Our Leader

Rev Tim founded the Center for Spiritual Living in 2009 when he moved here from Tacoma WA where he served as a staff minister. His journey includes graduating Stanford Medical School, being a medical researcher and professor, immersion in the 12 Steps and human potential movement and finding Science of Mind in 1995. He loves groups for support and mirroring what each participant needs to realize. He is enthusiastic about Toastmasters, Duolingo, hiking, biking and tennis.

Our Reverends

In the Centers for Spiritual Living, our Ministers hold the designation of Reverend by having successfully completed Certificated Courses, required Professional Practitioner Training as well as holding a valid Practitioner license.

“At CSL Chapala we come from all walks of life, faith and spiritual traditions. What binds us together as a community is our commitment to inspiring and supporting each other in connecting to what is larger than ourselves-and working to be a force for good in our world.”

Rev. Timothy

Rev. Rebeka Pina

Born in Aguascalientes, Mexico Rebeka moved to Canada in 1968. in 1995 she moved to Huntington Beach, CA, to attend the School of Ministry. In 1998 she took the teachings of SOM to the Spanish speaking world, founding the first Ciencia de la Mente Center in Mexico City. She oversaw the translation of all the CSL curricula to start training Practitioners.

She “retired” in 2010 and went back to Canada, but her Online ministries started to grow and in 2014 she returned to Mexico and began the yearly Convention of the Americas in Chapala. 

The first generation of twelve candidates will be graduating next Spring.

Rev. Maureen Jones

Maureen became associated with the Center for Spiritual Living Chapala in 2010 when she retired to Ajijic, Jalisco in Mexico.

Before retirement she led a spiritual center in Dallas, Texas. Spiritual Mind Treatment, meditation and sacred channeling in the Christ consciousness were the three main practices at the Center.

Jones invites you to experience the great qualities of the divine within by learning more about mystical powers that are within each individual.

Through this website you may request prayer support, schedule a spiritual counseling session and/or attend classes to learn about New Thought. You may reach Maureen Jones at maureennkarlos0601@live.com.

Rev. Monica Sandoval

Monica Sandoval is originally from Chihuahua in Mexico, but lived for 30 years in the United States.

The U.S. is where she learned about Science of Mind in 1985, became involved with the Centers for Spiritual Living, and where she eventually trained as a Minister.

She became ordained in 2016. When she retired 10 years ago, she decided to come back to her home country and, looking for a gentler climate, found out about the Ajijic Center for Spiritual Living, under the leadership of Rev. Tim Schubert.

She now divides her time between Morelia and Chapala in Roca Azul.

Rev. Maurene Bishop

Maurene Bishop was introduced to New Thought at Unity in Portland, Oregon. She later studied Science of Mind and became a Practitioner in mid 2000s in Honolulu.

Maurene retired from corporate law to focus on spiritual growth and teaching. In 2016 she became a Minister of Religious Science.

Maurene loves to teach spiritual principles for the fun and joy of discovering Source within.

“I know from experience that there is a power for good in the Universe. I am here to help.” 

Rev. Debbrah Reeves

Debbrah served as Director of the Youth for Center for Spiritual Living in Encinitas, CA, then was a Practitioner at the Carlsbad CSL, where she was an Event Coordinator for three years.

She graduated as a Religious Science Minister from Emerson Ministerial Institute in 2018 while she was serving as Director of the Women of Unity in El Cajon, CA. She served as well as an active member of the choir, and a Prayer Chaplain from 2018-2019.

She also taught “Real Life Skills” in Las Colinas Women’s Penitentiary and a Mentally Challenged Men’s Shelter in 2018-2019.


The licensed Spiritual Practitioner is trained in the study of Science of Mind and also in the art, science and skill of Spiritual Mind Treatment — also known as Affirmative Prayer.

Licensed Spiritual Practitioners are dedicated to sacred service and to helping others. They’re licensed to practice professionally, are bound by a high code of ethics, and provide a safe and confidential space for clients.

Peggy Shinn, RScP

Peggy is all about facilitating personal transformation— hers and other’s. She discovered Religious Science nearly 30 years ago after discovering in 12-Step work that she was a spiritual being and not an atheist.

A Practitioner since 2002, her service to the CSL Spanish Speaking Ministries landed her in Ajijic at the first public conference at CSL Chapala.

She teaches bi-lingual classes, shares in speaking at Sunday and special occasion services, and offers individual private Practitioner sessions.

Recent testimonials: “I felt very supported and inspired by your listening, questions, feedback, suggestions and Treatment.” “The support, or even just (your) “beingness,” can positively affect how I am being and showing up in the world .” You may reach Peggy Shinn at peggyshinn@gmail.com or at 575-650-7344.

Robert Brown, Practitioner

I am a retired lawyer, Vietnam veteran and father of two adult children. I was introduced to Science of Mind teaching in late 2014 and very quickly found my spiritual home. In 2019, I became a Religious Science Practitioner.

The attractions for me are the concept of the indwelling Spirit and  the loving fellowship, as well as the knowing that by changing my thinking I can change my life.

I have adopted as my personal motto the following statement of Judge Thomas Troward: “Principle is not bound by precedent”. Since 2017, I have divided my time between Oceanside, California and Ajijic, Mexico.

 Steve Sanders, Practitioner Emeritus

I discovered the Seattle Center for Religious Science in 1973. It later became the Center for Spiritual Living Seattle.

In the early 80’s I was the Assistant Director and minister for a small seminary  in Seattle.

I have been on the Board of Trustees twice for CSL Seattle and was licensed Practitioner for 10 years.

I have also assisted in the Foundation class for 10 years, taught Self Mastery class, Creative Genius Within class, and served in the Coming of Age Program for 9 years as a facilitator. 

After retiring after 42 years with Seattle Schools, I moved to Lakeside. I look forward to praying with and for you.


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Lake Chapala Center
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