About Our Prayer Ministry

Affirmative Prayer

Each and every one of us is a magnificently unique expression of Spirit. Sometimes we are in need of remembering this Truth of who we are. Practitioners assist in reminding us of our Truth. The Ministry of Prayer Practitioners are those who have walked the path of Understanding and Knowing Truth. They are trained through the study of the Science of Mind. They are skilled in the art of Prayer Treatment or affirmative prayer. They welcome requests for prayer treatments on any desires or challenges you may have.

Click the email icon underneath any practitioner’s name to request an affirmative prayer. Or submit the brief form at right and we will direct your request to an appropriate practitioner.

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    Our Practitioners and Intern Practioners

    Jill Burnett


    Rick Dale


    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 a successful insurance agency specializing in health insurance including Medicare. Born and raised in San Francisco, he has served in the US Army, including tours in Korea and Vietnam. He enjoys swimming, skiing, sailing and hiking in his spare time and also spending time with his three adult children.

    Faith Mäki


    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 flow of our Sunday Services. Pam says about Science of Mind, “I believe this teaching, Science of Mind, is the best path to a life and world that provides everyone with peace, dignity, and enough resources to live a hearty, love filled life. As a licensed Practitioner, I make a difference in the world by working with people directly, and by strengthening this particular spiritual community.”

    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 is a people person and loves to do treatments so people can see the divinity that resides within each and every one of us. He sees every person as a precious blessing in his life, and encourages all of us to be our highest, best, and most evolved human we can be. Hans is happy to serve all members of his center family in any way he can.

    Toni Sparks

    RScP; Board of Trustees - Vice President

    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 and gives her time on the Hospitality committee. She “believes in service and the oneness of all Life. This led her to become a vegan in 1982 and to get involved with the Animal Kinship Ministry. “We support the human-animal bond through prayer, education and service.”

    Kathy Storey

    RScP; 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, bookstore and I am a Practitioner for the Animal Kinship Ministry, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees. I have been in recovery since 1998 and one of my favorite things to do is to teach our Principles.”

    Cheryl Lyman


    Cheryl Lyman was born and raised a Baptist in Arizona. She was married in the Catholic church, as her husband was Catholic. While her husband owned and operated a restaurant, together raising their two young children, Cheryl began her career as a Mary Kay consultant. Cheryl quickly rose to Senior Sales Director. It was while at Mary Kay that Cheryl was introduced to the book. “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” by Dr. Joseph Murphy. She continued to read and study works by similar authors and thinkers long after leaving Mary Kay.

    The family eventually moved to San Clemente, where they owned and operated a popular café. In 2015, Cheryl met a woman who was taking a class at the Center. Her new friend remarked that she was taking a class at the Center, quoting from a text book, “what you think about, you bring about”. Cheryl recognized this as one of Joseph Murphy’s most popular sayings, and the connection was made.

    Cheryl says, “I fell in love with everything about this church, and couldn’t wait to become a Practitioner”. She has been a licensed Practitioner since mid-2019. Cheryl’s husband made his transition some years ago. Their adult children run the café, along with Cheryl’s help.

    Cheryl chairs the Membership Committee at our Center

    Kay Allen


    Raised in the teaching, Kay is a proud newly Licensed Practitioner for CSL Capistrano Valley. Kay grew up in the youth program at CSLCV and in their teen years, found a deep appreciation for its blessing in their life. Now, as a young adult Kay has worked with youth in the program for over four years, and has co-advised the In-Flight Teens since 2016. Through participating in classes and seminars, and conversations with toddlers and teens, Kay has found passion in Spiritual Education for all ages, knowing that the Wisdom of the Ages is imbued everywhere, always.

    Loriann Witte


    Loriann Witte has been a licensed Practitioner since 2019. In her private life, she studies and teaches the science of neuroplasticity. Loriann uses affirmations, visualizations, positive support, and spiritual study, knowing that in changing her thinking, she changes her life.

    Loriann’s spiritual background is rich and varied. Her father was a deacon in the United Church of Christ. Her mother read to her the Bible Encyclopedias throughout her childhood. Loriann’s metaphysical enlightenment began with the teachings of Louise Hay

    With decades in recovery in the 12-Step program, Loriann says, “I’m here to help!”

    Jodie Charton


    Jodie is a passionate spirit and positive thought leader who loves making a difference in people’s lives through meditation and affirmative prayer.

    Jodie and H Charton discovered Religious Science when they had to coordinate their wedding reception at their synagogue with CSL Newport-Mesa who shared the space. The fantastic jazz music and friendly people drew them in one Sunday morning. H is a soulful jazz guitarist and vocalist who plays love songs and spirituals. So of course, they came for the music. The message was so compelling, they kept coming back. Before they knew it, Jodie and H were CSL regulars and part of a monthly Community First group.

    They began taking classes to gain a deeper understanding of Science of Mind. One class led to the next and after a few years, Jodie embarked on the Practitioner program offered by CSL Capistrano Valley.

    Her journey into Science of Mind and becoming a practitioner over the last few years has been nothing short of transformational. Jodie Charton became a Licensed Practitioner on July 11, 2021.

    Jodie loves being a conscious vessel for wholeness, abundance, love and peace for those she serves. She is privileged and blessed to humbly serve this community.

    Jodie’s career is in project management and finance for an investment company where she regularly leads meditations and women’s power sessions.

    Mary Kasa


    Mary Kasa received her Practitioner license in 2021. Mary has been a cosmetologist and personal fashion consultant for 35 years. It is her passion to support people in feeling beautiful, inside as well as outside. Mary combines her work in the beauty industry with her desire to serve by volunteering with women experiencing cancer.

    She says, “Because of my love for the teaching of Dr. Ernest Holmes, it seemed like natural progression to take a deeper dive into living this practice daily.” Mary adds, “I am honored to serve as a supportive Practitioner at the Center.”

    Paula Manas

    Practitioner Intern; Board of Trustees - Secretary