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New Clerk of The Mother Church

From The Christian Science Journal - November 24, 2019


Dear Members and Friends,

We are very pleased to announce that Laurie Q. Richardson, CSB, of Chesterfield, Missouri, will take up the responsibilities of Clerk of The Mother Church, effective January 13, 2020. The Christian Science Board of Directors has elected Laurie to the role of Clerk, as it fits the present need to focus full time on serving and supporting our worldwide membership.

Barbara Fife, CSB, who has served as Clerk with much devotion and grace since October 2018, while also serving this year as a member of the Board of Directors, will relinquish her role as Clerk and continue to serve on the Board, giving that work her full attention.

Christian Science healing has been central to Laurie’s life. She has served our movement in many ways: as an active branch member, through Christian Science nursing, and as a Christian Science practitioner and teacher. Laurie is a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Town and Country, Missouri, and will continue to teach class and hold association meetings in St. Louis.

“Serving Mary Baker Eddy’s Mother Church now,” says Laurie, “brings the privilege of embracing our worldwide membership as we unite to support the world— so yearning for mental, moral, and spiritual freedom.”

We thank Barbara and look forward to welcoming Laurie and her husband, Rich Allen, to Boston in January.

With love and gratitude for you all,
The Christian Science Board of Directors 

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