"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
About Jamae

Jamae van Eck is a life-long Christian Scientist, a Journal-listed practitioner since l967.  She has had some 30 articles published in the Christian Science periodicals under her former name of Richardson.  Jamae also published a book in l997 on the subject of healing which was based on her Masters’ thesis, and its publication was approved by the Christian Science Board of Directors.

She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and attended Sunday School at the Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist.  Both her mother and grandmother were active in the practice of Christian Science and students of Dr. John M. Tutt.  She attended the Principia Upper School and then Wellesley College, graduating in 1953.  Her Sunday School teacher at The Mother Church was Erwin Canham, Editor of the Christian Science Monitor.  Later she obtained a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Boston University School of Theology.  She was married to Robert Richardson for 40 years, taught in the middle grades in both Maryland and Michigan, and has 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.

While at Wellesley, Jamae served as President of the Christian Science Organization.  Later, she spoke to classes and those of other denominations on behalf of the Committees on Publication in Michigan and Ohio. 

Her branch church work spans years of service on church boards, as First and Second Reader, Sunday School Superintendent, Treasurer, and on many committees.

She has also served as Advisor to the Christian Science Organizations at Oakland University in Michigan and Hiram College in Ohio.


Church facade

 

stained glass

She took class instruction from Milton Simon of New York in l956.  Both Mr. Simon and Dr. Tutt were students of Adam Dickey, a personal secretary and member of Mrs. Eddy’s household at Chestnut Hill, MA. 

Jamae went through the Normal Class to become a teacher in l979.  She came to California when she married Bart van Eck in l994. 

Bart had retired from business in l987 to become a listed practitioner and teacher of Christian Science.  He passed on unexpectedly in 2007.  

Jamae has also served as a Trustee of Arden Wood in San Francisco and of the Clairbourn School in San Gabriel, CA.  She currently lives in Colorado.