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Our Licensed Spiritual Practitioners support others in creating healthy, vibrant and fulfilling lives. They recognize the creative power within us all and use positive, Affirmative Prayer to heal and transform the lives of others. 

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Seaside Practitioners At a Glance

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Annie Prescott, RScP
Bob Mathes, RScP, Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
Brian Atkins, RScP
Candace Young-Schult, RScP Emeritus
Carolyn Holder, RScP
Cathy Bacquet, RScP
David Kennedy, RScP
David Yankaskas, RScP
Deb Sadler, RScP
Denise Harmon, RScP
Dennis Mills, RScP Emeritus
Ed Cox, RScP
Ellen Rice, RScP Emeritus
Joanne Millison, RScP Emeritus
Kathleen Lees, RScP
Kathy Nelson, RScP
Katie Boggio, RScP Emeritus
Kay Samuelson
Marianne Barlow, RScP
Michelle Degaris, RScP
Pamela Hower, RScP
Patti Christensen, RScP
Penny Miller, RScP
Ray Holder, RScP
Rev. Rebecca Berry
Rosemarie Ramirez, RScP
Sara Awad, RScP
Sharon Deleon, RScP
Shelley Dill, RScP
Rev. Sue Oliver
Rev. Sue Oliver, Minister, Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
Suzanne Ward, RScP
Tim Griffen, RScP
Tom Scoullar, RScP
Trudy Seifke, RScP
Victoria Wood, RScP
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Meet Your Seaside Practitioners!

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Annie Prescott, RScP

Bob Mathes, RScP

Brian Atkins, RScP, Available for Private Sessions

Born in Ridgecrest, CA, Brian says he has always been a self-help junkie. He loves learning and growing, because he feels it helps us make the most of our precious lives. Brian says that his role as a practitioner has been one of the most rewarding experiences of his life. He believes his purpose is to reach out to help others.


In 2002, Brian became a Licensed Practitioner at Seaside. Brian is currently enrolled in Ministerial School at the Holmes Institute School of Consciousness Studies.


Ranked as ATM Silver, Brian enjoys his volunteer work with Toastmasters.  His hobbies include surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and partner dancing. He is also a runner and has run nine Marathons.

Candace Young-Schult, RScP Emeritus

Seaside is Candace’s spiritual home where she finds joy and support and the healing power of prayer and acceptance. As a practitioner since 1999, it is her privilege to know the truth for her clients and to see the absolute beauty and strength in each person. It is her joy to pray and counsel with others assisting them on their spiritual path to remove blockages that keep them from knowing the truth and beauty of their connection with God.


Candace sings in a variety of choirs. She is a creative person whose present joy is creating jewelry. She is also an artist who enjoys working in several mediums including acrylics, watercolors, and drawing. She enjoys travel and connecting with people of differing cultures. Candace sees herself as not just an American citizen, but also as a world citizen working to create peace in whatever way she can.


Married to Roy since 1977, Candace is the stepmother of three married adults and the grandmother of six.

Carolyn Holder, RScP - Available for Private Sessions

It is Carolyn's joy to share transformational tools of healing in practical and effective ways to practice the “Presence” while demonstrating the abundance of God inherent in each of us. It is also her passion to dance, and through hula she shares the Aloha Spirit as an ambassador of unconditional love. 


A native Californian who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, she discovered Religious Science through classes with Terry Cole Whittaker. Carolyn became a Licensed Practitioner in 2003 and a Master Practitioner in 2007.


Carolyn and her husband Ray, also a Licensed Practitioner, live in Encinitas and each have a son and daughter. Together they have four granddaughters and one grandson.

Cathy Bacquet, RScP

To Cathy, born in Dallas, TX, faith is knowing that each day brings a new revelation. With each revelation, she comes closer to the Truth, recognizing her own Divinity, and all the many aspects of God as Cathy. Recognizing these qualities in herself helps her recognize them in others. 


Cathy’s experience with illness and the healing that took place has also made her realize that illness and pain is the path that some people take in order to experience spiritual as well as physical healing. Since illness is the impetus for healing, there is no need for remorse or guilt or despair. We are all divine beings with our own divine paths. Rejoice in our oneness with God and know that the Abundance of the Universe is ours now.


She became a Licensed Practitioner in 2000. 

Dave Kennedy, RScP

While Dave was born in Lima, OH, he was mostly “raised” at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA. Attracted to Religious Science by Rev. Terry Cole-Whittaker in 1976, Dave knows that the principles of Science of Mind have had a major impact on his life. He frequently expresses his gratitude to be a Religious Science Practitioner and to serve Seaside.


He was attracted to Religious Science by Rev Terry Cole-Whittaker in 1976 and in 2004, he became a Licensed Practitioner. Dave feels Science of Mind has had a major impact on his life and he is so grateful to be a Religious Science Practitioner and to serve Seaside.”


He is an avid reader and volunteers at Seaside in numerous ways. 

Dave lives in Carlsbad near his daughter, Erin, and his young grandson, Wyatt, with whom he gardens. His daughter, Ashley, lives in Hawaii. 

David Yankaskas, RScP

David believes that his story is unique, and yet common to others in many ways. Divorce, business failure, layoffs, loss of three members of his immediate family to cancer, and financial concerns were some of David's challenges. To him, Seaside is a healing place, a place of peace "like no other.”


As a Licensed Practitioner since 2012, David knows for himself his oneness with God and quoting Ernest Holmes, he knows "Change your thinking, change your life.”


David loves to travel, listens to jazz and classical music, is an avid reader of history and the sciences and, time permitting, swings the golf clubs on occasion. He lives in Carlsbad.


David’s intention is to be welcoming and, in praying with you, that you come to a place of peace.

Dayna Vogt, RScP - Available for Private Sessions

Dayna was born into a highly matriarchal family, all from California, knew she “came here to love, and was born a practitioner.” 

Dayna moved to Encinitas in the 1980's with her three children, ages 2, 4 and 5, following a divorce.  

Life brought many opportunities for growth while raising three children as a single parent earning one salary, and Seaside became a bigger part of her life.


She loves to write and craft personalized wedding and memorial services. She is committed to serving her individual Practitioner clients with love, confidentiality, compassion and Divine inspiration. Dayna also specializes in serving clients who live out of the area, by meeting online, as well as in person.

Dee Seidel, RScP - Available for Private Sessions

Deb Sadler, RScP - Available for Private Sessions

Deb grew up in Westport, CT. She is passionate about many things including growing as a Practitioner where she sees the infinite potential and possibilities for a limitless life for each individual. 


Deb knows that education is the key to changing the world and how we react to it as everyone comes together in compassionate action. She is a cutting edge leader in restorative justice. She knows raising consciousness is the key and loves students are leading the way. People need to know there is hope for a world that works for everyone. Imagine that! 

At age 25, Deb discovered astrology and began to study metaphysics on her own. Her  earth and astral studies honed her skills in meditation and deepened her relationship with Spirit and Earth in a holistic and creative manner. 


Deb became a Licensed Practitioner in 2015. She has a BA in Literature.

Deb currently lives in Encinitas, CA with her husband Jim. They are the proud parents of two sons, Jesse and Brendon, and a daughter, Ada.

Denise Harmon, RScP

Denise Harmon was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised on Long Island. Reflective of her earlier life as a dancer with Alvin Ailey and the American Ballet Theatre, Denise chooses to be “the choreographer of her life.”


In 2003 while at Seaside she had an explosive epiphany which led to her realizing a philosophy and a way of life that she could embrace. This passion culminated in her becoming a Licensed Practitioner in 2013. 


Honoring the path of each individual, she welcomes the opportunity to assist others in knowing their strength and spirit and assist in redirecting thoughts, beliefs and energies for the momentum of their hearts desires.


Denise continues her interests in music, dance, movement, yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, Jazzercise and Water Aerobics. She has two children Gina and Cali along with three grandchildren. Denise now lives in Carlsbad. 

Dennis Mills, RScP Emeritus

Dennis came to Seaside in 1992 during a time of personal turmoil and found a supportive, loving community that shared his joy and grief.


At Rev. Christian’s suggestion, Dennis took the Foundations class. He chose to sky dive for his final project and said, “I jumped into a fabulous future with no idea what was coming. Going on faith, supported by SOM principles and my Seaside family, I was on my way without looking back.” Dennis became a Practitioner in 1998 and Master Practitioner in 2003. 


Dennis is married to the love of his life, Ginny and has four children, Dale, Robert, Derrick and Charlotte.  


Dennis grew up in Kentucky, Michigan and West Virginia before moving to San Diego.


Dennis continues to serve Seaside as a Practitioner and is always open for new opportunities to serve.

Ed Cox, RScP - Available for Private Sessions

From a family of “do-it-yourselfers" on a farm in Illinois, he learned to do most anything and everything, became independent, and enjoyed meditative time and being in nature."Those experiences shaped who I became as an adult."


On his lifelong path of self-discovery, Ed rediscovered his intuitive side and has taken many psychology and metaphysical classes and became a Licensed Rebirther. Ed enjoys supporting Seaside and its members and strives to be an example of living these principles.


Drawn to Religious Science by Terry Cole Whittaker in the 1970s, Ed became a Licensed Practitioner in 2003 and a Master Practitioner in 2007. 


Ed is married to Dolly Shi and lives in Encinitas, CA. He has a son, a daughter, and a granddaughter.

Ellen Rice, RScP Emeritus

Born and raised in San Diego, Ellen knew when she married and started her family that she wanted to raise her children to know God. As she was looking for a “church” to call home she was influenced by Rev. Terry Cole Whittaker and Catherine Ponder. She found home in Religious Science, became a Licensed Practitioner over 20 years ago and eventually migrated to Seaside. 


Ellen thanks everyone for the love that has been shown to her here and says, “I have lived in the Grace of God and loved every minute of it. And so it is . . .” 

Esther Jones, RScP

Ginny Mills, RScP Emeritus

Jennifer Diallo, RScP - Available for Private Sessions

Joanne Millison, RScP Emeritus - Available for Private Sessions

Joanne’s outer journey began in New England, and then on through an idyllic childhood in Hawaii to California. During her 30-year career within the travel industry, Joanne traveled extensively, expanding her awareness of the unity of mankind and her appreciation of our diversity.


She considers it a privilege and a joy to hold the Seaside community in prayer, to know the Truth about those who Spirit draws to her, and to support and empower each person in deepening a personal relationship with God and expanding his/her consciousness and self-realization. She has been a practitioner since 1999.



Serving as a practitioner is an opportunity for Joanne to share all that is dearest to her heart: a passion for Truth, faith in Love’s healing nature , reverence for the power of the Word, awareness of the value of listening, commitment to divine service and appreciation of spiritual community.

Kamran Moradi, RScP

Kathleen Lees, RScP Emeritus

Kathleen, born in Los Angeles, is a second-generation Californian. Always interested in the arts, she knew she was not an artist herself but loved being part of the creative process and practiced seeing beauty wherever she went.


So grateful to find a spiritual home at Seaside, for the first six months she cried through every service. Out of curiosity, she signed up for the Foundations Class and did not stop until became a Practitioner in 1996.


Her ministry is to expand the consciousness of Religious Science beyond Seaside and into practice in the community. She believes that her gift is to always see the highest and best good for all concerned and to know, privately, that God is always present. She is very clear about the power to manifest your dreams.


She is married to the love of her life, Dennis. 

Kathy Nelson, RScP

Kathy Nelson, a California native, discovered her "heart-self" through friendships, painting, philosophy, and poetry vs. traditional religion.


In 1977, while visiting in San Diego, Kathy attended a Rev. Terry Cole-Whittaker seminar that introduced her to the spiritual ideas that changed her life. She began taking classes at Seaside, became a Licensed Practitioner in 1996 and a Master Practitioner in 2007. 


Kathy deeply enjoys her Spiritual practice, the study of consciousness and serving others on their spiritual journeys. "Through life’s ups and downs, we find the opening to our spiritual nature and our deeper understanding of Oneness appears,” she says.


Today, Kathy maintains a thriving life and has a passion for painting, finding happiness through her creativity.


Kathy lives in North San Diego and shares her life with her partner, Joe, her family, friends, and Boston terrier, Jake.

Katie Boggio, RScP Emeritus - Available for Sessions