Eric Nelson is originally from Southern California and has been a Christian Scientist all his life.

After graduating from Principia College, he worked as an Associate Producer for The Christian Science Monitor TV programs in Boston and Washington, DC. Returning to California, he spent a number of years producing videos for a company specializing in the design of life-sized robotic dinosaurs. He also worked as business development director for a company that produced video products for the cruise line industry and was co-founder of a web-based travel planning start-up.

His church work has included being a Sunday School teacher, First Reader, and Assistant Committee on Publication, among other activities. He also served as a volunteer hospital and prison chaplain and advisor to the Christian Science Organization at Stanford University.

Currently he’s serving as the Committee on Publication for Northern California. In this capacity he oversees a variety of media and government-related activities, and acts as a spokesperson for Christian Science. Part of this work involves writing a weekly, self-syndicated column called “Consciousness & Health” that appears in the online editions of a number of local, regional, and national publications. Over the last four years he has written over 200 columns. He is also a Journal-listed practitioner.

He and his wife Wendy live in Petaluma, about a 45-minute drive north of San Francisco.