Brian D. Talcott, CSB

A member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship

Berkeley, California USA — Brian became actively involved in the practice of Christian Science while attending the University of California, Berkeley. While earning a Bachelor of Architecture from UC Berkeley, he learned he could turn to God with every need. His love of Christian Science led to a new career path: to help others understand and trust God with life’s challenges. He received a Master of Theology in biblical studies from Boston University in preparation for service as a Protestant Chaplain in the US Air Force. Christian Science was a firm foundation for his healing ministry to those of all faiths in the Air Force. He was also able to bring a spiritual perspective to addressing marital challenges, substance abuse, child abuse and domestic violence.

In 1982, Brian, with his wife Nancy and their two daughters, left the Air Force and returned to Berkeley, where he devoted himself to the public practice of Christian Science; he became a teacher of this Science in 1988.

For many years Brian served as the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Northern California—representing the Christian Science Church with the media, the state legislature, and public agencies. During that time he worked to help clergy and other professionals understand and utilize spiritual resources in treating child abuse and domestic violence.

Brian has explained the practice of Christian Science to various audiences, including those critical of this Science. He has addressed a wide variety of professional, religious, interfaith and medical groups, including medical ethics boards, hospice nurses, medical students, and practitioners of alternative therapies. He welcomes the opportunity to discuss with any public audience how the practice of Christian Science can consistently bring healing and regeneration.

Lecture Titles

How relying on God brings healing

Responding to God's sustaining love

Turning to God in a crisis

Length of lecture varies from 20 to 40 minutes.

Serving your country with God's help

Alternate title to "Turning to God in a crisis."  Length varies from 20 to 40 minutes.

How to pray about community challenges

Alternate title to "Turning to God in a crisis." Length varies from 20 to 40 minutes.

Contact information

Brian D. Talcott, CSB
Berkeley, California, USA, North America
phone: 510-486-2700