The CSL Chaplaincy Committee: Grounded in Spirit and intentionally bringing CSL into its Ministry of Presence


Our Vision:

We embody inclusivity and compassion as we serve persons experiencing spiritual distress or navigating turbulent waters.

We stand beside and companion those called to the Ministry of Presence, ever aware of the inherent Wholeness, Divinity and Connectedness of those serving in Chaplaincy and those precious beings that they serve.


Our Mission:

To consciously expand and raise awareness of the path of chaplaincy in Centers for Spiritual Living and to hold those who serve as CSL Chaplains, Spiritual Care Counselors and CPE Supervisors accountable and mindful of the sacred ministry in which they serve.



Committee Leaders



Rev. Brian Shook
Support Leader

Bio to come.


Caroline Flanders, RScP, BCC
Standards Leader

Bio to come.


Rev. Paula Belleggie, Chair
Ecclesiastic Endorsement Leader

Paula is an ordained CSL minister whose passion is Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care. She is a board certified Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor. Paula served for several years as a hospice chaplain. She is a board certified CPE Supervisor and founded the only CSL Focus Ministry to offer accredited Clinical Pastoral Education, Spiritual Living Center for Education & Training (SLCET). She serves as the Chair of the CSL Chaplaincy Committee and is the Ecclesiastic Endorsing Agent for Centers for Spiritual Living.

Previously Paula has served on the Affiliation Review Committee of CSL and was Co-Director of the Pastoral Care Ministry of Pacific Church of Religious Science in San Diego under the leadership of Rev. Duchess Dale. She was also an Affiliate minister with CSL Denver with Sr. Minister Rev. Mary Jo Honiotes for 3 years.

Paula continues to be a guest speaker at CSL Centers and other New Thought Churches, as well as participating in panels on Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy.


Committee Advisory Team

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Rev. Dr. Maxine
Advisory Team

Raised in Religious Science, and having served 40 years as Minister with the Centers for Spiritual Living, the Reverend Dr. Maxine Kaye was Spiritual Leader of the Los Altos/Palo Alto Center for over 13 years and her first congregation in Alamo/Pleasant Hill for 8 years. She has worked extensively in Chaplaincy, primarily as a Hospice Chaplain, but also in hospitals, prisons and police departments. In July 2015, Dr. Maxine was enthusiastically invited to become Spiritual Leader/Senior Minister of the Greater Philadelphia Center for Spiritual Living in Paoli, Pennsylvania and is having a wonderful time with this conscious, loving, and lively spiritual community.

Adjunct Chaplaincy Committee Members


Rev. Dr. Jaine Ryder
Consultation/Manager Licensing & Credentialing