Member Services Purpose Statement

Member Services cultivates relationships and a feedback-rich environment with Unity ministries and leaders.  Through leading edge services and resources, we collectively prosper and evolve in spiritual community.


What is Ministry Consulting Services and what value does it bring to your ministry?

Ministry Consultants and Specialists are vetted, trained and qualified by the Member Services department of Unity Worldwide Ministries. Their primary role is to create a container for discovery and exploration, allowing the members of your spiritual community to work together collaboratively, share ideas, and call forth the shared intelligence of your ministry.

The greatest gifts a consultant brings to your spiritual community are fresh eyes, specialized vocational training, a neutral perspective, and a gentle heart. They listen deeply to the voice of the community and those in leadership. They invite everyone to think more deeply how to work together to better fulfill their mission and live into their values. When we fully discover what is ours to do-we align with the rhythm of the Divine and move together with ease and Grace.

Is it easy to get there? With vocationally trained and centered team members-this is what we do. We are prepared to empower spiritual communities toward their Highest Good, equipped to gently walk through any conflict along side the community and assist in creating wellness in ministry.

For an overview of our consulting services, see the Consulting brochure.


What services are available?

We are continually evaluating our services to bring our ministries transformative, leading-edge practices. Our primary services are: Under Construction and Leading to Transformation

Please contact a Member Services Team Member for consultation to see what is right for your ministry. Contact Rev Cynthia Vermillion-Foster, Director of Member Services, at or 816.282.8741.

Transitional Consulting Services: When a minister leaves a congregation, many aspects of the organization are affected and many emotions can surface. Our skilled consultants allow the community to explore this time together intentionally and embrace a new future together. For more information about our transitional services, see our Employment and Transitional Services page.

For more information about our consulting services, contact Rev Cynthia Vermillion-Foster, Director of Member Services, at or 816.282.8741.


Ministry Specialist and Consultant Certification Process

We are dedicated to bringing leading-edge services to our members, and the certification process for our Ministry Consultants is designed to bring together a deep knowledge of the essentials of ministry with excellent skills in facilitation and community building. To achieve this, the certification process includes educational components, practicum experience, as well as an in-depth interview with the Member Services Team .

Requirements for certification are under review and experiencing exciting transformation. Please contact Rev Doug Duerr at for updated information or next steps if you are interested in this sacred service area.


Ministry Support

When a ministry has lost the services of its minister there is a need to consider transition consulting. Transition consulting can provide a dynamic and transformative process for churches in transition before the formal minister search process begins. Contact Rev Carrie Kenyon to provide a ministry assessment tool and discuss Specialists or Consultant placement depending on your needs.