Ministers and Practitioners

The Spiritual Director of the Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living is Dr. Pat Campbell. She is the minister in charge of all staff, adult education, and programming. She provides guidance to the ministers and practitioners and the board of trustees.

In addition, we are also blessed with four highly qualified staff ministers and numerous spiritual practitioners. Our ministers lead Sunday Celebrations and give inspirational talks. Our ministers and spiritual practitioners are licensed professionals who provide a variety of services, including leading guided meditations on Sundays, providing Spiritual Mind Treatment (positive thinking support), provide assistance with learning to meditate, pastoral care, celebrations of life, and other means of spiritual support. They also teach Science of Mind and other spiritual and personal development classes and contribute in numerous other ways to the running of this centre and nurturing this spiritual community.

Please talk with any of our ministers or practitioners on Sunday or contact them for support, or to inquire about this teaching, classes, or workshops. They are here for you. Please see the Treatment and Meditation pages for more information.


All ministers are available for weddings, celebrations of life, baby blessings, house blessings, business blessings. Each ceremony will be custom designed for your special event. Contact Dr. Pat at or the office at, 403.244.8728 for more details.

Dr. Pat - Calgary Center for Spiritual Living

Dr. Pat Campbell

Spiritual and Executive Director

Dr. Pat Campbell has been the Spiritual Director of the Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living since 2013. Prior to that, she served as senior minister of the Temecula Valley Center for Spiritual Living in Southern California for close to 15 years. When she is asked why she moved from California to Canada, her response is, “Why not? Our teaching is about change…and it was time for a change.”

She completed seven years of study in Religious Science, became a licensed minister of Centers for Spiritual Living in 1998, ordained in 2001, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Religious Science in 2010. Additional education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcasting from California State University, Long Beach and an Associate of Arts Degree in Vocal Music from Miracosta College.

Dr. Pat is known for her humour, story-telling, and simple way of presenting spiritual truths. She often uses experiences from her own life to teach Principle. Her book “Giving God a Good Time,” is a fun, fresh approach to the idea that we are all Spirit in expression. As such, it is our responsibility to “show God a good time,” by means of our lives. It is available in the Soul Shop at the centre and on Amazon and Kindle.

We Recently Celebrated the Graduation of Our Newest 5 Spiritual Practitioners!

We Recently Celebrated the Graduation of Our Newest 5 Spiritual Practitioners!

Rev. Marjorie Contenti


Staff Minister

Marjorie Contenti is an experienced staff minister, Science of Mind practitioner, educator, coach and facilitator who sees the magnificence and potential in each individual. A professional communicator, Marjorie has taught courses in Science of Mind, self-development, human resources, communication and management, and has international experience in teaching in China. She is a clear, inspiring, enthusiastic speaker.


Rev. Lesley McNamara

Staff Minister

Lesley McNamara moved to Calgary in 2005 coming from Kelowna, where she had attended the Centre of Spiritual Living Kelowna. She is an ordained minister and loves to inspire and mobilize people. It didn’t take long for us to see how much of a wonderful contribution she would make to our team, and we gladly asked her to be a staff minister with us.

Lesley started her path to ministry in 2007 and continues to study the Science of Mind teachings, learning and gaining insights into her personal style and beliefs. She has created a beautiful life for herself and her family using the tools and ideas from her studies.

Known for her welcoming presence, time spent with Lesley is fun, safe, and enlightening. When she isn’t out transforming the world, she can be found playing games with her family and friends, going for nature walks, and drinking a perfect almond milk latte!

Rev. Monika Krammer

Staff Minister

In 2006, Monika Krammer started to study the Science of Mind philosophy with the Calgary JOY of Life Centre for Spiritual Living. She became a licensed Science of Mind Practitioner in June of 2010, and completed three years ministerial training in Kelowna, BC. She has served in the Centers for Spiritual Living’s World Ministry of Prayer since 2012.

Monika lives by the principle of unity, although expressed in many different ways, reminding us that many paths lead to the One and that anybody willing and accepting this Truth, can realize their dreams.

She is committed to her own spiritual growth, is heartfelt and teachable, delivering her message authentically and with a sense of fun.

Rev. Monika is elated to have joined the Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living and is the perfect fit for our Centre’s Pastoral Care Service which includes visitations and prayer work.


Rev. Darlene Schneider Chase

Staff Minister

Rev. Darlene has been a licensed ordained minister with Centers for Spiritual Living since 1990 and is happy to have returned to her birth home of Calgary. She officially joined our Spiritual leadership team in September, 2017.

She has been a student of Spiritual knowledge and practice over a now 40 year span. She studied with Dr. Arleen Bump and became an RSI minister in 1989. From here she founded the first Religious Science Church, in the lower mainland, to serve her congregants of British Columbia for the following 18 years.

Her devotion to “build healthy families and individuals,” all over western Canada has been an incredible journey. It still out-pictures through her love of Science of Mind teachings, RSI Practitionership, Weddings, Memorials, Life Reviews, Classes and a private therapy practice.


Doug Craig

Rev. Douglas Craig

Staff Minister

Reverend Doug instructed for 30 years over two tenures in the School of Business at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary. He has been actively involved in the New Thought movement for over 40 years. He founded the Red Deer CSL (1988) and served as its minister for 8 years.

He served as an associate minister and member of the board of the Joy of Life CSL with Doctor Nadene Rogers for 12.5 years.

Doug is now a member and of Calgary CSL. Doug’s extended ministry includes Spiritual services he provides such as guest speaking, weddings, memorials, counseling, and selfdevelopment/awareness classes. He is also in demand as a Professional Santa Claus and for his custom experiences in the Rocky Mountains. (He is a genuine mountain man growing up in the Canadian Rocky Mountains)

His primary message is, “Attitude + Choice = Consequence.” His personal motto is “If you change your attitude, you change your experience.” Reverend Doug is well known for his passion with respect to the learning and application of spiritual principles.

Rev. Heather Clark

Staff Minister

Dr. Heather was born, raised and educated in Saskatchewan, and like many others
migrated to Alberta, first to Edmonton, then to Calgary. She was first part of the Calgary
Center in 1989 where she studied with Dr. Arleen Bump and became a staff minister in
1992. In 1993 she was called to Southern California to lead a small Center in the San
Diego area. Then in 1999, she moved north up the coast to minister in San Juan
Capistrano. She was there for 22 years. She retired from pulpit ministry in March 2021.
She is so happy to be “home again” and looks forward to getting to know you

Rev. Val Benedict

Staff Minister

In 1996, Val started a spiritual journey of holistic healing modalities and shaman training. It opened her heart and mind to be accepting of all paths to God. Val entered New Thought in 2005, knowing that the teaching of Ernest Holmes opened a continuous refreshing of who and who’s she was. She became a minster in 2014 and ordained in 2018. Ordination was the marriage of her soul and spirit and the work began again.

Val took her training and served as a Staff Minister in Kelowna, BC and Senior Minister in Lake Havasu, AZ. Four years ago she moved back to her hometown and joined the Centre for Spiritual Lliving Ed-monton Metro. Then, 2.5 years ago she moved to Calgary to be close to her adult children and grand children. She is serving as a staff Min-ister at the Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living, as well as continuing to serve as Senior Minister to Lake Havasu Center for Spiritual Living. Val has served on the Awards Committee for 6 years, 5 as Chair of the committee.

She has expanded her learning to include certification in Substance Abuse Counselling, Grief and Bereavement Counselling, Indigenous Studies, and is working on Depression Counselling. Val is also a Radical Forgiveness Facilitator and Living Your Life Purpose Facilitator.

Her commitment to spiritual practice and the power of prayer, allows her to live a life of service. Val loves to teach and expand the minds of others, always asking them to take self-responsibility. Her goal is to help humanity expand the love for themselves.

Pheli Dlamini

Spiritual Practitioner

Pheli is a licensed Science of Mind Practitioner at the Calgary Centre for spiritual living. She believes in the power the mind, through her intensive studies of the Science of Mind. She explores avenues of healing through the use of mind, reconnecting to the source of all life, the undivided principle of God.

Embodying principles of mindfulness and meditation, Pheli conducts workshops and classes through the Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living, she believes in the power of spiritual prayer ( spiritual mind treatment ) and invites all seeking healing to explore this methodology with her by booking a personal session.

Ron Hahn

Spiritual Practitioner

Ron has lived in Calgary for nearly 30 years and has been an enthusiastic explorer in the teachings of Science of Mind since 2000, becoming a member of the Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living in 2004. After years of classes, Ron entered the 2 year Practitioner Program and received his license as a Practitioner in 2016.

His personal goals are to support individuals to realize their personal worth and to reveal that in their own lives. To that end, he launched and facilitates a discussion group now called “Consciousness Seekers” which focuses on individual self-realization and takes place on most Mondays 7-8:30 pm, see the events calendar for dates and more information. He is an avid meditator and loves to support and guide individuals and groups in learning about and participating in meditative practices.

He believes absolutely in the power of Treatment to make positive shifts in one’s life, as it so clearly has worked in his own. He considers individual spiritual guidance and support to be his main focus of practice as a practitioner and is excited and happy to be available to those who seek it.

Tracey Peterson

Spiritual Practitioner

As a community leader in personal transformation, Tracey Peterson is a clearing for infinite possibility in a world that is already perfect. She actively commits to building and being freedom, joy, service, compassion, love, authenticity and creativity.

Using her diverse training and well stocked tool box, Tracey’s intention in living this thing called life is to help clients create joyous and fulfilling experiences in the now, leaving the constraints of the past behind, and dismissing any worries of the future.

Tracey’s life has been crafted to fulfill her reason for being – to connect meaningfully, vulnerably and deeply with others. Tracey focuses on the boundless good available to everybody in this co-creative journey for she knows life is meant to be a delicious and never-ending romp of joy.

Amy Bishop

Spiritual Practitioner

In addition to dazzling us with her incredible voice and being our musical director, Amy is also a licensed spiritual practitioner and is available for positive living support after Sunday celebration.

Lucille Worone

Spiritual Practitioner

Lance Rath

Spiritual Practitioner

Having a gift for being present and listening, Lance likes to spend time in the mountains and in nature.  An avid birder and amateur photographer, he is also the father of two teens and a big believer that no matter what you want to experience in life, you need to consciously 'be' just as much as you 'do'.

Sabrina Mauro

Spiritual Practitioner

Sabrina is a licensed Science of Mind Practitioner with the Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living. She has been exploring the teaching for several years before joining CCSL. After taking several classes at the centre she felt guided to study practitioner training in 2018.

Sabrina is on her own continuous journey of self-discovery and participates in daily spiritual practices of mediation and spiritual mind treatment.

She believes that we are all unique expressions of the Divine therefore, encourages and supports others to see their own magnificence of self-expression through spiritual guidance and support. She is delighted to be sharing her knowledge with others so they too can live a life of joy and fulfillment as it is meant to be.

Valda Harris

Spiritual Practitioner

Mother of two great humans and a retired educator,  Valda is embracing this next stage of life to continue to deepen understanding of the teaching, serve Life, and pursue writing, teaching, and art with gusto.  She is grateful to be on the Practitioner path!

Fran Watson

Spiritual Practitioner

Fran Watson is a newly licensed practitioner with the Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living. While she has been on a spiritual path with many twists and turns for more than 30 years, she found the Centre in 2017 and knew she had found her spiritual home in this community of loving, caring people committed to living more fulfilling lives. Fran loves every aspect of being a practitioner from offering spiritual mind treatments and meditations, to teaching and facilitating workshops and classes in a variety of formats. Her gift is seeing the Divine Gifts in others and calling them forward to be more fully expressed.

Connie Chau

Spiritual Practitioner

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta; Connie has explored and searched for something greater and beyond the confines of traditional religion, since she was a young child. Growing up in a Buddhist family, then experiencing Christianity as a teenager; she became agnostic for several years whilst still being aware there is a Universal realm. This is when the Science of Mind teaching, came into her life as far back as 2012 and she realized that, this is what spoke to her; in every way, shape, and form.

At the time, she couldn't quite place her finger on it; until she started attending SOM services in 2016 and became a member of the Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living shortly thereafter. From then on, she has not stopped taking classes and expanding her consciousness - knowing straight from the beginning, that becoming a Licensed Practitioner is what has been her calling all along. And she became one, just recently.

This is how she shows up, as a light to serve and be of service to humankind. Love, Kindness, and Compassion; are her daily mantras and emanation of the One Power, to living a life full of pure joy. She truly believes this is her gift to the Universe and how she connects with people; and her intention of existence. As she further grows in her spirituality, she is also interested in becoming a Death Doula (End of Life Doula) as another way to express her gift to others. Grief counseling, goes hand in hand with this as well. Throughout her spiritual journey thus far, applying and living the SOM principles such as Spiritual Mind Treatment; has helped her to grow on a whole and higher level of Being.

Her interests in alternative healing, which involves Tai Chi, Art Therapy, and Meditation; leads her to look forward in building a platform which encourages others to explore their True Divine Self, and bring forth their Creative Process, Self-Expression and Discovery. And a fun side note, she is a Mum to two cute lil red-eyed tree frogs!!!

Gail Verdi

Spiritual Practitioner

Gail has been on her spiritual path with a particular calling to the New Thought movement in Religious Science and Centres for Spiritual Living services since 2004. Gail became immersed in the teaching and this lead her by the heart to becoming a Licensed Practitioner.

Gail finds peace and a deep connection to the Divine in nature. She enjoys bird watching, long walks in the woods and is passionate about animal welfare particularly where it pertains to cats and dogs. Spring Forest Qigong has deepened her connection to a higher level, and she finds solace in practicing daily. Being a member of Deva Premal and Miten’s Global Gayatri Sangha, Gail participates in chanting gatherings while soaking in the sound of the Divine healing musical energies.

These activities, that Gail holds so dear to her heart, keep her grounded in the belief that we are all one with the Universal Source. Gail is always eager and open to support those who are on the path of self-discovery to a higher consciousness.