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Schedule of Activities for
Tuesday, September 24th

8:00 AM

Prayer & Meditation

Prayer and meditation are foundational to Unity, and our conference reflects that focus.

10:00 AM

Spiritual Direction: The Alchemy of Presence

Facilitated by Revs. Vicki Bunch, Ron Karstetter
and Angela Denton
(2 General CEUs)

We come together as the “home and heart of Presence” with one another to bear witness to the sacred mystery of the soul’s evolution.Through the gift of Presence, holding sacred space, holy listening, and offering deep reflective and open questions, the sole purpose of spiritual direction is to accompany others in deeply aligning with their spiritual identity and their inner guidance. This experiential session invites us into contemplative practices as tools for inner exploration. During this gathering, we have the opportunity to create harmonious connections as we navigate our personal and collective spiritual journeys.

Rev. Vicki Bunch

Rev. Vicki is co-minister and partner in ministry with her husband, Rev. Richard Bunch. She became ordained through Unity Worldwide Ministries in Lee’s Summit, MO in 2006. She is a spiritual director and instructor in the Unity Spiritual Direction Program. Her primary interest is to support and celebrate each individual’s personal and spiritual development through her messages and activities. She specializes in creative worship arts experiences, spiritual counseling, pastoral care and youth and family involvement.

She has spoken at numerous Unity churches offering workshops on personal growth, healing relationships and women’s issues, as well as trainings in board/team leadership, prayer chaplaincy and women’s spirituality. She has served on the Admissions and Credentials Team for Unity Worldwide Ministries International.

Rev. Ron Karstetter

Rev. Ron Karstetter is an ordained Unity Minister, Licensed Unity Teacher, and Spiritual Director.

He currently serves as the Minister of Unity of Lehigh Valley in Emmaus, Pennsylvania; and previously held the position of Associate Minister at Unity of Fairfax in Oakton, Virginia.

He retired from U.S. federal civil service in 2016, to move into ministry full-time, after a career in federal emergency management and Veteran’s healthcare administration.

Rev. Ron is a life-long Truth student, with a passion for teaching Truth Principles and contemplative spiritual practices as tools for personal and organizational transformation.

He has a contemplative leadership style, with a strong background in individual and group spiritual direction, visioning and strategic planning to foster community building and organizational excellence.

Rev. Angela Denton

Angela is the minister of Unity by the Shore (UBTS) in Neptune, NJ and has served as the spiritual leader of UBTS since 2015.  Rev. Angela is a compassionate individual who is zealous about spiritual growth and development and has been an active leader in the Unity movement for the past twenty-five years.  She has served on the Unity Worldwide Eastern Region Board of Trustees for six years serving for three years as president.  Prior to Angela becoming credentialed as a LUT and then a minister, Angela served as a lay leader on the UWM Board of Trustees for two years. 

Additionally, Angela has served on the UWM Eastern Region Conference Planning Team for the past 7 years and currently is a student enrolled in UWM’s Spiritual Director Certificate Program.  Two years ago, Angela became a certified Quantum Coach through the Quantum Living Training Program created by Drs. Gary and Jane Simmons and Dr. Rima Bonario.

Prior to serving as a minister of UBTS, Angela was a public-school special educator for thirty years. Additionally, for ten years Angela worked to support and empower individuals, couples, and families in private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist.  Finally, Angela has a BA in special education, a master’s degree in Psychological Services Behavioral Science and a postgraduate degree and Professional Diploma in Marriage and Family Therapy. 

2:00 PM

Communications Ethics

Facilitated by Rev. Richard A. Pacheco
This session meets and exceed requirements for an ethics credit.

Communications with clear intentions, good boundaries and shared values can completely change the level on which we connect with others! This interactive session will begin with an assessment of where, how and with whom we already communicate, which will then allow us to develop a plan for moving forward. We will assess our hard copy communications; customized and group emails; photo and video and text reach outs; facebook, instagram and other social media, up to and including the ethical use of AI. This session will help provide a template for making decisions and allocating resources to move us forward in our personal and ministry journeys through communications ethics.

Rev. Richard Pacheco

Rev. Richard Pacheco was born and raised in NYC for most of his life. After 911, he moved to New Jersey. During his time in New Jersey, he was introduced to a home business that began his personal development and self-improvement journey. After a challenge he experienced during an operation, he realized how fleeting life could be and wanted to be the best he can be. The event turned into a journey of self-discovery, and a spiritual calling began. Listening to an audio lesson by Randy Gage, he was introduced to Unity. He found the next calling in his journey and has become an ordained minister in the Unity Worldwide Ministries. During his eight years of study, he had also looked at how he can serve others. He became a reiki master teacher, Certified teenage meditation teacher, ho’opono’pono practitioner and sound healing certified. Knowing the many people who helped him, he wanted to reach others and became certified as a master life coach and a certified spiritual coach. His vision is to help others find and stay on their journey while continuing on his. He lives with his wife and four children in Martinsburg, WV.

5:30 PM

Evening Visit with Unity of Palmyra

Facilitated by Unity of Palmyra

We are all invited to an evening of food, fellowship, and fun at Unity of Palmyra on Tuesday evening of Fall Conference. Our time together will include a meal prepared with love and care by our congregants, followed by a lovely Taize service in our beautiful sanctuary, and will end with dessert, coffee and fellowship with our community members. Unity of Palmyra is thrilled to be the host ministry for Fall Conference and we look forward to sharing our space, and ourselves, with all of you soon!

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