Rev. Pat Williamson
Rev. Pat is committed to supporting individuals in growth as well as transformation through Unity principles. Before coming to Unity Minneapolis, he served as minister to congregations in Kansas City, MO; Evanston, IL; and Cincinnati, OH. He was a board member of the Association of Unity Churches, is past chair of Unity Worldwide Ministries, and is the former chair of Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village.
Rev. Jeanette Byington
Rev. Jeanette is an Ordained Unity Worldwide Minister and graduate of Unity Urban Ministerial School. She now serves as Associate Minister of Pastoral Care. She is a former Licensed Unity Teacher, Pediatric Registered Nurse, and Licensed Acupuncturist.
Nancy began serving as our Executive Director in 2018 after several years leading our Youth and Family Ministry. She is excited to support our ongoing strategic planning and the new “ways of being” our community is exploring.
Cassidy grew up in Unity and has attended Unity Minneapolis all her adult life. A longtime volunteer in the Youth and Family Ministry (YFM), she is thrilled to now lead this ministry! Cassidy has the heart of a teacher, a background in Learning & Development from General Mills, and enjoys engaging learners of all ages with empathy, creativity and humor.
Wendy became a member of Unity Minneapolis in 2009. For more than 30 years, she has worked with children of all ages as a nanny, preschool teacher, writing instructor and grandma, but finds it especially satisfying to foster children’s spiritual development.
Maggie holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Concordia University in St. Paul and an Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Mankato State University. Maggie comes to us with a wealth of accounting experience in both private business and public schools.
After working as an Administrative Assistant for the Chairman of Hubbard Broadcasting for 35 years, Connie retired and just “played” for five years. Then she volunteered to be an Office Angel at Unity Minneapolis, which led to her taking on the role of Office Administrator.
Lori Dokken has been involved in the music industry for more than 35 years, as a cabaret performer, vocalist, pianist, arranger, producer, educator, and musical director. She enjoys being the Music Director of Unity Minneapolis and brings her passion for music to everything she does in this role.
Judi Vinar has built a dynamic and powerful 35+-member choir that continues to bless and wow our congregation. Judi has been a professional singer for over 30 years and performs cabaret, swing, jazz, Latin, R&B, gospel, and pop. A voice teacher since 1994, she works nationally as a voice clinician and teaches private voice and workshops on technique, improvisation, and general musicianship.
David first joined Unity Minneapolis in 2002. After taking what he calls a "prodigal journey" - he returned to Unity Minneapolis in 2015. He is a full-time dad and has been a professional clown, musician, actor, director, and playwright for over 30 years. He is grateful to be able to share his performing talents with the youth of Unity.
John Southam brings many years of experience leading volunteer organizations. He has been involved in the schools as volunteer group leader and president during his children's education for 15 years. Managing a business for 35 years gives him a lot of experience working with people. In 2000 he found Unity to be his spiritual home and has been active volunteering in many different ministry's in the last 8 years.
Morgan is a full-time writer and editor for a business-to-business magazine group at a local publishing company. Originally from Milwaukee, she lives in Minneapolis and likes to read, listen to podcasts and bike.
Tyler Glessner, Custodian
Adam’s first discovery of Unity was with the Unity Minneapolis church in 2015. Along with the amazing lessons and music, one of Adam’s favorite experiences here were the classes. It is through them that he learned more deeply about what it means to have a Unity consciousness and how to apply it to everyday life. Originally from New York, Adam is also a professional actor and looks forward to being able to teach these Unity principles to curious minds.