Meet the Folx with Faith Team

Rev. Jacquie Fernandez

Founder

 

Rev. Jacquie Fernandez

 

 

Rev. Jacquie Fernandez (she/they) is an award-winning filmmaker and writer who serves as senior minister at Unity Church of Overland Park

She established Folx with Faith in 2022, an LGBTQ+ affinity group that gathers for spiritual discussion and healing from religious trauma.

Rev. Jacquie is passionate about creating space for people, especially the queer community, to discover and know their sacred worth and to heal from any experience or idea that has inhibited this knowing.

James Masters

Project Coordinator

 

 

 

James Masters (he/him) is based out of Unity of Springfield, where he supports the community through community service and technology. He is a contributing author for the bestselling anthologies, The Courageous Heart, Enduring Wisdom, & The Grateful Soul.

He is a personal coach focusing on spiritual and relational development. He is also deeply passionate about providing shelter, food, and clothing to the vulnerable population within our local community.

His knowledge of technology and compassion for others is a significant contribution to our community.

Our Advisory Board

Rev. Juan del Hierro Unity on Bay Miami

REV. JUAN DEL HIERRO

Unity on the bay, miami

Rev. Juan del Hierro is a deeply engaged sacred activist who serves as associate minister at Unity on the Bay, in Miami, Florida. Juan is involved in many social justice issues such as homelessness, child poverty, voting rights, and equality for the LGBTQ+ community. He and his husband, Tom, along with their son, Lucas, were part of the lawsuit that brought marriage equality to Florida in 2015.

 

REV. SKIP JENNINGS

CEnter for Spiritual Living, Ft. LauderDale, fl

Rev. Skip Jennings is the Sr. Minister for Center For Spiritual Living Ft. Lauderdale, the co-host of “Voices of Unity” podcast on MindBodSpirit.fm and the author of The Lotus Kitchen, Spirit Explosion, and The Little Book for Big Transformations. Rev. Skip is a Yoga instructor and a shamanic healer.

 

Rev. Lily Sandberg

REV. LILY SANDBERG

motivational speaker, Albuquerque

Rev. Lily Sandberg (she/her/ella) grew up in Unity, believing wholeheartedly in humanity’s sacred worth and our messiness. This dichotomy of each of us being fully human and fully divine inspired her to pursue a BA in Religious Studies and Sociology from the University of New Mexico. Ordained from UWSI in 2022, she continues to pursue ministry focused on deep care of individuals, family systems, and communities. This has inspired her next educational pursuit into medical chaplaincy, beginning Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in 2024. She regularly guest speaks for Unity communities, as well as consults ministries in spreading their message through social media. 

 

 

Writers & Other Contributors

 

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Laura Carl is a creative manager at Unity World Headquarters. Her design work for Unity Magazine has won two Folio: Ozzie Awards, while her digital art has appeared in the gift shop of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the 2018 “F the Art World” exhibition in New York City. Follow her on TikTok @NewThoughtWitch.
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Robert Delmar (he/him) is the facilitator of an interfaith daily prayer and meditation service. This is open to the public and is a time for silent contemplation, prayer, meditation. He is also an intrinsic part of a Unity spiritual center. Facilitating Pride events and monthly diversity events. He is also facilitating the holiday gatherings at the spiritual center for individuals that do not have a place to go for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 
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Rev. Jacquie Fernandez (she/they) is an award-winning filmmaker and writer who serves as senior minister at Unity Church of Overland Park. She is a regular columnist for Unity Magazine and in 2021, she was the recipient of a Folio Magazine Eddie Award for a feature article she wrote for the publication. This year, she established Folx with Faith, an LGBTQ+ affinity group that gathers for spiritual discussion and healing from religious trauma. Rev. Jacquie is passionate about creating space for people, especially the queer community, to discover and know their sacred worth and to heal from any experience or idea that has inhibited this knowing.
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Elizabeth G. Howard (she/her) is an interdisciplinary writer exploring gender, power, and identity in her poetry, fiction, and digital storytelling. Her writing has been published by Tupelo Press, eMerge, American Craft Council, Boston Literary Review, the Connecticut Poetry Society, among others. She has written hundreds of Demand Poems on her typewriter at live and virtual events. She calls Kansas City, London, and Iowa home. Read The Zed Review or follow her @demandpoet

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Rev. Bobby Kyser is the Senior Minister at Unity of Louisville. He has traveled a multifaceted career path spanning from the insurance and hospitality industries before answering the call to ministry and attending seminary.  He now eagerly devotes his professional life to ministry, bringing a strong business background and creative zeal to his spiritual service.
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Joni Lorraine is a multifaceted individual whose path has woven through the realms of spirituality, creativity, and social justice, which contributes to her work as a Spiritual Director. Her journey is marked by a deep commitment to joy, relational growth, self-awareness, and the flourishing of souls. She is the Project Coordinator for the Unity Worldwide Ministries Spiritual Direction Certification Program, which emphasizes mystical wisdom and the individual’s authentic nature. Her educational foundation in spiritual direction was laid at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, earning a Master’s in Spiritual Formation.
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James Masters (he/him) is based out of Unity of Springfield, where he supports the community through community service and technology. He is a contributing author for the bestselling anthologies, The Courageous HeartEnduring Wisdom, & The Grateful Soul. He is a personal coach focusing on spiritual and relational development. He is also deeply passionate about providing shelter, food, and clothing to the vulnerable population within our local community. His knowledge of technology and compassion for others is a significant contribution to our community.
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Rev. Lily Sandberg (she/her/ella) grew up in Unity, believing wholeheartedly in humanity’s sacred worth and our messiness. This dichotomy of each of us being fully human and fully divine inspired her to pursue a BA in Religious Studies and Sociology from the University of New Mexico. Ordained from UWSI in 2022, she continues to pursue ministry focused on deep care of individuals, family systems, and communities. This has inspired her next educational pursuit into medical chaplaincy, beginning Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in 2024. She regularly guest speaks for Unity communities, as well as consults ministries in spreading their message through social media.
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