A Center for Spiritual Living Religious Science Practitioner (RScP) endeavors to heal themselves and others through the recognition of the creative power of Mind, and the constant presence of the Love and Good of God. These individuals are trained in the art, skill and science of Affirmative Prayer. Practitioners strive to demonstrate daily the power of spiritual realization and believe in Divine guidance. If you are facing a challenging truth to your being, Practitioners help you to face it through spiritual treatments in order to bring about a change in the circumstance. These professionals are licensed to practice, and are bound by a high code of ethics to respect your privacy. Practitioners through CSLSN are below.
Marsha Calder is a Pennsylvania native of Quaker heritage who was raised Methodist by a Baptist and a Lutheran. She married a traumatized Roman Catholic with whom she joined the Presbyterian denomination before finding the Religious Science teaching of Ernest Holmes, now called the Centers for Spiritual Living.
Throughout her spiritual journey, Marsha has used her business talents, love of community, and sense of humor to serve her churches in a variety of ways: Board member, youth leader, teacher, committee organizer, and speaker. On rare occasion, she has been known to channel the energy of the little Dutch boy who stuck his finger in the dike to save his town from flooding.
Marsha has been a licensed Religious Science Practitioner in private practice since 2010. Should you be drawn to her for prayer, Marsha would be honored to serve you.
There is nothing to heal, only Truth to reveal. – from the writings of Ernest Holmes
Rev. Donna Lehotsky moved to Las Vegas in 1984 and, soon began taking Science of Mind classes. She became a licensed Religious Science Practitioner in the early 1990’s and, after finishing her ministerial training, was licensed in 1999 and ordained in 2004. Rev. Donna has served other CSL locations, as a Staff Minister, Co-Pastor, volunteer, Board Member, youth leader, teacher, and Director of Compassionate Care. She met her husband at one of the Centers and they have been married 19 years. After retiring from ministry in 2007, the love of this teaching called her back in 2010 to mentor 2 Study Groups long distance in Kenya. After finding out about CSLSN and, meeting with Rev. Marquita she knew this was a Center she wanted to be a part of to continue her spiritual journey and assist others in realizing how magnificent they are.
Rev. Katie Greene-Nelson has devoted many years to practicing the principles of Religious Science. She served over 20 years at the national level for the World Ministry of Prayer and is retired from this service with grace and love. Rev. Katie now channels these powerful skills to her new spiritual home at CSLSN. Her depth of knowledge in New Thought and experience in helping others find and follow their own divine path makes her uniquely qualified in this field. Individuals who desire spiritual guidance and help with life's challenges will discover a compassionate, caring coach in Rev. Katie.
Joseph Kovach is a Centers for Spiritual Living licensed Practitioner and is a dedicated student of the teachings of New Thought. He is passionately dedicated to serving others. His purpose is to recognize each person’s spiritual magnificence and then teach them how to discover it for themselves. Joe moved to Las Vegas in 1998 to work as a school counselor and continues to do so still. Joe has happily served other CSL locations as a volunteer, Board Member, Teen Program facilitator and teacher. He is excited to now serve Rev. Marquita and CSL of Southern Nevada. Joseph most enjoys being a parent, husband, and teaching Science of Mind principles to his two young children.
Laurie Morris has called the Las Vegas valley my home for 26 years. I fell in ‘love’ with science of mind officially in 1996, however, I’m pretty sure I’d been practicing this amazing philosophy far longer. In virtually no time, I found myself immersed in classes. It became such a passion for me that I continued with Practitioner classes. I received my practitioner license in September, 2006. I continue to live and love this philosophy with all my heart!
Rev. Judy-Ann Young is a native Alaskan who relocated to Nevada in 2000. She has a B.A. in Human Resources and a Masters in Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute (2012). Since 2011, Rev. Judy-Ann served as a monthly speaker in Lake Havasu, AZ; offered a weekly Sunday evening service (Alchemy of Love) and worked full-time as a Hospice Chaplain providing end-of-life support for patients and their families.
After exploring numerous paths in ministry, Rev. Judy-Ann realized her true passion is Special Events and Community Outreach. Her mission is to take the teachings of Spiritual Principles beyond the walls of our loving spiritual community to the streets of our city where people are challenged with navigating the waters of our human experiences as spiritual beings. Using the Arts is one of the vehicles in teaching spiritual principle, with music and theatre to open the heart and consciousness to greater expressions of God. Rev. Judy-Ann has successfully produced numerous shows--most recently the “Unity in the Community” concert.
“I have demonstrations all over my life of the abundant love, grace and creative uniqueness of the infinite spirit of God, I bask in the truth that fear and faith cannot occupy the same space at the same time, therefore I’m always at choice….so I choose FAITH. And So It Is, Amen, Amin and Ashe’! “
Juan McAlister is a long time student of Science of Mind and the New Thought movement. His initial introduction was at the First Church of Religious Science in Dallas Texas, where he became that Center’s first administrator. And, he credits his daily exposure to the “Principles” with launching him on a spiritual journey that brought him to becoming a Practitioner and kindling the fire within him to share these teachings with others...his form of giving back for all he has been given. Juan has been a resident of Las Vegas since 2005, with a one year hiatus in Anchorage, Alaska. He is a founding member of CSLSN. His background as a parent, adjunct professor, business owner, and corporate and municipal government executive provides the basis for his understanding, compassionate approach to supporting all who contact him.