CMC Professional Staff

CMC Professional Staff

Rev. Kelly Hallock

Rev. Kelly HallockRev. Kelly Hallock joined the Community Miracles Center (CMC) in December of 2015 as Assistant Minister. Prior to that, she was the Chief Operarting Officer and Administrative Director of a new thought church in West Hollywood, named Inspire where she worked and attended for four years. She was originally ordained in 2014 and then ordained by CMC as minister #89 in September, 2015 after completing the ACIM-1 and ACIM-2 classes.

Rev. Kelly’s duties at the CMC include:

• working in the office, handling bookstore orders, conference registrations, and obtaining supplies.
• promotes CMC events and classes through email and social media marketing,
• supports Sunday Services through coordinating volunteers, speakers and general tasks,
• records, edits and uploads all YouTube videos of Sunday Service teachings and Miracle Shares,
• serves as the administrative assistant in all other office duties,

Rev. Kelly has a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and youth work, and completed a six-month Community Counselor Course at the Southern California Counseling Center, a leading training facility where many complete their hours towards becoming therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists. Rev. Kelly has been involved in a wide-range of spiritual studies including conservative Christianity, Buddhism and Science of Mind, before centralizing her practice around A Course in Miracles. Her careers have spanned from being a waitress and school teacher, to Federal Law Enforcement, with her education covering almost as wide of a range of topics.

Personally, Rev. Kelly has dealt with extreme weight gain and loss (over 100 pounds), depression, divorce, multiple career changes, family addiction issues and other events that many might call challenging, yet she sees them as steps in her journey to learn forgiveness of others, self-love, how to take responsibility for her own experiences and how to cultivate peace and joy in all circumstances, sharing these lessons with those she works with.


Rev. Tony Ponticello

Rev. Tony PonticelloRev. Tony Ponticello has served as the Executive Minister of the Community Miracles Center (CMC) since he cofounded this spiritual center in 1987. He was legally ordained a minister originally in 1986 by our predecessor organization, the California Miracles Foundation, and has done pastoral counseling since that time. He was later re-ordained by CMC as its 20th minister in 1997. Rev. Tony duties are numerous:

• teaches many classes in A Course In Miracles,
• edits and writes for the CMC's publication Miracles Monthly,
• lectures regularly for the CMC's Sunday Service,
• is the web master for this web site,
• runs large international ACIM conferences,
• and many other related business functions.

Rev. Tony has many videos which show him teaching at the CMC's Sunday Gathering.

2018 - 27 videos
• 01-07-18 Happy New Year - Get Busy
• 01-21-18 Building a "Dyke of Courage"
• 02-11-18 The Power to Heal
• 02-25-18 2018 International ACIM Conference Finale
• 03-04-18 Happy 31st Birthday to Us!
• 04-08-18 Cream Rises to the Top - But You Shouldn't!
• 04-15-18 Seeing the Appearance - Then Seeing Past It!
• 04-22-18 My Day in Court
• 05-06-18 Objective Reality
• 05-20-18 Dominion
• 06-03-18 Blessed Are They That Have Not Seen
• 06-10-18 Happy Birthday to Me!
• 06-17-18 Special Hate Relationships
• 07-01-18 Fulfilling Our Special Function
• 07-08-18 Moving in the Right Direction
• 07-15-18 The Better Angels of Our Nature
• 08-05-18 In Your Eyes - Guidance
• 08-12-18 Embracing Absolute Power
• 08-19-18 The Perpetual Pleasure of Profound Purpose (P4)
• 08-26-18 If All Your Friends Jumped Off a Cliff
• 09-09-18 The Rights Revolution
• 10-07-18 Trust^2 (Trust Squared)
• 10-14-18 Living the Inspired Life
• 11-04-18 Dedicated to Healing and Greatness
• 11-11-18 As I Would Have Them Be
• 12-09-18 Chanukah - The Eternal Light
• 12-16-18 Every Day Can Be Like Christmas

2017 - 27 videos
• 01-08-17 Why We Gather on Sundays
• 01-15-17 Evolving Our Concept of Body
• 01-22-17 You Are the 100th Monkey
• 01-29-17 The Way Water Flows
• 02-12-17 Siding with Freedom
• 02-26-17 The Top 1%
• 03-12-17 CMC’s 30th Birthday
• 03-19-17 St. Patrick - From Slave to Savior
• 04-02-17 The Holy Trinity
• 04-09-17 Ministers of God
• 05-07-17 The ACIM Experience
• 05-07-17 Choosing the 2nd Place / Thoughts on Leadership
• 06-04-17 Senior Señor / Turning 65
• 07-02-17 Cruelty and the Illusion of Separation
• 07-09-17 America as a Spiritual Experiment
• 07-30-17 The Lawns of Heaven
• 08-06-17 . . . Goes with Me Wherever I Go
• 09-10-17 Join the Healing Team
• 09-17-17 Mind Only Experience (MOE) or Mind Affects World (MAW)
• 10-01-17 Is the Time of Learning Over?
• 10-08-17 Living in the Time of Christ
• 10-15-17 Impossible Situations and New Abilities
• 10-22-17 On Earth As It Is In Heaven
• 11-12-17 Making the Last Judgment
• 11-26-17 The Healers Receive the Gratitude
• 12-03-17 Purpose – With Worth, Beauty, and Certainty
• 12-24-17 Words for Christmas Eve

2016 - 12 videos
• 01-03-16 A New Year from the Time of Christ
• 02-07-16 Going Against the Sickness and Death Lobby
• 02-14-16 What’s Love Got To Do With It?
• 04-10-16 Which World Changes (2016 Conference Finale - adult content)
• 05-01-16 Viva Las Vegas
• 05-29-16 The Gloriousness of Our Greatness
• 07-03-16 Independence
• 08.07.16 Don’t Be Conflict Averse
• 08.21.16 Healing All Relationships
• 10.02.16 The Challenge of Growth
• 11.06.16 The Challenge of Change
• 12.04.16 Depend on Miracles

As a counselor, Rev. Tony bring a wealth of life experience and especially expertise in open relationship. He is an out bisexual, polyamorous person – a lifestyle for which he has been a spokesperson,  for over two decades. He approaches all this through the ACIM teaching lens of Special Relationships versus Holy Relationships. He also has extensive knowledge and decades long experience in the mental health and wellness fields, and leads groups in a mental health, self-help discipline name Recovery International. He approaches his counseling sessions with great empathy and humor. Counseling can be done in person (if local, in the San Francisco area) and by phone (if not local). Rev. Tony works on a sliding fee schedule between $50 and $80 per session. Call or email for more information: