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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Reverend Pat Palmer

Rev. Pat Palmer discovered Unity In Marin in 2007, after coming to the Bay area when her first grandchild was born in San Rafael.  With a background as a teacher, counselor and minister, it was a natural fit for her to begin her work with the Youth and Family Ministry and she served in that capacity ... 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 >>

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 >>

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.
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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 >>


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 groups, and ... 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

Event Producer, facilitator, teacher, presenter, worship assistant, stage manager, Lisa Starbird is an active volunteer in many areas at Unity In Marin. Why? She says, “Unity In Marin supports practical spirituality and the path of healing and growing, which aligns with my personal vision to give ... 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 >>

Priestess, Rev. Christy Michaels, M.A

She has been involved with New Thought churches since the early 70’s—either as a member of a Science of Mind Church or Unity. Since 2005, she has been an active member of Unity In Marin and a prayer chaplain since 2014. She received a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Her master’s thesis was ... 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 native of London, UK.  She is a mother of two adult children.  She has lived and worked in Tokyo and Singapore as a journalist and teacher. She has been a business owner and stage performer, and is trained as a certified Grief Recovery Specialist.  She is currently the owner ... 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.

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Dennis Hardle

I began attending Unity In Marin in the late 90s. My main attraction at the time was the music and I eventually joined the choir, discovering my passion for singing. I also enjoy participating in the men’s group, especially when we do what we do best - having breakfast and chewing all sorts of ... 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 >>

Sonika Tinker - MSW

Sonika Tinker, MSW, is a relationship expert, coach, Certified Mediator, Certified NLP Professional, Certified Enneagram Teacher and co-author of Seize Your Opportunities and The Good Divorce Book.

Christian Pedersen, CLC

Christian Pedersen, CLC, is a relationship expert, Certified Life Coach, Certified Mediator, author of Amazon best seller, When You Love Your Woman, and winner of the 2015 Mankind Project Service award.