Board of Trustees
Rev. Rachel Simpson
Rev. Rachel Simpson (she/her/hers) is a lifetime Unity student. She grew up attending Unity of Bremerton Washington, where she was active in youth ministry and Youth of Unity. She worked for Unity Worldwide Ministries in Teen and Young Adult ministries, as well as for Unity South Central region with teen ministry. While in the Missouri, Rachel worked with several communities in youth and young adult programs and co-founded Unity Village’s weekly alternative service, Sacred Circle in 2008. Rev. Rachel was Licensed and Ordained in 2013, holds a Masters in Divinity from Unity Institute and Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in technical theatre with a minor in music from Central Washington University. She is a Certified Q-Process coach as well as a Special Olympics snowshoe coach. She is currently the minister at Unity Spiritual Center of Anchorage.
Rev. Jane Hiatt
Rev. Jane Hiatt has been serving as the Senior Minister at Unity Community of Central Oregon since January 2011. She was ordained through Unity’s Field Licensing in May 2015. Rev. Jane is passionate about fostering community and creating an environment where people have opportunities to step into leadership. She is passionate about spreading Unity’s message and influence so that more people can experience the solace and empowerment that Unity offers and so more children grow up knowing in their hearts that they are amazing, powerful creators. As the Vice President for the region, she is committed to cultivating more ways to connect us as a region and to support individual communities in their growth. Rev. Jane is the author of two books: Magic Child, all about love and power from the inside out and Love Letters from the Mother. She has at least 2 more books in the works! She has had a 25-year career as a hypnotherapist. In her mythical spare time, she likes going to plays and hiking with her husband, playing with her grandsons, and hosting dinner parties.
Rev. Terry Murray
Reverend Terry Murray (she/her/hers) has been serving as the minister at Unity of Olympia since the summer of 2012. Rev Terry is an inspirational speaker and a talented workshop facilitator, passionate about personal development through spiritual experience. She is a graduate of the Master of Divinity program through Unity Institute and holds a B.A. in psychology. She also has certificates in Peacemaking Skills, Compassionate Communication and is a certified Q-Coach for The Art and Practice of Living with Nothing and No One Against You. Rev Terry grew up in Federal Way and loves Olympia! Her personal statement is: “One with Spirit, I call others to join me as we claim lives of freedom and joy through personal development and spiritual experience.”
Rev. Linda Spencer
Rev. Linda Spencer has been a Unity student for 46 years and a Unity minister for 41 of those. She has led churches in Santa Barbara, California; Bellevue, Washington and Springfield, Illinois; and is currently serving as a part-time Minister at Unity Skagit Valley in Mt. Vernon. Her spiritual journey is an ongoing, passionate adventure filled with amazing teachings, teachers and personal experiences. She never stops growing, learning and inspiring and believes that the opportunity to serve fellow travelers on the spiritual journey is the fulfillment of her life purpose. Linda and her partner Kay live in La Conner, WA with their three, precious, animal companions.
Linda Andrus, LUT
I first became aware of the Unity movement in the late 1970's, when a friend invited me to attend Unity of Missoula. I had begun to realize that there must be a God, but that that power was not what I found in traditional religious services. I was exploring the work of Edgar Cayce at that time in my life, and my friend explained to me that many people who were interested in Edgar Cayce had found a spiritual home in Unity. One Sunday at a time, over the course of a few years, I became convinced that Unity was my path. I first joined the board, was elected board president, and helped shepherd Missoula Unity through several years of different ministers and lay leadership. I kept thinking that finding a spiritual leader from within our organization would work best for our community, but no one stepped forward. Finally I realized that Spirit was speaking to me! I enrolled in SEE classes at Unity Village, and pursued a path to become a Licensed Unity Teacher. Along the way I discovered the Prayer Chaplain program, and introduced it to Unity of Missoula. My classes and experiences in the wider world of Unity has enriched our church community in countless ways. I am GRATEFUL for the opportunity to serve and the blessing of meeting so many awesome people along the way.
Rev. Cheryl Mayes
Cheryl Mayes has served Unity Northwest Region as the Regional Representative since 2015. Along the way, she has also become a Ministry Wellness Consultant and Credentialed Transitional Specialist through Unity Worldwide Ministries. Not bad for a minister who came to Unity after 25 years as a Presbyterian minister! The learning and growing never stop! She is available for encouragement and conscious conversations with ministers and ministries in our Region. She retired from serving as the minister of Unity Spiritual Life Center in Yakima in 2018, and married Jackson a year later. They continue to make their home in Yakima.
Barbara Thorp, LUT
Licensed Unity Teacher Rep.
Nick Muncie-Jarvis, LUT
Youth of Unity (YOU) Consultant