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Our Practitioners

Are you ready to manifest something great in your life? Do you want to change old habits and become more fully your authentic self? Are you tired of facing the same issues? Are you ready to deepen spiritually and become more powerful metaphysically? Then it’s time to start see one of our Om Licensed Practitioners.

Om Practitioner are here for you when you need someone to listen, really listen.  Om Practitioners will never judge you or give advice.  They are here to support and welcome you into the Truth about yourself.  Assisting you in coping with the challenges you have by bringing the Peace, Harmony, and Abundance of the Divine into the conversation. 


Additionally, you can work with an Om Practitioner while you are building a new business or demonstrating something great in your life. You can see one on a regular basis, as part of your ongoing spiritual well-being regimen. You can even see one on occasion for a “spiritual checkup,” or to express gratitude for your current blessings and to create new expansion in your life.


There are several ways to see an Om Practitioner.   They are available on Sundays after the Message or by a fee-based appointment during the week.  All session are confidential.  Your relationship with a Practitioner is one that allows YOU to be the Unique Individual you are as you walk the Spiritual Path.

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Sylvia Aguilera,  RscP
Mary Lawrence,  RscP
Sophia Ekwosi,  RScP

Sylvia Isely-Aguilera, RScP, has been a licensed Prayer Practitioner since 2009. She was introduced to Science of Mind when she and her two music partners were hired to play for Sunday services.  The talks were uplifting and grabbed her attention. The spiritual core principles resonated within her heart, mind and soul. She followed the calling of that awareness.


Sylvia was born in Kansas. When she was a young teen, her parents moved the family to the Pacific Northwest.  For the first time, she got to step into a vast ocean and feel the powerful surging of the constant waves.  They knocked her off balance a few times, making her laugh harder with each tumble. It seemed Mother Nature had given her a second baptism, and Sylvia was eager to expand her endless curiosity about the world.


After pursuing college studies in music education and ethnic music, Sylvia traveled abroad with her then-husband to backpack across Africa in 1972. This nomadic journey provided tremendous opportunities to hone “good guest” protocols while acclimating to the numerous cultures. Connecting with a community's citizens went more smoothly through appreciation of their history, hospitality, food, music and family traditions. This understanding rings true for her today.


Sylvia knows Divine Spirit within guides her to practice stillness, gratitude and loving kindness so as to nurture her compassionate heart and peace of mind.  It is her joy to encourage others through prayer and gentle humor to expand their endless curiosity and create their greatest lives.

Mary Lawrence Hard has been a seeker of metaphysical Truth for many years. She became involved in the recovery movement in 1989 and has spent her life since then helping people break free of the bondage of old patterns of behavior She was called to ministry and was licensed as a Spiritual Practitioner in 2008. She, is a single mother of 3 children. Mary completed her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management while working full time and raising her children. She also attended the Centers for Spiritual Living, School of Spiritual Leadership in Encinitas, CA.

Her passion is helping people find spiritual solutions to everyday challenges.

Mary has facilitated Career Transitions workshops, Mothers and Other Caregivers retreats, Parent and Me Meditation groups among other events. She has given motivational speeches at several Centers for Spiritual Living and has taught many other spiritually based classes throughout San Diego and the Southern California area. She has also been honored to conduct celebration ceremonies for numerous marriages and has been requested to perform Memorial Services for loved ones who have passed. 

She has studied under such esteemed luminaries as Rev. Dr. Kathy Hearn and Rev. Dr. Alice Bandy. Mary continues to study and evolve personally and spiritually herself and believes this is a lifelong journey of expansion and self-discovery. Her greatest desire is to share what she has learned with others to help create a world in which all people discover their own true joy and passion.

Christina Veronica,  RScP  
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Love Life, Love Spirit and Love People

Sophia’s passion is to empower, encourage and inspire others through her work as a Science of Mind Practitioner and Reiki Master/Teacher. For Sophia, Life is an adventure in living, curiosity, fun and about Self Discovery.

Sophia moved to San Diego from Nigeria 18years ago. She has spent the last 15 years working in the Insurance Industry providing service to others. She combines her Spiritual background, real world experiences and dedication to service in catering to others.

As a trusted advisor and spiritual coach, Sophia uses the correlation between Religion, Science and Philosophy to help others discover Truth to ignite personal growth.

Growing up, her father always said “Know Thy Self” (discovered was not his original idea). This statement has taken new and profound meaning for Sophia. It means greater intimacy with one’s self leading to discovery of the true nature of the self as Spirit. This discovery fosters greater love and acceptance of Self and Others. As a Philosophy Student and major, Sophia whose name means “Love of Wisdom” in Greek is constantly building her Knowledge and Wisdom.

With her life experiences, Sophia who is a self-identified lifelong student of life and its mysteries has the passion to share what she has learnt with others. One of Sophia’s realizations is the Truth that “Love is everything.” To find Peace and growth in life, one must Love Life, Love Spirit and Love People.

For Sophia, to actualize this Truth, it is a Life steeped in constant, consistent Spiritual Practice, Prayer and service to humanity.

When Sophia is not meeting or sharing her insights with others, she is spending time with her three beautiful and amazing children.

Candace Knowlan,  RScP

Since an early age I have been exposed to many different religions and cultures and had never been satisfied with the pat answers to my questions about life, love and God until I discovered Science of Mind around 18 years ago.  It was like coming home. 

I have been doing healing energy work since I was a teenager and continue to do so until today.  My favorite healing technique? The five step prayer treatment. Knowing we are all one with the Divine and that it is our birthright to live in joy and peace touches my very core.  I love to be of assistance to others to help them discover this truth within themselves; to discovering we are all co-creators with Spirit and learning to make choices to enrich our lives and the lives of those around us.

I am a graduate of SDSU with a degree in Cultural Anthropology.  I have had a variety of jobs, mostly in the care giving and healing energy work and am currently running a B&B in Colorado.

Even though I am living in Colorado I am still doing my Spiritual work as a remote practitioner.  I am always available for prayer via phone calls and/or Skype.  I lead a meditation group at a local University, organize a lead an annual spiritual retreat (Where Nature and Spirit Meet) and talk with those searching for Spirit.  I am also a part of a prayer circle with our SOM center in Cherkassy, Ukraine which is a partner in “Trees for Peace – A Global Movement”.

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Jody Karkowski, RScP    

Born June 2, 1955 into a particularly dysfunctional family, I was exposed to physical and emotional abuse which I instinctively translated into a strong independent nature, and will to survive and thrive. Leaving home for good at age 18, I paid my own way through college, earning a B.S. in Health & Physical Education, and unexpectedly joined the Navy for what seemed like a great way to get out of my home town. During a 20 year career in the Navy, I was one of the first handful of women allowed to serve aboard Navy ships in the early 1980's, earned a Masters in Business Administration, made four Western Pacific Deployments, one during the Gulf War, worked my way up to being Second in Command of a 20 thousand ton Destroyer Tender with a crew of about two thousand, and completed qualifications for Command at Sea. I was also stationed in Korea, then England for two years each and finally I retired as a Commander with a host of awards and metals in 1997. Interestingly this was the point I think my real life started. I had always been a "closet meta-physician" but on retiring I dove full time into conscious spiritual healing and growth. After moving from Scripps Ranch to an acre in the country east of Alpine with dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, ducks and an emu too, I was Inspired to shift to a clean & sober life in 2003. Also along the way I became a "Louise Hay - You Can Heal Your Life Workshop Leader", read numerous new though books and attended a host of healing and forgiveness classes and workshops. In 2004 before stepping into my first Science of Mind Church, I had already independently read the SOM text book cover to cover and recognized this was my hearts path. From 2008 to the present day I host an A Course in Miracles and The Way of Mastery study group in my home. I am a living demonstration that it is possible to shift one's consciousness from a long time victim hood mentality - to accepting full responsibility for and consciously allowing the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent Mind of God to live my life. And now I am here as your SOM Practitioner Intern, ready to share my experience, strength and consciousness of our Oneness in, of, through and as the Divine Infinite Intelligence. I Re-Member I AM, and know you are that as well. I AM That, I AM. There is really only One of us. We are Perfect, Whole & Complete Sparks of God's Creative Expression. All Essential Parts of the Whole. I look forward to our deepening relationships.

Maveh Vissers,  RScP

Maveh Vissers has been a student of world religions and philosophy since 1969. She is trained in a diversity of empowering practices, with an emphasis on Compassionate Listening and Healing through Art. Her training includes Reiki Master, Wisdom Teachings to Empower the Feminine Spirit, and Compassionate Listening. An eclectic student and lifelong learner, Maveh earned a Masters in Metaphysical Science from the University of Metaphysical Science in Sedona, Arizona in 2007. Her passion is to show others how creative they are, how to jump-start that creativity, and how the Arts can heal.


Life experiences and pure Spirit led Maveh to walk into the Om Center for Spiritual Living La Mesa--where she found her deepest Peace and support. She graduated in 2023 as a certified RSCP. Through her training and spiritual beliefs, she knows that the Truth exists in all, and wisdom is present for everyone to glean from all sources. ALL of us are creative Masters and Manifestors, and you can KNOW this--Maveh's goal is to empower you to Create your Greatest Life!


Maveh Vissers
" Reach out your hand if your cup be empty. If your cup is full, may it be again.

Let it be known there is a fountain that was not made by the hands of men."

...Robert Hunter

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