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Spiritual Leader / Senior Minister

Rev. Claudia René

is a gifted teacher of spiritual truth and a modern day thought leader who is passionate about the awakening of humanity to its spiritual magnificence. A contemplative mystic, her unique gift of spiritual expression combines timeless teachings and personal stories to engage and entertain her audience, inspiring individuals to realize their Divinity and to allow happy, joyful, purposeful lives to spring forth from this awareness. FULL BIO

Favorite Quote:

"Love allows all things, trusts all things, embraces all things and thereby transcends all things."
–The Way of Mastery

Fun Fact:

Rev. Claudia's true "sanctuary" is deep in the woods, surrounded by Mother Nature.

Spiritual Leader / Senior Minister

Rev. Claudia René

is a gifted teacher of spiritual truth and a modern day thought leader who is passionate about the awakening of humanity to its spiritual magnificence. A contemplative mystic, her unique gift of spiritual expression combines timeless teachings and personal stories to engage and entertain her audience, inspiring individuals to realize their Divinity and to allow happy, joyful, purposeful lives to spring forth from this awareness. FULL BIO

Favorite Quote:

"Love allows all things, trusts all things, embraces all things and thereby transcends all things."
–The Way of Mastery

Fun Fact:

Rev. Claudia's true "sanctuary" is deep in the woods, surrounded by Mother Nature.

Director of Operations

Tony "Brother T" Williamson

was initially focused on a career in corporate America and as a university-level adjunct instructor. However, after an unexpected introduction to spirituality in the mid 1990’s he began to experience profound shifts in consciousness and his life took on a new purpose. Today his studies are focused on expanding his understanding and grasp of what he calls “True Thought Principles” – teaching these principles is now his life’s purpose and his greatest passion. FULL BIO

Favorite Quote:

"What you think you are is a belief to be undone."
–A Course in Miracles

Fun Fact:

Tony is the first-born in a family of 10. He was also once a proficient aerobatic pilot, as well as a sailor on Lake Erie for over 8 years.

Music Directors

Amy & Jesse Hughes

met by Divine appointment in 2008, married in 2013 and have been inseparable since. They share a bizarre sense of humor and a passion for the connective, healing power of music. Introduced to Unity in 2018, they continue to expand through its practical teachings and principles.

Favorite Quote:

"Music is the shorthand of emotion."
–Leo Tolstoy

Fun Fact:

Amy & Jesse are live entertainers as the acoustic duo Chariot, and have appeared in numerous acting and singing roles for local community theater The Naples Players.

Head of Production & Marketing

Jesse Hughes

took on this role in 2021 as an opportunity to be closer to and more active in his spiritual home while being a stay-at-home dad with his beautiful rascal Ellie. He has grown to love the new creative avenues it has opened up for him, not to mention the spiritual and personal growth.

Favorite Quote:

"All the water in the world can't sink a ship unless it gets inside."
–Goi Nasu

Fun Fact:

Jesse was previously a supervisor for Geek Squad and finds joy in expanding his own and others' boundaries through technology.

Youth & Family Ministry Director

Jodi Scholes

was raised with Sunday School and Youth Group. She has been a member of a Unity community since 2000. Jodi works full time as a speaker, author and consultant for medium-sized businesses delivering complementary medicine such as wellness centers, massage clinics, and yoga studios.

Favorite Quote:

"My religion is kindness"
–Dalai Lama

Fun Fact:

Jodi has done over 30 triathlons.

Ministerial Assistant

Kathleen Hassan

is on a lifelong quest for meaning that has guided her along an eclectic career path. Fitness instructor, inspirational speaker, life coach, hypnotherapist, reiki master, missionary, writer, artist, and now serving in ministry at Unity – all of it called forth the Spirit of God within her. But by far, the greatest experience of her life is getting to be “Nana” to her precious granddaughters!

Favorite Quote:

"Things are neither good nor bad but thinking makes it so."
–William Shakespeare

Fun Fact:

Kathleen has swum with dolphins twice... and is still trying to find her porpoise!

Director of Operations

Tony "Brother T" Williamson

was initially focused on a career in corporate America and as a university-level adjunct instructor. However, after an unexpected introduction to spirituality in the mid 1990’s he began to experience profound shifts in consciousness and his life took on a new purpose. Today his studies are focused on expanding his understanding and grasp of what he calls “True Thought Principles” – teaching these principles is now his life’s purpose and his greatest passion. FULL BIO

Favorite Quote:

"What you think you are is a belief to be undone."
–A Course in Miracles

Fun Fact:

Tony is the first-born in a family of 10. He was also once a proficient aerobatic pilot, as well as a sailor on Lake Erie for over 8 years.

Music Directors

Amy & Jesse Hughes

met by Divine appointment in 2008, married in 2013 and have been inseparable since. They share a bizarre sense of humor and a passion for the connective, healing power of music. Introduced to Unity in 2018, they continue to expand through its practical teachings and principles.

Favorite Quote:

"Music is the shorthand of emotion."
–Leo Tolstoy

Fun Fact:

Amy & Jesse are live entertainers as the acoustic duo Chariot, and have appeared in numerous acting and singing roles for local community theater The Naples Players.

Head of Production & Marketing

Jesse Hughes

took on this role in 2021 as an opportunity to be closer to and more active in his spiritual home while being a stay-at-home dad with his beautiful rascal Ellie. He has grown to love the new creative avenues it has opened up for him, not to mention the spiritual and personal growth.

Favorite Quote:

"All the water in the world can't sink a ship unless it gets inside."
–Goi Nasu

Fun Fact:

Jesse was previously a supervisor for Geek Squad and finds joy in expanding his own and others' boundaries through technology.

Youth & Family Ministry Director

Jodi Scholes

was raised with Sunday School and Youth Group. She has been a member of a Unity community since 2000. Jodi works full time as a speaker, author and consultant for medium-sized businesses delivering complementary medicine such as wellness centers, massage clinics, and yoga studios.

Favorite Quote:

"My religion is kindness"
–Dalai Lama

Fun Fact:

Jodi has done over 30 triathlons.

Ministerial Assistant

Kathleen Hassan

is on a lifelong quest for meaning that has guided her along an eclectic career path. Fitness instructor, inspirational speaker, life coach, hypnotherapist, reiki master, missionary, writer, artist, and now serving in ministry at Unity – all of it called forth the Spirit of God within her. But by far, the greatest experience of her life is getting to be “Nana” to her precious granddaughters!

Favorite Quote:

"Things are neither good nor bad but thinking makes it so."
–William Shakespeare

Fun Fact:

Kathleen has swum with dolphins twice... and is still trying to find her porpoise!

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