This is a love story and an adventure tale about two very different people and one incredible idea. Both Gil and Gail grew up in southern California, less than twenty miles from each other…but a generation apart. Gil was born in 1928, lived (mostly) in Pasadena, became a jazz trumpet player and moved to Las Vegas in 1952. That happened to be the year Gail was born in Los Angeles and moved to Tujunga. Gil started a family (daughter Karen was born in 1954) and a music career playing all the big name entertainers who graced casino stages in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Gail started school and went to the La Crescenta Church of Religious Science Sunday School. Gil found Science of Mind when career and marriage both hit rough patches. Gail was in the Youth of Religious Science and then went to work at the Los Angeles Home Office in the World Ministry of Prayer. Gil became a practitioner and felt his call to the ministry. Gail had known since she was ten years old that she wanted to be a minister, and that she wanted to be married to one. Their paths crossed in the fall of 1974 when they both attended the Ernest Holmes College student body retreat at Cedar Lake. They have literally been together ever since. They have a son, Adam, born in 1980, and they served two congregations in thirty-eight years: Lake Tahoe Science of Mind and the Center for Spiritual Living Carson City, Nevada. In 2016, after ten years of caregiving for Gail’s Mom Nikki and raising their granddaughter Aiden, Gil and Gail bought a motor home and took to the open road for their next adventure and started a new ministry (see Fellowship of the Heart). After three years traveling the westernmost of these United States they returned home to Tahoe where, amid loving family and faithful friends, Gil peacefully passed away in the summer of 2019. Gail now lives with their son and his family and is carrying on their ministry and creating this website to honor her dearest love, life partner, soul mate and best friend.
The one incredible idea? Love is really all there is. Applying this idea, exploring the implications and ramifications of this radical and riveting perspective, has been their life’s work. They continue to share their journey openly with all who want to travel this path of spiritual practices together.