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Debbie Belmessieri

Debbie Belmessieri

408-439-8428
debbiebelmessieri [at] cslsj.org

Debbie became a Prayer Practitioner for personal spiritual unfoldment. In addition, she wished to assist others in recognizing and revealing their own Truth. Currently operating a business in the coffee industry, she is particularly called to ministering in the areas of relationships, pet issues (including the loss of a pet), and general Science of Mind principles.

Licensed as RScP: 2012 - Ministry: Animal Connection - Prac Sessions: In-person & phone
Jennifer Bick

Jennifer Bick

408-221-6236
jenniferbick [at] cslsj.org
Jenn’s commitment to the youth and family at our Center became her incentive to enter practitioner studies. In the process, she was convinced that she would deepen her own understanding of the Science of Mind principles and practices. As a teacher, Jenn’s career embraces the public school system as well as the Youth & Family arm of our Center. Thus, she is particularly drawn to ministering in that area as well as in the areas of elder care, prosperity and health.

RScP since 2011 – Ministery: Youth & Family – Prac Sessions: In-person & phone
Barbara Bird

Barbara Bird

408-489-4063
barbarabird [at] cslsj.org
Her love of God and her deep call to serve God, led Barb into her practitioner studies. In addition to her RScP status, Barb is a psychotherapist. Most importantly, she is drawn to spiritual guidance in any area of need, be it relationships, elder care, career, youth & family, grief/loss, prosperity, health, and general Science of Mind principles.

Licensed as RScP: 2010 - Ministry: Prayer for CSL World - Prac Sessions: In-person, phone & Skype
Chuck Cornelison

Chuck Cornelison

650-728-5663
chuckcornelison [at] cslsj.org
Called to go deeper in his spiritual exploration, CJ simply felt that the practitioner path was the next logical step. He never anticipated that it would be such a wonderful journey. As a NASA Research Scientist/Engineer, CJ is drawn to the challenges that health as well as general Science of Mind principles pose for his clients.

Licensed as RScP: 2010 - Prac Sessions: In-person & phone
Karen Fedor

Karen Fedor

408-202-2552
karenfedor [at] cslsj.org
Initially, Karen dived into practitioner studies as a means to learn more and deepen her spiritual practice. Later, she discovered that prayer and praying became her favorite experiences. Karen is particularly fond of working with clients who have issues regarding relationships, elder care, as well as grief/loss concerns.

Licensed as RScP: 2014 - Ministry: Music—Spirit Jam - Prac Sessions: In-person, phone & Skype
Phyllis Gallagher

Phyllis Gallagher

408-605-8010
phyllisgallagher [at] cslsj.org
BJ King

BJ King

408-859-6192
1bjking [at] sbcglobal.net
Arriving at the Center some 32 years ago, BJ was impressed with the work of the practitioners at the time. Eventually, she felt called to become one herself. Currently, a motivational speaker and developer of Playshops, BJ specializes in guidance counseling regarding, elder care, career, youth & family, grief/loss, prosperity, health and general Science of Mind principles.

RScP Emeritus - Ministry: Community Altar - Prac Sessions: In-person & phone
Linda Lundry

Linda Lundry

831-278-0235
lyndalundry [at] cslsj.org
Lynda insists that she was both “called up and called out” from the moment she stepped into the Center in 2007. She is passionate about learning and putting what she learns into action both at the Center and in her Office Manager position.

Licensed as RScP: 2013 – Ministry: Music
Laurie Lynch

Laurie Rockstad

408-827-8731
laurierockstad [at] cslsj.org
Initially, Laurie entered practitioner studies to go deeper for herself. Later, the desire to assist others in applying the Science of Mind principles evolved. As a middle school and high school teacher, Laurie is particularly adept at meeting an individual wherever they are for a guidance session. She currently lives in Utah.

Licensed as RScP: 2001 - Prac Sessions: In-person & phone

Patrick Lynch

Patrick Lynch

408-605-6739
patricklynch [at] cslsj.org
Becoming a practitioner was the means through which Patrick deepened and became more aware of his connection to God. He is a Product Manager and as an ardent supporter of a 12-step program.

Licensed as RScP: 2013 – Prac Sessions: In-person
Laura Graham Marquard

Laura Graham Marquard

408-835-5301
lauramarquard [at] cslsj.org
Laura’s willingness to participate in deep inner spiritual work changed her life through the transformative power of knowing Truth which led her to her practitioner studies. As a Choreographer and dance/pilates/yoga instructor, Laura experiences the connection among the body, mind and Spirit. For spiritual guidance counseling, she prefers working in the areas of general Science of Mind principles.

Licensed as RScP: 2008 - Ministry: Youth & Family - Prac Sessions: In-person
Ann Neves Marshall

Ann Neves Marshall

916-622-4139
annmarshall [at] cslsj.org
Ann has a rich tapestry of life experiences, which inform her compassionate
approach to life. She raised her 3 children as a single mother post-divorce,
and has watched how loss and struggle transformed into triumph, success, and
joy through living a spiritually satisfying life. She sees good in all
things, has a keen intuition, and invites wisdom from all sources. In her
thriving career as a professional marketing manager in high-tech, she finds
ample opportunities to learn and to teach. She generously serves on many
committees at Center for Spiritual Living San Jose, including Events &
Fundraising, Compassionate Care, Outreach, and Education. Ann is also an
Emeritus Member of the Board of Trustees.

Licensed as RScP: 2019 - Ministry: Education and Life Events - Prac Sessions: In-person & phone
William McEntee

William McEntee

408-280-7404
billmcentee [at] cslsj.org
Bill immersed himself in practitioner studies to live his motto of “Be in the world, but not of it.” As a physics and calculus tutor, he has that opportunity daily. In addition, he delights in being available for spiritual guidance sessions in the areas of career, prosperity, health, and general Science of Mind principles.

Licensed as RScP: 1989 - Prac Sessions: In-person
Linda Joy McKay

Linda Joy McKay

408-483-6653
lindamckay [at] cslsj.org
Ironically, Linda entered practitioner studies when a minister asked her if she were “ready”. It took but a prayer for her start the journey. Currently a teacher, she is particularly called to ministering to youth and family as well as to grief/loss issues. General Science of Mind principles remain on her agenda as well.

Licensed as RScP: 2011 - Ministry: Youth & Family - Prac Sessions: In-person & phone

Susan Neva

408-373-4053
susanneva [at] cslsj.org
Max Overland

Max Overland

408-464-0042
maxoverland [at] cslsj.org
Wanting to be of service to all mankind led Max to enter practitioner studies. In his work career, Max gives a good name to the category “government work” with his diligence and desire to be of and in service. His preference for spiritual guidance is in the areas of career, prosperity and general Science of Mind principles.

Licensed as RScP: 2011 - Prac Sessions: In-person, phone & Skype
Dorlene Russell

Dorlene Russell

408-370-0990
dorlenerussell [at] cslsj.org
In the midst of personal crisis, Dorlene decided to try God! A choice to live her life using God’s unlimited vision of her encouraged the desire to help others do the same. In her multi-faceted career as a Spiritual Life Coach, a yoga instructor and PR Director, she makes room for spiritual guidance focusing in the areas of relationship, career, youth & family, prosperity, health and general Science of Mind principles.

Licensed as RScP: 2011 - Ministry: Ministry of Prayer - Prac Sessions: In-person, phone & Skype
Debbie Slayton

Debbie Slayton

408-623-8819
debbieslayton [at] cslsj.org
Debbie believed the Center’s “Welcome Home” and began using the Center as a Launchpad for a new beginning. Her studies gave her the tools to mirror for other to find the God within. Although a retired Graphics Designer, Debbie remains heavily involved in creating God’s beauty in our Center. She is present to whatever need presents itself by her clients.

RScP since 2007 – Prac Sessions: In-person & phone

Mitsie B. Smith

408-515-9777
mitsiesmith@cslsj.org
Becoming a practitioner was Mitsie’s goal when she discovered the power of affirmative prayer. Consequently, she wanted to be accessible to others in the same way that others had held her highest good for her. Mitsie is in Commercial Property Management and always makes herself available to those wanting Prayer. She prefers issues related to career, prosperity and general Science of Mind principles.

RScP since 2013 – Ministry: Bd. of Trustees – Prac Sessions: In-person & phone
Sandy Swanson

Sandy Swanson

408-348-0557
sandyswanson [at] cslsj.org
Barbara Valdez

Barbara Valdez

408-394-2082
barbaravaldez [at] cslsj.org
Barb became a practitioner because she was called to hold the space for others, through prayer, of knowing their oneness with Source. In her daily life, Barb is a marriage and family therapist. In an ongoing manner she is ever in prayer and does spiritual guidance for individuals with needs in any area.

Licensed as RScP: 2014 - Ministry: End-of-Life guidance & education - Prac Sessions: In-person
Mattilon Vanderhorst

Mattilon Vanderhorst

408-225-2822
mattilonvanderhorst [at] cslsj.org
Initially, Mattilon took classes for improvement of health conditions. As she continued with her class work, she discovered that she was eligible for Practitioner status. Without hesitation, she continued. As a retired Social Worker, Mattilon remains actively involved in community service and also does spiritual guidance counseling in prosperity and health.

RScP Emeritus - Prac Sessions: Referrals only
Ron Wade

Ron Wade

415-606-7634
ronwade [at] cslsj.org
Called to be a practitioner, Ron had no choice but to follow the call. Ron spends his days working in Business Development/Marketing. Threading through his days and evenings is his time on the business of the Center and holding spiritual guidance sessions. His areas of preference are relationships, career, prosperity and general Science of Mind principles.

Licensed as RScP: 2012 - Ministry: Prac Mgt Liaison - Prac Sessions: In-person & phone