Spiritual Leadership

Spiritual Leadership Team




Rev. Mindy Tucker and Rev. Nickie Golden, Co-Ministers



Rev. Mindy Tucker

Rev. Mindy’s holy purpose in life is to coalesce ideas of spiritual truth and communicate them in a way that inspires people to take positive action.  That’s exactly what she does by serving as a catalyst of transformation for Unity of Wilmington, a vibrant and loving spiritual community on Sunday mornings, in classes and as she administrates church operations!

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 and became as a Licensed Unity Teacher in 2008 and an ordained Unity minister in 2013.

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.

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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. We are so appreciative of your service and love!




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