Making a positive difference

Home Office Staff by Department

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
FAX 816.525.4020
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.

Printable list in alpha order

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 816.434.6860
Marti Hayes, Executive Assistant, Visionary Research, Development and Training 816.434.6861
Shirley Kennedy, Licensed Teacher Coordinator 816.434.6862
Lynn O'Dell, Credentialing Coordinator 816.434.6843
Cecilia Holman, Executive Assistant of Credentialing 816.434.6844
Xiomara Malagon, Worldwide Support Consultant
Claudell County, Chair of Ministry and Leadership Studies (Consultant)
Teresa Accomando, Education Program Project Manager,
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

Carl Osier, Executive Director of Field Ministry and Minister Services 816.434.6840
Cathy Christy, Executive Assistant, Field Ministry and Minister Services 816.434.6841
Carrie Kenyon, Ministry Employment Coordinator 816.434.6846
Steve Colladay, Ministry Expansion Coordinator (USA including Puerto Rico, Canada only) 816.434.6866
Toni G Boehm, Ministry Skills and Transition Ministry Support Consultant (currently volunteer position),

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 or Deb Ball at

Bruce Verkruyse, Vice President/Chief Operating and Financial Officer 816.434.6811
Suzy Forrester, Accounting Coordinator 816.434.6812
Deb Ball, Event Planning Coordinator 816.434.6836
Kim Cline, Executive Assistant to Administration and Finance/Events 816.434.6837
Kevin Forrester, Facility Specialist 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 816.434.6871
Debbie Allen, Executive Assistant for Communications and Technology 816.434.6831
Jacquie Lenati, Media Specialist 816.434.6838
Joanna Carrell, Graphic Designer 816.434.6834
Bernadette Swanson, Editor 816.434.6868
Connie Waitley, Communications Specialist 816.434.6801
Diana Kennedy, Technical Support Assistant 816.434.6814

Executive Office

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.

Donna Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer,, 816.434.6821
Martin Dowman, Compassionate Social Action Consultant

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