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

Sylvia has been actively engaged with the New Thought Movement since the 1960's, leading study groups and Truth Seminars (whilst working as a Social Worker and bringing up her son) in Sydney until she came to Unity of Melbourne in 1997.

As an ordained Divine Science Minister she began presenting services in 1999 and soon after started our Interfaith Spirituality days which ran successfully for over ten years.

Sylvia now presents the Sunday Gathering on the 4th Sunday of the month. She is also the District president in Victoria of the International New Thought Alliance and a member of the AAUL ( The Australian Association of Unity Leaders ).

Sylvia endeavours to live her life according to Unity Truth Principles and to help other Truth Seekers find their own indwelling Truth.

Licensed Unity Teacher

Lesley French L.U.T

Lesley is a Trained Nurse, English Teacher, Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
She has enjoyed delving into the study of alternate approaches to spirituality and the works of many psycho - spiritual writers. She has a particular interest in the mind/body connection and worked with cancer patients after training with the Gawler Foundation as a Self Help group facilitator.

After finding Unity in 2007, Lesley served on the Board for three years. She joined what was then called the Chaplaincy team, after completing training as a Prayer Chaplain in 2010. Lesley was inducted as a Licensed Unity Teacher in 2016 and up until recently was the Intention Circle Coordinator ( previously the Chaplaincy Team) for many years.

Lesley has led many classes and group discussions at Unity in her time with us, and has been an inspiring Platform Speaker and "Chair person" many times during our Sunday Morning Gatherings. We look forward to her continued presence with us as we navigate our way forward in spreading the Unity Good News.

Licensed Unity Teacher

Janet M. Irwin LUT

Janet Irwin joined Unity of Melbourne in March 1984. She became a Licensed Unity Teacher in February 2005 after-completing her studies in June 2004.

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 vis-a-vis spirituality.

As she had lived among people of many religious beliefs in her early adult life, although nominally brought up in the Christian tradition, Janet identified with the unifying principles taught and lived by the Unity movement.
For Janet, the Fillmore writings are as true today as ever: they have stood the test of time.

Intention Circle Coordinator

Jenny Morgan

Intention Circle Coordinator

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