Ministerial Search

Unity of Springfield, IL is open for new Leadership. Unity of Springfield is committed to spiritual growth and a deep sense of community. We as a ministry are here to welcome, love, inspire and empower so that we celebrate spiritual growth and embody hope for humanity.

Since May 2022, the Board and Congregation have been in a Transitional process, and we’ve recently posted our position with Unity Worldwide Ministries. We have done the preparation work and are ready to welcome candidates to enter into a long-term relationship. Our New Minister affirmation is:  Our hearts are open in welcoming our new minister and co-creating a path that is Spirit-led for our future.

Rev. Alden Studebaker

Meet with Rev. Alden Studebaker!

Saturday and Sunday, October 21 & 22
Ministerial Candidate Rev. Alden Studebaker and his wife Donna Studebaker will be visiting Unity of Springfield the weekend of October 21-22. Mark your calendars and plan to attend his Saturday workshop as well as the Sunday Service, where he will be giving the message. After the Service, there will be a Question and Answer session in order to get to know more about each other.

Since his ordination in 1984, Rev. Alden has served Unity ministries from coast to coast. During his ministerial career he has served Unity Worldwide Ministries as: Member, Board of Trustees; Chairperson, CLMRS Appeals Panel; Chairperson, Admissions Team; Member, Licensing & Ordination Committee; Member, Standards Committee; President, Great Lakes Unity Region; Regional Representative, Vice-President, and Secretary, Southwest Unity Region.

Alden is the author of five books, including the bestselling Unity Bible handbook, Wisdom for a Lifetime (How to Get the Bible Off the Shelf and Into Your Hands). His latest book was “written” by Buster, his cat, and is titled Meditate Like Your Cat.

To learn more about Rev. Alden, visit his website.

Saturday Workshop: Praying the Unity Way
with Ministerial Candidate Rev. Alden Studebaker
Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m.-noon
We are taught that prayer is an important part of our spiritual life, but we’re not always taught how to do it. This workshop will reveal the uniqueness of Unity’s positive approach to prayer, and share techniques that can effectively transform our lives every day.

Sunday Service and Q & A
with Rev. Alden Studebaker
Be the Aloha You Wish to See
Sunday, October 22, 10 a.m.
We see in life what we see in ourselves, in our consciousness. We create in our world what we see in our hearts. If we expect love, joy, and understanding, what are we doing to create it?

Plan to join us on Sunday, October 22 to meet with Ministerial Candidate, Rev. Alden Studebaker. Rev. Alden will be giving the Sunday message. Then stay for the Q&A session after the Service. This is our opportunity to explore if we’re a good fit for each other, so bring your questions!

Below, hear from several of our congregants, staff and our Transitional Consultant.

Chris Smith – Board President

Chris Zelle – Prayer Team Leader

Chris Farishon – Administrator

Rev. Aliza Bloom Robinson – Transitional Consultant

We invite YOU to consider exploring our ministry as your next step. Check out our website, review our SEARCH PACKET and submit your application packet through Unity Worldwide Ministries ( You may also reach out to our Transitional Consultant, Rev. Aliza Bloom Robinson, (

We look forward to hearing from you!


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