Making a positive difference

Home Office Staff by Department

The central 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. (Photo: Deborah Frownfelter and Steve Colladay)


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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 Education 816.434.6860
Marti Hayes, Senior Executive Assistant of Education 816.434.6861
Shirley Kennedy, Licensed Teacher Coordinator 816.434.6862
Lynn O'Dell, Credentialing Coordinator 816.434.6843
Xiomara Malagon, Worldwide Support Specialist
Claudell County, Chair of Ministry and Leadership Studies (Consultant)
For Youth & Family Ministry, contact Cathy Christy 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

Cathy Christy, Ministry Skills and Board Coordinator 816.434.6841
Carrie Kenyon, Ministry Employment Coordinator 816.434.6846 (Part-time)
Steve Colladay, Ministry Expansion Coordinator (USA including Puerto Rico, Canada only) 816.434.6866 (Part-time, Mon-Tues)
Toni G Boehm, Ministry Skills Coordinator,

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 Cline at or Deb Ball at

Bruce Verkruyse, Vice President/Chief Operating and Financial Officer 816.434.6811
Suzy Forrester, Administration and Finance Coordinator 816.434.6812
Cecilia Holman, Accounting Coordinator 816.434.6813
Deb Ball, Event Planning Coordinator 816.434.6836
Kim Cline, Events Assistant 816.434.6837
Kevin Forrester, Facility Coordinator 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 Production Coordinator 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
Andrew Waggoner, Media Development Specialist 816.434.6833
Laura Carl, Graphic Designer 816.434.6845
Emmanuel "Manny" Stone, Technology Support Coordinator 816.434.6830

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


Alphabetical list of staff

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