Practical Spirituality
for a Modern Life

The Ministry Team


Rev William (Bill) Livingston

After leaving school, Bill began a career in radio as an announcer, working in commercial radio in Tasmania, country Victoria, then eventually Melbourne.

Having a lifetime interest in broadcasting, music spiritual and interfaith Studies, he has been able to combine all of these interests over the years in his role as Minister at Unity of Melbourne.

Bill was Ordained as a Divine Science Minister in 2008 and is now a Licensed Unity Minister. He became Associate Minister under Unity Minister Rev. Robert Wasner in 2008 later becoming Minister at Unity Melbourne until the present time.

Rev. Bill and Associate Minister Rev. Dr. Sylvia Eriksson are the District Presidents of INTA (International New Thought Movement) in Victoria.

Also, as a member of the AAUL (Australian Association of Unity Leaders) Bill is keen to see Unity Students (of all ages) making use of the Zoom classes which are now offered by The Unity National School here in Australia and New Zealand.

Associate Minister:

Rev. Sylvia Eriksson

Rev.Dr. Sylvia Eriksson has been Associate Minister and has been actively engaged with the New Thought Movement since the 1960s, leading study groups and Truth Seminars (whilst working as a social worker and bringing up her son) in Sydney until she came to Melbourne in 1997.

As an Ordained Divine Science Minister, she began presenting Sunday Services at UOM in 1999, and soon after started regular Interfaith Spirituality Afternoons which ran successfully for over ten years.

Sylvia will be celebrating her 99 Birthday in May and still tunes into our Zoom Meetings every Sunday. Sylvia is a living example and inspiration to all who have known her over the years, living her life according to the Universal New Thought/Unity Truth Teachings.

Licensed Unity Teacher

Lesley French L.U.T

Lesley is a Trained Nurse, English Teacher, Rehabilitation Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
After finding Unity in 2007, she served on the Board for three years. Following completion of training as a Prayer Chaplain in 2010, she joined what was then called the Chaplaincy Team. She continues in the role of the Intention Circle Coordinator. (Previously the Chaplaincy Team.)
Lesley was inducted as a Licensed Unity Teacher in 2016.
In June 2023, Lesley completed the first two-year course in Spiritual Direction introduced by Unity World Wide Ministries.
Lesley facilitates SEE Classes classes and book group discussions, and is an occasional Platform Speaker. We look forward to her continued presence with us as we navigate our way forward in spreading the Unity Good News.
Lesley says:
"Like most of the members of Unity, I have wandered through the labyrinth of many spiritual traditions in my role as a spiritual seeker. (Traditional Presbyterian/Methodist, the T.M movement, Findhorn Community, the Spiritual but not religious, the works of the mystics, writers who blend spirituality with quantum physics, etc., etc.)
I found Unity while co-facilitating Cancer Support Groups for the Gawler Foundation that met in the UoM Sanctuary. I was inspired by Myrtle's story of healing and the rest is history! I consider myself blessed to have the privilege of immersing myself in Unity teachings. I am now able to claim my true Identity - my True Self, my Divine Identity and union with the Cosmos.
As a strong believer in what Richard Rohr calls the Beloved Community, I continue to serve wherever and whenever I feel called."

Licensed Unity Teacher

Janet M. Irwin LUT

Janet Irwin LUT. (Licensed Unity Teacher.) Janet became a member of Unity/ Melbourne in March 1984, and has been a Licensed Unity Teacher since 2005.

Janet was attracted, in particular, to the teachings and writings of Charles Fillmore on metaphysics, including his studies and understanding of Eastern Religions and his interest and enthusiasm for science and spirituality.

Janet will be 93 years young on April 16th 2024. For Janet the Fillmore writings are as true today as ever ," they have survived the test of time."

Thank you Janet for your shared wisdom and many classes you conducted for UOM.

Intention Circle Coordinator

Jenny Morgan

Intention Circle Coordinator

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