Rev. Suzanne Grace Rolle
Rev. Suzanne Grace Rolle has been a student of Religious Science/Science of Mind for 20 years. As a ministerial graduate of the Emerson Theological Institute, she serves as Staff Minister for FCSL. She became a CSL Practitioner in July 2014. Rev. Suzanne is also a certified Quantum Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, Certified Meditation teacher, yoga instructor and the founder of GraceYoga Sanctuary. She has served as President and Secretary on the FCSL Board of Trustees and as Volunteer Coordinator. She has facilitated Prosperity Plus classes and many New Thought/SOM classes and workshops, leads Spirit in Nature hikes, seasonal Drum Circles, and conducts the monthly Wednesday evening Healing Meditation Service. Rev. Suzanne also serves on the Centers for Spiritual Living – World Ministry of Prayer team. She is honored and grateful to be of sacred service and hold the high watch for the FCSL community.
Susan has been a devotee of new thought for over 30 years. She began her journey toward conscious awareness by studying the concepts presented by Myrtle and Charles Fillmore, the founders of Unity churches. Included in those studies were not only the Fillmores but also Wayne Dyer, Joel Goldsmith, John Randolph Price, and many others. When Susan found Foothill Center for Spiritual Living in 2009, she immediately immersed herself in the teachings of Ernest Holmes, becoming a licensed practitioner in July 2014. Susan knows that the teachings of Science of Mind and new thought, in general, have greatly changed and improved her life, providing a process that is both powerful and love-filled to create a conscious awareness of our Oneness with God.
Peter Rolita, RScP, has been a member of Foothill Center for Spiritual Living for five years. When he joined the foothill community, he began to take classes immediately and became a practitioner in July of 2017. Peter has worked in the healthcare field for 30 years and has state certifications as a Certified Nurse Assistant, a Certified Home Health Aide, and a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Peter completed his Associate Degree from American River College and also received a Certificate of Completion for the Gerontology Program. Peter currently works as a hospice aide for Kaiser Permanente in Roseville and lives in Carmichael, CA. Peter had the honor of working with a Practitioner and Her Husband who introduced him to the teachings of Ernest Holmes before making their transitions one year apart. Peter is a member of the LGBTQ community and is honored to be on the board of directors for Prime Timers of Sacramento and Servant Hearts of Fair Oaks, CA.
Joy Day has been a student of personal realization for several decades. She has gleaned wisdom from such teachers as Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, and Abraham Hicks. In 2009, Joy attended her first Centers for Spiritual Living in Grass Valley, CA. The teachings of New Thought, Ernest Holmes, and affirmative prayer were “home” for Joy from that moment on. Joy became a Practitioner in July 2017, at Foothill Centers for Spiritual Living. Becoming a Practitioner was a natural progression to the 18 years of service in the healing arts field which include massage, Reiki, colon hydrotherapy, and quantum biofeedback. Joy has facilitated classes, book studies, and workshops using the techniques of Byron Katie, A Course in Miracles, and The Way of Mastery. Joy is grateful to be a member of Foothill Center for Spiritual Living and is honored to be a Religious Science Certified Practitioner.
Barbara Spangler Bell
Barbara Spangler Bell began her Practitioner training in 1982 at Fremont, Calif. Under Dr. Jay Scott Neal and Dr. Raymond Charles Barker. She served as a practitioner at this Center for ten years. She then moved to Paradise, Calif. and was a practitioner there for 20 years, under Rev. Judith Churchman. In 2012 she moved to the Auburn CA CSL where she resides as a practitioner Emeritus. Having been a practitioner for 33 years.
Maryellen has been a member of FSCL since 2012 and became a Practitioner in July of 2017. She has served on the Board of Trustees, the Audio Visual Team and is active as a volunteer wherever needed. Maryellen has always been a follower of Science of the Mind philosophy but did not find Centers for Spiritual Living until moving to Auburn in 2012. From the moment she walked into the Center she knew that she had come home. Maryellen has a background in Special Education and Teaching English as a Second Language. She is currently retired but works and volunteers at the State Theatre in Auburn.
I came to Science of Mind through my voice teacher who grew up as a Christian Scientist and met Ernest Holmes, singing for some of his Sunday talks. She had recommended I try CSL Santa Rosa’s Sunday Service. Rev. Edward’s talk and Linda Kakaba’s beautiful songs in 2003 began to draw me in completely. I have been a happy recipient of this spiritual philosophy and practice for 15 years. I am continually grateful. I went in for prayer sometimes before and after service. I called The World Ministry of Prayer, and they knew my truth while I sat in my car before going into work. I realized Alanon slogans and SOM principles overlapped and lifted me up.
I took Foundations within the first few months and continued taking classes until I reached Roots, taught by Rev. Ruth Barnhart, where I experienced a big shift, and began serving in our Telephone Prayer Ministry and Ruth became my Practitioner. My sessions with her have been integral and irreplaceable for deepening my faith and spiritual growth. It’s fair to say I am a zealot of Affirmative Prayer and Practitioner Sessions.
Since becoming a Practitioner in 2013 I have served in the CSLSR Practitioner Core as Co-chair, Telephone Prayer Ministry, Jail Ministry, Education Ministry, Prayer after service for congregants, and Prayer for Sunday & Wednesday Services.
The spiritual path and quest continues to deepen and unfold in my new spiritual home at Foothill CSL. I love living here in the Sierra Foothills. I look forward to getting to know you and praying with you. I am here to serve you first and foremost through prayer. I am always available for prayer and to see you for a Practitioner Session.
To be loving stewards of the Foothill Center for Spiritual Living, open to Divine guidance and to the voices of our community. Inspired by the principles of Science of Mind, our decisions and actions support our ongoing growth and prosperity.
We are a welcoming beacon of light, dedicated to spiritual growth, both individually and collectively. We Openly work together in peace and harmony for the highest and greatest good of all.
Spirituality; Loving-Kindness; Respect; Commitment; Gratitude.