November 2, 2015
UNITY VILLAGE, MO.—Rev. Patricia Bass of Overland Park, Kan., has been appointed Interim Vice President of Silent Unity. The appointment follows the retirement of longtime Silent Unity Vice President Rev. Lynne Brown. Brown, a beloved figure in the Unity movement, will step down at year-end after 36 years of service to Silent Unity.
Unity World Headquarters President and CEO Charlotte Shelton announced the appointment to Unity Village employees in an email on October 30. She wrote, “Patricia is known for her deep commitment to prayer and I have personally witnessed her prayer consciousness while serving with her on our Board of Directors. Rev. Patricia has graciously rearranged her personal schedule in order to begin her work at Silent Unity on November 3. This will enable her to get acclimated to the role before Lynne Brown’s retirement and carry forth the great work that has been done by Lynne.”
Ordained a Unity minister in 1998, Bass has served Unity churches in Houston, Texas, and Overland Park, Kan. She has been a member of multiple teams and boards throughout the Unity movement, including her recent tenure on the Unity World Headquarters Board as Vice Chair. Before becoming a minister, Bass was an executive in the financial industry.
Unity was founded in 1889 and helps people of all faiths apply positive spiritual principles in their daily lives. The Unity prayer ministry, Silent Unity, offers prayer support 24/7. Now celebrating its 125th anniversary, Silent Unity receives about 2 million letters, telephone calls, and online requests for prayer annually. Anyone in need of prayer support at any time may call 1-800-NOW-PRAY (669-7729) or visit silentunity.org. Unity World Headquarters is located at M-350 Highway and Colbern Road (1901 NW Blue Parkway).