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 (formerly Geith) discovered UCP through its sacred outdoor spaces when she moved to the area. She grew up with Unity principles and publications and, is a lifelong practitioner of new thought. Chris is a Future Ministers Team member and will be ordained by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in June 2022. 

A UCP member since 2018, Chris serves on the prayer team, wisdom council, and services and events team, and leads UCP outdoor spirituality and mindfulness experiences.

A long career in senior leadership roles in higher education led Chris to her current role as CEO of the Extension Foundation, the non-profit partner of the U.S. Cooperative Extension System. Chris has a PhD in higher education, an MBA, and a BS in design.

Rev. Chris is an artist, shamanic practitioner, and energy healing practitioner and lives in Chapel Hill. She earned her seminary degree from One Spirit Learning Alliance, Class of 2022