Sunday, September 26


2:00 pm

Prayer and Meditation with Ken Walling, Director of Youth and Family Ministry and Prayer Chaplain, Unity of Syracuse NY


Ken Walling

Ken Walling was born in New Jersey and enlisted in the USAF before graduating HS in 1986. Ken became a member of Unity of Syracuse in 2013 and became a Prayer Chaplain and Prayer Chaplain trainer in 2014. In February of 2019, Ken became the Director of Youth and Family Ministry for Unity of Syracuse. Ken is currently working towards entering Emeritus status as a Prayer Chaplain. Ken is also a husband, father to two beautiful young girls, and successful Information Security Professional. He loves to study and teach Truth and Metaphysics. He is a perpetual learner and seeker, ever-changing season to season.

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Sacred Rhythms “Teaching with the Seasons”

YFM Training and Connections

Presented by Janell Renshaw, LUT and Eastern Region Youth Consultant and Rev. Kate Adamson

Traditional teaching uses a calendar of holidays and events, creating bookends from January 1 to December 31. This model often bypasses the deeper meaning of life’s sacred rhythms. Winter-Spring-Summer-Fall create the rhythms of life, each season being an essential part of the seasons ahead.

This workshop will explore the deeper meaning of the seasons and present a new teaching model for ourselves and our youth. In these current evolving times, a paradigm shift from a calendar of events to a wheel of evolution is being birthed.




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.


Rev. Kate Adamson

Rev. Kate Adamson is dedicated to a life of creative collaboration. As an interfaith minister, team-building facilitator, and experiential workshop leader, Kate brings a spirit of community to all she does.
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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Birthing A New Paradigm: Healing, Visioning and Reconciliation

Facilitated by Rev. Skip Jennings, Rev. Jacquie Fernandez and Faith Rivera

This heart-centered, soul-nurturing experience of healing, visioning and reconciliation sets the tone for our entire conference. Rev. Skip, Rev. Jacquie and Faith Rivera masterfully guide us through:

  • An insightful inquiry and exploration into, “How do we heal?”
  • An empowering visioning process
  • A harmonizing forgiveness journey that incorporates sound immersion, prayer, and song
  • An inspiring intention setting process assisted by Conference Chaplains Chris Kraus, LUT from Unity of Frederick MD and Sandy Souder, LUT and Spiritual Leader from Unity of Coastal Delaware
  • A courageous call to reconciliatory action
  • An appreciative welcome to the rest of our conference by Rev. Angela Denton, UWM Eastern Region President and minister of Unity by the Shore, Neptune NJ.

Rev. Skip requests participants that are able and feel comfortable, wear white for this time together. The white represents the intention of cleansing and clearing we are setting.



Rev. Skip Jennings

Rev. Skip Jennings is the co-host of “Voice of Unity” on, the host of “In the Flow” Podcast and the author of The Lotus Kitchen, Spirit Explosion, and his latest creation, The Little Book for Big Transformations: 31 Days of Inner Visions and Spiritual Practices. He is a graduate of the Michael B. Beckwith School of Ministry.

The founder of Mind, Body, Spirit Solutions L.L.C. Rev. Skip is a motivational speaker, transformational coach, Yoga instructor, and a shamanic healer. His coaching and expertise can be found on, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Insight Timer Meditation app. Rev. Skip counsels and coaches clients using his C.A.R.E.S. philosophy, which stands for Connection, Action, Remember, Empowerment, Self-Love.

As a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner and co-director of the L.G.B.T.Q.A. ministry at Agape, Rev. Skip has served for over ten years. With 30 years of experience and over fifteen certifications in spiritual counseling, wellness, health &fitness, yoga, and nutrition, Rev. Skip continues to transform the planet one session at a time


Rev. Jacquie Fernandez

Rev. Jacquie Fernández serves as senior minister at Unity Church of Overland Park in Kansas. She is a regular contributor for Unity Magazine, co-host of Voices of Unity on Unity Online Radio with Faith Rivera (New Thought artist) and Rev. Skip Jennings (Agape International), and adjunct faculty at Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. She presented a workshop at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto with Rev. Charline Manuel on the topic of inclusivity and diversity in spiritual communities.

Rev. Jacquie is a dynamic speaker and her ministerial passion is to inspire individuals to discover and live their creative genius as a beloved child of God. She believes that Unity teachings offer a divine blueprint for healing and spiritual awakening- inviting us to be agents for love, justice, peace, and ecological integrity. An award-winning filmmaker and performing artist, Rev. Jacquie lives in Kansas City with her wife, Tamie Rising, and three daughters, Josie, Jami, and Madi Rose.


Faith Rivera, Music Minister

From the sunny shores of Hawaii, Emmy award-winning singer/songwriter, Faith Rivera, opens hearts and transforms lives around the globe through the power of music. Fans say her inspiring songs are like having your best friend, who knows your biggest dreams & your biggest struggles, sing the perfect message right to you.


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