Spiritual Leadership

Rev Doug Werth, Senior Minister 

Rev Doug has been on a spiritual journey his entire life. He found the Unity movement back in 1977, and has been deeply connected ever sinceAfter a 40-year career in manufaturing management with several different Fortune 500 companies, he took a leap of faith and entered Unity's Ministerial Program. He became an Ordained and Licensed Unity Minister in 2004 and became the senior minister at Unity of Chattanooga for 10 years before retiring. After going back into the business world in 2015 for 5 more years, he retired a second time and has now returned to Unity of Chattanooga to once again guide those interested in their own spiritual growth and transformation. 

He has been married to Penny Werth for 45 years and they work together to serve the church. He spent two years of college studying the engineering field and then changed his major. He holds a BA in Psychology and an MBA in Business Finance.

Rev Fayann Schmidt, LUT
Associate and Pastoral Care Minister

For a long time, Fayann had dreamed about becoming a Unity Minister. She started on that journey by first receiving a certificate as a Licensed Unity Teacher in December of 2007. Next she applied to become a minister at the Unity Urban School of Ministry and is now a Licensed Unity Minister.  Fayann was Ordained in June of 2018. She currently heads up the Prayer Chaplaincy Program at Unity of Chattanooga, offers Unity classes to our congregants, assists with our Sunday celebration services and even gives a Sunday talk now and then! She sees humor as one of our spiritual tools and finds it to be a saving grace in many situations. She has a major interest in social justice work. But her most important qualification is that she likes working with people of different faiths to help bring about more peace and understanding of each other. It is her pleasure to service our community in ways that bring us to oneness.

Having grown up on a farm, Fayann has a great love for nature as well as spirituality. She graduated from Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio with two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in Marketing and one in Management. 

Meet Your Board of Trustees:

Rev Doug and Mona Petro, Board President

From left to right:
Rev Fayann -Associate Minister, Laura Noyes -Board Treasurer
Mona Petro -Board President, Gloria Hastings -Board Treasurer
and Shannon LeBrun -Member-at-Large
(Missing are Phaedra Roberts-Board Vice President and David Nazar-Member-at-Large)