We believe that the universe is spiritual and has intelligence, purpose, beauty, and order. Our beliefs are in harmony with all the world's great spiritual teachings, and we honor all paths to God. Whether we call it God, Spirit, Energy, or Universal Intelligence, we are ever conscious that all people, places, and things emanate from this Universal Intelligence that is within us and all around us.

You and God Are Inseparable

We believe that God is a Loving Intelligence, operating in and through all life, never separate from anyone or anything. Through study and spiritual practice we come to understand our oneness with this indwelling Divine Presence. We teach and practice a way of life where we can all learn how to live in accordance with spiritual principles. These principles, which we call the Science of Mind, are as reliable as the laws of physical science. We believe in Cause and Effect and teach that "It is done unto you as you believe." In essence, your thinking and your expectations create your reality. By studying and applying spiritual laws, you can change your unconscious beliefs and create improved conditions in your life.

Be a Part of an Inclusive Community

Each spiritual community within Centers for Spiritual Living teaches a New Thought philosophy that incorporates affirmative prayer, meditation, healing, visioning, and other spiritual tools to help you lead a spiritual life, think positively, and love deeply. As a member of our community, you'll find the spiritual tools to transform your personal life and make the world a more peaceful, harmonious, and prosperous place.

The New Thought tradition dates to the 1880s and has its roots in the Transcendentalist Movement of the 1830s. New Thought has an enduring and respected legacy that includes luminaries such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Phineas Quimby, and Emma Curtis Hopkins. Some of the better known authors today whose writings represent our teachings are Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Eckhart Tolle, Caroline Reynolds, and Byron Katie, as well as many others.

Our teachings incorporate the ancient wisdom of all the spiritual traditions through the ages. People of all spiritual paths – Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, New Age and others – are welcome in our communities.

Our Shared Values

  • The Centers for Spiritual Living is committed to honoring and living certain values in our lives.
  • We are visionary – knowing that "as we think so we become."
  • We encourage personal initiative and growth.
  • We act as catalysts for change and transformation.
  • We place a great deal of importance on developing and maintaining relationships.
  • We are concerned about violence and abuse of children around the world.
  • We want more emphasis on children's education and well-being, on rebuilding our neighborhoods and communities, and on creating an ecologically sustainable future.
  • We love Nature and deeply appreciate Its gifts.
  • We are acutely aware of the problems of the whole planet (global warming, destruction of rainforests, overpopulation, lack of ecological sustainability, exploitation of people in poorer countries) and want to see more action taken to heal these situations.


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John DePalma – President

Tony Diaz – Vice President

Dagmar Santiago – Financial Officer

Patricia Ramsay – Secretary

Richard Lowman

Jack Bowen

Oral Nussbaum

Laura Hardy


The Power of Right Thinking

"Such is the power of right thinking that it cancels and erases everything unlike itself. It answers every question, solves all problems, is the solution to every difficulty. It is like the Sunlight of Eternal Truth bursting through the clouds of obscurity and bathing all life in a celestial glory. It is the Absolute with which we are dealing and nothing less!"
                                  – Ernest Holmes




Rev. John DePalma
Senior Minister

Our Executive Director is Rev. John DePalma. With more than 22 years as a management consultant and personal coach, he has facilitated change in organizations and with individuals. He is passionately involved in facilitating the evolving consciousness of non-profits and corporations to transform themselves and create sustainable local, regional and global communities. In addition to organizational transformation in Central Florida businesses, he's led regional training for International Centers for Spiritual Living in Boca Raton, Atlanta and Morristown NJ. He's also led Board retreats for numerous Centers for Spiritual Living on church growth and development. His passion is helping people discover and fulfill their purpose by developing emotional and spiritual maturity through a process of building personal integrity.



Rev. Cath DePalma
Chief Inspiration Officer

Rev. Cath DePalma is our CIO (Chief Inspiration Officer). She considers herself a student of Life and shares her life lessons, discoveries and experiences with others in a way that inspires and empowers them to move into a deeper, richer relationship with themselves, a more active, participatory relationship with the Universe, and a greater appreciation of and participation in the world around them.

She has counseled, coached and inspired people for 25 years. She has been a New Thought Minister in Orlando, motivational speaker, teacher and writer for the past 14 years with a unique gift of working with others as they move through transformation in their lives.

She has 3 beautiful children.Somewhat of a "health-nut," Rev. Cath is all about personal mastery, green living, and being more playful, joyfully experiencing her spiritual connection in all things. Among many projects, she recently released her new book, "I CAN DO THIS THING CALLED LIFE… and SO CAN YOU!" more info

Her latest adventure has gone global! Through an alliance with Outreach Africa, Rev. Cath recently spent 2 weeks in Tanzania as a valued member of a medical team. Check it out here!