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Schedule of Activities for
Monday, September 23rd

2:30 PM

Conference Check In

Pick up conference materials between 2:30 and 5:30pm.

3:30 PM

Focus Group for Ministers and Spiritual Leaders

Facilitated by
Revs. Cheryl Fare
and Cherie Ruffo

All ministers and spiritual leaders are invited to join us as we come together in person for Fall Conference for the first time in five years. We will take this opportunity to start the conference off reconnecting with one another and then check in on where we find ourselves now and where we want to focus on going. You asked for this opportunity and we want to focus on what you want to focus on.

3:30 PM

Focus Group for
LUTs and LUT Candidates

Facilitated by
Janell Renshaw,
LUT and LUT Consultant

All Licensed Unity Teachers and candidates are invited to join us as we come together in person for Fall Conference for the first time in five years. Our new LUT Consultant Janell Renshaw wants to meet all of you and check in on where we find ourselves now and where we want to focus on going. This is a unique opportunity to discuss what we want to focus on as a group for our zoom gatherings and more.


Reverend Cherie Ruffo is the co-founder and Minister of Unity Radiant Light. Her journey with Unity began when she was 23 at the Unity Church of Honolulu. When she walked in, she felt complete unconditional love and acceptance and knew she was home. She soon found the Unity Ministries to be an open-minded, accepting spiritual community that honors all paths to God.

Leaving Hawaii several years later to return to the mainland, Cherie found herself settled in New England. In 2008, she made the decision to embark on a new career with Unity Worldwide Ministries and co-founded Unity Radiant Light in Providence, Rhode Island.

Cherie’s appetite for learning about spirituality is voracious. She is an ordained Unity Minister and is currently studying at Damanhur in Italy and with Universal Life Tools with Master Teacher, Simone Matthews, and many other schools of thought.

Cherie has a Bachelor’s Degree from Old Dominion University, is an ordained Unity Minister. She lives in Norwich, CT with her husband, Daniel, and three dogs.

Rev. Cheryl Fare

Cheryl Fare is an Ordained Unity Minister, InnerLifeSkills Certified Enneagram Coach, and a Master of Fine Arts. She has established herself as a leader with an artistic and spiritual voice of clarity as a speaker, writer, educator, actor, director, and producer.

As a writer she often focuses on real world topics, commenting on universal challenges as well as intimate, personal insights that give audiences a privileged glimpse of their own innermost virtues, fears and joys.  Cheryl’s style is direct, but subtly moving, using a quick wit and a wry sense of humor to shield readers while revealing the essence of life’s most sensitive topics. Cheryl is a leader with a strong voice of reason, encouraging professional and community groups to engage in meaningful collaboration.  As a dynamic speaker and educator, her insights provide sparks that expand the field of opportunity for artistic and spiritual discovery.

Cheryl serves on the Board of Directors for Unity Worldwide Ministries Eastern Region, and Free Jambalaya – a production company dedicated to the creation of original works.  She is a devoted soccer fan, loving mother, wife and friend.

Janell Renshaw, LUT

Hello! I am Spirit-led with extensive experience in youth-related environments and progressive skills in the area of Adolescent Behavior. I am professional, grounded and able to implement new functions and practices rapidly without compromising integrity. I am organized and meticulous with the ability to communicate effectively in a wide variety of situations. A quality educator who teaches from the heart with superior interpersonal skills, able to communicate expectations and policies clearly for the youth population, co-workers, and outside agencies. Extensive knowledge and personal experience of Unity principles. Best known for the ability to create instant rapport and understanding with youth and adults, thereby facilitating positive outcomes.

6:30 PM

Evening Opening Reception

In the Beautiful Fountain Room of The Hotel Hershey

Please join us for an opportunity to mingle and nosh.

This is a connection event and our purpose is to see one another again and have some fun and food. We are planning substantial reception food and spacious time to settle in our beautiful location and be with one another again.

Important Information About the Fall Conference