Along with meeting my health care needs, Christian Science has helped me to overcome depression and anxiety as well as address relationship and financial challenges and find guidance in my career and life choices. I honestly do not know where I would be without it. For these reasons and because I desire to support others in finding healing, I am a Christian Science practitioner.
I took the required instruction for entering the Christian Science practice a couple years after graduating from NYU with a degree in theater. Prior to becoming a full-time practitioner I tried a number of different things, but the call to commit to this healing ministry has been close to my heart ever since I can remember.
I’ve always loved sharing dialogue with fellow people of faith as well as studying the Bible. These interests led me to earn a Master of Divinity at Andover Newton Theological School. My desire to work in urban education brought me to a program at Wheelock College, where I got certified as an elementary school teacher in Massachusetts. Instead of teaching third graders as I had anticipated, though, I ended up teaching literacy skills at a prison. My work with inmates eventually grew to include a re-entry program, job readiness classes, and a Bible study.
Through a program at Harvard Law School, I was trained as a mediator and volunteered in small claims court and other contexts as well as coached students in conflict resolution skills. I taught public speaking classes to Harvard students and at adult education centers. I’ve also worked on various projects for the youth department of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, as well as for other departments within the church. I attribute all of these opportunities to God’s generosity.
From July 2013 through June 2016 I served as a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, traveling throughout the United States and focusing on youth audiences in churches as well as speaking at prisons, juvenile detention centers, and in other institutional settings.
Sometimes a song is the best prayer I can offer, and at certain moments music provides a unique source of comfort and joy. Gospel music especially moves me, and I have enjoyed singing in choirs and small groups over many years.
I am continually seeking to grow, with a primary focus being to learn as much as I can about how Jesus lived and healed. While I feel deep gratitude for what Jesus has done for us and a yearning to follow that Christly example more closely in my own life. I also know what it's like to fall short in that endeavor. I'm thankful for grace.
Thank you for taking the time to visit this site and learn more about my work and Christian Science healing. I hope we will be in touch soon if it feels right to take that step.