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


Leadership Team


Co-Senior Minister

Rev. Mary Mitchell, Co-Senior Minister

Rev. Mary MitchellRev. Mary Mitchell began her spiritual studies at the Center in 1989. She 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 became a Co-Senior Minister is May 2017.

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, California, where she was the 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.

E-Mail Rev. Mary here.

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Co-Senior Minister

Rev. Sue MillerBorn, Co-Senior Minister

Rev. Sue MillerBornRev. Sue MillerBorn has been a licensed practitioner since 2001 under the training of Rev. Dr. James Golden and Rev. Dr. Andrea (Golden) Asebedo. She completed her Ministerial training in 2004 and was ordained in 2010. She is currently one of the Co-Senior Ministers, overseeing spiritual practices, Seva, Sacred Sisters Women's Group, Men's Group, Young Adult's Group and the Practitioner Unit, as well as speaking and teaching. One of the things she loves best about being a practitioner and a minister is her connection to people, one-on-one. It is an opportunity to witness love and the creative process manifest healing. She thrives in teaching and facilitating the Sacred Sister's Women's Group, meditation practices, Yoga and spending time in service to the Center. The greatest joy of being a Practitioner/Minister is knowing that a greater Good is always unfolding and witnessing the power of God always manifesting this Good through all experiences. It is a journey in Love.

E-Mail Rev. Sue here.

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Staff Minister

Rev. Pam Sanchez, Staff Minister

Rev. Pam SanchezRev. Pam Sanchez moved to Redding and became a member of the Spiritual Enrichment Center in 1983. She became a Licensed Practitioner in 1992 and received her Ministerial License in 1997. She served as the main minister for the Center for Positive Living in Mt. Shasta from 1998 to 2000. Pam commenced her Pastoral Care service at Mercy Medical Center in July 2000 and with Redding Medical Center's program in June 2002. Pam retired from her day job in April 2003 after being employed for 30 years as a Supervisor with the State Department of Rehabilitation. Pam served individuals in vocational rehabilitation working with persons with disabilities.

Rev. Pam is an ordained minister of Religious Science. All ordained ministers of Religious Science hold the ministerial designation for life, a special recognition of the consciousness and "calling" in one's life for spiritual service and practice. Rev. Pam served as a chaplain at Shasta Regional Medical Center and for the Redding Police Department.

Rev. Pam oversees the Congregational Support Seva Team which provides support, most often in the form of meals, to members and friends of the Center who are going through a time of transition such as illness, the death of a family member, the birth of a new baby or other such demanding times of transition.

Rev. Pam also oversees the Hope Van Meals Seva Team, which provides a meal for the homeless people in our community once a month. They meet on the fourth Friday of every month at the parking lot of the Social Services Center on Breslauer Way at 8:30 AM.

E-Mail Rev. Pam here.

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

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Practitioners

What is a Practitioner?

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

Charlie Born, Religious Science Practitioner

Charlie BornCharlie Born, RScP, has been with the Center since 1992. He is the Manager of Government and External Affairs for Frontier Communications. Charlie has served in just about every area of the Center, including children's church, board member, usher/greeter, community outreach, pledge drive, fundraising, and for several years now, he has co-chaired the Landscape Seva Team. Most recently, Charlie served as co-chair of the Minister Search Team. His background includes a strong interest in Yoga and meditation. He received training in the TM technique in the 70s and was involved with the Creative Initiative Foundation in the 80s. Charlie received his Professional Prayer Practitioner license in 2013.

E-Mail Charlie here.

Sherri Dotter, Religious Science Practitioner

Sherri Dotter








E-Mail Sherri here.

Chris Johnson, Religious Science Practitioner

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson, RScP, came to what was then the Redding Church of Religious Science in the summer of 1986 and knew he had found his spiritual home. He began taking Science of Mind classes later that fall and completed the Practitioner program in three years. The teachings of Ernest Holmes really resonated with him and he has studied New Thought philosophers ever since.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching. When he retired from a 30-year career in public education in 2013, he felt the time was right to devote his time, energy and service to being a Licensed Religious Science Practitioner (RScP). He has served in this capacity at both the Center for Spiritual Living, Redding, and CSL Mendocino. He has also served as Music Director at CSL Redding and as Administrator and Guest Speaker at Mendocino CSL.

Chris's passion is sharing the power of our teaching with others. He believes that creating a world that works for all begins with putting spiritual tools in the hands of as many people as possible. He is dedicated to doing just that, whether in a class setting, a workshop or one-on-one in a Practitioner Session. He writes and performs New Thought music with his wife and fellow practitioner, Diana Johnson, RScP.

E-Mail Chris here.

Diana Johnson, Religious Science Practitioner

Diana Johnson

Diana Johnson, RScP, has been a resident of Shasta County, and a member of CSL Redding, for 25 years. She grew up in the Central Valley, attended college in Chico and Redding, and got her BA and Teaching Credential at Simpson University. She taught Home School students and parents for 15 years. As she learned and practiced the Science of MInd Philosophy, her life was transformed again and again. In Fall of 2008, she began the Practitioner Path and entered formal training in Fall of 2010. This ultimately led to a career change.

At this time, Diana serves the Redding Center as a Licensed Religious Science Practitioner and Director of Youth and Family Ministries, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees. She teaches both certificated (core) and non-certificated (spiritual development) classes and leads workshops and retreats. She and her husband, Chris, compose and perform their own brand of New Thought music for Sunday services. Diana entered the Holmes Institute as a Ministerial Student in spring of 2017 and expects to be licensed by summer of 2019. She has a passion for teaching in all of its forms and for creating and sustaining Spiritual Community.

E-Mail Diana here.

Marylin Miller, Religious Science Practitioner

Marylin Miller

Marylin Miller, RScP, is a licensed Religious Science practitioner at Center for Spiritual Living, Redding. She worked for years as a clinical social worker with both children and adults prior to becoming a practitioner. She enjoys spending time with family, appreciating the natural world, playing music with various groups, working in animal rescue and participating in Center programs. Marylin serves as a prayer partner and teaches Science of Mind concepts, focusing on the direct experience of oneness and the truth of our wholeness. She is deeply grateful for the opportunity to assist others on their journey of growth and awakening. She loves participating with others in the process of unfoldment and it is her unshakable belief that every single one of us, no matter what our current circumstances or what has gone before, has an innate ability to heal and open to the light of truth.

E-Mail Marylin here.

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Board of Trustees

Current Board of Trustees Officers and Members:

President of Board:Rev. Mary Mitchell, Co-Senior Minister
Vice President:Christian Rizzi
Treasurer:Deb Black
Secretary:Gloria Newton
Member:Sherri Dotter
Member:Diana Johnson
Member:Marylin Miller
Member:Carol Moreland
Member:Diana Woolfstead

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.

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.

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.

Sherri DotterSherri Dotter, RScP








Diana JohnsonDiana Johnson, RScP, has been a resident of Shasta County, and a member of CSL Redding, for 25 years. She grew up in the Central Valley, attended college in Chico and Redding, and got her BA and Teaching Credential at Simpson University. She taught Home School students and parents for 15 years. As she learned and practiced the Science of MInd Philosophy, her life was transformed again and again. In Fall of 2008, she began the Practitioner Path and entered formal training in Fall of 2010. This ultimately led to a career change.

At this time, Diana serves the Redding Center as a Licensed Religious Science Practitioner and Director of Youth and Family Ministries, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees. She teaches both certificated (core) and non-certificated (spiritual development) classes and leads workshops and retreats. She and her husband, Chris, compose and perform their own brand of New Thought music for Sunday services. Diana entered the Holmes Institute as a Ministerial Student in spring of 2017 and expects to be licensed by summer of 2019. She has a passion for teaching in all of its forms and for creating and sustaining Spiritual Community.

Marylin MillerMarylin Miller, RScP, is a licensed Religious Science practitioner at Center for Spiritual Living, Redding. She worked for years as a clinical social worker with both children and adults prior to becoming a practitioner. She enjoys spending time with family, appreciating the natural world, playing music with various groups, working in animal rescue and participating in Center programs. Marylin serves as a prayer partner and teaches Science of Mind concepts, focusing on the direct experience of oneness and the truth of our wholeness. She is deeply grateful for the opportunity to assist others on their journey of growth and awakening. She loves participating with others in the process of unfoldment and it is her unshakable belief that every single one of us, no matter what our current circumstances or what has gone before, has an innate ability to heal and open to the light of truth.

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.

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 KunzSylvia 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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