Rev. Anne S. Muelleman founded The McHenry County Church of Religious Science in January of 1998 to minister and teach Religious Science in her community. Her decision to pioneer the church came from her the deep conviction of the importance to all of establishing a personal connection with the God, Divine Presence to be found within us.
Rev. Anne has a strong and unique background in New Thought having been born into a family of metaphysicians. Her mother, a student of Unity taught Anne the importance of prayer at an early age. Most influential were the teachings of her uncle, Dr. Hugh G. Carruthers, founder of The Theological Science Society, a organization which distributes his teachings [based on the Ancient Wisdom] in the form of monthly lessons. Anne spent twenty years in So. California working in the film industry and public relations. While in California she pursued a variety of metaphysical studies.
In 1981 Anne discovered Religious Science and focused her attention on Science of Mind. She began her studies the Van Nuys Church of Religious Science in 1982, and became a Licensed RSI Practitioner in 1986. It was only after returning to Illinois in 1991 to manage the activities of the Society that she heard and answered the “call” to the ministry. Rev. Muelleman completed her ministerial studies in Wisconsin (with Rev. Tom Sannar at the New Thought Community Church of Religious Science in Milwaukee) and Norridge, Illinois with Rev. Nicholas G. Angotti at the Center for Spiritual Awakening. She was licensed as a New Thought Religious Science minister in September 1997 and ordained in October 2002.