We are very happy to announce that Rev. Steve Colladay has been appointed to be the new Transitional Minister for Unity Church in Albany!
Rev. Steve will arrive in time to join us for our Spring Retreat on March 27 and 28.
He will be with us full time and will act as our Transitional Minister for from 6 to 12 months.
Transitional Ministers assist in creating an intentional period of transition allowing spiritual communities to explore any emotions associated with the transition, to gracefully release their past, and to consciously live into their ongoing spiritual journey together. Through the transitional processes, spiritual communities form a sense of who they are without the previous minister, thereby creating the space to form a rich and nourishing relationship with a new minister.
Rev. Dr. Steve Colladay, an ordained Unity minister, is a certified transitional specialist and ministry skills consultant for the central office of Unity Worldwide Ministries in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. He has served as a full-time senior minister for 21 years in 4 Unity ministries, and 5 years as a transitional ministry specialist and church growth consultant. He has been a consultant or speaker in over 40 Unity ministries in 25 states.
Steve served as a regional Unity board of trustee member in 3 Unity regions–South Central, Southeast, and Northwest Unity regions, as well as sub-regions in Dallas and UMASS (southeastern states).
Steve has an earned doctorate in Organizational Development in Health Care and has consulting and training experience in 30 states, plus teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels in colleges and universities in 4 states. His doctorate is in Organizational Development from International College, and his Masters degree is in College Administration and Counseling from Michigan State University. Steve recently completed 3 extended units of Clinical Pastoral Education in Kansas City, MO.
Steve is committed to supporting our military and first responders and has served as a consultant and volunteer mentor for staff and clients of VA Vet Centers in 5 states, as well as Regional Vet Center staff training events in the Pacific and Midwestern regions. Steve has been an Interfaith Chaplain with the DFW Airport Interfaith Chaplaincy serving our military to/from Iraq/Afghanistan after R & R. Currently he is a graduate of and current a mentor for The Battle Within healing academy, Kansas City, MO, supporting the healing of veterans and first responders with post-traumatic stress.
Steve is a pianist, composer and a producer of programs for stress management and mental conditioning techniques for veterans and athletes. An avid runner, cyclist and walker, he has completed 29 marathons, plus four 36-mile ultra-marathons.