Christine Driessen's Bio
Christine Driessen is a professional practitioner, lecturer and teacher of the scientific system of healing called Christian Science, which is explained by Mary Baker Eddy in the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
Christine began her public practice of spiritual healing in 1969 at the same time she was pursuing a Master's Degree in French and developing a career as a harpist and a dancer. At the fall of Saigon during the Vietnam War, Christine was asked to serve as Director of the Indo-Chinese Refugee Legal Assistance Program for HEW (Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare) and the ABA (American Bar Association).
After receiving her Juris Doctorate, she entered private law practice specializing in criminal, juvenile and domestic law. She developed and directed a comprehensive rehabilitation program as an alternative to prison for women offenders and their children, which included counseling for addiction and domestic violence. She also served as Head Law Librarian for a law firm specializing in hospital law.
In 1993, she took a position as an attorney with the Committee on Publication, Legal and Legislative Division, at The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA, advancing issues related to spiritual healing. In this position, she lobbied in Washington, D.C., working on a Medicare bill and the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.
In 1994 she gave up her work as an attorney to serve as Manager of Sunday Schools and Youth Activities and Superintendent of The Mother Church Sunday School for four years, entering the full-time practice of Christian Science in 1996. In 1999, Christine was appointed to the Christian Science Board of Lectureship and specialized in medical, interfaith and youth talks for 15 years. For the last 10 years she was invited to lecture at Harvard Medical School and co-authored the book "The Soul of Medicine: Spiritual Perspectives and Clinical Practice" writing the chapter on Christian Science. She was asked to serve as Manager of the Board of Lectureship in 2003 and at the same time, went through Normal Class to become a Christian Science Teacher.
Christine comes from a family of four generations who rely exclusively on Christian Science for healing and have found Christian Science to be a very reliable, effective and accessible system of healing. Christine's husband and daughter are also active students of this Science.