CSL Redding

Sunday Services: 9:00 and 10:30 AM
1905 Hartnell Avenue, Redding, CA 96002
Phone: 530-221-4849
Fax: 530-221-4840
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Closed Fridays

Our Team

To learn more about our Leadership team, download/print the Leadership Team Brochure here.

Co-Senior Minister

Rev. Mary Mitchell, Co-Senior Minister

Rev. Mary MitchellRev. Mary Mitchell began her spiritual studies at the Center in 1989, and received her Practitioner License in 1994, her ministerial license in 2002, and was ordained in 2008, when she began serving as an Assistant Minister. She was named Practitioner of the Year in 2007, by the parent organization, International Centers for Spiritual Living, now known as Centers for Spiritual Living. Rev. Mary served three years on that organization's Board of Trustees and she continues to serve our parent organization as Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee.

Rev. Mary has a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Industries Management from Ohio State University and retired from the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District in Anderson where she was District Manager for 13 years. Previously, Rev. Mary worked in management positions for over twenty years in the wood products, pulp and paper industries.

Rev. Mary's passion is metaphysical studies and teaching Science of Mind® classes. Her hobby is writing and she has six published books including, Engaging Grace: How to Use Our Co-Creative Power in Daily Life and The Practitioner Handbook, both available in the Center's bookstore and on Amazon.com. Her newest books are History of the Center for Spiritual Living, Redding from 1971-2014 and 31 Easy Lessons in Metaphysics and the Science of Our Mind. Rev. Mary lives in Lake California in Cottonwood with her husband, Paul, and two very wonderful cats.

Contact Rev. Mary at memitchell@charter.net. Read Rev. Mary's biography here.

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Co-Senior Minister

Rev. Sue MillerBorn, Co-Senior Minister

Rev. Sue MillerBorn

Contact Rev. Sue at shantiananda@hotmail.com. Read Rev. Sue's biography here.

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Rev. Pam Sanchez

Rev. Pam


All of our ministers have undergone extensive Science of Mind® training.

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Charlie Born
Charlie Born, RScP
Sherri Dotter
Sherri Dotter, RScP
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson, RScP
Diana Johnson
Diana Johnson, RScP
Marylin Miller
Marylin Miller, RScP

What is a Practitioner?

To learn more about our Practitioner team, download/print the Guide to Practitioner Services here.

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Board of Trustees

As a nonprofit organization, the Center for Spiritual Living, Redding, operates under the direction of a board of trustees which meets on a monthly basis. The board is responsible for the oversight and operation of the organization and those elected to serve as board trustees must meet qualifying criteria and maintain a standard of expected service while in service to the board. The term of service for a board trustee is three years with officers serving a maximum term of one year in office during their tenure on the board. Each officer of the board has specified tasks and assignments which benefit and support the operation of the Center.

Board meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month at 5:15 PM in the Social Hall at the Center. Anyone wishing to address the board of trustees may do so by first contacting the President of the Board, Rev. David Robinson.

The board is comprised of nine members which includes one of the co-pastors as President with eight other elected and/or appointed board directors. Every March an annual meeting for the board and membership is held on a Sunday afternoon to review the previous year's accomplishments as well as to review the plans and the budget for the next year. Members as well as friends of the Center are invited to attend.

Current Board of Trustees Officers and Members:

President of Board:Rev. David Robinson, Senior Minister
Vice President:Christian Rizzi
Treasurer:Deb Black
Secretary:Gloria Newton
Member:Marylin Miller
Member:Carol Moreland
Member:Diana Woolfstead

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Christian RizziChristian Rizzi was born and raised in Redding and has been a member of the Center for Spiritual Living, Redding for 26 years. He has served as a volunteer for Children's Church and Lead Advisor of our Youth (teens) Group. Christian is passionate about Science of Mind principles and credits his loving relationship with his wife (and best friend) to the use of those principles. He enjoys tennis, golf, hikes and spending time with his wife and family. As a profession, Christian serves our greater Redding community as an Independent Financial Advisor.

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Deb BlackDeb Black has worked for over 30 years in tax preparation and accounting with a B. S. in Business Administration from California State University, Chico. Deb has lived all over the country, including Alaska. She returned to Redding in 1982 to raise her two children, Mike and Katie, who are now grown with families of their own. Deb was drawn to the Center out of curiosity after hearing one of our Practitioners, Chris Johnson, speak at a local business. She knew from the very first Sunday service she attended that there was great value here for her in the Science of Mind teachings. Being part of the Center's community has been life changing in some very positive ways. Participating on the Board of Trustees is Deb's chance to give back to this organization and its members and friends. The Board of Trustees is working together to uplift and empower the Center's congregants to live spiritually fulfilling lives.

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Gloria NewtonGloria Newton spent her first thirty-some years in the cool green of Oregon's Willamette Valley. In the late 1970s, while volunteering at a free clinic, she was recruited to help set up and staff the first federally funded healthcare clinic in Marion County, Oregon, established to serve the influx of Southeast Asian immigrants displaced by the Vietnam war. Through this experience she met many wonderful people, including the minister of the local Unity Church, who introduced her to New Thought teachings.

In 1982, she moved to Redding to accept a position with the County Hospital outpatient clinic. She earned a MA-Ed from Simpson University combining her nursing and education skills to conduct workshops and training for medical professionals, serving as training and exercise coordinator for the State Emergency Preparedness grant and adjunct faculty in the Health Sciences Division of Shasta College. She is currently enjoying the freedom of retirement with her German Shepherd Puppy, Aristoo.

Gloria joined the Center for Spiritual Living, Redding, in 1983 and looks forward to serving with a committed board team to model a world that works for all.

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Marylin MillerMarylin Miller is a licensed practitioner at our Center. She holds a Master's degree in social welfare from UC Berkeley and, prior to retirement, worked for many years as a clinical social worker/psychotherapist with children, families and adults in community mental health settings. She also served as team leader and supervising clinician. She enjoys spending time with two adult sons in the area and four grandsons, ages 7-21. She enjoys the natural world, playing violin with various groups, working with NorCal Boxer Rescue and participating in Center activities and sacred service. She loves doing spiritual mind treatment with individuals, teaching and assisting others in their journey of growth and unfoldment. As a Board of Trustee member, she looks forward to participating in guiding the Center in its next phase of growth and development as we become more involved with our surrounding community.

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Carol MorelandCarol Moreland started her studies in Religious Science at the age of 16 when her Aunt gave her the Science of Mind textbook. In her early twenties, she opened and operated her own travel agency. When her goals changed at age 38, she pursued higher education at Chico State earning her Master's degree with distinction in the area of psychology. Her credentials are in the areas of School Psychology, School Counseling and School Administration. Following graduation from Chico State, she was privileged to be hired immediately in the position of School Psychologist. She moved up the ladder within the school system to Director of Special Education and finally into School Administration. Her unique strengths are in the areas of counseling, behavior interventions, diagnosing disabilities, conflict resolution and developing successful systems. She has been married to Jerry for twenty years. She has three children, two step-children and six grandchildren. Her interests are in the areas of kayaking, hiking, gardening and walking her labyrinth. It is her desire to listen and create a Center that serves everyone.

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Diana WoolfsteadDiana Woolfstead was born December 8, 1950, in Mt .Shasta, California, where she attended elementary and high school. Diana attended the University of Nevada, Reno, from 1969 to 1973, and graduated with a BS Degree in home economics/textiles and business and a background in early childhood development. In 1973, Diana moved to Oakland, California, married Fred Pillon and started working for Capwell's, a Carter Hawley Hale Company. Their daughter, Lauren, was born in 1982. In 1988, Diana married Roy Woolfstead and continued to work for Carter Hawley Hale, Emporium, in San Francisco, California, for 15 years until 1989 when she moved to Redding. Diana and Roy's son, Cameron, was born in 1990. Diana began working at Grant School in 1995 and retired in 2016 after 21 years. She has been a resident of Redding for 26 years.

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Administrative Staff

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sylvia Kunz, Fiscal Manager, Awareness Bookstore Manager and Facilities Coordinator

Sylvia has over 35 years' experience in the accounting field. She has been Accounting Manager for a large corporation as well as a business owner. She received her accounting education from UC Berkley and attended the University of Redlands, majoring in Business. She also attended the University of California at Riverside and obtained several certificates in business and management.

Sylvia is the mother of two beautiful, grown daughters and has three grandchildren: Baylee and Hanna are 17 years old and Stone who is 9 years old. Sylvia also has volunteered at Women's Refuge and does flower arrangements for weddings and at Christmas. Sylvia is continuing on her spiritual path at the Center by attending many of the educational programs offered. Sylvia loves music, a good movie and a good book.

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Lorie Barnes, Administrative Assistant, Webmaster and YouTube Page Manager

Lorie BarnesLorie Barnes is a sixth generation native Californian and has lived in Shasta County since 1980. She has been the Administrative Assistant at the Center for Spiritual Living, Redding, since November 1, 2005, and she became a member of the Center on March 12, 2006. Lorie's been in the Admin/Clerical field for 29+ years and LOVES working at the Center! She graduated from Central Valley High School in 1986 and has two A. A. Degrees from Shasta College. Lorie has also been a house/pet/plant sitter since 1995. She lives less than a mile from the Center and her mom lives with her. Lorie's favorite color is purple and her favorite hobbies are spending time with friends, reading, listening to music and watching movies/television. Lorie's favorite saying is, "May all beings know peace, joy and love."

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