“Teach and practice, practice and teach — that is all we have; that is all we are good for; that is all we ever ought to do.”Ernest Holmes

At the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley our ministers guide, inspire and teach the power of mind and natural law to create our perfect life and a world that works for everyone. Grounded in the teaching of principle and affirmative prayer, our ministers offer counseling, prayer support, inspiring talks and relatable insight into spirituality guided by new thought/ancient wisdom.

Dr. Heather Dawn Clark leads our spiritual community with modern-day insight and interpretation of spiritual texts and teachings including the Science of Mind textbook and the bible.

Dr. Heather Dawn Clark, Spiritual Leader

Dr. Heather Clark serves as Spiritual Director of the Center in San Clemente, California. She was first licensed as a minister in 1992 serving as staff minister in the Calgary Center for a year. For the next six years, she served as senior minister in Bonita, California. She has served as a member of the Board of Education for four years, the Board of Directors for five years. She served on the Asilomar committee for five years. Dr. Heather passionately participated on the joint ICSL/UCSL Integration Committee. Dr. Heather received a Bachelor of Education in 1968 from the University of Saskatchewan and taught all grades, ages and abilities. A personal awakening to the Divine Presence in the early 80s was her motivation to find a like-minded community. With that in mind, she came upon a small independent New Thought Center and was a founding member of the first Science of Mind Center in Edmonton in 1985. Dr. Heather loves to teach the principles of the Science of Mind in clear, practical ways, engaging her students by drawing upon her rich knowledge of literature and sacred traditions to illustrate the concepts. Her strengths are faith, love, health, honesty and creativity. Dr. Heather takes her commitments seriously and takes herself lightly.


Rev. Karyn Allen

Staff Minister; Creative Arts

Rev. Karyn has been in the Science of Mind teachings and at the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley since 1998, and has served in just about every volunteer position available over the years.  Currently she facilitates the events and/or services that include the arts (music, movement, visual arts, etc…).  She became a licensed minister…

Rev. Judee Chapman

Assistant Minister; Wednesday evening service

Rev. Judee Chapman has been a student of New Thought philosophy her entire life as she attended the Unity “Church of Truth” in Pasadena, Ca. for many years.  Since 1988, she has been a student of Science of Mind and a Religious Science minister since 2003. Her ministry includes organizing and facilitating the mid-week service…

Rev. Bruce Fredenburg

Staff Minister; Science of Mind in Mental Health

Rev. Bruce is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, practicing in Laguna Hills, California since 1982. He is a Clinical Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a Child Specialist and Divorce Coach with Collaborative Divorce Solutions and a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. Rev. Bruce is also a…

Rev. Pattie Mercado

Assistant Minister; Youth Director

In addition to her duties as Youth Director, Rev. Pattie has served as one of two Assistant Ministers at our center since 2011. An ordained minister, Rev. Pattie’s ability to wear many hats has her moving easily from youth church to teaching adult classes, and on to the platform for a midweek faith lift at the Wednesday…

Rev. Arpad Petrass

Staff Minister

Rev. Arpad Petrass has been a member of this congregation since 1992. He was ordained as a Center For Spiritual Living Minister in 2013. Rev Arpad has served as Spiritual Director at the Center for Spiritual Living South County, a Staff Minister at the Pacific Center for Religious Science, and currently serves our center as Staff Minister.…

Rev. Carla Schiratis

Staff Minister; Healing Ministry and Congregation Outreach

Rev. Carla has been an avid student in the study of metaphysics and the spiritual path.  This passion led her to studying the Science of Mind course work and becoming a licensed practitioner.  Fueled with God’s direction and the love of this philosophy, Carla became a licensed minister in 2011 and was ordained in 2016.…


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Marlene Cuckler

RScP; Teen Advisor

I became a Practitioner in 2001. It was the last Practitioner class that treated for our new minister, Dr. Heather. I became a Practitioner because of my love for classes, Spiritual growth and connection. My volunteer positions currently are Practitioner, Choir, Hospitality and Teen Group Advisor. I started helping in our Youth Church when my…

Rick Dale


Darrolyn Fennelly


Patrick Freeman


Patrick Freeman has been a Licensed Practitioner at the Center for Spiritual Living – Capistrano Valley since 2013. He is also a member of the choir. As a long-time student of the Science of Mind, Patrick has always lived a spiritual life but found his heart’s home at CSLCV. Patrick and his wife, Joann, run…

Dave Friedman


Dave has been a Practitioner of Science of Mind since the Summer of 2013. An active member of CSLCV, Dave is the organizer and facilitator of the Men’s Group, part of the Choir, and helps with the Youth program. He also acts as a teaching assistant, and is generally around to help out with whatever…

Aidan Greaney

RScP; Board of Trustees - Trustee

Aidan Joined the Center in 2007 and became a trustee in 2009 serving six years. In addition to his work as a trustee, Aidan volunteers as an usher, in hospitality, on the Home that We Own committee, as a  practitioner and on our Commitment Experiment. Aidan has a warm gentle soul and wants the best…

Amy Greenroyd


Amy has been a member at the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley since 2011. Amy has been an active student regularly taking classes offered at the Center to gain a deeper understanding and active use of the Science of Mind principles.

Jeanne Hounshell


Jeanne has been a licensed practitioner of the Science of Mind for 15 years.  Jeanne says about her work as a practitioner, “I believe that everything that comes to us in life, comes to bring us more joy and that has proven true in my life. I started practitioner training to grow and really learn…

Joanne Leone


Joanne is a professional speaker, writer, organizer, certified life coach and Master Prosperity Teacher. Her life experience as well as tools learned while on pilgrimages to Glastonbury England, Sedona and Mt. Shasta, as well as fire walking and experiencing ancient spiritual practices, has given her great insights she likes to share as tools to make…

Christine Lowe


Faith Mäki


Fred Mercado

RScP; Board of Trustees - President

Raised as a Roman Catholic in parochial school for ten years, Fred had a deep connection with God/Spirit from a very early age. His Catholic upbringing established a solid spiritual base from which he later branched out into a more universal acceptance of many spiritual paths that were all to be honored. As so many…

Doris Palardy


Pam Rocke


Pamela (Pam) Rocke is a licensed Practitioner of Science of Mind since 2011. As a member of Center for Spiritual Living – Capistrano Valley since 2004, Pam has acted in various leadership roles at the Center. Currently, Pam is the assistant Practitioner to Rev. Alene Kramer and is the Sunday Coordinator responsible for the successful…

Hans Smith

Prayer Partner

Hans Smith has been a member of CSL since 2000. He has been serving as a practitioner for the last 7 years. He is very happy to serve in this and in other capacities in our center. Hans lives the good life here in San Clemente, and works in the Landscape and appraisal fields. Hans…

Toni Sparks


Toni has been a member of the Center for Spiritual Living – Capistrano Valley since 1997. She is a licensed Practitioner of Science of Mind and the leader of the Animal Kinship Ministry. She enjoys singing in the choir and teaching in the Youth Church. She also acts as a pleasant greeter on Sunday mornings…

Kathy Storey

RScP; Board of Trustees - Trustee, Animal Kinship Ministry

Kathy has been a member of the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley since 2003. She serves as a licensed Practitioner for this Center because “I know prayer changes everything. Love and service has been my pathway to Spirit, so it’s not a surprise that I head up the Volunteers Ministry. I serve in hospitality,…

Donna Wallace