Senior Minister: Rev. Terry Murray
Reverend Terry Murray has been serving as the minister at Unity of Olympia since the summer of 2012. Rev Terry is an inspirational speaker and a talented workshop facilitator, passionate about personal development through spiritual experience. She is a graduate of the Master of Divinity program through Unity Institute and holds a B.A. in psychology. She also has certificates in Peacemaking Skills, Compassionate Communication and is a certified Q-Coach for The Art and Practice of Living with Nothing and No One Against You. Rev Terry grew up in Federal Way and loves Olympia! Her personal statement is: “One with Spirit, I call others to join me as we claim lives of freedom and joy through personal development and spiritual experience.”
Council Members Statement of Purpose: As compassionate church leaders and vision holders we inspire others and ethically manage the business of Unity of Olympia with clarity and faithfulness.
It was 2007 when I first came to Unity. I was immediately comfortable in the environment given that I was apparently a “closet” Unity person all along. While I had attended Baptist, Community, Congregational, Episcopal, and later, Unitarian Universalist fellowships I always read new age, metaphysical literature and just kept my thoughts to myself while at church. I’ve enjoyed three very different careers starting in hospital administration, moving to human service management and lastly to real estate sales. My education includes an M.B.A. and Holistic Counseling degree among other diverse studies. I’ve served on the church council for the past five years, prior to that served as usher, welcome-er, organized game group/pot luck and other miscellaneous service. Before Unity, I served on a church search committee, taught centering prayer, served on other non-profit boards and have over 30 years of experience in management. Recreational interests include gardening, hikes and bike rides.
Audrey Pitchford joined Unity of Olympia in 2010, after attending services off and on for 10 years. She loves the opportunity to continue her spiritual journey through practices that challenge her, including meditation and living in a Complaint Free World. She has served on the Usher Team, the Prayer Team, the Adult Spiritual Education Team, and the Council. In late 2016, Audrey completed her Spiritual Development Certificate through Unity Worldwide Ministries, the first step toward becoming a Licensed Unity Teacher. When she's not attending or preparing for a class, Audrey loves reading, going to the movies, dancing and spending time with her family.
Susan has lived in Olympia since 2005. Throughout her childhood years and into early adulthood, she was a Catholic. Since her late 20’s, she has been searching for a spiritual home, which she found in Unity of Olympia in 2013. She is divorced and has an adult daughter, who also lives in the Olympia area. Susan works full-time for a Seattle-based non-profit, providing training and technical assistance in WA State and throughout the nation on topics related to employment for people with significant disabilities. Unity of Olympia has been a great gift in her life, and she seeks to assist in invigorating and further building this diverse and inclusive community.
Sherrie serves on the Council as treasurer. She has been a member of Unity of Olympia since 2012. Prior to 2012, she was a member of Unity of Edgewood and Unity of Tacoma where she met her husband, Daniel Creech in 2009. They live in Yelm, Washington on a private airport with their cat, Jasmine, and two airplanes, Max and Oz. Sherrie has two children, Chris, age 31 and Tori, age 27. Chris lives and works in San Francisco, California. Tori, her husband, and two young sons live in Walla Walla, Washington. Needless to say, Sherrie and Daniel make many airplane and car trips to visit Ren and Kota, their grandsons. Sherrie regularly volunteers at Unity of Olympia. Her latest volunteer assignment is taking on the responsibility of the lending library which she dearly loves. She is also a musician. Sherrie not only sings at Unity of Olympia but sings and plays piano for many Unity churches in the area. She regularly sings in a community choir, as well as other church denominations and venues. She is currently studying to become a Unity Licensed Teacher with her focus on music.
Office Manager & Bookkeeper: Givhan Williams
Custodian: Jamie Harlan