Rev. Victoria Loveland-Coen, Senior Minister
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 founded The Gratitude Experiment blog (www.gratitudexp.com) and the Gratitude Experiment community on Facebook where she supports over 9,000 followers in their practice of Proactive Gratitude. She has written two books: Manifesting Your Desires and The Baby Bonding Book. She teaches a course at Unity Center of Peace, as well as online, based on the program she created, Conscious Co-Creating. Rev. Victoria is also the author of the upcoming book: Breakthrough: A Complete Guide for Getting Unstuck and Realizing Your Dreams.
Rev. Victoria lives in Chapel Hill with her writer/producer/professor husband, Dana Coen, and has twin daughters in college.
As a Minister, Inspirational Speaker and Spiritual Coach her passion is to help others experience their spiritual magnificence, while permanently eliminating self-sabotaging blocks, so they can live their true life’s purpose.
Rev. Rosemary Hyde, Associate Minister
Rev. Rosemary, a lifelong spiritual pilgrim, is delighted to have found the beautiful spiritual community that is Unity Center of Peace.
Rosemary grew up Irish Catholic in Rhode Island, and entered the convent immediately after graduating from high school. Despite her love for things spiritual, she became aware that her spiritual path did not follow prescribed Catholic beliefs, and she finished college outside the convent.
After graduating, she received a Fulbright scholarship to study and teach in France. While there, she did Masters and doctoral work in psychology and linguistics. After returning to the U.S., she finished her doctorate in Psycholinguistics (Psychology of Communication) at St. Louis University. She lived in Missouri for 35 years, as a wife and mother, and also as professor and administrator at St. Louis Community College. She worked with area schools to create Service Learning programs that engaged students in serving poor communities for class credit. During those years, she also studied and practiced Unity principles and spirituality.
Since retiring from teaching, Rev. Rosemary has become an internationally certified homeopathic practitioner, and a Board certified chaplain and spiritual counselor. She has also fulfilled her lifelong calling to ministry by being ordained both as an Interfaith minister and as a Unity minister and teacher. Rev. Rosemary is delighted to serve as co-minister of Unity Center of Peace.
Since 2013, Rev. Rosemary and her present wife Nancy have visited Paris for one or two months each year. This réintroduction to French culture and language through teaching and serving non-religious younger Europeans led Rev. Rosemary to study the origins of Unity metaphysics in ancient wisdom and Greek philosophy.
In this process, she has learned how to teach and share metaphysics from a universally acceptable non-religious viewpoint. She has seen how people the world over share a similar thirst for spiritual experience and understanding, even while distancing themselves from church organizations.
From this path of universal desire , Rev. Rosemary is helping people from all belief systems to increase spiritual awareness around peace — inner peace, family peace, community and civil peace, universal planetary and cosmic peace, food and climate peace.
As a result of these converging interests and areas of study, she launched, in January 2020, a global metaphysical peace initiative.
It Is creating an online spiritual resource center where participants learn insights about quantum connectedness while experiencing it through new communications technologies.
It is helping small groups of like-minded people everywhere to deepen their peace consciousness and have fun getting to know each other By sharing peace-promoting activities.
This initiative, called LivingPeaceNow.Org, is now live on the Internet, and you are invited to enrich your life by participating with other Unity Center of Peace members and international Peacemakers who are making a difference in the world and reducing stress for themselves and others.