Meet our Co-Ministers!
Rev. Victoria Loveland-Coen
Victoria Loveland-Coen is an author, Spiritual Coach, Interfaith Minister and mother of twins. She has been a student of New Thought/Ancient Wisdom for over 35 years, along with being a long-time meditator, and a graduate from Agape’s Practitioner Program under Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith. She offers support in the practice of proactive gratitude through her blog The Gratitude Experiment (www.gratitudexp.com) as well as the Gratitude Experiment page on Facebook. Her popular workshop, Conscious Co-Creating, is now available, complete with a Facilitator’s Guide, to spiritually-focused study groups everywhere. To find out about upcoming free online webinars, visit: ManifestYourGood.com. Victoria is happy to be serving Unity Center of Peace in Chapel Hill, as co-Minister. She resides in Carrboro with her writer husband (Dana Coen) and their twin teenage daughters.
Rev. Rosemary Hyde
As a long-time student of Unity and now an ordained interfaith minister, I deeply appreciate the opportunity to participate in and help lead the vibrant, loving community that is Unity Center of Peace. I am excited about the rising energy in our community, and am looking forward to helping to build a deeply caring spiritual family that welcomes diversity and bubbles with joyful service. I anticipate wonderful opportunities to bask in Spirit and to celebrate seasons and passages of earthly and human life. I also envision with great pleasure our growth as a center both for Unity spirituality and for One Spirit Interspiritual learning opportunities. I am a Board-Certified Pastoral Counselor and also a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain, and with those qualifications will be providing at Unity Center of Peace accredited community-based chaplaincy and pastoral counseling training and services.
Our co-ministers, Rev. Rosemary Hyde and Rev. Victoria Loveland-Coen are now present in the Ministry office during the week and are available for spiritual counseling. This is a free service given in love and in complete confidentiality. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to be supported spiritually. If you can't make it into the office you may also call, and we'd be happy to connect with you over the phone.
Rev. Victoria’s office hours are Tuesday & Thursdays: 10:00am to 3:00pm ,and by appointment for spiritual counseling.
Rev. Rosemary’s office hours are Tuesday 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm and by appointment for spiritual counseling.
General Guidelines: Spiritual counseling sessions run approximately 30 minutes. Please call in advance of your coming if possible. If you feel you need more time, or would like spiritual counseling on an on-going basis, please talk with either minister to schedule a private professional session.
Celebration Services: Both Rev. Rosemary and Rev. Victoria are available to officiate special celebrations such as weddings, baby blessings, memorial services, new house or new business blessings, etc. Please contact either one directly for fees and scheduling.
Rev. Rosemary Hyde and Rev. Victoria Loveland-Coen's
Joint Statement of Ministry
(Read at the New Minister Installation Ceremony on 7/1/12)
Together we are here to support Unity Center of Peace and to honor its affiliation with Unity Worldwide Ministries. Unity Principles are what we practice and believe here. Because UCP has hired two ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual Ministers, rather than a Unity-ordained Minister, we wanted to clarify for you our position on this.
At the same time, we envision Unity Center of Peace growing to become a thriving, prosperous, full-service spiritual community supporting our members and serving others in many ways. UCP is emerging as an important resource for people of all faiths from across the Triangle, a place of coming together to experience greater spiritual growth and awareness, and an energetic New Thought center where our combined energy manifests peace, abundance and healing on all levels.
We want to demonstrate within the larger community an inclusive, welcoming community for all New Thought students, and, in fact, all who seek to deepen their spiritual awareness, regardless of their feelings about religion. By weaving a beautiful tapestry of spiritual Wisdom from many paths: Christianity and New Thought as well as Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Earth-based traditions, we can remain “open at the top,” as Ernest Holmes used to say, and can more fully embody Universal Truths. Moreover we become truly a Center of Peace.
In fact, in the 19th century, Eastern traditions influenced the Transcendentalists, Ernest Holmes, Charles & Myrtle Fillmore, and others –whose combined spiritual teaching then became what we call today “New Thought.” Unity today continues to draw on many spiritual traditions in its writings, as can be seen in articles in virtually every issue of Unity Magazine.
We envision UCP as a loving, extended family that appreciates and supports each of us. We are all ministers to each other and to the world, as we open fully to Source expressing through and with us. Above all, we intend to have a glorious, fun time as a community, as we express Spirit together.