The Science of Mind Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of nine Directors who have a deep commitment to the philosophy of Science of Mind and a broad range of expertise to support our organizational objectives and long-term growth.  All volunteer Directors practice the teachings of Science of Mind in their work with donors, Centers, advisors, and in the operations of the Foundation in concert with two staff members.



Dr. Walter Drew, President

Walter DrewWalter has been a religious scientist since 1996. Walter has been in national service since 2003 when he was elected to the Core Council of the United Church of Religious Science In 2012 he was elected to the Leadership Council of Centers for Spiritual Living and has served two terms. During that time, he sat on the Science of Mind Foundation board

Walter and his wife, Barbara, speak, teach, and write about the importance and impact of spiritual practices in their lives. Their latest program is called: Creative Aging: Embracing Life with Passion, Purpose, and Possibilities. Walter is a lifelong learner and is always taking a class or two.

Science of Mind has had a tremendous impact on Walter and he is dedicated to lovingly participate in moving the philosophy forward by creating an endowment that expands forever and forever.

Favorite quote: “I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” Louise Hay.”

Believes: World peace is possible in my lifetime.

On my bookshelf: Four Fold Way Angelis Arrien

Nancy Loshkajian, Vice President

Nancy V. Loshkajian, M.M., President of Loshkajian & Associates has served nonprofits as a fundraising professional nationally and internationally for over 35 years. She has worked at leading colleges and universities including Executive Director of Development at UC Santa Cruz, and at UC Los Angeles, Oberlin College, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, and the American University of Armenia

An active volunteer as well, Nancy currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Homeless Garden Project as Development Committee Chair. Previously, she served on the Major Gift Committee for the 50th Anniversary Campaign of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music for 19 years, including 5 years as President. Nancy served as a volunteer for the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County as a member of the Diversity Partnership Endowment Campaign Committee after having served for 8 years on their LGBT Advisory Committee.

Nancy has been in the New Thought movement for over 20 years and credits it as the philosophy that has fueled her fundraising work and her life. To give back, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Cruz as Assistant Treasurer after serving as President. In her free time, she listens to classical music, sings, and loves to play golf.

Charlie Goldsmith, Treasurer

Charlie was raised in the New Thought tradition and discovered the Science of Mind twenty years ago.

Charlie sold institutional money management services and made the conscious decision to transition his relationship-building skills into fundraising and development work.  He has worked with individuals and organizations to achieve their philanthropic and fundraising goals for over fifteen years.  Charlie served on the Mile Hi Church Foundation (Colorado) Board and later became the Planned Giving Ambassador for the Mile Hi Church Foundation.  Charlie’s life goal is to help spiritual communities transform their relationship with philanthropy.

Rev. Elizabeth (Liz) Mirante, Secretary

Rev. Liz MiranteReverend Liz Mirante has been a minister with Centers for Spiritual Living since 1999, receiving her ordination in 2003. Rev. Liz hails from the Seattle area, where she did her ministerial training and served on the staff of CSL Seattle for 14 years, as well as raising her two daughters.

Between two several-month stints teaching for the Center in Ukraine, Liz served as Senior Minister of the Monterey Center for Spiritual Living from 2008 through 2013. Liz is delighted to be back in the Pacific Northwest as of last June 2018, not retiring, but “rewiring”.

Ministerial Vision: Love Revealing Wholeness

Ministerial Mission: To awaken people to their own magnificence, empowering them to authentically love and transform the world

Favorite Quote:  Sufi master Meher Baba encapsulates the theme of Liz’s ministry – “Where love is present, the path to Truth is joyous.”


Rev. Sunshine Daye

Growing up in a diverse part of the Bronx, she learned to honor each individual’s humanness and divinity. Her depth and breadth of study, over three decades of sobriety, and life experience give her a unique ability to meet people where they are and appreciate the beauty in everyone, everywhere.

Sunshine Daye is a gifted speaker, facilitator, and author who transforms lives and helps people live their genuine life by using simple life-affirming practices. She is an ordained minister with a Master’s degree in Conscious Leadership and the author of “Begin Within – A Playbook for Living Your Genuine Life.” She studied under the guidance of Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith.

Sunshine lives a life in action; She serves as a professor and Spiritual Director at Vida Spiritual Learning Center, Lead Facilitator with Embassy Consulting Services A- Human Relations company, Spiritual Director at Roots through Recovery & Dee’s Recovery House, and Self-Mastery Consultant.

Sunshine is well-versed in facilitating and leading diverse groups of people to discover and uncover hidden beliefs that contribute to dysfunctional and ineffective work/life performance and replace them with what works.

The sectors Sunshine enjoys working with include Police Departments (Long Beach Police Department, La Mirada Police, +), City/Government Staff (Long Beach City Staff, Long Beach Health Department, +), School Districts – Staff and Students (LAUSD, LBUSD, SDUSD, Los Alamitos, ABC USD, Green Dot USD +) Correctional Facilities & Juvenile Halls, Alcohol & Addiction Facilities and for and not for profit organizations.

In recognition of her contributions to creating a world that works for all, she was awarded the Gene Lentzner Human Relations Awards from the California Conference for Equality and Justice, and honored by Long Beach Pride as the Female Community Grand Marshal for the Long Beach Pride Parade and Festival.

When you experience her energy and the joy that radiates from her you will understand why Sunshine’s motto is: “BY MEANS OF YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE YOU LIVE YOUR GENUINE LIFE.”

Dr. Tracy Brown, RScP

Tracy Brown is a nationally recognized expert on inclusion strategy and leadership development. After achieving executive-level status in her corporate career, she started a business that provides guidance to leaders, organizations, and associations who are ready to integrate their commitment to inclusion throughout all aspects of their business.

Tracy is a former Chair of the Leadership Council for Centers for Spiritual Living worldwide, and a recipient of both The Ernest Holmes Award and an honorary doctorate degree from CSL. She is an author of numerous books, including “Stained Glass Spirit: Becoming a Spiritual Community Where Oneness Does Not Require Sameness,” and “I Turn to Prayer.”

Anthony J. Diaz, Leadership Council Treasurer, Centers for Spiritual Living

Anthony J. Diaz, RScP, Esq. is a family law attorney and mediator specializing in resolving disputes easily, effortlessly, and amicably.  In his practice, he is known as the Peacemaker.  Anthony previously practiced as a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a Licensed Practitioner and serves as the Treasurer of the Leadership Council with the Centers for Spiritual Living. As a coach, attorney, and mediator, Anthony utilizes his spiritual practices to guide others from pain to peace.  He also helps others to resolve conflict with compassion to create powerful relationships with passion and purpose.  Anthony is also an international speaker whose passion, mission, and purpose are to help those in pain to move on from their divorce with dignity to co-create the life they were meant to live. Anthony has authored numerous articles for the Science of Mind Magazine.

Rev. Michelle Arellano, Executive Director, Centers for Spiritual Living

Michelle is a licensed ordained minister with Centers for Spiritual Living and has 30 years of nonprofit executive experience serving as CEO, executive director, and director of organizational development. She also has extensive experience as a consultant across many industries. Her previous career was in banking for 13 years, leaving that industry as a vice president and branch manager. 

Michelle is dedicated to a life of service aligned with her divine purpose. She is currently the executive director of Centers for Spiritual Living and resides in Ashland, Oregon. Her hobbies are hiking, traveling, and enjoying time with her family and friends. She is a mom of two grown sons, Michael and Ryan, who bring great joy to her life.

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Peace starts within, then our families, then the community, then the world.”

Sheila Ellian Lewis, Centers for Spiritual Living Leadership Council

Sheila is known for her calm intensity when navigating complex business ideas and opportunities. She has an inclusive and collaborative work style, and is candid yet thoughtful in her communication. A strategist, she is exceptionally skilled in linking the idea of business growth with the strategic rigor and behavior to achieve it.
After 15 years in marketing innovation with corporations including Quaker Oats and Visa, Sheila founded two successful consulting firms. She grew the combined firms into a multi-million-dollar business impact enterprise where she served as the CEO until January 1, 2020 when she sold her controlling interest.

Sheila transitioned into philanthropy, first with Tides, a $1.5B philanthropic social venture accelerator in San Francisco. In 2021, she accepted the inaugural Director, Cross-Organization Operations role at Pivotal Ventures, a Melinda French Gates Company, where she led the development of operational strategies, nurtured culture, and ensured organizational sustainability and impact at scale.
Dedicated to exhibiting proven leadership principles, Sheila has served in various capacities on 14 nonprofit trustee/director/advisory boards.
Sheila earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing and Management from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA with highest honors in Marketing and Finance from Atlanta University.”


Ero Johnson, CIMA, CFP, Investment Committee Chair

Ero Johnson

Ero Johnson, Vice President

Ero is a Senior Vice President and OCIO Investment Advisor at Truist, responsible for managing the assets for foundations, endowments, and non-profit institutions. He has previously worked as the Head of Portfolio Management at TIAA Endowment & Philanthropic Services, as Director and Senior Portfolio Manager for Endowment and Foundation clients, as Director of Distribution for Endowments and Foundations, and as a Director of Wealth Management Investments at TIAA. He previously headed distribution for a private placement firm, ran an independent branch of a major brokerage, and brings more than 25 years of experience as an investment professional.

Ero holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designations. He received his MBA in 2000 from the University of Colorado.

Ero also serves on the Science of Mind Foundation Finance and Investment Committee.

Favorite quote: “You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.” Ray Bradbury

Ray Marvin, Founder and Member

Ray Marvin accredits the plenitude in his life to the Science of Mind Philosophy, a belief system that has profoundly shaped his journey. Instrumental in the inception of the Science of Mind Foundation, Ray assumed the role as a Founding Board Director, channeling his dedication into its establishment. Guiding the Foundation’s nascent stages as President, he not only launched the organization but also sculpted it into the thriving entity it has become today. 

Ray Marvin is a retired lawyer and entrepreneur. His BA is from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and his JD is from the University of Michigan. Ray served in the Air Force as a Judge Advocate, practiced private law in Cleveland, and led public law enforcement with the Ohio Attorney General’s office and the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. He was the founding director and general counsel for the National Association of Attorneys General and then founded two prominent telecommunications companies in Washington, DC area. 

Along with serving on the Foundation Board, Ray has also served on the Holmes Institute Board of Directors, the governing board of the Washington National Cathedral, and currently serves on the National Advisory Board of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Circles Board of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Foundation Board of his undergraduate University. 

Ray’s intention is to support humanity’s continued evolution toward a peaceful, prospering, just world founded on inherent respect for all people and all Life. 

His favorite quote is from Rudyard Kipling, “We are the opening verse of the opening page of the chapter of endless possibilities.”

Charlie Goldsmith, Member

Charlie was raised in the New Thought tradition and discovered the Science of Mind twenty years ago.

Charlie sold institutional money management services and consciously transitioned his relationship-building skills into fundraising and development work.

Charlie has worked with individuals and organizations to achieve their philanthropic and fundraising goals for over fifteen years. Charlie served on the Mile Hi Church Foundation Board and later became the Planned Giving Ambassador for the Mile Hi Church Foundation.

Charlie’s life goal is to help spiritual communities transform their relationship with philanthropy.

Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon, Member

Former Spiritual Leader, Centers for Spiritual Living and Co-Founder, Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna 

Dr. Kenn Gordon is the past Spiritual Leader of Centers for Spiritual Living, having served two terms in that capacity. He is also the co-founder of the Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna, along with his wife, Deborah, in 1993. They are now Founding Minister’s Emeritus of that center, as both have moved into retirement.

Dr. Kenn is an accomplished leader and speaker who has profoundly impacted the world of Religious Science and thought leadership.

He began his career in restaurant development and became a farmer, and it was during that phase he found the Science of Mind. His passion for the teaching and for world and personal peace led him to become a minister. He quickly moved through the ranks of servant leadership, initially through Religious Science International, eventually becoming President for five years.

His entrepreneurial nature and a powerful personal transformative experience through the Science of Mind philosophy have served him and those around him to ‘Awaken to their Spiritual Magnificence’ and contribute to a world that works for all.

He is an international speaker, sharing his insights, wisdom, and humor at many conferences and events worldwide, including twice at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. He is the author of a book called Mind and Manifestation.

Currently, the world of golf, travel, speaking engagements, and ceremonies are all blessed by his dedication to serving humanity with his inspiration and wit.