"In 1932, in the midst of the Depression years, the founder of Sunrise Ranch, Lloyd Arthur Meeker was living in Nashville, Tennessee. He was twenty-five years old at the time. For three successive nights he wrote and, as he reported later, the room filled with a silvery cloud. Through his writing came answers to questions that had been in his mind and heart for many years. It astounded him that the answers didn’t come from anything separate from him, but from a reality that dwelt deep within him.
That time marked the beginning of a spiritual movement that Lloyd Meeker named Emissaries of Divine Light. For the next thirteen years, Lloyd Meeker traveled across the United States and Canada, teaching, writing and doing vibrational healing work. He was known to those who joined his work as Uranda... In April 1940, Uranda met Martin Cecil, a son of English nobility who had established a cattle ranch in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. Martin shared Uranda’s vision of spiritual transformation. The two men found in each other a deep friendship and agreement in the work they carried on together.
"With Uranda’s passing in a plane crash in 1954, Martin assumed primary responsibility for the leadership of Emissaries of Divine Light and for Sunrise Ranch. Until his death in 1988, Martin wrote prolifically; designed many of Sunrise Ranch’s major structures, such as the Dome, Pavilion and Administration Building; and under his leadership the body of Emissaries grew to well over 4,000 members..
- International Emissary Trustees of Emissaries of Divine Light: Maureen Waller, Hugh Duff, Marilyn Manderson, Phil Richardson, Ruth Buckingham, David Karchere and Jane Anetrini. 
Resources and articles
- Sunrise Ranch History organizational web page, accessed April 30, 2018.