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Online Service at 10:30 AM

Why?  It began with COVID-19 and led to our hybrid community

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Rev. Raymond Nelson, Minister/Spiritual Leader

Rev. Raymond Nelson joined us on November 1, 2020, as our new Minister/Spiritual Leader after our three year search.  Rev. Ray comes to us with a wealth of training and experience. He received a Master of Divinity from Unity Spiritual Institute (USI) in 2011 and holds a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, completed in 2008. Before pursuing religious education, he had earned a BS in Political Science and Urban Economics from Northern Illinois University in 1979. Rev. Ray has completed additional trainings in Personal Coaching, Non-violent Communication, Integrated Leadership, and Inclusion & Diversity, to name a few. He has served many years as a Volunteer on the Unity Worldwide Advisory Team, the Unity Great Lakes Region Board of Trustees, and in 12-step and recovery programs. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Online Ministerial Education for USI as well as the Internship Coordinator and Academic Advisor for the USI Master of Divinity Program. Rev. Ray is a sought-after speaker within the Unity movement and has a particular passion for small group and interpersonal interaction, empowerment of individuals, and pastoral care. Rev. Ray’s most recent position was with Unity of Louisville, KT. Last fall, he and his wife, Robin, returned to the Twin Cities to be closer to family. 

Paula Lammers, Music Director 

On Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, Paula Lammers joined as the new Music Director for Unity in the Heart. Paula has been a regular Guest Musician at UITH over the past several years. She assumes the position vacated by Daniel Abdon in June of 2021, and filled temporarily as a volunteer by Mary Kopet. Mary will continue as the Music Liaison to the Board of Trustees.

Paula Lammers has been active as a performer and teacher in the Twin Cities music community for over 30 years. She is on staff at MacPhail Center for Music, where she has worked in the Music for Life Department along with teaching private voice lessons. Paula has a diverse background in singing, where she has sung everything from big band to opera to musical theater to jazz and pop music. She looks forward to sharing her passion for communicating and for raising vibration through music with Unity in the Heart Community.

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

Youth Education Director & Sunday School Teacher (Position open as of September 2023)

No Sunday school because of COVID-19 until further notice.

With sadness, we announce that Stazi Godin has stepped down as of August 2023. We were delighted to have her as Youth Ed Director and Sunday School Teacher.. She taught Sunday lessons. The classes were small assuring each child of one-on-one attention as they learned Unity ideas at a level appropriate for their age.


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Our History Milestones:

  • On June 13, 2021, we welcomed back people for In-person and Live Stream Sunday Service.

  • On June 6, 2021, we started Live Stream Sunday Services & said good-bye with deep affection and appreciation to Music Director Daniel Abdon after 7 years.

  • On November 1, 2020, we welcomed Rev. Raymond Nelson as our new permanent minister after a 3-year search.

  • On March 22, 2020, we began online virtual Sunday Services began as the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine began.

  • Before March 22, 2020, we only met in person and posted Sunday Service talks as podcasts.

  • On January 2020, we were blessed with several inspiring Guest Speakers, while we called our new minister,

  • Jan. 2018 to Dec. 2019, Rev. Sher McNeal was our Interim Minister - Thank-you for two great years. 

  • 2005-2017, Rev. Laurie Brandt served as our Permanent Minister. Thank-you for many years of great service.