Meet the Minister and Staff

Unity in the Heart Guest Speakers 2020

Starting in January, we will be blessed with an array of inspiring Guest Speakers.

  • January    5 - Lisa Herklotz - White Stone Ceremony
  • January  12 - Rev. Tim Tengblad - “Beatitudes of Jesus (Aramaic translation)”
  • January  19 - Rev. Richard Kiefer - “A Billionaire’s Soulful Words of Wisdom”
  • January  26 - Rev. Phil Smedstad - "The Greatest Love of All"
  • February. 2 – Easter - Rev. Jim Fisher will begin an 11-week series based on his unpublished e-book:  "Handbook to Heaven".

                                             Book Offer:   If anyone would like a copy of Rev. Jim's e-book, please contact him at and he will e-mail it to you

Rev. Sher McNeal, Interim Minister (2018-2019) - Thank-you for two great years.

Daniel Abdon, Music Director

Daniel Abdon, our Music Director previously was associated with Unity in the Heart for over ten years as a regular guest musician. Before that, Daniel booked guest music and directed the choir at Unity in the Valley, in Savage, MN. Daniel freelances as a private piano and voice teacher all over the greater Metro area, and works in the Early Childhood Music department at MacPhail Center for Music. Over the past twelve years, Daniel has also worked as a classroom teacher at all three Waldorf schools in the Twin Cities.  In addition to his teaching roles, Daniel sings with an international music ministry vocal ensemble called S.T.A.R.S. (Singers Taking Action Reaching Souls.) Daniel holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theater from Webster University in St. Louis. Daniel can be contacted at

Dennis Curley, Pianist / Musician

At Unity in the Heart, we count ourselves blessed to have Dennis Curley as our regular Sunday accompanist and frequent soloist.  Dennis is a native of Syracuse, NY, and a graduate of Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).  A major player in the Twin City music scene, he is a gifted pianist and vocalist.  He has composed, directed and performed in a wide variety of musical and theatrical productions ranging from the spiritual to the secular.  Dennis has also taught musical improv classes for the Brave New Workshop and is co-founder and executive producer of Table Salt Productions. You can find the details of his musical and theatrical accomplishments at

Stasi Anderson, Youth Education Director