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 and Internship 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

As part-time Spiritual Direction Program Coordinator, Joni works on promoting the program, enrolling and advising students, hiring and coordinating faculty and mentors, and program administration. She is a real asset as we start our Unity Spiritual Direction program in the fall of 2021


 Rev Indira Huerta, MAT - Registrar

Indira Huerta serves as Registrar for Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. She has been a member of Unity Temple on the Plaza since 1998. She 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.



 Rachel Gaither - Assistant Registrar

Rachel supports the UWSI Registrar, Rev. Indira Huerta, as well as UWSI students and instructors with data entry. Rachel has been with Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute since 2020.




 Erin Morse - Education Assistant

Erin provides management and administrative support to Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. Erin has been with USWI since 2021.