Our Community Spiritual Leader
Rev. Elizabeth O'Day
- A minister of Religious Science since January 2003
- Tripled the size of each congregation she has served within
- A dynamic and inspirational speaker
- Dedicated to loving spiritual community by promoting inclusively
- An acknowledged change agent who leads with vision and empowers
- A practical mystic who has a lifetime spiritual practice
- A grounded and experienced organizational leader.
With a diverse background in church management and development, Reverend
Elizabeth O’Day has been a leader on teams that have created successful
Rev. Elizabeth began her spiritual quest in her teens and was a monastic in the
Vedanta Society for several years. She has lived in many cultures and most
continents including Africa, Asia and Europe. She has also lived in Canada,
Mexico City, and all over the United States (from Texas to Vermont, Hawaii, and
California to Washington). She has practiced meditation for over 40 years.
In 1981, Elizabeth created the Aquarium Age Bookstore at the
Huntington Beach Church of
Religious Science in California. She was licensed as a Practitioner of
Religious Science in 1984, after studying with renowned ministers Peggy Bassett,
Linda McNamar, Michael Beckwith, and others. She went on to develop a full-time
practice as a practitioner.
Rev. Elizabeth has been a licensed Minister of Religious Science since January
2003. From 2006 until coming to the Center for Spiritual Awakening in March
2010, she led the growth of her Center congregation in
Salt Lake City, Utah
from 85 to over 350 people. Prior to that, she was the Community Spiritual
Leader at the
Golden Circle Center for Spiritual Living in California
During her career, Rev. Elizabeth has developed a series of very popular
workshops and seminars, as well as volunteering in leadership positions. She has
served on Boards, fund-raising and pledge drive teams, and been a consultant to
churches for growth and development throughout the Southwest. In that capacity,
she worked in many New Thought churches in Texas and California, including
Unity of Tustin in
Following the lead of Ernest Holmes as a lover of Science of Mind, Rev.
Elizabeth teaches from a perspective of synthesizing the spiritual truth at the
heart of the world’s great mystical traditions. She has a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Organizational Leadership and a Masters of Consciousness Studies
degree from the Holmes Institute.