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.