Our mission is:
To provide an inclusive community of unconditional love, co-creating a joyful celebration of life through teaching and modeling spiritual principles and practices in accordance with the Science of Mind philosophy.

119 Florence Avenue

P.O. Box 2714

Grass Valley, CA  95945

(530) 274-1018

Our Ministers

Our spiritual leadership is here to serve you on your journey of awakening. Please feel free to contact us, we look forward to serving you.

Rev. Lanette Howard, Senior Minister

Born in San Francisco, Rev. Lani Howard has an A.B. from U.C. Berkeley, an M.S. in Systems Management from the College of Notre Dame and a Masters in Consciousness studies from the Holmes Institute. Following a 30 year career in information systems as a programmer, trainer,and software project manager for major corporations, Rev. Lani received her license as a  minister in 2004 from the United Centers for Spiritual Living and was ordained in 2007. Her mentors and teachers include Rev. Kary Huntley, Rev. Dr. Margaret Stortz, Rev. Dr. Lloyd George Tupper, and Doris Jones R.Sc.P. She loves to practice and teach the Science of Mind and Spirit as the Pastor of Sierra Center.

Rev. Madalyn Wade, Assistant Minister

Rev. Madalyn is a California native, growing up in Thousand Oaks before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area. She has her B.A. in History from U.C. Santa Barbara, her studies took her to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and she earned a M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. After her  years in the corporate world as a Human Resources Director and consultant she received her Minister's License in 2006. Prior to that she received her Practitioner's License in 1996 after studying with Dr. Margaret Stortz. Rev. Madalyn served on the R.S.I. Board of Directors for three years and she is currently serving on the Integration Team. She is the International Centers for Spiritual Living's liaison to the Association for Global New Thought. When she is not teaching, Rev. Madalyn and Gary, her husband, love to travel around the world and come home to their mountain top home in Nevada City and their two cats.

Rev. Lorie Adams, Staff Minister

Rev. Lorie is currently the leader of our Animal Kinship Circle, focusing on prayer for pets and the people who love them.

Our Board of Trustees

Trustees are elected by the congregation annually. The Board is committed to comprehensive, timely and open communication with the congregation; and to serving the highest good of our Spiritual Community.

To contact any or all of the Board members, please email,  phone (530) 274-1018, or send mail to: P.O. Box 2714, Grass Valley, CA. 95945


Name                            Title

Vicki Lake                        President

Nancy Busey               Vice-President

Gary Wade                       Treasurer

Rev. Lani Howard           Secretary


Dina Jacopi
Sue Richards (not pictured

Ann Deden

Ike Moore

Dave Clark

Our Practitioners

We are here for you! We believe "with God, all things are possible".
Talk to a Practitioner if you are in need of inspiration, celebration of a major event in your life and/or healing in any area: financial, relationships, health or career. You are God's wondrous gift. Let a Practitioner remind you of that!

We have spiritual advisors (Licensed Practitioners) available to meet with you each week after Sunday services for no fee. You may also place a written prayer request in the Prayer Request Box on the Practitioner Table next to the front entrance, or go to the "Prayer Requests" tab on the menu and fill one out online.  Each Monday afternoon the Practitioners and Ministers gather to hold consciousness for the perfect healing of all situations and conditions. Spirit is all there is and we recognize your wholeness, prosperity, health, loving relationships and divine self expression.

Our Licensed Practitioners:

You may also call a licensed practitioner and schedule an appointment with them during the week for a $45 fee.  Here is a list and contact information for our Licensed Practitioners:

Shera Banbury  (530) 477-8085  shera3@comcast.net

Julia Robles Scott  (530) 575-2966  julia.robles.scott@gmail.com

Lori Stitt  (530) 852-7588  homes@loristitt.com

Practitioners provide professional services.  Suggested Minimum for Licensed Practitioners is $45.00.
Suggested Minimum for Ministers $50.00.  Intern Practitioners do not charge for services.
No one is ever denied treatment for inability to pay.

Spiritual Mind Treatment/Affirmative Prayer works!!

Take advantage of this healing service!!