Rev. Kristen Grandon
My spiritual life has always been of immense importance to me. I grew up as a preacher’s kid, and remember being filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit as a young girl, and singing the Doxology at full volume (much to my mother’s chagrin).
While in college, I began a quest to discover a faith that was more aligned with my inner understanding of God which led me to Unity. Unity is a positive path for spiritual living that honors all pathways to God.
After graduating from the Unity Institute Ministerial Education Program in 2007, I began working for Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM). As the Executive Director for Communications for UWM, I have been able to combine my dedication to Spirit with my degree and experience in communications and media in service to the Unity movement. I also enjoyed being the spiritual leader for the Wednesday Service for Unity Temple in downtown Kansas City, MO, for over a year.
The most important thing I can share with you is that my heart focuses on God just as a compass seeks true North. God is my source for strength, hope, guidance and growth. I am delighted to serve as Co-Minister at Unity Church of the Hills.
Rev. Brian Grandon
Growing up an adrenaline-junkie, in a non-churched home, I considered myself an atheist until having a mystical experience which radically transformed my life at age 19.
At 22 years old, I received a clear calling to ministry while serving as a missionary in the Philippines. It was understood that the fulfillment of the call would come years later, in my mid-forties. I pursued an education and career in the financial world that unwittingly honed my communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
After about 25 years of involvement in charismatic evangelical ministries, I felt the nudge for greater pluralism and broader acceptance. Upon spending time with Buddhist and Hindu friends, and sharing our devotional practices, I could see how Universal Truth was evident in all inclusive, love-based spiritual practices. Unity became the obvious choice for me to continue my spiritual journey and answer the call.
I served as Sr. Minister of Unity Church of El Cajon, CA since 2014 and I am grateful to be serving at Unity Church of the Hills.
Rev. Steve Bolen
Rev. Steve Bolen began serving in Unity ministries in 1984.
He graduated from Lander University in 1968 and, after completing a tour in the U.S. Navy, he began what would become a successful career in the corporate world in sales and sales management.
Having been raised in the study of metaphysics and mysticism, when he found Unity in the early 1980s, he intuitively knew it was the spiritual path that he was to take. Over the next twenty years, Rev. Bolen served Unity churches in Tennessee, Arizona, and Georgia before receiving the call to Unity Church of the Hills where he served as Senior Minister from 2007-2017. He retired from active ministry on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at which time the Board of Trustees bestowed on Rev. Bolen the lifetime title of Minister Emeritus.
Over the course of his career in ministry, he served as President of the Unity Ministers of the Mid-Atlantic States and with his wife, Mary, sat on the Advisory Council of the Association for Global New Thought. He was recognized by the Board of Preachers of The Martin Luther King Chapel at Morehouse College and cited for his leadership in the Interfaith community of Central Texas.