a time when many people are thinking about how to make change
in the world for the better, genuine spirituality has a
valuable and unique contribution to make.
not about joining a club, or blind faith, but discovering
new perspectives of universal Truth and Love, God, that
embrace everyone, and bring to light reliable healing solutions
even where it might seem like there are none.
the speaker, Tom McElroy
always loved meeting new people and learning fresh and inspiring
ideas. Through my study of Christian Science, I’ve
found that a better understanding of God helps me connect
with all kinds of people and to appreciate and enjoy the
many diverse expressions of divine Life and Love which fill
was my interest in different cultures, people, and ideas
that led me to study philosophy at university. During my
university years, I was also able to participate in a few
study-abroad programs which took me to France, Belize, Vietnam,
China, and Tibet. I’ve now been to every continent
but Antarctica. During these travels I experienced many
proofs of God’s ever-present care for His global family.
graduating from university, I obtained a position as the
senior loan officer in charge of a mortgage company’s
most active branch. At the same time, I also worked with
the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department as a volunteer
chaplain in men’s, women’s, and youth correctional
facilities, giving Christian Science services and one-on-one
interviews. These experiences gave me many opportunities
to rely on and prove the power of God’s laws of goodness
and harmony, which govern all of creation and bring immeasurable
benefits to all mankind, even in the most adverse situations.
I now devote myself to the full-time public healing ministry
of Christian Science.
serving on the Board of Lectureship, I’ve spoken at
probation facilities, universities, public schools, churches,
and for public service groups — like those serving
homeless and at risk youth — as well as in other general
public venues. I give lectures in both English and French."
Tom McElroy is a member of the Christian Science Board of
Lectureship. He makes his home in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts,