CLERGY

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Rev. Dr. Richard Loren Held

Spiritual Director

Dr. Richard holds two ordinations and multiple degrees including a Doctor of Divinity from study in both the United States and in Europe.  A professional musician, published author, award-winning businessman and currently the Spiritual Director for Unity in Lynnwood, Dr. Held's work has been noted as, "Thought-provoking and soul-nudging - that rare balance of profound and profoundly simple."

In 2014, he was invited to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Association for Global New Thought which launched the Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Seasons for Peace and Nonviolence.  He has   created with such notables as Dr. Maya Angelou, Marianne Williamson, Bishop Carlton Pearson, Bishop John Shelby-Spong, Barbara Marx-Hubbard, Dr. Jean Houston, Gary Zukav Mark Victor-Hansen and Victoria Moran.

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Rev. Nina Clark

Associate Minister

Rev. Nina has been a devoted and ardent student of New Thought teachings for over twenty-five years. She is a licensed and ordained Unity Minister and is also currently working towards her New Thought Interfaith minister credential and a Masters of Religious Studies. Her personal mission is to be a catalyst for spiritual awakening, both individually and collectively. As a rubber meets the road kind of person, she finds a home in Unity because she feels it offers a practical teaching that is meant to be embodied and lived into our daily lives inspiring us to leave the world better than we found it

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Rev. Dr. Jennifer Lovejoy

Spiritual Counsellor

A lifelong student of metaphysics and New Thought, Reverend Dr. Jennifer Lovejoy was raised in the Christian Science church and has been involved with Unity for nearly 30 years.  She was ordained in a non-denominational Christian healing ministry in 1999, fulfilling a long-standing interest in spiritual healing and counseling, and she also holds a PhD in Biopsychology from Emory University. Jennifer has been part of the Unity in Lynnwood community since 2003 and has been actively involved in the music ministry, adult education, and small group ministry. She currently serves on UIL’s Board of Trustees. Her spiritual inspiration includes Judeo-Christian and Buddhist teachings as well as the writings of the Fillmores, Joel Goldsmith, Emma Curtis Hopkins, and modern metaphysical writers. In her professional life she develops and oversees health and behavioral coaching programs to help individuals reach their full potential.