REV. LARRY KING joined the Portland Center for Spiritual Living in 1998 and completed his Masters of Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute in 2008 while serving as interim minister. He received his first letter of call as Senior Minister for the Center the same year.
Third-generation Oregonian and longtime Portland resident, Larry completed his BA in English and Theater, as well as an MBA in Business – all from University of Oregon. He spent 20 years in management with the telephone company before deciding to take leadership and commitment into his spiritual life.
When asked about his favorite part of being a minister, Larry commented:
“I love teaching – in classes, from the platform and in counseling sessions. When a person really begins to understand their innate power and grace, they are set free. Our teachings are so powerful! Being a witness to such spiritual growth is priceless. I also like ‘being there’ for people who are in the midst of chaos. I’m a great listener and that’s often all that’s needed.”
Rev. Larry’s love for the teachings of Ernest Holmes and the principles of Science of Mind makes him an enthusiastic educator and animated speaker. Larry’s warm heart and welcoming presence is the perfect compliment to his practical approach to teaching spiritual principles.
Larry loves to read science fiction almost as much as Ernest Holmes and can find things on the internet faster than most teenagers. Raised on the Oregon Coast, he is frequently seen at the beach on his days off.
Rev. Larry is glad to provide services for weddings, memorials, baptisms, house blessings and other life events.
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REV. MARILYN SPRAGUE, M. Ed, MA is a Religious Science Minister and a 2020 graduate of Holmes Institute’s Masters of Consciousness Studies. As a master Truth teacher, Rev. Marilyn inspires brilliant breakthroughs for living spiritually-based lives in a material world.
Rev. Marilyn’s first, conscious memory of Science of Mind was receiving a copy of Science of Mind Magazine in 2007. “It was like finding a beacon of light at a time when I felt I was living in a 40-watt world.” In 2010, she moved to the Pacific Northwest and discovered her new spiritual home, Portland Center for Spiritual Living. Her zest for life-long learning, inspired her to enroll in classes based in spiritual principles. She says one class led to another class, and this process continued until she became a Licensed Practitioner in 2014, which led to entering ministerial school in 2016, and becoming a licensed minister in 2020.
Rev. Marilyn is a trailblazer and has a rich history of conceptualizing, designing, and delivering customized adult-learning-friendly workshops which spark potential and blossom creativity. With a Bachelors Degree in Speech/Communication, and a Masters Degree in Adult Learning from the University of Minnesota, she co-founded an award-winning, nationally renowned organizational development consulting firm. She served as a principal in the firm for more than two decades.
Today, Rev. Marilyn is passionate about the transformative power of Science of Mind teachings. As PCSL’s Director of Education and Virtual Outreach, Rev. Marilyn is applying her creative genius to new service delivery models which provide additional services to PCSL’s vast on-line community. She says:
“I believe the Science of Mind philosophy, religion, and way of life is a treasure chest of spiritual principles and practices which carry the potential of creating a world that works for everyone. I want to be a part of shining this Light into the world.”
Rev. Marilyn also loves ceremonies and rituals. She is available to officiate at weddings, memorial services, house blessings, baby blessings, and the vast array of ceremonies to celebrate life’s blessings.