Rev. Dr. Sherry F. McCreary, Senior Minister
Rev. Sherry (as she is affectionately known) is an inspirational speaker, spiritual counselor/coach, forgiveness coach, healer, teacher, and workshop facilitator. She has been a minister for more than 20 years, with almost 40 years' experience in the Religious Science/New Thought arena. She began her Religious Science and other New Thought studies in Cleveland, Ohio in the early 1970s, and later became a licensed Religious Science Practitioner at the Agape Center, under the tutelage of Michael Bernard Beckwith, in the early 1990s. She is a Religious Science minister (Emerson Institute), and she is also ordained in both the Interfaith (One Spirit Interfaith Seminary) and Spiritualist (Fellowships of the Spirit) traditions.
Rev. Sherry currently serves on the faculty at Creative Living University. She has had a long association with Inner Light Ministries in Soquel, CA, and also with several Centers for Spiritual Living and Unity churches in Arizona, California, Ohio, and Michigan, where she serves as a frequent guest speaker, teacher, workshop facilitator, consultant, and counselor.
Heart-centered, intuitive, grounded, and practical, Rev. Sherry has also been an attorney for more than 35 years (licensed in Ohio and California). As such, she has developed keen insights and invaluable skills that allow her to successfully utilize the unique combination of her legal training and spiritual consciousness to help people transform their lives as they learn to come home to themselves and live to their fullest potential.
Rev. Dr. Roberta (Bobbie) Croddy, Education Minister
An Emerson Theological Institute graduate, Rev. Dr. Bobbie Croddy is the Education Minister at Creative Living Fellowship. She received a Doctorate of Divinity in 1999. Prior to her ministerial studies she was a United Religious Science practitioner at Valley of the Sun Religious Science Church in Scottsdale and continues to also serve as a practitioner at CLF
In addition to the ministry Dr. Bobbie has a professional background in nursing, holding positions as Director of Surgical Education and Assistant Director of Cardiovascular Surgery. In these positions she had the opportunity to help develop this specialty in Phoenix working with leading cardiovascular surgeons. She became a visiting instructor at ASU College of Nursing teaching the nursing student’s cardiovascular surgical nursing.
In 1991 she went into hospice nursing, working for 18 years as a case manager, mentoring physicians, employees and nursing students, on care of the dying and being a spiritual presence at their bedside.
She has been with Creative Living Fellowship since 1999, serving in many capacities. She was Director of Practitioners for 4 years, served as the leader for the woman’s spiritual group, and as Director of Education before answering a Letter of Call to become the Minister of Education. Since assuming this roll many years ago, she spearheaded the development of The Mincks Educational Center (now known as Creative Living University) as well as the School of Ministry.
Creative Living Fellowship is Dr. Bobbie’s spiritual home and she knows that her background serves her in her current role. She believes her mission is to nurture, create and maintain an environment of growth and unlimited potential for all those around her.
Rev. Cindy Farrimond, Congregant Care Minister
An Emerson Theological Institute graduate, Rev. Cindy Farrimond is Creative Living Fellowship’s Congregant Care Minister. She’s been a Religious Science Practitioner since 2006 and continues to serve as a Spiritual Life Coach at CLF. Rev. Cindy also can be found serving as assistant in many Creative Living University classes.
Prior to the ministry, Rev. Cindy had a 31-year professional career in the health insurance field working for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Arizona, holding positions as a Customer Service Representative, Trainer, Legal Research Assistant and Internal Auditor. In these positions, she had the opportunity to develop her administrative, customer service, and people skills.
She has been with Creative Living Fellowship since in 2001, serving in many capacities. She was the Co-Leader of the Community Outreach Ministry for 4 years, and she served as the leader and trainer for one of CLF’s first connection groups, Friends in Spirit.
Outside CLF, she served on the Board of the Arizona Interfaith Movement and contributed to the Religious Science portion of their book, “Interfaith Inspirations for Our Globalized World.” She believes her most important role to date is that of Grandma Mimi, which has taught her to be fully present, to have fun and to love unconditionally to the best of her ability.
Creative Living Fellowship is Rev. Cindy’s spiritual home. Her mission is clear -- to make a difference in the world by showing up as a loving presence, teaching Spiritual Truths and helping people discover their own greatness!