What is a Practitioner?

Practitioners are here to help.
A Centers for Spiritual Living Practitioner is a person of high spiritual consciousness and deep understanding, trained in the study of the Science of Mind, and in the art, science and skill of Affirmative Prayer. Practitioners are dedicated to the cause of helping others, licensed to practice professionally, and bound by a high code of ethics to respect your privacy.

To become a certified Practitioner a person must complete a rigorous multi-year required course of study, pass comprehensive written exams and be approved by an oral panel consisting of ministers and practitioners. Their licenses are renewed every year after approval of required continuing education credits and service hours.

Why Use a Practitioner?
Practitioners are a healing arm of the Center. A good description! When you need an arm around you or a shoulder to lean on, a Professional Practitioner is there – trained, compassionate, and most important, clear about your innate divinity. Your Practitioner will pray with you and keep you in a loving consciousness of prayer to support you in:
– Eliminating conditions that are not working for your good
– Exploring the use of spiritual law to create the life you desire

Talk to a Practitioner if you are in need of inspiration, celebration of a major event in your life and/or healing in any area: financial, relational, health or career. You are God’s wondrous gift. Let a Practitioner remind you of that!

Practitioners are available for:
– Prayer support before and after the services
– Prayer support for all requests submitted to the prayer ministry
– Making visits to congregants at hospitals and care facilities
– Supporting funeral and memorial services
– Teaching and assisting in classes
– Holding the “High Watch” at important functions
– Spiritual check-up: A birthday gift of a session with a Practitioner of your choice

It is an honor and privilege for a practitioner to support you in any of these areas.

How can I access a Practitioner?
Practitioners are available on Sundays to pray with you. They are also available for private, individual spiritual guidance on a fee basis. Feel free to call a practitioner and ask for their fee schedule and location.

What is the fee a Practitioner charges?
Practitioners conduct their own professional practices, seeing individuals on a fee basis in one-on-one sessions. The fee is established at the time an appointment is made. The fee is not for prayer, but rather for the practitioner’s time, training, skill and professional knowledge of spiritual principles and practices that can enhance one’s life. Financial arrangements are flexible and need not be a deterrent to receiving services.

Confidentiality
The relationship between the practitioner and the client is one of utmost confidence, integrity and trust. It is essential to the practitioner-client relationship that all information shared is kept in the strictest confidence.

Prayer Ministry Team

Our Prayer Practitioners

Speak with one of our Prayer Practitioners if you are in need of inspiration, celebration of a major event in your life and/or healing in any area: financial, relational, health or career. You are God’s wondrous gift. Let our Prayer Practitioners remind you of that!

Center for Spiritual Living Palm Desert Prayer Practitioners support our spiritual community in a variety of ways:

  • Prayer support before and after Sunday Services
  • Responding to your written, email and phone prayer requests

All of the above services are provided as a gift to our spiritual community.

Prayer Practitioners are also available for individual spiritual support sessions on a fee basis. A session with a Prayer Practitioner provides a safe, nurturing environment for you to explore your spiritual practices and current beliefs that you would like to change. You are provided with the opportunity to co-create a “new” thought in your life that allows you to change your thinking and change your life!

No one is ever denied treatment for inability to pay.

We are here for you!
We believe “with God, all things are possible.”

To schedule a spiritual support session, contact one of our Prayer Practitioners listed below.

  • What seeds have you planted for success?

    Dr Joe Hooper

    Spiritual Director

  • Mari Barnum, RScP

    Mary Barnum

    RScP

  • Christine Cummings, RScP

    Christine Cummings

    RScP

  • Kathy Duguid

    Kathy Duguid

    RScP

  • Katheryn Morton

    Katheryn Morton

    RScP

  • Rev. Sam Satkin

  • Francine Ward

    Francine Ward

    RScP

  • Rev. Laura Shackelford

    Rev. Laura Shackelford

    Assistant Minister

  • René Biehl, RScP

    René Biehl

    RScP

  • Michael Curcuru, RScP

    Michael Curcuru

    RScP

  • Cheryl Guess

    Cheryl Guess

    RScP

  • Memie Nichols

    Memie Nichols

    RScP

  • Lori Savage, RScP

  • Rebecca Venkatraman

    RScP

  • Siv Adams, RScP

    Siv Adams

     RScP

  • Rev. Jonora Claybrook

  • Carol Davis, RScP

    Carol Davis

     RScP

  • Anni Jensen

    Anni Jensen

     RScP

  • Dale Olansky

    Dale Olansky

     RScP

  • Sara Snow

    RScP

  • Brad Wentker

    Brad Wentker

    RScP

  • Rev. Ruthann Banner

  • William Conway, RScP

    William Conway

    RScP

  • Holly Dickinson, RScP

    Holly Dickinson

    RScP

  • Gail Morton

    Gail Morton

    RScP

  • Vickie Ruff

    RScP

  • Nancy Townsend

    Nancy Townsend

    RScP