DiscoveryBound’s Compass program is a one-year opportunity for Christian Science teens in high school, focused on spiritual exploration and connection with Christian Science peers.

Do you ever try to listen for God’s voice, but you’re not sure if you’re hearing it? Or do you love Christian Science and wish you could discuss it more with your peers? If so, join Compass!

What to Expect

Compass Study

  • Three in-person retreats in different locations around the country
  • Hour-long web hangouts once a month
  • Monthly themes to explore together

Topics You’ll Explore

  • Self-image
  • Time management
  • Relationships
  • How to talk about CS
  • Global issues
  • Dealing with drugs & alcohol
  • Effective prayer
  • CS toolkit

Program Takeaways

  • Moral and spiritual compass
  • Great group of friends
  • Two awesome adult Guides ready to support you
  • Spiritual toolkit that will help you reach out to God and listen for guidance in return

What is Compass?


Should you register?

Compass spans one school year and is for Christian Science youth in 10th–12th grades. The registration period opens mid-March for the following school year and closes mid-August. Participants can reapply to attend multiple years, if desired. It’s a group of teens – like you – working together and exploring more about listening to God’s voice!

Meet the 2019-2020 DB Compass Guides

Katie Duntley
Hi everyone! My name is Katie Duntley and I’m from Maple City, Michigan! Henry and I are thrilled to be joining the Compass team this year as guides, and we can’t wait to start getting to know all of you.

I’m originally from St. Louis, MO where I attended the Principia School and Principia College. I’m a lifelong Christian Scientist, and I’ve had the opportunity to work with teens in a Christian Science atmosphere for over a decade at Camps Leelanau and Kohahna up in northern Michigan. I now live and work there as the Program Coordinator for the Leelanau Outdoor Center, which is the outdoor center that runs on camp property during the school year. When I’m not working, I love to travel and have had many wonderful opportunities to experience new cultures around the world, as well as in our own backyard here in the United States.

I am so excited about being a part of the Compass program this coming year. Every summer at camp, campers and counselors alike are always looking for ways to keep up their commitment to Christian Science and feel that divine inspiration throughout the year back home. Compass is the perfect way to do that! I’m really looking forward to creating a nurturing community where each of us can work together to tackle big questions and better understand our relationship with God. What better way to learn about God than with a dedicated group of like-minded people by our side!

Henry Busch
Hello everybody! My name is Henry Busch and I am so excited to meet you as a Compass Guide alongside my good friend K-Dew. She’ll probably introduce herself as Katie Duntley, or some absurd name like that, but I’ll only refer to her as K-Dew. And she’s awesome.

Anyways, I’m currently living in Seattle, Washington working for a design-build construction company. I grew up in Dallas, Texas and would escape the summer heat by going to Camp Leelanau in northern Michigan. I’ve spent the last six summers working there as a counselor, getting to spend 8 weeks surrounded by some incredible people. I love the feeling of summer camp and would crave that feeling of being with and connecting to a bunch of Christian Scientists year-round. I went to a high school of 3,000 and there were only two other Christian Scientists, so I desired that feeling that camp gave me, year-round. My high school self is super jealous about this program. He would’ve jumped all over this. K-Dew and I are looking forward to hanging out with you all, going on some incredible retreats, and discovering more about our own relationship to God!

Shepherd, show me how to go...I will listen for thy voice.
– Mary Baker Eddy

Are you currently a Christian Scientist entering the 8th grade or know someone who is? If so, you are invited to learn more about DiscoveryBound’s National Leadership Council program. If you’re interested in year-round teen, adult and family events, DiscoveryBound Outreach is for you!

Questions? See FAQs. You can also email or call 888.416.7348 x137

This program is generously underwritten by the Asher Student Foundation and other partners.