Unity Urban Ministerial School


Welcome to Unity Urban Ministerial School

Unity Urban Ministerial School offers training that enccourages students to discover their spirituality through education and faith-based practices that allow a person to grow spiritually, socially and financially and to prepare students for effective 21st century ministry.

Our History

Rev. Ruth M. Mosley, an ordained Unity minister, founded the Unity Urban Ministerial School. She realized a need within the inner cities to teach the Unity principles for living. She understood that urban youth and adults alike needed to be shown their inherent worth and their ability to create better lives.

Urban Ministry strives to reach out to individuals where they are and to teach them that their lives matter, their lives have purpose, and they have within themselves the ability to create happy, prosperous and fulfilling lives. UUMS has a goal of educating and equipping ministers to be strong spiritual teachers and leaders, thereby transforming lives and communities.

In 2008, Dr. Catherine Thomas was asked to create and implement an online study program for UUMS. She soon created the classes on Coursewebs and initially two students were enrolled. The online program has grown to be the primary educational path for all students entering the Unity Urban Ministerial School.

UUMS has been dedicated to continuing the spiritual education work of Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, founders of the Unity movement. UUMS provides a quality education using Unity principles and coursework specific for urban ministry.

Meet Our Educators

Unity Urban Ministerial School is blessed with world-renowned Unity licensed educators:

Rev. Vertell Allison Talifero, MA, MA
Rev. Dr. Robert Brach, MPA, MEd, MDiv, DDiv, DRE
Rev. Sandra Campbell, MS
Rev. Carole Lunde, MA
Rev. Charline Manuel, MA
Rev. Karen Saunders, BS
Rev. Dr. Julien Telesford, MDiv, Ph. D Div
Rev. Dr. Bessie Duncan, MS, Ph.D Clinical Psychology
Rev. Dr. Judy Voght, MA, DDiv
Rev. Dr. Anna Shouse, Ph.D.
Rev. Dr. Vareta Foster, Ed. D
Rev. Gregory Guice, M.S
Rev. Dr. Brenda Harger, Ph.D.
Rev. Carol Amos, M.S.
Rev. Leslie Wilson, B S
Rev. Rufus Hatcher, M.Div.
Rev. Eric Donaldson, VA
Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Watson, Ph.D.
Rev. Dr. Catherine Thomas, LUT, Ph.D. Div.

Administrative Director Detroit Program - Rev. Dr. Vareta Foster, Ed.D

Detroit Residential Program - telephone 313 870-1890 or 313 870-1899


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