People remember him as deeply spiritual and at the same time fun loving, spontaneous and practical, a down-to-earth person who loved to talk to people from every walk of life. He founded The Summit Lighthouse under the direction of El Morya in 1958, and served with his wife Elizabeth until his ascension in 1973. He is now known as Lanello.
Fondly known as Guru Ma or simply Mother, Elizabeth Clare Prophet was the beloved spiritual leader of The Summit Lighthouse (1963-2009). Her great desire was to share a spiritual path that would take true seekers, in the tradition of the masters of the Far East, as far as they could go to meet their true teachers, the Ascended Masters.