Rev. Mindy Tucker and Rev. Dr. Nickie Golden, Co-Ministers
Reverends Mindy and Nickie are committed to serving a spiritual community that is alive and vibrant, one that embodies spiritual principles, and has a strong desire for meaningful expansion. Together, they bring a balance and synergy of ministerial leadership to amplify the outworking of dynamic Sunday experiences, compassionate and sacred service, and evolutionary spiritual programming.
In successive ministries, they have successfully engaged in co-ministry partnership demonstrating an ability to seamlessly interweave their leadership preferences. They have an even longer history of collaborating in educational endeavors developing a fluid style that reflects a deep respect and appreciation for one another's unique skills and expertise.
Lily Wong, Assistant Minister
Lily Wong is from Jamaica who most recently lived in Orlando, FL. She is currently a Shift Lead with Silent Unity Prayer Ministry and has been a traveling minister, i.e., speaking and leading at other Unity communities in Florida on Sunday mornings. She has been a Prayer Chaplain, platform assistant, speaker, and bookkeeper and has volunteered in various capacities within Unity communities. She has enjoyed varying work experiences, including in Emergency Response, Culinary, and Life Coaching, to name a few. Lily is in her final year at Unity Urban Ministerial School, in which she is happily to completing her internship with Unity of Mesa and is serving at the Assistant Minister.
Licensed Unity Teachers (LUT) Candidates:
John Groves retired from the corporate practice of law in 2008, having worked for the State Farm Insurance Companies for 32 years in Illinois. He and his wife, Louise Ziemann, settled in Mesa, in 2014 and have made Unity of Mesa their spiritual home since then. John grew up in Mexico City, Mexico, and learned Spanish as his first language. John studied Classical Greek in college, not realizing that it would come in handy in studying the Greek New Testament and the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament. Since those days, he has immersed himself in the study of Hebrew words. And on his own, he has studied a variety of subjects, primarily in the fields of history, art, and religion. He aims to understand the human condition and how our religious beliefs affect our perception of self and community. John is pursuing his Licensed Unity Teacher certification, with an emphasis on adult education, from Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. He is also the parent of two lovely daughters, three stepchildren, and two step-grandchildren. John’s current hobbies include stamp collecting, singing, woodworking, games and puzzles.