Teachers and Facilitators


Reverend Bill Englehart - Senior Minister

Bill Englehart is an ordained Unity Minister. He is currently serving as the senior minister at Unity Church in Marin county California. He is a powerful and memorable speaker with a passion for sharing the practical application of Unity teachings. Before being called to ministry, he was an ... Read More >>

Reverend Medora Gordon - Director of Education Ministry

I came to Unity in Marin in 2003 and soon discovered the joy there is in working in a positive, supportive, and devoted spiritual community. I began work as the Director of the Education Ministry in 2004, entered Unity Worldwide Ministries’ Field Licensing Program in 2008, and became an Ordained ... Read More >>

Donn Davy

Donn has had a felt connection with God from as far back as he can remember, perhaps to age four. He grew up in a loving family with 2 younger brothers in Oregon and California. His father, by then a professor at UC Davis, was appointed as a foreign advisor in Pakistan just as Donn was graduating ... Read More >>

Heidi Listug

Heidi Olise Listug has been involved at Unity In Marin since 1989 when she and her husband first joined the community. She lives in Marin County with her husband, Steven, and their adult children. She has served in many roles in the spiritual community. As a church employee she has been Youth ... Read More >>

Reverend Pat Palmer

Rev. Pat Palmer is a Religious Science minister who founded the Center for Conscious Living in Clearwater, Florida and was the Senior Pastor there for ten years; also spoke at several International Conferences at Asilomar, coordinated the Annual Ministers Conference at Lake Arrowhead, California, ... Read More >>

Randy Stemmer

Randy Stemmer is a Chaplain Emeritus at Unity In Marin. He teaches several Prosperity classes, Co-Chairs the Education Prosperity Committee and serves on the Education Steering Committee. He has taught classes at Unity In Marin since 2008. Randy is also the Unity In Marin Webmaster. He is very ... Read More >>

Denise Ruelas - yoga - Registered Yoga Teacher

Denise Ruelas is a Registered Yoga Teacher with 200 hours of training recognized by Yoga Alliance, which sets international standards for hatha yoga.  She also completed 100 hours in a Yoga Advanced-Studies Immersion rooted in Iyengar and Anusara schools of hatha yoga, and has been a dedicated yoga ... Read More >>

Melanie Carter

Melanie Carter came to Unity in May of 2000.  Melanie grew up in Illinois a student of Christian Science, attended Community Congregational Church in Tiburon for several years. She then attended Golden Gate church for 10 years where she took a year of Practitioner training before coming to Unity. ... Read More >>

Shira Marin

Shira Marin, PhD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has been in the private practice of psychotherapy since 1981. She is honored to serve individuals, couples, families, and groups with a variety of concerns across diverse races, cultures, genders, and spiritual affiliations.

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Sarah McArthur LeValley

I joined Unity in Marin in September 2011.  I quickly gravitated to the Youth and Family Ministry group volunteering to lead all the kids in holiday projects, first making ornament for the Narthex Christmas tree then making gingerbread houses.  It was a great fit and I began teaching Uniteens twice ... Read More >>

Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RD, RYT - Yoga Instructor

Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RD, RYT, registered dietitian nutritionist, registered yoga instructor, mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindful eating instructor and coach has been practicing and teaching mindfulness meditation, and mindful yoga since 1993. In 2009 she began to teach the practice of ... Read More >>

Anja Eckert - Yoga Instructor

Anja Eckert (RYT-200, Yoga Alliance certified), first found Yoga 14 years ago and noticed the many benefits on her mind and body. She is currently finishing the advanced YogaWorks Teacher Training for a total of 500 hours. Her classes are a balance of precise alignment instruction, fluid movement ... Read More >>

Barbara Lovejoy - Teacher

Barbara Lovejoy has helped people find their own, unique path to joy and vibrant well-being for more than forty years. She is Certified to teach Qigong (Yuan Gong form) by Yuan Tze, the originator of Yuan Gong.

She teaches the Qigong movements in a way to make it easy and enjoyable for all, ... Read More >>

Julie Howard

Julie Howard has been practicing yoga for nearly 25 years. In 2003, she completed her first 200 hour teacher training with Tony Briggs at the Yoga Loft in San Francisco. In 2005 Julie completed 110 hour teacher training with Kofi Busia, a long time senior teacher of B.K.S Iyengar. Julie is also a ... Read More >>

Pamella Cavanna

Pamella has been a Registered Nurse for 50 years and concurrently with practicing nursing has extensively studied and practiced Yoga, Vipassana Meditation, Gurdjieff’s System of Self Remembering, Polarity Therapy, Women’s Spirituality, Indiginous Wisdom, Sufism and Tibetan Buddhism.
 In her class, ...

Michelle Dench

Michelle Dench, CFP®  has over 15 years of experience in finance, banking and business. Michelle’s experience comes from years of  focusing on areas such as sustainable and socially responsible investing, financial planning and spiritual practice. She is a Certified Financial PlannerTM and she works ... Read More >>

Rev. Karen Epps

Rev. Karen Epps, an ordained Unity minister, is the Founder and Spiritual Leader of Unity Global Heart Ministry, an online spiritual community. She is currently the temporary minister at Unity of Tri-Valley, Dublin, Calif.  Rev. Karen describes herself as a fun loving and dynamic minister who ... Read More >>

Jane A. Thomas McEwen

I started attending Unity many years before becoming a member in 1998 when Unity In Marin was at The Masonic Hall for services.  It was fun volunteering in the office and being " The Church In The Boxes".  Which was getting what was needed from the office to Masonic for Sunday Services for Richard, ... Read More >>


Debbie Sweeney

Debbie Sweeney has been actively involved in Unity in Marin since December 2005. She has served UIM as a Worship Assistant, a teacher in the Lighter, Brighter, Healthier You Program, and serves on the Unity In Marin Education Team. Debbie is currently co-facilitating the Unleash the Genius Program ... Read More >>

Louise Yahnian

Louise has developed and implemented many classes at UIM and has been a UIM member for over 20 years. She enjoys witnessing people discover their writing voice and feels that writing can be a tool for healing and transformation. Louise attends a monthly poetry group. She is also a member of Marin ... Read More >>

Linda Anderson Henry, MBA

Linda Anderson Henry, MBA, is a business coach & financial mentor. She specializes in working with entrepreneurs, professionals, and leaders who want to express their true potential: personally, professionally, & financially.

Based on over 25 years of experience working with many types of ... Read More >>

Lisa Starbird

At Unity In Marin, Lisa is the Wednesday Night Service Coordinator. She works with a team and supports any and all aspects of the diverse services. She is on the Celebration Team, which oversees Sunday, Wednesday and special services. For the Resolutions to Realities group she assists Reverend Bill. ... Read More >>

Barbara Cochran - Group Facilitator

Barbara originally attended Unity in Marin when founding Minister Rev. Candi was in leadership.  She lives in Novato with her husband, Larry Gorski who is also an active member of Unity and has served on the Board of Trustees.

She is dedicated to creating opportunities for community members to ... Read More >>

Anacaria Myrrha - Presenter

Anacaria Myrrha has practiced as a professional organizer since 1978, specializing in Information, Paper and Energy Management. Incorporating spiritual principles and practical methods, she works with clients to co-create structural support to help them bring their visions and creativity into ... Read More >>

Rev. Sharon Connors

Rev. Sharon Connors is a Unity Minister, having served ministries in Florida, San Francisco, Unity Village, and San Diego. She has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Unity Worldwide Ministries, President of the Board of the Southwestern Unity Region, member of the Advisory Board for the ... Read More >>

Dr. Dragos - Filmmaker

Dr. Dragos is an internationally renowned scientist, speaker & filmmaker. He is the CEO of The Amazing University, company that empowers people to live their dreams and transform their passions into reality. He is the producer of the award winning documentary film THE AMAZING YOU, work ... Read More >>

Mark Hughes - Facilitator

“Pulling from ten plus years of experience as a facilitator with American Society of Training and Development and certifications from numerous curriculum's, Mark speaks and facilitates workshops on the concept, Good Karma is by Choice, Not by Chance. Mark’s new campaign, The Bkarma2 Challenge, ... Read More >>

Ellie Schamber - Presenter

Ellie Schamber earned a Ph.D. in Intellectual History (The History of Ideas) from the University of California at Berkeley. She was an atheist, and did not believe that consciousness can exist apart from the body. After her encounter with death when she was 29 years old, she was shocked to discover ... Read More >>

Janet Rostad

Janet brings to Unity in Marin over 35 years of experience facilitating spiritual/emotional support groups, and co-leading loss and grief workshops. She was trained at the Center for Attitudinal Healing, previously in Tiburon and Sausalito, and uses the Principle of Attitudinal Healing and ... Read More >>

Caroline McKinnon

Caroline McKinnon is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, trained at the Grief Recovery Institute in Sherman Oaks. She is the Director of North Bay Grief Recovery in San Rafael. She was born and educated in London, UK. She lived in Japan for 4 years and Singapore for 4 years. She immigrated to the ... Read More >>

Tom McAuliffe and Linda Anderson Henry, MBA

Tom McAuliffe- I have been a member of Unity In Marin since 1988. After spending a year sitting in the back row of the sanctuary, I began my service ministry as an usher. Over the years I have been involved in or have had leadership roles in various service initiatives including fundraising, men's ... Read More >>

Sharon Sherrard - Facilitator

Cofounder and Teacher at A Center for  Inner Peace, a nonprofit that promotes the teachings of the spiritual and philosophical  study known as A Course In Miracles.

Darren Starwynn - O.M.D.

Darren’s workshops take place within an energy field of pure love and spiritual transmission, and as a result many participants experience breakthroughs and spontaneous healings. Darren has had a life-long dedication to helping others through advanced methods of healing and spirituality. His ... Read More >>

Dick Wolgamott

Dick has degrees in engineering and a MA in Theology/ Counseling. He has had careers as an engineer, an Air Force pilot, a Methodist clergyman , and a county administrator. He has taught a number of seminars and classes for UNCA, community colleges, Churches, Elder Hostels, etc. Dick and his ... Read More >>

Sue Sommer

Sue Sommer developed the Creative Writing program at Marin School of the Arts/Novato High School and taught there for sixteen years. She is the author of The Bugaboo Review – A Light-Hearted Guide to Exterminating Confusion about Words, Spelling, and Grammar (New World Library).  Sue won the Golden ... Read More >>

Ronald Joseph Fearon

Certification: Radical Forgiveness Coach. Ronald is both an American and a Swedish citizen. He is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist (NMT) and Massage Therapist, teaching and practicing integrative healing in both California and Sweden. Having helped many people with pain relief, Ronald wanted to ... Read More >>

Marianne Rios & Barbara Borras

Marianne Rios-

Marianne has lived in Marin County since 1968. She became a member of the Unity in Marin Community in 2013. Having a background in theatre and music, she volunteered her services and donated from her extensive costume chest the costumes to dress up our youngsters for their annual ... Read More >>

Youth of Unity (Y.O.U)

The Y.O.U Program-

Creates a calm and peaceful, yet inspiring environment in which every teen feels cared for and loving. Y.O.U. attends Regional Rally, twice a year.  This fosters deep spiritual growth and bonds our youth with their peers from other regional Unity communities. Y.O.U ... Read More >>

Ivy LaClair

Co-active coach, writer, and entrepreneur, Ivy LaClair is the co-founder of Motivational Millennial and co-host of the The Motivational Millennial Podcast. Ivy’s expertise is in strategic planning, marketing, branding, PR, event planning, organizational development, and leadership. Her professional ... Read More >>