Our Retreat Leaders


Your leaders for the 2017 Silent Unity Retreat are: 

Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett joined Unity World Headquarters in 2017 as Vice President of Silent Unity®. An author (How to Pray Without Talking to God and Divine Audacity) and ordained Unity minister, she also served on the Unity Board of Directors and is a licensed Unity teacher. She was senior minister at Unity Church of San Antonio, Texas, for 13 years and served in various roles at the Unity Church of Omaha for more than 17 years.


Daniel Nahmod Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter and humanitarian Daniel Nahmod (pronounced "Nay-mod") has performed his profound, heart-opening original music for more than 1 million people in 45 states and Canada since beginning his music career in 1999. Daniel's poetic and evocative message of peace, love, and compassion across all nations, cultures, and faiths has found overwhelming acceptance wherever he has performed.


Rev. Paulette Pipe Rev. Paulette Pipe is best known as the host of Touching the Stillness, a lively prayer and meditation program on Unity Online Radio. Using her distinctive gift of affirmative, healing prayer and meditation that stirs the soul, she masterfully creates rich, sacred prayer experiences that help others deepen their connection to Spirit. Paulette is a sought-after speaker who leads prayer-based retreats, workshops, and Sunday worship services in the United States and abroad. She was an online adjunct faculty instructor for the Unity Institute® Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) department. More information about Paulette is available on her website at touching thestillness.org.

Rev. Patricia Bass Rev. Patricia Bass previously served as interim vice president of Silent Unity, which has been blessing people of all walks of faith with prayer for more than 125 years. Patricia is well-known for her powerful prayer consciousness and is passionate about helping people cultivate a deeper connection to Spirit through prayer. She is a Unity minister, speaker, and retreat leader whose mission is to help people know the power of love and loving. She has spoken and led retreats across the country.

Rev. Mark Fuss Rev. Mark currently serves Unity World Headquarters as director of outreach and events. An accomplished speaker and presenter, Rev. Mark has spoken at Unity conferences, churches, and centers across the country. For the past several years he has led the Travel With Unity program, visiting Turkey, Greece, Austria, India, Costa Rica, and Ireland with Unity friends. In 2017 he will lead a Unity group tour through the stunning Canadian Rockies by train.


Anita Bailey Anita Bailey’s compassionate and calm style of teaching invites you to begin a yoga practice with full acceptance of where you are in your personal journey. She allows you to open your heart to the gradual process of discovering your soul’s potential. Anita teaches a variety of yoga classes in Kansas City from vigorous flow-style yoga and yin-inspired yoga, to restorative yoga for deep relaxation. In addition to her yoga training, Anita has more than 20 years of experience teaching group exercise and is a Certified Relax and Renew® trainer.