Rev. Marsha Meghdadpour joyfully joined HeartSpace Dallas as an Assistant Staff Minister on its Fifth Anniversary Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. This is after having about 10 years of association and a loving connection with Rev. Chris “Hoss” Terry, and more than 15 years as an Ordained Minister of the Centers for Spiritual Living. After her many years in ministry, growing and learning more about herself and what it means to minister to others, she asked Chris if she could join the HeartSpace Team to be of service to this growing ministry, as being of service and teaching the principles of the Science of Mind are her passion. Marsha and Chris first served together as Assistant Ministers at CSL Dallas. Marsha went on to do Interim Ministry at Centers that were in-between ministers, while at the same time, Chris was getting HeartSpace off the ground.
In her 20 years as a minister, Rev. Marsha has been a Founding Minister, an Assistant Minister, an Interim Minister and a Part-Time or Retired Minister, as she is now at HeartSpace. Her intention is to be in service where her skills and talents may best be utilized. This will involve teaching, participating in Sunday service, working with volunteers and people in the community, and putting her leadership skills to use with the vision of HeartSpace’s growth, abundance, and joyful celebration of Life.
The last thing to know about Marsha, before you get to know her better for yourself, is that her 2 children and 3 grandchildren are the loves of her life. She says Divine guidance sent her back to Dallas to be with them and to bring her service and skills to the Dallas area, thus, leaving a thriving and growing ministry in Colorado. She spends a great deal of her free time with them, and the most recent member of her family, Peanut, her adopted little dog.
Megan Doren is the Business Director and is also working with our Youth Education at HeartSpace. She is also a CORE Council Member. Megan started teaching children’s Sunday School in her teens, and has since participated in all areas of church life. She began her New Thought studies in Science of Mind in the 1980s. When that Religious Science church moved, she joined and served as the Youth Education Director at the Unity Church on Greenville Avenue in Dallas for several years. Most recently, Megan served as office manager at Unity of Dallas. Her other employment history includes corporate public relations, newspaper reporter, radio and international law firms. She has also held leadership positions for both charitable and civic non-profit organizations. Her faith, sense of adventure and joie de vivre are all unquenchable. Her passions include sailing, pool and writing, although she rarely does them all at once.
Kathryn Cates is a CORE Council Member. She is a licensed Religious Science Practitioner for HeartSpace Spiritual Center. Although business has been her occupation, service and spiritual growth are her passions. She is a dedicated, persistent professional who has over 30 years of experience in negotiation, mediation and sales. She has owned her own company since 1977. She is dedicated to serving both her Spiritual community and her community at large. Kathryn feels that service is her gift and pleasure. “One of the most important things I have learned over the last years is that Spiritual Mind Treatment (prayer) works,” Kathryn said. “It has become one of my most important spiritual practices. When I have the opportunity to pray for someone, I am given a gift that is impossible for me to explain in words. Since we are all one in Spirit, the truth of our wholeness is always present. This wholeness is what prayer is all about. Every time I pray I am reminded of my wholeness, perfection and oneness. So it is my pleasure and joy to pray and counsel with others. This life is an amazing journey and I love sharing it with others. Blessed Be!”
Alexis Yancey became a licensed practitioner and spiritual coach after her life was turned around by working with a Science of Mind Practitioner. “There is only one life, that life is God’s life, that life is perfect, that life is my life now.” That popular New Thought chant has become a source of strength in her life as she realized each moment is a gift and every second is a miracle.
When Alexis lived in New York City working as a network television news producer, a friend suggested she work with a Science of Mind Practitioner to help her as an alternative to seeing a psychologist for therapy. Alexis said she had to keep an open mind when they first met because the teaching contrasted greatly with the view of God she learned growing up in the Lutheran church. But it resonated with what she had always felt in her soul from the time she was a little girl – that there was a bigger reality of an all-encompassing God that loved everyone unconditionally and only wants us to have what we truly desire.
The teaching turned her life around and helped her so much that a short time later, she felt called to become a licensed Practitioner and spiritual coach. “I have seen miracles manifest in my life and others over and over again because the Science of Mind principles work when you work them, believe them, and practice them,” Alexis said. “Spiritual practice made me realize my true calling in life is to be my authentic, higher self, living in service and speaking the Spiritual Truth for all. I am here to serve.”
Tyree is originally from Portland, Oregon. She joined the Army as a musician and proudly served four years before relocating the DFW area. This has been her home since 1999. Tyree is a mom, musician and teacher. On most weekends she can be found singing with the band Cuvée and playing bass at Heartspace. She is also an elementary school specialist, teaching kindergarten through 5th grade. In her free time, Tyree loves to cook and travel.