Rev. Valerie Mansfield, Minister
Rev. Valerie is a life-long Unity Truth Student and was ordained in 2013 as a Unity Minister who delivers exciting, relevant life Sunday lessons on Universal Principles and Spirituality. She has served in ministry at Unity of Louisville since 2001 as the Youth & Family Director, Adult Education Coordinator, Associate Minister and Minister. She specializes in Youth and Family Ministry. Valerie is a Spiritual Consultant engaged in practical, positive life coaching for adults and youth. Rev. Valerie leads classes and workshops based on Universal Truth Principles as well as peacemaking, positive parenting, personal transformation and healing for adults and youth.
Currently, Rev. Valerie serves on the Board of Trustees for Unity Worldwide Ministries.
Rev. Valerie served as the Co-Director of the Resilient Family Program for eight years along with Dr. Lora Haynes and Dr. Barbara Burns, a joint venture between the University of Louisville, Wayside Christian Mission, Santa Clarie University and Unity of Louisville. The Resilient Families Program provides educational experiences to strengthen families, promote resilience and wellness for children and parents. This project and its programs serve the residents Wayside Christian Mission in Louisville, KY and various community centers in Santa Clarie, CA. Rev. Valerie worked directly with adults who are homeless and/or in recovery through creating opportunities to build conscious living skills.
Rev. Valerie lives with husband Bruce and their pet, Daisy Mae. Together they have a family of four children and eight grandchildren.
Rev. Gwen Moser, Associate Minister of Sacred Services and Adult Education
Gwen Moser is retired from a career as a teacher, counselor in the Greater Clark County Schools, having served at Jeffersonville High School and River Valley Middle school. Prior to her service in the public schools she was a juvenile probation officer and Assistant Director of Regional Youth Services (Jeffersonville, IN) Gwen completed the Licensed Unity Teacher program and has volunteers as a teacher or speaker at Unity churches. In May, 2016 Gwen graduated from the Unity Urban Ministerial School (Detroit, MI). Presently she is serving her internship at Unity of Louisville. Additionally, Gwen is a volunteer with Hosparus, serving at the in-patient unit. Gwen serves as the Sacred Service Coordinator. At Unity of Louisville.
Education: Taylor University; University of Louisville, Unity Urban ministerial School.
Dotti Russell, Youth and Family Coordinator
Dotti is a committed Unity Truth Student since 1991, who believes “children learn what they live”. She gives her best efforts in creating and delivering Sunday lessons on Universal Principles and Spirituality as she serves our Youth and Family Ministry.
Dotti is a semi-retired Licensed Professional Art Therapist (LPAT) engaged in encouraging adults and youth in their search-of-self, through art. Dotti has a strong connection to the Unity way of life and has worn many hats. That includes Pre School teacher, Head Start Teacher, Girl Scout Leader, Girl Scout Trainer, and Girl Scout Adult Education Specialist. Dotti has provided therapeutic art experiences to promote well-being and a sense of connection, to children and parents experiencing homelessness, families; in their own homes, and nursing homes, refugee centers, assisted living and geriatric centers.
Dotti and her husband, John met at Unity of Louisville and were joyously married here in June, 1998. Together they have a family of: six grown children and their spouses, twelve grandchildren, and two great grandchildren!