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Rev. Carolyn Douglas

Reverend Carolyn J. Douglas, an ordained minister of Religious Science, is the senior minister and spiritual director at the Center for Spiritual Living, Peninsula in Redwood City, CA. She is a teacher, workshop facilitator, program development consultant, and spiritual coach. Her educational and professional graduate degrees are in natural science, biochemistry, metaphysics, environmental management and divinity through LeMoyne-Owen College, University of Metaphysics, University of San Francisco and Holmes Institute, respectively. She also holds ordination with the International Metaphysical Ministry.

She is a past member of the International Board of Trustees of the United Church of Religious Science (now Centers for Spiritual Living). There she served on the International Youth and Family, Nominating, and By-laws Committees. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the International New Thought Alliance, serving on the By-laws, Policy and Procedures, Events and Congress Committees.

Since 2001, her various ministerial positions include New Perspectives (Spirituality in the Workplace) Ministry, assistant minister, FireLight Science of Mind Center and Church of Religious Science; and senior minister, Illuminata Center for Spiritual Living. She further serves the CSL community as a Regional Support Coordinator in central and northern California.

Rev. Carolyn’s life vision is to show that one can live a prosperous life by way of Spirit. Though having a scientific and spiritual approach to many things, she studies to bring science and spirituality together in our daily lives, recognizing that both demonstrate our connectedness, that all things are interconnected, that there is only one Unity here. And we are all a part of it. She became a licensed practitioner of Religious Science in 1992 and actively began providing pastoral care and spiritual counseling,

She is a member of the HeartMath Institute and is a HeartMath Certified Professional, with a focus on integrating coherence techniques in spiritual practice to build personal resilience and facilitate heart-based, spiritual living. Rev. Carolyn has presented and spoken at International New Thought Alliance Congresses, Center for Spiritual Living’s Summer Conference SOAR, and various level Toastmasters events.

Before retiring from the federal civil service, she worked in both technical and management level positions in service to communities in local, State and Tribal governments to address environmental protections concerns.

Contact:
email: revcarolyn@cslpeninsula.org
phone: (510) 219-2399

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Rev. Kathy Scharmer

Rev Kathy was raised in Christian Science and spent 10 years with Unity before joining CSL in 2001. This trifecta of spiritual beliefs has positioned her beautifully to finally fulfill her calling and become a minister with CSL.  After resisting the calling for over 20 years, Kathy graduated from Holmes Institute in 2017 to  become a licensed  CSL minister.  Rev Kathy serves as one of two assistant ministers at CSL Peninsula in Redwood City where she was one of the charter members that were with the Center when it started in 2012.

Rev Kathy has designed and developed workshops, taught certificated classes, lead fund raising efforts and organized spiritual travel to name a few of the activities she has been engaged with at CSL Peninsula when she is not providing the Sunday message.  Kathy is still active in the corporate world where she is employed with a global telecommunications company as a project manager and online instructor.  Kathy likes to think of herself as a high tech worker with a high focus on spirituality.

Contact:
email: revkathy@cslpeninsula.org
phone: (925) 998-7405

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Rev. Dr. Allen David Young

Contact:
email: revallen@cslpeninsula.org
phone: (510) 843-1299