Carrie Curlee is a fourth-generation Californian and a life-long Christian Scientist. She studied graphic arts and interior design, and worked for a Bay Area interior design magazine in their art department, ad sales, and later as Publication Manager. Called to support the Christian Science movement, she worked for the Committee on Publication for Northern California using her publishing skills and following legislative activity in California government. She served on the Board of the California State Institutional Committee, while developing skills as a web designer, forming her own company. Currently, she is happily learning the cattle ranching business, devoting time to her family, and “For the Love of Church”.
Carrie experienced growing in fellowship resulting from her church dwindling to thirty-five members, prompting a vote from the membership to close its doors. After a successful battle to overturn this vote, half the membership withdrew. The discouragement of being one of a handful of over-worked church goers, witnessing an ongoing shrinking membership, and the challenge to turn around what appeared to be an inevitable outcome, launched Carrie and others in a sequence of decisions and events teaching them the importance of fellowship. This fellowship was the critical factor leading to the success of the church’s ability to unite its members, embrace its neighbors, and branch out into its community. Today, that same church is vibrant, energetic, joyful, fun, reaching out, rousing, elevating, and daily demonstrating divine Science.
Her lifelong goal is to practice Christian Science with a song in her heart and fulfill the two greatest commandments of the Master, Christ Jesus: to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves.