It is with joy that I welcome this opportunity to tell you about my life and Unity. Some years ago, as a twenty-five year old woman, I found myself in the middle of a divorce and diagnosed with cancer. To me, this was impossible, for I was invincible. It was when a minister came to the hospital to “minister to me” that I found myself questioning much of my previous religious teachings.
The well-meaning minister told me the reason I had cancer was because God did not approve of divorce. Now, not only was I experiencing cancer, I was being judged and punished by God. At that very moment, after asking … no, telling, the minister to leave, I cried within myself, “There must be something more.”
Under the leadership of Rev. Carol, Center of Unity received the John Templeton Radio Grant in June of 1989. In 1991 the church was the first recipient of the Voice of Unity Award for excellence in broadcasting. The church also has an outreach ministry at the Federal Medical Center, a medium security Federal Prison, in Fort Worth Texas.
Rev. Carol is active in the community where she served as the first woman President on the Board of Directors for the Grapevine Rotary Club. She is also active in the Chamber of Commerce, Grapevine. Rev. Carol believes in giving to the community as part of the good she has received in her life.
For eight years Rev. Carol was Chaplain at the trinity Springs Pavilion in Fort Worth Texas, the county psychiatric hospital. She also was a motivational speaker for the Greenhouse Spa for several years.
Prior to the ministry, Rev. Carol was Sales Manager of a manufacturing company dealing with oil field servicing companies and the chemical industry. Rev. Carol was a Texas Real Estate Agent and has participated in Toastmaster’s International.
Rev. Carol’s spiritual journey began when she had cancer. It was through the teachings of Unity that she was able to move through the experience into greater understanding of her life’s purpose.
She and her husband Mike enjoy traveling, swimming and raising orchids.