Rev. Victoria Loveland-Coen, Senior Minister

The author of 3 books and a frequent guest on Unity Online Radio, Rev. Victoria Loveland-Coen shares her passion to help others experience their spiritual magnificence, while permanently eliminating self-sabotaging blocks, so they can live their true life’s purpose. 

Rev. Victoria has been a student of New Thought/Ancient Wisdom for over 35 years. She was initiated into Transcendental Meditation at the age of 16 and has continued the practice through her life. 

She attended the Religious Science Practitioner Program at Agape International Center of Truth under Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, and became a licensed Practitioner in 1997. Then, in 2010 she attended One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City and was ordained as an Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister in July of 2012. After continued study with Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute, she was ordained as a Unity Minister in December 2017.

Rev. Victoria is known as the Gratitude Guru™ and supports individuals in their practice of Proactive Gratitude. Her books include: Manifesting Your Desires and The Baby Bonding Book, and her newest, Breakthrough: A Complete Guide for Getting Unstuck and Realizing Your Dreams is available on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble now.

Rev. Victoria lives in Chapel Hill with her writer/producer/professor husband, Dana Coen, and has twin daughters who are launching into adulthood.


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Rev. Chris Nygren, Minister of Outdoor Sacred Spaces

Rev. Chris Nygren, Ph.D., discovered UCP's beautiful forest labyrinth when she moved to the area from Michigan. A lifelong practitioner of new thought, she joined UCP in 2018. Rev. Chris became an ordained interfaith/inter-spiritual minister with One Spirit Seminary in 2022, a journey that included Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute coursework.

Rev. Chris serves as the UCP Minister of Outdoor Sacred Spaces and is a member of the Spiritual Leadership Team. She speaks regularly at UCP and the Unity Center of Montreal. Retired from a career in higher education innovation, Rev. Chris stewards mountain land nearby and enjoys being with her adult daughters and family who all live in the area. Rev. Chris is an artist, shamanic practitioner, certified practitioner of Esoteric (energy) Healing, and leader of mystical and mindful outdoor experiences. Her first book will be published in 2024.

You can find what's offered in UCP's Outdoor Sacred Spaces on the Facebook Group GO HERE.