Making a positive difference

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 focuses on:
•    credentialing Unity ministers, licensed teachers and youth educators;
•    working with churches to hire ministers and working with ministers to be hired by churches;
•    ongoing training for Unity leaders, boards and lay people;
•    creating resources for youth and family ministry;

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 Project. 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


Diane Venzera

Mary Masters
2013-2014Julie Armour
2012-2013Jim Lee
2011-2012David McArthur
2010-2011Julie Montague
2009-2010Marilyn Muehlbach
2008-2009Dan Holloway
2007-2008Pat Williamson
2006-2007Roger Goodwin
2005-2006Juan Enrique Toro
2004-2005Argentina Glasgow
2003-2004Clare Austin
2002-2003Diane Sickler
2001-2002Richard Mantei
2000-2001Sharon Connors
1999-2000John Strickland
1998-1999Jimmie Scott
1997-1998Norma Iris Rosado
1996-1997Joel W. Baehr
♦1929-2013Martha "Pat" Barker
1994-1995Alan Rowbotham
1993-1994Edie Skalitzky
1992-1993R. Scott Sherman
1991-1992Nancy Neal
1990-1991V. Stanford Hampson
1989-1990Maya Brandenberger
1988-1989Jim Rosemergy
1987-1988Larry Swartz
1986-1987Marshall "Max" Lafser
1985-1986Jay Dishman
1983-1985 (2 terms)
♦1930-1988Jack Barker
1982-1983Ruth Mosley
1981-1982David McClure
1980-1981Jack E. Boland
♦1924-1992Bernard Dozier
1978-1979Paul C. Barrett
♦1927-2001Joyce Kramer
1976-1977James C. Lewis
♦1927-1991Robert L. Stevens

Dorothy M. Pierson

Grover Thornsberry
♦1921-1992Glenn Mosley
1971-1972Phillip M. Pierson
1970-1971Johnnie Colemon
1969-1970William W. Helmbold
♦1915-1997Mary L. Kupferle
♦1916-2003Charles A Neal