A recent restructuring of assignments at The Mother Church, in line with the form of church administration prevalent in Mary Baker Eddy's time, has resulted in several new appointments and elections.
On March 7, our colleague Harvey W. Wood, C.S.B., asked our permission to resign from The Christian Science Board of Directors. He did so with a spiritual conviction that the steps this would lead to would prosper this Church. With considerable regret the Directors accepted his request. We know of no servant to this Church who has been more effective in helping it find renewed relevance to the world. Harvey has been deeply involved in the Church's efforts to strengthen its healing practice, its activities to promote world peace, the revitalization of The Christian Science Board of Lectureship, the reinvigoration of The Christian Science Monitor, and the birth of all our broadcasting activites. The Board is deeply grateful for his service, and we are committed to carrying this work forward.
The Board has elected Al M. Carnesciali, C.S.B., of Costa Mesa, California, as a Director of The Mother Church to succeed Harvey Wood. In addition, Al has accepted the post of Manager of The Christian Science Publishing Society, following the resignation of Netty Douglass. During the late 1960s and early 1970s Al worked at The Mother Church in various administrative capacities. He holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of California at Los Angeles and early in his career served as a city manager in California. He also held several management positions in the aerospace industry. Al has most recently served as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Christian Science Publishing Society and was Committee on Publication for Southern California for eight years before becoming a Trustee. As a longtime Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Al will continue his teaching and association meetings in Newport Beach.