Reverend Geraldine Colvin (Rev) has served as Minister of Unity Northwest of Indiana since June 2000.
A native of the Chicago area, Rev lived for 10 years in Washington, D.C., where she served as a Licensed Unity Teacher at Unity of Washington, D.C. before entering ministerial school. While in school, she worked at Silent Unity, Unity’s worldwide prayer ministry.
Ordained in 1995 at Unity Institute, Reverend Geraldine earned a full scholarship for Excellence in Ministry and was chosen to chair Unity’s first World Day of Prayer in September 1994. The World Day of Prayer has grown into an annual international event. After ordination, Reverend Geraldine served at Unity Church of Traverse City, Michigan from 1995-1999.
Reverend Geraldine is an innovator. Under her guidance, in 2009 Unity of Northwest Indiana was chosen as one of 13 Unity Churches nationwide to participate in the Transformation Experience (TE), a three-year pilot program. The TE program shifted the community from one that was minister-centered to one that is community-centered, utilizing the skills and talents of all congregants to their fullest. During this program, the center changed its name from Unity Church of Christ to Unity of Northwest Indiana to enhance its association with Unity Worldwide Ministries and to emphasize our community’s welcoming of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or culture. Her weekly message expresses the mission of our congregation to be “A dynamic spiritual community expressing universal principles and empowering transformation.” Reverend Geraldine also hosted “The Good News” weekly radio program of Unity of Northwest Indiana for over 12 years.
Dedicated to lifelong learning, Rev Geraldine has extensively studied Organizational Leadership at Purdue University-Calumet; Bowen Family Systems Theory at the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center; completed the Unity Peace Worker Training; and is a Certified Trainer of The Q Effect (www.theqeffect.com). She is a Certified Trainer for Healthy Congregations and has completed the Thriving, Coherent, Integral Leadership Training. Rev has been a Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie since 2004 and is a graduate of The School for the Work (Miami, 2008). The Work is a profound process of inquiry that results in lasting peace and transformation of consciousness.
Rev has served two terms on the Great Lakes Unity Regional Board of Trustees as member of the Peace Worker Team; and on the Radio Media Ministry Team of Unity Worldwide Ministries.