Mary Murray Shelton

  • Delivers power-packed, entertaining programs filled with practical tools that you can use today.
  • 'Her specialty is pinpointing and clearing the limited thinking that keeps people and organizations stuck.
  • 'With exceptional clarity and authenticity, Mary introduces your audience to new ways of thinking about and approaching the challenges you face.
  • Thought-provoking examples and heart-opening stories stir your audience to laughter, enthusiasm, and productive action.
  • Mary's humor opens them to possibility thinking while unlocking old agendas and releasing "stuck" places.
  • Your group comes out of sessions with Mary jazzed and stocked with practical tools for successful action!

Mary Murray Shelton is an engaging, inspiring speaker, author, and coach with a background in theatre. A gifted story-teller, and an ordained minister of the United Church of Religious Science, Mary was senior minister of two large churches in California. She is a recipient of the Beverly O'Neill Women's Empowerment Award, served as a Director of Holmes Institute School of Ministry for UCRS, and is currently on its faculty. Mary is a member of the National Speaker's Association.

Guidance from the Darkness, published by Tarcher/ Putnam, recognizes the transformative power of our challenges and contains abundant tools for tapping in to inner wisdom. Since March 2000 when the book was released, Mary has spoken in 22 venues, given 21 radio interviews that have been heard in 17 states, done 34 bookstore book signings, and participated in the facilitation of 8 retreats or conferences.

Mary is a contributor to the best seller, Chocolate For a Woman's Soul, Concepts Magazine, and the delightful new Grand Stories. Science of Mind Magazine ran an except from Guidance in their August 2000 issue, and an interview with Mary will appear in their April 2001 issue.

Nourishing Thoughts, Mary's first book, provides affirmations which empower us to respond in a balanced way to life's challenges. Life Design Statements, an Action Guide, shows us how to use affirmations in the most juicy and effective ways possible while avoiding self-sabotage. CDs of her most inspirational, funny, power-packed talks are also available to reinforce the learning from her presentations.



"...I wish to express our heartfelt appreciation for your outstanding presentation! Your insights into how to successfully navigate the waters of dark times and moving through them in a way that we could see the gifts were beautifully and articulately relayed. Your stones to illustrate your points were wonderfully humorous and memorable-you certainly know how to paint vivid picture images!"
         Odile Nicolette, Program Director

"First, I want to thank you for participating in our Prosperity Dinner in January...your talk was the highlight of the evening. The feedback continues to flow in, expressing enthusiasm and appreciation for your insights and effective sharing....thanks for your trip to Nevada County to make our 2001 kick-off dinner such a success."
         Rev. Terry Shea, minister, Sierra Center for Positive Living

"Just wanted you to know, as with the last (radio) program we did together, that the infonnation you disseminated continues to have far-reaching effects. I continue recommending your book, and continue receiving compliments on the show.., somehow the way you integrate information and then articulate it is so helpful. Steps to transformation are so SIMPLE, yet putting them into language people can understand is truly a gift."
         Bela Johnson, Medical Intuitive and radio host of Alternative Currents on WERU-FM, in Maine

"Rev. Mary Murray Shelton is one of New Thought's most dynamic and inspiring speakers...(w)hen Rev. Mary Murray Shelton speaks attendance is typically strong. This is because the Santa Rosa Community has come to expect a high level of inspiration, intelligence and connection whenever Rev. Shelton presents the Sunday message. Rev. Mary's messages are clearly planned out, skillfully presented with a delightful sense of spontaneity, and have contemporary relevance..."
         Rev. Edward Viljoen, Senior Minister, Santa Rosa Church of Religious Science

"Your January series at SRCRS has been downright inspiring. You have such a gift in articulating broad principles in crisp, illuminating bits that are so easy to grasp and claim as tools for immediate use."
         Diane DeRoo, Santa Rosa, CA


"Y our clarity-based honesty throughout our class, Balance and Vitality in the Ministry brought (our class of ministerial students)to an entirelynew level ofconsciousness...(I)t was from that class forward that we gave ourselves permissionto look, with deep regard, at what we each maintain wholeness throughout our spiritual journeys... (it) has transformed the way in which l'vecome to live Life."
         Patricia Kashare, RScF, recent LJCRS ministerial school graduate.

"I attended your Spiritual PowerTools workshop today and havefelt so calm since... I was moved to dosome things I want to share with you. I called my elderly father who I have been estranged from for 14 monthssince apainful falling out and made amends. I e-mailed an oldfriend who I had angrily separated from 2 years ago and apologized. I called my ex-partner (of 13 years) who left mefor another woman last year and forgave her. I feel much healing underway. I was ready to be healed..."
         Stephanie (last name withheld by request), Santa Rosa, CA


"The Board of Trustees and I want youto know how very much we appreciated the work you did with us during our Board/Key Leader Training. Your material and method of presentation was excellent and drew forth from each of us possibilities we had not yet considered. The joy, enthusiasm and commitment you bring to your presentations are contagious and really help others "catch the Spirit." I would highly recommend you as a presenter and would be pleased to answer anyquestions other(s) may have about your work."
Rev. Kathryn Brenson, minister, Unity Spiritual Center, Windsor, CA

"T hank you so much for your contribution to WOMANSPIRIT 2000. Judging by the evaluationcards from the participants, youwere the high1ight each week. The Committee wasn't surprised, however. It was clear to us from the beginning  that the reason we had a waiting list for both sessions was because you were scheduled to beour featured presenter...You are a Woman ofPower.
         Rev.Georgia Prescott, WOMANSPIR1T Committee, Minister, Sacramento Churchof Religious Science


United Church ofReligious Science
Convention, 1999
Asilomar Conference, 2000
Convention, 2001
Mile-Hi Church of Religious Science, Denver, CO
New Vision Center Women's' Retreat, Scottsdale, AZ
The Alchemist Bookstore, Richmond, VA
Center forSpiritual Living, St.Louis, MO
Pacific Church of Religious Science, San Diego, CA
Church of R.eligious Science, Santa Rosa, CA

The Inside Edge Foundation for Education
Unity of Tustin,Tustin, CA
WOMANSPIRIT Retreats, Northern and Southern CA
Celebration of Life, Kettering, OH
Center for Spiritual Living, Orlando, FL
Church of Religious Science, Atlanta, GA
Church of Religious Science, Albuquerque, NM
Golden Gate Center for Spiritual Living, Corte Madera, CA
Church of Religious Science, Huntington Beach, CA
Unity Spiritual Center, Windsor, CA


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