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Unity Northwest Church is blessed to have several wonderful spiritual teachers sharing their wisdom with us throughout the coming months.
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!
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I have been in Unity since 1991 at Unity Chicago, spent many years there and then moved to Unity Oak Park for a few years.  Upon moving again to Des Plaines found Unity Northwest and have been here ever since. My first service to this church was as an usher and eventually took over the team for quite a few years  I am a chaplain emeriteus, and have spent time on the Board of Trustees.  Now I am the office manager and feel so blessed to be part of this renewal of our church.

I've been involved with music since the age of 5 and have been a professional musician for many years. I graduated from Gorky State Conservatory (M.A. piano performance and music theory) and have years of experience as a piano instructor in music school and college, and as a piano performer and accompanist. I have written and arranged works for theater and television. I have a strong classical background but also enjoy Pop, Rock, Jazz and New Age compositions. Playing in the church opened my eyes regarding the ability of music to have a great spiritual influence. I hope my love of music has touched the hearts of our church family, the people who I love. To me and hopefully to each of us, it adds a valuable dimension to our spiritual journey. It opens our hearts to God, the beauty of life and fellowship. I pray that my music reaches the meditations of every heart! I love to be here and enjoy working in our spiritual family!!!