Prayer Chaplains

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The Prayer Chaplains are there to pray with you on an individual basis after the Sunday celebration in-person at the Victorian or on Zoom. All prayers are kept in strict confidence. With your permission, your request can be sent to our separate prayer group of 6-8 individuals for additional prayer. Visit our "Power of Prayer" page.



Martha Aivaz

Prayer Chaplain - 805-481-1335

I was introduced to Unity in the late 1980’s. I was hooked on the teachings of the Fillmore’s, co-founders of the Unity movement. At Unity of Naples, FA I was a Sunday school teacher for five years.

In 1990, I moved back to San Luis Obispo county. Upon my arrival, I immediately became a member of San Luis Obispo Unity. Served as a Sunday school teacher, graduated as a Licensed Unity teacher August 4, 1996.

In 1999, Patty Moralles, Therese Solimeno, and I co-founded Unity-Five Cities. In approximately 2006, I retired as Spiritual Leader. Began serving as a Prayer Chaplain in 2016.

Ethel Landers

Ethel (Tink) Landers  

Prayer Chaplain  805-550-0348

Three years ago,  I rededicated my life to being a conduit of good. Since then I’ve been on a path of expanding my spiritual knowledge and understanding while dedicating specific time to twice- daily prayer and meditation.  I’ve witnessed miracles throughout my life but now I see and feel them even more. God definitely works in mysterious and miraculous ways. Becoming a prayer chaplain allows me to grow even more while helping facilitate God’s miracles for others.


Sheila Cochren 

Prayer Chaplain  619-540-0665

I was a member of the Alpine Church of Spiritual Living from 2007-2017 in San Diego and served as secretary on the board for 5 years. I also took a Science of Mind class. I moved to San Luis Obispo in March of 2017 to be closer to my daughters and my grand children. I attended SLO Unity for about a year before finding my home here at Unity 5 Cities in late 2018.  The Unity Principles all resonate with me and I am a firm believer in positive affirmations and the power of prayer.  I felt a calling to take the training to become a prayer chaplain and it has enriched my spiritual practice.  I am honored and blessed to serve our church in this capacity. 

Deborah Hall

Deborah Hall

Prayer Chaplain  805-788-4777

I moved to Arroyo Grande 3 years ago from Coarsegold, a town in Southern Yosemite, 30 miles north of Fresno, California.  I have no formal religious background.  However, in 2015, a friend suggested I might enjoy attending services at the Positive Living Center in Oakhurst, CA.  The Positive Living Center supports personal growth and wholeness through prayer, meditation, and healing energy.  It is a community of people who join together to grow and expand spirituality in the conscious awareness and expression of the presence of God or Divine Spirit.  I was fortunate that the wonderful Rev. Dr. Angelo Pizelo, was the Senior Minister.  His pastoral care included stress reduction, grief counseling, affirmative prayer, and as founder of the Emerson Institute, New Thought Education.  I embraced his teachings and through the late Rev. Joann Burgess learned meditation.

The Unity Church has provided me with a path to continue that spiritual journey.  When I saw the request for Prayer Chaplains, I felt a calling to participate not only to support others but also to celebrate the God Divine Spirit in each of us and allow that experience to take us forward. I look forward to meeting and praying with you in moments of need as well as celebration or to just take time to share a mutual feeling of divinity.