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. Bonnie Rose

Senior Minister
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Rev. Bonnie is the Senior Minister of the Ventura Center for Spiritual Living. She was born in New York, graduated from Duke University with a degree in Nursing, and then received a degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts in Vocal Performance.

Rev. Bonnie worked in New York for several years as a Nurse, Opera Singer, and Actress. In 1992-93, she performed in the National Tour of a Broadway Show and then decided to move to Southern California. She attended the North Hollywood Church of Religious Science, became a practitioner there, and then received a Master of Divinity from Holmes Institute.

Rev. Bonnie served as a staff minister at NHCRS for two years, prior to being led to Ventura Center for Spiritual Living. A gifted speaker and visionary, Rev. Bonnie offers dynamic leadership to transform lives and helps make the world a better place. Rev. Bonnie is dedicated to calling forth the best in all beings and working together to create a culture of kindness. Ventura Center for Spiritual Living is a journey church, where participants engage in an ongoing discovery of how to live fully and abundantly in the Infinite.

Rev. Bonnie currently lives in Santa Paula with her husband Hugh, and a large menagerie. You may contact Rev. Bonnie at either revbonnierose@venturacsl.org or office@venturacsl.org.

Rev. Carol Lotts

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Reverend Carol Lotts is and always has been a spiritual seeker. Discovering Science of Mind through The Ventura Center for Spiritual Living was life changing, awe inspiring and an opportunity to grow in the idea of an all-loving, all-inclusive, non-judgmental God. This beautiful philosophy ignited and en-souled her heart with such power that she studied her way through practitioner training and went on to graduate from the Holmes Institute ministerial program.

Reverend Carol’s strengths include spiritual counseling, teaching, singing and speaking. She is a strong youth leader and passionately loves children. Her intention to empower children with the Science of Mind teachings led to the creation of her recently published first children’s book “My Friend Ernest” - a book of spiritual empowerment for children.

Reverend Carol is deeply committed in her work to heal, inspire, teach and empower, in full trust that the invisible hand of God is always pointing us all to greater life especially when it cannot yet be seen. She will continue to walk her path of ministry with joy, humility and integrity - always in the name of love, only love.

Rev. Judy Pando

Staff Minister
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Judy Pando has been a Religious Science Practitioner since 1996. Her primary focus is in the area of pastoral care. She is co-leader of the Circle of Blessings whose members are devoted to seeing the divine in everyone and in all circumstances. Knowing that life is perfect, but not always easy, it is Judy's great honor and privilege to offer spiritual and practical support to those members of our community in need and those who care for them.

Judy's ministry is about spiritual maturity. It is about transformation, awakening and allowing. It is about seeing as God sees, loving as God loves. It's about connecting, heart to heart, mind to mind, and soul to soul; holding one hand at a time.

Judy is a native of California, and enjoys nature and spending time with friends and her very large family. She is available for sessions by phone or in person.

Contact Rev. Judy at RevJPPando@gmail.com or call (805) 647-4511.

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