Our licensed practitioners serve our spiritual community in affirmative prayer support. They are trained professionals available to meet with individuals and accept written requests for prayer. They help us remember the Truth of ourselves and our relationship with and in Spirit both individually and collectively. (Read about our Dedication here)
Johanne has been a licensed Religious Science Practitioner since 1986. She has a lifetime's experience as an Educator, Counselor and Group Facilitator and keeps current a California Teaching Credential. Johanne has a Master's Degree in Applied Psychology and maintains an active private counseling practice, focusing on deep personal growth work. She is a Certified Mediator, and most recently has received the Advanced Certification as a Bereavement Facilitator and Counselor from the American Academy of Bereavement. Johanne is devoted to a deep spiritual practice and study.
Through DiAnne's inherent playfulness and joy of exploration, she connects with and inspires others to discover they matter and have significance. One of DiAnne's great JOYS in life is engaging in a rich and diverse and frequently playful musical Spiritual practice. She invites others to share in this joy of playful practice, study, exploration and discovery. "I covenant with the Source of my very Be-ing for my Joyous Song of Life. I am It, and I share It. And, So It Is!" DiAnne is available for Spiritual Guidance, small group facilitation and group/personal Visioning, and Prayer.
Debra has been involved in Religious Science since the late 1990's. She is devoted to an expressive and expansive life through continued learning, self-discovery and spiritual growth. Through her intuition and clarity, she supports and inspires others to connect with and live from their heart. Debra is available for spiritual guidance, visioning sessions and spiritual mind treatment.
Valerie Day became a practitioner in 2003 at the Agape International Spiritual Center. She answered the call to serve the Namasté community when Spirit invited her here in September of 2006. She has a vibrant energy and love of life that you will experience through her infectious laugh and heartfelt prayers. Valerie is available for spiritual guidance sessions, sacred ritual, house clearing and blessings, visioning sessions and spiritual mind treatment.
As an academic counselor and a leader in the fitness industry for nearly 20 years, Kim is passionate about helping others as they learn to release feelings of guilt, shame, and self-loathing while embracing those of self-love, self-acceptance, and self-nurturance. This has been a site for her own personal growth and healing. Although Kim finds the philosophy of Science of Mind mentally stimulating, it is the practical side that fuels her—these tools really work! Inspired by this quote from Rumi, "Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it," Kim's deepest desire is to provide support and empowerment to individuals and groups who want to expand their experience of Joy and Love and Freedom in their lives.
The extensive self-discovery work Nicki has done throughout her life led her to the Spiritual Psychology program at the University of Santa Monica. After completing the Master’s Program in 2009, Nicki came to Namaste looking for spiritual community closer to home. It is her desire to unfurl the mysteries of life and self that have brought her to being a practitioner. It is her heart and deepfelt connections with others that motivate her. Nicki’s background in adult education also adds to her strive for deeper learning. Nicki is available for Spiritual Guidance, corporate training, visioning, classes and small group facilitations or spiritual mind treatments.
Barbara came to Namaste’ CSL in 1999, looking for a spiritual community that was close to her 12 step program. As soon as Barbara enter the center she knew she was exactly where she was supposed to be. After about two weeks of attending she entered in the first accredited class “Foundations” and in 2006 became a licensed practitioner. Barbara brings a passion for prayer and is devoted to self-discovery and spiritual growth. Barbara is always available for Prayer (Spiritual Mind Treatment) and Private Spiritual Guidance.
Jeff Schlicht has been an active member of Namasté CSL for over 10 years. He entered Religious Science from the Unity Community. Licensed as a practitioner in 2013, he opens himself to co-create with Spirit to form his ministry within the Namasté Community. His professional career was set in the hospitality industry for 31 years until the end of 2012. Jeff left his career to follow a greater call to live in his authentic genuine self to it's greatest expression. Jeff is a photographer with a specific view of the art. Jeff states, "How I see the world is equal to the depths that I know my own soul. I truly believe that everything is an expression of the One Life including the landscape we live in and the landscape that lives within each of us. It is the depths that I can know myself that I can equally know the world we live in, knowing and recognizing the essence of life as the One Life.". Jeff serves as an Outreach Practitioner based in Sedona, Arizona.
Prior to becoming a practitioner, Chuck spent many years in the corporate world involved in accounting, systems development and management. Since being licensed in 1992, he been actively involved in the World Ministry of Prayer. Initially volunteering his time with the World Ministry of Prayer (MOP), Chuck became a full time member of the staff in 1998. During his years associated with the North Hollywood Church of Religious Science, Church has experienced many miracles in his life, as well as in others lives, as a direct result of prayer. He is now very happy to be a part of Namasté as of September 2004, and looks forward to serving and supporting our very special community.
Gary Takesian discovered our spiritual community in 2002, after spending 15+ years with Metropolitan Community Churches. "It was like coming home," he said, "a real breath of fresh air." Gary dove right in to his study of the Science of Mind, and surfaced as a Licensed Practitioner in 2006. Gary brings to Namasté a passion for new spiritual and philosophical understanding, a deeply rooted familiarity with Judeo-Christian tradition, and a love of teaching. He has a firm dedication to personal spiritual development not only within himself, but in those with whom he serves, as well. Gary has a special affinity for the Religious Science motto: "Change your Thinking, Change your Life," and firmly believes this to be the key that unlocks the door to transforming one's life experience. He also has a life-long fascination with gadgets and all things digital. Gary is available for personal consultation and spiritual mind treatment.