Mentoring Moments with Martha

Martha Creek interviews some of the talented and courageous people that mean a lot to her, that have been her teachers, and with whom she shares a special relationship.

Rev. Karen Lindvig

Rev. Karen Lindvig was ordained in 1984 and served ministries in Olathe, Kansas and Reno, Nevada before coming to Seattle Unity in 1990, where she has served for 30 years.

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Rev. Juan del Hierro

Rev. Juan del Hierro serves as Associate Minister at Unity on the Bay, in Miami, FL. His call and life purpose is “to passionately and boldly awaken the human family.” He does this through inspirational talks and workshops; meditations that touch the heart and awaken the mind; and his sacred activism.

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Rev. Mindy Tucker

Rev. Rev. Mindy’s holy purpose is to infuse connections with vibrancy. As a minister, she coalesces ideas of spiritual truth and communicates them in a way that inspires people to take positive action. Rev. Mindy has served as a catalyst of transformation for Unity communities since 2008, from her home church in Honolulu, to South Windsor, CT and now Wilmington, NC. She teaches. She preaches. She brings aliveness and joy to everyday living.

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Rev. Bill Marchiony

Rev. Bill Marchiony is a co-founder and Spiritual Director of New Thought Philadelphia. He has been a practitioner of Practical Healing Prayer since 2002. His spiritual studies began six years earlier, and he received ministerial credentials in 2011 and Doctor of Divinity in 2020 from the Emerson Theological Institute.

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Rev. Pamela "Pjae" Stanley

Reverend Pamela “Pjae” Stanley is Senior Minister of Harmony Spiritual Center, Fort Worth, Texas, and an ordained Inter-Faith ministerial graduate of Emerson Institute of Theology. She is a speaker, an author of a fiction series, and a singer performer who has lived and traveled throughout Europe, South America, and Asia.

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Rev. Linda Machesic

Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Preacher, Teacher. Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Master’s in Liberal Studies, and Ordination as Unity Minister from Unity Institute.

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Rev. Marty Newman

After working in six different "fields" and 25 seemingly unrelated jobs, a traumatic interruption in my life broke me open to begin my conscious spiritual search, which resulted in my being ordained a Unity Minister, 17 years ago.

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Rev. John McLean

Rev. John M. McLean is the Senior Minister at Unity of Nashville. Rev. John was previously the Director of the Center for Spiritual Living, in Los Angeles. Prior to his service there, beginning in 2010, he served as Senior Minister of Unity of Bellevue, Washington and as Associate Minister at Unity of Nashville, Tennessee.

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Cynthia Alice Anderson

Cynthia Alice is an inspirational, charismatic servant leader, gifted with a communication style that invokes response from others.

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Rev. Dr. Jerry Troyer

Rev. Dr. Jerry Troyer serves as Board President for ANTN (Affiliated New Thought Network), a membership organization of New Thought, Science of Mind and Unity centers and churches, as well as individuals. He is a staff minister at Om Center for Spiritual Living in the San Diego area, and works as the Director of Relationship Development for Urban Street Angels, an organization working to end youth homelessness in San Diego.

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Rev. Tracy Quillen

Rev. Tracey Quillen graduated with a Master of Divinity from Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute and received her ordination as a Unity Minister June 15, 2020. Unity has been her spiritual practice for nearly 30 years, serving as Chair of the Board of Directors, Prayer Chaplain, Uniteen Teacher, and volunteer in many capacities.

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Rev. Dr. Nickie Golden

Nickie Golden enjoys working with weaving together psychological and spiritual principles to incorporate into everyday life. A practicing psychologist, a former university professor, and a student of life, Nickie is dedicated to having fun and to experiencing joy.

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Elizabeth Longo

Elizabeth is passionate about supporting individuals and groups to dive deep and go beyond their stopping points to awaken to their full potential. She is an Ordained Unity Minister, Coach, Consultant, Spiritual Teacher, Yogi and Intuitive Healer.

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Rev. DeeAnn Weir Morency

A life-long spiritual seeker, Rev. DeeAnn serves as the Associate Minister at Unity San Francisco. She is a Unity Minister, Interfaith Minister, Agape Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, certified Q Coach and Reiki Master. Rev. DeeAnn is deeply passionate about the power of Unity’s teachings to change lives and Affirmative Prayer, Meditation and Shadow Work are the foundations of her healing ministry.

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Dr. Angelo Pizelo

Dr. Angelo Pizelo is President and Director of Emerson Theological Institute, where, according to Dr. Pizelo, "There's something for everyone at Emerson."

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Pam Grout

Pam Grout is the author of 20 books including New York Times Best-Seller, E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich, Art and Soul, Reloaded, and her latest book, The Course in Miracles Experiment: A Starter Kit for Rewiring Your Mind (And Therefore Your World). Her mission is changing readers’ perspective, shifting from problem state to possibility state. She lives from a practice and embodiment of her teachings and writings.

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Barbara L. Morgenstern

Barbara L. Morgenstern, attorney and former faculty member of Miami University’s journalism program and Cincinnati Post newspaper reporter. Trained in this wonderful craft of Memoir Writing at The Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, N.Y.

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Diane Czerwonka

Diane’s success in the Human Resources arena is paramount. During her 30 year tenure serving organizations, teams, and humanity, she stays committed to being the “human” in Human Resources. Her ever growing, expanding, wholehearted ways of being with other humans in very intense situations, loss, grief, change, legal matters, death, disease, harassment, and the myriad forms that rules and regulations require is extraordinary. Her commitment to serve with equality and justice for every level of the organization is a lighthouse for all.

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Alan Scherer

Alan has volunteered for more organizations than most people know exist. Over decades he has served Louisville events, non profits and compassionate Louisville initiatives that include: The Home of the Innocence, Unity of Louisville, Dreams with Wings, Deer Park Neighborhood Association and various charities. He has received The Bell Award for outstanding volunteerism work in the community; The Jefferson Medal of Freedom for Patriotic volunteerism; The AARP Real Possibility Faith Award for extraordinary volunteerism in faith communities; Mayor’s local awards for community service.

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David Dafoe

Dave is the founder and owner of Flavorman and has become one of the country's foremost authorities on flavor. He began his career with Fries & Fries, now known as Givaudan. In 1989 he accepted a position with Brown-Forman Corporation in Louisville, KY to head up the product development of a new Jack Daniels Country Cocktails line. After five years with the company in 1992, Dave began Flavorman, previously named Pro-Liquitech known as the "Beverage Architects". Flavorman has grown from a consultation firm to an international, full-service custom product development and ingredient supply company.

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Travis Darren Wilson

All About Travel is the result of the desire of its founder Darren Wilson to help those clients who entrusted him with their travel arrangements to create and have the best possible travel experience. They have access to a multitude of travel vendors and are able to access instant complete inventory of vendors which is pivotal in this constantly dynamic industry. Their goal is to help you see the world in a way that caters to your needs and goals!

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Rev. Sheree Taylor-Jones

Rev. Sheree is a consultant, speaker, and author. Her passion is to assist people in questioning their personal beliefs, assessing and analyzing if those beliefs are valuable or need to be changed, giving them permission to release beliefs which no longer serve them , and facilitate them in creating new empowering ones. She believes it’s in our ability to question our convictions that we are able to create personal transformation which leads to a collective shift in consciousness.

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Dawn Gee

Solving Childhood Suffering One Meal at a Time

When you are hungry, you can’t think of anything else! How can children focus on solving a math problem or being a positive force in the community when they are trying to ignore the persistent pangs of hunger? You may be able to survive without a home. You can live without a fancy car. But you cannot survive without food. Without proper nutrition, a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity are threatened. There are few things in human life that are more essential than Food.

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