Margie Olson, President
When visiting Unity Minneapolis for the first time, I connected immediately and discovered I had found a new spiritual home – with the Unity Choir under the leadership of Judi Vinar and Lori Dokken and learning and growing through Unity’s ministerial leadership. I look forward to continuing my growth and helping the church as it plans for the future.
Nancy Merritt, Vice President
I walked through the doors of Unity Minneapolis in 2012 and found my spiritual home. I love to be of service as team lead of our Usher Ministry as well as serving on the Love Offering and Leadership Development Teams. I have been a member of Unity Minneapolis since 2016. I believe some of the qualities I bring include courage, a willingness to learn and grow, discernment, acceptance, accountability (for myself and others), a sense of humor and the ability to play and find the joy in simple things.
Michael Showalter, Treasurer
I have been attending Unity since 1991. Both of my daughters were spiritually baptized at Unity and some of you will have had the pleasure of knowing my spouse, Tori, who has taught Yoga here. When I reflect on our Values, I most naturally bring transformation, welcoming, and joy. To really live our vision of a world transformed we have to act here and now and then build on our successes to do even greater things. I love this church, the teachers, the teachings, and the members.
Judy Kilian-Weber, Assistant Treasurer
I became a member of Unity Minneapolis in 1993 when I found a spiritual home that welcomed and enriched me. During my early years I enjoyed volunteering in the Nursery and with the Youth Ministry. More recently I have been volunteering as a Tithing Counter and an Office Helper. And this past year I have had the privilege of assisting in the Development work of the church. Throughout the years, I have participated in and appreciated many workshops, book clubs and classes that Unity has to offer.
Teresa Belden, Secretary
Unity Minneapolis has been my Spiritual home since 2007. As a member of the Board of Trustees, Unity teachings have taken on a deeper meaning for me and being a part of this prayerful group has been a source of tremendous Spiritual growth. I love this Spiritual Community and feel called to serve in a way that supports Unity Minneapolis as we work toward our vision of a transformed world. I have enjoyed servicing this community as part of the Hospitality Ministry, Unity Cares Ministry and the Garden Ministry. I look forward to continued service to Unity Minneapolis
Gregg Peterson, Member at Large
I have been an active member of the Unity congregation for the past five years where I have been most actively engaged in Unity’s Music and Youth & Family Ministries. My faith journey has always been interwoven with the creative arts and is about being able to ask questions about our relationship to God Spirit. My partner and I first came to Unity on an Easter Sunday; and after the choir sang us into the service and Reverend Pat said the words, “Wherever you are on your spiritual journey—you are welcome here,” we knew we had found a new home.
Rev. Pat Williamson, Senior Minister
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.