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.
Our Practitioners and Intern Practioners
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…
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.
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 needs to be done. For him, “the process of becoming a Practitioner was one of the best things I’ve done, up until now. The revealing to me of my pure Truth was and continues to be well worth the journey. While I am and will always be on my adventure in personal discovery, I am also able to assist. others with their life challenges. I consider this a tremendous gift.Dave is a lover of music, sports and anything outside. Travel is also a favorite activity. Born and raised in Ohio, and fortunate enough to call Boston home for 25 years, Southern California has been home for Dave for 10 years.
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 for himself and everyone he knows. He wants to best possible experiences for our Center. He believes that through Affirmative Prayer all things are possible. He became a trustee so he could contribute to the good of the Center. He loves his career as a mortgage loan originator who works with real estate agents and their clients in buying and selling homes.
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 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 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 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 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
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 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!”
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.”