Biography

As a child raised in Christian Science, Christine Driessen learned to rely on prayer from a very young age, healing multiple bee stings, serious cuts, burns and a tumor on her cat's neck, through her own prayers.  From an early age, she had a deep desire to help others find healing in Christian Science because she felt everyone should know how powerful and protective God's love is in our lives.

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 French teacher, harpist and ballet 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 1995. In 1999, Christine 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 she was invited to lecture at Harvard Medical School and, together with several doctors there, she 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 have relied exclusively on Christian Science for healing and have found Christian Science to be a very reliable, effective and accessible system of healing. Eight of her family members have worked as full time practitioners, bringing healing to people all over the world. Her family has 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 and peace are natural to us and cannot be lost because Spirit is their source eternally.