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Practitioners at CLF


Licensed professional Religious Science Practitioners live, demonstrate and practice Spiritual Truth, meaning they know all life is an expression of God and therefore must be Love, Peace, Joy, Order, Harmony, Abundance, etc. regardless of appearances. CLF grants the license to practice as a "Practitioner of Religious Science" after students complete five years of rigorous spiritual coursework and actively demonstrate their spiritual convictions of the Science of Mind Principles.

The Power of a Practitioner Session

Whatever life experience you may be having, CLF’s Practitioners are here for YOU. Dedicated to revealing your Oneness in God and seeing beyond any condition, Practitioners, help the individual realize and reveal the wholeness and perfection of their being by aligning in Truth through Spiritual Mind Treatment (Affirmative Prayer).


A session with a Practitioner offers you the following opportunities to:

  • Open a space within for healing and revealing of the Truth

  • Shed the Light of God on all areas of your life

  • Uncover limiting beliefs and replace them with statements of Truth

  • Unleash your vision and incubate your dreams into manifestation


When to See a Practitioner

Although many visit a Practitioner when faced with a specific challenge, a one-on-one session is effective for all who are ready to accept more good in their lives and live in closer communion with the God of their being. Practitioners are available by appointment for paid one-hour sessions. Please see the directory of Practitioners below for contact information or connect with the CLF office at 602-906-4080.

The Ministry of Prayer

Written prayer requests may be submitted to the Ministry of Prayer at any time. You can email your prayer request to A Practitioner will do Spiritual Mind Treatment for your request for 30 days. This is a service that the Practitioners lovingly gift to the CLF community, and they are open to receiving love offerings. If you are called to make a love offering, feel free to leave it with the prayer request.

Meet the CLF Practitioners

*Practitioner currently on Non-Duty Status

Ronda Emmrich, RScP *

Ronda is a licensed Realtor in the state of Arizona.  She moved to Arizona in September of 2000 from Tennessee.  Prior to living in Tennessee, she lived in Ohio and in Oklahoma, where she was born.  


She was an active member of New Vision Center for Spiritual Living where she served on the Board of Trustees for several years.  She received her Religious Science Practitioner license from Centers for Spiritual Living in 2011.  After she and her husband, Steve, moved to the West Valley, she transferred her license from New Vision to Creative Living.


At Creative Living she has served as the leader of Faith in Action, member of SPARK, Board of Regents member, class assistant for many classes including Inward Journey and Professional Practitioner Training and is currently serving as the Director of Practitioners.


She embodies the belief in the Oneness of all beings and her desire is to work with others as they realize their Truth on this exciting journey called LIFE.

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Contact Ronda:

Phone: 480-748-1808


Contact Mary Jayne:


Phone: 480-229-2210

Rev. Mary Jayne Hyde, RScP 

Rev Mary Jayne Hyde was a part of the group of Religious Scientist who started Creative Living Fellowship in the 1990s.  After completing the Science of Mind Foundational Courses in the early 1990’s, Mary Jayne felt the calling to become a Practitioner however, she also understood she had personal internal work to do, before she could step into that role.  After waiting for the first Practitioner class to get started, she attended the classes and became a professional Religious Science Practitioner in 2001.  Over the years, Mary Jayne served on many CLF Boards and served in many capacities to further the work of CLF. 

As a Practitioner, Mary Jayne enjoys teaching, leading book study groups that expand the knowledge and awareness of Religious Science principles.  She believes that increased knowledge can become greater self-awareness and that becomes an opportunity to become more of what and who we truly are. She says she has always known that everyone is a Gift and all individuals innately have gifts to share. She further believes that this Is learned through studying the teachings of Ernest Holmes and her part is to assist in revealing the Gift that each individual already is.

In addition to being a Practitioner, Mary Jayne loves music and the arts and can be found dancing at rock concerts and enjoying new art exhibits.

Fran Peck, RScP

Fran Peck has been an active member of Creative Living Fellowship since 2011 and received her license as a Religious Science Practitioner in 2018 from Emerson Theological Institute. She has served on CLF Boards and actively serves in a variety of ways including serving the CLF community as its Animal Chaplain. Raised in a traditional Christian home, she began her New Thought journey at 13 years old, first studying Buddhism, and walked into her first Religious Science church in 1983 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The principles and practices of the Science of Mind have been so transformative in her life that she is committed to making these practices known so others may benefit from them as well.


Contact Fran:


Phone: 602-585-5636

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Carrie Sherman, RScP

Carrie Sherman received her license as a Religious Science Practitioner in 2001 from Emerson Theological Institute (Oakhurst, California).  Carrie has been serving as a practitioner since that time at Creative Living Fellowship, a Religious Science Church and Teaching Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

​Carrie has also served CLF as a member of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Ecclesiastics, and as a faculty member at Creative Living University.

Carrie compassionately helps individuals deepen their personal connection with the Divine by focusing on the spiritual laws that govern our lives. Teaching spiritual practices such as prayer, meditation and affirmations are tools that assist the individual to turn away from the appearance of discord and disharmony in their lives and to more fully express their true nature – love, joy, health, prosperity, and more!


Carrie is a native Phoenician.  She loves the arts, international travel, and spending time with family and friends, including the canines that, at any given time during her journey, have shown up to enrich her life.

Contact Carrie:

Phone: 480-280-2929

Monica Zickus, RScP

Monica first discovered Ernest Holmes in 2003 and fell in love with the principles of Religious Science. She started attending Creative Living Fellowship in 2008, upon moving to Phoenix. She started taking classes in 2009, then enrolled in Practitioners Studies and received her license as a Religious Science Practitioner in 2017 from The Emerson Theological Institute.

Monica enjoys nothing more than praying with congregants to remind them of the Truth of who they really are and to help them re-connect with Source Energy. She also enjoys teaching classes and volunteering for any opportunity that facilitates growth and expands love in human beings.

Monica is an Arizona licensed realtor, after retiring from her 20+ year career as a financial planner. Her mission is continued personal spiritual growth and to help bring out the best spiritual qualities in her fellow humans.


Contact Monica:

Phone: 602-459-0099

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