Unity Leaders

Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village (UWH) serves spiritual seekers and Unity constituents through prayer support, publications, retreats and events, and online resources. Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM) supports Unity ministers, leaders, and Unity spiritual communities with leading-edge education, consultation, and resources.

Members of the Unity World Headquarters Board of Directors can be contacted at board@unityonline.org.  

Rev. Carolyne Mathlin

Rev. Carolyne Mathlin

Board Chair

Carolyne is an ordained Unity minister, SQ21 coach, and senior minister at Unity of Tustin, located in Southern California. She has served as president of the Southwest Regional Board, as a member of the Unity Church of Alhambra Foundation Board, and the Youth Education Advisory Team. Rev. Carolyne received her bachelor of science in business administration from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, in 2002. Her primary spiritual practice is Centering Prayer—weaving the Unity tradition of the Silence in with other meditation practices.

 
Rev. Sylvia Sumter

Stephen M. Cumbie

Stephen has an extensive background in commercial and residential real estate development. He presently serves as CEO and principal of NVCommercial Incorporated, NVRetail, and the Metro Realty group. He is also the president of NVCapital Advisors, a real estate investment fund. In addition, he has leadership roles in a number of community, business, and charitable organizations in the Washington, D.C., area. A member of Unity of Fairfax Church in Oakton, Virginia, for more than 20 years, he served on its Board of Trustees and led its building committee.

 
Melanie Dean

Melanie Dean

Melanie Dean, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist, founded, grew, and sold a successful publishing business that specialized in producing books, assessment systems, and educational materials on psychiatric disorders. As part of this process, she authored the book Borderline Personality Disorder: The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies, and she created and patented two patient-physician communication systems for chronic disorders. Previous to this, she practiced in corporate, outpatient, and inpatient settings in human resource development, general counseling, and clinical psychology. She has been active in Unity for eight years and served her local congregation as board director and member of the board. In addition, Melanie has been an active member of various other profit and nonprofit governing boards.

 
Rev. Juan del Hierro

Rev. Juan del Hierro

Rev. Juan del Hierro is a deeply engaged sacred activist who serves as associate minister at Unity on the Bay, in Miami, Florida. Juan is involved in many social justice issues such as homelessness, child poverty, voting rights, and equality for the LGBTQ+ community. He and his husband, Tom, along with their 6-year-old son, Lucas, were part of the lawsuit that brought marriage equality to Florida in January 2015. Juan has also served on many civic boards and is a former chair of Faith in the City, a coalition of Miami spiritual communities. He serves the Unity movement in a variety of capacities, including in the Ministerial Field Program as a Mentor. In 2017 he was awarded the Local Hero Recognition at the Pink Flamingo Awards.

 
Rev. Paul John Roach

Rev. Paul John Roach

Paul is a native of Wales, United Kingdom, and has been the senior minister at Unity of Fort Worth, Texas, since 1988 after ordination from Unity School for Religious Studies. He is a graduate of Jesus College, Oxford University, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. He received a postgraduate degree in education from the University of Wales. Paul is a world traveler and an accomplished writer who frequently contributes to Unity Magazine®. He is also the host of World Spirituality on Unity Online Radio.

 
Rev. Joy Wyler

Rev. Joy Wyler

Joy Wyler is an ordained Unity minister who has served as the senior minister at Unity of Lehigh Valley, in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, since 2009. She is a dynamic speaker and writer who shares her passion for celebrating diversity and living a life rooted in spiritual principle in all she does. She has served the Unity movement as faculty for Unity Institute® and Seminary, on the L&O team of Unity Worldwide Ministries, and as past president of the Board of the Eastern Region of Unity Worldwide Ministries. She currently writes for Daily Word and has several articles in Unity publications. She has also served and led community boards in the Lehigh Valley and in Kansas City, Missouri. Joy is originally from Kansas City. Her professional experience includes clinical science, practice of law, organizational consulting, and academic faculty.

 
Rev. Sandra Campbell

Rev. Sandra Campbell

Rev. Sandra Campbell is a native of Kansas City, Kansas, an ordained Unity minister, and graduate of Unity Urban Ministerial School, where she serves on the adjunct faculty and the board of directors. In her role as associate minister at Unity Temple on the Plaza, in Kansas City, Missouri, Sandra platforms and presents Sunday lessons, leads the metaphysical biblical interpretation study group, and the Wednesday evening service, among other duties. Sandra is an accomplished speaker, cofounder of Temple Toastmasters Club, and a dynamic playwright and historical reenactor. Sandra and her husband, Phil, are retired from federal service. She holds associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Sandra and Phil live in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. They have a daughter, a son, three granddaughters, and one grandson.

 
Rev Ken Daigle

Rev. Ken Daigle

Rev. Ken Daigle is a lively speaker whose deep spiritual commitment and knowledge is conveyed with irresistible enthusiasm. In 2012 he received his degree from Unity Institute® and was ordained at Unity of New York. He currently serves as the senior minister of Unity San Francisco. His journey into Truth and New Thought teachings started in New York City with Marianne Williamson, and then at Eric Butterworth’s Unity Church in 1989. He later found and dove into deeper studies of Unity with Rev. Paul Tenaglia at Unity of New York. Ken is the author of the internationally acclaimed course, Absolute Abundance, which he developed and teaches throughout the United States. In 2007 Ken married the love of his life, J.D. Schramm. They make their home in San Francisco, and are the proud parents of Tobias and Roma.

 

 
Martin Fisher

Martin Fisher

Martin Fisher is a lifetime member of Unity Center of Cedar Rapids, in Iowa. He is CEO of the Fisher Group Companies, a consulting, publishing, printing, and mailing organization that assists direct marketers and nonprofit organizations in achieving their strategic objectives and fund-raising needs through donor communications, targeted publications, and direct marketing. Martin is also involved in real estate development and commercial property management with established commercial, warehouse, residential, and multifamily real estate ventures. Martin and his wife, Michele, are actively involved in volunteer leadership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. They have two kids in college and reside in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

 
Rev. Charline E. Manuel

Rev. Charline E. Manuel

Charline is an ordained Unity minister. She has bachelor’s degrees in sociology and urban studies, and a master’s in human resources development. For more than 20 years she has served as senior minister of Unity Center of Miami, in Miami, Florida. Charline also serves as online adjunct faculty instructor for the Unity Urban Ministerial School located in Detroit, Michigan. In addition to her various roles within the Unity movement, Charline is also an accomplished author of three books including Pray Up Your Life: 50 Powerful Prayer Practices to Help You Create the Life You Desire.

 
Blake Williamson

Blake J. Williamson, M.D., M.S.

Blake is an experienced health care executive and physician with more than 20 years of leadership and management experience creating innovative solutions to the toughest challenges in health care. Throughout his career, in roles that included chief medical officer, senior medical director, and senior vice president for major health care systems, Blake has cultivated a reputation for helping organizations understand and manage health care’s constant changes while delivering clinical business objectives on time and on budget. He currently owns and manages a health care consulting company where he helps organizations create infrastructure that improves quality and efficiency for the future. He has been associated with Unity for more than 25 years.