Catherine Ellis, RScP
As a child, religion was sparse and seemed neither useful nor logical. Methodist Youth Fellowship introduced me to smoking at age 13. Tammy Faye Baker’s tears, the PTL club, and TV religion in general seemed mostly about asking for money. Dirty secrets were surfacing within Catholicism. Old Charlton Heston type bible movies added to these negative childhood impressions.
In high school and college, I connected with eastern philosophy and came to believe in a god of physics where energy is neither created nor destroyed.
A friend introduced me to Religious Science in the late 80’s after the end of a too long, unhealthy relationship. That initial experience evolved into years of Sunday and Wednesday talks, but regrettably, no classes. The concept that people are created to be happy seemed logical.
About ten years later, my life was showing up like burnt popcorn with loved ones dying, my own cancer and career challenges. I paused.
By early 2004, my life was a disaster. I realized I had a small idea of me and a small idea of god. I just wanted to be happier. I decided to become proactive about my spirituality. I co-formed a three person, weekly study group. I reengaged Religious Science with a vengeance including taking classes, sometimes two at a time.
I learned to discern between constructive and destructive thoughts. Life got better and better, one thought at a time. I have become vigilant about my thoughts, my many spiritual practices, and my repeated choice to live in the present.
Seeking a practitioner’s license was a natural and totally unintended fruition of this wonderful journey.
Diane Edwards, RscP
Barbara Guillory, RScP
Bill Harris, RScP
Apriel Jessup-Searcy, RScP
I developed an inquisitiveness for wellness, world religions and spirituality while in nursing school. I took a Women and Religions coarse. My mind was blown away, to the vastness and unlimited potentiality of the Universe. Every spiritual teaching I studied contained a common thread of truth. This led me to becoming a Religious Science practitioner at the Atlanta Church of Religious Science, now known as Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta. I continue to expand my daily spiritual growth and practice by integrating what I am learning into the practice I call LIFE. I am continuing my formal education through the Emerson Institute Seminary(Doctoral degree in Spiritual Studies). Locally I am walking the path to take my refuge vow with my Buddhist sangha, Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta and working within the technology and wellness ministries at Unity North Atlanta. I strive to continuously evolve my daily spiritual and wellness practices as THEY ARE ONE! It is not enough to know, we must experience, we must practice!
One of my favorite quotes comes from the Buddha– “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” Namaste.
Rev. John Karn, RScP
I am a Religious Science Practitioner for the Center For Spiritual Living Midtown Atlanta. I also serve as the Region 9 Practitioner Representative (Georgia, Alabama and Florida) for the Centers For Spiritual Living. I am also ministerial student of the Emerson Theological Institute. I am active in the Toastmasters Community, the dog rescue community as well as the plant based lifestyle community. I’m vegan and very excited to assist others in transitioning to that lifestyle. My prior work history has been in professional nursing and health care litigation management.
Kim Huffman, RScP ( CSLMidtown Practitioner Lead)
Lee Huffman, RScP
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 is here to serve our community in any way possible, especially through Spiritual Coaching and Affirmative Prayer (aka “Treatment”).
A family man, Lee and Kim have been married for over 25 years (to each other :^). They live in Suwanee, GA. Their son, Matthew is about to end his career serving in the United States Marine Corps. Matt and his wife, Denise, will be returning to the Atlanta area soon. Their daughter, Eliza, is a very active in CSL as the Teen President for another Center in Atlanta. Ask Lee, Kim or Eliza how 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.
On the business side, Lee is the CEO and Master Coach of Professional Development USA. He has a passion for developing business leaders that comes from over 30 years of experience developing successful organizations as a serial entrepreneur and as a Fortune 100 Executive. As “The Business Catalyst”, Lee develops and leads customized workshops and keynote presentations for groups of 25 to 2,000. In addition, he mentors and trains Executives, Business Owners, Community Leaders, and Professionals in small groups and one-on-one.
Doug Moody, Practitioner Intern
Tracy Smart-Sweet, RScP
Aloma Sibley, RScP
Bruce Wilmoth, Practitioner Intern
Bruce Wilmoth was delivered to the United States Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the 23rd of September, 1948.