Prayer Chaplains

Unity Prayer Chaplains (from left) installed June 2016 are Diane Rogers, Barbara Wolfe, Shirley Rappaport, Susan Dimaline, Leo Stewart, Rev. Joy Walker and Sandra Rucker.

Unity Prayer Chaplains (from left) installed June 2016 are Diane Rogers, Barbara Wolfe, Shirley Rappaport, Susan Dimaline, Leo Stewart, Rev. Joy Walker and Sandra Rucker.

Sandra Rucker

Sandra Rucker

Sandra Rucker, Chair

I was blessed to first attend Unity of Houston in 1978. I felt as though I had come home. Unity Principles and Core Values spoke to my heart. Knowing that Unity is where I am supposed to be, it became my spiritual path. My new spiritual home is Unity of Southeast Texas. I serve this ministry as Prayer Chaplain trainer/coordinator and Sunday Celebration greeter.

Leo Stewart, Jr.

Leo Stewart, Jr.

Leo Stewart

Being a Prayer Chaplain is one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life.  The practices of a Prayer chaplain are what makes it so gratifying:

  • Holds Spiritual Space: knowing that there is a power and intelligence greater than I, upon which I may rely;
  • Lovingly Listens: empathetically listening with my heart open to the feelings and loving connection with the personal with whom I’m praying;
  • Prays from the Heart: opening my prayer with the name of God I see; sensing and feeling the one life that flows through all people at all times;
  • Holds in Confidence What Is Shared:  within that sacred trust, gratefully releasing the request to God as already answered.

 

How can this be anything but a truly rewarding experience?

Shirley Rappaport

Shirley Rappaport

Shirley Rappaport

Retired in Las Vegas, NV in 2010 after a 50+ year career in real estate/Nevada courts and moved to San Antonio to be closer to my son and and his family. Joined Unity of San Antonio and became a prayer chaplain. Moved to Orange, TX in late 2014 to again be with family. Found Unity of Southeast Texas in December of 2014. Knew I liked the people and that I again hoped I could be a prayer chaplain.

Barbara Wolfe

Barbara Wolfe

Barbara Wolfe

I went to Catholic school through the tenth grade, graduated from Beaumont High School in 1965, and finished my nursing program in 1997. I came to Unity in the late 1980s. When I walked into the church, a feeling came over me that I had come home. I have served in the Unity youth ministry. Unity has taught me a new way of life. My personal vision is to take part in a healed, peace-filled world, and to live in a consciousness of love.

 

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