The Leadership Team at Scottsdale Center for Spiritual Living

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Rev. Jill Clements
Founding Senior Minister
Treasurer

Rev. Jill Clements

Rev Jill founded the Scottsdale Center for Spiritual Living in January 2015 after receiving her Master’s Degree in Consciousness Studies in 2014 from the Holmes Institute, Centers for Spiritual Living School of Spiritual Leadership. She has been a student of the teachings of the Science of Mind since 1999 and was called to ministry in 2010.

Rev. Jill practices the principles of Science of Mind and Spirit to continually evolve in all areas of her life. It is her joy to share this teaching with others seeking to expand in their understanding of life through their personal spiritual growth. She believes that we are all the perfection of God expressing in form and that we already have everything we need, even though sometimes we just can’t see it for ourselves.

Rev. Jill is originally from Virginia and has lived in Arizona since 1992. She has been a resident of Scottsdale since 1996.

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Rev Lee Hite
Staff Minister

 

Rev Lee Hite

Rev. Lee has been a Minister of Religious Science since graduating from the Ernest Holmes College School of Ministry in Seattle, WA in 1989, Ordained in 1993. He has served a Senior Minister for 3 Churches and assisted in 2 others. In the larger movement he has served as a local, regional, and national youth leader including 2 years as Chairman of Youth and Family Ministries. He also served on the International Board of Trustees for 3 years and taught in the School of Ministry.

He first walked through the doors of the Church of Religious Science in Redondo Beach Ca. in 1975. At the time the church was led by Dr. Frank Richelieu and his wife Anita. He knew he had found a spiritual home and immediately started classes with the “grown-ups” and got involved with the Teen group.

After spending 10 years as a Senior Minister Lee left ministry to pursue his own renewal, healing, and recovery. Over the course of several years, he was loosely involved with youth ministry and assisted from time to time as a guest speaker and workshop leader. His passions in ministry are teaching, speaking, and writing. Whether it be in classes workshops or Sunday morning services, participating in the learning and growth of our congregants is what brings him joy. After coming back to the Valley of the Sun in 2019 he began searching for a new spiritual home and chose Scottsdale CSL as his new home in 2021.

Lee works full time in the world for a major national veterinary practice as a maintenance technician. In his spare time, he is also building a Life Coaching and mentoring endeavor. He is working on a book of inspirational essays, daily readings and journal guides scheduled for completion in 2022.

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Valerie Barnhart
Secretary

 

Valerie Barnhart

I have been studying the teaching of Science of Mind for over 30 years. I have recently moved from Northern California and find that life here is Arizona is a blessing. As Secretary for the Board of Trustees, I am excited to be in this community. It is enriching my life and touching others with this magnificent spiritual teaching. As I continue to grow and expand, I am personally focused on living my life in Grace.

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Steven Losinske
Board Member

Steven Losinske

Steven was introduced to Earnest Holmes' teachings at the New Vision CSL where his journey began in “earnest” when participating in the Foundation of the Science of Mind Class. Steven is a founding member of the Scottsdale Center for Spiritual Living and has participated in many services and events over the years.  Due to a work schedule that included Sundays, his ability to attend services was limited until now.

With a commitment to ongoing personal and spiritual growth and gratitude for this community’s support, he is honored to step into greater service as a member of the Center’s leadership team. His commitment is to represent our community members by service on the Board of Trustees with an emphasis on fun and fundraising in support of continued growth and engagement for our Center.

 

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Valerie Barnhart
Board Member

 

Kim Hausser

I was first introduced to New Thought Principles through books and self-study, and then I found Science Of Mind when I moved to Prescott in the early 80’s. After many happy relocations, I landed at Scottsdale Center for Spiritual Living in 2022 and I have served in various roles and have taken part in many workshops, classes and events. I am very blessed to be a part of this thriving community and appreciate the opportunity to be of service.
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Valerie Barnhart
Board Member

 

Victoria Peterson

I joined my first Church of Religious Science in 1998 at the Carson City, Nevada Church. This was a small church in a shopping center with approximately 20 members. This was a loving beginning to my years of learning and growing spiritually. Over the years, moving around the country, I have been a member of six SOM Centers and was the Board President of two centers and Secretary of one. I am excited to be here at Scottsdale Center and am happy to continue learning and providing service to the Center as a Board of Trustees member. I have two grown sons and five grandchildren and a wonderful life partner, Bob; and we are enjoying Arizona having lived here for over 20 years. I am a retired Ph.D. in psychological counseling and enjoy my artistic endeavors in painting and traveling the world.

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The First Meeting of Our Founding Board of Trustees - May 17th, 2015
Rene Perdue, Frankie Pepper, Rev Jill Clements, Tom Gordon, Joe Hammer