Guest Speakers

Jean Lein, ALSP, RScP

Jean Lein is an Agape Licensed Spiritual Practitioner and a Religious Science Practitioner. She is also certified as an Energy Codes Master Trainer, a B.E.S.T./Spiritual BE.S.T. Practitioner, and a BodyAwake Yoga Teacher.

Jean has over 35 years of experience in personal recovery and working with people in recovery. Her work as a Spiritual Practitioner includes teaching at Unity Centers and Center for Spiritual Living, giving Sunday lessons, leading meditations and visionings, and teaching classes. She also has her own business providing spiritual counseling, B.E.S.T. treatments, and teaching yoga.

She is currently enrolled in Ministerial Training with the Centers for Spiritual Living. She also continues coursework with Dr. Sue Morter to more deeply embody spiritual principles and add techniques to her toolkit.

Joni Lorraine, MSF

Joni Lorraine is the Program Coordinator for Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute’s Spiritual Direction Certificate Program.  Joni is a long time member of UCoH who served for 14 years as a prayer chaplain, many of those on the leadership team. 
She is a graduate of the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, where she received a Masters in Spiritual Formation in 2022. She works as a spiritual director with individuals and groups, and is also a creative lay minister, community builder, theatre critic, people photographer and happy wife.

Reverend Cindy Wright

Reverend Cindy Wright has a BA in Ministry Studies and is a graduate who received ordination from Unity School.  Cindy was ordained in 1993 and served in four churches before retiring in 2014.  She wrote a book, ‘Reel Transformation’ about the evolution of consciousness in movies. Cindy is passionate about movies and seeing the spiritual messages in them.




Sandra Vela

Sandra Vela, LUT, has been a member of UCOH since 2013. Before that, she was a vital leader at Unity Church of Brownsville. Sandra completed her Licensed Unity Teacher Certification in November, 2022, and has served UCOH as a Prayer Chaplain and Adult Education Team member among other roles.Sandra’s professional background has been in education; teaching grades 5th-12th and then Corporate Leadership Training and Development holding an SPHR certificate in Human Resources. She holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management, is a credentialed mediator and Effective Life Neuro Coach.Sandra’s passion is adult education and now focuses her gifts on spiritual growth and development. She is currently working on a certification as an SQ21 Coach and hopes to offer more classes and Spiritual Life Coaching starting in 2023.She has three adult children and retired from her corporate roles.When she’s not learning, teaching, or coaching, Sandra enjoys spending her time painting, making mosaics, and travelingin her tiny T@B Camper.

Tim Wright

Tim has a long and varied career in education and training. From college he taught junior high/middle school English. He followed that with 37 years (to date) in corporate learning and development, as a trainer, content designer/developer, manager, director, and vice president. He currently works for Dell Technologies, heading the communications and thought leadership function in the Education Services organization.




Tammy Lorraine

As a result of several mystical experiences in her thirties, Tammy Lorraine found herself on a deep spiritual journey that led her to Unity in 2012. Her initiation to the spiritual life came with a deep understanding that we are fashioned as Love, from Love. She served on the staff of Unity Church of the Hills for 9 years and served as a prayer chaplain for 7 years. 

Her website, The Optimistic Meditator, is full of short guided meditations she offered through her podcast, “Om & Go – Mini Meditations for Busy People” for over three years. Her intention is to get back to this podcast; ideally, it will be active again when you read this bio. 

Tammy earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas. Her career life has been varied with one common thread throughout her jobs – to be of service! Outside of work, Tammy enjoys hanging out with her beloved wife, Joni Lorraine, their adorable dog Sam, and their amazing community of friends. 

Neil Feiereisel

Neil Feiereisel grew up studying Christian Science for more than 20 years. After a 10-year exploration of all things spiritual, through many books, workshops and classes, Neil and his wife were led to Unity Church of the Hills in 1995 and have “grown up” there spiritually,  along with their children.
Neil has served as a leader in the Family Ministry, a Sunday School teacher, on the Board of Trustees, and in many other volunteer capacities.
For the last twenty-some years, Neil has joyfully studied A Course in Miracles, bringing him a greater sense of peace as he learns to listen to God’s guidance and see the best in his fellow man.




Rev. Aliza Bloom Robinson

Rev. Aliza Bloom Robinson is an Ordained Unity Minister, Nationally Certified Interim Minister and Unity Worldwide Ministries Ministry Consultant. She loved her time as a Bridge Interim with UCOH in 2020-2021 and has a special place in her heart for this ministry.

She has over 30 years in ministry and leadership and is continually expanding her awareness, consciousness and skill set in the magic and miracles of the quantum spirituality she now teaches. She also serves as a professional speaker, leadership expert and quantum catalyst for corporate, associations, small groups and individuals.

Aliza brings out the best in people, with grace, humor and a bit of the miraculous thrown in. Aliza has written several books (find them on Amazon here –,  offers transformational courses, retreats and workshops globally.




Rev. J. Kaye Love

Rev. J. Kaye Love MSSW/MBA, MRS LPC is a Minister through the Interfaith Temple of New York. Her passion is walking people through the spiritual expansion that can be the gift of an overwhelming life challenge. Her own life journey taught her the transformational opportunities presented by disability. For the story of her seizures and spiritual opening, see “Seized with Spirit” in the anthology Waking Up to Spirit: Twenty Stories of Transformation (Castle et al., 2013 Unity Church of the Hills.)

Kaye now works as a Professional Counselor at Thriveworks North Austin, providing spiritually sensitive counseling to clients with diverse belief systems. Her career service has spanned Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Medical Social Work. She honed a personal skill set that is unique, building positive self-esteem in and creative workarounds for those with functional limitations. Through experience, she has learned how to guide people through the challenges inherent in navigating education, employment, healthcare and community organizations that were designed for those who are typical.

Kaye advocates for people with disabilities in the world of performance, which she loves. She’s been a member of the Actual Lives Austin Troupe, Opening Minds Opening Doors, and Speaking Advocates. Currently, she helps produce the podcast TrueTales of Disability Advocates and is a cast member of Tilt Performance Group.

Reverend Steve Bolen

Rev. Steve Bolen is a former Senior Minister of Unity Church of the Hills in Austin, TX and is a lifelong truth student. Upon graduating from Lander University in Greenwood, SC, he served with the U.S. Navy including a tour in Vietnam. After a successful career in the corporate world in sales and sales management, he became a teacher of metaphysics and in turn, an Ordained Unity Minister in 1998. With his precious wife, Mary Bolen, he co-founded a Unity Center in NE Atlanta in 1995. The Bolens completed their work there in 2006 to expand their ministry, teaching in various Unity settings across the country. They are long-term members of the Advisory Council of the Association for Global New Thought. Rev. Bolen served for three years as President of the Unity Ministers of the Mid-Atlantic States.

Rev. Steve served as Senior Minister at Unity Church of the Hills from 2007 to 2017. He and Mary are the proud parents of four children and grandparents to twelve!

Reverend Tony Roebuck

Tony is an ordained Unity Minister who has served churches in Charlottesville, VA, Everett, Wa, Woodinville, Wa, and Austin, Tx. He has led and attended workshops and classes at UCOH for over 10 years while serving as Senior Minister of Unity in the Heart of Austin. After retiring from full-time ministry, Tony is now in private practice as a Spiritual Coach, Counselor, and Clinical EFT Practitioner.

Tony is a spiritual coach, teacher, minister, spiritual counselor, hypnotherapist, and Clinical EFT Practitioner who has served clients across the country and around the world. With a background and education in Psychiatric Social Work as well as Unity Ministry, Tony has practiced and taught healing, abundance, and Law of Attraction techniques for more than 30 years.

John S. Davidson

John S. Davidson is the President & CEO of a successful software consulting firm based in Austin, Texas – where he resides. He is also a professional speaker and a published author—having written five books along with a Tenth Anniversary Edition of his very first published work. John is also well known for his short motivational leadership videos he shares with his colleagues and followers via social media.

John is the proud father of 2 successful sons and four beautiful grandchildren. When not hard at work or writing, he enjoys music, his church, singing, staying in optimal physical health, and spending time with his wife, Kim, extended, and friends.

From the early 1980’s, John focused on reading and listening to audio programs of the great spiritual leaders and motivational Gurus, as well as successful businesspeople. He consistently affirmed their ideals and began to see incredible change take place in his own life. This transformation motivates his desire to pass along some of his lessons learned to inspire growth and success in the lives of others.

Rev. Emma Jane Conley, MA Bioethics, MDiv, BCC

Emma Jane is ordained with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. She earned a MDIV from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, TX and a Master of Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola University, Chicago, IL. She is a Board Certified Chaplain. Before dedicating her life to ministry, Emma Jane was a professional musician and singer in Chicago and Boston. She continues to use music in her ministry and in her own business, “Lift Your Spirit” that provides workshops to organizations on topics such as Self care for the Healthcare professional, Bereavement and other topics. She is the Director of Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy at Seton Medical Center, Harker Heights, TX. She has been a member of UCOH since 2010.




Guest Speakers