Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes

Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes grew up in South Carolina and spent the earlier part of her career as a business owner. Having served three years of military service in the United States Army Reserves, Temple became a Science of Mind minister in 1991 and an ordained Unity Minister in 2007. Described as a prophet and mystic for our times and the new spiritual leader the world needs today, Temple Hayes is a Difference Maker, Spiritual Leader, Author, International Motivational Speaker, Humanitarian, Life Rights Advocate, Shamanic Practitioner, and President and Founder of life changing non-profit organizations.

She serves as CEO and Spiritual Leader of First Unity Spiritual Campus, a New Thought center, in St. Petersburg, Florida that transcends religious denominations, embraces all ethnicity, and reaches beyond national borders, as well as on the leadership team of the Association of Global New Thought.

She shares weekly inspiration with her listeners on her radio show “The Intentional Spirit” on Unity Online Radio, and is the author of the following books: “The Right to Be You,” “How to Speak Unity,” “When Did You Die?,” “From Crappy to Happy,” and the CD motivational series “From Good to Amazing.”

She spent thirteen years as a motivational speaker across the United States and abroad for a variety of clients including Proctor and Gamble, Washington Mutual, State Farm Insurance and Compaq. She is a much sought after and gifted public speaker, who supports causes that touch the human heart, improves people’s lives and raises the consciousness of the world. She was a twice featured speaker at Carnegie Hall in 2019 for suicide prevention and awareness and the #neveralone movement. She is a featured speaker on the Mind Dive App and an acting role as the spiritual leader in the Movie “I am Never Alone” (2020) produced by Michel Pascal and featuring Deepak Chopra, Gabriella Wright and other leading visionaries. She is a contributing author to the inspiring book “Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy”.

Passionate about life rights, gay rights, animal rights, and human rights, Temple has created the following movements to both educate and advocate for the voiceless: Global Peace Workers; Life Rights; The SOFI Project that rescues and rehabilitates dogs and cats; and The Institute for Leadership and Lifelong Learning International (illli.org).

Temple is the recipient of many awards including the following: Nominated as an all American and elected to the National Softball Hall of Fame (1979); elected to Outstanding Young Women of America (1988); International Who’s Who of American Professionals (1997); National Association of Professional Women (2008); the People of Distinction Humanitarian Awards (2016); awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters (2019). Temple herself knows what it feels like to feel disconnected, unloved, addicted, and rejected. She transformed her life from alcohol addiction, embraced her sexuality, and has resurrected herself many times. Her life and teachings are an example for others to live a full and healthy life and to wake up and stop dying every day. She sees daily in her work as a spiritual leader a huge need to help all people, animals, and most especially young people find acceptance in the world and within themselves.

Rev. Richard Boggs

Rev. Richard Boggs, B.Msc., MTheol., First Unity’s Minister of Interfaith, comes to us by way to Atlanta, Georgia where he was ordained with Communion of Christ Consciousness and served as a Pastor at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (now Spirit & Truth Sanctuary).

He is a member of The American Association of Christian Counselors and is a Professional Life Coach with certifications in addiction and divorce recovery.  He is also a member of the Professional Worldwide Metaphysical Association and a Doctoral Candidate with the University of Sedona in Metaphysical Science.

He authored ‘Understanding God’s Grace’, ‘Coming OUT’ and upcoming ‘THeArt of Marriage’. Outside of Ministerial life, Reverend Richard is an internationally-renowned award winning celebrity hairstylist, with thriving businesses in Atlanta and the Kenwood neighborhood of St. Petersburg, and 15-years of industry experience as a member of The Academy of Television of Arts and Science hairstylist for film and television.

“God will not withhold any good thing from those who walk uprightly” – Psalm 84:11

Rev. Marya Flurnoy

First Unity Leadership Team, Science of Mind Practitioner
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Marya’s life changing journey started in 1989 when she started applying the teachings of Unity, New Thought and Christian Science to every aspect of her personal and business world. As an Interior Designer, she worked with clients on a worldwide basis using intuitive insight while co-creating residential and business spaces. Her success has spearheaded JBI (Just Be It) – a Business Development Consulting Firm. She has developed empowerment techniques to assist clients in achieving individual infinite potential within home and heart.

Marya’s ministerial background started at Center for Conscious Living with Rev. Pat Palmer and later ordained with Rev. Pat King. Now a Minister at First Unity, Marya’s passion is for every individual for feel and know self-love and to be the empowered one in their own life. By knowing this truth, and the infinite possibilities, life is a gift to be experienced and expressed. As a consultant, Marya applies her training in EFT, Theta Healing, Processing and Energy Healing—to support and allow for self-empowerment.

She directs L.o.l.l.i.p.o.p. – (Lessons on Living Life in Pursuit of Purpose) which is a fun, imaginative play-shop that assists in boasting a person’s self-worth, amplifies confidence, and allows one to step into their best self. Along with her husband Ron, she also teaches the Start SMART Empowerment Series (Success Manifests as Realized Thinking).

Living her passion, realizing the beauty, love, joy and genius within all, Marya is available to inspire through art, books, workshops and speaking.[/column]

Rev. Ron Flurnoy

First Unity Ministerial Staff & Science of Mind Practitioner

Born in Alabama, Ron moved to Florida in 1983, and began his ministerial journey at Center for Conscious Living with Rev. Pat Palmer. He was later ordained as a minister by Rev. Pat King. Now a Minister at First Unity, “I love assisting others in changing their story about themselves and their life, so they are free to demonstrate a life filled with love, wellness and prosperity.”

Ron and his wife Marya’s ministry has been through mentoring their employees over the last 25+ years in their successful interior design business, as well as three other Business that Ron is CEO manages and directs.

Ron and Marya teach practical Science of Mind Prosperity Workshops at First Unity including Change Your Thinking, Transform Your Life, and the Start SMART Empowerment Series (Success Manifests as Realized Thinking).

Ron is available for consulting and prayer requests at [email protected] and 727-510-9186.

Rev. Kimberley Harrell

Rev. Kimberley is a spiritual leader, speaker and author. She is an ordained Interfaith Minister who has been a spiritual counselor, teacher and CEO at Tennessee’s New Thought/Metaphysical Healing Center, The New Earth Center. She comes to us after an 13 year journey in Unity which began at Unity of Music City, Nashville TN.

Rev. Kimberley is a descendant of Cherokee Ancestors and is a Professional Success Coach who has provided support and leadership to more than 10 Fortune 100 companies, Professional Athletes, Boys & Girls Club of America, the NBA and other Professional Sports Organizations. She is a successful Radio Host with an internationally acclaimed show, Be Happy and Be Healthy available for download on I Tunes.

Rev. Kimberley is dedicated to inspiring connection to the One Power and One Presence through present moment living in harmony and balance with Mind, Body, Spirit and Environment. She was a featured speaker at Carnegie Hall in 2019 for Suicide Prevention and awareness and the #neveralone movement. She is a featured presenter on the Mind Dive App and appears in the Movie “I am Never Alone” (2020/2021) produced by Michel Pascal, featuring Deepak Chopra, Gabriella Wright, Temple Hayes, Michael Bernard Beckwith and other leading visionaries. She is a Faculty member with ILLLI (Institute for Leadership and Lifelong Learning International),  has been an adjunct professor teaching classes in spirituality and is a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher and Certified Crystal Healer.

Outside of her ministerial life, Kimberley is a National Volleyball Official with the NCAA, USA Volleyball, AAU, NAIA and AVP (Professional Beach Tour). She enjoys life with her family which includes her wife Paula, her 2 Sons Jarrod and Heath Wootten, her 2 Grandsons Tristan and Jace, Australian Shepherd Thor, Border Collie Raven, Ragdoll Cat Huckleberry and Giant African Tortoise Sedona.

Rev. Kimberley is available at First Unity Spiritual Campus to provide general ministerial services, such as; facilitating weddings, vow renewals, baby naming, meditation, smudging, personal counseling and coaching, hands on healing, energy clearing (person or space) and prayer.

Reverend P. A. Serena Hemmer

Reverend Serena has been on a more enlightened path and a conscious spiritual life journey since 1991. She was ordained as a Non-Denominational, Metaphysical Minister following several years of study through the offerings of Unity Village Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) classes and two years of study under the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA).

Reverend Serena is available to provide general ministerial services, such as facilitating weddings, vow renewals, baby-naming ceremonies, celebration of life services, meditation and healing services, and is always available to be with you in prayer. Reverend Serena is an active member of First Unity Spiritual Campus’ Spirit Dancers and facilitates our monthly I AM Expressing expressive arts class.

Rev. Serena obtained a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University. She provides creative, heart-centered, research based counseling for many children, adults, families and couples as a Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Spiritual Life Coach at Family Counseling Center in South Pasadena, Florida. Reverend Serena is an intuitive, a conscious channel, and a healing practitioner.

Her certifications include:

~Usui and Karuna Âź Reiki Master/Teacher
~Access Consciousness Bars Practitioner
~Advanced Theta Healing Practitioner
~Quantum Touch Healing Practitioner Level 1

Rev. Christie Hardwick

“Changing the world, one mind at a time”

The framework with which each of us listens makes all the difference for what is possible on our watch.

Christie has spent more than thirty years developing leaders and managing change.  While in the high tech sector, she simultaneously held leadership positions at work and in the community.  Christie is an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow and faculty member. For five years, she served on the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard’s  Kennedy School of Government. at Currently, she a facilitator of Contextual Leadership with the Institute of Women’s Leadership.  She was the founding board chair of GreatSchools.net, served two terms as an elected school trustee (recognized by CTA with their State Gold Award) and also chaired the board for GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network.  

Christie currently serves as executive coach and spiritual guide to leaders from both the non-profit and corporate sectors and leads Inspiration Gatherings events in her current home in St. Petersburg, Florida. Christie has expanded her ministry to include the role of Dean of Thought Leadership for ILLI, The Institute for Leadership and life long learning.  You can find her classes and many other offerings for your spiritual journey here:  www.illli.org.  Christie is also a founding board member and minister of SoulCallMinistries.  You can find her sermons and classes here: 


Rev. Nicole Reed RN, BSN, Reiki Master, Energy Healer, Spiritual Life Coach

As a nursing student, in the midst of observing an autopsy, Nicole said to herself ” There has got to be more to life than this. a cold dead body ? No”. This unexpected , AH HAH, moment in 1980 started Nicole on her spiritual journey. This spiritual journey has taken her to many countries around the world and back. Always seeking, learning and never missing an opportunity to be of service .Be it serving a meal, consoling the bereaved, acting in the capacity as a nurse,energy healer, spiritual life couch, or just being there to offer support. Being able to help others in achieving their optimal level of spiritual, mental and physical well being is her passion and calling in this life. It is her intention that everyone has knowledge of and access to all healing modalities.

Nicole received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at Coppin State University, Md. While living in California, Nicole studied with various Reiki Masters and Energy Healers. She also trained and was certified in Hypnotherapy for Deep Inner Healing, with Marilyn Gorden, Oakland CA. She has been a student of Ernest Holmes for the past 30 years, studying and practicing the Science of Mind Principals. While living in Georgia, for a short period of time, Nicole was introduced to Unity. She found that Unity’s Principals and the Science of Mind Principals where in line with one another.They each focused on oneness. In 2004 Nicole, and a few others assisted Rev Paula Byfield in opening the first and only Religious Science Center in Baltimore , Md.It is called The Spiritual Empowerment Center. Nicole attended Innervisions Institute for Spiritual Development for six years. Doing that time she studied under Rev. Iyanla Vanzant. She was ordained as a Minister by Reverend Ylanla Vanzant.

For information or questions call 410-660-6249 E-mail [email protected].net

Reverend Mickeola Sheridan

Ordained Minister
[email protected]
(727) 403-2344
A Way of Life

Reverend Mickeola Sheridan’s devotion to her own spiritual growth through, study, prayer and meditation led her to become clear that her mission is to be of service to others as a healing arts practitioner, teacher and spiritual coach.

Rev. Mickey is a graduate of the University of Metaphysics in Sedona, Arizona and has mastered various healing approaches. Her inherent compassionate concern for others becomes apparent through the exemplary service she provides clients.

Continuing to study A Course in Miracles, she walks her spiritual talk as a Deeksha Blessings giver, and a Prayer Chaplain at First Unity Spiritual Campus in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Rev. Mickey is dedicated to creating a peaceful, joy-filled oasis for stress relief and relaxation so clients may gain increased awareness of the ability to heal through healing arts approaches, meditation and Unity prayer.

Recognizing there are endless possibilities, Rev. Mickey wholeheartedly desires to support as many people as possible to live a more fulfilled life, with exceptional health and optimal well-being.

Experience, Strength and Hope:

Ordained Minister
Graduate of the University of Metaphysics
Prayer Chaplain at First Unity Spiritual Campus
Certified Theta Healing © Practitioner
Certified EFT Practitioner
Karuna ReikiÂź Master Teacher
Usui Reiki Master Teacher
Certified Quantum Touch Practitioner
Deeksha Blessings Giver
Trained in Hypnotherapy
Trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming
Ascension Attitude Meditation
Harmonizing Divine Love