All CSA Ministers & Practitioners have finished four years worth of courses and have proven their ability to help others through Spiritual Mind Treatment.
They are always available to provide spiritual Treatment for anyone who needs it. They are living examples of ‘seeing God in each other.’ Ministers are Practitioners who have been trained in teaching, public speaking, life-cycle ceremonies, and counseling. After 2 years of additional study, they are ordained as Ministers of Religious Science. They perform many varied tasks at CSA from teaching and committee activities to conducting Wednesday evening programs.
Since 1994, Rev David Hayward has served as Volunteer of the Year, administrator, board member, executive director, practitioner and minister of the Center. He is a popular MC during Sunday Services. David’s Treatments are unique and powerful, and with his partner, Rev. Sreya Zekas, he often presents and teaches at Religious Science International churches across the country. Their business, “Brain Harmonics,” provides a non-invasive technology for balancing and harmonizing brain waves. 831-293-4812;firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Cynthia Johnson Bianchetta, an ordained minister at the Center for Spiritual Healing, was introduced to Religious Science in 1976. She teaches at CSA and offers “Sacred Touch” and “Prayer from the Heart” sessions on the Peninsula and at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, where she has taught and studied for 30 years. She lives with her husband, Daniel, a meditation teacher in Carmel Valley and Big Sur. They practice Siddha Yoga meditation, offer healing sessions and are artists. Cynthia brings her artistic talent to beautify the center with her seasonally changing décor. 831-594-3232; email@example.com
Rev. Joanna Daum Joanna Daumhas a passion for “connection.” She begins counseling and consulting by aligning her connection with Spirit, which carries through to the individuals, organizations and businesses she serves. JoAnna balances being a Religious Science minister and Integral Spirituality mentor with her career as a Conscious Business consultant. She focuses on helping employees, managers, executives and entrepreneurs in integrating spiritual practice and principles together with business development. 831-601-0606;firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Sandra Leader has been a meditator for over 25 years. Sandy brings a deep appreciation for the inherent transformative power of silence to her spiritual teaching and counseling. A career journalist, she is also an artist and musician, and her passion is to help people recognize their own innate self-worth and creativity and express the beautyinside them. An ordained Religious Science minister, she is available for retreats, counseling, to teach meditation and for rites of passage. She lives with her husband, Lewis, in Carmel Valley. 831-659-5528;email@example.com
Rev. David Martin has been a practitioner for more than 25 years and was ordained as a minister in 2022. He is a highly regardedarchitect here on the Monterey Peninsula whose professional mission is to create spaces that nurture and inspire. He creates beauty in homes, work and worship environments,and this gift of creating sacred space is evident in his Treatments. He always enters the heart, the starting place for all Treatment, and proceeds to reason from the presence of Divine love. 831-277-1615; firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Sheri Parelskin As well as serving as staff minister, Rev. Sheri is Center bookkeeper and on the Fellowship and Outreach committees. Swimming eye-to-eye with humpback whales and dolphins, she found the meaning of unconditional love and the amazing spiritual gifts they communicate. Her passion is to help others see the beauty of their true, loving spirit, find the peace that lives within and help them to knowthat unconditional love exists. She is an independent bookkeeper and tax prepare. 831-238-6674;email@example.com
Rev. Lauren Pond is an ordained Reverend & certified massage therapist, cranial-sacral energy healer, yoga teacher, dancer, artist and nature lover. She brings 30 years of experience in the Healing Artsand meditation to her ministry. She lives and works at Tassajara Zen Monastery part time during spring and summer months. She teaches “Flowing into Stillness”yoga and Equinox/Solstice Services at the center. Thich Nhat Hanh gave her the name “Attentive Compassion of the Heart,” and this is what she offers in her counseling sessions. 831.644.9903; firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Sreya Zekas has spent her professional life helping her clients achieve more productive, rewarding and fulfilling lives. She began her Religious Science studies in 1967 and has taught all core course. Shehas spoken and taught workshops nationally. Sreya led Pathways to Spirit, received her BA in Globalization from CSUMB, and holds a BA, Ordination and MA from the University of Metaphysics. An ordained minister in Religious Science, she attended the University of Oaxaca, Monterey College of Law, Pacifica Graduate Institute in Archetypal Psychology and studied Ayurveda in India. 831-643-0192 email@example.com