Prayer Ministry

What is a Practitioner?

Practitioners are licensed Religious Science individuals who have gone through 4 years of training to give affirmative spiritual prayer or Spiritual Mind Treatment to those who seek spiritual support. They are the healing arm of the Center for Spiritual Living community. A Spiritual Mind Treatment is called such in that as a physician treats a patient physically, affirmative prayer “treats” a person mentally and spiritually.

New Thought Center for Spiritual Living practitioners support our spiritual community in a variety of ways. You can easily find our practitioners, as they wear a white stole on Sundays.

Practitioners are available to you in the following ways:

• Prayer support before and after Sunday Services.
• Responding to your written, email and phone prayer requests.
• Holding the High Watch during service and at special events.
• All of the above services are provided as a gift to our spiritual community.

Practitioners are also available for individual spiritual support sessions on a fee basis. A session with a Spiritual Practitioner provides a safe, nurturing environment for you to explore your spiritual practices and current beliefs that you would like to change. You are provided with the opportunity to co-create a “new” thought in your life that allows you to change your thinking and change your life!

RUTH BENNETT

RUTH BENNETT

Practitioner

 Change your thinking, change your life. These words resonated with Ruth when she first started attending the Center for Spiritual Living in Seattle in the early 1990s. She started taking courses: Foundations, Beyond Limits, Roots, Self-Mastery, Spiritual Practice, Financial Freedom and more.

    When Ruth and her wife, Dee, moved to Green Valley in 2008, she started attending our Center in Amado, serving several terms on our Board. When the opportunity arose to take Practitioner training, she was all in! She finished her training and passed her oral and written exams in 2016.
     Ruth knows the power of prayer and is grateful for the opportunity to know the Truth for all who are Seekers. She has taught/facilitated several classes including our introductory course, Beyond Limits, the life-changing The Four Agreements, the Fifth Agreement and Ernest Holmes’ This Thing Called You.
    Ruth is available for private Practitioner sessions and will continue to teach classes.
Ruth Bennett, RScP
Karen King

Karen King

Practitioner

Karen King has been an active member of both Unity and Science of Mind groups for over 30 years. A little more than halfway through her life, she discovered New Thought, thinking “Oh, here’s something I could live with.” After several years as a Prayer Associate in Silent Unity, a Licensed Unity Teacher and Marketing Publicist for Unity Books (during which book sales increased by 33%), Karen moved to Tucson, Arizona as a Licensed Unity Teacher. After a speaking engagement at what eventually became the Center for Spiritual Living Tucson, Karen joined the Center and served for 3 years as a board member and 6 years as a Religious Science of Mind Practitioner (RScP). Over a year ago, she moved her Practitioner license to the Sonoran Desert Center for Spiritual Living in Amado, Arizona, to free up more time for travel and speaking engagements. Karen’s purpose in life is to inspire and to help seekers find Joy as they move forward on their spiritual journey.

Karen King, RScP
Phone & Text: 520-306-1984
E-Mail:  askkarenking@gmail.com

Rosie Cline

Rosie Cline

15 years ago I found the Sonoran Desert Center for spiritual living and felt as though I was finally home.

Six years ago, under the guidance and teaching of our wonderful minister, Reverend Donna Maurer, I became a licensed practitioner for our Center. It has been my joy to serve our congregation in ways that nurture the hearts and minds of all. I am so grateful for this calling.

Rosie Cline, RScP
520-235-5396

Jon William Lopez

Jon William Lopez

Practitioner

Jon William Lopez has been a student of the Science of Mind teaching for 28 years, and a licensed practitioner for 10. He was paneled in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has been an active, participating member of the Centers for Spiritual Living in Los Angeles, New Mexico, Texas, Georgia and now Arizona. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Sonoran Desert CSL, as well as serving on the Art and Media Committees. He lives with his longtime partner of 26 years in Green Valley, AZ.

Jon William Lopez, RScP
jonwil@aol.com

Melinda Mutch

Melinda Mutch

Practitioner

I am a seeker.  I have been searching for Joy for as long as I can remember.  I also want to find the Truth.

There was a lot of confusion in my formative years along with a lack of Joy.  I didn’t even know what it was called when I was 10, but I knew I wanted and needed something different than the way things were.  It took me several re-location maneuvers to discover it is not where you are but who you are.  I wanted to be ‘good’ yet there was just so much ‘bad’ around me.  Faith never eluded me more than a minute or two here and there, as I had experienced an encounter with Spirit around this time so I knew Joy was real.   I read Emerson when I was especially lost and found the Truth.  I held onto the snippets of Truth I would find here and there, waiting for the awakening.

Early 2005 I found a Science of Mind Center in Southern Arizona.  This began my continuing effort to live in Joy.  I listened, I learned, I volunteered, I studied…and now I am a practitioner.  I love to facilitate classes, as I need to study to teach.  (I prefer the term facilitate, as I am also a student of yours)  I became a licensed professional practitioner in 2012 and have served my Center from the day I first arrived.

Life is meant to be full of Joy.  My task then is to uncover all the blocks to my experience of Joy.

Life does not have to be complicated.  We make it so for a variety of reasons, some unconscious.  Let us now get back to the basics of living life from the attributes of Spirit, our gift of Life, such as Abundance, Joy, Love, Balance, Wholeness, Peace……..and anything good.  Everything is good, we just need to eliminate the garbage that has piled up and skewed our perception.  The change will happen when the intention is set and held up with feeling, belief, and attention.

I am available for sessions where we can explore your blocks to fulfillment and a Joy filled life.  In the one hour session we will explore some patterns and beliefs, make a choice to change, create a plan of action, and then enter into affirmative prayer.  One session can have a seriously good impact on your life.  Just ask others who have experienced this Joy.

Let’s claim our good now.  I stand for JOY!

Melinda Mutch, RScP, Affirmative Practitioner
Sonoran Desert Center for Spiritual Living
Arizona   360-941-3318

Judy Robertson

Judy Robertson

Practitioner

In 2008 I started attending the Sonoran Desert Center for Spiritual Living in Amado. After I studied for 6 years, with no breaks, in 2006 I became a licensed Practitioner. I enjoy teaching and being a beneficial presence.

Judy Robertson, RScP

Patricia Watson

Patricia Watson

Practitioner

Patricia Watson, RScP, has been involved in Science of Mind for over 22 years. She became a Licensed Practitioner in August, 2004. Patricia is a remote Practitioner and member of the Sonoran Desert Center for Spiritual Living in Amado, Arizona where she is part of the Practitioner Core and the music team.  She is the co-director of “Wisdom of the Heart” Science of Mind study group that has been meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia since 2003.

One of her passions is singing jazz and gospel music and she presently performs in both genres.  She has had the wonderful opportunity to visit different CSL, Unity and various churches as a guest speaker, soloist and workshop facilitator both in Canada and the US.    Patricia loves teaching SOM principles and facilitating transformational and gospel music workshops.  She truly enjoys working with people to assist them in finding their life’s passion through visioning and various other methods that she has learned and shared over the past 32 years.  Patricia lives in East LaHave, Nova Scotia with her husband David.

Tashi delek (auspicious blessings)

Patricia Watson, RScP
520-520-207-0750 (Arizona)
902-766-4511 (Nova Scotia)
902-527-4688 (Cell)
Email: pwassoc@eastlink.ca
Website: patwatsonsings.com