Our Ministers

Rev. Debbie McDonnell - Senior Minister    

Rev. Debbie is the new  Senior Minister at Monterey Center for Spritual Living. She has served at Seaside CSL for 15 years as staff minister before accepting the Senior Minister position here at Monterey CSL. Rev. Debbie is commited to practicing the principles of the Science of  Mind in her daily life. She is an energetic outgoing speaker and teacher. She became a Religious Science Practitioner in 2005 and graduated from the Holmes Institute in 2014 with a Masters Degree in Consciousness Studies. She has a passion for teaching and sharing the tools for positive living with her students and congregation. 

Rev. Debbie has two young adult children and places a high value on family and personal connections. She is a creative soul with a passion for the arts, whether is be painting, sewing or in the garden. Her mission is to teach truth, create beauty and be a living example of Spirit expressing.



Rev. Cindy Harp - Staff Minister

Rev Cindy Harp

“discovered” the Science of Mind in 1995 when she first studied at the Monterey Center for Spiritual living. She received her practitioner’s license in 2000, and became a licensed minister in 2003. She has served this Center as a Staff Minister in pastoral care since 2003 and was approved for ordination in 2009.

Rev. Cindy is passionate about teaching and inspiring people to accept their spiritual power and wholeheartedly pursue their dreams. She has taught accredited SOM 100 and 200 classes, and has led a lively Wednesday evening discussion group for four and a half years. Her affirmative prayers have been published in Creative Thought.

She has been married to her husband, Lynn, for 40 years and has four grown stepchildren, six grandchildren, and one adorable great-grandchild! Rev. Cindy gardens as a spiritual practice!