Our ministry team creates the magic and meaningful connection that is unique to Seaside Center. Click on the buttons below to meet our ministers.
Spiritual Leader & Senior Minister
Rev. Christian Sorensen, D.D.
A gifted and eloquent speaker with a unique and engaging style, Dr. Sorensen lights up audiences with his expansive vision, passion, and heart-felt enthusiasm. His impassioned visionary talks on spirituality, New Thought, Religious Science, practical matters, and Universal Love continue to thrill listeners in all venues. His talks are viewed by thousands every week on webcasts which can be viewed at no cost globally on-demand at http://www.seasidecenter.org. He is in high demand as a speaker for corporate business and social engagements and is a sought-after facilitator of conferences, workshops and seminars internationally.
Assistant Minister & Director of Finance and Operations
Rev. Debbie McDonnell
Rev. Debbie McDonnell’s joy is teaching and introducing others to the Power that is available to us all. She is an outgoing, energetic, creative presence with strengths in collaborative leadership. A dynamic speaker and a welcoming presence, she is grounded in the principles of Science of Mind. Passionate about the SOM teachings, she knows they are the framework to creating a world that works for everyone.
Dean, School of Spiritual Leadership, San Diego Campus
Rev. Dr. Kathy Hearn
Dr. Kathy Hearn is the Dean of the Centers for Spiritual Living School of Spiritual Leadership – San Diego Campus at Seaside. She served as the Community Spiritual Leader of United Centers for Spiritual Living for 10 years and had an important role in the integration of International and United Centers for Spiritual Living. She is an Ordained Minister, and was awarded the Honorary Doctorate and the Doctor of Religious degrees by United Centers for Spiritual Living. She was the Founding Minister of Pacific Church of Religious Science in San Diego and Senior Minister for 15 years. Currently, Dr. Kathy also serves as the Manager of the Centers for Spiritual Living School of Spiritual Leadership. It is her great joy to assist students toward their goal of becoming licensed ministers.
Staff Minister & Minister Lead for Wellness Connection
Rev. Dr. Christina Tillotson
Rev. Dr. Christina Tillotson‘s purpose in life is to reveal the exquisite Presence of God within all for a transformed world. She passionately serves in ways that are in alignment with that purpose, including teaching online courses and facilitation other virtual communities at Seaside. Rev Christina also teaches Tai Chi Chih and leads the Wellness Wizards Connection Group.
Staff Minister & Minister Lead for Seaside Practitioners
Rev. Rebecca Berry
Rev. Rebecca Berry, a native San Diegan, is a “work in progress.” She has made personal growth a priority and has used the SOM philosophy and the 12 Step Program to heal an alcohol addiction - and supports others in doing the same. Reverend Rebecca supports our Practitioner program leaders on the Practitioner Core Council.