Youth and Family Ministry (YFM) Session,
Sunday, October 4


2:30 pm

Opening Prayer and Meditation with Reverend Linda McLeod


Reverend Linda McLeod

Rev. Linda is the Church Administrator and Pastoral Care Minister at Unity Temple of Truth Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. She graduated from Unity Urban Ministerial School, Detroit Michigan in June of 2018 and ordained as a Unity Worldwide Ministries minister in June 2019.

She was a member of First Unity Spiritual Campus, St. Petersburg, Florida for over 24 years. She served as a Minister in Training, Chaplain for 12 years and Coordinator for 6 years, Youth Ministry Sunday School teacher for 20 years, Youth Ministry Director for 2 years, and Board member for 2 years.

She graduated from Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama with a BS in Electrical Engineering. She worked for Honeywell, Inc for 35 years and retired in January 2017.

She has a daughter Linette who grew up in Unity. Linda has been involved with church her entire life and loves serving in many roles.

Her motto is: “Here I am Lord, Use me”

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Youth and Family Ministry Training and Connections

Weather Changes Ahead: Be Prepared

Presented by Janell Renshaw, LUT and Lisa Carter

Create more inclusive learning environments and lessons by recognizing and adapting your lessons for the ever-changing and developing personality preferences of your students. Using aspects of the Four Elements, wind, earth. fire, and water to better understand the basic personality preferences that influence students’ feelings of comfort and safety in the classroom. This session would be valuable for anyone involved with Youth and Teen Education or other YFM activities – teachers, sponsors, directors & staff, ministers, involved parents and congregants are welcome! While discussions will center on application within our classrooms and YFMs, everyone will bring home a new set of tools for relating to others, especially in our rapidly changing times. (3 CEU Hours)


Janell Renshaw, LUT

Spirit-led with extensive experience in youth-related environments and progressive skills in the area of Adolescent Behavior. I am professional, grounded and able to implement new functions and practices rapidly without compromising integrity. Organized and meticulous with the ability to communicate effectively in a wide variety of situations. A quality educator who teaches from the heart with superior interpersonal skills, able to communicate expectations and policies clearly for the youth population, co-workers, and outside agencies. Extensive knowledge and personal experience of Unity principles. Best known for the ability to create instant rapport and understanding with youth and adults, thereby facilitating positive outcomes.


Lisa Carter

Lisa Carter is the Youth & Family Ministry Director for Unity Renaissance, Chesapeake, Virginia. She’s very proud of her 3 grown children and her 43-year career in public education and corporate training. Lisa has been a member of Unity Renaissance for over 20 years and the YFM Director for the last five years. Unity Renaissance has a healthy, vibrant Youth & Teen Education program with 5 classes held each Sunday through the support of their Assistant Youth Ed Director, 28 teachers, and the congregation of Unity Renaissance.