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The Board of Education announces a new class of Christian Science teachers

- Church News

Dear Fellow Members and Friends,

It is with much joy that the Board of Education shares with you the following announcement about the recent Normal class.


Suzanne Riedel
Clerk of The Mother Church

Every three years, the Board of Education, an auxiliary to the Massachusetts Metaphysical College, holds a Normal class to train and authorize dedicated practitioners of Christian Science healing to take on the additional responsibility of teaching this healing practice to others. For the first time, the entire membership of The Mother Church was invited to prayerfully support this activity so fundamental to our Church and our Cause. We want to thank everyone who answered with their prayers. We are delighted to tell you that this had a noticeable effect in awakening thought to the role of the Normal class. A new group of teachers, full of devotion and unity of heart and spirit, has now completed the 2015 Normal class, which was held in early December.

Allison W. “Skip” Phinney, Jr., C.S.B., of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, taught the class. As a teen Skip heard life-changing Christian Science healings recounted in casual family conversation. But what he says most stirred him was the entirely new dimension of God’s actuality he sensed behind those healings. College, service in the United States Army, work in publishing, and his own growing family came along. In 1960, however, he was drawn to work at The Mother Church, and positions followed as Manager of Committees on Publication; Senior Manager of the Committee on Publication, Film and Broadcasting, and Production and Design departments, during which time he helped to write and produce the Bible Exhibit “A Light Unto My Path: Exploring the Bible in Sight and Sound”; Clerk; Editor of the Christian Science periodicals; President of the Board of Education; and in 2009–2010, he served a term as President of The Mother Church. He is currently serving as a member of the Christian Science Board of Directors. His earliest glimpses of spiritual reality have deepened, but still impel his vision of the role Christian Science will continue to play in freeing and lifting the hearts of humanity.

The 2015 Normal class consisted of students who will teach and strengthen the practice of Christian Science in 12 different countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Greece, India, Nigeria, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United States. Students in the United States came from California, Connecticut, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont.

Below is a list of authorized teachers of Christian Science who currently teach Primary classes of instruction in Christian Science healing. Members of the most recent class have an asterisk (*) by their name.

Adams, John Quincy, III
New York, New York, USA

Anakor, Godwin Anayochukwu
Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria

Arneth, Heike *
Munich, Germany

Bakarey, Bosede Funmilola
Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Beattie, Mary *
Canberra, Aust. Capital Territory, Australia

Beddoes-Mills, Beverley
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Benjamin, Louis E.
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bennetts, Fenella
Esher, Surrey, England

Bikaï, James Pascal
Yaoundé, Cameroon

Bothwell, Mary
Pasadena, California, USA

Bouffé, Anne-Françoise
Paris, France

Brown, Katie Sue
Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

Bulloch, Georgia Powers
Houston, Texas, USA

Burris, Kittie M.
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Butler, Diana Davis
Fresno, California, USA

Carlson, Lois Rae
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Carnesciali, Al M.
San Juan Capistrano, California, USA

Chaffee, Olga M.
Chapin, South Carolina, USA

Clague, Cynthia L.
Eugene, Oregon, USA

Clements, Janet Heineman
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Coddington, Connie
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Collins, Susan Steinemann *
New York, New York, USA

Colombini, Alessandra P.
São Paulo, Brazil

Concar, Pamela Joy
Laguna Beach, California, USA

Croft, Ann M.
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

Dailey, Diane P.
Los Angeles, California, USA

Davis, Philip G.
Chicago, Illinois, USA

DeBolt, Pamela
Santa Rosa, California, USA

Dickinson-Scott, Jane
Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

Douglass, Colleen Feldmann
Los Angeles, California, USA

Driessen, Christine
New York, New York, USA

du Mars, Candace
Olympia, Washington, USA

Eichenberger, Jürg *
Basel, Switzerland

Eller, Joseph
Ithaca, New York, USA

Ennemoser, Robert
Salzburg, Austria

Estes, Dorothy
Sacramento, California, USA

Evans, Richard Hunt
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Falso, Stormy Becker
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Farkas, Caryl Emra
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Fife, Barbara
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fish, T. Michael
Northern Virginia, USA

Fitzwater, Bruce
Portland, Oregon, USA

Fiuty, Kristin K.
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, USA

Foerster, Margaret
San Jose/Los Gatos, California, USA

Fogg, Rosalind Childs
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Frizotti, Evelin Castellar D. *
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gerber, Russ
San Luis Obispo, California, USA

Geyer, Ruth
Bellingham, Washington, USA

Gilbert, Robert
Los Angeles, California, USA

Goldsmith, Beverly
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gonga, António
Luanda, Angola

Gooding, Jill
Ripley, Surrey, England

Gort, Lesley
Stockport, Greater Manchester, England

Graunke, Kevin G.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Griffith, Don
Elberton, Georgia, USA

Harding, LaMeice Elaine 
Los Angeles, California, USA

Harris, Virginia
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Haughton, David
Exeter, Devon, England

Hayward, Heather M.
London, England

Hegarty, Janet Ivcich
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Helm, Marie Ann
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Herr, Klaus-Hendrik
Berlin, Germany

Herr, Lois
Arlington, Virginia, USA

Hill, Barbara Hand
Orlando, Florida, USA

Hoagland, Robin
Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA

Hohle, David Drew
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Huebsch, Deborah Appleton
San Juan Capistrano, California, USA

Hyatt, Patricia Tupper
Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Hyatt, Sarah G.
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Jackson, Lynn Gray
Lubbock, Texas, USA

Jensen-Moulton, Paula Violet 
Canton, New York, USA

Johnsen, Thomas *
Watertown, Massachusetts, USA

Johnson, Barbara Thiel
Bellaire/Houston, Texas, USA

Johnson, Howard E.
La Jolla, California, USA

Johnson, Kate *
Westminster, Maryland, USA

Johnson, Stephanie S.
Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Jones, Gary
Washington, DC, USA

Jones, R. Bradly
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Kapur, Neera
The Philippines

Kaseroff-Smith, Manya Ann
Palo Alto/Sunnyvale, California, USA

Keeler, Jan K.
Austin, Texas, USA

Kennedy, David C.
Naples, Florida, USA

Kianga, Makanga
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Kibbe, Madora M. *
New York, New York, USA

Kininga, Muanda Joachim
Boma, Bas-Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo

Kirkpatrick, Jeanne
Washington, DC, USA

Kissock, Brian J. S.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Klein, Juliane *
Berlin, Germany

Kohler, John *
Brattleboro, Vermont, USA

Korinek, Kim Crooks *
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

LaMaster, Devon C.
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Lavigne, Juan Carlos
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lessa, Leide
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lewis, Carol Dee
Buena Vista, Colorado, USA

Likhi, Sushil Kumar
Chandigarh, India

Little, Christiane West
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Little, Edward W.
Bellevue, Washington, USA

Lobl, Jenny
Greater London, England

Luedeman, Ginny
Salem, Oregon, USA

Ma Pululu, Makengo
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

MacDonald, Timothy A.
Washington, DC, USA

MacKusick, Robert R.
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Manchester, Chet
King Ferry, New York, USA

Mangelsdorf, Ronald
Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Marquardt, Lois Royle
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Marrapodi, Diane Uttley
Towson, Maryland, USA

Mashos, Kari
Portland, Maine, USA

Mata, José de Dios 
Madrid, Spain

Matthai, Annu *
Bangalore, India

Mavungu, Mabiala
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

McKinstry, Brenda I. *
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Mehlenbacher, Evan
Richland, Washington, USA

Melville, Anne
Kaikohe, New Zealand

Mennel, Volker
Munich, Germany

Miller, Carol Rockhold *
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Milone, Estela Mari Grasso de
Montevideo, Uruguay

Minard, John D.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Mirianki, Jane Kanugu
Nanyuki, Kenya

Mitchell, Robert H.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mitchinson, Thomas Richard
Naperville, Illinois, USA

Moersberger, Helga L.
Stockholm, Sweden

Moffett, Martha Roadstrum
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Moody, William E.
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, USA

Moore, Elise L.
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Nanouche, Michelle Boccanfuso
Paris, France

Nesi, Giulia
Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Ness, Beverly J.
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Niles, Joshua *
Boise, Idaho, USA

Olson, Judith Hardy
Westport, Connecticut, USA

O’Neal, Betty Jean
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Overton-Jung, Joni
Port Hope, Ontario, Canada

Pabst, Michael
Freeport, Maine, USA

Passaglia, Mónica Esefer
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Peake, Beverly
Coral Gables, Florida, USA

Pennix, Brian G.
San Francisco Bay area, California, USA

Perkinson, Marilyn Jean
Richmond, Virginia, USA

Pettis, Barbara R.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Phinney, Allison W., Jr.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Preller, Scott F.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Preston, Gloria Jean *
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Prinsloo, Yvonne Joy *
Johannesburg, South Africa

Putnam, Scott
Portland, Oregon, USA

Reed, George
Concord, New Hampshire, USA

Rennie-Sytsma, Lisa M.
Denver, Colorado, USA

Richardson, Laurie Q.
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Ridgway, Mary
Dallas, Texas, USA

Riedel, Suzanne
Denver, Colorado, USA

Rivas, Heloísa G.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Rodríguez, Lorenzo 
Miami, Florida, USA

Rodríguez Peláez, José
Alhaurín el Grande, Spain 

Rogers, Margaret
San Rafael, California, USA

Romero, Estrella de
Mexico City, Mexico

Rose, Mary Alice 
Brookeville, Maryland, USA

Saldivar, Ricardo E. *
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Salt, Steven A.
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Sandberg, Karl S.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Schaefer, Elizabeth
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Seek, Michael A.
Berlin, Germany

Sheridan, Juanita White
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Shivers, Nancy H.
Austin, Texas, USA

Signs, Fujiko
Tokyo, Japan

Simpson, Julie Mensing *
Petaluma, California, USA

Sirota, Martin
New York, New York, USA

Smara, Fabián Héctor *
El Bolsón, Río Negro, Argentina

Smeke, Enrique
Miami, Florida, USA

Smith, Lynnette R.
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Snipes, Susan Booth Mack
Orland, Maine, USA

Solanke, Mojisola Anjorin *
Lagos, Nigeria

Spencer, James
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Spotts, Sue A. *
Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA

Stay, William S.
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Stevens, David F.
Petaluma, California, USA

Stillwell, Sabrina
Greater Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Stocks-Copley, Linda
Noordhoek, Western Cape, South Africa

Stranathan, Robert D.
San Francisco, California, USA

Suitt, Alice W.
Sacramento, California, USA

Swinney, Mark
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Talbot, Nathan
Boise, Idaho, USA

Talcott, Brian D.
Berkeley, California, USA

Taylor, Lindsey J. *
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

Ten Eyck, Mary Elizabeth
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Thatcher, Margarita Sandelmann
Denver, Colorado, USA

Thurman, James E., Jr.
Tampa Bay, Florida, USA

Tis, Marjorie R.
Metrowest Boston area, Massachusetts, USA

Trammell, Mary
Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Trentini, Orlando
Chácara, Brazil

Tuttle, Patricia
San Francisco, California, USA

Tyler, John M.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Tzanetea, Ligery *
Athens, Greece

Ulich, Doris *
Bamberg, Germany

Vining, Barbara M.
Toledo, Ohio, USA

Wahlberg, Curtis J.
Los Angeles, California, USA

Walker, Kim Robert
Orange County, California, USA

Wallace, Beatrice W. Reinertson
Gig Harbor, Washington, USA

Waller, George Theodore
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Walters, Maryl
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Ward, Julie Anne
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Warmack, Debra Nelson
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Warneck, Robert T.
Burlington, Vermont, USA

Warrick, Abigail Mathieson
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Weisz, Judith M.
Brighton, East Sussex, England

White, Louise
San Diego, California, USA

Wigger, Irmela
Hamburg, Germany

Williams, Jacklyn J.
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Wolff, Judy L.
Arlington, Virginia, USA

Wommack, Keith
Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Young, Lyle
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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