Ordained Unity Minister
Licensed Unity Teacher
Unity South-Central Region Board Secratary & YFM Liaison
Co-Founder & Spiritual Leader for the East Mountain Unity Center
Chaplain for the International and South-Central Regions of Youth of Unity
Founder WindSpirit Native American Flute Circle
“The foundation of Unity is as an educational movement. Through the study of the Laws of Truth we learn to apply them so that they will dissolve our adverse beliefs and conditions and enable us to life a life of 'practical spirituality'. In other words, we examine the teachings of Jesus and other great teachers and learn how to use them in our daily lives.”
~ Rev. Gordon Keyler
email Rev. Gordon Keyler: email@example.com
Glenda grew up in Unity. When she was five, her family began attending Unity Temple in Detroit, Michigan. When the family moved to Albuquerque in 1959, they continued with what was then called Christ Unity. Over the years she participated in Youth of Unity and was a YFM teacher. After retiring from a family business in 2017, she was looking for a new career opportunity and responded to an ad for Unity Spiritual Center Albuquerque. It seemed like a perfect fit. She views the role of Office Manager as one of facilitating and collaborating with staff, congregants and others to help make Unity Spiritual Center the best possible place to be.
John Vandermay has built our Audio Visual Lighting and Media program and team from the ground up. He continues to uplevel live streaming and overall presentation for our services and events.
Amanda brings to life a "living curriculum” that honors the wisdom within. Children create art work, write, sing songs, as well as participate in lessons and discussions that apply the 5 Unity principles in their lives. She sustains our welcoming and inclusive Youth and Family Ministry with her bright smile and skillful abilities as a teacher.
As Sacred Service Coordinator, Martyne acts to organize, inspire and implement all the component parts of our Sacred Service volunteers and Sunday service. Martyne Backman has been an active member of Unity for 15 years, serving as a Board member, platform host, and usher, among other roles. In 2010 she joined the Prayer Chaplain team, and became USC chaplain coordinator and trainer six years ago. Martyne is a Reiki Master energy practitioner, a teacher for over 25 years, and an inspirational speaker and trainer for 35 years.
When she moved to Albuquerque, Marya was delighted to learn that USCABQ was here. On her first visit, she felt like she was home. She signed on as our Social Media Web Master in 2017 and immediately set out to expand our social media presence. Marya does content and post creation for all our social media and website as well its maintenance. She has especially enjoyed spearheading our new website design. Marya is an ordained Interfaith Minister, an intuition educator, a mentor in the intuitive arts, and author of You Are Simply Divine, A Handbook of Simple Spiritual Practices for Divine Connectivity and Divine Alignment Toolkit.