Rev. James Parker

Senior Minister

Rev. James Parker has served as Unity Chicago’s Senior Minister since March  of 2018.

Rev James Parker is a seasoned, ordained and licensed Unity Minister. He is the former Founder & Senior Minister of Christ Unity Church of Ann Arbor.  He is also a former Officer and Consultant having served as Regional Representative for the Great Lakes Unity Region, consisting of eight States and 140+ churches.

Additionally, Rev. Parker served with the Unity Worldwide Ministries – Standards Team, where he was tasked by the UWM Board of Trustees to create, support and implement UWM International policies and procedures throughout the Unity Movement. Rev. Parker is a proficient public speaker focused in metaphysical and bible concepts.

Christine Randle

Service Coordinator

Christine has been a Unity Truth student since June 1991. She has served as Unity Chicago’s Service Coordinator since July 2019.  Christine is a board certified professional counselor, an ordained Christian Fellowship Minister, a Licensed Unity Teacher (LUT), and a certified Prayer Chaplain Trainer.

Gabriella Martinez

Youth Director

Gabriella (Gaby) earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in dance from Baldwin Wallace University. She has taught preK-12 through adaptive performing arts and alternative learning. Prior to her role as Youth Director, she was a Y.O.U. Sponsor for Unity Chicago, was active in Unity of Greater Cleveland , and participated in Uniteens and Y.O.U. Great Lakes Retreats.

Janet Lockwood

Office Assistant

Janet retired in 2018 from the University of California Office of the President, where she served as director, academic personnel policy and compensation and interim chief of staff to the provost. She returned to Unity Chicago after 25+ years, happily joining the staff as office assistant in March 2020.

Francisco Martinez