Rev. Mark Gilbert – Vice President
In addition to being a board member, Rev. Mark Gilbert currently serves the Archives as a key researcher and a lead for bringing the resources of the Archives online. He leads a group that brings previously unpublished Ernest Holmes and New Thought documents to the Archives’ website. He leads the action to bring audio recordings of Holmes, Raymond Charles Barker and others to the website for streaming and download. He continues to research and compile an inventory of the works of Dr. Holmes, the status of which can be seen on the Archives’ “research tools” page. Mark also serves to post Science of Mind videos on the Archives’ YouTube channel.
In 2022, Rev. Mark conceived the concept of publishing a new Ernest Holmes book based on his talks and classes at Asilomar in the 1950s. Mark led the group that produced the book, Ernest Holmes at Asilomar, to be published by Science of Mind Publishing in August 2023. Mark will be conducting a workshop on that book at Asilomar in conjunction with the book’s release.
Rev. Mark has been a Science of Mind minister since 2007, becoming ordained in 2010. He served for 3 years as a minister for the New Dawn Center for Spiritual Living community in Aurora, Colorado, before beginning a 10-year period of serving Centers for Spiritual Living’s home office in Golden, Colorado, first as manager of the Licensing Department and then creating the role of Global Services Coordinator. He retired from home office at the end of August 2020.
Prior to becoming a minister, Rev Mark served the US Government for over 30 years in various leadership roles, especially with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Rev Mark is the author of four books including Be Yourself – Evolving the World through Personal Empowerment and Our Spiritual Evolution. He publishes his current writings on the blogsite Conscious Bridge (www.consciousbridge.com) and produces videos on a growing YouTube channel where he explores the evolution of spirituality, politics and culture from a New Thought perspective. He is a certified trainer in Spiral Dynamics, has extensively studied Integral Theory. He holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Masters in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute. He currently lives in Lakewood, Colorado, with his wife, Mary, and his chocolate lab, Penny.