Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village serves spiritual seekers and Unity constituents through prayer support, publications, education, retreats and events, and online resources. Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM) serves Unity ministers and leaders, Unity spiritual communities, and other ministries, providing program materials, resources, and educational initiatives.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Donna, ordained in 1996, served 16 successful years as a field minister including the past 13 years as the senior minister at Unity of Fairfax in Northern Virginia which has been a participant in the Transformation Experience Pilot Program and the Unity Identity Program (branding). She was a Unity Worldwide Ministries Board member for five (5) years and a member of the joint Integration Team with Unity School representatives.
She has served on the Admissions Team, Church Growth and Development Team, Credential Leaders and Ministry Review Team (CLMRT), Gifts and Grants Team and the Future Trends Team. Donna is pleased and honored to be serving our Unity movement and has great hope for a stronger Unity.
Executive Director of Visionary Research, Development and Training
Deborah is responsible for capacity-building functions of Association members that further the strategic plan and goals established by the Board of Trustees of the Association. These functions include programs and services involving spiritual education for all ages, leadership development, ministry expansion and development and worldwide support. Deborah is responsible for the development of the Association's new Transformation Experience program.
Prior to ministry, Deborah's career included education, counseling, management, corporate training, organizational development, leadership development, coaching and consulting. Most recently she worked with the Center for Leadership Development at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine.
Executive Director of Field Ministry and Minister Services
Carl Osier joined the Association home office staff in September 1996, assuming the position of vice president of Organizational Services. He works closely with Gary Simmons and Barbara O'Hearne in their member ministry service areas. His department also operates as the "human resources" department of the Association, keeping track of staff policy and hiring.
Carl has a background in medicine and hospice care and is an ordained (1993) Unity minister.
Executive Director of Communications and Technology
Kristen is responsible for leading Unity Worldwide Ministries': communications, media, marketing, events, development and the Unity Identity Program.
Kristen has been involved in Unity since 1988 and began working at our home office in June 2006. Prior to being promoted to Vice President of Communications she served as Member Services Coordinator and Director of Communications. Kristen holds a B.S. in communications and media from College of the Ozarks and post-graduate studies from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is a graduate of Unity Institute's ministerial education program. Before joining our home office, Kristen spent several years in management, marketing and magazine publishing. She loves spending time with her son Kody, dancing and spending time with friends and family.
Favorite quote: "You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lamp stand, and it gives light to all in the house." Matt 5:14-15
Vice President/Chief Operating and Finance Officer
Rev Bruce Verkruyse (ordained 2013) is responsible for oversight of the fiscal affairs of UWM, including benefit offerings for members, the physical plant and inventory management. Bruce offers consulting to spiritual communities and ministers regarding a wide range of financial considerations. Bruce has a Master's Degree in Business Administration and many years of service in Unity.