Ministerial Leadership

Rev. Brian Walker, Minister

From 2001-2009, Brian lived, went to ministerial school, and worked at Unity Village, MO, where he was ordained as Unity minister in 2003.  During the entire time he was there, he worked at Silent Unity, Unity's Prayer Ministry, both as a prayer associate and a trainer.   After ordination, Brian also served as adjunct faculty at the Unity seminary, teaching Nonviolent Communication.  In addition, for two years Brian was part of the Unity Worldwide Ministries executive team that implemented a campus-wide change process called Appreciative Inquiry.  After leaving Unity Village in 2009, Brian became the minister of Unity Chapel of Light in Santa Maria, CA where he retired in 2016.  Brian was delighted to come out of retirement March 1, 2018 to serve as minister of Unity-Five Cities.



Chris GareyLicensed Unity Teacher

Chris attended Unity churches since 1990. Studied, “A Course in Miracles,” A Course of Love", “Conversations With God.“ and Eckhart Tolle.  Served as Secretary and Facilitator on the Board of Trustees.

Graduate as a Unity Licensed Teacher in 2007 and served as Spiritual Leader of Unity-Five Cities from 2007-2018. Currently hosting Unity study groups, men’s group and serving as webmaster and volunteer coordinator.


Therese Solimeno, Licensed Unity Teacher

Therese attended her first Unity service in April 1990 and became a member of the board a year later.  In 1992 she started the program to become a Licensed Unity Teach, gave her first Sunday lesson in 1995 and in 1998 was awarded her license.  In November 1999, she helped to co-found Unity 5 Cities and has acted in a spiritual leadership capacity by giving Sunday talks, performing weddings, teaching classes and providing counseling when needed.  Therese also serves as an advisor to the board of trustees, and assists with fundraising and marketing. Her favorite part of being a Licensed Unity Teacher is giving Sunday talks, which she does with humor and compassion, drawing inspiration from many modern sources such as movies, music, and Broadway musicals, as well as more traditional books and writings.