-generation Religious Scientist who admittedly, although growing up in the Science of Mind philosophy, had to walk away for a few years in order to discover the truth of our philosophy in her own life.
DR. ROGER W. TEEL
Senior Minister & Spiritual Director, Mile Hi Church
Dr. Roger W. Teel is a life transforming speaker, a gifted community builder and a global spiritual leader. Through practical spirituality, storytelling and humor, Dr. Teel’s powerful messages help empower people and lead them to their limitless potential to live dynamically.
Dr. Teel holds a degree in psychology and religion, a Doctor of Divinity and a third honorary doctoral degree. He has served pulpits in Oregon, California, and in 1993 he returned to his home church, Mile Hi Church.
As a global leader and visionary, Dr. Teel has served as chairman of the International Board of Trustees for Centers for Spiritual Living and is co-founder of the Association for Global New Thought. In 1999, 2001 and 2004, Dr. Teel assisted in facilitating the Synthesis Dialogues with acclaimed global leaders including His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Dr. Teel also represented the New Thought movement at the Parliament of World's Religions in Melbourne, Australia, in 2009. In 2012, he assisted in facilitating the Awakened World Conference held in Rome. His dedication to global oneness has established him as a spiritual luminary on a worldwide scale.
Dr. Teel has served on the boards of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, the Foundation for Affordable Housing and the Community First Foundation. In 2013, he was awarded "The Light of God Expressing in Society Award" from Unity World Ministries.
In 2014, Dr. Teel completed his first book, This Life Is Joy: Discovering the Spiritual Laws to Live More Powerfully, Lovingly, and Happily (Tarcher/Penguin).
In his leisure time, Dr. Teel enjoys traveling, golf, tennis, strumming his banjo, dating his wife and spoiling his grandchildren.