Rev. Annette Olsen
Annette's first introduction to Unity was attending Unity of Fayetteville in 1990. She has been directing music and choir here for almost 30 years. She is a gifted musician, songwriter and speaker. Music is an integral part of her ministry. Her passion is to interplay heart-felt music with divinely inspired messages that evoke the experience of Oneness. Annette presents a variety of transformational Sunday morning experiences in conjunction with guest musicians and guest speakers.
She works with the Unity of Fayetteville CommUnity to create learning and service opportunities that inspire each person to be a Loving, joy-filled presence in this world. Her mission is to co-create, with the Fayetteville commUnity, transformational experiences for conscious spiritual living. On her spiritual path she is aware and willing to open to the shadow aspects alive in herself and others, revealing our Greater Good. She works diligently to create a space where prayer and meditation are principal in the practice of Unity of Fayetteville's deepening expression of the Truth of Who We Are... Christ expressing as you. As our wayshower Jesus was in service to others, we delight in opportunities to serve the Greater Fayetteville community.
Annette is an Ordained Minister through Unity Worldwide Ministeries, has a B.S. in Education from the University of Arkansas, is a Licensed Unity Teacher (L.U.T.), a Competent Communicator with Toastmaster's International, and a practiced student and teaher of Mindfulness Meditation.
You can contact Annette at email@example.com
Licensed Unity Teacher
Katherine Guendling has been an active participant in her Spiritual Journey since 1987 when she was introduced to the Unity Movement in Branson, MO. She considers herself an esoteric Christian, Sufi, Buddhist, Hindu, Jew which is in harmony with Unity of Fayetteville's statement "Whatever spiritual path you are on, and wherever you are on that path, you are welcome here." Her transformational teachings, silent retreats and rituals move people beyond the physical and into a divine connection with their authentic inner Being.
Katherine holds degrees in Communications and Religious Studies from the University of Arkansas. Through Unity Worldwide Ministries Katherine has earned a certification of Personal Development, been licensed as a Small Group Trainer, certified as a Prayer Chaplaincy Coordinator, and is a Licensed Unity Teacher. She served for six years at the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Fayetteville, before retiring in 2013.
Katherine's mission is be the Blessing God intend's her to be and to Love Enough to empower another to do likewise.
Licensed Unity Teacher
Rosa Rubay is a Licensed Unity Teacher, specializing in Pastoral Care. As a child and teenager, she was first baptized as Lutheran and later attended Catholic Sunday Services. After meeting her future husband, she converted to Judaism. She was introduced to Unity in San Diego, California in 1977 which has been a part of her Spiritual growth for more than 40 years. She has served other Unity churches in various capacities. Rosa held the position of Spiritual Leader for 3 years at Fresno Unity Church, prior to leaving California in 2013. Currently she holds the position as Prayer Chaplain Coordinator,training and supporting six Prayer Chaplains in serving our church community.
Rosa’s multi-faceted opportunities in corporate management have allowed her to excel in development and training in the areas of Client/Student Services and Technical Departments. In her last position she also held an upper level management position with American Arbitration Association as a mediator. Her ease and “can-do-attitude” has allowed her to bring her skills here to accomplish all that is asked of her in support of our Unity Community and serve as a Unity Teacher. She states, “My proudest moments are watching students have an “ah-ha” moment when they feel and understand, finally getting what they have always wanted to learn. That is my biggest reward.”
Upon their arrival in NWA, Rosa and her husband volunteered and became Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for children. She has aided in changing the lives of many children through the Juvenile Court System in both Washington and Benton Counties. She expressed that this was a natural next step as they had opened their home in California to teenage boys, becoming foster parents. She also studied and earned a Certification in Drug Counseling to support children of Alcoholic Parents (CAP) and individuals recovering from Drug Addictions.
She expresses her desire to assist anyone that wants to grow spiritually and understand their reason for being, saying, “Everyone has a purpose and a path for that purpose. If I can listen, guide, teach and help anyone along their way, my purpose is fulfilled! I am in my right place.” One of Rosa’s many attributes is writing. As a published author, Rosa spawned her first book with the thought of offering Inspired Affirmations for a Spirit filled Life “The Right Place”.
Small Group Ministry Coordinator