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Here is the 2018 Memorial Service video from the 2018 June convention. For passings since the prior convention, see Transitions below.

Employment and Status Changes

6/21/2018

Rev Alden Studebaker will begin as the minister at Unity Christ Center in Eau Claire, Wisc., on Aug 1, 2018.

6/7/2018

Rev Marge Brown’ s last day at Unity Spiritual Center North Central Florida, Fruitland Park, Fla ., was May 31, 2018. Rev Monica Driscoll was hired as their transitional minister starting June 1, 2018.

Rev Judy Elia is the new minister at Unity of the Keys, Key West, Fla., starting on Aug 1, 2018.

Rev David J Seibert has been hired as the minister at Unity of Quincy, Ill., effective as of April. He was born and raised in Quincy and has associated with Unity of Quincy since its early days in the 1980s.

 

5/24/2018

With much gratitude for her four years serving at Unity Center of Davis, Calif., Rev Robyn Plante will be leaving as minister to answer the call to write, teach, and spend time with family this year. Her last Sunday will be June 10, 2018.

Rev Blair Tabor [Revblair@unitysandiego.org ] and his wife Meredith are retiring on June 23, 2018, from Unity San Diego, Calif., after 30 years. Congratulations, Blair and Meredith! Thank you for your years of devoted service and may you enjoy a rewarding and relaxing retirement.

 

4/26/2018

Unity of Tustin, Calif., has hired Rev Steve Colladay as their full-time Transitional Specialist. April 19, 2018, was his first day.

After 12 years at Unity in Marin, Novato, Calif., Rev Bill Englehart is leaving to see what is next on his life’s journey. His last day will be June 1, 2018.

Kathleen Kerswig, LUT , is the new spiritual leader at Unity Church of Central Massachusetts, Worcester, Mass., as of July 1, 2018.

After 13 years, Rev Cheryl Rohret resigned from Unity Spiritual Life Center in Yakima, Wash. April 29, 2018, will be her last day. Although sad to leave, she announced that she is following her guidance to offer more services to the Northwest Region as Regional Rep and Transitional Specialist.

Neal Worthington, LUT , is the new spiritual leader at Unity of Payson, Ariz., as of April 10, 2018.

4/12/2018

Rev Laura Barrett Bennett has been hired as the new minister at Unity of Bon Air, Richmond, Va., effective July 15, 2018.

Rev Jill Carey is the new minister at Unity of Wimberley, Texas, effective April 1, 2018. They have also hired Kit Holmes (RScP) as an associate spiritual leader.

Rev Anne Hickey has a new evolving alternative ministry, Empower Life Ministries, Melbourne, Australia.

Rev Aubree-Lynn Maugeri (CSL ) is the new spiritual leader at Unity of Sheboygan, Wisc. , effective May 1, 2018.

Rev Brandon Nagel’s last day at Unity Church of Overland Park, Kansas, was April 3, 2018.

Rev Suzi Schadle (CSL ) is the new spiritual leader at Unity of Sarasota, Fla., effective March 1, 2018.

Unity Spiritual Truth Centre, Melbourne, Australia, has dissolved.
 

3/14/2018

Robert Bright is the spiritual leader for Unity of El Cajon, Calif., as of Feb 28, 2018.

Rev Shad Groverland is co-minister with his father Rev Jack Groverland at Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center, Boulder, Colo. , effective Feb 1, 2018.

Ron Hestand is the spiritual leader for Unity Center in Leavenworth, Kansas, as of Mar 7, 2018.

Rev Daybree Thoms will be the new minister at Unity of Wichita, Kansas, starting May 1, 2018.

Seth Waleryszak is the spiritual leader for Unity of the Seacoast, Dover, N.H., as of Feb 11, 2018.
 

3/1/2018

Rev Mary Linda McCall resigned from Unity Church of Jackson, Mich., effective Dec 31, 2017. They are appreciative of her loving, selfless service and her dedication to the ministry. She is surely missed.

Revs Pat and Les McClelland have been hired as the new co-ministers at Unity Church of Anderson, Ind., effective Feb 1, 2018.

Rev Paul John Roach is retiring as senior minister of Unity Church of Fort Worth, Texas, after thirty years of service on Mar 4, 2018. Paul will continue to serve on the board of Unity World Headquarters, [ http://www.unity.org/about-us/unity-leaders ] host his weekly World Spirituality [ http://www.unity.fm/program/WorldSpirituality ] show on the Unity Media Network and devote more time to his writing. His ongoing email is pauljohnroach@yahoo.com.

Rev Brian Walker is the new minister at Unity Five Cities, Arroyo Grande, Calif., effective Mar 1, 2018.
 

2/15/2018

Rev John Beerman has been hired by Unity of Medina, Ohio, effective April 1, 2018.

Rev Dinah Chapman is the new senior minister at Unity of Tri-Valley (UTV), Dublin, Calif. Her first Sunday celebration service will be on Feb 18. UTV spiritual family looks forward to continuing to co-create, now with Rev Dinah, a loving and supportive community where we learn, grow, and express ourselves spiritually as a source of light, hope, and peace to all.

Cindy Farris is the new spiritual leader for Unity Church of Modesto, Calif., effective Feb 1, 2018.

Marla Mason is the new spiritual leader for Unity of Bellevue, Wash., with a start date of Jan 7, 2018.

As of October 1, 2017, Rev Shawn Moninger was hired as staff minister of Unity of New York, New York City, N.Y., (co-ministering with Britt Hall, Spiritual Director) while continuing to serve as senior minister of Unity Center of Norwalk, Conn.

Jay Mulkey is the new spiritual leader at Unity Church of Boerne, Texas, starting on Feb 7, 2018.

Matthew Starcher resigned from Unity of Southeastern Ohio, The Plains, Ohio , effective Feb 4, 2018. He is following the direction of his heart in further service to Unity.”

Rev Lori Fleming is the new Minister of Pastoral Care at Unity of Phoenix, Ariz. Rev Lori’s start date is March 5, 2018.

Rev Paul Tenaglia is the new minister at Unity Community on the Hill, Washington, DC. [ http://www.communityonthehill.org / ] They are very excited that he is starting on March 1, 2018. Paul’s first Sunday Celebration Service will be on March 4, 10 a.m., so if you’re in the area, come on over.

Rev Jimmie Scott started as the minister at Unity Church of San Antonio, Texas, on Nov 1, 2017.
 

2/1/18

Rev Heidi Alfrey ’s last day at Unity in Chicago, Ill., was January 31, 2018. While a part of her heart will always be in Chicago, she is looking forward to the warmer clime of Ft Lauderdale, Fla., where she will serve as associate minister with a CSL ( Centers for Spiritual Living) ministry.

1/18/2018

Marty Bacher is the spiritual leader at Unity of Charlotte, N.C., effective Dec 24, 2017.

Florence “Flossie” Ernzen , licensed Unity teacher/spiritual leader of Friends of Unity, Plymouth, Mich., retired in mid-October 2017. She was part of a dedicated group of Truth students who pioneeredFriends of Unity in 2010. Friends of Unity is continuing its vibrant service to the community with wonderful guest speakers.

Rev Carole Mahaffey [revcaroleunity@gmail.com ] (ordained 1997) is retiring from Unity of East Louisville, Ky., (UEL) with a Celebration Service on Jan 28, 2018. She served churches in Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky. Carole founded UEL in August 2002 and led the church to purchase their building and grounds. She will be moving to Lexington, Ky., to be with her children and grandchildren and plans to launch a healing ministry, Spirit Rising Ministries.

Rev Paul Tenaglia ’s last day at Unity of Bellevue, Wash., was on Jan 7, 2018
 

1/4/2018

Rev David Old has been hired as the minister at Unity Spiritual Centre, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, effective Dec 3, 2017.

Lydia Singleton is the spiritual leader at Unity of Appleton, Wisc., effective Dec 1, 2017.

On February 11, 2018, Rev Sherrie Taylor-Jones will celebrate her last service with Unity of Lawrence, Kansas, as their minister. She has completed her 2-year contract with this community and is looking forward to relocating back home to Florida.
 

12/7/17

Unity of Ann Arbor, Mich ., is happy to announce that Rev Patrice Bittner is their new senior minister, starting Dec 1, 2017. Their former spiritual leader, Sonja Carico, retired effective Nov 30, 2017.

Rev Sandra Butler will be the transitional minister at Unity Church of Greater Rochester, Rochester, N.Y., starting in January 2018.

Rev Victoria Etchemendy retired from The Unity Center, West Linn, Oreg., on Nov 30, 2017. She had served there for over 27 years. Victoria has served ministries in Illinois and Oregon since 1980. Congratulations on your retirement and thanks for being a strong advocate for our children and intergenerational ministry!

Rev Bob Uhlar (2002) is the new minister at Unity of Tampa, Fla., effective Jan 1, 2018. Bob’s wife, Rev Carla Golden (2002), will serve as a part-time volunteer.

Rev Barry Vennard will be the transitional minister at Unity of Las Vegas, Nev., starting Jan 15, 2018.
 

11/22/17

Rev Michael Korpan will be joining Rev Jan Little who is serving at Unity of Fox Valley, Batavia, Ill., effective Jan 1, 2018. They will co-minister starting on that date.

11/09/17

On Jan 1, 2018, Rev Clive Delaporte will start as the new minister at Unity of Fort Myers Spiritual Center, Fort Myers, Fla.

Rev Ann Frances is the senior minister at Unity Church of Tidewater, Virginia Beach, Va., effective Nov 1, 2017. Her last day at Unity Church of Greater Rochester, N.Y., was Oct 15, 2017.

Rev Roxanne Graves has been chosen as the minister at Unity on the Space Coast, Titusville, Fla., effective Nov 19, 2017. Her last day at Christ Church Unity, Orlando, Fla., was Nov 5, 2017.

Rev Farolyn Mann began her two-year contract as minister with Unity Church in Rockport, Texas, on Oct 1, 2017.

Barbara Winter Martin will be retiring as the spiritual leader of Unity Spiritual Center of Central Minnesota, Sartell, Minn ., effective Dec 31, 2017.

Rev Daybree Thoms has resigned as minister with Unity of the Keys Spiritual Center, Key West, Fla., a result of housing displacement following Hurricane Irma. Her last Sunday is Nov 12, 2017. She is grateful for this exceptional spiritual community and a first year of ministry filled to overflowing. Daybree and her husband, Denny, will be traveling throughout the remainder of this year, listening to Spirit for her next steps.
 

10/26/17

Rev Judy Beach has completed her contract as minister with Unity Spiritual Center of Corpus Christi, Texas. Her last Sunday was Sept 24. She is filled with gratitude and will be taking a moment of renewal, actively listening to Spirit for her next steps.


Rev Grace Caputo is the new minister at Unity Center of Clinton, Iowa. Her start date was Oct 1, 2017.

10/12/17

Unity Grand Valley, Grand Junction, Colo ., is a new church and is looking for speakers (licensed Unity teachers or ministers) for 2018. Please contact Debi at info@unitygrandvalley.org or 970.260.9714.

With gratitude for all who contributed to its founding and holding a vision of success at another time, spiritual leader Peter Finger LUT announced that Unity of the Great Plains, Sioux Falls, S. Dak., closed as of Sept 6, 2017.

9/28/17

Rev Elizabeth Thompson announced her retirement from her position as senior minister of Unity of Sarasota, Fla . This takes place the end of January 2018. She is holding the High Watch for the right and perfect minister to lead this beautiful, powerful, and loving congregation forward. Officially she will be an "unassigned" minister available to teach, serve and celebrate her beloved Unity Movement at large.

Rev Michael Schoonover is the new minister at Unity Way Church in Vista, Calif. Michael was previously the associate minister. His start date will be Nov 1, 2017.

Rev Jennifer Sacks has left Unity of Gainesville, Fla. effective October 5, 2017. She will be starting a new adventure as the senior minister at Unity Atlanta in Norcross, Ga. on November 1st.

9/14/17

Rev John Beerman’s last day at Unity Spiritual Center of Clemson/Anderson, Pendleton, S.C., was June 30, 2017.

Unity Chapel, Southgate, Mich., honored Rev Virgil Brewer with a retirement party in April to celebrate his 40 years as their senior minister. Rev Virgil retired on Dec 31, 2016, is writing a book, and is available for guest speaking. Rev Anita Graham began as minister on January 1, 2017. Revs Virgil and Anita served together for several months to provide a smooth transition. Thank you, Virgil and Anita, for your service and dedication to the Unity Way of Life!

Rev Kathleen Flynn’s last day at Unity of Roseburg, Oreg., was June 25, 2017.

Rev Pamela Reynolds’ last day at Unity Way Church, Vista, Calif., will be Oct 31, 2017.

Rev Ric Schumacher is the new minister at Unity Chapel of Light, Tallmadge, Ohio, as of Sept 1, 2017.

Rev Juan Enrique Toro resigned from Unity of Fredericksburg, Va., at the end of June.

8/17/17

Mendhi Audlin , LUT, has been named the spiritual leader of Unity of the Foothills at Red Rock, Morrison, Colo., effective August 1.

Rev Don Foster resigned from Unity of Greater Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, after 11 years of dedicated service. His last Sunday was August 13, 2017.

Rev Jennifer Sacks has accepted the senior minister position at Unity Atlanta, Norcross, Ga., effective Nov 1, 2017.
 

8/3/17

Rev Terry Dearmore recently retired after 21 years of ministry. Rev Terry graduated with the class of 1996 and served the last 10 years with Unity Center of Peace in Northern Virginia, Centreville, Va . (formally Unity Church of Chantilly) He now resides in York, Pennsylvania. We celebrate his service and affirm the best for his next adventure in ministry which is yet to be revealed.

Rev Helice Greene is stepping away after 35 years in field ministry; 10 years at Unity of Fairfax, Oakton, Va., then 25 at Unity of Oak Park, Ill. She is not sure what is next, but says, “I am putting on a new set of tires for the next 100,000 miles.” We celebrate with Helice and send blessings for whatever new endeavors are in her future.

Rev Michael Jamison has resigned from Unity Church of Christianity, Topeka, Kansas, after 28 years in ministry, and now works in Silent Unity. The Topeka church is now a guest speaker church. Contact Michael at unitytopeka@yahoo.com if you would like to guest speak. Compensation for meditation and lesson at the 11:00 a.m. service is $150.

Rev Karen Tudor has accepted the position of Sr Associate Minister at Unity of Houston, Texas, effective October 1, 2017.
 

7/20/17

Rev Dan Landis will be the senior minister of Unity of Harrisburg, Enola, Penn., starting on July 30.

6/8/17

Rev Doug Duerr’s last day at Unity Bay Area Houston, League City, Texas, was July 9. He will start at Unity Worldwide Ministries in August.

Rev Doris Lewis , who served Unity of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, since 2004, retired in April 2017. We bless Doris as she embarks on a new chapter in her life, with gratitude for her service and devotion.

Rev Donna Little is engaged as the minister at Unity in the Olympics, Port Angeles, Wash., effective June 1, 2017.
 

5/25/17

Rev Gloria Holt is retiring from Unity of Southeast Kansas City, Mo., on July 1, 2017. The Board of Directors has designated Randy Fikki as their spiritual leader upon Rev Holt's retirement. Best wishes, Gloria, for your next adventures in living!

Rev Karen Tudor will be leaving Unity of New Braunfels, Texas, effective June 29. She has served there for 13 years and after a period of rest expects to enter into church ministry in the fall. Her specific future plans are developing and will be announced when they are complete. Rev Sondra von Gyllenband will be temporary minister starting July 1.

Rev Patty Williams will start as the minister at Unity of Salem, Oregon, on July 24. Her last Sunday as associate minister at Unity Minneapolis, Minn., is June 25.

5/11/2017

As of May 9, Rev Sophia Ellen Falke is no longer minister at Unity Center in the Valley, Las Vegas, Nev.

4/27/2017

Rev Deidre Ashmore is retiring from Unity of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, effective April 30, 2017. We wish her success on her new adventures.

With great joy Unity Church of the Hills, Austin, Texas, announces hiring Rev Brian Grandon and Rev Kristen Preud'homme (soon to be Grandon) as co-ministers beginning on July 18, 2017.

4/13/2017

Rev Brian Grandon announced with deep love and appreciation for everyone at Unity Church of El Cajon, Calif., that he was following the leading of Spirit to move on to the next chapter of what is his to do. The annual Church at the Lake Celebration on May 21 will be his last day.

Rev Charline Manuel retired from church ministry on March 30, 2017, after 22 years of serving as senior minister of Unity Center of Miami, Florida. Charline says she is retiring from church ministry, but looks forward to serving the Unity movement and churches as guest speaker and facilitator of One Accord Board Trainings and Retreats based on her book, The Power of One Accord.

Paul Patterson, the spiritual leader for Unity Church of Modesto, Calif., recently announced he would be retiring at the end of May.

Rev Ron Palumbo is the new minister at Unity Christ Church in St Louis, Mo . They welcome you to join them at his first Sunday on Easter Sunday, April 16.

Rev Michael Perrie has joined Rev Myra McFadden and the staff of Unity of Kansas City North, Mo., as associate minister.

3/16/2017

Licensed Unity teacher Laurie Brandt was heartily welcomed as the new spiritual leader of Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, Savage, Minn., in February 2017.

Rev Juhlie Fancher is no longer with Unity of Springfield, Ill., and has retired from full-time ministry, effective March 4, 2017. Thank you, Juhlie, for your years of service to the Unity movement, especially your work on the UWM ministry teams and board.

Rev Bruce Kellogg is the new minister at Unity of Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He will be starting on April 11, 2017.

Rev Christine McFarland is the new minister at Unity of the Black Hills, Rapid City, South Dakota.

2/16/2017

Betty Bennett, LUT, is the new part-time spiritual leader of Unity Center of the Desert, Yuma, Ariz. Betty will start on March 17, 2017.

Rev Julie Vance is retiring from Unity of Palmyra, Penn., on April 30 after 25 years and taking some time for rest and renewal and to discern where Spirit is leading next. Thank you, Julie, for your sharing your guidance and wisdom! May your retirement be fruitful.

1/19/2017

Elizabeth Barca, licensed Unity teacher, is the new spiritual leader of Unity Spiritual Center of Morris County, Boonton, N.J. The ministry was delighted to have her start on Jan 1, 2017.

Rev John Considine is the new minister at Unity of London, Ontario, Canada, as of Jan 8.

Rev Judith Marshall was hired as the minister of Unity Spiritual Center, Albuquerque, N. Mex., on August 25, 2016.

Rev Marty Newman started on Jan 8 as the new minister at Unity of Port Richey, Fla.

1/7/2017

Rev Rose Houston was hired as Pastoral Care Minister at Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, Girard, Ohio, effective October 1, 2016.

Anchor Transitions

In memory of Unity notables (or family of). List is retained from June 1 through May 31 of each year.

6/21/2018

Rev Mary Linda McCall made her transition recently. She had served Unity Church of Jackson, Mich., until Jan 1, 2018, been associate minister at Detroit Unity Temple, and taught at Renaissance Unity. She was an amazing teacher of Truth with a powerful prayer consciousness. Rest in peace, beloved friend. Viewing: June 25, 4-8 p.m., Swanson Funeral Home (North West) [ http://www.swansonfuneralhomes.com/location/3422 ] Service: June 26, 10 a.m., Detroit Unity Temple http://www.detroitunity.com /

6/7/2018


Rev Robbie Fahnestock (2003) made his transition peacefully on May 29, 2018. He served ministries in Calif. and Wash. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sat, June 16, at Seattle Unity. [https://seattleunity.org/] ContactAnnie Christensen, anniec@seattle.org or 206.622.8475 x125, for more information.
Thank you, Robbie, for your service and laughter.

Rev Alan Rowbotham passed on June 2, 2018. He was the senior minister at First Unity Spiritual Campus, St Petersburg, Fla., 1992–2005. He and his late wife Rev Kathryn taught at Unity School of Christianity, Unity Village, Mo. They served for several years at Unity of Roanoke, Va. Alan also led ministries in Ohio. He blessed Unity Worldwide Ministries on several ministry teams and the board (chair, 1993-94). Alan encouraged many to go into ministry. Thank you, Alan, for your life of service. Please send your prayer support to Celeste Shimamura.

5/10/2018

Elena Iglesias, LUT, passed on April 22, 2018. She served as a prayer chaplain and teacher at Unity on the Bay, Miami, Fla. Originally from Havana, Cuba, and Venezuela, she was an author, poet, narrator, translator, journalist, animal lover, and spiritual teacher.

James “Scotty” Scott , LUT, passed on April 26, 2018. Also known as the Loud Poetry Guy, Scotty was active at Unity Renaissance of Chesapeake, Va., inspiring many with his creative teachings. Condolences may be sent to his wife Sharon [ stlaferty@aol.com] and youngest daughter Lily [L_scott0042@aol.com]. A GoFundMe account [ https://www.gofundme.com/help-james-quotscottyquot-scott039s-family ] has been set up to help with medical expenses and to fly Lily in from the Air Force for his memorial.
 

4/26/2018

Rev Kathryn Anderson (ordained 1978) passed on April 5, 2018. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=kathryn-anderson&pid=188803912 Kathryn served Unity communities in Canada: Hamilton, Victoria, Montreal, and Vancouver. A memorial service will be held at St James Episcopal Church in San Francisco, [http://www.stjamessf.org/] April 28, 1 p.m. A gathering in memory of her 17 years of service will also be held at Unity of Vancouver, [http://www.unityofvancouver.org/ ] April 29, 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kathryn's memory to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. Condolences to her daughter Susanna Rodriguez [ Susannamarie7511@gmail.com ].

Rev Cameron P Bailey [https://www.arbormemorial.ca/highland-scarborough/obituaries/mr-cameron-pearson-bailey/18379/] passed on April 20, 2018. One of the founding members (1979) of the Association of Unity Churches (Canada), he helped several churches in Canada and was a founding member of Unity Christ Centre of Truth, Etobicoke, Ontario. In 2016 Cameron received the Unity Canada Northern Light of God Expressing Award. Condolences may be sent to Mrs Ruby Bailey c/o Unity Christ Centre of Truth. Donations will also be gratefully accepted at: Unity Christ Centre of Truth, PO Box 10012, Westway Centre Post Office, 1735 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke, ON M9R 4E2. Visitation and funeral at Highland Funeral Home, Scarborough, ON. [ https://www.arbormemorial.ca/highland-scarborough/obituaries/mr-cameron-pearson-bailey/18379/Events]

Sarah Edington, LUT, made her transition on March 22, 2018. She served atUnity Spiritual Center of Albuquerque and Unity Spiritual Center East Mountains, Edgewood, N. Mex. She was the life partner of James Walker. We are grateful for her many years of sharing Unity’s teachings.

Beryl Rogers, longtime licensed teacher at Unity Church of Rochester, Mich., made her transition on April 17, 2018. She was a founding member ofUnity Church of Rochester and had just celebrated her 85 th birthday. She requested to have her ashes spread at Unity Village. Condolences may be sent to her daughter, Robin Auten, at 6975 Hollow Corners Rd, Almont, MI 48003.

4/12/18

Rev Mildred (Millie) Perdue made her transition on April 1, 2018. She was 100 years old. Millie served in Olympia, Wash. We are grateful for her consciousness of prayer and her life as testimony to Unity’s teachings.

3/14/2018

Rev Melsadie Dawkins from the United Kingdom made her transition on March 5, 2018. She was ordained in 2010. She was one of six delegates who came from the UK to the 2016 convention. Melsadie was a special leader and will be deeply missed. Condolences can be sent to her family at melsadie.dawkins@btinternet.com .

3/1/2018

Rev Yves Lafontant made his transition on Feb 17, 2018. Yves was a long-term minister atUnity of Lehigh Valley, Emmaus, Penn., and Unity of Montreal, QC, Canada. Condolences may be sent to his wife Johanne Levesque-Lafontant, 103 Seigniory Ave, Pointe Claire, Quebec H9R 1J6. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation [ https://fondationlakeshore.ca/ ] and West Island Palliative Care Residence. [ http://residencesoinspalliatifs.com/en/ ]

2/15/2018

Rev Paul Myron Tyman , 94, (ordained 1988) died peacefully surrounded by family on Feb 6, 2018. He co-ministered with Rev Marj Britt at Unity of Walnut Creek, Calif. Paul facilitated 12-Step retreats but was best known for his 5-day silent retreats based on the work that he did with Father Thomas Keating at Snowmass, Colo. Services are pending. Condolences to the family can be emailed to Rev Marj Britt. [ Dr.Marj_Britt@cox.net]

2/1/18

Rev Nancy Roldan Molina's mother , [ nancyroldanmolina@gmail.com email ] Stella Molina de Roldan, made her transition on Jan 17, 2018. She was surrounded by her beloved family when she passed way. Rev Nancy leads the ministry Centro Unity Senderos de Luz y Paz in Cali, Colombia, South America . We surround Nancy and her family in prayers of support and comfort during this time.

Rev Frank Karl Munkel , [ https://gallery.mailchimp.com/deb14c68d6c710511d1f548b2/files/38a07ab8-e6ca-49d4-a143-1f942173e191/FrankMunkelObituary.pdf ] husband of Rev Louise Munkel, died Nov 22, 2017. He became an ordained Unity minister in 1981. Mrs Munkel became an ordained Unity minister in 1982, and together they co-ministered churches in Lincoln, Neb., and Newport News, Va. Condolences can be sent to Karl’s daughter Gail Harmon, [ harmonize@bellsouth.net] 5052 Martinique Drive, Naples FL 34113.

1/18/2018

Rev Eunice Chagnon (ordained 1979) made her transition on Jan 2, 2018. Her memorial service is Jan 20, 12:30 p.m., at Unity Church of Madison, Wisc., where she served 1985-1989. [ http://www.unityofmadison.org/ ] She also served ministries in Ohio and Indiana. We bless Eunice for her loving guidance and support of all who attended the ministries where she served. Condolences can be sent to the church. [ minister@unityofmadison.org ]

Rev Mavis (Avis) Hylton passed away on Jan 11, 2018, in Kingston, Jamaica. She was semiretired, but kept serving at Unity of Jamaica in Kingston and teaching classes to students training through Unity National School Jamaica. She was ordained in 2010. She was loved by all in the community of Unity in Jamaica.
 

1/4/2018

Rev Jack Poole , beloved husband of Rev Susan EngPoole, [ sengpoole@yahoo.com] passed on Dec 24, 2017. He served ministries in North Carolina, Illinois and Kentucky. Jack's Celebration of Life will be Jan 11, 6 p.m., at Unity of Louisville. [ http://www.unityoflouisville.org /] For Jack's life story and donations in lieu of flowers, see www.EngPooleAssociates.ecwid. com . We hold Rev Susan in prayers of comfort and joyful remembrance, and bless Jack on his next adventure.

12/7/17

Rev Joseph Wolpert made his transition on Nov 24, 2017. In addition to his self-named alternative ministry, he had served on the faculty at Unity School of Christianity, on the L&O ministry team, and at a ministry in Calif. Joe was grounded by his deep faith. Condolences may be sent to his daughter Rachel Mancini. [ racheljoymancini@gmail.com] Joe’s memorial service is Dec 9, noon, at Harrison United Methodist Church, Pineville, N.C. [http://harrisonchurch.org/directions/]

The memorial service for Rev Carolyn L Crane will be Dec 10 at Unity Christ Church, Mobile, Ala. [https://www.facebook.com/UnityOfMobile] Visitation at noon followed by Celebration of Life at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Building & Renovation Fund of Carolyn’s beloved church. She is one of a few Unity ministers to serve in the same ministry for over 40 years. Sign online guestbook. [ http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary.aspx?n=carolyn-crane&pid=187318020 ]

11/22/17

Rev Carolyn L Crane, founder/senior minister for 42 years of Unity Christ Church of Truth, Mobile, Ala., made her transition on Nov 13, 2017. Her family extends profound thanks for the prayers sent during this time. We know she was eased into her new life experience on waves of love. Plans for a Celebration of Life service will be announced later. Send condolences to her daughterRev Christy Hancock.[ clhancock58@gmail.com]

10/26/17

Rev Ena Fay “Claire” Grierson-Thomas , wife of Rev Vernon Thomas, [ revvernon@gmail.com] made her transition on Oct 15, 2017, in London, England. Claire was a beloved wife, minister, and teacher. She had served as the director of Unity National School-UK. She was especially appreciated by our Unity students in Montego Bay, Jamaica. We hold her family in our prayers for support and comfort.

8/31/17

Louise Hay , author (You Can Heal Your Life), speaker, publisher (Hay House, Inc.), made her transition on Aug 30, 2017, at age 90. Many of us in the New Thought movement have been blessed by her words and her work. The service in honor of Louise Hay will be a private and intimate event. Your donations are welcome to the Hay Foundation.

8/3/17

Rev Janet Manning passed on Aug 1, 2017, surrounded by the love of husband Rev Wayne and daughter Lynn. Janet and Wayne were together for 39 years. Janet penned “I Am Free, I Am Unlimited” and other Unity songs. She served ministries in: Ohio (Columbus), and with Wayne in Calif. (Sacramento, Auburn). Send condolences to wayne@acecoachtraining.com. Thank you, Janet, for blessing us all with your music and your Light.

6/22/17

Kathy Eliasen , longtime LUT, associated with Unity Church of Nanaimo, BC, Canada, made her transition surrounded by family and friends on May 28, 2017. We hold Kathy in our hearts with gratitude for all she has done to share the Unity message. We surround her family and friends in love and comfort.

3/2/2017

Rev Philip Nicola made his transition on Feb 21, 2017. After ordination in 1968, he had served ministries in California, Arizona and Missouri. We hold his daughter Claire Nicola Oakley (cnoakley@hotmail.com) in our prayers for comfort, and we bless Philip in his ongoing spiritual journey. Thank you, Philip, for your service to the Unity movement.

2/2/2017

Al Adams , LUT, passed away on Jan 20, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Feb 18 at Unity of Palm Harbor, Fla.

Rev Argentina Glasgow passed on Jan 27, 2017. She servedWest Side Unity Church, Detroit, Mich. (1991-2), and also Detroit Unity Temple, as senior minister and co-minister from 1992-2005. She served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Unity Worldwide Ministries (2003-4). Argentina was a powerful, faith-filled minister, teacher and friend. Services will be held Feb 4, 3 p.m., at Leevy's Funeral Home, Columbia, S.C.

1/7/17

Rev Linda Babbish made her transition on Christmas Day. Ordained in 1974, Linda lovingly served at Unity Village Chapel, Mo., Warrensburg, Mo., and Corpus Christi, Texas. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Jan 14, 2017, at Unity Church of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Mich. Messages of support can be sent to her husband George at kjbabbish@line.com.

Topic: Memorials