When I was 21 I found myself in desperate straits. I was practically failing college, was addicted to drugs, in a bad marriage, alienated from any family and was on the verge of a serious mental breakdown. At that time, suicide seemed the only answer. The director of a ballet company, to which I belonged, saw my distress and offered me Science and Health. As I read the book, gradually everything in my life changed. The drugs dropped away, the marriage ended in divorce, I regained my mental health, and then went back to finish my B.A. degree at the University of California, Berkeley.
After getting an M.A. degree from the University of Oregon, I stayed on the faculty for a year. Then, because I was so grateful for what Christian Science had done for me, I went to work for The Mother Church. I was in the College Organization Division, doing a two-year stint as Regional Assistant in the Southeast. I then became Journal-listed in 1972. After four more years in Boston, serving as Youth Activities Coordinator, I moved, with my husband, to Southern California.
I was accepted for Normal class in 1982. Shortly after that, I was appointed to the Board of Lectureship, on which I served for seven years.
As a result of my years of striving to understand God better, and to serve Him with my whole heart, I’ve been very blessed. God’s been good to me.
San Juan Capistrano, California
Usually in summer
Corona del Mar, California
First Saturday of October