Minister

Rev. Dr. Carla Ryan has been studying and living the Science of Mind principles since 1993… and was aware of Divine Guidance and unlimited possibilities long before she knew the terminology of this New Thought philosophy.

Prior to creating and offering courses through her small, independent business (New Thought Colorado), Dr. Carla had the privilege of being the senior minister at two Religious Science Churches; one in Parker, CO and the other in Pagosa Springs, CO.

On her journey toward serving in these leadership roles, Dr. Carla pursued her spiritual studies, while at the same time (for several years) working as the Church Administrator for a (now retired) New Thought minister. She has been an active volunteer, employee, board member, and teacher since first discovering the New Thought movement on that first Sunday morning in 1993.

Now based in Grand Junction, Colorado, she continues to do volunteer work with the Grand Valley Interfaith Network (GVIN), as well as two other civic and social organizations. Her interest in Interfaith studies allows her to connect with local faith leaders by focusing on similarities in religions rather than differences.

Dr. Carla’s primary ministry is focused on creating and teaching Spiritual courses that truly allow the student to explore the depths of their beliefs and their place in the world. She encourages students to question every assignment and to share their understanding through class discussion,  written homework, or mentoring meetings. Teaching is her passion, especially when it comes to the New Thought philosophy called Science of Mind.