We are celebrating our 30th year October 2016. And we have so much to be grateful for. We moved into our new church home in August 2016. This building is a culmination of years of expansion, months of planning and fundraising, and the strong efforts of many people. In the past we have met in storefronts, a small church, a historic church, and the Woman's Club. Through it all we have held to our mission that: "We are a spiritual community, awakening to our divine nature through love service and personal transformation." I have always been amazed at the truth of those words to describe both who we are and our aspirations. Our church attracts people of all faith who are interested more in spirituality, than religion. People who are more into love than judgment. More into awareness than rote. And because our community shares these qualities, it's a fun place to be. Please join us if this seems like it might be a place that you would feel accepted and accepting. Join us on the journey to wholeness. -- Neusom
Unity, a positive path for spiritual living, applies Truth principles to our daily lives as taught and exemplified by Jesus the Christ. We embrace five basic tenets or core beliefs:
Unity Teaching FAQ
Our ministries and outreaches are free of discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability, and sexual orientation. Our sincere desire is to create spiritually aware organizations that are nondiscriminatory and support diversity.
However, the majority of the work done by Unity involves prayer support, publishing, and education services to people of all faiths. These nondenominational aspects include the prayer ministry, Silent Unity, (link to the Silent Unity web page) and Daily Word (link to the Unity Daily Word web page) (Unity’s nondenominational inspirational bimonthly magazine), as well as, retreats and spiritual enrichment and education classes (SEE) that are open to everyone and teach Unity principles in nondenominational settings. (For more information on Unity classes and retreats visit www.unity.org.)
Spiritual communion takes place through prayer and meditation in the silence. The bread or the body of Jesus Christ symbolizes the word of Truth. The wine or blood of Jesus Christ symbolizes the conscious realization of God-life. Unity practices communion by appropriating or partaking of the spiritual energy represented by these elements.
Spirit, Universe, the Intelligence
Our Unity of the Triangle staff is here to serve you. We would love to hear from you. Each dedicated staff member is available to assist you on your spiritual journey.
From an early age, Neusom knew he would be a spiritual leader, but by the age of 16 he doubted any church held his beliefs in universal divinity. He began a serious quest for answers and spiritual growth by studying Eastern religions, mythology, meditation, and various healing modalities, in addition to a Psychology degree from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Directly after graduating from Presbyterian seminary with a Masters of Divinity, Neusom enrolled in Unity seminary, and is now an ordained Unity minister. He is the previous minister of Unity of Corvallis in Oregon, and has been Senior Minister of Unity of the Triangle since 2002.
Before becoming a minister, Neusom was a professional river guide on the Grand Canyon and around the world; he was the first to descend 12 rivers on four continents.
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Ana V. QuintanaAssociate Minister
Originally from Puerto Rico, Ana’s passion for metaphysics and practical Christianity began in her early teens. While working in the business world, she studied to become a Unity minister and was ordained in 1999. Ana combined her business and ministerial career in Puerto Rico until she and her family moved to Raleigh. Ana has been the Associate Minister of Unity of the Triangle since 2012, and her ministry focuses on adult education and supporting the youth and family education programs. Since Ana is bilingual, she envisions creating a Spanish ministry at Unity of the Triangle.
Ana’s business experience and education, including Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, the University of Puerto Rico and Harvard Business School, bring unique skills to Unity of the Triangle.
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Meemie LohmuellerPastoral Care Director
Meemie has been studying metaphysics and Unity principles since 1992 when she realized there was a spiritual path congruent with her inner knowing. She is passionate about prayer and facilitating spiritual transformation in volunteers and congregants. Meemie has directed the Care and Comfort ministry and the Prayer Chaplaincy program since 2013. She continues to serve as a volunteer prayer chaplain.
As a former credit union CEO, she brings a unique blend of leadership and practiced Truth principles to Unity of the Triangle’s pastoral care programs. Meemie is currently attending seminary as a part-time student.
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Mary SmithCo-Director of Youth and Family Ministry
As Co-Director of the Youth program, Mary energetically focuses on developing lesson plans, recruiting volunteers, and working directly with the middle and high school age students, and college students in the future. She previously worked for a church in Venice, Florida creating a weeklong interfaith summer program much like a Vacation Bible School for kids. Mary studied theology, including interfaith studies, served as a youth counselor, and taught college students; all of which grew her consciousness and provided seeds for what she envisions for the youth program at Unity of the Triangle.
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Janice FalconCo-Director of Youth and Family Ministry
As Co-Director of the Youth program, Janice’s focus is on developing lesson plans, recruiting volunteers, and working directly with the nursery to fifth grade age children. She is blessed to have grown up in Unity and has studied Unity principles since Kindergarten. Janice is a certified yoga instructor with 18 years experience teaching prenatal, baby and mom, and children and adults of all ages, as well as being a birth doula. Also from Puerto Rico, Janice is bi-lingual and a loving mom of five sweet boys along with her husband, Omar.
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Scott McKenzieMusic Director
Scott brings high energy and high performance to the Unity of the Triangle music program. Under the direction of Maestro Scott since 2010, the adult choir has grown in size and skill level including expanding its music repertoire. Scott has an extensive background in music theater and choral conducting, and is a concert pianist trained at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Indiana University. While in San Francisco, he also added graduate work in choral conducting to his skill set.
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Ralph McLesterDirector of Finance
As staff accountant, Ralph administers the accounting, budgeting, building maintenance, and building rentals for Unity of the Triangle. Ralph is a former volunteer Board of Trustee and longtime faithful member of Unity
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Cindy NickelsDirector of Technology
Cindy calmly ensures the networking, hardware, software systems, and computer and technology systems run smoothly for Unity of the Triangle. Her previous experience with computer systems and applications led her to volunteer and ultimately become a staff member in 2015. She is also a certified Structural Yoga Therapist and Oneness Awakening trainer.
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Darla BrownSunday Services Coordinator
Darla enthusiastically works with volunteers and ensures Sunday services and special events run smoothly. She serves as a coordinator and connector for all the different elements of Sunday services including creating a welcoming environment for guests. Darla previously worked in sales and marketing, and has been an advocate for all things Unity since 2003, including the special people she calls friends at Unity of the Triangle.
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Mary GrahamAdministrative Assistant
Mary maintains the social media and efficiently handles the administrative functions of Unity of Triangle, as well as, the library and online bookstore. Her smile brings a calm presence to the office staff and congregants.
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Our Board of Trustees
As the governing body, the Board of Trustees provides the vision, direction, annual budget and major organization policies for Unity of the Triangle. The board is made up of six members plus the senior minister. Board members welcome your comments and suggestions. (From left to right) David Johnson - Treasurer, Connie Seitz - Vice President, John Pelligrino - Member at Large, Emilia Ruiz - Member at Large, Chris Hayes - Secretary, Tonya Debnam - President