Rev. Dr. Michael J Kearney
Spiritual Counselor/Hospice Chaplain
Family Hospice Care, Palm Springs, CA.
Rev. Dr. Michael was hired at Family Hospice Care on April 17, 2017 following an 8 month attempt at "retirement" from the position of, Community Spiritual Director, Center for Spiritual Living Palm Springs, August 15, 2006 to August 15, 2016. He was also Guest Speaker at CSL Temecula Valley and CSL Menifee Valley within this retirement period. Eventually taking on the role of Interim Senior Minister at CSL Menifee Valley, March, 2017 and completing as Spiritual Director, CSL Menifee Valley on February 28, 2022.
Prior to receiving his Letter of Call to the CSL Palm Springs, 2006 he had a 20 year career in the mental health field as Group Home Administrator. It was during this time of life that he began his spiritual quest, receiving his minister's license and creating a Special Portfolio Ministry, "Children's Treatment Center".
Upon his move to Palm Springs he met his current husband, Gary Griffin and together they continue to look forward to many years of joy, prosperity and the full adventure of Life. Dr. Michael is the Father of one daughter and two grandchildren.
His spiritual journey has been a life long activity and blossomed in 1988 when he arrived in the Pacific Church of Religious Science, San Diego. He received his Professional Practitioner License in 1992 and graduated from Holmes Institute of Consciousness Studies, Point Loma, CA with a Master of Divinity in 2001. He was Ordained on March 20, 2004. The start of ministry was as co-founder of the Downtown Community Church of Religious Science, San Diego in 2001 and founder of a Special Focus Ministry, “Children’s Treatment Center”, a non-profit group home for abused and emotionally disturbed children.
Dr. Michael’s studies include a Bachelor of Science in Recreation & Leisure Studies, San Jose State University, 1978; Master of Arts in Management at National University, San Diego, 1988; and a Doctor of Divinity at Emerson Theological Institute, Oakhurst, CA in 2009. Among the many workshops, seminars and training he has received a Life Coach Certificate with the Applied Neuroscience Institute and Visio Navigator Course.