Spiritual Leadership Team
Rev. Mindy Tucker and Rev. Nickie Golden, Co-Ministers
Rev. Mindy Tucker
Rev. Mindy’s holy purpose is to brilliantly infuse connections with vibrancy. As a minister, she coalesces ideas of spiritual truth and communicates them in a way that inspires people to take positive action. Rev. Mindy has served as a catalyst of transformation for Unity communities since 2008, from her home church in Honolulu, to South Windsor, CT and now Wilmington, NC.
Rev. Mindy’s path to ministry has been an eclectic one, as most are. After receiving a Bachelors of Arts in History from the University of Southern California, Rev. Mindy earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Hawai`i. With 20 years of corporate service and child rearing experience, Rev. Mindy re-engaged in Truth studies returning to her lifelong dream to become an ordained Unity minister.
Rev. Mindy is in a loving co-committed relationship with her partner, Rev. Dr. Nickie Golden. She is also the proud mama of Mark, a principal ballet dancer with Eugene Ballet and Chris, a financial planner.
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Rev. Dr. Nickie Golden
Rev. Nickie is both a licensed psychologist and ordained Unity minister. Her experience and education closely align with Unity of Wilmington’s pastoral care and education needs. She will expand our pastoral care and coordinate an education program that crosses all age groups. She has secular and Unity experiences which include individual counseling, classroom teaching with children, working with behaviorally challenged children in schools, and teaching adult classes and workshops. She will head our Education Department and move it forward by developing an integrated curriculum across all age groups.
A practicing psychologist between since 1994, Nickie has worked in a number of university settings such as University of California, San Diego State, and University of Hawaii. She has shared her love of teaching across many age groups from first graders to graduate students. A certified Life Coach with the Hendricks Institute since 2009 Nickie loves to teach Body Intelligence Skills in workshops and facilitate groups seeking transformation through fun activities that promote living in essence. Nickie served as Director of Unity Conscious Center for Living from 2009 to 2013. Ordained as a Unity minister on May 5, 2017, Nickie completed her training through the Unity Urban Ministerial School. She loves singing bowls, piano, books, playing in the ocean, cats and having fun.
Rev. Rene Pare - Minister Emeritus
Rev. Rene is Minister Emeritus. He founded a Unity study group in Wilmington in 1976 and served Unity of Wilmington as senior minister with his wife Marie from 1985 to 2005. It is not unusual to see them sitting in the front row on Sunday mornings.