A nine member Board of Directors governs the Science of Mind Archives and Library Foundation. They operate in accordance with the Archives bylaws.
The Archives is a nonprofit religious corporation dedicated to preserving and sharing artifacts that support the activities and expressions of Science of Mind.
Board of Directors:
James Van Cleave, Ph. D. - President
James Van Cleave's vast research-based theological and literature background and knowledge—particularly around Ernest Holmes and Science of Mind history—is invaluable to the Archives. James’ educational background includes: BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois; MA Theological Studies, Claremont Colleges (School of Theology) CA; and a PhD Bible and Theology, Claremont Colleges (School of Theology), CA 2003.
His occupation and community involvement includes being the Systematic Theologian, InSpirit Center for Spiritual Living, Orange County, CA; a Board Member at InSpirit Center for Spiritual Living, Orange County, CA; and Vice President of the Science of Mind Archives, Golden, Colorado. He is, also, a retired VP of Engineering, NavCom Defense Electronics, Corona, CA.
James' publications include: Plato and Jesus, dissertation, UMI Dissertation Services, 2003. He has numerous articles on radio, radar, signal processing, and he has 6 patents.
Dr. Dorianne Cotter-Lockard,RScP - Vice President
Dorianne Cotter-Lockard has been a student of Religious Science since 1990 and became a licensed Religious Science Practitioner in 2000. She served as a Director on the Religious Science International Board from 2003 - 2005. She has taught (and continues) in Religious Science youth programs for over 15 years. She currently serves as the board President of the Science of Mind Archives and Library Foundation.
Dr. Cotter-Lockard has over twenty five years of business experience in private, public and non-profit sectors. She served as a C-level executive of a Fortune 100 company for eight years, where she made divisional decisions for a billion dollar subsidiary with 9,000 employees.
Dr. Cotter-Lockard earned a PhD and an MA in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, and an MBA in Finance from New York University, Stern School of Business. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music.
Dr. Cotter-Lockard currently provides consulting and coaching services to help individuals and organizations evolve inner self-awareness and the ability to listen deeply. She is certified by Deep Change Inc. as a Spiritual Intelligence coach.
Her husband, Rev. Dr. Jim Lockard, is the Spiritual Director for Center for Spiritual Living, Simi Valley. Together, they present workshops on spiritual development and spiritual practices. They have two daughters; one is a theatrical costume-designer in New York, and the other is student at Boston University.
Karen Oxrider,RScP - Secretary
Karen Oxrider began her spiritual journey in 1997 at the Center for Spiritual Living in Westlake Village and received her practitioner license in 2008. For the past three years, Karen has served as the Practitioner Core Leader for a team of 23 at the Center providing inspirational speakers, educational programs and leadership.
Karen has spent the past 15 years working in the non-profit sector. Currently, Karen serves as the Director of Sales and Marketing for NatureBridge, a national program that has introduced over one million students to national parks through environmental education programs over the past 41 years. Just prior, she was the Regional Director for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program responsible for leading the project plan, fundraising and management of 10,000 plus youth leaders in the state of California. Like Jane Goodall, Karen believes that every single person can make a difference in this world through their personal choices and actions.
Before moving into the non-profit world, Karen spent 15 years in the corporate world in various capacities with such insurance giants as Metropolitan Life, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kentucky and Health Net.
On a personal note, Karen loves the outdoors, enjoys traveling to off-the-beaten-path locations, volunteering in her community, and spending free time with her husband of 18 years, Brad.
Rev. Dr. Deborah Gordon - Treasurer
Dr. Deborah Gordon discovered the teaching of the Science of Mind in 1986 and has been an avid student ever since. She attained her practitioner license in 1991 and became licensed as a minister in 1997 whilst co-founding the Centre for Spiritual Living with her husband Dr. Kenn Gordon, (which began in 1993). She was ordained in 2001and received her Doctorate of Religious Science from International Centers for Spiritual Living in 2010.
Her background, previous to her call to ministry, includes a degree in Psychology, experience in entrepreneurial administration, as well as 12 years as a stay at home mom.
She is currently the Senior Minister of the Centre in Kelowna, B.C. Canada, overseeing the community, which has a large staff and practitioner ministry. She has taught Science of Mind classes for over 22 years, including 6 Practitioner courses and 3 Ministerial training programs.
Through the years she has served the larger organization (both International Centers for Spiritual Living as well as Centers for Spiritual Living) on many committees including the summer conferences committee, the intensive ministerial student experience, and various other groups.
She currently sits on the Education committee, as well as on several sub-committees: Ministerial Education, the Steering Committee/Dean’s Council, and is chair of Practitioner Education.
Her husband is Dr. Kenn Gordon, currently the Spiritual Leader for Centers for Spiritual Living. They have 2 children and 2 adored grandsons.
Rev. Dr. David Alexander
David Alexander is a life-long student of spiritual principles, having been born and raised in the New Thought tradition. Called to the ministry at age thirteen, Rev. David has made the study and application of universal spiritual principles his life devotion. Rev. David became a Licensed Religious Science Practitioner in 1999, received his ministerial license in 2004 and was ordained in 2006, and affiliated with United Centers for Spiritual Living in 2007. Rev. David serves on the Board of Directors for the Community of Welcoming Congregations. Rev. David writes the monthly column "Philosophy in Action" for Science of Mind magazine. Rev. David has a deep passion for New Thought history and manages the site www.newthoughthistory.org In April of 2009 Rev. David was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. As one of the youngest and most dynamic ministers in the New Thought movement, his messages are inspiring, humorous and relevant to today's world. Rev. David serves as the co-founding and Senior Minister of New Thought Center for Spiritual Living (2004-Present). In 2012 Rev. David was elected to the first Leadership Council of the newly formed Centers for Spiritual Living organization and is currently serving a 2 year term on the council.
Rev. Dr. Karen Kushner
Dr. Karen Kushner serves as the Spiritual Director for the Center for Spiritual Living, Princeton. She has been in this position since February 15, 1996. Prior to her joining the SOM Archives Board, Dr. Karen served on the Board of Directors of the International Centers for Spiritual Living (holding office as its 2nd Vice President for 5 of those 6 years), was a member of the ICSL/UCSL Integration Design Team, where she assisted in all areas of integration between the 2 organizations, and served as the first Chairperson of the Centers for Spiritual Living Education Committee.
She received the honorary Doctorate of Divinity and honorary Doctorate of Religious Science from International Centers for Spiritual Living and was granted the Living Treasure Award by UCORS (now known as Centers for Spiritual Living Clergy Association).
Prior to ministry, she worked as a financial analyst and econometrician with the Ohio Legislative Budget Office and with the Irving Trust Bank in New York City. She has a BA in Economics from the University of Connecticut, graduating with Distinction in Labor Economics, and a MS in Econometrics from Wright State University. Dr. Kushner also serves on the Board of Directors for the Hefferlin Foundation.
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Leo
Marilyn has been a part of Religious Science since childhood. Her father, Rev. Dr. Reginald Armor, was a minister and well-known figure in the New Thought Movement, and the Armor family was very close to Ernest and Hazel Holmes. Marilyn has served on many committees and received several special recognitions including the “Living Treasure Award” given by her ministerial colleagues.
At the present time, although retired from the usual ministerial duties, she serves Religious Science in many capacities including the Religious Science Archives; she is the past President of the Science of Mind Archives and Library Foundation.
She has contributed the manuscript for That Was Ernest written by her father, Dr. Reginald Armor. She compiled and edited Love and Law published by Tarcher/Putnam in 2001. She wrote the foreword for John Waterhouse’s book Five Steps to Freedom and authored a book about the personal life of Ernest and Hazel Holmes, In His Company – Ernest Holmes Remembered. Her latest project is the book Chronicles of Religious Science, the History of the Religious Science Movement
Rev. Doug Le Bow
Doug LeBow is an Emmy award-winning producer of music and video, composer, arranger, music supervisor, and music engraver, with over 150 feature film, TV movie, television series, recording, and publishing credits. He also served a five-year, 635 episode stint as the Music Director on General Hospital, ABC-TV’s longest running daytime drama.
Currently under contract to Disney Publishing Worldwide as a producer, composer, songwriter, and recording artist, Doug has written, produced and recorded more than 80 songs for Disney’s Disney English project since 2008.
Doug is also the President and CEO of LeBow Music & Multimedia, Inc., a L.A. based B2B multimedia production company, which creates all manner of music, video, streaming media, engraved music, and instructional design media for a wide variety of industries.
A graduate of The Grove School of Music, Doug’s affiliations and memberships include: The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS); The Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL); The American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC); The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP); The American Federation of Musicians; Professional Musicians, Local #47 Los Angeles, and the Recording Musicians Association of Los Angeles (RMALA).
Doug resides in sunny (and HOT!) Santa Clarita, CA; with his wife, Sharon Earle, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and sons Jesse (17) and Tyler (14).
Rev. Stephen Rambo
Reverend Stephen Rambo is a minister of Religious Science for the Centers for Spiritual Living. If his name is familiar to you, you’re likely not new to the Los Angeles area. Going by the more casual, Steve Rambo, he was the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. weathercaster and environmental reporter on KCBS-TV for over a decade. He was honored with a number of broadcast awards during his tenure including TV Emmys, Golden Mic Awards, Associated Press Mark Twain Awards and a Peabody for excellence in news reporting and best weathercasts. Rambo worked for the local CBS affiliate from 1987 to 2001. He was a groundbreaking environmental leader, being one of the first reporters to regularly bring viewers the latest eco-news in a segment called “Steve Rambo’s Daily Planet.” He also hosted over a dozen environmental specials for Channel 2.
In the years since his departure from television, Stephen has been active with youth, piloting a program called “Apaches of Truth,” in which he mentored young men. He is a trained spiritual counselor and has an active practice as a licensed Practitioner. He returned to school in 2007, attending Antioch University Los Angeles where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies. In 2010, Stephen entered the Holmes Institute School for Consciousness Studies and was awarded a Master’s Degree this past June. He currently serves as the Senior Minister and Spiritual Leader at Simi Valley Center for Spritual Living.
“You are the garden… living in a field of infinite possibilities. It is my joy to lovingly honor, encourage, and support your growth as you harvest from your field your highest good and the innermost Beingness inherent within you.” – Rev. Stephen
Board of Governors:
Rev Dr. Marilyn Leo – Chair
Rev Dr. Ruth Deaton
Rev Dr. Kenn Gordon
Kathy Juline, RScP
Rev. Dr. Roger Juline
Ken Lind, RScP
Rev Dr. Christian Sorensen
Rev Dr. Roger Teel
Rev Dr. Lloyd Tupper
Rev Dr. John Waterhouse
Science of Mind Archives Staff:
Kathy Mastroianni, RScP, Executive Director
Kathy has over 20 years experience in nonprofit management, including 10 years as the Chief Executive Officer and the main communications manager, grant writer, fundraiser, and volunteer manager for PeaceWorks, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to healing relationship violence and providing sanctuary for family members and pets. Kathy was formerly the Chair of the Resource Development Committee and Vice President of the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of South Park, Colorado for six years.
She is currently a ministerial student at the Holmes Institute and the School of Spiritual Leadership as well as a Practitioner at Foothills Center for Spiritual Living and brings her consciousness, along with deep skills as a non-profit leader to the Archives. Kathy lives in the mountains of Bailey, Colorado with her beautiful 16 year old daughter, Izabella and her critter family. She enjoys singing, camping, traveling, baking, chocolate, and exploring our beautiful world.
Rev. Valerie Torphy, Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant
Valerie Torphy is a Minister, licensed in 2011, ordained in 2014, and a licensed practitioner since 2004. She has worked with and for non-profit organizations since 1985 as board member, board president, executive director, administrator, and youth director. She was in banking for over twenty years in many positions from teller to vice president. She and her husband, Rev. Michael Torphy, have just moved to the North Denver area and are planning to start a spiritual center in that area. Together, they have three grown children, five grandchildren.