As a child raised in Christian Science, I learned to rely on prayer from a very young age, healing multiple bee stings, serious cuts, burns, and a tumor on my cat's neck, through my own prayers. Early on, I had a deep desire to help others find healing in Christian Science because I felt everyone should know how powerful and protective God's love is in our lives.
Over the years my love and deep gratitude for God’s law as taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus, and his devoted follower, Mary Baker Eddy, impelled me to deepen my study of God’s law books—The King James Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. I found there the answer to all of life’s questions and challenges, and how to apply God’s law to bring healing to the world.
I began my public practice of spiritual healing in 1969 at the same time that I was pursuing a Master's Degree in French and developing a career as a French teacher, harpist, and ballet dancer. At the fall of Saigon during the Vietnam War, I was hired 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) in order to assist in assimilating 200,000 refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos into the U.S.
After receiving my Juris Doctorate, I entered private law practice specializing in criminal, juvenile and domestic law. Learning of the plight of women prisoners, I turned to prayer for a solution and was led to develop and direct a comprehensive rehabilitation program as an alternative to prison for women offenders and their children. I also served as Head Law Librarian for a law firm specializing in hospital law which prepared me for later giving lectures on Christian Science in medical schools.
In 1993, I 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, I lobbied in Washington, D.C., working on a Medicare bill and the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.
In 1994 I gave up my 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, I was appointed to the Christian Science Board of Lectureship and specialized in medical, interfaith and youth talks for 15 years. For ten of those years I was invited to lecture at Harvard Medical School and then to co-author, with several doctors, the book The Soul of Medicine: Spiritual Perspectives and Clinical Practice, writing the chapter on Christian Science. I was asked to serve as Manager of the Board of Lectureship in 2003 and at the same time, had the privilege of going through Normal Class to become a Christian Science Teacher.
The saying, “we stand on the shoulders of giants” certainly describes my family. For four generations, my family has relied exclusively on Christian Science for healing, finding Christian Science to be a very reliable, effective, and accessible system of healing. Eight of us in our family have committed to working full time as practitioners, bringing healing to people all over the world. We have seen healings of tumors, spinal meningitis, multiple broken bones from car accidents, terminal illness, spinal injury (to name only a few examples) all healed exclusively through prayer.
Christian Science is a way of life which brings us closer to the source of all Life--our Father-Mother God, infinite Good, divine Love--and enables each of us to demonstrate that health, peace and abundant good are natural to every single one of us and can never be lost because Spirit is our Life eternally.