Pastoral Care Program

Spirit works beautifully through all these dedicated ministers who are here to assist with so many human challenges. Get to know them, as they are here to serve our congregation, provide comfort and lift our consciousness.

Purpose & Mission

We compassionately provide caring support and spiritual comfort to congregants who are experiencing any of life’s transitions and the familiar trials that characterize daily life. It is a ministry of presence, which is centered in caring acceptance, a non-judgmental stance and physical and emotional availability. It is focused on healing, guiding, supporting, reconciling, nurturing, liberating and empowering people in whatever situation they find themselves.

About Us

Our Pastoral Care (Chaplain) Ministers  and Practitioners provide immensely important services for our spiritual community. Dale Olansky, RScP, Rev. Michelle Rennahan, Gail Morton, RScP and Rev. Ruthann Banner make hospital and convalescent home visits to those desiring spiritual support. Whenever you or a loved one may have such a need, be sure to contact the Center office; also, remember to register your religious preference (“Science of Mind – Palm Desert”) upon entering a hospital, so our Chaplains may easily find you. They bring the Presence of Love into every room, assisting greatly in the healing process. These Chaplains also offer annual classes on how to be comfortable and effective when you make visits to your family and friends during an illness or medical procedure. Additionally, Rev. Michelle and Rev. Ruthann Banner facilitate the monthly Grief Group bereavement support group.

If you, a loved one, or a friend would like spiritual support during a time of challenge, please contact Center for Spiritual Living Palm Desert’s Pastoral Team.  The Pastoral Team’s “Soul” purpose is to be of sacred service by visiting you in person at the hospital or care facility or being available to speak with you over the phone, to lovingly listen and provide prayer.  All requests and conversations are held in sacred confidentiality by the Pastoral Team.

Center for Spiritual Living Palm Desert’s Pastoral Team is always there for our spiritual community.  If you or someone you know needs compassionate support, please contact the Pastoral Team.

Dale Olansky, RScP 760.406.1644

Rev. Michelle Rennahan 760.902.4596

Rev. Ruthann Banner 760.777.8322

Gail Morton, RScP 269.760.0347