The home office staff of Unity Worldwide Ministries works to support ministers, ministries, credentialed leaders, regions, the Board of Trustees and ministry teams. We are your partners in ministry. Our varied departments represent the breadth and depth of the tasks required to keep Unity’s spiritual communities focused and growing.
General contact information
Main phone 816.524.7414
Mail to: Unity Worldwide Ministries, PO Box 610, Lees Summit MO 64063
Ship to: Unity Worldwide Ministries, 401 SW Oldham Parkway, Lees Summit MO 64081
As Unity Worldwide Ministries staff, we:
- Provide a central place for you to contact for resources, tips and encouragement.
- Facilitate minister placement.
- Develop communications vehicles such as the web, videos, social networking, publications, branding materials and our annual convention.
- Implement standards of credentialing for ministers and licensed teachers.
- Create products for ministry development such as the Transformation Experience, Enlightened Leaders, Thriving in Unity and Power of Prosperity programs.
- Produce curriculum and education products for all ages, including small group ministry.
- Provide ministries with administrative tools including bylaws, and ministers with pension opportunities.
- Guide the development of new ministries.
- Foster the production of uplifting, affirmative music.
- Organize the ministry teams and their meetings for our governance.
- Support all who contact us with prayer, etc.
Photo: Kim Shawd and Friend
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Education, Leadership and Ministry Development
Areas of responsibility include programs, resources and support for visionary education, leadership and ministry development. Includes curriculum, licensed teachers, youth & family ministry, teen ministry, Next Generation, small group ministry, Transformation Experience (pilot program), Enlightened Leaders. This department also is responsible for programs, resources and support for international leadership and ministry development (study groups, new ministries).
Deborah Frownfelter, Vice President Education, Leadership and Ministry Development DFrownfelter@unity.org 816.434.6860
Marti Hayes, Executive Assistant, Education, Leadership and Ministry Development Marti@unity.org 816.434.6861
Claudell County, Chair of Ministry Studies CountyCH@unityonline.org
Kathryn Kellogg, Children's and Family Ministry Coordinator Kathy@unity.org 816.434.6869
Jane Simmons, International Teen Ministry Coordinator Jane@unity.org 816.434.6872
Shirley Kennedy, Licensed Teacher Coordinator Shirley@unity.org 816.434.6862
Bernadette Swanson, Education Editor Bernadette@unity.org 816.434.6868
Xiomara Malagon, Worldwide Support Consultant Xiomara@unity.org
Steve Colladay, Ministry Expansion Coordinator (USA including Puerto Rico, Canada only) Steve@unity.org 816.434.6866
Grace Magaña, Expansion Assistant Grace@unity.org 816.434.6865
Minister and Ministry Services
Areas of responsibility include credentialing of qualified candidates; facilitating ministry employment; supporting alternative ministries; and developing programs and materials for ongoing support of Unity professionals and spiritual communities, including peacemaking and transitional support, and ethics review. (Note: Send info for announcements, milestones, death notices, change of address, etc. to email@example.com.)
Carl Osier, Vice President Minister and Ministry Services Carl@unity.org 816.434.6840
Cathy Christy, Executive Assistant, Minister and Ministry Services Cathy@unity.org 816.434.6841
Toni G Boehm, Volunteer Coordinator Peace Skills and Transitional Ministry Support, Toni@unity.org
Lynn O'Dell, Director of Credentialing 816.434.6843, Lynn@unity.org
Cecilia Holman, Credentialing Coordinator Celia@unity.org 816.434.6844
Joann Landreth, Director of Ministry Employment Services Joann@unity.org 816.434.6846
Richard Mekdeci, Sacred Music Resources Consultant Richard@unity.org 816.434.6845
Administration and Finance
Areas of responsibility include administrative and human resources support for the home office staff, including the volunteer program and building maintenance; pension administration; tax consultation for ministers and spiritual communities; processing orders and payments. If you live in the Kansas City area, we welcome your volunteer assistance. Please contact Connie Waitley at Connie@unity.org.
Bruce Verkruyse, Vice President/Chief Operating and Financial Officer Bruce@unity.org 816.434.6811
Bud Mosley, Director of Facility Operations Bud@unity.org 816.434.6816
Susan Velasquez, Temporary Information Technology Coordinator Susan@unity.org 816.434.6814
Myra Moore, Accounts Receivable and Insurance Coordinator Myra@unity.org 816.434.6813
Connie Waitley, Building Manager/Receptionist Connie@unity.org 816.434.6801
Suzy Forrester, Accounts Payable and Order Coordinator Suzy@unity.org 816.434.6812
Areas of responsibility include communications among home office staff and with the association members at large; producing high-quality marketing products for our member communities; managing the Unity Identity Project (branding); and hosting events that provide networking and educational opportunities for Unity professionals (annual convention, music conference).
Kris Preud'homme, Vice President Communications Kris@unity.org 816.434.6871
Debbie Allen, Communications and Branding Coordinator Debbie@unity.org 816.434.6831
John Lombardo, Media Specialist John@unity.org 816.434.6838
Debbie Ball, Director of Event Planning Deb@unity.org 816.434.6836
Kim Shawd, Event Planning Coordinator Kim@unity.org 816.434.6837
Joanna Carrell, Graphic Designer Joanna@unity.org 816.434.6834
Areas of responsibility include the overall directional leadership of the home office staff to accomplish the mission of our association in coordination with the Board of Trustees, ministry teams and the association membership at large and the cultivation of alliances and relationships with other organizations and individuals who support the mission and vision of Unity Worldwide Ministries.