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. Toni Fish
Rev. Toni Fish came to Unity Minneapolis as Associate Minister focusing on Adult Education and Outreach in March 2020. She served for 18 years as the Senior Minister of Unity in Frederick, Maryland, leaving there in November 2019 to explore the next phase of her spiritual journey. Toni was ordained through Unity Worldwide Ministries’ Field Licensing Program and continues to serve as a mentor in that program. She is in her last year of service on the UWM Board of Trustees.
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.
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.
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.
Tyler Glessner came to Minnesota from Michigan almost 8 years ago, starting in New Ulm to study teaching for a year at Martin Luther College. After realizing that teaching wasn’t the right course for him he moved around Minnesota before settling in Minneapolis for the past couple of years. Tyler joined the Unity staff in 2018 and appreciates being a part of a staff that’s very involved, caring, and friendly with one another. He enjoys preparing and maintaining a clean and friendly environment for all people to come relax, worship, and be spiritually connected to one another. He looks forward to being a part of the Unity staff for years to come.