Meet Our Minister & Staff

Senior Minister, Rev. Sheryl Padgett, DDiv

Every day I give thanks for being part of such an accepting and loving spiritual family. I became minister of Unity of the White Mountains in September of 2015. After ordination in 1997, I served at Unity of Appleton, WI for five years and then at Unity of Augusta, Ga for thirteen years. Before ministry, I worked as an engineer for Atlas Launch Vehicles at Vandenberg Air Force base.
 
I seek to combine my love of science with spirituality. Charles Fillmore, our co-founder wrote,
 “Instead of fighting modern science the new Christianity welcomes its discoveries as proofs of the veritable existence of the kingdom of the heavens that Jesus taught so persistently. Instead of a heaven after death the new Christianity teaches a kingdom of the heavens existing now as a righteous state of mind.  It teaches that man makes his heaven here and now by the formative power of this thought.”
 
Though the language in that quote is dated, the crux of this statement is that it is all one. In my Sunday talks, I combine current understanding of different areas of science with our spiritual teachings. This method results in practices that apply to our current times. I use a combination of teachings from different belief systems to illustrate the transformation process that is available to all. 
 
I invite you to join us as we learn, grow, and transform together!
 
Rev. Sheryl Padgett, DDiv
Minister, Unity of the White Mountains

Click here for a Welcome Video from Rev Sheryl.

 

Bookkeeping, Rebecca Hodgkins

 

 

Licensed Unity Teacher, Carole Fogle

My path to Unity was paved before I was born! My parents chose to raise me and my two siblings in Unity. We began attending Unity of Phoenix when it was a study group in the late 1940's and early 1950's. I have remained in Unity my entire life. Some of the highlights of my path have been: I was the first Y.O.U delegate from Arizona to attend the International Y.O.U. Conference at Unity Village (1958), Don and I were married at Unity of Phoenix (1963). All three of our children were raised in Unity and were chosen to be delegates to the Y.O.U. Conference. I started teaching Sunday School in my late teens and have taught all age groups, infants through adults, in Unity churches. I became a Licensed Unity Teacher, specializing in Adult Education, in 1996. Unity has been, and always will be, my way of life.

 

 

Rev. Jill Campbell, Unity Minister

Jill Renee’ Campbell came to the White Mountains with her family in 2015 after a successful career working in IT management for Fortune 500 companies including Circle K, America West and PetSmart.  She served as Board President at Unity Spiritual Center in Sun City, prayer chaplain, and coauthor of Effective Ministry Leadership with Reverend James Yeaw, co-minister of Unity Spiritual Center.  Jill and her husband Mike, who grew up in Unity, live in Lakeside.  Jill’s new vocation is as an Ordained Unity Minister, June 2020.  Jill is also an Office Manager at a local mortuary.  Her work at the mortuary is not just office work but an extension of her ministry.  She is warm, caring and a great listener.  She will do everything she can to help families through a very difficult time in their lives.