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Congratulations to Our 2015 Honorees

The Light of God Expressing in Unity Award

Rev. Jackie Green, Youth & Family Minister

Jackie's personal mission statement: "To honor the past, celebrate the present, and vision the future." Much of Jackie’s life is focused on her personal family that miraculously continues to expand. 

Jacolyn Green, aka Jackie, has been a member of Unity since 1972. Beginning in 1973 as a volunteer with Unity youth, she evolved into serving as Youth Education Director and later Y.O.U. sponsor with her husband, Wayne. In 1979 she was hired by the Northwest Region of the Association of Unity Churches to serve as Youth Education Consultant (Y.O.U./Uniteens), a role that she continues to hold.

In 1981 she expanded her focus when she was hired as Director of Youth and Family Ministry at Unity Spiritual Center Spokane. In 1985 Jackie became a Licensed Unity Teacher, in 1993 she was certified as a Spiritual Educator (Director, Children, Uniteens and Y.O.U.) A graduate of the Association of Unity Churches Field Licensing Program, Jackie was ordained as a Unity Minister in 2004.

Jackie was born and raised in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Speech Therapy from Oklahoma College for Women in 1959, Jackie worked for Wichita, Kansas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma school districts, as well as Dr. John Boland Clinic as a speech therapist.

The Charles Fillmore Award

Rev. Patricia Bessey is a Unity minister, Master Prosperity teacher, seminar leader, church consultant, spiritual counselor, certified Peacemaker and Life Coach.

Before accepting her position at Unity of Greater Portland in 2011, Rev. Pat served as the co-founding minister with her husband Rev. LeRoy Lowell of Christ Unity Oceanside in Virginia Beach, Virginia. They served that ministry for 10 years before coming back home to Maine.

Since her return to Maine in 2008, Rev. Pat has served as the Church Consultant for Unity Worldwide Ministries Eastern Region.

Since her ordination in 1996 she has been in active ministry, serving as a congregational minister, a seminar presenter and consultant to many Unity ministries. She volunteers with Unity Worldwide Ministries as the Chair of the Standards Team and serves on the Credentialing Team.
Rev. Pat is committed to supporting others in becoming all that they have come here to be and to live a healthier, happier and more abundant life through sharing her thorough understanding of spiritual principles.

The Myrtle Fillmore Award

Reverend Muehlbach earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Denison University and graduated from Unity School of Christianity Ministerial Education Program in 1985. She moved to Coeur d’Alene, ID as minister of Unity Church of North Idaho where she served for 20 years. She served on the Development Committee and the Licensing and Ordination Committee for UWM, was certified as a Peace Worker by the Association’s Ministry of Peacemaking.  For seven years (from 1995-2002) she served as Regional Representative for the Northwest Region, on the Standards Ministry Team (Chair for 3 years) and on the Board of Trustees of the Association of Unity Churches (now UWM). She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village. She remains active in the Coeur d’Alene community where she has served as a hospice chaplain, as a member of Diakonia (a local interfaith group) and currently serves on the board of the Human Rights Education Institute.

“Believing that each of us holds the wisdom of wholeness, my passion is creating communities of people supporting and nourishing each other in the discovery of their spiritual strength, power and beauty. I believe that to bring this forth we, as members of a rapidly changing world, must live the values we teach, continually reaching for a higher expression of integrity and Truth that will allow us all to thrive in the 21st Century,” she says.


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