Regional Board & Staff
Board of Trustees
Rev. Rachel Simpson
Rev. Rachel Simpson (she/her/hers) is a lifetime Unity student. She grew up attending Unity of Bremerton Washington, where she was active in youth ministry and Youth of Unity. She worked for Unity Worldwide Ministries in Teen and Young Adult ministries, as well as for Unity South Central region with teen ministry. While in the Missouri, Rachel worked with several communities in youth and young adult programs and co-founded Unity Village’s weekly alternative service, Sacred Circle in 2008. Rev. Rachel was Licensed and Ordained in 2013, holds a Masters in Divinity from Unity Institute and Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in technical theatre with a minor in music from Central Washington University. She is a Certified Quantum Process coach as well as a Special Olympics Snowshoe and Swim coach. She is currently the minister at Unity Spiritual Center of Anchorage.
Rev. Jane Hiatt
Rev. Jane Hiatt has been serving as the Senior Minister at Unity Community of Central Oregon since January 2011. She was ordained through Unity’s Field Licensing in May 2015. Rev. Jane is passionate about fostering community and creating an environment where people have opportunities to step into leadership. She is passionate about spreading Unity’s message and influence so that more people can experience the solace and empowerment that Unity offers and so more children grow up knowing in their hearts that they are amazing, powerful creators. As the Vice President for the region, she is committed to cultivating more ways to connect us as a region and to support individual communities in their growth. Rev. Jane is the author of two books: Magic Child, all about love and power from the inside out and Love Letters from the Mother. She has at least 2 more books in the works! She has had a 25-year career as a hypnotherapist. In her mythical spare time, she likes going to plays and hiking with her husband, playing with her grandsons, and hosting dinner parties.
I first became aware of the Unity movement in the late 1970's, when a friend invited me to attend Unity of Missoula. I had begun to realize that there must be a God, but that that power was not what I found in traditional religious services. I was exploring the work of Edgar Cayce at that time in my life, and my friend explained to me that many people who were interested in Edgar Cayce had found a spiritual home in Unity. One Sunday at a time, over the course of a few years, I became convinced that Unity was my path. I first joined the board, was elected board president, and helped shepherd Missoula Unity through several years of different ministers and lay leadership. I kept thinking that finding a spiritual leader from within our organization would work best for our community, but no one stepped forward. Finally I realized that Spirit was speaking to me! I enrolled in SEE classes at Unity Village, and pursued a path to become a Licensed Unity Teacher. Along the way I discovered the Prayer Chaplain program, and introduced it to Unity of Missoula. My classes and experiences in the wider world of Unity has enriched our church community in countless ways. I am GRATEFUL for the opportunity to serve and the blessing of meeting so many awesome people along the way.
Blessings to all, my name is Michael Muir most call me Mike, some call me dad, and some call me papa. I have 4 children, 1 boy and 3 girls that have given me 9 grand children. Family is the most important blessing in my life. I have 3 horses currently and I am an avid horseman. I am an electrician with a career spanning 43+years.
My Unity experience began in 1995. I began a late arrived and back row sitter, but soon became involved as a volunteer, first as a committee person with several community service projects. I was a greeter for a short while. I was a member of the financial team in charge of fund raising. My eight years a YOU sponsor were some of the most rewarding years of my life.
I was involved with taking numerous groups to regional events. I have been a prayer chaplain for about 15 years. After my 8 years with the YOU I became a member of the board. Shortly after coming on the board I was asked to be the Sunday service leader, which I have been doing for 9 years. My second year on the board I was the vice president, then in my third year on the board I was voted as president, and served as president for 4 years. After my time as president I was asked to take the position as Spiritual coordinator/ leader. My firm belief in Unity principles has reaffirmed my commitment to Unity.
Rev. David McArthur
Rev. David McArthur, J.D. left the practice of law to become an ordained Unity minister and has led dynamic Unity churches for more than thirty-five years. In addition to roles as the senior minister in Unity churches in Missoula Montana, Spokane Washington and Walnut Creek California, he has served as Chair of the Board of Unity Worldwide Ministries, the highest elected position in the Unity Movement. Rev. David also spent seven years as a director and trainer at the world-renowned HeartMath Institute. David has taught HeartMath’s discoveries to clergy from many religions and denominations. Rev. David has trained Unity’s Silent Unity prayer ministry, its ministerial students, hundreds of Unity ministers and many churches in the heart’s transformative power. He has been a keynote speaker at Unity’s Annual Convention and conferences as well as being featured in Unity Magazine. He is the bestselling author of two books, The Intelligent Heart and Your Spiritual Heart. He currently continues to present his workshops, keynotes and services throughout the country. David and his wife Kathryn live in Poulsbo, Washington.
Audrey Pitchford, LUT
Licensed Unity Teacher Rep.
Audrey Pitchford was raised Catholic and left organized religion for several years before finding Unity. She is currently a member at both Unity of Olympia and Unity of Centralia, and became a Licensed Unity Teacher in November, 2019. She has served in a variety of volunteer roles, including usher, council member, and prayer team member, and loves the learning and connection Unity provides. Audrey has over 15 years experience teaching and writing curriculum in several fields, including leadership skills, communication skills, insurance, dance and spiritual topics. She lives in Olympia with her husband, Greg.
Regional Staff Members
Nick Muncie-Jarvis, LUT