Meet Our Ministerial Candidates!

Save these dates because our candidates are coming!

Dec 7 – Revs. Jane & Gary Simmons, speaking at 9 & 11 am and facilitating a workshop at 1 pm, “Bringing the Shadow Into Light.”

Dec 14 – Rev. Steve Towles, speaking at 9 & 11 am and facilitating a workshop at 1 pm, “Embracing the Principles of Collaborative Leadership.”

Jan 4 – Rev. Teri Hawkins, speaking at 9 & 11 am and facilitating a workshop at 1 pm, “May the Bridges I Burn Light the Way!”

Rev. Dr. Gary Simmons is an ordained minister. In his 34 years of ministerial service he has pioneered three Unity churches, served on the Board of Trustees of the Association of Unity Churches International, and was Director of Peacemaking Services and Assistant Vice President of Integral Operations for Unity Worldwide Ministries. Dr. Simmons is author of The I of the Storm: Embracing Conflict, Creating Peace, a Unity bestseller now in its sixteenth printing and co-author of The Art & Practice of Living with Nothing and No One Against You. His latest book is The Soul’s Conspiracy: Master Conflict and Transform Your Life.

Rev. Dr. Jane Simmons is an ordained Unity minister, and holds a doctoral degree in Theology from Holos University Graduate Seminary. Jane is currently the International Teen Ministry Coordinator for Unity Worldwide Ministries, having served in three Unity churches in Canada and the United States. As a Youth Consultant, and a HeartMath® Qualified Instructor, Jane has facilitated numerous seminars and conferences for New Thought spiritual educators. She is the co-author of the beautiful, best-selling book, Who Have You Come Here to Be, 101 Possibilities for Contemplation. She is a powerful speaker, writer and educator with a passion for multi-generational and heart-centered approaches to personal transformation.

Rev. Steve is an ordained Unity Minister and has served in several Unity communities throughout the northwest: Senior Minister at Seattle Unity, Executive Director at Unity Center or Peace in Lake Forest Park, Senior Minister at Unity Church in Edgewood and Senior Minister of Unity Ministry of Reno. Steve is also a graduate of Unity Ministers Executive Institute. He now serves with Choice Advisory Services, working with adult children in resolving issues regarding their parents’ care and helping to place seniors in independent, assisted living communities, and adult family homes.

Rev. Teri Hawkins is an ordained Unity Minister and the founding minister of Unity Community of Central Oregon. Teri Hawkins also founded Successability and National Speakers Club. For over 20 years she was a master teacher, keynote speaker and coach for leaders of manufacturing, retail, professional sports, churches, and more.  She has served as an elementary teacher, leadership coach, columnist, sales rep and trainer, high school and NCAA coach, image consultant and more. She is the author or Life Retold: 12 True Life Stories That Stir the Soul.


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