Our Leadership
Get To Know Our Seal Beach CSL Ministers & Council Members

Our leadership teams support this spiritual living community in service to provide a safe and respectful environment that supports healthy spiritual growth.

Meet Our Ministers & Staff

CO-SENIOR MINISTER

Rev. Michael Heinle

Rev. Michael’s ministry is focused on empowering individuals to recognize their
greatest potential. He has been studying the Science of Mind Philosophy since he
was a child and draws much inspiration from the early New Thought pioneers.
Michael has had a very successful secular career in the Chemical Engineering field,
and attributes much of his success to his use of spiritual principles.
Michael graduated from the Centers for Spiritual Living School of Spiritual
Leadership in 2016 with a master’s degree in Consciousness Studies.

CO-SENIOR MINISTER

Rev. Nicole Von Atzingen

Nicole is the Co-Senior Minister at the Seal Beach Centers for Spiritual Living. Her ministry is to remind humanity of its inherent Goodness. One word to describe Nicole is enthusiastic, she is filled with Spirit and loves to share it. She is also a fourth-generation Religious Scientist who admittedly, although growing up in the Science of Mind philosophy, had to walk away for a few years in order to discover the truth of our philosophy in her own life.

YOUTH DIRECTOR

Lisa Ortiz

Lisa Ortiz has served with the SBCSL youth since 2014. She became Youth Director in 2017 and is loved by the entire Youth program. “Young people require authenticity,” she says, and this is my “passion in working with the youth”. She continues, “I am committed to youth church because without young people there is no church. A great teacher himself, Thich Nhat Han says “children are the flowers in the garden of humanity.” I delight in spending time with kids and I like who I am when I am in my role as director. I am showing a whole new generation how they might use our principles to navigate and create their own world. That is a very rewarding experience and one that every parishioner should be engaged in one way or another. Because without those flowers, our garden simply will not grow”. Lisa welcomes questions and communication with any and all parents. She has also established a required training program for all youth leader volunteers. If you are a parent, or desire to volunteer, and have questions, please feel free to send her a message.

MUSIC DIRECTOR

Lindsey Hundley

Lindsey Hundley is a graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music and Interlochen Arts Academy. Hundley has established herself as a piano soloist, vocalist, music director, educator, arranger and omposer, performing a broad range of styles. As a performer, Hundley has performed alongside artists including: Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Rickie Byars, Bennie Maupin, Barbra Streisand, Kurt Elling, and Jack Sheldon. Hundley has been a spiritual music director since 2001, working as a soloist and choral director for adult and youth choirs. Lindsey began working for Centers for Spiritual Living in 2012 and has served as a musical director, arranger, guest artist, and resident musician for local CSLs including: Huntington Beach, Harmony Center, Namaste, Seaside, Lakewood, Laguna Woods, Pasadena and Redondo Beach. In 2020, Hundley became the musical director for Seal Beach CSL. Lindsey is looking forward to a bright future at Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living where the sky is the limit.

Meet Our Leadership Council

PRACTITIONER + LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBER

Marjorie Wray, RScP

Marjorie Wray has been in the Science of Mind community since 1985 when she started attending Huntington Beach CSL. In 2015, she joined Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living, bringing her Practitioner License she’s held since 2012. Marjorie has extensive leadership experience in key areas that help keep our center running smoothly. From leading the Usher Teams, coordinating fund raisers and events, to serving on the SBCSL Leadership Council as Chair, Marjorie makes herself available to serve in whatever capacity she can that will assist those around her in community and personal growth. With a BA in Education an MA in Psychology, 18 years of experience teaching Financial Planning, and more, Marjorie brings her professional expertise and spiritual principles together to serve through one of her greatest strengths; “to see the bigger picture and integrate the pieces”.

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBER

Florann Limpus

Florann Limpus has been attending Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living for 30 years. She recalls a time when she first came into the church, “I would cry because I felt home, I missed hymns and meditations”. Florann has served twice on the Core Council over the years. She has also served many years in the leadership of the Kitchen Ministry. If there is an event in the church community, Florann’s presence is a stable factor of support, encouragement, and humor. Lot’s of humor!

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBER

Staci Muller

Staci Muller has been a member of the Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living since 2012, “and could not be more grateful to call this special place my home. I love this center and the people here more and more every year. Staci started her spiritual journey at Agape, in Los Angeles, in her 20s. Her children attend the youth group at SBCSL, and have grown up in this community. Staci is an Executive Assistant to CEOs. In her spare time, she loves gardening, yoga, spending time in nature, and spending time with her precious children and beautiful mother. She has been serving on the SBCSL Leadership Council for the last three years.

LEAD PRACTITIONER

Pam Watanabe, RScP

Pam & her husband, Keith, have been attending Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living for over 15 years. Prior to that they attended the Huntington Beach CSL. In her secular life, Pam worked in Healthcare Management for over 25 years. She became a Practitioner in 2016. She has served the SBCSL community in many ways. She’s been co-chair of the annual fund raiser for 6 years and has been the Volunteer Chair for the past 3 years. She has also participated in the choir, Christmas parade & served as the wedding coordinator on several occasions. Most recently she made over 100 free masks for congregants before they were widely available. Pam is currently representing the Practitioners on the Core Council and publishes the “Waves of Joy” newsletter each week. “SBCSL feeds my spirit and allows me to explore my spirituality in a deeper way. I love to stay involved because our “Jewel By the Sea” fills my heart with gratitude and a deeper sense of community.”

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBER

John Partington

John began his spiritual journey with the Huntington Beach Church of Religious Science under the leadership of Dr. Peggy Bassett. He has been a member of the Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living for 4 years serving as an usher, greeter, service coordinator, and fundraising committee member. He is currently the Vice President of the Leadership Council. John is very active in the Huntington Beach, California community having served on the 4th of July Executive Board, the Board of the Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach, is the current President of the Huntington Beach Fire Outreach Foundation and is the Kiwanis advisor to the KIWANIS Club at Edison High School. He is currently the owner of New Direction Training and a partner in Crestcom SoCal, a leadership and management development company. He trains new managers and managers with decades of experience with updated management techniques. His 40 years of management experience has been a key to his success.

JEWEL BY THE SEA

With open hearts and minds we participate in self-transformation for a world that works for everyone.

CONTACT US

500 Marina Drive
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone: (562) 598-3325
Email: sbcsl@sbcsl.org

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