A positive path for spiritual living

Speakers List

Immediately below are the people on this list. Please scroll down for bio, contact and area information for each. 


Revs. Stew or Hillary Bittman, LUT's, Spiritual Leaders, Interfaith Ministers
Rev. Bob Brach
Rev. Margie Brach
Teresa Burton, LUT, Ministerial Student
Rev. Dinah Chapman
Linda Davidson
Cindy Farris, LUT
Patricia Haller, LUT, Spiritual Leader
Rev. Cherie Larkin
Rev. Dave Lyman
Rev. DeeAnn Weir Morency
Rev. Hal Milton
Rev. Sonya Milton
Rev. Phil Pierson
Ron Salazar, LUT
Rev. Karen Schindler
Rev. Larry Schneider
Rev. Alyzsa Van Til
Rev. Irene Whitmore


Stew or Hillary Bittman
LUT's, Spiritual Leaders
Based in South Lake Tahoe
bittmanbliss@att.net
Stew and Hillary are the Spiritual Leaders at Unity at the Lake in South Lake Tahoe, CA. One or the other could be available on a Sunday.

Rev. Bob Brach
Minister, Unity in Action
Based in Sacramento
209-484-3272
rwbrach@gmail.com
Bob was ordained in 2009 with Unity Institute's Masters in Divinity. He was a regular speaker at several ministries in Missouri and hosts "Unity Classic Radio: Words from Our Past". Bob teaches SEE and Unity Basics classes throughout the WCR and facilitates workshops on The Rhetoric of Charles Fillmore. He will speak individually or co-speak with his wife, Rev. Margie Brach. 

Rev. Margie Brach
Minister, Unity in Action
Based in Sacramento
209-765-9085
margiebrach@gmail.com 
Margie was ordained in 2007 and does guest speaking, teaching and workshops. She has spoken throughout the West Central Region, the Midwest, and at Unity of New York. Her special passion is to empower young adults (under 40) working toward Unity licensing or ordination by co-teaching required SEE courses with them. She served Unity Worldwide Ministries as Director of Credentialing from 2007 to 2012. She will speak individually or co-speak with her husband, Rev. Bob Brach. 

Teresa Burton
LUT, 3rd Year Ministerial Student
Based in San Francisco / SF Bay Area
415-661-6352
t.burton.sf@gmail.com
Teresa is an LUT serving Unity San Francisco (Bush Street) and a ministerial and religious studies student at Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. She was fortunate to be among the final students at Unity Institute & Seminary and had the great fortune to study in residence at Unity Village last year. Back in San Francisco and completing her studies online, Teresa is available to speak throughout the Bay Area.

Rev. Dinah Chapman
Associate Minister, Unity Church of San Leandro
925-998-8847
dinahsings@gmail.com
www.dinahchapman.com
Rev. Dinah graduated from Unity Institute and Seminary with a Masters in Divinity and was ordained in 2016. Her home church is Unity Church of San Leandro in the Bay Area. She served as a Licensed Unity Teacher, song leader, workshop leader and prayer chaplain prior to becoming an ordained minister. She is also a singer/songwriter and enjoys singing at Unity churches regionally and nationwide. She enjoys sharing positive, life-affirming music and a message that uplifts the soul and transforms lives. Her latest CD, Rivers of Living Waters, can be found on iTunes and CDBaby.com. She can be contacted for singing special music or speaking or both. She is also open to doing house concerts and teaching classes. 

Linda Davidson
Ministry Consultant, Workshop Facilitator, Speaker
Based in Sacramento
916-315-1953
ldavidson@starstream.net
Linda is a Consultant Guide with the Unity Transformation Experience Program. She has an MS degree in Counseling with an emphasis in organizational development and many years of consulting and training experience. She has worked with a variety of Unity churches and given a workshop for the West Central Region. The focus of Linda's work is in creating strong committed church communities, enlightened leaders, effective boards and teams, and strategic planning. Linda comes recommended by Rev. Michael Moran, formerly of Spiritual Life Center, and Rev. Mary Masters, Unity of Buffalo.

Cindy Farris
LUT, Interfaith and Religious Science Minister, Religious Science Practitioner
Based in the Sacramento area
cjfarris1954@gmail.com
Cindy J. Farris is a Licensed Unity Teacher, as well as an Interfaith and Religious Science minister and a Religious Science Practitioner. She served as church administrator for Clarity Academy of Spiritual Arts, a Religious Science church in Sacramento for 2-½ years. As former Adult Education Director at Unity of Sacramento, education has always been her passion, and is reflected in her teaching style as a speaker. In that role she implemented a strong adult education program. She still serves as a classroom teacher in California public schools and continues to teach spiritual education classes at local Unity churches.


Patricia Haller
LUT, Spiritual Leader
Based in the Grass Valley and Clear Lake areas
hallerpatricia@yahoo.com
Patricia is the Spiritual Leader at Unity Clear Lake Center and an LUT at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center (Grass Valley), where she often speaks.

Rev. Cherie Larkin
Minister
Based in the Sacramento area
615-364-1964
cherievh828@gmail.com
Cherie Larkin is an international teacher for the advancement of prosperity. Widely recognized for her uniqye and powerful interpretation of spiritual principle, Cherie has led thousands through the Spirit-awakening work proven to transform lives and generate abundance. She is one of the most listened-to voices for building wealth consciousness for your life or for your ministry. Ordained by Unity School of Christianity, Cherie served 14 years as Senior Pastor at Unity of Nashville. Originally part of Unity of Sacramento, Cherie is happy to have "come home" to the Sacramento area where she is developing an internet ministry. In her signature Wealth Builder Training offered at www.cherielarkin.com, Cherie has created a collection of the most powerful wealth-building spiritual principles. Her Sunday messages include a single Sunday of "Prosperity Proficiencies for You" or she can offer a Prosperity series over 2-3 consecutive Sundays. Cherie holds a degree in Finance from CSU, Sacramento, and an MBA. She hosted "What Successful People Know" on Unity.FM. She is President of Strategic Action Ministries, her spirit-based fund raising company, which has successfully raised over $10 million for Unity ministries throughout the nation.

Rev. Dave Lyman
interfaith Minister, Life Teachings
Based in the Sacramento area
916-335-5216
tigger1@surewest.net

Dave was ordained in 2005 and recently finished many years as Assistant Minister of Chaplaincy at Spiritual Life Center. He and his wife Rachel facilitated the successful Wednesday night program, “Interfaith Connection,” which was an exploration of faith traditions and music throughout the world. He is available for speaking and workshops and brings a humorous, down home style that is spiritually based. Please click here if you would like to check out videos of Interfaith Connection services. You can also reach this by going to the SLC website, scrolling to the bottom, then clicking the Vimeo link.


Rev. DeeAnn Weir Morency
Interfaith Minister
Based in the Oakland/Berkeley/East Bay area
510-356-8464
revdeeann@gmail.com
Rev. DeeAnn is an ordained Interfaith Minister and Agape Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, most recently serving as Assistant Minister at Unity San Francisco (Bush). She also teaches classes and workshops there and at other Bay Area Unity churches. Her unique integrative approach to authentic, inspired living is grounded in the teachings of New Thought/Ancient Wisdom and Universal Spiritual Principle. She has a private practice, A Radiant Joy, is a Spiritual Counselor and Mentor, retreat faciliator, teacher, wedding officiant and speaker, and is affiliated and collaborates with Unity Worldwide Ministries, One Spirit Learning Alliance, Centers for Spiritual Living, and Agape International Spiritual Center.

Revs. Hal and Sonya Milton
Ministers
Based in Napa
707-258-0999
hmilton@insideoutunity.net
smilton@insideoutunity.net
http://www.insideoutunity.net
Hal and Sonya have an alternative Unity ministry, InsideOut Ministries, based in Napa. Hal is also a faciliator in non-violent communication, and Sonya is was most recently the minister at Unity San Francisco and the Regional Judicatory Representative. 

Rev. Phil Pierson
Minister
Based in the Reno area
dpbest@sbcglobal.net
Rev. Phil Pierson began his ministry at the Unity Church in Seattle, Washington, establishing Unity ministries in Bellevue, Everett and Bellingham, WA. He then led the ministry in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he and his wife and co-Minister, Dorothy, built the beautiful Unity Church at Diamond Head. In 1967, they moved to what was then Christ Unity Church in Sacramento, CA, (now Unity of Sacramento) serving there for 35 years and helping to establish many new Unity centers throughout Northern California. The Piersons broadcast their inspiring television show, The Best Is Yet to Be, for over 25 years, interviewing hundreds of leaders on the cutting edge of spirituality, including Buckminster Fuller and Drs. Carl Simonton, Deepak Chopra, Larry Dossey and Norman Shealy. Most recently, Rev. Pierson served as Vice President of Education at Unity Institute, Unity Village, MO. He has recently published The Metaphysics of Buckminster Fuller, How to Let the Universe Work for You! His newest book, The Twelve Freedoms, will be published soon as well.

Rev. Phil has recently moved from Sacramento to Reno, where he is focusing on completing his latest book. He is available to visit, speak and lead workshops at your Ministry. He looks forward to seeing you and reconnecting with his Unity family. To invite Rev. Phil to your center, he can be reached at dpbest@sbcglobal.net

Ron Salazar
LUT
Unity of Walnut Creek
ronjohn56@yahoo.com
Ron’s talks are based in Unity Principles, speaking to our expression of our Christ Potential as Jesus Christ, our wayshower did. His main references are Unity leaders such as the Fillmores, Eric Butterworth, Emily Cady, and James Dillert Freeman, along with Jesus. He draws much from his own life experiences and those of well-known people, which lends his talks to “Practical Spiritual Growth". Ron also teaches classes and workshops at Unity of Walnut Creek on a variety of topics, including his Spring 2017 series on Spiritual Prosperity.


Rev. Karen Schindler
Minister
Based in Auburn/Sacramento area
530-888-6489
iwishupeas@aol.com
Karen is Co-Minister with her husband, Mark, at Unity of Auburn. She has an ML degree in Adult Education and is certified in Appreciative Inquiry. She also offers workshops on Appreciative Leadership for church boards. Feel free to contact her about guest speaking or to discuss types of training she offers and availability.

Rev. Larry Schneider
Minister
Based in Carson City / Reno area
775-782-7280
larryschneider46@aol.com
Until recently, Larry served as Senior Minister at Unity of the Sierra since his ordination in 2002. He is currently a member of the WCR Board, has been a guest speaker at other Unity ministries, and has taught classes and presented workshops for SEE, Asilomar and other retreats and conferences. Larry is a master at adult education and his students consistently describe him as delightful, mystical, fun-loving, caring and light-hearted. Larry's greatest joy comes when he helps others discover their True Self. His favorite course, A Mystic's Journey, is one he created and designed to help students reach their highest state of spiritual well-being (that of becoming a mystic). Larry is available for Sunday lessons, classes and workshops.

Rev. Alyzsa Van Til
Minister, Speaker, Teacher
Based in the Windsor/Santa Rosa area
707-838-3858
vantil1936@comcast.net
Alyzsa is a former Associate Minister at Unity Palo Alto and has spoken in the recent past at the Ukiah, Clear Lake and Santa Rosa churches, among others. She often teaches classes and workshops at Unity of Santa Rosa. 

Rev. Irene Whitmore
Minister
Based in the Manteca area
209-647-4291
revirene@sbcglobal.net
Irene has served Unity on the Delta (now Unity Center for Inspired Living in Brentwood) and Unity Spiritual Center of San Jose, and often guest speaks at Unity of Stockton. Your webmaster has heard her speak at San Jose many times. She gives a solid Unity talk, often drawing from her own experiences, which makes her message intimate, interesting, moving and meaningful.