Science of Mind Foundation

Board of Directors

The Foundation welcomes your interest in Board or Committee involvement.

Raymond Marvin
Vice President
Rev. Emile Gauvreau
Dr. Steven Brabant

Steve Burton

Rev. Robert C. Grabowski

Rev. John B. WaterHouse III, Ph.D.

Rev. Kristina Collins

Rev. Dr. Arthur Chang

Juliet Vorster, RScP

What is Science of Mind?

The Science of Mind Foundation attracts and invests gifts to extend the practice of spiritual living and put it to work to build a more abundant future and secure peace.

We reach those goals by raising and receiving gifts, the bulk of which are planned gifts from the wills of individuals. With them, we continually invest those funds in the Science of Mind Endowment so that they will grow. A portion is used to run the organization. Donors are honored by membership in the Science of Mind Legacy Society.

We provide services to individuals who would like help creating gifts in their wills or living trusts, or other estate planning instruments. Much of the information individuals need is shared on this site, through our online webinars, or in personal consultation.

In addition, we assist Centers for Spiritual Living as they create planned giving programs and legacy societies in their communities.

We also provide resources to organizations that are spreading Science of Mind in the World through our Tithes, and one day, will expand into a grants program.

Science of Mind, also known as Religious Science, grew out of the lifelong spiritual quest of its founder, Dr. Ernest Holmes (January 21, 1887 — April 7, 1960).

Lotus FlowerRecognized as one of the leading viewpoints in modern metaphysics and New Thought, Dr. Holmes developed a universal philosophy and practical tools for spiritual living that provide us with a personal spiritual path, an understanding of our relationship with the Universe, and a connected and joyful approach to daily living.

Here are excerpts of Dr. Holmes' vision for Science of Mind:

[Science of Mind], in a broad sense, is a school of life, seeking through various avenues of knowledge to unify science, religion and philosophy; not at the expense of any one of these branches of knowledge and experience, but by uniting all efforts in an attempt to understand the full significance of human life, and to approach the one Reality behind all things.

There is no subscription to any creed or observance of particular religious custom or performance. We endeavor —

  • to learn the full significance of the physical, mental and spiritual natures of man
  • to understand the general relationship of all material, mental and spiritual phenomena
  • to understand the relationship of the individual to the universal
  • to show that all branches of human knowledge point unmistakably toward the underlying unity of all life and all phenomena.

Science of Mind in its broadest and truest sense includes all there is in science, religion and philosophy. It is the result of the best thought of the ages.

As published in the 1930 Quarterly Journal of The Institute of Religious Science and School of Philosophy where Ernest Holmes served as Dean.

Board of Directors Bios

Raymond Marvin

Favorite quote: "Watch your thoughts: They become your words. Watch your words: They become your actions. Watch your actions: They become your habits. Watch your habits: They become your character. Watch your character: It becomes your destiny." — attributed to Maggie Thatcher, the Upanishads, and Lao Tzu

Curious about: What you think and why.

On my bookshelf: Boomerang by Michael Lewis and Jobs by Walter Isaacson

C. Raymond Marvin, an attorney, is a private investor in the telecommunications field. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and received his JD from the University of Michigan School of Law. After service in the U.S. Air Force, he practiced law in Cleveland with Baker and Hostetler and later with the Ohio Attorney General. For eleven years, Marvin served as the Founding Executive Director and General Counsel of the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington, DC. He has founded, built and sold two prominent telecommunications services in the Washington, DC area. He serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations and is currently a member of the governing board of the Washington National Cathedral. A lay student of the Science of Mind since 1970, Marvin previously served as a member and then Chair of the Holmes Institute School of Consciousness Studies.

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Emile Gauvreau

Admires: People who have big dreams and dare to work steadfastly toward their realization.

Believes: The Universe is always conspiring for my highest good!

On my bookshelf: The Last Rays of Ancient Sunlight, The Gnostic Bible, and The Bhagavad-Gita

Dedicated to the Science of Mind philosophy and making it known in the world, Rev. Gauvreau began his service with the Center for Spiritual Living in Cape Coral, FL. in 2008 and is the Spiritual Director. A 2006 graduate from the University of Transformation and Spiritual Leadership at the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, CA., Gauvreau served there in many capacities, including over six years as a member of the Board of Trustees. Gauvreau also served the Claremont Center for Spiritual Living as the Youth and Family Director. He earned his RScP from United Centers for Religious Science in 2003. Prior to entering the ministry, he served as a management consultant in the healthcare industry.

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Dr. Steven Brabant

Favorite quote: "Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself."

Believes: Positive skepticism creates the environment for quality questions and creative answers.

On my bookshelf: Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Realty, God's Secretaries, and Hagakure: Book of the Samurai

Dr. Steven Brabant has been actively involved in institutional commercial real estate for over 38 years. Drawing upon his legal and business expertise, Dr. Brabant is currently a Senior Vice President with CB Richard Ellis assisting clients in the acquisition and disposition of commercial investment properties. Dr. Brabant specializes in capital markets, and developing and executing client dispositions strategies. Prior to joining CB Richard Ellis in 1997, Dr. Brabant worked for a number of pension and REIT investment advisory firms, including BankAmerica Realty Investors, Wells Fargo Realty Advisors, McMahan Realty Advisors, and Citicorp Realty Investment Advisors.

Awarded his honorary doctorate by International Centers for Spiritual Living, Dr. Brabant previously served on the board of ICSL for 14 years, including the role of Treasurer. He has been a practitioner since 1992.

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Steve Burton

Favorite quote: "Trust but verify." - Reagan

Curious about: What is going on behind the scenes.

On my bookshelf: Mysteries, biographies, and The Wall Street Journal

A veteran entrepreneur, Steve Burton has engineered the start up and sale of a number of successful businesses. He was also a partner in a political consulting firm that managed campaigns ranging from municipal to statewide races to ballot issues and referendums.

Burton has served as president of the board of a number of non-profit organizations, including the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce, Johnson and Wales University Leadership Advisory Board, M. K. Gandhi Institute of Nonviolence, and Mile Hi Church Foundation. He also served on the inaugural committee and as a board member of A Season for Nonviolence - Denver.

Currently Director of Operations for Centers for Spiritual Living, Steve joined United Centers for Spiritual Living in 2008 as the Development Director. His business acumen quickly put him in the forefront of building a fiscally stronger organization and playing an integral role in the integration of the United and International Centers for Spiritual Living.

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Rev. Robert C. Grabowski

Inspiring quote:  I fairly sizzle with zeal and enthusiasm as I spring forth with a mighty faith to do the things that ought to be done by me." (Charles Fillmore, co-founder of UNITY in his 94th year.)

Words to live by: Impacted by the weight yet simplicity of this saying on his former military director's desk, this quote has been a major influence on Bob's lifestyle: "Consider the turtle, he never gets anywhere without sticking his neck out."  

Rev. Bob Grabowski graduated from Michigan State with a degree in Industrial Design and later studied at the Corcoran School of Art. This propelled him into a 43-year career as a successful custom jewelry designer as well as owning art galleries in Monterey, Carmel, and Ojai, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico. His interest in real estate led to a parallel career in investments and management of various holdings in several western states.

In 1987 he moved to Sun Valley, Idaho and became a founding member and first Board President of Light on the Mountains Spiritual Center, now Light on the Mountains Center for Spiritual Living, where he currently serves as vice chair of the Leadership Council.

In 1994, Bob went to Russia to teach an abbreviated "Introduction to Science of Mind" course. He was so moved by the peoples' response to the Science of Mind philosophy that he returned home and enrolled in Holmes Institute with an emphasis on international work. Following graduation, Bob traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, Mexico, and South America teaching Science of Mind and licensing Practitioners. After Ordination, the position of Global Ecclesiastical Representative was created and he served in that capacity for 9 years.

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Rev. John B. WaterHouse III

Favorite quote: Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. — Jonathan Swift

Admires: Spiritual visionaries of the ages: Confucius, Jesus, Buddha, Spinoza, Emerson, Eddy, Holmes, Gandhi, and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

Curious about: What's next...

Rev. Dr. John B. Waterhouse is the President of Centers for Spiritual Living. He has been a devoted Religious Scientist since 1984. His life purpose is to reveal and release the divine power dwelling within each person he meets. With this as his foundation, he has contributed to the human experience through a variety of expressions.

Dr. Waterhouse holds a doctorate in organizational psychology from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has taught diversity/gender psychology in the Psychology Department at the University of North Carolina. He was ordained into ministry by the Rev. Terry Cole-Whittaker in April 1988 and is the author of Five Steps to Freedom: An Introduction to Spiritual Mind Treatment, published by DeVorss & Company in 2003.

John and his wife, Barbara, are Co-founding Ministers of the Center for Spiritual Living Asheville in North Carolina.

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Rev. Kristina Collins

Favorite quote: "We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." T.S. Eliot

Admires: The authenticity, honesty and the courage of people walking the spiritual path.

On my bookshelf: The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton The Gift by Hafiz and Inevitable Grace Piero Ferrucci

Rev. Kristina M. Collins is Senior Minister of the Sanctuary for Spiritual Living in Covina, California. An enthusiastic and dedicated Religious Scientist since 1980 and minister since 1992, she is a spiritual evocator, transformative teacher, passionate speaker, and creative leader supporting spiritual awakening and personal growth in individuals and groups. She teaches Science of Mind from the beginner level to Ministerial students. While Collins was the first recipient of the Hazel Holmes Award for her love and support of the Asilomar Conferences, her greatest achievement has been the love-filled experience of the Sanctuary for Spiritual Living. She cherishes this multi-cultural congregation as the demonstration of the belief in Love/Oneness and the recognition of the Divine in each person.

An advocate of life-long learning, Rev. Kris continues to be a student of many teachers of truth including; the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jean Houston, Matthew Fox, Amit Goswami, Louise Hay and others.

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Rev. Dr. Arthur Chang

Favorite quote: "The kingdom of heaven is within you." Jesus , "There is a power in the universe and you can use it." Ernest Holmes

Admires: Jesus, Buddha, Joseph Campbell, Alfred North Whitehead, Leonardo da Vinci, Magic Johnson, and Einstein

On my bookshelf: Hundreds of books on metaphysics, philosophy, history (including Black history), fiction, poetry, religion, anthropology, and consciousness

Dr. Arthur Chang has been the senior minister of Founder's Church of Religious Science in Los Angeles for the past nineteen years. Founder's reflects Dr. Chang's eclectic vision of bringing together varied ethnicities, ages, and cultures in an atmosphere of learning and growing together through experiences that produce more joy in their lives.

Dr. Arthur and his wife, Cecile, immigrated to the United States from Jamaica over 35 years ago. A successful architect, he found that his true calling was in the ministry. Dr. Arthur has been very involved in the concept of Process philosophy and Science of Mind as Process philosophy. In 2010, Dr. Arthur's book, The New Positive Spirituality—Finding Purpose and Happiness in Everyday Life was published. He has spoken at numerous conferences throughout the United States, including Asilomar, the Eastern Conference, and the International New Thought Alliance.

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Juliet Vorster

Juliet Vorster is based in Southern England and became a licensed practitioner in 2011. Juliet came to the Science of Mind philosophy through the work of Louise Hay and continues to be very involved in the global Heal Your Life teaching community. Juliet and her wife Rev Mary Laquet, are the founders of Phoenix Rising Centre for Spiritual Living based in Southampton, England.

Juliet works full time as a professional spiritual counsellor, coach, teacher, and radio show presenter. Her first book, entitled Igniting Success Beyond Beliefs: How to get from where you are to your greatest yet to be, was published in 2014, and she is currently working on her second book, as well as a number of online projects.

Juliet is passionate about the Science of Mind philosophy and is delighted to have a chance to be in sacred service to the vision and the continued growth of the Science of Mind Foundation.

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