Unity Worldwide Ministries History

The Association of Unity Churches was created in the mid-1960s to serve the needs of the churches and ministers throughout the movement.

As the Unity movement was growing, it became increasingly complex to manage the needs of the field ministries. In the mid-1960s, Unity School of Christianity suggested that Unity ministers form a group to support the work of the churches. This resulted in better services for the churches and ministers.

Our organization overarching/ongoing services include:

  • Progressive, transparent, frequent and interactive communication through multiple mediums
  • Education, CE credits, credentialing 
  • Employment services for ministers and ministries
  • Expansion and alternative ministry support
  • Leadership training and development for boards, ministry teams, etc.
  • Administrative support/consulting – HR policy, IRS, pension, manse, etc.
  • Ministry Skills (formerly Peace Skills) consultations and ethics peer review
  • Events – Convention, Winter Meeting, IYOU, Youth & Family Ministry training, ministry team meetings, consultant trainings
  • Marketing of UWM’s services and products to the field

The formation of the Association of Unity Churches created two major organizations within the movement─the Association being the lesser-known. In 2011, the Association of Unity Churches International adopted the Unity Identity Program. As a result, we changed our name to Unity Worldwide Ministries. This focus on the Unity brand is uniting and strengthening our movement, making us more easily recognizable to the general public.


A history of Unity

"Development of Unity Worldwide Ministries" article  by Tom Thorpe


Tim Alderman
♦2015-2016

 

 

 

 

 

Diane Venzera
♦2014-2015

 

 

 

 

Mary Masters
♦2013-2014

 

 

 

 

Julie Armour
♦2012-2013

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Lee
♦2011-2012

 

 

 

 

 

David McArthur
♦2010-2011

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Montague
♦2009-2010

 

 

 

 

 

Marilyn Muehlbach
♦2008-2009

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Holloway
♦2007-2008

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Williamson
♦2006-2007

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Goodwin
♦2005-2006

 

 

 

 

 

Juan Enrique Toro
♦2004-2005

 

 

 

 

 

Argentina Glasgow
♦2003-2004

 

 

 

 

 

Clare Austin
♦2002-2003

 

 

 

 

 

Diane Sickler
♦2001-2002

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Mantei
♦2000-2001

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Connors
♦1999-2000

 

 

 

 

 

John Strickland
♦1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmie Scott
♦1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

Norma Iris Rosado
♦1996-1997

 

 

 

 

 

Joel W. Baehr
♦1995-1996
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Martha "Pat" Barker
♦1993-1994

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Rowbotham
♦1992-1993

 

 

 

 

 

Edie Skalitzky
♦1991-1992

 

 

 

 

 

R. Scott Sherman
♦1990-1991

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Neal
♦1989-1990

 

 

 

 

 

V. Stanford Hampson
♦1988-1989

 

 

 

 

 

Maya Brandenberger
♦1987-1988

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Rosemergy
♦1986-1987

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Swartz
♦1985-1986

 

 

 

 

 

Marshall "Max" Lafser
♦1984-1985

 

 

 

 

 

Jay Dishman
♦1983-1984
♦1982-1983 (2 terms)

 

 

 

 

Jack Barker
♦1981-1982

 

 

 

 

Ruth Mosley
♦1980-1981

 

 

 

 

 

David McClure
♦1979-1980

 

 

 

 

 

Jack E. Boland
♦1979-1980
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Bernard Dozier
♦1977-1978

 

 

 

 

 

Paul C. Barrett
♦1977-1978
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Joyce Kramer
♦1975-1976

 

 

 

 

 

James C. Lewis
♦1974-1975
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Robert L. Stevens
♦1972-1973
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Dorothy M. Pierson
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Grover Thornsberry
♦1968-1969
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Glenn Mosley
♦1966-1967

 

 

 

 

 

Phillip M. Pierson
♦1965-1966

 

 

 

 

 

Johnnie Colemon
♦1964-1965

 

 

 

 

 

William W. Helmbold
♦1963-1964
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Mary L. Kupferle
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Charles A Neal

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