REV. JULIA ROBLES SCOTT
Rev. Julia Robles-Scott lived in Nevada County when she was in grade school and developed a deep love of nature here. She found Sierra Center when she moved back in 2000 and felt like she had come home. She dove right into SOM classes and became a licensed practitioner in 2004 through Religious Science International. In the Spring of 2016 she began her ministerial journey and became a licensed minister in February 2022. Rev. Julia feels honored to be serving our beloved community as the current Bridge Minister.
Rev. Julia began a career in the mental health field as a Crises Peer Counselor in Nevada County in 2013, was hired by Resilience Inc. in 2015, and then Crestwood Behavioral Health in 2019, where she continues to work as a Director of Program Supports of the Recovery Resilience Solutions Team and as a member of the Recovery Education Advocacy and Leadership Team.
Rev. Julia loves to be of service in creating a world that works for all!
REV. MADALYN WADE
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 cat.
REV. LANI HOWARD
Rev. Lani Howard is a second-generation San Franciscan who graduated from U.C. Berkeley in History and got a Master of Science in Systems Management from the College of Notre Dame.
She worked for major California corporations first as a computer programmer, then a trainer, then as a software project manager. She found the Science of Mind in 1995 and became a practitioner and then received her 2nd Master’s degree from Holmes Institute when she became a minister in 2004.
She served as an Assistant Minister in Corte Madera until 2008 when she accepted the position of Senior Minister at the Sierra Center for Spiritual Living in Grass Valley.
She retired from that position in 2018 and is now a minister emerita at Sierra Center and her focus is on solving the climate change challenge.