While Rev. Richard is away on vacation, he has lined up a wonderful array of speakers that will inspire your mind, delight your spirit, and really cause you to think. Each one has been hand-picked for their insightful and powerful spiritual perspective and style. We encourage you to give yourself a gift by making every effort to come experience each one of them.
Rev. Steve and Mary Bolen
1st Service, July 15 – August 5
Please join Rev. Steve and Mary Bolen for our 9:00 Contemplative Service starting July 15, for a 4 week series entitled “The Gifts of Living a Heart-Centered Life”. Rev. Steve served as an Assoc. Minister for Unity North many years ago and we are delighted to have him back in our neck of the woods to offer us his heart and wisdom.
- July 15 – The Gifts of Forgiveness and Love
- July 22 – The Gifts of Joy and Happiness
- July 29 – The Gifts of Peace and Confidence
- August 5 – The Gifts of Gratitude and Abundance
Having been raised in the study of metaphysics and mysticism, when Rev. Steve Bolen found Unity in the early 1980s, he intuitively knew it was the spiritual path that he was to take. Over the next twenty years, he served Unity churches in Tennessee, Arizona, and Georgia including three years as an Associate Minister at Unity North. In 1995 he and his beloved wife, Mary, pioneered a Unity Church in Gwinnett County where they served for eleven years.
In 2007 he received the call to Unity Church of the Hills in Austin, Texas, and filled the role of Senior Minister there from 2007 to 2017. Last June after being named UCOH’s Minister Emeritus, he and Mary then returned to North Georgia to be closer to their four children and nine grandchildren. In addition to time with family, they are also grateful to be able to travel more extensively. The Bolens continue to bring their message of love, acceptance and forgiveness to various Unity centers locally and regionally as they endeavor to live these principles in their daily lives.
Rev. Jesse Herriott
2nd Service, July 15
Rev. Jesse will bridge the gap between psychology and spirituality and demonstrate how the creative power of the universe speaks to us, moves through us, and aligns with us in order to channel Divine ideas that both challenge and change our world.
Rev. Jesse Herriott is a comparative mythology scholar and an ordained priest. As a classically trained “Teacher,” he holds degrees in both the Social Sciences and Humanities. And he gives spiritual lectures and workshops within churches, spiritual centers, and educational institutions throughout the southeastern United States. Currently, he serves as adjunct professor of History and English at Gwinnett College, located in both Sandy Springs and Lilburn, GA. In 2015, he was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers and Scholars in the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel, on the Campuses of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. And his hit radio show, Living on Purpose is archived on Unity’s radio station-Unity Online Radio at http://www.unity.fm/program/LivingOnPurpose
2nd Service, July 22
Gregg Levoy is the author of Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion (Penguin), and Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life (Random House) –rated among the “Top 20 Career Publications” by the Workforce Information Group and a text in various graduate programs in Management and Organizational Leadership. He is a former “behavioral specialist” at USA Today, and a regular blogger for Psychology Today.
A former adjunct professor of journalism at the University of New Mexico, former columnist and reporter for USA Today and the Cincinnati Enquirer, and author of This Business of Writing (Writer’s Digest Books), he has written for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Omni, Psychology Today, Christian Science Monitor, Fast Company, Reader’s Digest, and many others, as well as for corporate, promotional and television projects.
Jennie Scott, L.U.T. and Dr. Robert Love
2nd Service, July 29
Jennie Scott is a Licensed Unity Teacher and teaches classes on Bible, prayer, prosperity, and other topics at Unity North. Her journey to wholeness from bipolar disorder led to her ministry, and then to work in mental health. Jennie is a Certified Peer Specialist, a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, and a Whole Health and Wellness coach.
Minister, Physician and Philosopher, Rev. Dr. Robert S. Love passionately pursues truth and meaning and shares it with all he can. Called first into ministry and then into healing, he has spent the past 15 years diving into the mysteries of theology, human behavior and existence. For Dr. Rob, there is no greater joy than co-creating through exploration and expansion!;
Dr. Reginald Howard
2nd Service, August 5
Dr. Reginald Walter Howard is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Truth and Transformation Ministries, Inc. located in College Park, Georgia. Dr. Howard is an ordained minister and has been formally trained and educated in the field of Transpersonal Psychology. He is a graduate of both Georgia State University and Clark Atlanta University. He has earned degrees in the following areas: a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, a Master of Arts in African American Studies with a Specialization in Organizational Development and a Doctor of Philosophy in Transpersonal Psychology. He completed his ministerial training under the leadership and mentorship of Reverend Ricardo A. Rivers, the Founder of RARE Ministries.
Dr. Howard is the author of two books: The Transformative Truth: 7 Steps For Spiritual Transformation and Transformative Thoughts: The Soul’s Sacred Shift. Both of Dr. Howard’s publications provide the reader essential tools that shift negative mental patterns into permanent positive behavioral patterns that facilitate spiritual growth, personal development, and overall wellness. Dr. Howard teaches the “Psychology of Spiritual Transformation.” Thus, he has successfully merged the worlds of both psychology and spirituality into all aspects of his ministry, written publications and counseling practice.
According to Dr. Howard, mental health and spirituality are not mutually exclusive. Rather, he advocates mental health is the key to developing a positive self-image and the most effective route toward reaching one’s Spiritual Potential .