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
Use the Contact Us form
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: Deborah Frownfelter and Steve Colladay
Click on names below to see individual profiles
Visionary Research, Development and Training
Areas of responsibility include programs, resources and support for visionary education, leadership and ministry development. Includes curriculum, licensed teachers, alternative ministries, 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, Executive Director of Visionary Research, Development and Training Deborah@unity.org 816.434.6860
Marti Hayes, Executive Assistant, Visionary Research, Development and Training Marti@unity.org 816.434.6861
Shirley Kennedy, Licensed Teacher Coordinator Shirley@unity.org 816.434.6862
Steve Colladay, Ministry Expansion Coordinator (USA including Puerto Rico, Canada only) Steve@unity.org 816.434.6866
Xiomara Malagon, Worldwide Support Consultant Xiomara@unity.org
Claudell County, Chair of Ministry and Leadership Studies (Consultant) CountyCH@unityonline.org
For Youth & Family Ministry, contact Carl Osier in Field Ministry and Minister Services.
Field Ministry and Minister Services
Areas of responsibility include credentialing of qualified candidates; facilitating ministry employment; youth & family ministry, teen ministry, and developing programs and materials for ongoing support of Unity professionals and spiritual communities, including ministry skills and transitional support, and ethics review. (Note: Send info for announcements, milestones, death notices, change of address, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Carl Osier, Executive Director of Field Ministry and Minister Services Carl@unity.org 816.434.6840
Cathy Christy, Executive Assistant, Field Ministry and Minister Services Cathy@unity.org 816.434.6841
Carrie Kenyon, Ministry Employment Coordinator Carrie@unity.org 816.434.6846
Lynn O'Dell, Credentialing Coordinator Lynn@unity.org 816.434.6843
Cecilia Holman, Executive Assistant of Credentialing Celia@unity.org 816.434.6844
Toni G Boehm, Ministry Skills and Transition Ministry Support Consultant (currently volunteer position), Toni@unity.org
Administration and Finance
Areas of responsibility include administrative and human resources support for the home office staff, including building maintenance; pension administration; tax consultation for ministers and spiritual communities; processing orders and payments; and hosting events that provide networking and educational opportunities for Unity professionals (annual convention, music conference). If you live in the Kansas City area, we welcome your volunteer assistance. Please contact Kim Shawd at Kim@unity.org or Deb Ball at Deb@unity.org.
Bruce Verkruyse, Vice President/Chief Operating and Financial Officer Bruce@unity.org 816.434.6811
Suzy Forrester, Accounting Coordinator Suzy@unity.org 816.434.6812
Deb Ball, Event Planning Coordinator Deb@unity.org 816.434.6836
Kim Cline-Shawd, Executive Assistant to Administration and Finance/Events Kim@unity.org 816.434.6837
Kevin Forrester, Facility Specialist Kevin@unity.org 816.434.6816
Communications and Technology
Areas of responsibility include communications among home office staff and with the UWM members at large via e-newsletters, online journal and our website; producing high-quality marketing products for our member communities; managing the Unity Identity Project (branding); and overseeing the volunteer program.
Kris Preud'homme, Executive Director of Communications and Technology Kris@unity.org 816.434.6871
Debbie Allen, Communications Coordinator Debbie@unity.org 816.434.6831
Jacquie Lenati, Media Specialist Jacquie@unity.org 816.434.6838
Joanna Carrell, Graphic Designer Joanna@unity.org 816.434.6834
Bernadette Swanson, Editor Bernadette@unity.org 816.434.6868
Connie Waitley, Communications Specialist Connie@unity.org 816.434.6801
Diana Kennedy, Technology Consultant Diana@unity.org 816.434.6814
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.