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 Q-Process coach as well as a Special Olympics snowshoe 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.
Linda Andrus, LUT
Phone: 406-274-2772Email Linda
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.
Rev. Linda Spencer
Phone: 206-769-5097Email Linda
Rev. Linda Spencer has been a Unity student for 46 years and a Unity minister for 41 of those. She has led churches in Santa Barbara, California; Bellevue, Washington and Springfield, Illinois; and is currently serving as a part-time Minister at Unity Skagit Valley in Mt. Vernon. Her spiritual journey is an ongoing, passionate adventure filled with amazing teachings, teachers and personal experiences. She never stops growing, learning and inspiring and believes that the opportunity to serve fellow travelers on the spiritual journey is the fulfillment of her life purpose. Linda and her partner Kay live in La Conner, WA with their three, precious, animal companions.
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.
Joanna Gabriel is the first lay person to serve on the NW Region Board. A New Thought minister for over 25 years, Joanna has been serving Unity congregations the Northwest region, speaking, both in person and through livestream, along with performing weddings, memorials and special ceremonies, facilitating classes and offering spiritual coaching. In addition, having worked with the ReCreation Foundation and Neale Donald Walsch, author of the Conversations with God series of books, as the Director of Education and Worldwide Communications, Joanna believes that one’s self-awareness through the spiritual journey is vital as we live and grow in these challenging times. Joanna has served as spiritual advisor at Unity of Whidbey for nearly 10 years and lives on beautiful Whidbey Island.
Rev. Terry Murray
Reverend Terry Murray (she/her/hers) has been serving as the minister at Unity of Olympia since the summer of 2012. Rev Terry is an inspirational speaker and a talented workshop facilitator, passionate about personal development through spiritual experience. She is a graduate of the Master of Divinity program through Unity Institute and holds a B.A. in psychology. She also has certificates in Peacemaking Skills, Compassionate Communication and is a certified Q-Coach for The Art and Practice of Living with Nothing and No One Against You. Rev Terry grew up in Federal Way and loves Olympia! Her personal statement is: “One with Spirit, I call others to join me as we claim lives of freedom and joy through personal development and spiritual experience.”
Barbara Thorp, LUT
Licensed Unity Teacher Rep.
Regional Staff Members
Nick Muncie-Jarvis, LUT