Rev Peggy Hostetler
From Rev. Peggy Hostetler
Perhaps, like me, you have been on a quest for understanding the deep things of life. As long as I can remember, I have believed in a loving God and the power of prayer, and yet something was missing. One day I had a conversation with a coworker who spoke of her religion that “taught her how to live,” I hurried to check it out and I found what I had been looking for.
For me, the most valuable thing in the world is our philosophy. To know who we are as spiritual beings, one with the Divine Source, and then to know that we can make use of the Power that creates everything to bring improvements in our life and our world – that’s worth my attention.
Originally from Ohio, I have been a student of Science of Mind philosophy since 1970, learning all I can about it and putting it into practice to bring success and to heal my life. In 1995 I became a minister, serving OakBrook Center for Spiritual Living in Ocala, Florida until 2015. It has been my great joy since then to, along with Rev. Cindy Shellum, serve as a minister at Orlando Center for Spiritual Living.
What a pleasure it is to share the principles and the spiritual tools of Centers for Spiritual Living! I love to see healings happen, lives transformed, and dreams fulfilled. I invite you to open to the possibilities of greater abundance, peace of mind, improved health, more joy — to live a fully authentic and meaningful life.
If you are like me, reading and studying alone are good and important, and yet, when you come together with others who think like you do – when you discover that there are others – a joy springs up within — for your spiritual path is not meant to be a lonely one.
I invite you to join us at Orlando Center for Spiritual Living – on Sundays — and as classes, workshops and other events are offered. I believe that you will find your life experiences keep getting better and better as you allow the spiritual principles taught at Orlando Center for Spiritual Living to lift your life.
Love and More—
Rev Rosedale Jones
Youth and Family Minister
Rosedale was born and raised in New York City; and served as a New York City Police Officer for 14 years. The last six of years she was assigned to Community Affairs where she worked with youth, their families and the community at large. Before learning about all of the New Thought communities Rosedale, was a Christian Sunday School Teacher; and was a passionate reader and read many books, to name a few authors, Louise L. Hay, Wayne Dyer, and Catherine Ponder. After questioning herself about what she could do to improve the course in some of their lives, Rosedale began making meditation cassette tapes with relaxation music using affirmations from her readings, listened to them and gave them to families and young people who she felt could benefit.
When she realized how well the meditation cassette tapes worked in the lives of so many young people, their parents and others in the community she served, she realized her own shift in consciousness because she begun to experience that the love she was giving she was receiving. At that time, she had no idea that the Universe was preparing her for the fabulous evolutions she has been experiencing all her life so far that still continues to be experienced. Today she is convinced that all answers to improve herself and others came from the Spirit within.
Science of Mind found Rosedale in 2000. Being so curious and eager to learn, her life soared in the classes as she gained even more personal growth. Rosedale became a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner serving several Centers for Spiritual Living between North Carolina and California. Today she is a Minister of the Science of Mind philosophy at Orlando Center for Spiritual Living performing service as the Leader for Youth and Family Ministry.
Rosedale has a thriving Spiritual Practice business creating meditation recordings while serving many people around the U.S. who are positively shifting their consciousness at the same time, taking advantage of Social Media and other streams of technology to support this communication. For Rosedale this journey has always been about trusting the process and the evolution of all.
Rosedale is the proud mother of two lovely daughters, Cassandra Jones and Breyah Jones and the grandmother of two loving grandsons, Kevin Jones and Christopher Isaiah Jones.
Her Intention is to be the best “her” she can ever be and help others learn how to experience their highest and best!
Rev Cindy Shellum
Cindy was born and raised in the Northwest corner of Alabama. She graduated from Sheffield High School and the University of North Alabama. After her graduation, Cindy moved to Houston, Texas, became a CPA and spent many years in the financial realm.
In 1984, she attended her first Center for Spiritual Living (then known as Church of Religious Science) and has been studying and applying the Science of Mind and Spirit philosophy she was introduced to there ever since.
In 2007, Cindy entered Holmes Institute, the ministerial program for Centers for Spiritual Living and graduated in 2010 with her Master of Consciousness Studies degree. She then applied for and attained recognition as a Licensed Minister of Religious Science.
Cindy is married to Paul Shellum. After living in Houston, Des Moines, Iowa, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, and Birmingham Alabama they settled in Orlando in 2015. They pamper each other and their beautiful brown dog, Mocha
This is a link to the full video of her ordination
An Interview with Reverend Cindy
Q: Why Science of Mind?
A: I found Science of Mind when I was 29 years old, realized it was the codification of the Truth I already knew and have moved through the rest of my life empowered and more fully revealed by a teaching philosophy that matches my own intuitive knowing. No guilt, no conflict between my stated beliefs and my inner awareness.
Q: How has this philosophy changed your life?
A: Perhaps the biggest difference Science of Mind has made in my life is this: before I walked into my first Religious Science service, I only had my personally concocted belief system and a jumble of questionable information from traditional Christianity. Without these teachings, I might have found myself moving away from my own truth as I lived in and of the world of separation and fear without support. But Science of Mind gave me a full context for my beliefs and introduced me to the Universal Truths discovered by mystics and philosophers throughout time. I discovered I am not weird and my beliefs are not wacky! This world is not separate from God and there is nothing to fear. I am not and cannot be alone.
Q: Why become a minister?
A: I don’t think I would ever have felt a pull to share the “gospel of Cindy”. Science of Mind is something I can be a part of, a fully fleshed program to share, a movement to promote and always a pool of wisdom to dive into. I have moved from the place of simply assuring myself that I am not alone in my beliefs to the place of wanting to share and spread this philosophy and the change it brings into people’s experience of life.
Q: What is the purpose of your ministry?
A: My purpose is to teach the tools, support the activities and love the process by which divinity is revealed in the individual.
Q: What kind of ministry do you intend to create?
A: When I walked into my first Science of Mind meeting, everything that happened felt as if it were personally designed for me. I am a CSL minister because I know there are others for whom this is a perfect fit and I want to make that perfect home, that community of like mind, available to more people. My ministry will be one of celebration. Without ignoring or failing to offer support in dealing with the appearances in life, I believe we are here to be joy filled. I am an example of living joyfully and I remind others that they can do the same.
Q: How can you expect joy when there is so much going on in the world?
A: There are challenges in any life. There are challenges in the lives of our families, our communities and on our planet. These events and circumstances that appear challenging cannot be overcome, transformed, or moved through when we believe in our own shortcomings or an inherent evil in the world. Einstein reminds us, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
I have experienced divorce; job loss; moving around the country; a friend’s suicide; the sudden deaths of my father and younger brother; the aging, increasing dependence and eventual death from dementia of my mother; and many other life events that might appear traumatic. But my own knowing, bolstered and expanded by my immersion in Science of Mind, has allowed me to see these events as part of a greater whole that is both good and eternal.
Q: Can you briefly describe one of your deepest insights?
A: I am wholly convinced that we are God in form and that the idea of our own Divinity is one of the hardest concepts to grasp. I find Science of Mind perfectly describes a path to understanding our Divinity and I believe others would recognize this path and understand this description. While I acknowledge many different paths and honor them, I am here for the ones who resonate with the Science of Mind. I am here to call them, to teach them and to believe in them.
Rev Kathryn Knox
Staff Minister - Dean of Florida Campus School of Spiritual Leadership
Rev. Kathryn Knox is currently the Dean of the Florida Campus, School of Spiritual Leadership and a Staff Minister with the Orlando Center for Spiritual Living. She has been a professional teacher, ordained minister, businesswoman and college executive throughout her career. As a student of Science of Mind for over 40 years, receiving her Religious Science Ordination in 1996, Rev. Kathryn served as Senior Minister in Sun Valley, Idaho; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Tampa, Florida. During her Ministry, she has had the pleasure to serve as assistant minister in many churches while following her career path in Higher Education. This has given her a broad perspective of successful spiritual leadership and church management. Academically equipped with a Master of Arts in Teaching, Rev. Kathryn has held positions in higher education management including College and University Presidencies, while maintaining service as a Minister for over 25 years. She has attended numerous Religious Science Conferences, Asilomars and other related New Thought gatherings. Rev. Kathryn lives in Orlando, Florida and has 2 sons and her beloved 4yr old grandson. She says, “Life is an absolute joy living the Science of Mind philosophy everyday!!!”