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Who We Are


Reverend Barbara Samuel wears two hats. She is an Ordained Minister and the Spiritual Co-Leader of CSLKenya and the Musical & Artistic Director at the Center For Spiritual Living Kelowna, Canada. 


She brings to her Ministry, experience and energy.  Having participated in many International conferences supporting the Centers For Spiritual Living, a personal highlight was acting Musical Director for the 20/20 Vision Kenya Conference. 


Committed to carrying on the Vision of Reverend Connie Phelps, Reverend Barb is pleased to unite her heart with the Kenyan community accepting the Call to serve as Co-pastor with Reverend Gwen Smith.  Working alongside the powerful and capable Boards of Trustees, our Kenyan community is held in the highest of high.

Blessed to be part of a magnificent team to continue to grow, share, bless and teach the philosophy of the SOM to Kenya and beyond, Reverend Connie’s Legacy lives on. 

Rev. Barbara Samuel


Hello, my name is Rev. Gwen Smith. It is with joy, privilege and honor that I join Rev. Barbara Samuel as Center for Spiritual Living Kenyan's new co-pastors.  I began my studies of Science of Mind in September 2007 and have continued to embrace this teaching ever since becoming an Ordained Minister in 2018. As staff minister at CSL Kelowna, C.anada, I have served as a teacher, volunteer coordinator, membership coordinator, on the BOT and a part of the Music Team.

 I am delighted to step into and accept this Calling to serve Spirit and the Kenyan community. And equally delighted to be working alongside Rev. Barbara and both Boards of Trustees. Everyone is working diligently to uphold Rev. Connie's vision for her beloved Kenyan family and friends.  I feel deeply connected to all those that I met at the 2020 Conference in Nairobi and in the zoom classes. I want you to know that each of you are loved and supported as we all experience the transition of our dear mentor, teacher, friend, colleague and sister, Rev. Connie Phelps. Love moves us forward.

 Blessings, Rev. Gwen

Rev. Gwen Smith

Centre for Spiritual Living Kenya is a spiritual sanctuary for all people who are seeking to live a more prosperous, creative and meaningful life. And above all, like the great and gifted sages and mystics throughout history, we recognize that there is a single Infinite Creative Intelligence operating throughout the entire universe.

We are open to the infinite possibilities of this Creative Intelligence, and that every person on this planet can use It to produce health, abundance, and love, in mind, body, and total life experience.

We recognize God as the essence of spirituality - whatever your concept of God may be. We believe there are many spiritual paths, and we respect all paths.

           We invite you to come and discover more about your personal spiritual path.

Our Vision & Mission Statement

Vision statement: One Spirit, One World, One People
Mission statement: To celebrate our diversity and consciously create an empowered community
Purpose: To provide quality instruction of Science of Mind and to recognize the inherent wholeness and power of the individual
 Values: Based on 3 C’s:  Community, Connection & Celebration

Rev. Connie Phelps Founding Minister

Prayer Ministry

“We are not depending upon chance but upon the Law.  The responsibility of setting the Law in motion is ours, but the responsibility of making it work is inherent in its own nature.”         Rev. Dr. Ernest Holmes

What is spiritual mind treatment?
Spiritual Mind Treatment is the knowing and trusting in a Universe with Universal Consciousness, Universal Mind.  In the infinite allness and power of our Oneness we consciously choose and then place, within mind, a specific thought expressing our wholeness, perfection and completeness. Treatment is also known as affirmative prayer.

Treatment opens the mind to infinite possibilities expands consciousness and lets our truth be freely expressed and lived! 

What is a practitioner?
A practitioner is a person who has been trained through Centres for Spiritual Living in the art, science and skill of Spiritual Mind Treatments.
They are:

  • dedicated to the cause of serving others

  • licensed and professionally bound by a code of ethics

  • all services are strictly confidential.

A practitioner looks beyond the problem to the Spiritual Truth of your wholeness and perfection.  This reveals solutions, opportunities and possibilities.

If you are having concerns in the area of relationships, health or prosperity; or if you feel that you are too close to your problem to believe there is a solution, please “treat” yourself to the services of a licensed practitioner.

We know that with God all things are possible.
Therefore, whatever the problem, there is an answer.

CSL Kenya has magnificent Practitioners that are committed to serving this community.

Declaration of Principles

We believe in God, the Living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute and self-existent Cause. This One manifests Itself in and through all creation but is not absorbed by Its creation. The manifest universe is the body of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God. 

We believe in the incarnation of the Spirit in everyone, and that all people are incarnations of the One Spirit. 

We believe in the eternality, the immortality, and the continuity of the individual Soul, forever and ever expanding. 

We believe that Heaven is within us and that we experience it to the degree that we become conscious of it. 

We believe the ultimate goal of life to be a complete emancipation from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all. 

We believe in the unity of all life, and that the Highest God and the Innermost God is One God. 

We believe that God is personal to all who feel this Indwelling Presence. We believe in the direct revelation of Truth through the intuitive and spiritual nature of the individual, and that any person may become a revealer of Truth who lives in close contact with the Indwelling God. 

We believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thought and acts upon it. 

We believe in the healing of the sick through the power of this Mind. 

We believe in the control of conditions through the power of this Mind. 

We believe in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving Kindness, and the eternal Givingness of Life to all. 

We believe in our own Soul, our own Spirit, and our own destiny; for we understand that the life of all is God.

Global Vision

We envision all people, all beings, and all life as expressions of God.

We see a world in which each and every person lives in alignment with their highest spiritual principle, emphasizing unity with God and connection with each other; a world in which individually and collectively we are called to a higher state of consciousness and action.

We envision humanity awakening to its spiritual magnificence and discovering the creative power of thought; a world where each and every person discovers their own personal power and ability to create an individual life that works within a world that works for everyone.

We envision a world in which we live and grow as One Global Family that respects and honors the interconnectedness of all life; a world where this kinship with all life prospers and connects through the guidance of spiritual wisdom and experience.

We envision a world where personal responsibility joins with social conscience in every area of the political, corporate, academic, and social sectors, providing sustainable structures to further the emerging global consciousness.

We envision a world where each and every person has enough food, a home and a sense of belonging; a world of peace and harmony, enfranchisement and justice.

We envision a world in which resources are valued, cared for, and grown, and where there is generous and continuous sharing of these resources.

We envision a worldwide culture in which forgiveness (whether for errors, injustices, or debts) is the norm.


We envision a world which has renewed its emphasis on beauty, nature, and love through the resurgence of creativity, art, and aesthetics.

We envision a world that works for everyone and for all of creation.

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