​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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:

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

Marilyn Gayle                President
Diana Carolan               Vice President

Hillary Dart                   Treasurer

​Rev. Rafe Ellis               Corporate Secretary

​Stephen Huiting            Recording Secretary


Debra Ellis, RScP

Marylou Knapp
Valerie Costa


Debra Ellis, RScP
(916) 390-5816

Our Ministers

Lori Stitt, RScP

(530) 277-7090​


Rev. Lani Howard, Minister Emeritus
(530) 802-0724 cell

Rev. Madalyn Wade, Assistant Minister
Office: (530) 274-1018 

Rev. Rafe A. Ellis,​ Senior Minister

(530) 955-0639 cell

Rev. Rafe A. Ellis is one the most compassionate people you'll ever meet. He has lived his life with great curiosity and an insatiable thirst for knowledge. His life experiences have been broad and often dramatic providing him with innumerable opportunities to hone awareness of his soul's voice and to transform experience into wisdom.
Rev. Rafe naturally connects specific details into accessible concepts and breaks challenging concepts down into accessible pieces. He owns the fullness of his life experiences as necessary, valuable and vital in his authentic self.
Rev. Rafe is a gifted teacher of spiritual principles, a transformational life coach and accomplished business consultant generously sharing his skills, talents, abilities, and wisdom with all who engage with him in fulfilling their heart's desires.
Rev. Rafe walks his talk that: "when we live from curiosity, authenticity and vulnerability we open our hearts and minds to true freedom and personal transformation." He is truly committed to being love In service to all.

Rev. Rafe holds:
A Master of Arts in Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute
A Certificate of Spiritual Education from Holmes Institute
A Master of Business Administration with a special concentration in Organizational Psychology & Development from American InterContinental University
A Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Psychology from Warren Wilson College

Rev. Rafe currently resides in Nevada City, California with his best friend, spiritual partner, soul-mate, and wife, Debra Ellis, RScP and their two fur children, Thor and Taz.

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!!

Rev. Madalyn has been an active member of the Sierra Center for Spiritual Living since 2001, first, as a Licensed Science of Mind Practitioner, and then as a Licensed Minister in various roles over the years.

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 Religious Science International Board of Directors for three years and she served on the Integration Team bringing the United Centers and RSI into one organization, the Centers for Spiritual Living. Rev. Madalyn was ordained in April 2014. She has a certificate in Dream Tending from the Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a certified SoulCollage facilitator. 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.

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. Julia Robles Scott, Staff Minister
(530) 575-2966 cell
(530) 214-0686