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WE BELIEVE in God, the Living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute and self-existent Cause.
This One manifests Itself in and through all creation, but is not absorbed by Its creation. The manifest universe is the body of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God.

WE BELIEVE in the individualization of the Spirit in us, and that all people are individualizations of the One Spirit.

WE BELIEVE in the eternality, the immortality and the continuity of the individual soul, forever and ever expanding.

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The Global Vision of Centers for Spiritual Living

We see a world that works for everyone

Where all life is honored as expressions of the Divine

Where people live according to spiritual truth

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Where humanity awakens to spiritual magnificence

Where humanity rediscovers personal creative power

Where we live as one global family

Where kinship with all life prospers

Where unity and connection is emphasized

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Where forgiveness is the norm

Where spiritual guidance is valued

Where we are called to conscious social action

Where people have enough food, homes and a sense of belonging

Where there is peace, harmony and justice for all

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Where resources are valued, cared for and shared

Where communities are meaningfully involved in

service to the world

Where there is a renewed emphasis on

beauty, nature, creativity, art and aesthetics 

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Our roots run deep.
Our dreams reach high.

Synthesis combines Universal Principles and Practices with Individual Projects. We move from profound ideas to tangible manifestation.

Together we thrive.

Visit the Synthesis Website

Who We Are

Rev. Elisha Christopher
Spiritual Director

Rev. Elisha Christopher

Spiritual Director

Ecclesiastical Team

Minister

Rev. Grace  Lovejoy

Minister

Rev. Grace Lovejoy has been a licensed and ordained minister for Centers for Spiritual Living since 2007. She has now retired from her pulpit in Camarillo, Ca. and is pleased to be serving as a staff minister at CSL Santa Cruz. Ministerial services are available, including weddings, memorials, blessings,

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Assistant Minister

Rev. Tamara  Merrill

Assistant Minister

Tamara is a staff minister who has been involved with Science of Mind for many years and has recently, February, 2019, become a new minister. She is available for ceremonies, memorials, weddings and is a talented officiant for your event.

Chaplain/Practitioner

Chap. Cheryl Stromstad-Snyder

Chaplain/Practitioner

Cheryl became a licensed practitioner in 2004 through Centers for Spiritual Living, Santa Cruz, CA. She studied at the University of Santa Monica and received her Master’s in Spiritual Psychology in 2009.

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RScP, Practitioner

Skye Leona

RScP, Practitioner

I have been an active member of our community for 22 years and a licensed Science of Mind practitioner for 16 years. Through the Science of Mind teachings something new and pure was kindled deep inside me, a sense of personal power, 

fully supporting me in all aspects of my life and it is my passion to support others to flourish and thrive in their personal and professional lives.

Currently my Science of Mind services include:

• Adult Education administrator
• Science of Mind accredited classes instructor.
• Ministry of Prayer participant
• Spiritual Living Circle discussion group facilitator

I am available for spiritual counseling sessions at the Center or in my home. In addition I am available to attend and/or facilitate spiritual meetings and retreats.

(831) 818-1722

 

RScP Practitioner

Don Seemann

RScP Practitioner

I am a licensed Practitioner for CSL Santa Cruz and have been in practice since 2005. Praying with individuals and watching the Christ consciousness blossom within them is his favorite and most rewarding part of the work. Some important things to know about me are:

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RScP, Practitioner

Jessica Kreiss

RScP, Practitioner

Jessica started her spiritual journey at a very young age, but her practitioner studies began in 2009 at Center for Spiritual Living San Jose. From there, she took classes at the Peninsula, and also at The Launching Pad, a spiritual community for young adults. 

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RScP, Practitioner

Shira Stone

RScP, Practitioner

I’ve been blessed by spontaneous spiritual experiences ever since I was a child, which have given me a felt experience of Divine Love. It is my joy and honor to be a vessel for this Love through prayer. I became a licensed practitioner in 2011, and I am happy

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Board of Trustees

Treasurer

Mohini Peters

Treasurer
Trustee

Amron Ellis

Trustee
President/Art Director

Cathy Krizik

President/Art Director
Spiritual Director

Rev. Elisha Christopher

Spiritual Director
Assistant Officer

Nancy Loshkajian

Assistant Officer
Trustee/Web Design

            Nate               Saucier

Trustee/Web Design
Trustee

       Melanie        Yunk

Trustee
Trustee

        Ami Chen          Mills-Naim

Trustee

Admin Team

Office Manager

Jason Osmanski

Office Manager
Finance Manager/Board of Trustees

Lea Simoni Reed

Finance Manager/Board of Trustees

Music Ministry

Music Minister

Gitanjali Lori Rivera

Music Minister
CSL Band - Vocals

Valerie Byrne

CSL Band – Vocals
CSL Band - Bass

Brian Quinn

CSL Band – Bass
CSL Band - Saxophone

Scott Nordgren

CSL Band – Saxophone
CSL Band - Piano

Lorne Dechtenberg

CSL Band – Piano
Tech Goddess

Susan Pankratz

Tech Goddess

Team Members

Hospitality

     Ellen Wild

Hospitality
Gardener

Cheryl Schmitt

Gardener
Prayer Ministry and Congregant Care

   Mavis Musitelli

Prayer Ministry and Congregant Care

We Invest In Our Community

At CSL Santa Cruz we are committed to making a tangible impact on our community and the wider world. We invest 5% of all donations we receive back into our local community. Each quarter we choose an organization based on their alignment with our CSL Global Vision of building a world that works for everyone, rooted in inclusivity, compassion, and collective well-being. 

By channeling a portion of our resources towards these local organizations, we aim to catalyze positive change and contribute to the creation of a world that works for everyone. Through this practice, we extend our spiritual values into actionable efforts, strengthening the fabric of our community and reinforcing our commitment to universal prosperity and harmony.

Rev. Elisha Christopher 
Spiritual Director, Center for Spiritual Living Santa Cruz

2022

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Office Hours: Tue – Fri 11:00 am 3:00 pm 
Sanctuary: Sun 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday Service & Broadcast – 10:30 am
Sundays Meditation in the Sanctuary – 10:00 am
Check our calendar for additional events 

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Sign Up For Our Newsletter 

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About

Office Hours: Tue / Wed / Thurs 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Sanctuary: Sun 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday Service & Broadcast – 10:30 am
Sundays Meditation in the Sanctuary – 10:00 am
Check our calendar for additional events 

© CSL Santa Cruz 2022, updated 2024, designed and maintained by Nate Saucier