The Reverend Christian Sorensen, D.D. is the eminent Spiritual Leader of the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living and the last appointed President and first elected Community Spiritual Leader of the United Church of Religious Science (UCRS) worldwide (now Centers for Spiritual Living). He is also the Director of The School of Spiritual Leadership San Diego Campus for Centers for Spiritual Living School of Ministry.
Dr. Sorensen was born into Religious Science and has been a lifelong student of metaphysics. Both his father and mother were ordained into the ministry on the same day as Dr. Sorensen in 1985—the only triple family ordination in the history of the movement. His credentials include a Doctorate of Religious Studies earned from Emerson Theological Institute, a Doctor of Divinity and a Doctor of Religious Science received from UCRS. He served as Senior Minister of the Ventura County Church in California from 1983-1988, Co-founder of the Costa Mesa Church in California in 1982, and Co-Creator of the Oahu Church in Hawaii in 1988.
A gifted and eloquent speaker with a unique and engaging style, Dr. Sorensen lights up audiences with his expansive vision, passion, and heart-felt enthusiasm. His impassioned visionary talks on spirituality, New Thought, Religious Science, practical matters, and Universal Love continue to thrill listeners in all venues. His talks are viewed by thousands every week on webcasts which can be viewed at no cost globally on-demand at www.seasidecenter.org. He is in high demand as a speaker for corporate business and social engagements and is a sought-after facilitator of conferences, workshops and seminars internationally.
Dr. Sorensen is a world traveler, speaking to groups in Tibet, India, China, Russia, North Africa, Scandinavia, Australia, and New Zealand. Raising global consciousness is of great importance to Dr. Sorensen. To that end, he has strengthened international ties by helping orphanages and schools in Mexico and Africa through direct giving and hands-on building.
A distinguished representative within a multitude of religious traditions, Dr. Sorensen addressed the United Nations General Assembly as part of its annual World Interfaith Harmony Week. As a Leadership Council Emeritus Member of the Association for Global New Thought, Sorensen is involved in worldwide grassroots movements of the Season for Nonviolence. As a member of the Evolutionary Leaders, whose mission is to collectively inspire, support and serve conscious evolution, Dr. Sorensen and nearly 40 other Evolutionary Leaders are forging a movement towards the conscious evolution of humanity. He’s been privileged to be a participant of the Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet and a repeat speaker at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne Australia and South Africa.
Dr. Sorensen has authored 10 books, including Catch the Spirit; Riding the Waves of Life and its sequel Flying Through Life; Free Your Own Tibet; and Soar, Spiritual Guidance for Overcoming Life’s Turbulence. Along with Rev. Petra Weldes, D.D., he has written three daily living journals, each offering 365 daily motivational messages along with affirmations for positive living: Joyous Living Journal, Joyous Freedom Journal, and Joyous Abundance Journal. Sorensen's newest book, released in 2016, Living from the Mountaintop: Be the Mystic You Were Born to Be, collected a Los Angeles Book Festival Winner Award in 2018.
Dr. Sorensen is an avid sportsman who loves surfing, skiing, tennis, and flying. He shares his love of travel and the outdoors with his wife, Kalli Holmes-Sorensen, and their teenage son, Trevor. His family resides in Encinitas, CA.
For information on his books, blog and more, go to ChristianSorensenInspires.com