AGNT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Rev. Dr. David Alexander (hon.)
Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta
Spiritual Director - Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta. David Alexander was raised in New Thought and had a profound awakening at age
13, after which he dedicated his life to helping others.He became a licensed Religious Science Practitioner in 1999 and graduated from the University of New Mexico with honors in Child Development and Family Relations. David co-founded the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living, serving as its Senior Minister for 15 years.
Dr. Michael Beckwith
Agape International Spiritual Center
Los Angeles, CA
Michael Bernard Beckwith is the founder and Spiritual Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community headquartered in Los Angeles comprised of thousands of local members and global live streamers. Dr. Beckwith embraces a practical approach to spirituality utilizing meditation, affirmative prayer, and Life Visioning™, a process he originated. These practices teach us to take the experience of inner peace and awakened awareness into our everyday lives...
Unity World Headquarters
Unity Village, MO
EMERITUS: Jim Blake rejoined Unity World Headquarters as CEO in 2016, having previously served as chief information officer and vice president of operations from 2006 to 2011. Prior to being named CEO, he was vice president of product development at Rhythm Engineering in Lenexa, Kansas. Jim has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience with some of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in North America, including information technology, ...
Rev. Wendy Craig-Purcell
The Unity Center
San Diego, CA
EMERITUS: Wendy is a graduate of the Unity School of Christianity and was ordained in 1980. She is founder and CEO of The Unity Center, a 1500-member spiritual community located in San Diego, California. She has been a part of the Association for Global New Thought since 1999 and currently serves as Vice President. She participated in all three AGNT-sponsored “Synthesis Dialogues,” which brought together some of the world’s ...
Dr. Barbara Fields
AGNT Executive Director
Santa Barbara, CA
Executive Director, The Association for Global New Thought. She is co-founder and project director of: The Gandhi King Seasons for Peace and Nonviolence (1998-2017); the Synthesis Dialogues I, II, & III with His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama of Tibet; the omni-local initiatives for Harvard-based Abraham Walk Initiative in the Middle East. Formerly, she served as Program Director for the first Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago, ...
Dr. David Goldberg
Science of Mind Magazine
Reverend Doctor David Goldberg is an ordained Religious Science Minister and the Publisher and Editor of Guide for Spiritual Living: Science of Mind magazine, one of the oldest continuously published digest-sized magazines in the United States. He considers the more than 80,000 subscribers and readers his congregation. David earned his Bachelor’s degree in Technical Journalism and Public Relations and holds two Master’s degrees: ...
Dr. Kenn Gordon
Centers for Spiritual Living
Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon is responsible for bringing to the world the teachings of Science of Mind®, also known as Religious Science. As the former Spiritual Leader, it is his goal to help awaken humanity in order to create a world that works for everyone.
Toward this goal, Gordon travels the world speaking with everyone from government and religious leaders to individual seekers about ...
Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes
First Unity Spiritual Campus
St. Petersburg, FL
Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes grew up in South Carolina. She spent the earlier part of her career as a business owner and served three years of military service in the United States Army Reserves. She became a Science of Mind minister in 1991 and an ordained Unity Minister in 2007. She is described as a prophet and mystic for our times and the new spiritual leader the world needs today.
Rev. Donna La Rue Johnson
Unity Worldwide Ministries
Lee's Summit, MO
EMERITUS: President and CEO for Unity Worldwide Ministries, Rev. Donna Johnson is a native of Nashville, TN. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and has worked as a research assistant in behavior modification techniques with children, a counselor in a mental health center, a journalist and editor, and a real estate agent. ...
Rev. Deborah L. Johnson
Inner Light Ministries
Santa Cruz, CA
Rev. Deborah L. Johnson is the founder of Inner Light Ministries, an omnifaith spiritual community in Santa Cruz, California, and The Motivational Institute, an organizational development consulting firm specializing in cultural diversity. A dynamic organizer, strategist, facilitator, public speaker, and spoken word artist, she is known for her ability to bring clarity to complex and emotionally charged issues.
Rev. Erin McCabe
Unity Village Chapel
Unity Village, MO
Erin McCabe is the Senior Minister of Unity Village Chapel, the local and live-stream spiritual community located at Unity World Headquarters. She is the founder and Director of Campaign for Consciousness, a singer-songwriter and environmental advocate with a passion for nature and sustainable living. McCabe brings to the table a passionate flair inspiring a higher consciousness and encouraging us ...
Dr. Michelle Medrano
Mile Hi Church
Rev. Dr. Michelle Medrano found Religious Science at age 15. Upon walking into Mile Hi Church of Religious Science in Denver, Colorado, she knew she was "home." As a teenager, Michelle started volunteering at the church and eventually joined as administrative staff where she worked for six years. She continued her studies, became a practioner and in 1991, ...
Rev. Kevin Kitrell Ross
Unity of Sacramento
He is a Senior Fellow of the Mountain-Valley Chapter of the American Leadership Forum, a member of Sacramento Area Congregations Together, and he is respected for his role as a social justice activist. Ross is a three time delegate to the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Ross has served as a guest chaplain for the California State Senate and he has been called on numerous occasions to conduct ...
Rev. Edward Viljoen
Centers for Spiritual Living
Rev. Edward Viljoen (pronounced full-YOON) is the Spiritual Leader of Centers for Spiritual Living and functions as the preeminent voice, face, and spokesperson in the world, representing the vision, values, and intention of the organization through speaking engagements and social media. As the Spiritual Leader, Edward cultivates strategic alliances and partnerships that support and advance the organization’s mission: to provide...
Rev. Lola Wright
Bodhi Spiritual Center
EMERITUS: Lola Wright is a minister, leader, speaker and coach. She currently serves as the Spiritual Director of Bodhi Spiritual Center, a preeminent transdenominational community located in Chicago serving thousands locally and online through Sunday Celebration Services, classes, workshops, service opportunities and special events. ...