About Us

 Our Mission is to provide spiritual tools for personal and global transformation.
Our Purpose is to awaken humanity to its spiritual magnificence.
Our Vision is a world that works for everyone.

Reverend H. Patrick Pollard, RSCF

Spiritual Leader

A native of Trinidad and Tobago West Indies, Reverend Patrick came to live in the United States in 1966. During a business trip, he discovered Religious Science in Dallas, Texas. After returning to Los Angeles, California he enrolled in a Science of Mind class in 1972. in 1986 he graduated from the Holmes College of Consciousness Studies and was ordained in 1990.


Since 1986 Reverend Patrick served as a minister in four Centers for Spiritual Living including Yucaipa, CA, Eureka, CA, Huntington Beach, CA and Albuquerque, NM. He also participated in several Centers for Spiritual Living home office programs, i.e., Ministerial and Practitioner oral panels; ethics committee; and Leadership Planning Committee for the annual Asilomar Retreat and Conference. He retired in 2008 from his position of Senior Minister at the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living where he served for twelve and one-half years. In 2009 he moved to Connecticut with his wife. Members of a Science of Mind Study group in CT sought his assistance in founding a Center for Spiritual Living. The Connecticut Center for Spiritual Living is the first in the state.

Reverend Jean Battah

Staff Minister

Born and raised in the upper West side of Manhattan, New York City by a Southern Baptist mother and an Irish Catholic father, Religion was not top on the list of things to do. However, my mother always made sure her four girls went to Sunday school no matter what denomination. I experienced many different paths to God as my mother instilled in me that we are all loving creatures of a loving God. Years later when we moved to Los Angeles, Calif. I reluctantly went to a Sunday service on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood Calif. and heard Dr. Bitzer speak. I was instantly a Science of Mind recruit.

I took every class offered which led me on the path to Ministerial studies. I volunteered for every needy cause in L.A., which at that time was struggling with the AIDS epidemic. Every hospital, soup kitchen, and hospice I could find, I volunteered at. In 1994 I was awarded my Practitioner license and continued my Ministerial studies, in 1997 I received my Ministerial license from Emerson Institute and in 2001, just before I returned to the East Coast, I was ordained by a Religious Science Great, Dr. O.C. Smith of the City of Angels Church.

Here in Ct. I searched for a SOM church or center, to no avail, so I organized study groups, guest speaking at other churches and even went to Rhode Island church once or twice a month to speak at the SOM church there. A friend called me one day and asked if I would fill in for Rev. Patrick Pollard on a Sunday so he could have a day off. I gladly did that and I have been here ever since. It’s all good and it’s all GOD.

Practitioners of CTCSL

Jackie Luistro LaBarre

Practitioner, & Future Reverend

Jackie LaBarre has had a lifelong desire to help people transform their lives both personally and professionally. As an entrepreneurial driven spiritual leader, Licensed Practitioner, life coach, engineer and manager in a major corporation, Jackie works with individuals and groups guiding them to consciously use spiritual principles to transform their lives through the teaching of Ernest Holmes and others, meditation, effective affirmative prayer, and help them learn to expand their consciousness.

CTCSL Council

Connecticut Center for Spiritual Living 2018 Council

Tara & Gary Filip

President of the CTCSL Council

In 2013 Gary was introduced to the Center for Spiritual Living by his then-girlfriend, Tara. She had mentioned that she thought he might like the church she was attending, and he was interested in learning more about it. Within the first few minutes of the service, Gary turned to Tara and said, "You THOUGHT I might like it here?" In his sarcasm was the truth of his being, knowing that he was finally among a like-minded spiritual family. It only took Gary a year to become fully integrated into the congregation, becoming the Volunteer Coordinator for the Center. His level of determination, dedication, and desire to serve others is unsurpassed. For the past four years, he is often there to set up before service, clean up after service, and make sure the building is secured and locked after everyone else leaves. 


As Gary became more ingrained in the community, he knew his calling was bigger than simply setting up and cleaning up space. Gary joined the board in 2017 and quickly became the Vice President. His current role of {resident followed in the spring of 2018. As a natural leader, Gary inspires others to live in integrity and faith. He encourages congregation-wide tithing, expects others to realize and reach for their full potential, and always wears a smile as he greets everyone by name, welcomes newcomers, and builds relationships with those he crosses paths with each week. Gary has been taking classes since he became a member and is on the path to becoming a religious science practitioner.

Susan McKenzie & Mauro Campoverde

CTCSL Music Band Providence

CTCSL Music Performers

Connecticut Center for Spiritual Living

27 Washington Street
Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 391-5772

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