Reverend Christian Sorensen, D.D., is the eminent spiritual leader of the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living and a past president and community spiritual leader of the United Church of Religious Science (UCRS) worldwide (now United Centers for Spiritual Living). He is also the Director of The United Centers for Spiritual Living School of Ministry, an accredited master's degree program in consciousness studies with campuses in San Diego, Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Sorensen was born into Religious Science and has been a lifelong student of metaphysics. Both his father and mother were ordained into the ministry on the same day as Dr. Sorensen in 1985—the only triple family ordination in the history of the movement. His credentials include a Doctorate of Religious Studies earned from Emerson Theological Institute, a Doctor of Divinity and a Doctor of Religious Science received from UCRS. He served as Senior Minister of the Ventura County Church in California from 1983-1988, Co-founder of the Costa Mesa Church in California in 1982, and Co-Creator of the Oahu Church in Hawaii in 1988.
A gifted and eloquent speaker with a unique and engaging style, Dr. Sorensen lights up audiences with his expansive vision, passion, and heart-felt enthusiasm. His impassioned visionary talks on spirituality, New Thought, Religious Science, practical matters, and Universal love continue to thrill listeners in all venues. His new talks are now being viewed by thousands every week on webcasts which can be viewed globally on-demand at www.seasidecenter.org. He is in high demand as a speaker for corporate business and social engagements and is a sought after facilitator of conferences, workshops and seminars internationally.
Dr. Sorensen is a world traveler, speaking to groups in Tibet, India, China, Russia, North Africa, Scandinavia, Australia, and New Zealand. Raising global consciousness is of great importance to Dr. Sorensen. To that end, he has strengthened international ties by helping orphanages and schools in Mexico and Africa through direct giving and hands-on building.
A distinguished representative within a multitude of religious traditions, Dr. Sorensen addressed the United Nations General Assembly as part of its annual World Interfaith Harmony Week. As a leadership council member of the Association for Global New Thought, Sorensen is involved in worldwide grass roots movements of the Season For Non-Violence. As a member of the Evolutionary Leaders, whose mission is to collectively inspire, support and serve conscious evolution, Dr. Sorensen and nearly 40 other evolutionary leaders who are forging a movement towards the conscious evolution of humanity. He’s been privileged to be a participant of the Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet and a repeat speaker at the Parliament of World Religions in Melbourne Australia and South Africa.
Dr. Sorensen has authored ten books. His books include: Joyous Living (a Series of 3 books), Catch the Spirit; Riding the Waves of Life and its sequel Flying through Life; A Book of Prayers; Good Cents; Free Your Own Tibet and Soar, Spiritual Guidance for over coming Life’s Turbulence. His newest book, Living from the Mountaintop: Be the Mystic you were Born to Be was released in November 2016 and recently collected a 2017 LA Book Festival Winner award.
Dr. Sorensen is an avid sportsman who loves surfing, skiing, tennis, and flying. He shares his love for travel and the outdoors with his wife, Kalli Holmes-Sorensen, and their teenage son, Trevor. His family resides in Encinitas, Ca.