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Youth Ministry Staff & Volunteers

Youth Minister: Carolyn Dunoon, CSE
Carolyn Dunoon is a third generation Unity girl, born and raised in Kansas City. Carolyn became a public school teacher in 1974. She has a BA and a MA In French. She lived in Paris and studied at the Sorbonne to complete her MA. Carolyn speaks both French and Spanish. She taught 36 years in public schools. After she retired in 2010, Carolyn became a regular substitute teacher because she missed teaching so much. Where ever and whom ever she teaches, it is a chance for her to affirm the love in all, to connect by our hearts. Teaching is a joy for her.Carolyn joined Unity Northwest in 1982 and started teaching Sunday school in 1992, upon the request of the then minister, Rev Vi Davis. Her children were young and she
wanted them to have the experience of Unity teachings as children. Teaching children is her passion! She loves to share the story of how we have God’s love in our heart and how to share it! (This Little Light of Mine!) Although she has volunteered at UNW in many different ways, nothing touches her heart like being with the kids, watching them grow in stature and understanding. She has even taught the children of her former students.She is a Certified Spiritual Educator in Unity, trained by the best, Rev Diane Venzera. Carolyn served as her assistant director for 11 years. She has completed 34 classes of Unity Spiritual Education and Enrichment and will be applying for the LUT (Licensed Unity Teacher) program in Youth and Family Ministry soon. Carolyn consider it a great honor to serve as the Team leader of the Youth and Family Ministry at Unity Northwest!
How to Get Involved
There are a variety of ways to be of service in our youth ministry programs. Below are the descriptions of these opportunities.

If any position interests you, read through the volunteer requirements. You can also download the "Youth Ministry Volunteer Forms" PDF files that can be found on the right side of this page.
Volunteer Requirements

Must have attended UNW for at least 3 months.

Must practice Unity principles in your daily life.

Must be willing to make a 6 month commitment to the programs.

Must be available to teach a class at least 2 Sundays a month.

Must be willing to undergo a background check.

The Process of Becoming a Teacher or Assistant

Review the teacher/leader/sponsor responsibilities.

Fill out the application and give to Carolyn Dunoon

Review the Youth Ministry Commitment Form.

Schedule an informal interview with Carolyn Dunoon

Attend the next scheduled spiritual educator's training.

These standards draw to us individuals who are passionate about their own spiritual growth; who understand the importance of spiritually supporting the growth and unfold of our children and teens; and will provide them a system of support as they serve our ministry.

Benefits Received from Volunteering in Our Programs

All Sunday lessons and supplies are provided.

Training opportunities (local, regional & national) provided.

Free CD of the Sunday service.

Accelerated personal spiritual growth.

Support provided if you choose to become a credentialed leader through Unity's Certified Spiritual Educator or Licensed Unity Teacher programs.

Blessings from being part of something greater than all of us.

Youth Ministry Credentialed Leaders Programs
Certified Spiritual Leader (CSE)
This certification program can be stand-alone, or used as the first step in becoming certified as a licensed teacher or minister specializing in youth and family ministry.

Licensed Unity Teacher Specializing in Youth & Family Ministry (LUT)
"This is a spiritual course of study and licensure. It provides a consistent base of knowledge and skills necessary for the ethical and excellent leadership in Unity youth and family ministry. The curriculum builds upon the CSE program, adding the administrative and pastoral care components as well as deepening understanding in Unity principles and teachings." (Association of Unity Churches, Int'l) 
Youth Ministry Volunteer Forms

Application for those interested in joining the YFM team.

Permission to perform a background check.

Teacher Responsibilities

Uniteen Leader Responsibilities

YOU Sponsor Responsibilities

Commitment Form