UWSI Staff 

Rev Diane Venzera, MEd – Director of Resources, Services and Events            

Diane is an ordained Unity Minister (2007), Licensed Unity Teacher and Certified Spiritual Educator. Diane has served the Unity Movement as an educator, trainer, consultant and curriculum developer for over 20 years. Her primary work includes mentoring instructors in online course development, accelerated learning and online course implementation. She is also responsible for working within the Blackboard Learning Platform in order to provide an interesting, engaging and interactive format for the online Ministerial and SEE courses.



Rev Ray Nelson, MDiv - M&RS Student Advisor, Internship Facilitator and LUT Path Facilitator

Ray is a  2011 graduate of Unity Institute. He was the associate minister at Unity of Minneapolis from 2011 – 2013 and served as senior minister at Unity of Louisville from 2013-2019. Ray is currently, the spiritual leader at Unity of St Paul in Minneapolis, MN. He is currently the Vice President of the Great Lakes Unity Regional Board and co-chair of the Regional Conference team.




Rev Pamela Parker, MS e-learning Instructional Designer (consultant)

Pami is an ordained Interfaith minister (2008 - The New Seminary, NY, NY). She has served in the Unity community for over 40 years. Pami has been an enthusiastic and creative learning & development professional for the past 20 years. Her talents and strengths include the design and delivery of organizational learning initiatives and integrated talent management solutions including coaching, mentoring, on-the-job experiences, and classroom and technology-enabled learning. 




 Joni Lorraine - Spiritual Direction Program Coordinator

Joni manages all aspects of our spiritual direction program. She educates others about our program and spiritual direction in general. She enrolls and supports our students, hires and coordinates faculty and mentors, and provides general oversight of the curriculum. Joni is also a trained spiritual director who has been with Unity Worldwide Ministries since June 2021.




 Rev Indira Huerta, MAT - UWSI Coordinator

Indira Huerta serves as UWSI Coordinator for Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. Since May of 2021, Indira works with the UWSI staff, faculty, students, and prospective students to ensure excellent educational experiences for all. She acts as an advisor, trainer, and supervisor as part of her varied responsibilities. She has been a member of Unity Temple on the Plaza since 1998. Indira is a New Thought minister, having trained with Rev Dr Temple Hayes at ILLLI. Indira is also a Oneness Blessing Giver, spiritual advisor and educator, Reiki healer, Master, and teacher, Shamanic practitioner, massage therapist, yoga instructor, and budding metaphysical mystic. She runs her own school for people seeking to step into their personal divine powers and develop their natural psychic abilities. She has a bachelor's degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in teaching.


Juli Boyd - Enrollment Coordinator

Rev. Juli Boyd is an active Itinerate pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church for almost 20 years. She pastor’s Power of Faith A.M.E. Church in Kansas City Missouri. Juli has a Bachelor of Science in Business from National American University and is currently matriculating through Saint Paul School of Theology to earn her Master of Divinity.  Juli is a Safe-Conversations facilitator (communication strategist), she worked in adult education as the lead instructor of Upper Room of Kansas City, Missouri for 10 years, and is a retired Police Officer out of Compton, California. Her experiences in life are vast. She loves to travel, paint paintings and make jewelry.



 Rachel Gaither - Student Accounts Coordinator

Rachel supports the UWSI Enrollment Coordinator, as well as UWSI students and instructors with data entry. Rachel has been with Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute since 2020. Rachel is also beginning her role with Services, Resources, and Events, working with youth ministry. She will split her time between both roles beginning March 1. 




 Erin Morse - Education Assistant

Erin provides management and administrative support to Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. Erin holds a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Theatre. Erin has been with USWI since Oct. 2021.