Our beloved colleague Margaret Rogers, CSB, who has immeasurably benefited this Board and our Church, will be rotating off the Christian Science Board of Directors at the end of November. Margaret’s spiritual insight, grace, and trust in God’s working out of all things are evident to those who know her. She has thoughtfully served the Board of Directors over a decade, maintaining a calm and healing continuity—as well as a refreshing wit—throughout the many steps needed to follow Mind’s leading. In listening for Love’s impelling, she is now leaving the Board to return to her home field in the Bay Area of California.
After graduating from college, Margaret trained to be a Christian Science nurse, and she has never stopped nursing—caring selflessly—wherever Christ-healing has been needed. Her varied roles include Christian Science practitioner since 1981 and Christian Science teacher ten years later. Margaret served as Second Reader of The Mother Church from June 1992 to 1995. In addition, she has been a Christian Science lecturer, Associate Editor of the Christian Science periodicals, frequent contributor to those publications, Trustee of The Christian Science Publishing Society, and more. We know her thoughtful contributions to the Cause will no more cease than winds on the California coast.
On December 1, 2019, as Margaret steps off the Board, Keith Wommack, CSB, of Corpus Christi, Texas, will assume his place as a member of the Board of Directors. Most of us have had the privilege of recently seeing Keith embrace the membership as President of The Mother Church and heard his contributions at the last two Annual Meetings, as he went into the Field to witness the newness of Spirit being felt and proven by so many branches and societies in North America.
In an earlier career, Keith toured with his musical band, but always believed his lifework was to serve the Cause of Christian Science. In 1982, he left his musical career and gave his full attention to Christian Science healing. Keith was listed in The Christian Science Journal as a practitioner in 1983 and became a teacher in 1994. He has also served as a lecturer, facilitator for practitioner workshops, and, until this transition, Committee on Publication for Texas. Keith’s lifelong commitment to helping others experience the healing Christ brings to thought this statement from the “Historical Sketch” in the Church Manual that speaks to the purpose of our Church: “To organize a church designed to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing” (Mary Baker Eddy, p. 17). We are so grateful he has accepted this new opportunity to further that cause—the Cause.
With sincere appreciation, we thank Margaret for all she has done and welcome Keith and his wife, Joanne, with open arms and joyful expectation.
The Christian Science Board of Directors