Marivic has over 35 years of experience working for the nonprofit, public and private sectors. As a nationally recognized policy leader, activist and social entrepreneur, she has served on the staff of four Mayors, as the Chief Executive of the California State Domestic Violence Coalition and she has started programs for homeless young women and worked on statewide youth violence prevention initiatives.
Above all these experiences, what she says she is most grateful for is her experience in finding Christian Science and serving our movement. She has served as a Christian Science Prison Chaplain, has started Spanish services in churches and in jails. She was the Keynote Speaker for the Oregon and New York State Institutional Committees and for Arc-en-ciel, a Christian Science camp in Switzerland. Her articles and videos may be found at www.christianscience.com
Marivic is married to John Q. Adams III, CSB, a Christian Science practitioner, teacher and former lecturer. Originally from the Philippines, Marivic Mabanag came to the U.S. when she received a scholarship to Wellesley College in Massachusetts.
Marivic serves as Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the Association of Organizations for Christian Science Nursing (AOCSN) and also serves on the Joint Committees of AOCSN, Christian Science Nursing Network, Philanthropy Forum and The Mother Church.
Born and raised in Kenya, Rose and her family learned about spiritual healing and quickly became students of Christian Science. Together, they started a group at their home in Suna-Migori. That informal group became a Christian Science Society and is now First Church of Christ, Scientist, Suna-Migori. During her studies, she soon desired to learn more about the ministry of Christian Science Nursing. She saw an ad for Christian Science nurses’ training at Daystar in Florida and quickly applied to their program. Once accepted, she trained in all levels of Christian Science nursing from Level 1 through to Supervisor. After nine years in Florida, she spent three years in Chicago at the former Hilltop, where she was very active as Visiting Christian Science Nurse, then to the East Coast at Tenacre for three years.
In 2012, she joined High Ridge House which she says is different. “People talk of love, but at High Ridge House we not only talk of love, but it’s expressed to everyone. I feel embraced here, it is like a family. We are supported here; never let down. I feel so privileged to serve at this sanctuary for healing.”
Viviana makes sure everything at High Ridge House runs smoothly, from housekeeping and food preparation to rest and study guests and everything in between. Vivi began as a part time temporary housekeeper in 2012 while still a student at Monroe College. After graduation, she began working full time splitting her duties between the Housekeeping Department and the Business Office. Vivi is a shining example of “Progress is the law of God…” as she moved from Housekeeping to the Business Office to Management. Now “ask Vivi” is the go to answer to all questions raised behind the scenes at High Ridge House.
Susie is so grateful to be able to use her 30 years of banking experience to serve in the Business Manager capacity for High Ridge House. She works remotely from Dallas where she is also Business Manager for The Leaves.
After graduating from Principia College, Susie packed up her car and made her way to New York City, where she spent 11 years working for Citibank and Marine Midland Bank. She transferred to Dallas and by way of First Interstate Bank, Compass Bank and Bank of Texas, found her way to The Leaves. She has been involved in Christian Science Nursing since 2008.
As a lifelong and devoted Christian Scientist, Susie feels honored to be a part of the Christian Science Nursing Ministry and to further the cause of Christian Science.
Susie married a fellow Principian, Randy West, and they have three boys. Susie also serves as the Treasurer for Third Church in Dallas and the Third Party Payer Committee (TPPC) Coordinator for The Association of Christian Science Nursing (AOCSN).