Minister Search Update


March 27, 2018

IT'S OFFICIAL - the next Senior Minister for Unity of Bon Air will be Reverend Laura Barrett Bennett!  We are over the moon excited about welcoming Rev. Laura to lead our vibrant spiritual ministry.  For those who would like to see a review of the entire search process, and read the responses to Rev. Laura's visit, please scroll down and find links to that material below.  And before you do that, please take a moment to view this wonderful video put together by UBA Trustee, Rusty Rothrock.  Just click on the image below.

CLICK HERE to read a summary of the search process, presented by Search Committee spokesperson, Susan Green, in Sunday services on March 25, 2018.

CLICK HERE to read the summary of responses to Reverend Laura Barrett Bennett's Sunday message on March 4, 2018.

CLICK HERE to read a summary of responses to Reverend Laura Barrett Bennett's workshop on Monday, March 5, 2018.


February 6, 2018

On March 4th, Unity of Bon Air will welcome Reverend Laura Barrett Bennett, a candidate for the position of minister.  Rev. Laura will speak at both the 9am and 11am services on Sunday, March 4th, and she will lead a workshop on the evening of Monday, March 5th, 7-9pm.

With a youthful nature, love for people, and contagious enthusiasm for life and making a difference in our world, Laura Barrett Bennett is a third generation Unity minister in her 35th year of ministry.  She has served two churches as Senior Minister and worked as Chairperson of Biblical Studies on the faculty for Unity’s ministerial and adult education programs.  She is a writer of transformational curriculum, articles, audio tapes, poetry, and music, and has authored the book The Language of God, Metagetics and the Bible.  She is currently on the faculty of Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute, and travels throughout the world giving workshops on Biblical Interpretation, World Religion, church leadership, spiritual teamwork, and personal fulfillment.  She is the Chairperson of the International Advisory Council for, and has served on the Board of, Unity Worldwide Ministries.  She currently lives in Overland Park with her husband, Larry, with whom she enjoys exploring the richness and diversity of human culture, and the beauty of nature, as well as being at home with family and friends.


Reverend Laura Barrett Bennett



January 28, 2018

Thanks for checking in here for important updates from your Board regarding Unity of Bon Air’s search for a new minister!

  • We are fortunate to have received a good number of applications, 6 so far, from Unity ministers across the country.
  • Our Search Committee has been doing an amazing job with the first round of interviews using a remote online meeting platform called Zoom. 
  • Through the wise and insightful process of our Search Committee, we have been able to release a few applicants, invite some for a second interview, and schedule some for a visit to Unity of Bon Air.  This process is ongoing, so we thank you for pardoning our use of general terms, rather than fixed numbers.
  • Once we are able to confirm scheduled visits for ministerial applicants, we will announce those details here, and through our other communications channels – weekly eNews, Sunday bulletins, and Facebook page.
  • When ministerial candidates visit, you will be able to hear them speak at Sunday services, and we will provide ways for you to provide your feedback.
  • We will continue to do our best to keep everyone informed.
  • We thank you for your prayerful support through this process.  Please join us in affirming the following statement with joy and enthusiasm:

We are grateful to embrace a Christ-centered, enthusiastic, visionary who will continue to build the loving, joyous community that we are.


Once the decision was made to search for a new minister, the first phase was to conduct a Congregational survey.

CLICK HERE to read the results of the congregational survey.