August 13, 2015
James Dillet Freeman wrote, “To live is to change.” I’m writing to share news about one of Unity’s most dynamic and impactful change agents. Our beloved president and CEO Charlotte Shelton has informed me of her desire to close a decade of service to Unity World Headquarters by retiring in July 2016. As board chair, I have reluctantly accepted her request.
Under Charlotte’s visionary leadership, the years since 2006 have been rich with innovation and achievement. Milestones include a new “green” hotel and conference center, a vibrantly restored central courtyard, new digital platforms for books and magazines, a new online radio network, new technology to support the Silent Unity Prayer Ministry, expanded digital offerings in the Library and Archives, and a new healing center housed in a magnificently renovated Tower.
Charlotte will continue to play a visionary role in the coming months as we develop a bold new strategic plan for our campus and programs. The search for her replacement will begin immediately with the goal of having a new leader in place for the launch of the new plan on May 1, 2016. Charlotte will remain at UWH for another 60 days or so to advise her successor, introducing him or her to the Unity movement at the June 2016 Unity Worldwide Ministries convention in Kansas City.
On behalf of the UWH board of directors, I thank Charlotte for all she has done to advance our Unity movement. Please join me in affirming bountiful blessings for this transformative leader as she prepares to embark on the next stage of her life’s journey.
Rev. Pat Williamson, Board Chair
Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village