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Featured Volunteer: Vivian Strand

Vivian came to the Center on Orchard Street on St. Patrick’s Day, 1985, when her husband Jim was invited to play Irish music. They both felt so welcomed, that they began attending regularly, took many classes, putting the Science of Mind philosophy to work in their lives.

Vivian has served on the Board of Trustees, is Chaplain to the Practitioner body, and sees clients for spiritual support and coaching.

Along with Jim, Vivian became involved in the first World Peace Meditation on December 31, 1986, and together they have continued facilitating it on the last day of every month since that time — 32 years!

Thank you Vivian and Jim for your love and service.


  1. I love this picture of Vivian. It takes a minute to find the ducky.


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