Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is committed to serving the highest good of our spiritual community.

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 or

Linda Dye, RScP

Board Practitioner
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Linda's favorite way to experience the awareness of spirit is while spending time in nature. She grew up in the ecologically diverse mountains of rural southwest Virginia, where she started her study of life and biology as a child. During her spiritual journey, seeing the divine expression in her ongoing study of life has manifested into that feeling of connection with all life. Linda is blessed to work professionally as an ecologist and spend part of the year on the Channel Islands studying birds.

After many years of searching, Linda found her spiritual home at the Ventura Spiritual Living Center in 1996 and has been a licensed practitioner through the United Centers of Spiritual Living since 2001. She very much enjoys serving the Ventura church as practitioner to the church board, through ministry of prayer, holding consciousness and providing support for classes. Linda believes that spiritual counseling, practice and learning is very important to support the growing faith that assists people in loving and accepting themselves as their true, wonderful expression of Spirit. She strives to do ongoing spiritual practice to continue to grow to support the world she touches and to be the life and kindness she wants to see in the world. Linda thrives on learning and enjoys taking spiritual growth classes both at VCSL and through the School of Ministry. The Science of Mind philosophy and this spiritual community truly is one of the greatest gifts of her life and continues to support and change her life.
Linda lives in Ventura with her two awesome cat teachers. Contact Linda at

Peter Frank, RScP

Vice President
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Peter may be reached at (805) 648-5753 or

Diane Ruiz, RScP

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Diane grew up in Santa Monica and moved to the San Fernando Valley where she raised her family. In 1989 she moved to San Diego where she studied the Science of Mind teachings of Ernest Holmes. After many years of study she decided to become a Practitioner and was originally licensed in 2008 at the Oceanside Center for Spiritual Living. In 2010 Diane wanted to be closer to her children, but after years of coastal living decided Ventura County was as close as she would get to the San Fernando Valley. She was delighted to discover the Ventura Center for Spiritual Living and knew that it was the perfect spiritual center for her. Reaching out to those in need of spiritual support is Diane's way of living the principles of Science of Mind. Diane can be reached at

Brock Travis, PHD

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Spiritual Counseling & Meditation Instruction

Dr. Brock Travis helps people find their own way to become what they are deeply meant to be. His work is both spiritual and practical - answering questions and solving problems - via modern science and ancient wisdom. He serves at VCSL as Ancient Wisdom Ministry Leader & teaches a monthly class on the 3rd Mondays of every month, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, downstairs in Martha's Hall - "Peace Amidst Changes".

Rick Southam, RScP

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Karen Mondragon, RScP

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Greg Luce, RScP

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