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Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. Kristina Collins

Rev. Kris Collins became a licensed Spiritual Counselor in 1986, graduated from the Ernest Holmes School of Ministry in 1992, and became Senior Minister for the Sanctuary for Spiritual Living, Covina, in 1996. She is known for facilitated the creation of the Practitioner 1 Classwork used by the Centers for Spiritual Living, and leading the Wednesday morning meditation on "The Faces of God" at Asilomar for the last 8 years, for her annual Women's Retreats, and for the many workshops she teaches at our beloved church. Rev. Kris' love of people, deep spiritual connection, and passion for life come across in her speaking and teaching and have assisted thousands to find their own passion and transform their lives.

Staff Minister, Rev. Dr. Carol Bliss

Carol Bliss is a Centers for Spiritual Living Minister, artist, author, inspirational speaker and Emeritus professor of communication at Cal Poly University.  She teaches and leads workshops in spirituality, creativity, communication, and ancient wisdom traditions.

She is passionate about the miraculous healing power of Love. She believes that there is always a Power greater than we know ourselves to be available to everyone.

Rev. Dr. Bliss has made a miraculous recovery as a result of a massive stroke which resulted in a brain injury in 2016. She continues to practice these New Thought ancient wisdom healing principles daily.

Carol’s creative style and passion for positive, meaningful living has helped transform the lives of college students, inmates, and individuals who seek relevant spirituality in this often-chaotic world.  She deeply believes in the healing principles of the heart, mind, body, and spirit.

Rev. Dr. Bliss is a compelling speaker, known for her wit, humor, and intense love of learning. She is the author of seven published books and lives in Naples, California.

Her seven books are available on, and (New Thought List) published by the former long-term publisher of Science of Mind.    

  • Happy No Matter What
  • Love Heals (co-written with Martha Bass, R.Sc.P.)
  • Spiritual Life Lines
  • Naturally Fit
  • Media, Spiritualities, and Social Change (chapter in graduate textbook)
  • The Irresistible Allure of Juicy Red Apples (a new perspective on Adam and Eve)
  • If I Had My Life…
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