Our Practitioners

We are here for you! We believe “with God, all things are possible.” Talk to a Practitioner if you are in need of inspiration, a celebration of a major event in your life, or healing in any area: financial, relational, health, or career. You are God’s wondrous gift. Let a Practitioner remind you of that!

Licensed practitioners are the praying arm of the church. Having completed two years of advanced study, practitioners are professionally licensed to work with individuals to support them in connecting with and living from their highest selves. Practitioners are available for prayer immediately following Sunday service or for a private paid session by appointment.

About Our Practioners

Ayo McClenney, RScP

Ayo was licensed in 2019 and has been conducting workshops, speaking, and serving on several volunteer teams within our community.

“There is a force for good in the Universe and you can use it.” – Ernest Holmes

Idalia has been a member of the Oneness Center for Spiritual Living Columbia since 2001 and licensed as an RScP in 2013. Her presence in the community has spanned over the tenure of 3 separate Sr. Ministers over that same period of time. She currently serves as the practitioner for our Funday School program and has served on various committees throughout her more than time here at Oneness.

Her goal is to daily take the time to connect with her True Divine Self and express her Divine Nature in and through her life and in everything she does.  She appreciates her true calling as a contribution to recovery and families suffering from addiction through her work for the Al-Anon Family Groups and also enjoys crocheting, knitting, reading, and spending time with her husband, Phil.

“I know that the perception of wholeness is the consciousness of all healing” – Ernest Holmes

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Idalia Romero, RScP

Julia Mattis, RScP.

Board President Julia Mattis has been an active member of the Oneness community for over 6 years. In addition to serving on the Board Of Trustees, she is also co-leader of the Women’s Group, is a member of the Spiritual Leadership Team and serves on the heart to heart team. Involved in a lifetime of spiritual growth and discovery, upon one visit to Columbia CSL and she felt like her search had ended!

Now as a licensed Science of Mind practitioner, she endeavors to bring spiritual practices and principles into all aspects of her personal and professional life. Julia has been a successful licensed Realtor with Re/Max Advantage Realty and has been practicing in the community for over 30 years. Julia and her husband Garth have hosted over 31 international exchange daughters from around the world and currently have 25 global grandchildren (and counting!).

Julia also serves as a Commissioner for the Howard County Commission on Aging and serves as Treasurer for the Heritage Housing Partnership which provides affordable housing options in Howard County. Her other board involvement includes work on Howard County Tourism, the Village in Howard, the Howard County Association of Realtors, The Howard County Million Dollar Real Estate club and on the advisory board for Re/Max Advantage Realty. When not volunteering for Oneness and in the community, Julia enjoys playing golf and travelling the world to visit her extensive international family.

“There is a force for good in the Universe and you can use it.” – Ernest Holmes

Kara stepped foot at Oneness CSL in 2013 and never looked back. Oneness created a world of opportunity for Kara to become more centered, intentional, and aware of how she fits into this puzzle called life and has propelled and aligned her with CSL’s vision of ” A World That Works for Everyone”
Kara believes that Oneness’s educational offerings nested in a beautiful, supportive, and FUN community is a path for true transformation, consciousness, and growth. Her most adored Spiritual Practice is Affirmative Prayer – she combines this with meditation, journaling, continual education, and yoga to maintain personal balance and harmony, and to keep that direct connection we all have to GOD open and active.

“There is a force for good in the Universe and you can use it.” – Ernest Holmes

Kara Atkinson, RScP.

Kathy Butler, RScP.

Kathy was licensed in 2019 and currently serves as the leader of the Presiders Team for our Sunday Celebration Services. 

“There is a force for good in the Universe and you can use it.” – Ernest Holmes

Rebecca has been a member of Oneness Center for Spiritual Living since 2010 and received her Religious Science Practitioner license in 2019. Rebecca found Oneness as a spiritual home for her family and is so grateful to raise her daughter here. She has lovingly served this community as former Youth and Family Director and former Vice President and President of the Board of Trustees.

Rebecca is a teacher, always lovingly holding the vision of the divine expressed individually for all people she touches. Rebecca currently teaches elementary school and graduate school! She also creates, teaches, and facilitates courses and workshops on topics such as the Sacred Feminine, mindfulness as a foundation for social justice and restorative practices work self-care and healing. She is deeply involved in the Columbia community, currently serving as the Board Chair for the Harper’s Choice Community Association, and on the Board of the Wilde Lake High School PTSA. Rebecca believes and lives spirituality in action.

“An open mind allows you to explore and create and grow. Remember that progress would be impossible if we always did things the way we always have.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Rebecca Beall, RScP.

Manuell “Essa” Sewell, RScP.

Essa joined the Oneness Practitioner Team in early 2020 and has been contributing to our spiritual leadership team ever since. 

“There is a force for good in the Universe and you can use it.” – Ernest Holmes

Reggie has been a member of Oneness for 10 years and became a Licensed Practitioner in 2019.  She is a co-leader of One Love Choir, volunteers on a variety of Sunday Service Teams and has served in leadership roles as the former Secretary, Vice President, and President of the Board of Trustees. Since 2018, she has been employed as the head of our Operations Department.

Growing up, Reggie was not rooted in any particular religion and searched for a place aligned with her own personal beliefs.  The day she walked into Oneness (formerly Columbia Center for Spiritual Living,) she knew she was home!  Reggie enjoys music, dancing, spending time with family and the love of her life, Tom.  She is devoted to her spiritual practices, continued growth and to her family, including the Oneness community.  And she’s always ready for prayer!

“You must maintain a close communion with your true center.  Your creative power is not an act of will.  It is, rather, an act of your willingness to believe.” – Ernest Holmes

Reggie Cole, RScP.


  • RScP: Religious Science Practitioner
  • ALSP: Agape Licensed Spiritual Practitioner


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