MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Rev. Michelle Ingalls
Michelle first discovered the teachings of Science of Mind and her new spiritual home in 1990 in Santa Rosa, California. She took her first class, the Foundations of Science of Mind in 1995 and just kept on going, becoming a Practitioner in 2000. In 2004 she and her husband moved to Grants Pass, Oregon where she joined the Practitioner Core at Grants Pass Center for Spiritual Living and continued her elementary school teaching career. Then in 2005 she entered Holmes Institute earning a Master’s Degree in Consciousness Studies in 2009. Rev. Michelle had the privilege of supporting Grants Pass Center for Spiritual Living in ecclesiastic leadership during her last two years of ministerial school for some real on the job training and today serves as senior minister at One Heart One Mind Center for Spiritual Living. Rev. Michelle’s ministry is dedicated to living powerfully with clear intention and purpose, to live the Science of Mind principles and to create a loving and compassionate world that works for everyone.
Rev. Leslie Massopust
Assistant Minister- Board President
Leslie began her spiritual studies in 1977 under the tutelage of Rev William Curtiss in Camarillo, CA. She completed her Practitioner studies under Rev Katherine Yates and was first licensed as a Practitioner under Dr Rev Dennis Merritt Jones. Completing her ministerial studies with Rev William Curtiss, she moved to Wichita, Kansas in 1993 and had a study group. 1997 bought her to San Diego where she served on the committee with Rev Nancy Anderson and several other ministerial graduates who were able to get the “Staff Minister” positions for the RSI churches approved. In 1999 she was a staff minister in Encinitas becoming ordained in July of 2005 with Drs Tom and Gisela Sannar. Currently the Assistant Minister for One Heart One Mind Center for Spiritual Living she is deeply rooted in the Science of Mind practices and principles.
Robert Brown RScP
I am a retired lawyer, Vietnam veteran and father of two adult children. I was introduced to the Science of Mind teaching in late 2014 and very quickly found my spiritual home. In 2019, I completed Practitioner studies and became a Religious Science Prctitioner. The attractions of this metaphysical teaching for me are the concept of the indwelling Spirit, the inclusivity of the philosophy, the lack of dogma, the loving fellowship and the knowing that by changing my thinking I can change my life. I have adopted as my personal motto the following statement of Judge Thomas Troward: “Principle is not bound by precedent”.
Sharon Mendenhall, RScP Emeritus
My first exposure to Religious Science was when I went to hear Mark Victor Hansen speak at the North County Church of Religious Science. I joined the church and began reading everything I could about Religious Science and books written by Ernest Holmes. Later I transferred to the San Diego Community Church of Religious where I started taking classes and earned my Practitioner license in 1987. I served as a Practitioner and also on the Board of Trustees. After several years I moved to the Vista Church of Religious Science and served as a Practitioner before transferring to One Heart One Mind Center for Spiritual Living in 2006. I currently serve at One Heart One Mind as a Practitioner, as Assistant to the Minister and as a member of the Board of Trustees. I believe in the principles of Science of Mind and the statement by Ernest Holmes, “When we learn to trust the Universe, we shall be happy, prosperous and well.”
Jim Massopust, RScP Emeritus
Jim discovered 'Science of the Mind in1978 and immediately signed up for classes. Attaining his Practitioner license in 1986. Jim has served as Teen Youth advisor 1982- 1986 Camarillo CRS, 1986 – 1991 Simi Valley. Assisted wife Rev Leslie starting the Wichita, Kansas Study Group. Served on Rev, Mike Bakers “Inner Journey” ministry team at Pikes Peak United CRS in Colorado Springs 1995 – 1996.
Returning to California in 1997, he served as a practitioner at the Encinitas CRS, Rev. Nancy Anderson Pastor, continuing on after Rev. Nancy retired in 2002 with Dr’s Tom and Giesla Sannar at the One Heart-One Mind Center for Spiritual Living 2002 – 2015 in San Diego. Now serving with Rev. Michelle Ingalls, our new minister, after Dr’s Tom and Giesla retired December 2015. Achieving Practitioner Emeritus status in 2013 (27 years’ service) Jim continues - serving on the Board of Trustee’s, Website Team and Sound Team Leader.
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