Rev. Bob Deen D.D. comes to Centers for Spiritual Living Midtown from Golden Colorado where for the past four years he has been the Professional Education Manager for Centers for Spiritual Living and President of Holmes Institute. A Religious Science minister since 1995, Dr. Bob received his ministerial training from Dr. Kennedy Shultz here in Atlanta.
He has served Centers in Florida and California prior to ten years as Senior Minister for the Greater Philadelphia Center for Spiritual Living in Paoli, PA. Dr. Bob holds several degrees: a bachelor in Education, Masters in Church Music, Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Divinity Degree. He brings a rich background in ministry having been first licensed as a Baptist Minister at age 19.
His interests cover a range of spiritual traditions and philosophical systems of thought. Sometimes referred to as a weaver of spiritual traditions, Dr. Bob understands the Science of Mind teaching of Dr. Ernest Holmes as the lens through which all others can be understood. He brings a deep belief in principle as presented by the Science of Mind, along with wisdom, humor, and love to this ministry.
Lee Huffman has been a CSL Licensed Practitioner since the summer of 2014 and has been associated with Centers for Spiritual Living since 2008. He has served on CSL Midtown’s Board of Trustees since 2015 and has been the Vice President of the board since 2016. He is here to serve our community in any way possible, especially through Spiritual Coaching and Affirmative Prayer (aka “Treatment”).
Lee lives in Suwanee, GA. He is originally from a small town in Indiana and has lived in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Colorado, and California. Lee’s son, Matthew served in United States Marine Corps and now lives in Auburn, Georgia. Matt is back in college on the GI bill working on his degree in veterinary medicine. Lee’s daughter, Eliza, who also lives in the Atlanta metro area and has been very active in the Teen Program at CSL and served as the Teen President for another Center in Atlanta. Eliza used Science of Mind principles and practices to become a full-time college student a full year before finishing high school in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
On the business side, as the CEO and Master Coach of Professional Development USA, Lee has a passion for developing business leaders that comes from over 35 years of experience developing successful organizations as a serial entrepreneur and as a Fortune 100 Executive. Known as “The Business Catalyst” on the speaking circuit, Lee develops and leads customized workshops and keynote presentations for groups of 25 to 2,500. In addition, he mentors and trains Business Owners, Executives, and Professionals in small groups and one-on-one. He offers free initial consultations to leaders of organizations with five or more employees.
Robert (Bob) L. Townsend has followed and studied the SOM teaching since he came to Atlanta in 2007 and has been an active member of CSLMidtown 6 months after its 2011 founding. His daily affirmation and favorite line in our Declaration of Principle is: “… All thought is creative and how I choose to think creates my personal experience….”
Bob Townsend is a business coach, consultant and mentor with over 40 years of senior level corporate and entrepreneurial experience in building consumer facing and B2B businesses. As an effective communicator and manager, he has demonstrated a full range of leadership skills in brand and product management, sales, marketing, content development, acquisition and distribution, digital technology, general management, building high-performance teams and enhancing a company’s ability to: Crystallize a vision; Position a new initiative, Identify partnerships, alliances and other opportunities; Evaluate under-performing or troubled business assets; Drive Strategic Programs through organizational complexities; and, Build and foster internal and external relationships.
He has received numerous industry awards and has sat on a number of boards including: Development Fund and Board of Trustees, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ; Board of Directors, Cable Television Administration and Marketing Society (CTAM); CTAM TAMI Award for creating a national chapter structure; The Carl Weinstein Sales Achievement Award, Cable Advertising Bureau (CAB); Black Achievers in Industry, YMCA of Greater New York; Marketing Award, National Association of Minorities in Cable, Inc. He is a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
Bob is a graduate of Howard University with a BA in business/economics as well as graduate studies in marketing management at Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York.
A New Year’s baby with a Catholic up-bringing in southwest Louisiana, Doug Moody, RScP, moved to Atlanta after graduating from LSU in 1985. He soon discovered Religious Science in January 1986 under the ministry of Rev. Kennedy Shultz at the Woodruff Arts Center. Following a Master of Science Degree in Commercial Real Estate Finance and a 1988 job transfer to Washington, DC, Doug relocated back to Atlanta in 1995 and eagerly returned to Dr. Shultz’s services and classes. He began and completed the CSL course work all the way up to Practitioner level. Doug headed “the call” to Practitioner Classes and service in 2013 and completed his Practitioner studies via The Holmes Institute. Doug is grateful for the opportunity of studying, learning, and interacting with fellow Practitioners from Religious Science communities from across the USA and Canada in its weekly on-line class format. His Practitioner studies were capped by a retreat and graduation in California under the mentorship of Dr. Reverend Christina Tillotson in June 2015 where he met and instantly resonated with Dr. Reverend Bob Deen. Doug has served as a licensed Religious Science Practitioner with CSL Midtown since.
Doug’s most admired inspiration is Mother Nature and often feels most “at home” out in the wilderness – camping, hiking, skiing, paddling, snorkeling, writing, or meditating. Doug is an Eagle Scout, a pianist and composer, a genealogist, a foodie and cook, an avid gardener, and has worked in his Commercial Real Estate consulting practice (SITUS Properties, LLC) for the past thirteen years as a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. Doug is blessed with a most wonderful and supportive family, his beloved partner of over 22 years (Gregg Pavlak), and their English Labrador Retriever. He treasures CSL Midtown – its staff, Ministers, fellow Practitioners, volunteers, and each of its members with love, support, and heartfelt joy in re-discovering and bringing forth the Spiritual Magnificence of every soul.
Karen Childs, Welcome and Membership