Replay of Embraced:Fully interview with Daniel Alexander, Julie Dunsire, and John Nye

Watch the replay below of our interview with Daniel Alexander, Julie Dunsire, and John Nye.

Learn how Daniel Alexander found Christian Science while serving time for a crime he didn’t commit.  After release he then joined both a Christian Science branch church and the Mother Church in Boston, Massachusetts.

Our special guests for this interview are Daniel Alexander, Julie Dunsire, and John Nye.

About our guests:

Daniel Alexander was one of 16 children raised in a single-parent household by his mother in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Money allotted from the government was spent on drugs and alcohol, leaving the children to fend for themselves for basic necessities like food and clothing.

At a very young age, Daniel was taken from his mother and placed in foster care, where he spent many years incarcerated or in various homes for wayward youth. He eventually ended up in Jackson Prison at age 22 for homicide, a crime that he did not commit. It was there that he spent 47 years of his life, but it was also there that he was introduced to Christian Science and the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy. You can read about his experience in the April 2024 Christian Science Journal article entitled, “How I found the church — and it found me.

In 2020 Daniel Alexander walked out of prison a free man and walked into First Church of Christ, Scientist, Benton Harbor, one week later. He is a member of his branch church, as well as a member of The Mother Church in Boston, MA. He currently serves as an usher and on the house and grounds committee, works various landscaping jobs in the community and is attending Lake Michigan College where he majors in Communications and Social Relations. He hopes to serve as a mentor and lecturer to share his life lessons and help steer todays youth and those who have lost their way in a positive direction.

Julie Dunsire grew up with her two younger brothers in Hinsdale, Illinois. She attended Principia College where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Business Administration. It was there she met Scott, her husband of 37 years. After graduation, Julie worked in public relations and marketing before becoming a stay-at-home mom to raise four boys. In 1999, Julie became a full-time Practitioner of Christian Science, listed in The Christian Science Journal—but has taken time out to tend to the demands of her growing family. She met Daniel on the day of his first visit to the Benton Harbor Christian Science church in 2022. Julie’s article, “We saw him as a guest of God,” published in the April 2024 Journal, tells how she and her church welcomed Daniel. It’s a great read–not to be missed!

John Nye is a member of the Benton Harbor, Michigan Christian Science Church. He and his wife Sandra have been married for 60 years. They have two (twin daughters) and a son. He is currently serving on the board of his church. He graduated with honors from Michigan State University with a science degree in horticulture. He also served in the Air Force National Guard and retired as a 2nd Lieutenant. John first met Daniel in 2022 at church, and since then he and Daniel have developed a brother-like relationship. John also witnessed Daniel’s acceptance of membership into the Benton Harbor Christian Science Church. Then, in 2023, he also signed Daniel’s application to join The Mother Church and accompanied Daniel to last year’s Annual Meeting in Boston. You may remember they were both featured in a video shown during the session.

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